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Weekly Round-up 6 August

Haselbury Trail 10k - Wednesday 2 August

Ten of our members made the trip to take part in the Haselbury Trail Race on Wednesday night. This is a trail race organised by Crewkerne Running Club, it’s nice to support other local Clubs when they organise races and provides a bit of a change of scenery.

First back to the car park was Ben Timpson in 46.25, not far behind were Ali Bisatt in 52.09, Tanya Lewis (55.27 & 1st FV45) and Bryan Brandyszewski in 55.30. Other finishers were Bev Collins on 56.44, Kris Saint (57.58,) Lisa Denson (64 mins) Joanne Toogood & Hannah Kirkman in 67 minutes and Mary Rousseau in 79 minutes.

Weekend Wanderings 5/6 August

The weekend saw RFRC members travel the country in search of adventure, cake and medals. Sandra Williams and Emma Greig took on the Albion Running organised Mendip Marauder 30 mile ultra. Sandra met a celebrity, Emma meanwhile met the ground with some force and has the bruises to prove it, but got up to finish in 6 hours 38.

Lucy Spring and Ray Tutton headed up to Gloucester to tackle their marathon, finishing in 5.11 & 4.00.23 respectively.

On Sunday, Peter Stretton made the trip to Totnes for their 10K. It’s a hilly town so well done on a 63 minute time Pete. Totnes has brilliant shoe shop and a lovely pie shop; these are much more my idea of fun. My running days may be a distant memory but my pie eating ones certainly aren’t!

There were many parkrun tourists this week. Malcolm Hutchings & Kate Mackenzie were in Trelissick, Marina Tomsett in Eastleigh, Ola Timpson & Ben Timpson took in Mile End parkrun whilst in London for the athletics, Pat Date was in hilly Lanhydrock, Robert Williams in Penrose and Yvonne Loat had a trip to Exeter Riverside. There were 34 Running Forever members at Longrun Meadow. Tourist of the week award goes to Claire Howat who braved monsters and midgies at the Inverness parkrun.

The RFRC honed athletes are not just good on two legs, some are even better on two wheels. Sue Lewis tackled the St Margaret Hospice 75 mile Taunton to Yeovil cycle whilst Tara Robertson was head down and training hard for her event at the Invictus Games. We’re all very proud of one of our own being selected for this prestigious international event … and she got to meet Prince Harry!

New members always welcome. Pop along to the Club night and say hello, we meet behind the Belvedere Road Swimming Pool at 6.30pm every Wednesday.


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