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Lungbuster Report by Alison Graham

This was the sixth race in the 2016/17 Wiltshire off-road race league. Four club members ran: Alison Graham, Chris Hunt, Paul Scotford and Stewart Unsworth – and came over the finish line in alphabetical order! Alison and Stewart were only half recovered from torn muscle injuries, and Chris hadn’t run for ages (but had done a lot of cycling!) so it was all down to Paul who had valiantly turned up to boost CRC points in the team placements in the league. The terrain was undulating and seasonally squelchy. Not particularly daunting, with mist obscuring what would have been fine views. The only challenging section was ‘Lungbuster Hill’, comparable to the Sting (Slaughterford 9). Everyone walked up it. Jellybabies were on hand. I took this race steady, concentrated on what my injury was telling me, and with that to focus on, didn’t notice the miles fly by. I didn’t take off at a silly pace at the start, and felt fresh at the end. It felt more like a weekend steady run, with a time to match. I had to do this run to make sure I scored points in the league. There was one exciting bit at the end. I had gradually closed down on another vf50 (who usually thrashes me), and surmised – correctly – that she also was coming back from injury. We ran neck and neck for the last km. With the finish gantry in sight, I had to pick the moment to break away and sprint. I fully expected to see her flash past, but I beat her by a scary two seconds.

Well done to all CRC members. A good, well marshalled race.

Cotswold Way Relay – WOW!

I have managed to fill the Cotswold Way Relay 3 teams in record time this year, I sent my request around 16:30 on Tuesday and had 30 volunteers within 16 hours and I also now have 5 reserves. It looks like we’re going to have a ladies team, a mixed team and a gents team (although it will have 1 lady in it).

If you would still like to volunteer (and there are a few regulars not in my 35) then that’s great as it will mean that we could either have 4 teams (which will increase our fee to around £8.50 each) or give us lots of options as injuries are likely.

 

Based on what everyone has told me, I have the 3 teams penciled in as follows: –

Leg 1 – Carl Zalek, Dave Bethune, Yuka Morrell

Leg 2 – Pierre Lacrouts, Dan Harman; Debra Kearsey

Leg 3 – Dave Mackie, Dave Aplin, Mo Maddock

Leg 4 – Alison Collins, Oscar Stringer, Stewart Unsworth

Leg 5 – Jon Morrell, Christine Bott, Lauren Edwards

Leg 6 – Lucy Bright, Craig Rumble, Danny Clenaghan

Leg 7 – Dave Camm, Diane Aldridge, Adrian Finch

Leg 8 – Carol Langley-Johnson, Jane Clarke, Laura Sheppard

Leg 9 – Max Luff, Richard Biggs, Jane Tunnicliffe

Leg 10 – Georgina Taylor, Chris Hunt, Simon Ratcliff

Reserves – Rachel Cannon, Lee Davis, Alan Kember, Steve Parham, Carly Corlett

 

Any problems then please let me know by emailing carlzalek@gmail.com or through Facebook.

Cotswold Way Relay 2017

I am looking for volunteers for the COTSWOLD WAY RELAY.

For those of you unaware, the Cotswold Way Relay is a 10 stage relay race along the length of the Cotswold Way from Chipping Campden (on the Worcestershire/Gloucestershire border) to Bath Abbey.

The website hasn’t been updated for 2017 but the date is always the last Saturday in June so it will be June 24th this year.

The legs range in length from 7-13 miles and they’re all hilly and cross country. We place no emphasis on ability and everyone is welcome to join in, even if you just want to walk it. It is self navigation but with 100 teams entering, the opportunities to get lost are minimal. The route is pretty well signposted; certainly much better than my first year; and many people will do a recce beforehand.

Speak to me or anyone who has run it before and they’ll all tell you what a great event this is.

We are hoping to enter 3 teams again this year and the committee have agreed to fund £250 so the costs will be between £4-£5 each if we get 3 teams or probably free if we get 2 teams.

I’d love to get a ladies team this year and the biggest challenge for that is the longer legs, especially further north, so if you’re one of our long distance ladies and don’t mind getting up at silly hours then please volunteer for leg 1, 2 or 4 especially.

As some people missed out last year,there will be some priorities for those but if you are interested then please email me at carlzalek@gmail.com or speak to me on club night or message me on Facebook and I’ll make a note of everything and try and squeeze you all in.

I plan to have the teams mostly sorted by the end of next month so let me know ASAP.
Thanks

Carl Zalek

CRC Training w/c 20/2/2017

All sessions will start and end at Springfield Community Campus so please try and arrive for 18:50 ready for 18:55 briefing and a prompt 19:00 start for all sessions.

The training schedule for this week is as follows (group leaders may change subject to their availability):

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Please also see our full training schedule here. A fuller description of what each training session involves can also be found at the foot of the page. Route plans that correspond to the training sessions can be found here.

Club Championship – SMaRRT Smasher

The latest Championship Tables have been uploaded following the SMaRRT Smasher today.

In the ladies Lauren Edwards has maintained her lead on 39 points, while Alison Graham has run her first championship event of the year to take equal second with Debra Kearsey on 20 points.

In the gents side Pete Allen got another maximum score taking him to 60 points, Danny Clenaghan has moved into second place on 44 points and Jon Morrell has held onto third place with 37 points.

The next Championship race is the Bowood 10k on Sunday 19th March.

Club Kit at Championship Races

In the club championship rules it states that Club Kit should be worn at club championship races; and in the constitution it says that you should wear club colours (gold and black) at any race.

With this is mind the committee has made the decision that from this date forward (starting with SMaRRT Smasher) anyone not wearing club kit will not receive any points in the championship for that race.

The club kit is either the t-shirt or vest with the large Corsham Running Club logo emblazoned across the front.

There are 2 exceptions.

  1. If you’re doing a specific race for a charity and are wearing that charity’s shirt.
  2. If it is agreed by committee that something different is allowed. e.g. Christmas fancy dress at Bromham last year.

CRC Training w/c 13/2/2017

All sessions will start and end at Springfield Community Campus so please try and arrive for 18:50 ready for 18:55 briefing and a prompt 19:00 start for all sessions.

The training schedule for this week is as follows (group leaders may change subject to their availability):

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Please also see our full training schedule here. A fuller description of what each training session involves can also be found at the foot of the page. Route plans that correspond to the training sessions can be found here.