Weekly Review – Week Ending 7th July

I relay must come up with some new puns as we’ve been relaying again this week.

First off though, we had a fantastic 48 runners (and numerous PBs) at the Chippenham River Run 5k, including some of the beginners who’ve not even finished their 10 weeks yet. Obviously Richard has been working them hard.

It was also a good day for children of our members with both of Rebecca Edwards’ children and both of Shelly Genery’s children taking home trophies for winning their age categories in the 2k event. Well done to all 4 of them.

Word is getting round about the Steeple Ashton 5x5x5 race run by AVR as we had 7 members at the 4th running of the summer on Thursdsy evening, including 3 of our ladies, looking to pick up some points in the club championship.

At the Ham and Lyme 50K, Corsham topped and tailed the results. David Warren (running for us) finished equal first in 4:36:10. Dan Harman was only 20 minutes behind in 7th place.

But really getting his money’s worth was Julian Thornhill who despite twisting his ankle at 4 miles, toughed out the final 27 miles and was the final finisher (equal) in a time a little over 10 hours. A great effort from all 3 of them.

Emma Kilmurray and Kirsty Hunt took part in the Race for Life at Victoria Park, Bath on Sunday morning. Their first 5K so a PB each.

And doing 5 miles on Sunday morning were Mark Cortaville and Natalie Inman at the Compton Bassett 5 miler.

And for the second consecutive Saturday we went for a Relay run. This time it was the Avon Valley Relay. A traditional baton relay of 17 miles split into 4 legs, starting at Bradford-on-avon rugby club and following the Avon Valley, mostly along the Kennet and Avon Canal to Trowbridge rugby club.

Our 28 runners all enjoyed the event in spite of the heat and a big thanks should go to Susan Mackie for organising us. With 17 ladies and 11 gents, it was a good representation of CRC.

Results aren’t available yet, but I can confidently say that our super women’s team of Laura Midwinter, Marie Vinolo-Young, Annika Davidson and Michaela Curtis were our fastest ever ladies teams.