AGM Captain’s Report (Review of 2019) and Awards

This is the Captain’s Report from the AGM last week and our award nominations. Although be warned, I was timed at 28.5 minutes to read it out.

Opening Remarks


Whoever got the longest time in the sweepstake for how long I’ll talk, I fancy your chances. For those for whom this is their first AGM, you’re in for a treat and you’re about to find out why I was called ‘Statto’ when I was at school. Hopefully, it isn’t as bad as it sounds!


We’ll start with an interactive part, every year I say I’ll start researching this earlier and make notes throughout the year rather than leaving it all until the last minute so by a show of hands, who thinks I started this straight after the last AGM – At some point last year – I’ve definitely been working on this since the start of 2020 – The bulk of the work was done Monday to Wednesday this week. I am both upset that you had so little faith in me and also impressed that so many of you got it right!


So, since Monday I’ve been trawling through Facebook and reading the excellent Weekly Reviews which were a Godsend although I’ve noticed some shocking use of grammar and even an incorrect form of their at one point! The Editor’s job is available.
We’ve had around 1,000 racers in 253 different Events, ranging from 1.5m to 145M and from 15 minutes to 35 hours! We’ve been up and down hills, we’ve run flat and fast, we’ve run around an athletics track for 24 hours, we’ve done obstacle courses and triathlons, we’ve done night races and we’ve run in cold races and extremely hot races. We’ve come 1st, we’ve come 32,586th, We’ve run in Santa costumes, tutus, snazzy pink gloves, penguin costumes and various helmets but most of all we’ve run for the love of running.

 

Notable Performances


I’ll start with our Beginners who seemed to be record breakers, taking on Biggsy Hill in only week 4 and many completed a 5K long before week 10 including some doing the River Run.


We had a couple more Bryan Clinton sessions and we now have 3 coaches of our own.
We again had a transition month encouraging runners to try the next group up and making the sessions a little friendlier, it’s great to see so many people give it a go and to stick with it even after October.


We ran a 45- or 50-minute training group for 10K, most of them achieved their target or got extremely close at Spring Calne Clock Change with 13 people getting a PB.


In November we had our Anniversary Waltz – Dave Mackie organised it superbly and he counted 54 different people across the day and I suspect One Mile Club provided similar numbers for the final mile through Corsham Court. 7 people did all 22.6 miles of which 6 also did the OMC mile. Luke Davies had previously only run 18 miles and Katharine Burrett had only done 14 miles before. It was a terrific sight in Biddestone when we came round the corner and saw the massed hordes of CRC. There was also some poignancy to the day as Dave read a piece of poetry at each of the war memorials written by a soldier during the 1st World War or the Boer War


Stewart impressed at the Grim Reaper, a race to do 10 laps of 10 miles in 25 hours, having done a lapped race myself, I know it has some advantages and disadvantages. He knew after 5 loops that he wouldn’t have the time to finish the other 5 but he carried on regardless because he wanted to top the CRC Strava leaderboard for the week and Jon Morrell had bet a pint that he wouldn’t do more than 7 laps. It’s amazing what a northerner will do for a pint.


Some people find running easier than others so it’s great to see so many people joining Brian and Wendy regularly in our 3 mile group, it’s great to have this group that is just about the running and Mavis Rose is a regular and ran her first 10k this year at Race For Life and ran it all.


It is a little depressing going back through the summer photos from our excellent away run calendar including some new routes. I mentioned last year that Dave Mackie was probably a weather God and the evidence is stacking up again as we enjoyed an almost perfect summer and full moon calendar. For instance Bowood was sandwiched between 2 of the wettest August days on record. While Dave organises most of our away runs we should also thank Chris Hutton for introducing us to Yatton Keynell, Stewart Unsworth brought us Bremhill where 4 people took on his extra hill challenge at the end and looking at Strava I equalled Simon Nott’s best time and John Hible and Dave Mackie were far ahead of me. Natalie Inman organised the For Fox Sake, making sure we had the hall and enough prosecco and cake for us and our friends from other clubs.
We also ran the Summer Solstice again in perfect conditions and we had 26+4 dogs for the 4:30am start to Little Solsbury Hill and 12+1 dog for the sunset from Oliver’s Castle above Heddington. And despite the better time the Winter Morning Solstice was a slightly smaller group of 7+Teddy the super dog.


