Weekly Review – Week Ending 5th January

It’s a relatively slow start to the year so far for races, although it seems a good number of our runners have taken the opportunity to recce the Slaughterford 9 course.

Jo Motto ran the Tadworth Ten. A 10 mile, fairly hilly event starting at Epsom Downs racecourse. It was Jo’s second time at this event and she was 7 minutes quicker this year.

The only other racer was Dave Townsend who took part in the Kelston 10K, although he says that it is closer to 11K and as a trail race with 800 foot of ascent, it’s definitely not a PB course, but Dave did manage a course PB.

New Year’s Day saw many of our members gathering at the Smallgrain Picnic Area near Cherhill for a 10km or 3km route to blow away the cobwebs and start the year off properly. Thanks to Andrew Wood and Jane Clarke for organising.

New Year’s Day is also a day when traditionally, many runners do a double parkrun. Local parkruns will stagger their start times to enable this and we had at least 8 of our members taking the opportunity. Special mention should go to Vicky Henderson who was first lady in both of hers (not that parkrun is a race) and also to Ed Harper and Max Luff, both of whom had their second parkrun as their 100th overall.