Thursday 24th May saw the 3rd race in the Short Stuff Specialist Championship 2018, the Fountain 5 mile race. It was a brand new race to Running Somewhere Else, a tough, hilly trail run in the Forest of Dean. Another great turn out saw 6 Men, and 11 Ladies racing for Championship points.
Another good run from Dave Witnall saw him collect the 10 points, with Mark Manley close behind to pick up the 9 points as second man in. Steve Phelps ran well to collect 8 points. Well done to Martin Sherriff and Richard Marshall who both collected their first championships points of the year. How has this affected the top 3 of the short stuff specialist championship? The top 3 remains the same, although have moved around. In Tom’s absence, Dave and Mark have moved into 1st and second place, but there are still 5 more races to go, it could all change. It also looks like Ben Chapman and Steve Phelps might have a good battle for 4th place, both are on 14 points.
- David Witnall 29 points
- Mark Manley 25 points
- Tom Cooper 19 points
- Ben Chapman and Steve Phelps 14 points
All change again in the top 6, showing how close all our ladies are and how well everyone is running! Elaine Chapman was first lady in collecting the 10 points, with Sharon Smith in second collecting the 9 points. A very close race between Nadine and Ellie saw Nadine just pip Ellie to the 8 points. Well done to Jess Osborne collecting her first points for the year. How has this race affected the top 3 of the Short Stuff Specialist Championship? Elaine maintains her lead, but Nadine and Ellie are not far behind, it’s still early days, and with Sharon, Theresa and Cheri all close as well, it looks like it’s going to be a great competition!
- Elaine Chapman 30 points
- Nadine Brown 25 points
- Ellie Taylor 23 points
- Sharon Smith and Teresa Hazelwood 20 points
- Cheri Edwards 17 points.
Fantastic running all, it is great to see so many of you competing in the club championship races. The next race in the Short Stuff Specialist Championship is on our doorstep this time, the Cirencester Summer Sizzler on the 13th June.
Elaine, Club Captain.