A slightly quieter week than the excitement of last week, but you’ll never stop CRC from running.
Dave Mackie and Annika Davidson travelled to Wales for the Pen Cerrig Calch Fell Race. A traditional straight up and down fell event. Starting at around 250 metres, you climb Pen Cerrig at 701 metres and then turn round and straight back down. It’s only around 3.3 miles but it’s a leg burner the whole way and it looks like they enjoyed it.
Jane Clarke, Carol Johnson and Jan Forsyth travelled to the Dorset coast for the Lulworth Cove half marathon, an extremely lumpy half marathon so definitely not a PB course but still enjoyable.
Not content with racing on the Saturday, Annika did a double weekend with the Bowood 10K. She had hoped to break 50 minutes and narrowly missed out by 21 seconds. Fully understandable after the fell race the day before. Looking forward to seeing her smash 50 in the next 10K.
Dave Aplin moved from half marathon supporter last weekend to half marathon runner this weekend at the Forest of Dean Spring Trail and Julian Thornhill joined him for back to back half marathon weekends. Apparently, it wasn’t a flat course.
It’s a busy time of year for half marathons as warm ups for the London marathon and rounding off our half marathon runners for this weekend is Jim Pearson who ran in London at the London Landmarks Half Marathon. He came 666th in his age category, a devilishly good run.
I’ve saved the Eastleigh 10k for last as I had to prepare my PB klaxon! Well done to Stewart Unsworth who knocked 94 seconds from his time and if my maths is correct, went sub-45 for the first time with a chip time of 43:33. His recent speed work training is evidentally paying off. Well done Stewart, although next time put a photo on Facebook I can steal.
Of course, running isn’t always about racing and we’ve had two more events this week to remind us to just enjoy our running. We had the full moon run starting from the Northey Arms in Box and then returned to the Northey Arms for our breakfast run, 5 or 6 miles followed by a cooked breakfast, a great finish to any run.
Thank you to Ciaran for organising.
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