Weekly Review – Week Ending 31st May

There have been some phenomenal achievements this week.

First up, it’s a new record Strava mileage for the club as we got to 2,004 miles. Special thanks to Becky Townsend as when I first wrote this, we were at 1,997.

A large portion of the distance was due to Chris Hunt and John Wilmott. They were both taking part in the Centurion Running One Community virtual event.

Centurion Running asked people to sign up to run a certain distance across the week in one run or as many as you liked, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50K, 50M or 100 Miles. John and Chris were both signed up for the 100 Miles. Both achieved it on the Saturday and still went out for a short run on the Sunday with Chris doing 104.2 miles (including 56 treadmill) and John 103.9.

Chris also got his daughter Sophia involved doing the 10K, which she did non-stop in 56:38, 9 minutes off her previous time and it was also a great help for the One Mile Club 1,000 mile target.

And of course, that’s the other great achievement this week. We’re still waiting on the final total but on Monday the One Mile Club achieved their 1,000 mile target running from John O’Groats to Land’s End and raising £1,680 for NHS Charities Together. It isn’t too late to SPONSOR THEM.

While the initial plan was for 50 children to run 20 miles each, we had 46 children, many of whom ran much further than that.

Laura Midwinter has been racing in Barrow again (virtually), doing the Tidal Triple Series 2020 Half Marathon in 1:46. A very warm morning for it.

Our regular Thursday evening activities continue without fail. Jane Clarke led us in our regular stretches and then at the second Scoop Inn Pub Quiz, her and husband Matt took top spot with 18 points. It was good that one couple was in sync as someone else forget that their partner was the answer to one of the questions.

Andrew Wood hosted the quiz and very kindly posted a LINK to the questions. I understand that the top score is now 22, although that only counts for pride as you can’t replicate the pressure of a live quiz.

And finally, you may have noticed that Chris Hunt was wearing one of our new Corsham tops that Vicky Henderson has been delivering this week. Reviews are in and people seem to be impressed. There are some spares so please speak to Vicky on kit@corshamrunningclub.co.uk if you’d like to see if we have any available.