Tough Runner Run Free 10k
Tough runner races are unsurprisingly tough, so what better way to test your abilities than with a free event. Their March course followed a figure 8 around the Notgrove estate and boasted over 700ft in elevation, putting runners through their paces at the Cheltenham location.
Vicki Mason entered for RSE, a huge well done!
- Vicki Mason – 1:08:22
A trail 10k at the Notgrove Estate, near Cheltenham, free to enter which seemed too good to be true, but it was actually a great race. Rolling Cotswold hills made for a challenging route and this week’s weather added to the challenge with extra puddles and mud to battle through but there were friendly marshals and a fab wooden medal at the end. Clearly making it free was a marketing drive, but for me it worked, I’d definitely consider signing up for a Tough Runner event in the future.Vicki Mason
Starting and finishing at Molineux Stadium, this 10k follows a gently undulating route through the closed roads of Wolverhampton city centre. Around 1,400 runners took to the streets for the race, and with free entry for spectators into the stadium, the event boasted a buzzing atmosphere with great support.
Congratulations to Cathy Steer and Linda Edwards who completed the course in RSE colours!
- Cathy Steer – 1:02:33
- Linda Edwards – 1:02:51
You may be wondering why myself and Cathy Steer were running the Wolves 10k, starting and finishing in the Molineux. My husband is a wolves supporter and I thought it would be nice for us to run together. Unfortunately he was injured and Cathy was happy to drive up to take his place. Cathy sadly didn’t realize the clocks went forward when she accepted the place and had to leave the house at 5.15 am with little sleep. Whilst packing my bag in Dudley the night before, I realized I had forgotten my trainers. Cathy came to the rescue with a pair of oversized trainers – It’s amazing what two pairs of insoles and thick socks can do. The race was fun with good support en route. The spectacular stadium made it a great finish.
Definitely one for any football fan.Linda Edwards
Langley Burrell 10k
Held in Chippenham, this is a fast and incredibly flat 10k, with only 14ft of elevation! Named the Lightening Bolt Fast 10k, just like the Tough Runner series, this race does what it says on the tin, and is perfect for PB chasers. With less than 100 entrants, the Langley Burrell 10k still manages to maintain it’s local village atmosphere – if you’re interested, a second race is held in April!
Well done to Sharon Smith, who ran for RSE!
- Sharon Smith – 50:59 – 1st LV70!
Described as flat and fast – I have ran other races that say that and it’s often not true! But Langley Burrell is flat and it’s quite boring without hills. I was hindered slightly by the two cocktails I had last night (thought they were alcohol free!) and my sister’s support which took the form of insisting I stop for a coffee from her flask halfway. [It was] very nice. Saw a few old friends and finished in 50.59!Sharon Smith
- Darren Jenner – 25:27
- Felicity Crotty – 33:02
- Taryn Hancock – 35:35
- Ben Chapman – 23:22
- Phil Southworth – 27:27
- Maria Yates – 29:47
- Jessica James – 35:29
- Charlie Austin – 40:31
Severn Bridge parkrun
- Anne-Marie Davies – 27:37
Stratford Park parkrun, Stroud
- Ollie Hazel – 22:55
- Sharon Smith – 28:06
Seven Fields parkrun
- Linda Edwards – 32:07
Save the Date!
Dates to add to your diary:
- Sunday 11th June 2023: Fairford 10k