Weekly Review – Week Ending 15th December

It’s been another quiet week of races for the club, with 5 people attending 2 races.

First up was the Skirrid Mountain Fell Race which attracted Andrew Wood and Annika Davidson. This race looks like a classic fell race when you view the map. You start at the bottom of a mountain, run straight up to the peak and then immediately turn around and after 3.6 miles you’re back where you started. With a low entry fee of £5, the race could be said to be as cheap as chips and that’s what you get for competing along with a bear! Not a spelling mistake.

After last weeks Weston Christmas Cracker, Richard Biggs and Charlie Berry are well and truly in the Christmas spirit by joining Lois Norcott at the Westonbirt House Christmas 10K. There was a PB and maybe a first sub-50 for Charlie, it was definitely his first sub-50 since joining us and it wasn’t even close with a 48:49. Richard also managed a sub-50. Lois finished behind the other 2 but I can only assume that is because she did 10 times the elevation of everyone else in the race.

This week did also see our latest full moon run, this time from the White Hart in Ford for some new trails. With Thursday blighted by torrential rain for the majority of the day 13 people braved the wilds of North Wiltshire where there was ample opportunity to get the trainers muddy and then wash them again numerous times. 5 people took on the full 6 mile route led by David Mackie and 8 people followed Susan Mackie for a 4.5 mile jaunt. And of course as it was led by David Mackie, it actually stayed dry for the run!