The celebration Caper

Nine of the club headed down to Exeter to take part in a mixed terrain eight hour race, The celebration Caper consisted of a 3.5 mile loop which you could choose to run as many times as you like. These events are great and getting people to achieve personal best distance.
Stage at the Double Locks pub on a blistering hot day over 200 runners set off.
As usual Jolly Running, the event organises did not disappoint. Fantastically well organised event enjoyed by all... well most!

Our team results
Louse Lowey and Daniel Roger 3 loops. Louise was also in action at parkrun for a 5km before this race and again on sunday at Bridgwater for a 10k. Daniels first race and a personal best distance.
Denise Poole, Laura Bright-Simmons, Claire Rodger and Jan Olive 4 loops. Denise helped Laura complete her first event and also personal best distance. Claire used this as a great training run to keep her milage up and Jan achieved a personal best distance.
Erin, Chris and Sara 5 loops. Erin, no stranger to long distance running had a great 5 loops. Chris and Sara used the run as part of marathon training and work the 5 loops perfectly into their plan.
All were rewarded with a race medal, bottle of prosecco and a head gear buffs.
Special mention to Helen and John for manning the pit stop and great support as always, thank you.

Photo: left to right, Louse Lowey, Jan Olive, Claire Roger, Erin Black, Denise Poole, Daniel Roger, Sarah Hart Hiby, Laura Bright-Simmons, Chris Higby.

Sunday, Vince Reed took to the streets of Plymouth for a half marathon. Runners were encouraged to wear green as a tribute to the recent victims of tragic stabbings. Vince join thousands that enjoyed the surprisingly hilly road closed event. Large crowds turned out to cheers everyone along. A great finish time of 2:18 was a real achievement as Vince has only recently re-started running after a lengthy break. Well done and great to have you back!

Over at Bridgwater half marathon Luke Merchant had a personal best time in his sights over this flat and fast course. His ankle had other ideas though as a recent tendon damage had not settled down as much as he had hope so a few walking breaks were required. However Luke still managed a fantastic finish time of 2hrs and 50 seconds. We know Luke is disappointed with this finish time but two hours is not and easy time for a half by most people standards. Let the ankle settle down Luke and your soon be on fire again.