Race to the Stones
Over the weekend of 14th and 15th July the Race to the Stones took place. This is a 100 km race along The Ridgeway which runs from the Chilterns to the North Wessex Downs, concluding at the old stone circle at Avebury, Wiltshire. Competitors can either complete a 50 km distance in 1 day, complete the full distance over 2 days doing 50 kms each day or attempt the full distance in 1 day.
Historians say humans have walked the length of the Ridgeway for over 5000 years. This weekend it was Mark Manley’s chance to follow in their footsteps on the same day as celebrating his birthday.
Mark completed the race in 14:05:27 coming 170th out of 895 runners who completed the course. An absolutley fantastic result well done.
Lulworth Cove Trail Running Challenge
The Lulworth Cove Trail Running Challenge is an event that includes a 10km, half marathon, marathon and ultra marathon race on the same day. The ultra marathon is a very challenging race that covers a distance of 32.1 miles with an elevation gain of 7208 feet. It commences at Lulworth Cove and takes in one of the most beautiful and recognisable stretches of coastline in the country.
On Saturday 14th July Nadine Brown completed the ultra marathon event in a very impressive time of 8:25:18 coming in as the 6th female. Outstanding effort.
The Selsey Sizzler
The Selsey Sizzler 10.4km is the second in the Trailmania series of races and took place on Sunday 15th July. The race is 98% trail running and involves a total ascent of 542m. It started at the King’s Stanley village green and headed off onto the Cotswold Way passing through Selsey Common, Pen Hill before returning back down to King’s Stanley.
Teresa Hazlewood completed a very hot race in an unofficial time of 1:10:00 followed shortly by Cheri Edwards in 1:12:59.
A great effort from you both.
Cirencester Park Run
Naomi Allen – 29:32
Charley Trykush – 34:54
Elle Murano – 53:15
Eastleigh Park Run
Brett Lyons – 26:53
Swindon Park Run
Jonathan Lewis – 21:57
Mentioned in Dispatches
For reasons that a clearly explained earlier in the report both Nadine Brown and Mark Manley are mentioned in dispatches this week. Not only did they have to run further than they have ever ran, they had to deal with heat, extreme fatigue, sausage fingers (Mark) and ongoing ankle injury (Nadine). Clearly both have demonstrated what can be achieved through hard work and determination and are great representatives of the club.