The summer also brings a variety of team events. We again had 3 teams at Endure 24, including a couple of outsiders and I tried to balance the teams up to give us a bit of inter club competition. I did a good job as we all completed 32 laps and finished together as 18 runners (+3 kids) with little waiting around and we came in the top 5th of large mixed teams. One new addition to the event this year was a large screen so you could see the runners approaching down the final straight to transition area and it would also flash up their name from the ankle tag crossing a mat. It worked great but during the night, you had to keep your eye out for the name as for most people you couldn’t tell who it was. I however was quite lucky as I was following Wendy Scotford and anyone who’s run with her knows she has bright yellow socks and they really showed up on the screen.


We had 7 teams at the Avon Valley Relay in oppressive temperatures, our ladies team of Laura, Marie, Michaela and Annika came 2nd and were the fastest ever Corsham ladies team. All teams were named after films and I’m sure nobody got their favourite film. Thanks to Sue Mackie for organising the teams.


We had 3 teams at CWR and could easily have had 4 again as we had so many volunteers. It was the 2nd year in a row battling 30c temperatures and thankfully we heeded the advice on water and slowing down, in fact Dan was the only person to get a top 10 Corsham time and he did leg 1 before it got too hot. Unfortunately now everyone was as sensible and Tammy and Jane helped a runner at the end of leg 10 and he also stole the Morrell children’s sweets. It was great to see Lauren was given a time credit for assisting a runner who had taken a tumble. We had 2 runners born in the 1950s and there were 2 others left on the reserve list and we also had our first CWR runner born in a year beginning with 2!


We had a clean sweep at the Mob Match – Laura Midwinter was first lady, Chris Hutton was first man, and Christine Bott was very excited to pick up our team trophy which has basically been ours since 2013 except for the men of 2015 letting us down when it went to Chippenham.


It’s great to inspire other runners and Natalie shared the words of her son Dexter who did the children’s event at the River Run – I love being part of the running club because people were cheering and cheering and cheering me in and I could hear them shouting my name and it made me feel part of a big family as I finished the race.


While training can help you get faster, just wearing a CRC vest can do it too and Jane’s vest has been helping Laura to some excellent times and my vest has definitely assisted John Wilmott, if only we could go as quick when wearing them ourselves. It’s also worth noting that Stuart Henderson had his fastest time at Bromham Pudding Run since 2014, obviously returning to CRC was the key.


Laura took Marie to her homeland of Barrow for the Abbey Ascent. A lapped race of around 5k, both had the desire to complete a first ultra which would be 9 laps. They ended up with 10 laps for 31.5 miles and a Corsham 1-2 as they left all of the other ladies behind in a strong field as 4 of first 6 places were ladies.


Chris Hunt at the Gloucester 24-hour track race. Yes, that is as bad as it sounds, 24 hours around a 400-metre track and in Gloucester! The track has history though as in 1982, it was the home of the 24-hour world record and what is still the current British record of 170.974 miles (274.48 km). Chris wasn’t aiming for a record though, his plan was to get to 100 miles, something he’s tried previously but not quite achieved. 100 miles would be 402.25 laps and Chris’ tactic was to just keep moving and never to sit down. After 23 hours and 6 minutes, Chris decided not to go any further having managed 405 laps! An extra 2.75 laps just to make sure and an official distance of 100.66 miles/162km.


A lot of planning goes into our schedule but sometimes you just have to do things at the last minute so we were all massively impressed when the rain put paid to laying a hash trail for our Christmas Lights run and instead Jane Clarke organised an extensive Treasure Hunt around Corsham. It was a great event and hopefully something she’ll consider again.


Jon Morrell came 4th at Lacock Relay Handicap. Dave Mackie was actually faster but finished 44th, although both finished higher than their starting position. It’s great to have a handicap race as you try to keep the faster people behind you and catch the others ahead of you.


We had 3 runners at Bath Half who all finished under 1:20 and came in the top 1% of all runners Damian Hall, Jamie McBrien and Craig Rumble. As well as them we had 21 of our runners set a PB there and Matt Wills ran as a Minion in under 10 m/m!


The last 2 races mentioned Jon Morrell and Craig Rumble and they’re both getting another mention for going under 3 hours at Manchester Marathon.


