Results for the Thames Path Challenge – 9.9.17
The Thames Path is unique; it’s the only long distance path to follow a river for most of its length. This full 100km route headed upstream from Bishop’s Park, next to Putney Bridge, and on through leafy Kew and Richmond past the last non-tidal lock at Teddington. It passed the Royal palace of Hampton Court, to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame at 50km, then beneath Windsor Castle and on through beautiful countryside to Henley.
Results for the Great North Run – 10.9.17
10 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, where if you were lucky you got a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead. Runners then travelled through Gateshead towards South Shields where they ran along the sea front for the final one mile. Read Kelvin’s race report here.
Results for the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon – 10.9.17
This race is run up to the lake, clockwise around the lake and then back down to the finish. The Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon was first run in 1988, organised by Doug Morris of the Oswestry Olympians. Originally it was was to be a one-off event but, with the exception of 2009, has become an annual event. Well done to Peter who won his age category and received £25 !
Results for the Nuneaton 10k – 10.9.17
Nuneaton Harriers Athletics Club, in conjunction with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, hosted the inaugural 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. Well done to Cathy McKeown finishing in first place in her age category.
Results for the Stratford Big 10k – 10.9.17
Now in it’s ninth year, the course started on Shipston Road and the finish by the bandstand on the recreation ground. Runners headed up the A3400 before turning right at the second roundabout and heading along the B4362, Clifford Lane, turning onto the Milcote Road. This led to the halfway point and then onto the infamous Greenway. The route went all the way down the Greenway along past the Racecourse and onto the path to the river and past Lucy’s Mill Bridge and Holy Trinity Church. A final slightly downhill section went past the Courtyard Theatre and the RSC Theatre, finally over the canal bridge and the Tramway Bridge before a final right onto the Rec where the race finished near the bandstand. Well done to Vir winning her age category and finishing 3rd place overall. Read Michael’s race report here.