Prior to sharing the results of the seventh race of the Club Championship, I must announce a change to the results that have previously posted. Whilst the races run this year were intended to require runners to wear the club running vest (the yellow vest with red green and black vertical stripes under the arms) it has become evident that this was not made clear or accessible to all runners competing in the championship. Following a discussion and a vote amongst the committee the following changes have been implemented in the 2016 championship. Runners that were disqualified from the races entered before and including the Bourton Hilly Half will receive the points that they would have scored for their finishing position, but will not result in other runners from losing points. This will also include any marathons which have been run. In essence there will be two runners that will score the same points within a race, for example there are two runners scoring 10 points for the Gloucester 20. For all races from the Frampton 10k onwards (including any marathons) the requirement to wear the club colours, as defined in the constitution and rules on page 3 of the results will be enforced.
I apologise for any confusion that may arise from this situation.
Saturday 11th June saw the 7th race of the 2016 club championship with Humphs Hilly Half Marathon. The race is a single loop on rural roads that has two testing climbs. The first mile contains “The Steeps” and a small climb at 2 miles. The route then has an undulating route between Sherborne and Great Barrington at around 7 miles leading to the second long climb for the next 2 miles. The remainder of the course includes a number of small climbs at 10 & 11 miles before the finish in Bourton-in-the-Water. This year 11 runners from the club entered and ran in the race; 5 ladies and 6 men. Remember to qualify for club championship points you must be wearing the official club running vest, otherwise your effort will not count.
So after the first seven races the top three places in club championships now look like this:
1) Sharon Smith (50 points)
2) Elizabeth Clark (45 points)
3) Kirsty Pitts (36 points)
1) Matt Lambourne (38 points)
2) Martin Pitts (34 points)
3) Jonathan Lewis (32 points)
The next club championship race is the Frampton 10k, on the Monday 4th July, which is relatively flat and fast course around the rural roads of Frampton. Good luck to all of those who have entered.