We had 5 teams at the Avon Valley Relay on Saturday, a traditional pass the baton relay from Bradford-on-Avon Rugby Club to Trowbridge Rugby Club. In spite of the searing heat, everyone managed to get safely to the end of their leg and many met up at Trowbridge to celebrate in the traditional cake and drinking method we favour.
Daniel Parker was unable to run at the Avon Valley Relay as he was doing his first ultra marathon, the Ham & Lyme 50k. It took him just under 7.5 hours to make his way to Lyme Regis for a pint at the seaside. He was joined by Craig Rumble who came 7thoverall in a time of 5:00:01! Well done to both of you.
After coming second lady last month in the first of the Aspire Summer Sunset Series races, Marie Vinolo-Young went one better and won the second race. Fantastic Marie!
Oh and Damian Hall won the 55k Lakeland Trails Race in a new course record time.
Tuesday night saw the second Lacock Relays of the summer with 12 members of CRC taking part. Dave Mackie and Richard Biggs were part of the winning team.
Thursday night had another Club Championship race with the Great Chalfield 10K. 34 members competed in temperatures approaching 30°c on the thermometer.
And on Saturday for the second consecutive year, CRC had 4 teams at the Cotswold Way Relay. 40 runners doing varying distances (7-13 miles) up and down big hills throughout the day. Again the temperatures played a big part in the day but all 40 runners battled on to their respective finishes.
Extra special congratulations to Max Luff and Dave Camm who completed leg 10 into Bath and officially became a Queen and King of the Cotswold Way for completing all 10 legs.
It’s been another reasonably quiet week for CRC but we’ve managed a few things.
We won the AVR Mob Match again this year, congratulations to a smaller team of Simon Wharton, Daniel Parker, Michael Luff, Annika Davidson and Diane Aldridge.
Marie Vinolo-Young picked up two trophies at the Aspire 5 mile summer sunset. A first place trophy for female senior and the second place female overall, just 35 seconds off first place.
Mark Cortaville ran the Swansea Half Marathon in 1:40:46.
And in non racing news we had a great response and great conditions for our first solstice runs. 16 people and 3 dogs had a rude awakening running 500 feet of elevation to see the sunrise from Little Solsbury Hill over Bath. Followed by bacon rolls and a cup of tea.
And then in the evening 14 people ran up to Oliver’s Castle on the Roundway overlooking Devizes to see the sunset and enjoy some Prosecco.
It’s been a quiet week on the racing front this week.
We had 13 people running at the 1st Heddington 5K of the summer with Lauren Edwards and Helen Wilkinson achieving a PB.
And we had 2 runners at the Broad Town 5M.
The lack of races has allowed our runners to get out and enjoy the countryside with many using this weekend to do their recce for the Cotswold Way Relay. And we also enjoyed the Bowood away run in the week.
We had 3 teams at Endure 24, running 5 mile loops in rotation for 24 hours. Cors’Am Going To Take It Seriously achieved 36 laps, Cors’Am Just Here For Prosecco And Cake 31 laps and Cors’Am Going To Run More Than One Lap did 29 laps for a total of 480 miles.
Sunday saw the 1st Rosie’s Rainbow Run and Ride at Castle Combe race circuit raising funds for the Springboard charity in memory of Rosie Simpson. Early reports have all been glowing, well done to all involved.
We also had members at Lacock Half Marathon and 10K with Alan Rex Kember winning the V60 category at the Half Marathon in 1:36:23.
Ian Doyle took part in the Weymouth Half Marathon.