Hurrah! After a couple of quiet weeks we’ve been far more active this week.
Mark Cortaville got us kicked off by doing the third Heddington 5k of the summer on Tuesday. All 3 of his times were around the 20:30 area. Fantastic consistency.
We then had 14 members at the Hilly Helmet Challenge on Wednesday. A 4ish mile run in aid of Brain Tumour Support where club colours are discouraged but wearing a helmet is mandatory. They range from bicycle helmets to full on spartan helmets and everything inbetween.
On Thursday we went for a new away run, trying out the Hazelbury Hurrah! course. All agreed it was a brilliant course and we’re nearly sold out so if you’ve been considering it then you’d better sign up soon. Or Dave could always use more volunteers.
At the weekend we had 5 runners racing at the Hullavington 10k.
And finally Rachel Lightfoot’s children enjoyed the Colour Run in Bath. Always good to see the future generations of CRC getting started.
Well I’ve trawled through Facebook and Strava and all I can find is Alison doing a Parkrun in Ireland. Extremely quiet week.
Lots of people doing long training runs in the cooler weather.
We did also have our second session with coach Brian from Swindon which was well received again.
For numerous reasons, it was an extremely quiet week on the CRC racing front with just two members racing.
We did have a CRC on tour as Kathryn Roynon did the Trail des Baignassoutes on Ile d’Oléron in France
Jo Gill ran the Forest of Dean Trail Marathon.
We did however attract a large number of runners to our ever popular Castle Combe Away Run.
We’ve got a lot going on in August culminating in our new race; the Hazelbury Hurrah! If you’re available then get signed up to help or race.
Thu 2nd – Castle Combe Away Run. Parking is plentiful here but we still encourage car sharing as it’s good to share. Post drink venue TBC. Should be nicer than when this photo was taken at Christmas.
Tue 7th – Hilly Helmet Recce Away Run. There will be regular club sessions on this evening.
Wed 15th – Hilly Helmet Challenge, Club Championship Race. You must wear a helmet and club kit is not a requirement, Dave Mackie ran in full pith gear last year.
Tue 21st – Kingsdown Away Run, meet at the golf club.
Sun 26th – Malmesbury 10K, Club Championship Race
Fri 31st – Inaugural Hazelbury Hurrah! from CRC. Run, Volunteer, Support.
Further details can be found on our website
It’s been a relatively quiet week on the racing front for Corsham Running Club.
We had 5 members (I think) at the 3rd Lacock Relays
Moving away from running, Richard Biggs, Alison Collins and Rachael Dark (and husband) did the 100 mile Prudential ride London cycle race.
And Carl Zalek ran the 145 mile Kennet and Avon Canal Race from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington in a time of 39 hours and 19 minutes.
Well there really is only one place to start our review this week – With the 56 (fifty-six) runners we had at the Chippenham River Run. We made up nearly a quarter of the total runners. And we also had 9 children in the fun run.
Special mention for Jamie McBrien and Marie Vinolo-Young who won their age groups.
We had 3 runners at the Bath Running Festival Trail Marathon, extremely tough route, in extremely uncomfortable conditions.
Laura Di Pisa also spent her Sunday morning doing a hot and hilly race at the Colerne Under the Posts 5 miler.
And finally congratulations to Teddy the wonderdog who dragged his 4 favourite human runners round the Bowerhill Bomber 5k route to earn himself the 1st dog trophy.
Corsham Running Club are delighted to announce that entries to our new event, the Hazelbury Hurrah! are now open. The race features 6 miles of off-road evening running taking in a great route around Hazelbury Manor and Box Valley. With beautiful views and a pie and a beer for all finishers, who could ask for more?
Entries are available via EntryCentral and we look forward to seeing you there.
More details are available on our website and our Facebook page. Please like our Facebook page and share the event amongst your friends.