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Up North and down South

This week Alex Banks took on the 3 peaks fell race which involves a whopping 5336ft of ascent over 24 miles! There were 562 runners competing in the race which takes on the three 'hills' Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales. Alex came in a very respectable 130th place and said this about his day out on the fells......It was my first time running it and it was a really good route with the race line up Whernside being a real treat - obscenely steep! I was aiming for sub 4 but realised on the final summit it would have to be a flat-out effort to get it, so I just ran it in (which seemed to take forever!) Great effort Alex, and you looked so happy doing it too, the views must have been worth the climb!

Down south James Widdowson was running Plymouth half marathon. It was his first race with his eldest daughter (ex-member Rosie-Jane who smashed her previous PB to achieve a sub-2-hour time), and he reports that it was perfect conditions with sun, a cool breeze, hills and sea views. There was a brilliant big-city event vibe and James said he was very happy to have executed his ambitious plan of 5min kilometres to finish in 01:48:14. Well done James!

This week Luke Campbell was at Bushy parkrun, the inaugural Parkrun venue where it all started. Dave Moss was at Lydiard, Amanda Naylor was in Aviemore, Ollie Campbell won in Chippenham, Dave Musgrove came home second overall just 2 seconds behind the winner in Cirencester. He was joined there by Heath and Otis Forbes, Jo Musk, Gordon Jones, Jos Randell, Brendan McCarthy, Sophie Humphiries, Kirsty Leggate and Leo Crawford. The McAdams were at Tetbury Goods Shed and Paul Timms was at Schoterbos in the Netherlands.

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