Sometimes if you want to win a race, you just need to find the right event and for some that was the Bath Beat – Officially a walking event that allows runners and has various distances. Richard Biggs won the 12M, Becky Townsend Helen Ashworth and John Ashworth won the 17.5M and Chris Hunt broke 2 ribs, but he still continued to run/walk including a 44:43 at Steeple Ashton 5 days later and a half marathon a week after that.


I hear numerous stories of pacers not doing their job properly so we should be proud that at the Corsham 10K every single pacer came in under their allotted time, 6 within 8 seconds and the other was 22 seconds fast. I slow down for last K and when I looked at the results I counted about 50 people overtake me so it’s good to know that we provide a target and that we can be trusted. Also the 10K and 2K won an award from Corsham Town Council ‘For their dedication in organising an event which is a credit to Corsham and a positive contribution to the community.’


We topped and tailed the Ham and Lyme 50K with David Warren (who gets a mention as he was representing us in this race) coming joint first and Julian Thornhill coming joint 199th although he ran the last 27 miles or nearly 90% of the entire race on a twisted ankle.


And a few little things to finish up the notable performances-
Jo Gill did 3 marathons across 4 weekends in April, all within 8 minutes of each other and all under 4 hours.


Marie has done two obstacle courses this year including a mammoth 20 mile one with 200 obstacles, one every 161 metres.


Caroline Cozier did a whole 4 day running festival in Cape Wrath, north west Scotland. Definitely something she recommends.


Jane Tunnicliffe did her first half marathon for 4 years at Forest of Dean.


At the Run with no Witty Name it was a First Ultra for Becky Townsend, Helen Ashworth and John Ashworth and it was horrendous running conditions.


The Corsham Cycling Club which has a crossover with a number of our runners battered the dragon by cycling 184 miles across Wales from Caernarfon to Chepstow.


And David Mackie ran 50 races in 2019, I suspect that Susan wasn’t far behind him on number of races either.

 

Winners


We had 32 winners from 18 different people in a mix of overall, ladies and age category and a further 37 podium spots, of which 11 were different so a total 29 different people on podiums.


Laura Midwinter led the way with 8 wins and 5 more podium places, including a 3 race weekend at Tri Island Summer Saunter. The summer part was a misnomer as it was wet and windy all 3 days but she came first lady on the Friday, second lady on the Saturday and first overall on the Sunday.


On 13th October she won AVR Half, week after she was 1st at Abbey Ascent, week after that she was 1st age category Calne Clock Change, another week after that she was 1st Age Category Over the Hills, and then in the 5th week she was 1st lady at Dark River 5M. We had to get her to organise the Anniversary Waltz party to give her mantelpiece a rest.


CRC had 3 Trophies at Avebury 8 for M40 Craig Rumble, F50 Debra Kearsey and M60 Stephen Hible.


We had the First Ladies Team (Laura, Vicky and Marie) at Bromham.


The Mackies both won age category at Conkwell 8, which includes the old Conkwell Killer hill from the Dundas Aqueduct on the canal.


I won’t read our winners list tonight but it will be posted on our website at some point.
Winners – Helen Ashworth, John Ashworth, Richard Biggs, Jo Gill, Alison Graham, Damian Hall, Vicky Henderson, John Hible, Stephen Hible, Ade Hurren, Debra Kearsey, David Mackie, Susan Mackie, Laura Midwinter, Craig Rumble, Becky Townsend, Marie Vinolo-Young, David Warren


Podium – Peter Allen, Mark Cortaville, Annika Davidson, Tom Frost, Dan Harman, Chris Hutton, Craig Rumble, Christopher Sapiano, Dave Townsend, Jane Tunnicliffe, John Wilmott

 

Big Numbers


We had 30 at Slaughterford 9, 35 at Bath Half, 26 at Spring Clock Change, 64 of the Corsham 2K were from OMC or are children of members including the winner, an 11 year old running 5:45 pace, 49 of Corsham 10K were us (including 7 pacers), 31 at Mob Match, 30 at CWR, 28 at AVR, 48 at Chippenham River Run, 31 for Chippenham parkrun beginner’s graduation, 20 at Hilly Helmet.

 

PBs


We had 75 people setting 161 PBs in 2019, some by as little as 4 seconds, some by as much as 4 hours! Bath Half was our most prolific with 20 PBs. At the Wiltshire 10, 14 of our 16 runners set a PB and I have suspicions about the other 2 as well.

Never forget that your first race at a distance is a PB.

