Saturday August 17th
Cannock Chase parkrun
Torbay Velopark parkrun
Moors Valley parkrun
Linford Wood parkrun
Harcourt Hill parkrun
|Graham Le Good||23.02|
|Judith Le Good||28.21|
|Harriet Howard||22.41||1st Lady|
Teignmouth Promenade parkrun
Wednesday August 14th
Alchester 5K (GP Race)
Congratulations to the Mens team of Sam, Matt and Joe who won the team prize.
|Tony Lock||18.17||3rd MV50|
|Frankie Snare||18.30||2nd SL|
|Sally Howard||21.52||3rd VL35|
|Graham Le Good||21.58||3rd MV60|
|Judith Le Good||26.41|
Race / individual time trial report by Jim Whelan.
The location – Skiddaw House Hostel, Cumbria..
Skiddaw House is the most remote hostel in England with no road access, no mains electricity, no phone signal and no internet. It is in the middle of the Northern Fells at 1550 feet on the east flank of Skiddaw Mountain:
I travelled there by train and bus to Keswick, and then took a 5.5 mile hike up the Cumbrian Way to the hostel where I camped for the weekend. The beauty of camping at hostels like Skiddaw House is that you get to enjoy a wilder experience of sleeping outdoors whilst being able to use the hostel facilities to prepare hearty meals and hot drinks, read and meet other “adventurers”.
I chose Skiddaw House for its remoteness and the fact that it is a place that provides great running and hiking. During my stay I met some interesting people – a couple stopping off overnight during a 50 mile training run to Penrith, a guy doing the same in the opposite direction and a family treating their daughter to mountain trekking in crazy weather for her 16th birthday.
Not to mention the hostel managers who are a couple of keen runners. They put on two very worthwhile fell running / hiking challenges for their guests:
Cloven Stone Challenge:
The Cloven Stone Challenge is a short individual time trial involving very steep ascents over rough terrain, with a gain of over 500 feet. The lowest point of the course involves crossing an ankle deep bog for 20 metres or so and the subsequent climb involves a section at the top of around 200 metres which is too steep to run up or down. When you reach the famous Cloven Stone, turn around and return to the hostel along the route you came. The final 500 metres of the course is up hill back to the Hostel along a climb of around 10%, so you need to keep something in the tank for a strong finish.
I ran the Cloven Stone Challenge on Saturday August 10th in 32 minutes 55 seconds. As a result I made the Skiddaw House Leader Board. Currently I am the only VM60 to have run this challenge to date.
Skiddaw Skyline Challenge:
This is a 15 mile, 7 summit individual fell run with 1600 metres of ascents. I had intended to do both challenges. However, the weather prevented me from making any safe attempt at the Skiddaw Skyline Challenge. Many of the fell-side paths were impassable as they had become raging torrents of water, the summits were shrouded in thick cloud which would have hindered navigation and, strong winds with heavy rain were blowing on the course all day. Unfinished business! I’ll be back to run the Skiddaw Skyline Challenge in Spring 2020..
In summary Skiddaw well worth a visit. It would suit individuals, couples, families and groups. Acommodation options include private rooms, small and larger dormitories and camping.
Sunday August 11th
Burnham Beeches Half Marathon
|Graham Le Good||46.01|
|Judith Le Good||56.37|
Saturday August 10th
|Frankie Snare||19.33||1st Lady|
|Sam Upton||17.44||1st & 100th parkrun|
|Matt Lock||17.57||2nd & course pb|
|Graham Le Good||22.42|
|Judith Le Good||29.08|
Wednesday August 7th
|Witney Roadrunners||7 pts|
|Eynsham Roadrunners||4 pts|
Sunday August 4th
Hooky 6 (GP Race)
|Sam Upton||33.43||2nd & 1st SM|
|Tegs Jones||33.45||3rd & 2nd MV40|
|Tony Lock||37.28||1st MV50|
|Isabel Stubbs||39.55||2nd SL|
|Jim Whelan||48.41||3rd MV60|
|Louise Henderson||54.53||1st 6 mile race|
Cotswold Classic Triathlon (Swim 1900m: Bike 90km: Run 21km)
|Frankie Snare||4.43.45||1st SL
(28.12 2.29.13 1.31.50)
|Callum Hodnett||4.52.27||(32.25 2.37.47 1.36.47)|
|Fraser Howard||5.43.33||(36.11 3.02.06 1.58.47)|
Saturday August 3rd
Forest of Dean parkrun
Eden Project parkrun
Fountains Abbey parkrun
|Luke Edwards||21.49||21 minute pacer|
|Matt Lock||22.08||22 minute pacer|
|Sally Howard||25.07||25 minute pacer|
|Harriet Howard||25.52||26 minute pacer|
|Emily Howard||26.43||27 minute pacer|
|Jane Colbeck-McKinnon||29.34||29 minute pacer|
|Lee Vanstone||29.36||30 minute pacer|
|Kirsty Webb||30.51||31 minute pacer|
|Tamsyn Wymer||39.50||40 minute pacer|
Victoria Dock parkrun
|Graham Le Good||21.20|
|Judith Le Good||26.40|
Fire Service College parkrun