In this popular village fete racers have the choice of the 10 mile road race or the 3 mile classic fell race, Amy Mckechnie one of our newest members took on the 10 miler.
Amy, a former member of Keighley&Craven and ex Yorkshire junior has tried her hand at everything from 5k’s to Marathon’s and road to X-Country, including a 2nd place finish in the 3 peaks fell race. With the upcoming WYWL season on the horizon which hopefully Amy will take part in, she will add some strength to our growing female team and hopefully gain the ladies some valuable team points.
Anyway back to the race and Amy stormed round the picturesque route in a cool 1:07:02 finishing 16th as 2nd lady home.
Hosted by the Dumfries Harriers the Doonhamer 10k started and finished in the beautifully refurbished Dock Park, beside the River Nith in Dumfries. The race traced the pathways alongside the river and crossed the river several times using the Buccleuch Street, Suspension and Kirkpatrick MacMillan Bridge.
Steve Brook once again showed his commitment to racing in the orange and green. Steve had his best run this year finishing 63rd in a time of 49:47, fantastic running by Stormin and just goes to show what can be achieved with hard work in training.
The WTM really brings something new and fresh to trail running. The route showcases some of the areas hidden treasures, and will take you to locations new.
Starting from the HQ at the Lobden Golf Club, Whitworth was this Half+Full Marathon, taking place for the 1st time Andy Smith travelled over to race finishing 39th from 49 runners, conning home in just under the 3 hour mark at 2:59:47.
Andy Smith said in his post race interview
‘It was wet and windy the whole time but I still enjoyed it and passed 3 people in the last mile. Not a lot about it cause it’s the first one and no photos of me running on the day’
Well done Andy and keep going, you’re getting better and better.
The Bolton Abbey Trail Festival is set to be the trail running event of the year! Take part in support of the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. There’s a choice of distances to suit all runner abilities: a 2 mile run for the whole family, a 10k, a half marathon, and 15 mile and 20 mile routes. With most of the routes venturing onto the trails of Barden Moor where we expect the late Summer heather to be in full bloom!
Elizabeth Bagheri choose the 10k and had a great run finishing 86th in a time of 1:17:34,
The course is fast and relatively flat, the only hills being three motorway bridges in the second half of the race. The start is near to Birchwood Railway Station and the finish is on Birchwood Boulevard.
The race begins close to Birchwood Railway Station. After about 2k, the route goes into Birchwood Park on to traffic-free footpaths for almost 3k, before returning to Birchwood via Locking Stumps Lane.
Well done to Steve Brook and Phillip Whettlock for making the journey over to Warrington and racing in the QRC colours, running really well in a big field of 957.