I’m not going to read out the list of 75 people but it will be in the annexes to the AGM and it’s always available on the member’s results on the website. Leading the PB charts – Katharine Burrett, Kathryn Roynon, Chris Hunt – 6, Susan Mackie – 7, Mark Cortaville – 8, Lois Norcott – 9


Neil Andrassy, Angela Aplin, Dave Aplin, Brian Atkins, Sally Ball, Charlie Berry, Richard Biggs, Christine Bott, Lucy Bright, Lynda Brown, Katharine Burrett, Graham Byrne, Mark Cain, Christina Charleston, Jane Clarke, Paula Clarke, Chris Cooke, Mark Cortaville, Caroline Cozier, Jo Crossman, Michaela Curtis, Rachael Dark, Annika Davidson, Luke Davies, Laura Di Pisa, Lauren Edwards, Rebecca Edwards, Heather Farragher, Adrian Finch, Mark Forsyth, Tom Frost, Alison Graham, Hannah Graham, Jake Gregory, Jane Hanson, Dan Harman, Vicky Henderson, John Hible, Chris Hunt, Ade Hurren, Jo Hussey, Natalie Inman, Alison King, Mike Lang, Rachel Lightfoot, David Mackie, Susan Mackie, Simon Marsh, Nick Maryon, Renata McGrath, Laura Midwinter, Richard Moore, Jonathan Morrell, Lois Norcott, Daniel Parker, James Pearson, Katie Rawlings, Kathryn Roynon, Craig Rumble, Laura Rumble, Christopher Sapiano, James Shaw, Oscar Stringer, Darren Thorley, Becky Townsend, David Townsend, Jane Tunnicliffe, Adam Turner, Stewart Unsworth, Marie Vinolo-Young, Timothy Wilen, John Wilmott, Andrew Wood, Carl Zalek, Tammy Zalek

 

CRC On Tour


Italy, Denmark (for a parkrun on the way home from holiday), China, Greece, France, Isle of Lundy, Isle of Jura, Germany (so Jane could be first in her age category at a tiny parkrun), Spain, Netherlands and New Zealand.


It is always good to wear a Corsham Running Top as at the Purbeck running festival the mayor introduced himself to our runners as he was an ex-resident of Corsham.

 

Stories


I mentioned the Anniversary Waltz earlier and said about Katharine Burrett running nearly 10 miles further than ever before, it still didn’t stop there as she was dancing in heels at the evening’s entertainment, where we also had Dave channelling Biggsy and his trademark bobble hat to read some words from the chairman and also the huge CRC Balloons which may still be in the back of Jane’s car.


A number of our members attended RunFestRun at Bowood. It had a bit of a tricky build-up but the event itself was well received and those that went seemed to think it was great. There was some celebrity spotting going on and Chris Evans, Paula Radcliffe and Vassos Alexander can all count themselves lucky at meeting CRC.


At the Brown’s Folly away run, Group C ran more miles than anyone else as Susan Mackie took then on a Magical Mystery Tour and ended up running 6.5 miles.


Leading isn’t just about knowing the routes and there was a great post by Natalie extolling the benefits of leading and encouraging people to consider it. Sara would definitely appreciate some new leaders after telling Natalie one evening that it was the furthest she’d run in ages and Natalie telling her “Shut up, You Love it!”


After AVR a number of our runners attended the Pig and Jig at the Quarryman’s including Paul Scotford taking Wendy for their Silver Wedding Anniversary! Still, if the pictures at Christmas are anything to go by, a new pair of running shoes are a girl’s best friend!


We also traditionally go out after the CWR to the results evening and to have a few drinks and a Schwartz burger. After announcing the results Jane Tunnicliffe announced that we must have been 4th in every category, I should probably check it. It was good that we moved on to the results evening as being the classy club we are, some of us were stood at the finish line in the centre of Bath, drinking from cans of Stella.


It has been said before that CRC are a food and drink club that likes a spot of running. This would explain why 15 people jumped at the chance to have a short run around Holt followed by a tour of the Box Steam Brewery who support our 10K and Hazelbury Hurrah! events. Organised by David Mackie, the event went down well although not as well as the taster samples.


And while we’re on alcohol, Christopher Siggery had the best goody bag I’ve seen at the Dramathon in Scotland, after 26.2 miles the goody bag contained a small bottle of Whisky from each of the 8 distilleries he ran around.


