The Doynton Hard Half Marathon is a tough cross country half marathon race. It takes place on footpaths, bridle paths and country lanes thick with mud. Through rivers swollen with winter rain and over hills with wicked climbs and hellish descents, it really is not for the faint hearted or the in experienced novice runner.
Eight tough Stroudies braved the wet and cold winter elements today and took part. A big well done to everyone who competed, not nice conditions even on a straight forward course.
The dates of this year's Welsh Castles Relay have been announced - please keep the weekend 9-10 June free if you would like to join the team and represent the Club by running one of the 20 legs from Caernarfon to Cardiff. We will shortly be applying for a team place and if you are interested please let Jim Adams or Alan Pitt know.
Action On Pre-eclampsia has London Marathon Places available. If any club members are interested the details can be found here.
Today five Stroudies took part in the Naunton 19 mile off-road race. This challenging race across the beautiful north Cotswold countryside is not for the faint hearted and takes a lot of skill to run. It took the runners through water logged fields, along lanes, through woods and up and down slippery hills.
Well done to everybody for finishing in excellent times:
Due to the snow and ice after Christmas unfortunately the 4 mile road race which took place on the lanes starting at Elmore Village Hall had to be re-scheduled to New Year's Day. Understandably, the new date deterred a lot of our runners who were originally planning on competing. However, two determined runners did make the start line and finished in respectable times. Well done to Chris Jurevicius 9th place in 28:34 and Lee Christmas 11th place in 28:45
On Saturday our teams travelled to Bristol and took part in the County X-Country Championships. Congratulations to our senior and masters ladies teams who ran on a tough and muddy course to clinch 1st team places in the championships.
Results as follows:
1st place Zoe Wassell, 4th Jane Wassell, 7th Emeila Errington, 8th Emily Chandler, 10th Vicky Price, 11th Jo Fifield and 21st Gill Tavner
Strong performances from our male team too whose results were as follows: