Around and About (3rd November 2019)


Parkrun Milestones
Alice Kirk reports:

Rachel Allen and Graham Sampson both celebrated fantastic Parkrun milestones at Gorleston on Saturday. After starting parkruns 10 years ago, Rachel did her 400th while Graham celebrated his 350th. Chocolate cake and sausage rolls were shared with friends and family to help celebrate their achievements.

Cornish Marathon

Rachel Hirst reports:

Today (Sunday 3 November) was the Cornish marathon for me, Tim, Karen and Robin (pictured below with Christine). It was a revised route – half a mile short – so that the race didn’t have to be cancelled due to shocking weather. The elevation was 2,547 feet, a bit of a shock for us Black Dogs.  We had horizontal rain, fast wind and it was very cold.

Anyway, we all survived with Karen Gedge finishing in 4:53, me 5:03, Robin Ashe 5:12 and Tim Hirst 6:03. Our rewards were a hoody, Cornish pasties and a cuppa.

Framlingham XC
Alice Kirk reports:

Today  (Sunday 3 November) in perfect weather conditions, our junior and senior members were representing the club at the first Suffolk Winter League race at Framlingham Castle (see picture below). Running conditions were not quite as perfect as the weather, with acres of mud of the very sticky variety, which hung onto our shoes for the entire time. The course was a challenging two laps for the seniors, with the second lap being longer than the first covering a total of 5.6 miles.

Lode half-marathon

Jesse Timberlake reports:

I was the only Black Dog at the Lode half-marathon race today (Sunday 3 November)  – a there and back race that took in the muddy tracks and roads around the fens. The weather held off for a lovely day in the Cambridgeshire countryside, with only a bit of wind to contend with, but no complaints for a November race. Well supported and marshaled, with about 250 runners in all. I came in fifth with a time of 01:26:22.

Kent cross country

Rob Hall reports:

Kent cross country

Rob Hall reports:
This photo  gives an idea of the ‘challenging’ event that is held in the most beautiful location of Eridge Estate, Tunbridge Wells  … I’m hooked.

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