Weekly update – 23rd September 2023

The action was mainly on the tarmac this week for members from the club. Lets start with some foreign tarmac as marathon monsters travelled to Norway for this weeks adventure taking part in the Oslo Marathon. Dave Joynson was 1st M60 and 345th male in a time of 3.20.34, Gillian Mitchell placed 473 female in 5.15.07.

There was more foreign action on Sunday although the exotic fjords of Scandinavia were swopped for the lakes of Wales at the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon. In what is considered to be a fast course there were plenty of PBs but very little sight of the lake through the trees. Dan Turner had a great race to finish runner up and come away with a cash prize and a nice trophy in 1.11.04, Ashley Atkinson came home in 1.19.17 in 33rd, Dylan Illidge was 42nd  in 1.20.52, Tony Cheema placed 57th in 1.23.31, Beth Tabor was 6th lady and 63rd overall in a debut time of 1.24.02, Derrick Milligan was 66th in 1.24.25, Jay Patel placed 83rd in 1.25.42, Dave Newport was 86th in 1.26.07, James Wright was on pacing duties finishing on 1.28.04 in 105th, Holly Baddelley was 106th and 14th lady in 1.28.05, Darren Owen-Jones was 118th in 1.28.40, Hannah Creamer was 142nd and just ducked inside the top 20 ladies in 19th place in 1.30.51, Sabrina Thomas limped home carrying an injury in 185th place in 1.35.47 and Chris Apperley kept her company also struggling with stomach problems crossing the line in 1.35.46 in 186th place.

Closer to home and handful of club members took part in the Brewood Woggle 10k with Lee Pearson bringing the club home in 7th place and 1st M50 in a time of 39.00, Paul Dean was 10th in 41.08, Joe Flatley was 17th in 43.22, Rob Edwards was 1st M55 and 24th overall in 45.36, Veronika Foster was 1st F35 and 30th in 47.19, Emily Rawlings finished in 50.28 to place 42nd taking 1st FSen, Mark Perry was 1st M60 in 50.42 and 43rd place, Vanessa Landreau Barnes was 45th in 50.50 and 3rd F40 and Laura Davies was 61st  and 2nd FSen in 55.09.

And there was a little bit of track and field news as Georgina Neilson took part in the BRAT Field Fest placing 3rd in the U17 hammer with a throw of 34.32 metres.

Dave Norman

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