With Dennis hot on the foot of Ciara, who would have thought we’d have any racing this weekend. Well, we did. One mildly intrepid soul on Saturday, and two far more adventurous / foolhardy club member on Sunday – both running.
But before we dig into the weekend’s stormy exploits – it appears that one of our sub-radar club members (soon to be long distance club member) was racing last weekend in a Crit (Criterium) cycling race. For those that missed one of our previous 2020 reports, these are lap-based group pack cycle races with a complicated points and elimination system. You can read all about Heather Mayer’s experience in her blog post below. And, if you fancy doing one yourself, there are a plethora of such races on offer – including the series that Joe Coleman tool part in at the Olympic Park earlier in the year. Don’t be daunted by Heather’s report – these races are for all abilities, though your tactics would probably differ.
RunThrough Battersea Park 10k
Ash Jeggo took part in the latest instalment of RunThrough’s 10k running races in Battersea Park.
He raced around to finish in a PB of 40min, coming in the top 10% of all runners!
Bosdijkloop Vinkeveen 5km
Ben te Beek was racing in blustery conditions in the Netherlands, finishing the 5km course in a fantastic time of 17.5min!
Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon
Full in the face of Storm Dennis, Freddie Skarbek was racing down near the Kent Town of Tunbridge Wells. Amazingly, over 1000 competitors made it to the start line of this half marathon.
Freddie finished 9th overall, in a Delorian igniting PB time of 1hr 19min!!!
And that’s your lot for another bold weekend of racing.
Omissions, additions, queries, and upcoming races, as usual, to [email protected]
Well done to all our racers who wanted to stay extra aerated this weekend!!