Weekly Review – Week Ending 4th November

Only a few races this week and only 1 picture.

We had the second of our 3 parkrun club championship events at Southwick at the weekend. Jon Morrell leading the Corsham contingent.

It’s not in the club championship this year but the Over the Hills in Bradford-on-Avon is always popular with our members. We had 8 runners in total and Damian Hall held off 2 other runners in a tight finish to win outright.

Max Luff cycled from Brighton to London, from what I can tell it was an event and she just did it for fun. Excellent cross training.

And finally I’d like to pass on the thanks of everyone at Neston School to those that assisted with the fireworks display. We have been running a reciprocal arrangement for a few years as we marshall the fireworks and they help Marshall some of the 10k around Neston.

*Fireworks picture not from Neston. Does anyone know where it is?

Weekly Review – Week Ending 28th October

Its been a quiet week here at Corsham Running Club but we had a few racers.

Richard Biggs and Annika Davidson ran the Dorset 3 Peaks Stickler. It looked a cold one.

Congratulations to Chris Hutton who ran 18 miles at the 15 mile Exmoor Trail Fell race and still came second as the while field got lost. Andrew Wood also ran it and managed 16.5 miles, a proper value for money event

Kathryn Roynon braved the cold and rain and snow and sleet (IN OCTOBER!) at Durham parkrun but managed a PB.

And our latest Full Moon run was well attended at Bradford-on-Avon including by the full moon. We ran the 7 mile over the hills route and retired to the 3 horseshoes for a drink afterwards and to get warm.

All this talk of cold, wet weather seems like the perfect time to remind everyone to keep an eye out as we will hopefully have CRC branded hoodies (£21) and softshell jackets (£32) soon, perfect for those winter days.

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Weekly Review – Week Ending 21st October

From Club Championship to World Championship our runners have been keeping busy this weekend.

In the Club Championship, we had 7 runners at the White Horse Gallop, although I’ve only seen pictures of them walking up the really steep hill.

Well done to Pete Allen who took home the Male Vet 60 prize.

Alison Graham and Sally Ball were at Stroud Half Marathon where Alison claimed a new PB of 1:39:24.

Darren Thorley and Mark Cortaville did the Great South Run, it’s like the Great North Run but it’s in the south, is 10 miles rather than 13 and has far fewer people running it.

Richard Biggs travelled to deepest Dorset for a lumpy run along the south coast from Charmouth to Dorchester at the inaugural LDWA Doddle West, roughly a marathon in distance.

And finally, Andrew Wood was at the Obstacle Course Race World Championships in London. He’s not quite the 3k world champion but he had a great time even if it’s not quite as nice as his last two world championship trips to Canada.

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Weekly Review – Week Ending 14th October

It was a bit of a quieter week this week but we still had 20 runners braving storm Callum at the Grittleton 10K.

Congratulations to Alison Graham and Marie Vinolo-Young who won age category prizes and also set new PBs. There were also PBs for David Mackie, Kathryn Roynon, Rachel Lightfoot and Katharine Burrett.

Richard Biggs and Darren Thorley both completed a half marathon for the second weekend in a row. Darren was at the Great Eastern Run in Peterborough and Richard was in Manchester.

Well done to all our runners and if you’d like to submit a report for our website and to go into the next newsletter then please write as much or as little as you’d like and send it with photos to

Autumn newsletter is now available

The latest copy of the Corsham Running Club newsletter is now available.

Newsletter Autumn 2018

Huge thanks to Andy for taking up the reigns from Veena. This is a bumper issue but please remember that the newsletter consists primarily of contributions from you, our members. Please keep your race reports, recommendations and running tips flowing in to Andy ready for the next edition!

Please see the Club Newsletter page for the full archive of past copies.

Weekly Review- Week Ending 7th October

With 3 club championship events in 4 weekends at the moment, this fallow week is a good opportunity for our members to take it easy and they took that opportunity.

NO, of course they didn’t, they travelled the length and breadth of the country to take on a myriad of events and get their half and full marathon events done.

We’ll start at Chester where James Lye, Jon Morrell, David Aplin and Nick Maryon completed the Chester marathon. Jon paced James to a sub 3:30 PB and Dave also got a PB as it was his first marathon.

There was also a marathon in Bournemouth which Alan Rex Kember, Jo Gill, Lauren Edwards and Chris Jones completed. It was a PB for Lauren as it was her first marathon and as Stewart Unsworth was keen to point out, we think it is the fastest marathon debut for any of our members this year.

Andy Goreing was also in Bournemouth doing their half marathon, it was going extremely well up to 9 miles but then it became a struggle. He still pushed round and finished in just under 2 hours.

Dave and Susan Mackie and Daniel Parker travelled to Tisbury in Wiltshire for the 50K Run With No Witty Name. This was on the Saturday and the open Salisbury Plain is not the best place to spend a day with a large amount of rain but a great effort from all to be out there. The view from the Quarryman’s was much superior.

At Britain’s second biggest half marathon in Cardiff, Marie Vinolo-Young continued her strong run of form. After a 1:40:02 at Chippenham, she left nothing to chance and took 2:35 off that time for another stunning PB.

Also running at the Cardiff half marathon were Biggsy (with his daughter), Jan Forsyth, Mark Cortaville and Gareth Evans.

Despite all of these people being away David ‘Mr. Awesome’ Bethune was able to get a good team together so that the Marshfield Mudlark, Mudlite and Mudling could be held successfully. This was his 11th year of organising and it was by all accounts another great event.

We also had Chris Hunt and Cheryl Hurren running he Salisbury half marathon (I hear there’s a nice cathedral there with a special clock). This was event 9 of the Wiltshire Road Race League so they picked up some points for us.

We also had 3 other people doing half marathons, Jamie McBrien and Darren Thorley were at Oxford and Stephen Watts was at Cricklade.

Andrew Wood is no stranger to Obstacle Course Races and did the Spartan Super 8 mile race at Bagshot, nr Windsor. He finished 4th in his age group and has qualified for the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships.

Rebecca Edwards took 47 seconds off of her 5k PB at Chippenham Parkrun.

And finally, some say that dinosaurs are extinct but we know differently with our own T-Rex Alan Kember. His legacy will be continuing following the birth of his grandson Joshua Rex.