Thanks to Steve Court for the following report: A contingent of Sphinx and family and friends escaped snowy England a few weeks ago to holiday for a week and take in the Pathos Marathon and Half Marathon. 3 runners took on the full distance which started on the coast, took in the airport and then a very dull stretch of dual carriageway before finishing in the harbour. Not the most scenic of courses but there was beer at the end.
Well done to Pawel on a great time at the inaugural Vitality Big Half, finishing in 01:23:32 Results: https://www.thebighalf.co.uk/results/2018/?event=the-vitality-big-half&first_name=&last_name=langer&gender=&bib_number=&team=&age_group=&paginate_by=25&order_by=position&sort=asc Name Position Position in Age Group Position in Gender Finish Time Pawel Langer 410 25 383 01:23:32
Thanks to Ian Cunningham for the following report: The Carsington Water half was an undulating off road half on paths and trails around Carsington Water near Ashbourne in the Peak District Results: https://www.nice-work.org.uk/races/Carsington-Half-Sun/sunday-2018 Pos Gun Time Chip Time Name Gender Category Gen. Pos Cat. Pos 178 2:13:09 2:13:02 Ian Cunningham M Male Vet 50 125 12
Pete Fahy, Garry Barnes, Ian Davies and friend-of-Sphinx Darron Handley went for a spot of warm-weather racing by competing in the Barcelona half-marathon. Results: https://edreamsmitjabarcelona.com/resultados/2018/ Position Name Last name Cat. Official T. Real T. 709 PETER FAHY M40 01:24:35 01:23:50 1686 GARRY BARNES M50 01:31:05 01:30:19 4700 DARRON HANDLEY M50 01:52:54 01:43:14 6560 IAN DAVIES M50 01:59:18 01:49:38
Thanks to Ninj for the following report: Myself Jane and Andy mac did the turkey trot half marathon…… Jane came first in her agre category Well done, Jane! Photos by John Oldfield: Results: http://results.sporthive.com/events/6367768862952755968/races/430785 Pos Name Category Gun time Chip time 142 Andy Mcintosh M45 1:38:20 1:38:09 224 Narinder Bains M50 1:44:08 1:43:57 259 Jane Edwards F55 1:46:20 1:46:10
Andrew McIntosh, Laura Duggins, William Robertson and Imran Ali completed this popular half-marathon. Results: http://results.eventchiptiming.com/Results.aspx?CId=16202&RId=8084 Pos Name Time Net Time Category Cat Pos Gender Gen Pos 561 ANDREW MCINTOSH 01:41:24 01:39:49 M40 181 Male 505 766 LAURA DUGGINS 01:46:09 01:44:34 W35 38 Female 103 1002 WILLIAM ROBERTSON 01:52:59 01:51:21 M40 291 Male 827 1090 IMRAN ALI 01:55:14 01:53:39 M40 310 Male 882
Craig Spencer completed this trail half-marathon in cold and sunny conditions. Results: http://my3.raceresult.com/81325/results?lang=en#0_65928F Pos Name Gender Category Time 267 Craig Spencer m V35 02:11:12
Jane, Ninj and Andy completed the Gloucester half-marathon, with Jane finishing 3rd in her category. [caption id=“attachment_9809” align=“aligncenter” width=“600”] Gloucester Ultra-Marathon-Half 14.1.18[/caption] Results: http://www.beyondthelimitations.org.uk/GlosHalfM_14-01-2018_resultsv2.pdf Position Cat/pos Race time Chip time Runner 94 MV50/08 01:43:37 01:43:20 Narinder BAINS 101 MV40/18 01:44:49 01:44:31 Andrew McINTOSH 102 LV50/03 01:44:49 01:44:32 Jane EDWARDS
7 Sphinx runners and two supporters (Chris Wood & Ann Cartwright) ventured over to Norway to take on a snowbound half-marathon course. Polar bears were encountered, as were the Northern Lights. Photos from the event facebook page and Vicky Brewin: Results: https://live.eqtiming.com/33845#result:113345-0-0-1-1-sphinx Place Total Firstname Surname Gender Class Total Time Place Class Place Gender Place Total 184 Andrew Mcintosh M Menn 45-54 1:46:27 37 161 184 252 Phil Wilson
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.