Results for the City to Sea Ultra Marathon – 7.9.19
The City to Sea Ultramarathon was a fantastic 34 mile route from Exeter Riverside to Babbacombe Downs via Torquay Harbour. The first 20 miles which apart from a couple of short climbs were flat, and as runners left Shaldon to re-join the South West Coast Path things got challenging, this 7 mile stage was the toughest of the route with several big climbs. Stage 4 started with a long downhill to Torquay Harbour before runners re-joined the Coast Path and headed up to Babbacombe Downs. The route was a mixture of riverside paths, country lanes, woodlands, stunning cliff tops, beaches, and harbours.
Results for the Battle of the Borders – 7.9.19
This was a single lap around the Shropshire Hills, based at Carding Mill Valley.
Results for the Two Counties Half Marathon – 8.9.19
This was a Half Marathon run on roads, that started and finished at East Carlton Country Park, the event took place in the picturesque countryside of North Northamptonshire and South Leicestershire.
Results for the Great North Run – 8.9.19
19 Massey Runners took part in the largest half-marathon in the world with more than 57,000 runners taking part. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the 13.1 mile route took runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where runners crossed over the iconic Tyne Bridge, unfortunately this year the Red Arrows were on overseas duty and therefore runners didn’t see them passing overhead. Runners then travelled through Gateshead towards South Shields where they ran along the sea front for the final one mile. Well done to Delroy who was the 2:05-hr pacer.
Results for the Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon – 8.9.19
Organised by Grantham Athletic Club the race started and finished on the track inside the South Kesteven Sports Stadium, Grantham. The race headed out of Grantham into the Lincolnshire countryside onto the Grantham to Nottingham Canal towpath for nearly 3 miles to Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, taking in a couple of testing hills along the way before returning back into the stadium for a ‘grandstand’ finish.
Results for the Stratford Big 10k – 8.9.19
This was the 11th edition of this popular 10K event. Based on Stratford Recreation Ground runners headed up the A3400 before turning right and heading along the B4362, Clifford Lane, turning onto the Milcote Road. Past the halfway point runners were taken onto the infamous Greenway, heading all the way down the Greenway along past the Racecourse, taking the path to the river and on up to Holy Trinity Church. Finally there was a slightly downhill section past both the Courtyard Theatre and the RSC Theatre before a final right to onto the Rec where the race finished near the bandstand. Read Dave’s race report here.
Results for the Nuneaton 10k – 8.9.19
Nuneaton Harriers Athletics Club, in conjunction with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, hosted the Nuneaton 10k Road Race. Competitors began the race at the Town Hall and undertook three laps of the fast, flat, course on the roads surrounding Riversley Park, crossing the finish line in the Pingles Stadium.
Results for the Draycote Water 10k, 10 & 20 mile – 8.9.19