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Bob Graham Club

Alex Fawcett and Paul Walker attended the Bob Graham Round Club dinner on Saturday night in Cumbria, and were among other runners to receive their certificates for completing the 66 mile / 42 peak challenge in under 24 hours. Alex completed his attempt in June this year in 20 hours 39 minutes, with Paul joining him in the elite club of runners in August in 22 hours 50 minutes.

Birmingham Marathon

Stan Appleton returned to the city of his birth for the Birmingham Marathon and achieved his target of a getting a ‘good for age qualifying time’ for London 2019 by finishing in 4hours 18minutes 1second. A great run from Stan, especially in warm muggy conditions on a course with some surprising short sharp hills.

Yorkshire Wildlife 5k

James Parkes attended the Run for Wildlife 5k at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park on Sunday morning along with 1000 other runners. He ran it in 29.23 and was RR’s only competitor but enjoyed passing the lions, polar bears and monkeys on the way to the finish line, reassured that they were all behind bars.

Shaun Lee Johnstone 10

The next day, and conditions were much better for all the RR who were out in force to help organise, marshal and compete in Boroughbridge at the Shaun Lee Johnstone 10 mile race. The weekend’s warm weather made it a great day to spectate but quite hot and thirsty work for runners. First back for RR was Simon Cave in 1 hour 4 minutes for 7th position, while Douglas Scott also made the top 10 with a time of 1:05 for 9th. The pair were followed by Mark Ryder (1:07), Michael Hernandez (1:11), and Michael Hall (1:12) while Emma Sorby claimed second lady and 38th overall in 1:14. Only one second separated Andy Turner (1:15:55) and James Boddy (1:15:56), with Jake (first dog!!) and Matthew Holt next in 1:18.

Other times were:
56 01:19:38 Lewis Brooks
57 01:19:46 Trevor Schofield
58 01:19:50 Ben Buckley
62 01:20:59 John Skinner
65 01:21:24 Gary Wilks
76 01:23:13 Neil Dring
81 01:24:14 Andrew Webster
85 01:25:02 Sheena Jackson
86 01:25:30 Heather Glegg
88 01:26:05 Andrew Harker
94 01:27:47 Alexander Bell-Irving
103 01:31:06 Anne Cheeesman
104 01:31:08 Mark Brooks
107 01:31:53 Steve Grange
119 01:36:39 Lesley Willoughby
138 01:45:46 Fiona Alder
139 01:45:47 Dawn Griffin
145 01:49:47 Suzanne Blakey

Lakeland Four Passes

On a rainy Saturday Matthew Holt travelled to Rosthwaite for the Lakeland 4 Passes, a 19 mile race with 5,140 feet of ascent, which took runners around a circular route via Styhead Tarn, Wasdale Head, Black Sail Youth Hostel and Honister. The week’s heavy rain resulted in ankle deep streams instead of paths, muddy fields and slippery ascents making the course slow going at times. Matthew finished the route in 4 hours 37 minutes.