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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday 14th July saw the 4th race in this year’s handicap series take place at Birdingbury. Winning the trophy on this occasion was Fintan McSharry with the fastest runner on the night accolade going to Jack Edwards. Well done to all runners and a special mention to our debutant runners Amy and Barry (both of whom will no doubt be starting further back in the field next time!) Finally a big thank you to all the marshals and volunteers who make these races possible
Thursday 15th June saw the 3rd race in this year’s handicap series take place at Monks Kirby. Congratulations go to Sally-Anne Tully as first runner over the line and the phenomenal Dave Brewis as the fastest runner on the night with a new course record of 25:36. Well done to all runners and a special mention to our debutant runners - Joshua, Andy and Lucy. Finally a big thank you to all the marshals and volunteers who make these races possible
Thank you to everyone who ran or marshalled in this years summer 5 race. It was a great turn out and lovely evening racing. Huge congratulations to our winning runners: Male Position Athlete Name Club Time 1 Tom Jones University of Warwick 00:25:25 2 Ben Kruze Stratford Upon Avon AC 00:25:44 3 David Brewis Sphinx AC 00:26:06
Congratulations to Sphinx Mixed Team A - winners of this year’s Cotswold Hilly 100 Relay race in a fantastic time of 11h 42’. The Hilly 100 is a 100 mile road relay race divided into 10 legs of approximately 10 miles each following mainly minor roads through the Cotswolds incorporating a fair few hills along the way (hence the name). The successful Sphinx team members were as follows: Dan Brown
Our popular Summer 5 race returns on Wednesday 7th June at Memorial Park in Coventry. Entry is just £10 (£12 unaffiliated) and includes a bespoke finisher’s medal. Rumour is that there will also be cake…. As in previous years a 2km kids fun run will precede the main race so why not make it a family evening? Entries are still available via Runbritain