Organised by Severn Valley Events Ltd, this 50km ultra marathon takes runners twice along the full length of the Sharpness Canal, which runs from Sharpness to Gloucester. Runners were the treated to live music, beer and food for a festival style event at the finish line.
Completing his 7th ultra marathon of the year (phew!), was Mark Manley, fresh from the God Bless The Queen 7 Hour Challenge only last week!
Mark completed the course in 4 hours 56 minutes and was 5th overall!
Cheddar Gorge Trail Half Marathon
The famous Cheddar Gorge is one of Britain’s most picturesque landmarks and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its gorge cliff top path producing some spectacular views. Sunday 12th June saw Relish Running hosting 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon events along the iconic site, with, according to the website, “one really good hill along the way”. Half marathon runners follow the course up the Mendip Hills and take on 1000ft of hill climbs!
A huge well done to Elliot Gardiner, who completed the course in an unofficial time of 2.33.25!
A baptism of fire to say the least! 🔥 My first ever trail race consisting of huge 1000ft hill climbs, treacherous rocky descents, boggy marshes, a huge hill climb at the finish and topped off with 20° heat! 🥵 Almost all worth it for the stunning views across the top of the gorge 😅 Definitely the most scenic race I’ve done. As a half PB was never on the cards, I took time out to take photos en route and enjoy the scenery! 😍Elliot Gardiner
- Felicity Crotty – 31:53
- Elaine Chapman – 23:53 – 1st lady overall!
- Steve Sandercock – 24:54
- Ellie Taylor – 26:39 – 3rd lady overall!
- Anne Gardiner – 26:44
- Martin Pitts – 26:45
- Richard Edwards – 27:01
- William Gardiner – 27:07
- Jessica James – 27:14
- Kevin Joynes-Creed – 27:58
- Vicki Mason – 30:15
- Cheri Edwards – 30:15
- Kathryn Cowdall – 30:22
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