Weekly Review – Week Ending 2nd June

It’s been a festival of running as some of our members took the opportunity to attend RunFestRun at Bowood House.

After some trouble in the build-up, the RunFestRun weekend itself arrived and by all accounts everyone had a great time as there were running speakers, live music and celebrity spotting* in a festival atmosphere.

*Chris Evans, Vassos Alexander, Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram, Colin Jackson.

Marie Vinolo-Young, Lucy Bright, Lauren Edward’s and Jo Gill certainly took on the running part as they did the Sunset Shuffle 5k on the Friday night, the Half marathon and 5K races on the Saturday and rounded off the weekend with Steve Cram’s Big Bug run 5K to collect pollen on the Sunday.

Also in attendance and doing some of the runs were Dave and Sue Mackie, Natalie Inman (and children), Jill Murphy (and child), Joanne Spry, Rob Bennett, Jan Forsyth (and child), Julian Thornhill and Joanne Hussey (and child).

In other running news, Caroline Cozier ran the Hogweed Trot 10K on Monday evening in a little over 56 minutes.

And I upset Richard Biggs by informing him that he hadn’t got a Half Marathon PB at Poole on Sunday as he thought. He still had a fantastic time though of 1:46:24.

And finally, I’d like to wish myself a happy anniversary as I’ve now been doing this Weekly Review for a year.

I started it as a way to keep the website active and a small record of what people in the club were up to.

In all honesty I thought I’d have given up long before now, but it is a real labour of love each week to trawl through Facebook and Strava and see what you’ve all been up to.

A big congratulations to each and every one of you too, whether you’re smashing PBs, running further all the time or happy to run a few miles a week for fun, it’s brilliant to see you all enjoying running.