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Recent news and results from Sphinx runners, friends and other local clubs & races

Coombe 8 2023 Results

on November 20, 2023

Many thanks to all runners, marshals and spectators who gathered at Coombe Abbey on a November Sunday morning to take part in our Coombe 8 event. This year featured an all new route and also a new distance option whilst still retaining our famous features of bomb craters and river crossings. Special thanks must go to our race director Wayne who put in countless hours to ensure the event ran smoothly and successfully.

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JLR Fun Run 2023

on October 4, 2023

Several members of Sphinx AC are proud to have supported JLR at their third annual Charity Fun Run in memory of those who lost their lives to Covid 19. Over 300 employees and their families took to the start line on Sunday 1st October for three different races around the test track at the companies Fen End test facility. There was a 1km, 5km and 10km distance available, all of them starting on the main 3 lane wide closed test track and finishing in front of the control tower for the facility.

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Coombe8 is Back for 2023

on October 4, 2023

The Sphinx AC Coombe 8 is a tough multi-terrain course with a mixture of wooded trails and undulating farm land at the historic site of Coombe Abbey on the outskirts of Coventry. Back for 2023, in a new format, the course has been changed to spend more time in the woodlands and less time in the open “Sheep field”, or the first time ever there is also the option of an 8km (5mile) route for those less sure about running the full 8miles.

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Sphinx 2023 Handicap Series - Race 5 result

on August 19, 2023

Our 5th race of the 2023 Handicap Championship took place on Thursday 17th August on a 5.2 mile course in Corley. Congratulations go to Andy Wilkinson as first runner over the line and Dave Brewis as the fastest runner on the night (no course record this time though Dave!) Please check our dedicated handicap page for full results and current championship standings. As always, thank you to all runners, marshals and volunteers who make these races possible.

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