Running Forever Running Club
Running Forever Running Club
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Weekly Round-up 13 March

With the previous weekend's races all snowed off, Running Forever's athletes were itching to run and participated in no less than six events around the country ranging from an ultramarathon to an 8 mile night race. However milder weather did not mean less slippery conditions, with mud being the main theme of the trail races.

Furthest to travel and race was Ed Bailey who completed the Chester 50 mile ultra in a creditable 13h05. Trevor Stow travelled nearly as far for the Milton Keynes Festival of Running, completing the 20 mile race in 2h54. Also running 20 miles was Emma Kiernan who ran the 20:20 Fission race in Gloucestershire in an excellent time of 2h25.

Closer to home was the Big Cheese organised by Cheddar Running Club. Part of the Somerset Series, this is a 15 mile race with over 2000 feet of climbing. Alistair Bisatt and Chris Gunn completed a tough run with the reward of tea and cake at the finish, but no cheese was on offer.

Simon Denson travelled to Bideford for their half marathon, completing a fast course partly along the Tarka Trail in 1h38.

Finally the biggest club turnout was at White Star Running's Larmer Tree Races at the Rushmore Estate on the Wiltshire Downs. On Saturday evening Claire Allison took part in the 8 mile Dark Larmer, a race requiring a headtorch and strong nerves, before going on to complete her 12th marathon in 12 months the following day. Hilary White took part in the 20 mile race finishing in 3h59 while Bev Colllins, Emma Perkins and Peter Hall all came 3rd in their respective age categories in the marathon, followed by Jules Griffiths-Jones and Rob Murr. All were pleased to have completed a tough muddy race with some big hills.

Meanwhile in Taunton 19 members participated in the local parkrun while Andy Beake travelled down the road to Exmouth's event.

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