Results for the Venice Marathon – 22.10.17
The Venice marathon course was flat and fast. There were just a few short slopes (100 meters or so) between the 25th and 35th km. The start was located in Stra (a small country town about 25 km west of Venice), the first part of the route, ran along the Riviera del Brenta. Then the route went through the centre of Marghera and Mestre, and then ran for 2k inside San Giuliano’s Park and went into Venice via the Liberty Bridge. The course then proceeded in Venice’s renovated port area and reached the city centre for the last kms, in the final part of the marathon route runners faced 14 little bridges over Venice’s canals.
Results for the Great South Run – 22.10.17
Starting and finishing on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea, this fast and flat course took runner through Old Portsmouth, home of the Portsmouth Cathedral, before entering the Historic Dockyard. Runners were granted permission to run past the Royal Navy’s current naval ships, – including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose museum. After exiting the Dockyard the course reached the halfway point on Winston Churchill Avenue, before going back towards Southsea Common, where the final two miles were on the scenic seafront. The course was steeped in history dating as far back as 1212.
Results for the Thoresby 10 – 22.10.17
This was the 3rd annual autumnal trail run in the grounds of Thoresby Hall, north Nottinghamshire. The route went along old military roads, cleared tracks through ancient woodland and grassed paths around the country estate. The route included a few hills around the course and some of the most scenic Nottinghamshire countryside as well as the forest & lake. The route went through private areas that were once part of the 10,000 acres Royal Forest of Sherwood, the reserve is also the site of Europe’s oldest Oak tree plantation, containing over 1000 Oaks most of which are over 500 years old!
Results for the Tempo Winter Series 10k – 22.10.17
This is a series of five road races run over a course of 10.13k (6.3miles). The course is the same for each race but is run counter clockwise then clockwise on each alternate date. This is perfect winter training territory as there are a few; well, one quite big hill involved.
Results for the Green Drive Five – 22.10.17
This 5 mile road raced started and finished in the historic 18th Century tree-lined footpath of Green Drive, Lytham St Annes and incorporated the Lancashire AA 5 mile road championships. Read Katie’s race report here.