The Mackies recommend the Seaview 17, it might actually be 21 miles but the food spread was unmatched by any race except maybe the Toby Haynes pork pies at Hazelbury Hurrah!


And it’s worth noting what Danny Parker shared with us A banana is 105 calories, a Prosecco is only 80. It was on a picture on Facebook so I’m choosing to take it as verifiable fact!


I think we’re all pleased that Laura joined us and we’ve been able to bask in her glories, but we’re probably more pleased that she shared her Mint Rocky Road recipe with us.


And while talking about Laura’s glories it’s not surprising that Dave Townsend isn’t here tonight after telling Laura at Great Chalfield that he thought she must have won the v40 prize as the other ladies in front all looked younger.


Talking of looking younger, we often see young people at the skate park or in the bus shelter around the back of Springfield but during the magic mile, we had the most troublesome youth of all as Richard Biggs sat on the bench to keep an eye on proceedings. Hopefully he kept his abuse to a minimum.


The Marshfield Mudlark is a great event but this year it was slightly overshadowed by the promotional video Dave Bethune makes a great effort of being one of Bert and Ernie.


We’re proud to support the Hilly Helmet event, where we had repurposed cycle helmets, Viking hats, roman centurion helmets and the race raised an estimated £4,000 for Brain Tumour Support. It’s a race where shopping for the gear is more fun than the race.


It’s always worth reading race instructions and their website to ensure you don’t miss details like needing a helmet, or as I had a Canary! And we had a member miss out on a race as they didn’t take card transactions, I won’t embarrass her, but it was great that she ran with Caroline Cozier anyway who had entered previously. You also want to make sure you know your race number as Pete Allen had his on upside down at CWR, he was team 110, not 011.


And while we’re on the Cotswold Way, Dan Harman put in a phenomenal effort at the Cotswold Way Century, completing 70 miles but running and walking on one leg for the last 35 miles and only the medics stopped him in the end. And Stewart didn’t even feel guilty that he wouldn’t give him a lift at Dursley and forced him to move on. I was able to repay the favour of giving him a bacon sandwich at Tormarton as he’d done for me the year previously.

Mike Lang made it to Bath though and set a v50 record in the process. Current Score CRC 6, CWC 4. Can we keep ahead this year?


It looks like Lee Davis hopped round Over the Hills as Jane T pointed out that in all photos he was on his right foot with left leg raised, he hops faster than most of us run.


Steve Hible loves an Avebury 8 mug and will do anything for one, including continuing running on a purple tennis ball after an early trip. The week afterwards Stewart Unsworth tore up his knee tripping at the Full Monty Cute 10 mile. Thankfully, the competition for worst injury stopped there.


Considering that time and distances are technically arbitrary man-made measurements, we still get annoyed when we don’t quite do the distance in quite the right time. John Wilmott did 30:01 at Hilly Helmet, Dan Harman did 53 seconds over 3 hours at London Marathon although on the other hand Craig Gingell did 3:59:46 – perfect. Dave Mackie hit 20 minutes dead at first Heddington of the summer, but got 19:45 at the second one. Nick Maryon 4:00:20 at Abingdon.


Some numbers have more meaning than others, Jim Pearson did the London Landmarks Half Marathon and in the M50 category finished in place 666!


Race numbers can be dealt with in many different ways and some races like to give the first handful of numbers to the people who finished high the year before, so often number 1 was the previous winner. You can imagine that there was a lot of unnecessary pressure on Natalie Inman, Lois Norcott, Katharine Burrett, Laura Di Pisa and Jill Murphy at the River Run as they got numbers 1,2,3,4 and 6.


I mentioned earlier that the 10K had received a community award from Corsham Town Council and it is good to see when we do things outside of running, in the past some people have done litter picks and this year a group of runners and children helped with the gardening at Ladbrook Lane Cemetery.


I mentioned earlier that I was known as Statto and I’m sure you’ve seen by now why, but that didn’t stop Richard Biggs trying to claim a half marathon PB at Poole, but I told him my records had him going faster previously, you don’t get anything past me.


At the Giant’s Head Marathon from White Star Running, Dan Harman was only 2 minutes off an age category run. White Star are one of those great companies that don’t take running too seriously so it was hilly, it was longer than a marathon and most impressively, as the race takes in the Cerne Abbas giant the medal had a spinning willy.


