Weekly Review – Week Ending 9th February

Storm Ciara put paid to (at least) 3 races this weekend, the Wiltshire 10, the SMaRRT Smasher (club championship) and Pipley Mud Bath, so I thought I’d have nothing to write about this week.

Luckily those who were entered for the Pipley Mud Bath were able to swap it for the Dark Horse 10K or 5K, which was on the Saturday night before the storm hit, although it has been described as a bit windy. I’m not sure whether they were all swaps but Wendy and Paul Scotford joined Becky Townsend and Helen and John Ashworth there.

The Ashworths both managed a trail 10K PB and it was in the dark too. The event ended with a Hog Roast, beer and a fire pit so it was worth swapping.

It was definitely a good swap for Wendy as she came first in her age category at the 5K version of the Dark Horse.

It’s still possible to claim your Wiltshire 10 medal by doing a 10 mile run before the end of March, keep your eye out for group runs in the next couple of weeks to achieve this.

One of our members was sent to prison this week as Vicky Henderson ran at one of the ever growing number of prison parkruns. A great initiative.

Andrew Wood finally got his hands on his Men’s Captain Award from the AGM but more importantly, he also got his hands on a lucrative modelling contract.

Remember if you have done a run at some point and would like to write some words about it, or you have anything else running related, then send it to me along with some pictures and I’ll post it in the news section of the website as a blog like this.