I thought I would try and write a summary report of all the performance’s over the past weekend, no promises I will do this every week but I will try.
So where do I start this weekend saw ‘The Bats’ running across the globe from Melbourne to Werrington.
On Saturday Alison Brind and Kevin Uzzell did the Round Rotherham 50 miler, with Alison 1st F50 in 10h 13min and Kevin completing it in 12:54, a great effort by Alison and Kevin. I would also like to mention Roger Taylor who we all know is a Bat at heart even though he wears a funny green colour now and then – he came 6th overall in an amazing time of 7hr 28.
Steve Parker ran the Melbourne Marathon whilst we were all sleeping in a cracking time of 3:28 and was the 8th V60 in a field of thousands, this is Steve’s 3rd sub 3.30 marathon in a matter of weeks, massive respect out to Sparker.
8 Bats took part in the Birmingham Half Marathon with Richard Fain 1st home for the club in 1:34 , nice to see Richard still racing after his move down South. Julie McArthur was 1st female Bat in 1:47 with a PB, beating her husband, Jamie and even making excuses for him.
Others running included Anne and Bill Griffiths, Julia Dando, Emma Dutton and Bill Clarke, very well done to everyone.
Over in Portugal, Club Captain, Bernie Priekulis and Phil Cape ran approx. 4:14 in the Lisbon Rock and Roll Marathon in wet conditions. https://www.stonemm.co.uk/2015/10/20/stone-master-marathoners-vice-captains-weekend-round-up-17th18th-october-2015/ https://www.stonemm.co.uk/2015/10/20/stone-master-marathoners-vice-captains-weekend-round-up-17th18th-october-2015/The excuses have already come in and I am sure we will hear all about it on Wednesday in the bar.
Closer to home, 7 Bats completed the penultimate NSRRA race, Werrington 10k with Chairman Tim Hulse first home in 41:23,
Vice-Captain – Paul Phillips with a PB of 43:47 and prizes for Amy Gamble – 1st F35 and Joyce Edwards – 1st F65 with Anne Marie Mountford, Gail Evans and Katie Adams also completing the race.
Only one more NSRRA race to go, Flying Fox 10 in November, its been a long season but many friends made and I for one am already planning next year and would highly recommend getting more Bats signed up as it is a great laugh.
Finally, on top of all this our Chairman managed to convince 24 of us to run in the Thunder Run (http://www.tr24.co.uk/), a 24 hour event next July. So on Monday morning Tim and his lovely wife, working on 3 PC’s booked us up and we now have 3 teams successfully entered – well done Tim 😉