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

Sphinx Half Marathon Handicap - April 2021

on May 4, 2021

Well done to everybody who took part in the virtual Half Marathon handicap for April. We had 28 runners in total, with 20 beating their predicted times. Congratulations to Caroline O’Brien for crossing the virtual finish line first, beating her predicted time by over 7 minutes and 36 seconds. Steve Zouch and Sue Gough completed the podium places respectively, both also beating their predicted times by over 7 minutes, with Steve finishing only 4 seconds behind the leader.

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Resumption of Junior Training on a Monday Night

on April 1, 2021

We are happy to announce that our junior track nights at Lyng Hall will be returning on Monday 26th April. Due to upcoming bank holidays, training will not be held on 3rd May, and 31st May, however it will continue in the weeks around these dates. Please keep your eyes on your inbox as further emails and updates will be sent out in the coming weeks, including COVID-safety guidance, as well as restrictions, i.

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Sphinx 10km Handicap - March 2021

on April 1, 2021

Well done to everybody who took part in the virtual 10km handicap for March. We had 39 runners in total, with 17 beating their predicted times. Congratulations to Peter Whitehouse for crossing the virtual finish line first, beating his predicted time by almost 4 minutes. Lorraine Smith and Clare Taylor completed the podium places respectively, both beating their predicted times by over 100 seconds. Don’t forget, the April Half Marathon handicap has now begun, and will continue until the end of the month.

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Cancellation: Sphinx Summer 5, 2021

on March 25, 2021

Unfortunately Sphinx AC have taken the decision to cancel the ‘Sphinx Summer 5’ event for 2021. The committee have agreed that the benefits are vastly outweighed by the risks, from both a financial and moral standpoint, especially when considering our use of a public park where spectatorship and social distancing simply aren’t manageable. We will now be focusing our efforts on arranging our annual Coombe 8 event for later in the year, and ensuring it is a success for all involved.

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