Weekly Review – Week Ending 16th September

After the half marathons of last week, our members have mixed it up a bit this week.

We had 4 members at the Purbeck Running Festival with Richard Biggs, Dave Mackie and Susan Mackie doing the marathon distance and Debra Kearsey doing the 16 mile option.

After a years absence, the Foxtrot 5 returned to the race calendar. A 5 mile run starting and finishing in Broughton Gifford that we do for our For Fox Sake summer away run. Representing Corsham were Max and Michael Luff and John Voyez.

Andrew Wood has done his last big race of the summer. He did the Ring of Steall Skyrace. A near 18 mile race in the same mountainous area as Ben Nevis which took 7 hours as it had roughly 8,000 feet of climbing.

Renata McGrath did the 10K Portishead Coast Path and set a PB.


And finally Lucy Bright did the Midsomer Norton Sprint Triathlon, a 400 metre swim, a 21km cycle and a 5km run.

Well done all and don’t forget to write your article for the newsletter.

Weekly Review – Week Ending 9th September

It’s been Half Marathon week here at Corsham Running Club with 31 members at 4 different half marathons.

We had 20 runners at Chippenham Half Marathon as well as a good number of supporters.

There were notable performances and PBs from David Warren (1:21:04 and M40 winner), James Lye (1:32:29) and Marie Vinolo-Young (1:40:02) as well as John Hillman, Richard Prosser and Aimee Gott who were all doing their first half marathon.

We had 7 members at Swindon Half Marathon where Alan Rex Kember got a 1:33:52 PB and was 2nd M60.

Helen Wilkinson took on Mo Farah at the Great North Run but he held her off for his 5th win but it was still a great race for Helen.

And we had 3 members at the Crafty Fox Half(ish) Marathon which was apparently brutal.

Andrew Wood did the Rat Race Coast to Coast event. 105 miles of Running, Cycling and Kayaking over 2 days in Scotland.

And finally we sadly had our last summer away run, from the Quarryman’s Arms in Box. A 5-7 mile loop enjoyed by all with a drink or a meal enjoyed by most on completion.

But don’t worry, if you have a headtorch and trail shoes then the Full Moon runs start in a couple of weeks from the Neston Inn.

And don’t forget, if you did race this weekend or any event over the summer then write a few words for the newsletter and send it over (with pictures if you have any) to

Club Run Tuesday 4th September – Updated Start Time

Tomorrow evening sees the final EA Club Run session with coach Bryan Clinton giving some final tips and no doubt a challenging but enjoyable training session! Sincerest apologies for the late notice but in consultation with Bryan, due to it getting darker sooner, we’ve decided to start a little earlier at 6:45pm instead of 7pm (meet from 6:30pm for announcements). It’s only 15 minutes but this will allow us a bit more valuable time as the lighting around the park is scarce and it won’t be dark enough for head torches to be of any real use. I hope this doesn’t inconvenience too many of you as this would be when we’d normally congregate in preparation for announcements. Don’t worry if you’re going to be a few minutes late, but please try to be as close to 6:45pm as possible! If you have any concerns please drop me a line to

As a reminder, this Club Run session replaces the group sessions for A, B and C. Three Mile Group will run as usual.

Hope to see many of you tomorrow evening.

September at CRC

We’ve got a few things happening this month

Tue 4th – Third and Final session with our Run England coach Bryon Clinton.

Wed 5th – Return of One Mile Club, 6:15pm.

Thu 6th – Quarryman’s Arms Away Run. Our final away run of the summer. We start 15 minutes earlier and parking is restricted, DO NOT park at the pub. Meet at Springfield at 6:25 to car share, 6:35 at Quarryman’s for announcements and 6:45 to start running.

Sun 9th – Swindon Half Marathon or Chippenham Half Marathon, Club Championship Event.

Tue 25th – Neston Full Moon Run. With summer over we revert to running at the full moon. This is the best one if you’d like to see what they’re about as it won’t be as muddy or as dark as the majority of our other full moon runs.

Sun 30th – Devizes 10K, Club Championship Event

Further details can be found on our website

Away Runs

Club Championship

Training Schedule

Weekly Review – Week Ending 2nd September

We’ve had a few things going on this week and the obvious place to start is with the first running of the Hazelbury Hurrah!

A fantastic evening where Dave Mackie and the team pulled off what will hopefully be a mainstay in our calendar for many years to come. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive highlighting the fantastic route, the superb organisation and marshalls and of course the goody bag of proper pork pie, a beer and a donut.

A huge thank you to everyone involved whether racing or supporting.

And a big congratulations to Marie Vinolo-Young for being our first ladies winner and the new course record holder.

Away from our own race, we also had 9 members running at the Lacock Relay handicap race. If you’ve done a relay previously in the summer, they stagger your start time so that everyone finishes in a mass finish. It obviously works as all but 1 person finished within 3 minutes. Again, Marie’s improvement over the summer was on display as she came fourth.

Daniel Parker and Andrew Wood were in North Wales to take on Mount Snowdon at Man vs. Mountain. 22 miles which includes some abseiling, swimming, climbing and a touch of running.

Diane Aldridge and Debra Kearsey did a more standard run at the Chedworth Roman Trail Race.

We also had 2 runners abroad. Jamie McBrien did the North Shore Half Marathon in Auckland, New Zealand coming 6th and first CRC runner.

And a little closer to home, Damian Hall did the Ultra Trial Mont Blanc for a fourth time. Out of over 2,500 competitors and after missing out on the top 10 in the last 20 miles last year, he finished this year in 5th with a solid run and always smiling. He’s taking a year off next year so I’m sure we’ll see him at the Hazelbury Hurrah!

Club Run – Final Session

This coming Tuesday 4th September sees the last of our 3 sessions from the EA Club Run initiative and coach Bryan Clinton. These sessions have been incredibly well received by those members that have attended them, seeing them push themselves and further their confidence in their running.

If you haven’t been to one of the previous sessions, don’t worry, just come along Tuesday and see what Bryan has in store for us. The session will again take place on the Springfield Park and running track although we need to be mindful of the fading light in the evening now as there is limited lighting.

We hope to see many of you there!

Please note, there will be no normal group A, B or C sessions this evening. The exception is the 3 Mile Group which will run as usual.