Black & Gold – weekend race report
11 September 2017 - By Steve Hennings
If I’ve missed anyone or any PBs please let me know
Jungfrau (don’t ask me to pronounce it) Mountain Marathon
There always appears to be one WRC member off doing something a bit extreme. Ross Henderson was this week’s, taking on the Jungfrau Marathon in the Swiss Alps. I’ll leave you to Google it, but in essence you run a trail marathon up a mountain. With over 1800m of climbing this is a race for mountain goats, with Ross completing it in an impressive 04:42:38.
Essex Cross Country Series – Final Race
On flatter ground it was the last of the 5 race Cross Country series was held at Weald Park over a tough 10k on Saturday.
Gerry Greenwold finished in 00:52:01; and, Victoria Levine, having completed all 5 races in the series, finished in a time of 01:08:29
Great North Run
Up on Tyneside we had three members running.
If you stalk him on Strava, you’ll have noticed Mark Finbow’s strong form recently and that was shown with a time of 01:22:40, which we mortals only dream of achieving!
John Barrett completed the course in a time of 01:58:11; and, Louise Pascoe completed the 1st of 3 back to back half-marathons, finishing in a time of 02:10:47. Tune in next week for the results of her trip to the Bristol half.
Sweat & Stour 8 mile trail race
It was couples day at the Sweat & Stour with Tony & Brigid Wallen; and, Andy White & Sue Smith representing the club
And that just leaves Langham! Apparently the first recorded case of “Mass Hysteria Race Entry” within an Essex running club – we had over 40 club members running.
3rd lady home was Liz Stuckey (who was downplaying her chances on the start line!) and defying the march of time was our own “Benjamin Button” Mark Austin who was 1st male over 60, along with another PB!
There were a huge bunch of PBs across the runners as you can see below, and a special mention goes out to all the first timers for the club racing in their Witham vests for the first time. Black & Gold!
- denotes 1st time in a Witham RC vest!