Elton John once sang that Saturday Night’s alright for Fighting, but if you ask our runners then Saturday afternoon is a great time for a 10K race. We had 14 members taking part in the Westonbirt Arboretum 100th anniversary run. Leading the way was Dave Townsend who got a PB with a first ever time under 45 minutes. Also gaining a PB was Danny Parker, who’s not too far from the 45 minute barrier himself. Kathryn Roynon’s children took part in the fun run, with one winning his age category and the other being 2nd.
Mark Cortaville was at the Bristol Half Marathon this weekend and while it gets derided as a dull route (out and back along the Portway), it’s definitely a flat course as Mark got a PB. And unlike Mark’s normal races, I’ve got a photo to attach here as one of his friends took a photo of him.
We had 6 runners doing varying distances at the Purbeck Running Festival in Swanage. We had 1 person doing the 10K, 2 people doing the marathon and 3 people doing the 16 miles. The 16 miles was one of those charming ones where the prescribed distance did not quite match the actual distance, being much closer to 17 miles. Looking at the times, it doesn’t appear to be a PB course at any distance but the weather was fantastic for a run around the seaside and the mayor was an ex-resident of Corsham so some great photo opportunities.