Weekly Review – Week Ending 18th August

After a couple of fallow weeks we’ve been back racing again this week.

The big event of course was the 3rd Hilly Helmet Challenge (and congratulations to Jane Tunnicliffe and Dave Mackie on their hat-trick badge). There were 20 representatives from Corsham in attendance in a variety of helmets. John Wilmott led the way in 30:01 (close but not quite).

It was a great night for Brain Tumour Support as there was an estimated £4,000 raised.

The evening before Dave Mackie had been our sole representative at the final Heddington 5k of the summer and unlike John at the Hilly Helmet, Dave managed to get 1 second the right side as he finished in 19:59.

Dave did the Coppett Hill fell race on Saturday where he was joined by Susan, Annika Davidson and Susan’s brother Keith.

And on Sunday Dave did a 4th race of the week* at the black Mountains Fell Race, this time with Debra Kearsey (the metronome runner) and Andrew Wood.

Correction: This was merely a recce, the actual race is 21st September. Entries are still open if anyone wants to join them.

*No wonder he didn’t join the 32 mile Cotswold Way run overnight on Friday.

Jo Gill was spotted doing the two tunnels marathon in Bath by Alison Graham, Stewart Unsworth, Becky Townsend, Helen Ashworth and John Ashworth who were all marshalling.

And of course, we’ve still got the parkrun championship races, this week with 4 at Chippenham, 1 at Kingsway (Gloucestershire), 2 at Southwick Country Park, 4 at Melksham, 1 at Cirencester, 1 at Bath Skyline and the chief (Biggsy) wins the exotic parkrun this week with an attendance at Haverfordwest in Wales.

Remember there are 2 more Saturdays in August to do a parkrun (or improve your time) to count for the club championship. Please remember to check the Member Results to ensure I’ve got your parkrun result.

And finally, Dave Mackie’s undoubted ability to predict the weather was in evidence again as between the torrential rain of Wednesday and the even worse conditions on Friday, we had our Bowood away run in glorious sunshine on the Thursday.