Weekly Review – Week Ending 26th May

Only a few races this week but some impressive performances from our CRC athletes.

Mark Cortaville set himself a new 10K PB again. This time at Dauntsey where he ran it in 41:07

Tuesday 21st saw the first of the hugely popular Lacock Relays. There were a number of runners there from Corsham, and Dave Mackie was in the second place team (of 39) and Max Luff was in the 3rd placed team.

Our beginners are on their second week and have been doing hills and lampposts, fantastic progression already.

Thursday saw us continuing our away run programme with a choice of routes from Bradford-on-Avon train station.

Dave Mackie has been on an adventure, spending a few days on the Isle of Jura, just off the west coast of Scotland. His adventure culminated in the Isle of Jura Fell Race. The race was around 15 miles but contains over 7,000 feet of climbing. He was treated to some spectacular views for his efforts and finished in just under 6 hours.

And Carl Zalek took on the Grand Union Canal Race, a monster 145 mile ‘run’ from Birmingham to London following the Grand Union Canal, so far less elevation than Jura. Finishing in just over 35 hours, it was a 4 hour PB on the KACR from last year and exactly 10 hours after the winner. Rumour has it, he even ran up Mount Sainsbury’s, a short hill 143 miles into the race.