Catch up on some great Team long distance racing which happened on the 23rd and 24th of July.
An intrepid group of our Senior distance squad ventured out further & longer last weekend as they entered two mixed teams of 6 in the 24 hour relay event near Cirencester.
Running over a 5.6 mile multi terrain course the 1st team won the mixed team event setting a new record distance for mixed teams and finished an impressive 2nd overall completing 37 laps just one lap behind an all-male team of 8 and.
The 2nd team ran 33 laps to finish 7th overall and 5th mixed team. Each runner ran either 5,6 or 7 laps over the 24 hours covering 28 – 39 miles each !
Congratulations to Ollie Harradence, Simon Lees, Steve Marklew, Andrea Deathridge, Dean England, Russ Simpson (1st team); Dave Long, Paul Terleski, Chris Taylor, Gemma Sidaway, Matt Stenson and John Fletcher.
Special mention to Ollie who ran all his legs under 36 mins, ran the events fastest leg of the weekend & who also organised the event for the teams plus Andrea, who was the most consistent runner of the weekend.
Time to rest now…before looking to those autumn half or full marathons!
More info about the race can be found here.
Report by Steve Marklew (Senior Long Distance Squad Coach).