Results for the Rugby Six – 17.5.17
This race is part of the East Midlands Grand Prix, the race started and finished at St Andrew’s RFC Clubhouse. It was a single 6 mile loop of Ashlawn Road, Onley Lane and Barby Lane. Read Martin’s race report here.
Results for the Shin Dig in the Shire Half Marathon – 20.5.17
Set under the back drop of the Clee Hills, this route left the Sun Brewery in the sleepy village of Corfton, and climbed upwards via grassy tracks and open farmland to Pinstones before dropping down through ancient woodland towards Westhope. Runners then picked up a single track lane and an old bridle way that crosses a ford before climbing up onto Wenlock Edge (Wenlock Edge is an 18 mile stretch of ancient woodland that was once a coral reef). The course takes in a section of the Edge before dropping up and down to Flounder’s Folly and joining more bridle ways and farmland to bring competitors to the final descent of the brewery.
Results for the Firkin 5 Miles – 20.5.17
Starting and ending at the Hook Norton Brewery, The Firkin 5 took runners over roads and fields, past the brewery, round the shire horses, avoiding the brewery goats and back for to the brewery for a free drink for all finishers. The route was quite challenging, with some nice fast road sections at the beginning and in the middle, and some hilly off road sections too.
Results for the Worcester Marathon & Half-marathon – 21.5.17
The Worcester Full and Half Marathon is now in its sixth year, the race is based at Six Ways Rugby Stadium where the Worcester Warriors team play. Both distances started in Offerton Lane, a five-minute walk from the Rugby Club. The Full Marathon was two laps of the loop around beautiful rural lanes with a small addition to make up the distance. The Half accompanied the Full for the first lap before splitting away at 11 miles and heading back where both races finish in front of the Worcester Warriors Ground.
Results for the Burton AC 10 Mile Race – 21.5.17
The race started and finished from the Washlands, adjacent to the Meadowside Centre, Burton on Trent. The route consisted of 2 laps on an undulating course, which consisted of parkland paths and urban streets. This year it was the 130th anniversary of the race, with Arthur Holden of Burton Harriers crowned victorious on Easter Monday 1887 in front of a crowd of over 10,000 spectators !!
Results for the Knowle and Dorridge Lions 10k – 21.5.17
This race now had the choice of 5k or 10k, with 1 or 2 laps. The start and finish was at Arden Academy in Knowle, after running around the field runners exited the front of the school and along Station Road to the High Street. The anti-clockwise route, then followed local roads back to the school.
Results for the Coventry Sprint Triathlon – 21.5.17
We don’t normally include triathlon’s in the weekly round-up, but 13 Massey Runners took part in this Sprint Distance Tri organised by Coventry Triathletes, a number of members belong to both clubs, and other MF members volunteered to help marshal and organise. This triathlon comprised of a 400m pool swim (16 lengths), a 20k cycle, and a 5k run, all based from the Xcel Centre. This was the first triathlon for a few, and a huge Well Done to Dean Clarke who came 2nd overall.