The big news at parkrun this weekend was a stunning 16:31 by Bedford AC's Katrina Wootton breaking our very own Jane Evans' course record. I hope Jane doesn't feel too disappointed, Wootton is #16 All Time in the UK over 10k. That 16:31 is the 2nd fastest UK parkrun in 2016 by a female athlete. It show's just how great Jane Evan's course record was that it took an international class athlete to take it from her!Click to Read More
...and another year of The Arden 9 is complete. The fifth race in the Warwickshire Road Race League was hosted by Knowle & Dorridge Running Club and supported fantastically by Hampton-in-Arden Sports Club.
Without the support of Hampton-in-Arden Sports Club this race couldn't be staged so our thanks go out to all those who helped out today.Click to Read More
Having been run since 1983 the annual Two
Castles 10km returned on Sunday 12th June as
race four in the Warwickshire Road Race League. With several thousand competitors including the general public Two Castles can often be a logistical challenge; especially as the start is particularly narrow; those medieval architects and builders presumably didn't consider the implications of their work on runners almost one thousand years later.
We Sphinx, Therefore We Ran... To butcher a Descartes quote.
The Warwickshire Road Race League rolled into Coventry War Memorial park on Wednesday night for the Sphinx 5. Sphinx AC get their name and Egyptian logo from Coventry Sphinx FC who were originally called Armstrong Siddeley Motors FC. Armstrong Siddeley were an engineering company famed for luxury vehicles and aircraft engines.The badge used on cars manufactured by that company featured the noseless monument.
So how did we do? Did we run like Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark? Did we walk like an Egyptian?Click to Read More
This weeks recap ventures to the dark side; the world of Triathlon. Where the crazy go to swim, bike and run for hours with only a wet-suit, some goggles and saddle sores for company.
Massive congratulations go to Flick Sharp who decided to tackle her first triathlon at Blenheim Palace. A 0.75km Swim, a 20k Cycle and a 5k Run in 01:44:25. Keith Whitehead took on the half-ironman distance Ragley Hall Avenger Triathlon - clocking in at 6 hours and 39 minutes in a highly impressive display of endurance.Click to Read More