Weekly Update 23rd September 2022

This was another crazy week with representation across this country and others and again with results difficult to come by in places, particularly with some of the more obscure races I’ve done the best I can. Strangely it was easier to find results from a 5k in Italy than it was the find results from just down the road, so I apologise in advance if anyone has been missed. Also although we did host the Jill Langford Games on Sunday there are no results at all as apparently the Triangular League is not recognised on Power of 10.

Anyway, let’s start off by tidying up the overall results from the Sexarathon Series, there were some tough battles of the six race summer series but Beth Tabor was top of the pile winning the senor ladies series overall with Lucy Calrow coming 2nd in the ladies competition. Sabrina Thomas was 5th and Sarah Thurley just missed out on the overall prizes in 7th place, Sarah did claim 1st V35. Tyler Hawley was 6th overall in the seniors mens competition and Dan Turner placed 7th trailing Tyler by only 36 seconds over 6 races, Dan did claim 1st in his age group. Greg Asbury was 2nd M45 in the series, Dave Lewis who transferred to W&B midway through the series was 3rd M50, Shaun Bennet was 2nd M55, Simon Calrow was 2nd M60.

Elsewhere in Shropshire Imogen Harley took part in the Brown Clee Burn, an 11k fell race of sorts over the highest hill in the county, the free bacon or sausage bap and cup of tea at the finish being a well-deserved treat. Emily Simmonds made up part of a team in the Equinox 24 hour race, the plan being to cover as many laps of the 10k course over the weekend, Emily managed a solid 4 circuits with times ranging from 51.47 for the first lap, 54.09 as the sun was setting, 61.10 with the head torch on just after midnight and a final circuit of 54.31 just after breakfast on Sunday morning.

Dan Maskew claimed a win, the first in the black vest, in the Severn Valley Trail 10k, in a time of 40.27 and Rob Edwards completed the gruelling Ultra 50k over the Peak District, with 5795 feet of climbing over the top of summits called Mount Famine, Lord’s Seat, Lose Hill, Black Tor, Barker Bank, Hollins Cross and Mam Tor. His finishing time was an impressive 8 hours 38 minutes.

Louise Hackett pulled on the England vest in the European Road Race 5k in Oderza in Italy, Louise was 14th in a rapid 17.25 and picked up a team bronze medal.And finally closer to home a small group travelled to the mid Wales valleys to take part in the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon with Pravesh Patel coming 13th in 1.11.49, Dan Turner finishing in 15th in 1.12.1, Sabrina Thomas clocking 1.27.37 for 105th place, Dave Newport running 1.27.39 for 106th place and Sarah Thurley finishing in 119th in a time of 1.28.23.

Dave Norman

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