Run to the Sea

Run to the Sea

10-10-2020

Denise Poole completed her first ultramarathon over the weekend. Run to the Sea race 50km (30miles) was held in Dorset and started in Ringwood. A point to point event that would end in Bournemouth. A covid registered event meant runners started in pens of 6 to allow social distancing. Denise was of and running at 7am on a bitterly cold morning. Two fast 10km sections along the Castleman Trail were done. The route then headed into Poole before following the coast path to Hengistbury Head. These 10 miles proved to be quite tough. Pancake flat and long straights are not a runners best friend. Some elevation allows other muscles to work. However at 26.2 Denise got a personal best over the marathon distance. Onto 30 miles and the finish....well that what was expected but the race had other ideas. 2 bonus miles finished over sand dunes and finally the finish line at 7hrs 17mins. Huge well done to Denise and all the other computers on the inaugural event.

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Runners in the fast lane

Runners in the fast lane

28/29 Sept 2019

Busy times at Wellington Running club.  Over the last couple of weeks we have had runners taking part in varied distances and types of races. Such is the mixture of abilities we cater for.

On the 22nd Sept,  Killerton trail 10k race took place. Very Hilly, muddy and extremely moist conditions down. Finish times were Jeremy Walters 01:06:38 and Sam Walters 01:23:09 

28th Sept Chris Poole ran the Jurassic coast trail 50km. A new event that some described as brutal. Completed in 6:32:08 into a 40 mph headwind making it a tough day at the office.

29th Sept We had Taunton 10k road race with Eve Ford 1:12:51. Matt Carpenter 1:05:15,  Ayshea Carpenter 1:05:51 and Graham Bowpitt 47:06. Fantastic efforts by all and first race by Matt and Ayshea. 

Exmouth 10k again Jeremy and Sam Walters, they do like a 10k! Finish times were 54:06 and 1:08:04 respectively. Great running.

Whist the medal hunters were out at races we had our regular running groups meeting on Monday, Thursday, and Friday plus our current C25k are nearly half way through their program. 

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