Results for the Thames Ring 250 – 1.7.17
The Thames Ring 250 is a 250 mile trail race starting in Goring-on-Thames and following an anti-clockwise route finishing in Streatley at Goring Village Hall. The route is mainly on canal and riverside paths and relatively flat. Runners have 100 hours (4 days 4 hours) to complete the run, navigating using maps and being supported by checkpoints every 25 miles or so. It’s an extremely tough run testing runners endurance to the limit along with long hours with little sleep and long dark nights. Dave Fawkner took on this challenge and did a great 96 miles before having to retire.
Results for the Snickerthon Half & Full Marathon – 1.7.17
This course followed a 3.3 mile loop around the famous Ironman reservoir at Chasewater Country Park. The full marathoners completed 8 laps and the half 4 laps, the route was a mixed terrain of paths, running alongside the Chasewater railway and the reservoir.
Results for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k – 1.7.17
This race takes places on the First Saturday from April to September. The course is 3 laps of the Olympic Park. Virginia was first lady and won 2 tickets to the Arcelor Mittal Orbit as her prize !
Results for the Timberhonger 10k – 1.7.17
2017 was the 15th running of the Timberhonger 10k, so called as most of the route is on Timberhonger Lane. Over the years the race has become famous for it’s friendly Carnival atmosphere, great crowds at the finish, and a picturesque course with a now infamous hill. The route started at the Bromsgrove end of Timberhonger Lane, close to Sanders Park at 5.00pm, then snaked it’s way down Timberhonger Lane for approximately 3k before doing two 2k loops round Berry Lane and Newhouse Lane, then returning back up Timberhonger Lane to Sanders Park. The race finished with a run across the back field of Sanders Park to the finishing line near the front car park. Read Dave’s race report here.
Results for the Compton Verney Half Marathon – 2.7.17
Previously known as Edgehill Half Marathon this race was renamed after the beautiful start/finish venue. The half marathon set off from the front of the house and wound through the villages of Kineton, Little Kineton and Radway before returning up the “cheeky” Pittern Hill at 11.5 miles and back to finish on the lawns of Compton Verney by the lake.
Results for the Black Country 10k – 2.7.17
This course was 2 laps around Halesowen Town and the nearby housing estates.
Results for the Whitnash 5k – 2.7.17
This course is 2 laps around Whitnash finishing at the Acre Close Playing Fields, this race has been run annually alongside the Whitnash Fun Day since 2003 and is organised with the help of Leamington Cycling and Athletic Club.