James Abrams finished 4th in his category for this race, described by the organisers as: 10 mile race features a challenging undulating course with wonderful scenery, great volunteer support and scenic views of Brereton village and Rugeley. The route has been designed for athletes to enjoy the challenge of a few hills with a very fast final few miles. Results: http://my1.raceresult.com/91083/results?lang=en#0_95E5DE Gun Pos Chip Pos Cat Pos Gender Pos
Sunday saw the Rugby 10 mile race take place on an undulating course. This was also our 10 mile road championship race, so Jackie Stuart assigned a handicap time to everyone and the winner is the person whose performance most exceeds that benchmark. If you pardon the pun, it was a close run thing as there were good performances throughout but Victoria O’Brien is the winner of the 10 miler. She just pipped her sister-in-law, Caroline, by 5 seconds.
Mitch and Jackie Timms completed this two-lap race around Draycote Water.
8 Sphinx runners completed this undulating 10 mile race around the countryside near Rugby. This is the club’s 10 mile handicap race so which of the 8 beat Jackie’s estimated time by the most? Details to follow later, either on the website, newsletter or both.
Well done to James Abrams on a PB at Leamington parkrun and a 3rd place category finish at the Stort 10. James sent in the following report:
Ran PB Saturday 21min 08sec at Leamington parkrun then travelled to bishop stortford ahead of Sunday’s stort10 mile trail run through the lovely national trust Hatfield forest.warm and sunny and very hard work mentally and physically!
Lisa has sent the following report:
Another Sunday another race, this time it was 10 miles for part of the ‘Great Run Festival’ around Donnington Park. With a few aches and pains from the previous
days club outing to ‘Go Ape’ we were unsure how we would do. This run had an elite feel as it was started by the legendary Gemma Steel and won by soon to be Olympian Sonia Samuels. 3 Sphinx’s set off after a last minute swerve by Kevin Dick who after yet another night on the sauce was unable to even get his shorts never mind function at normal capacity. The show must go on though. Expectations of the course were that it was fairly flat but just under a mile in there was quite a hill which we had to do 4 times. The highlight would have to be the run through shower as the sun came and temperatures were on the rise. Spectators were aplenty in the stands and the atmosphere was fantastic. Big thumbs up to Mama and Papa Hand for being part of our support crew. Laps 3 and 4 were a bit tedious but on the plus side it allowed us to run back on each other and spur each other on. As I made my way for my final lap the lead bike was there moving us out the way paving the way for Sonia’s amazingly strong finish. After the race we re-grouped and it was picnic/prosecco time. We had the best afternoon doing nothing as the sun shone down on us and even have sunburn to mark the occasion as well as an fab goody bag, t-shirt and medal. A massive thanks to Allen and his chins for driving us! This was ‘funning’ with a difference. I got home and looked at results to find somehow I had managed 7th female.*Insert joke here*. No, just NO!!!
Whilst Wayne, Trevor, Jamie and Lisa were chasing sausage at Ilmingtion, Pete and I went to Draycote Water to complete a two-lap, 10-mile race in good conditions. There was no need for any warm-up as there was quite a trek to get to the start line.
It was a good run out, was organised well, and we were both satisfied with our times. There was no sausage in the goody bag so we had to make do with the standard offerings.