Well done to everybody who took part in the virtual 5km handicap for February. We had 44 runners in total, with 20 beating their predicted times. Congratulations to Sarah for crossing the virtual finish line first, beating her predicted time by over 5 minutes. Collette and David McLean completed the podium places respectively, both beating their predicted times by well over 90 seconds. Don’t forget, the March 10km handicap has now begun, and will continue until the end of the month.
Thank you Kevin for organising this virtual competition with our fellow Coventry clubs, and for his write up below. Also, a big thank you and congratulations to all Sphinx runners who took part and won us yet another Mob Match! Firstly, thank you all who took part in out parkrun mob match and running your little socks off! With ages ranging from 9 to 66 (I’ll let you guess who that may be), it shows the broad range of people we have in the club.
Thanks to Ellie for the following report: One new Sphinx AC member (Ellie Davies) took part with three of her family, in Fremington’s annual 5k multi-terrain fun run - Beat the Fox - in aid of N Devon Hospice. I am pleased to say we all beat Foxy - Ellie only just - time 29.11 (129) and The Fox - 29.37 (137) Results: https://www.facebook.com/events/137943860196285/permalink/146175969373074/ Pos Name Time
Thanks to Lisa for the following report: Thursday 23rd November and 7 finely tuned athletes and support headed out to the Lanzarote Running Challenge to represent Sphinx Team GBR 😉 We stopped in the sports complex Club La Santa which offers everything from kayaking and mini triathlons to morning gymnastics, making for a busy timetable. We took part in four races over consecutive days. The only thing that was missing was the Mitch Timms rigorous timetable which left more time for sun bathing.
9 Sphinx runners took part in this race, organised by our friends at Massey Runners. This year it was a different distance - 5 km rather than 5 miles - and Jackie Timms secured an all-time PB for the distance. Results: https://masseyrunners.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MFRC-Corporate-5-2017-Results.pdf Position Number Time Name 17 469 0:18:52 PETER FAHY 49 441 0:21:44 STEVE COLBOURNE 73 618 0:23:03 MITCH TIMMS 77 408 0:23:20 IMRAN ALI 82 405
9 Sphinx runners took part in the fifth race in Northbrook’s handicap series. Results: Name Pos Time Imogen Edwards 11 25:54 Jackie Timms 13 25:09 Barry Allen 18 21:31 Vicky Brewin 22 27:04 Imran Ali 23 22:50 Rachel Allen 31 26:49 Mitch Timms 34 23:41 James Abrams 35 20:13 Mark Moran 48 22:13 Narinder Bains 50 21:48 Sally Anne Tully 68 37:32 Sara Hunt 69 38:30
9 Sphinx runners took part in the 3rd race in the Northbrook 5k h/c series.
Wayne Broadbent, Vicky Brewin and Steve Colbourne ran the 10k race, with Steve finishing 2nd in his category, and Jackie Stuart ran the 5k race.