Darren Thorley has done the last 3 Great South Runs, 1:15 in 2017, 1:14 in 2018, 1:13 in 2019. He should win the race in around 2047.


For a while we had to assume that John Wilmott may be a vampire as he never managed to be in photos. We did finally manage to squash that rumour at Over the Hills.


Also at Over the Hills the route got redirected over the bridge rather than through the river crossing at the bottom of Iford Manor, which Lois was particularly pleased about as she was worried it would be over her head.


If it’s not on Strava it didn’t happen is a well-known saying so it stands to reason that if it is on Strava it did happen and at Westonbirt 10K Lois did 10 times as much elevation as everyone else which is a shame as I think she would have won otherwise.

 

Closing Remarks – Jane T





Captain’s Awards and Nominations – Ladies

Annika Davidson – 18 races and 3 PBs but one of those PBs was at the Green Man Ultra, where she went from a longest ever run of 17 miles to doing 45 miles, in 30c heat and assisting the 11 hour pacer who had been unable to stand the heat. She was also a part of our successful Mob Match Team and our super speedy ladies team at AVR. She missed out on the Cotswold Way Relay due to being the only person drawn out after me!

Lauren Edwards – 11 races and 4 PBs including nearly breaking 100 minutes at Swindon Half Marathon where she was 19th lady out of 728. She was part of our teams at CWR and the Mob Match and she had an excellent block of marathon training and she was on course to absolutely smash Abingdon marathon before serious injury struck. Undeterred she signed up for Gloucester marathon and while technically it was in 2020 it’s worth saying that she did absolutely smash it and her time of 3:41:03 was our fastest ladies marathon in 19 months.

Laura Midwinter – With 27 races and 5 PBs it’s hard to believe that Laura didn’t join us until April last year. We’ve all been basking in her glow with 8 wins and 5 further podium places including an outright win, beating all the men too. She is also a team player being part of our teams at Endure 24 as a late replacement, the Mob Match, CWR, AVR and she organised the party for the Anniversary Waltz. Her Mint Rocky Road has also been hugely popular.

Lois Norcott – It’s 25 races and 9 PBs for Lois. She set a time at the Swindon Half Marathon which was exactly the same as the time she’d done at the Wiltshire 10-mile race about 18 months previously. She has got her Half Marathon time under 2 hours and I don’t think it will be too long before a sub-50 10K and sub-25 5K. She’s pushed herself out of her comfort zone joining us on Full Moon runs and when she did the Dark River 5 Miles as part of the club championship, it was her 16th club championship race of the year which is a club record.

Kathryn Roynon – 14 races and 6 PBs for Kathryn, she was part of our AVR and Mob Match teams and Kathryn in another person who feels like they’re very close to a sub-2 half marathon and a sub-25 5K. She is our link to Corsham Regis school and gets masses of them together for our Corsham 2K, including her 2 children. She had the most interesting parkrun in our August club championship events when she did one in Denmark on her way home from holiday.

Winner is Lois Norcott

 

Captain’s Awards and Nominations – Men

Charlie Berry – Only joined us in the summer but did 9 Races, set 3 PBs most impressively at Malmesbury 10K, smashed previous PB of 1:03 by finishing in just under 55 minutes and it’s now under 50 minutes with a 48:49 at Westonbirt, quarter of an hour off. Did his first Half Marathon at Swindon in under 2 hours and the Poor guy has to run with Biggs so often.

Mark Cortaville – 22 races and 8 PBs including at Reading Half Marathon where he was 42 minutes quicker than he had been in 2016 and he beat it again at Bristol. He got a 19:35 5K at Heddington, a sub 4 hour marathon. It feels like only a matter of time before he gets that sub-40 10K and sub-1:30 Half Marathon.

Jake Gregory – Another one that only joined us in the summer but he has been absolutely committed to his training and at the Autumn Calne Clock Change he was aiming to finish in under 55 minutes and he was nearly 2 minutes faster than that. He has now stepped up to become a leader and he has been injured which he hates so no doubting his running credentials there.

Andrew Wood – Did 21 races, set 2 PBs including a 19:55 5K. Often to be found either doing something involving mountains or obstacles. He was part of the team which led the 45/50 minute 10K group early in the year. He is a dedicated leader in group A always happy to try new things whether leading or running. He is consistent in his training and consistent in improving.

Winner is Andrew Wood