Doris may have done a disappearing act but conditions remained windy for racing this weekend. Hazel and Jon Buist, away for the weekend in Derbyshire, took part in a brand new half marathon and 10k race around the undulating, traffic-free trails surrounding Carsington Water Reservoir. The route offers stunning views of the Lake and Peak District countryside. Following on from her impressive form during the cross country season, Hazel was 3rd female over the 10k distance in a time of 47.32 winning not only a trophy but a fantastic big bobble hat. Husband Jon opted for the half marathon distance finishing in a time of 1.36.20 and 23rd position.
Another race with dual distance options was the Tarpley 20/10, with seemingly never ending hills on country lanes just outside Bury St Edmunds. Richard Candler, competing over the 20 mile distance for the first time finished in 2.21.40 in 30th position. Nicole Smith took on the shorter 10 mile distance finishing in 1.28.51.
With the date being 26.2, Dan Smith travelled to Kent for the Marathon Day marathon at Bettenshanger. Smith covered the 13 lap course in 4 hours 28 minutes.
Finally John Warne did the St Peter’s Way Ultramarathon, a 45 mile pathway from Chipping Ongar to Bradwell-on-Sea, in 9 hours 39 minutes and 53 seconds.