Race Roundup #17 – 04/03/2019

As you may have been aware, last weekend’s racing was all about the Benidorm Half and 10k and a swarm (collective noun for a group of runners, anyone?) of us jetted down to the Costa Blanca for the annual club holiday. One or two in the group may have had some initial reservations about the resort, but the race itself was perfect. Both the Half and the 10k were on the same course and started at the same time, which doesn’t often happen. The route (2 laps for the half) went out along the sea front and back through the old and new town, giving picture postcard views as the sun began to set. Support along the way was very enthusiastic (“VENGA”!) – the Spanish certainly know how to cheer – and of course, the odd stag do attempted to join in, pints in hand. We were rewarded for our efforts at the end with a t-shirt, medal, goodie bag (fish soup anyone?) and coca cola. All in all, I think everyone had a great race and I’d highly recommend it to anyone! Among some great performances, Amy stood out, setting a new Half PB in 1:40:48, coming 8th in her category. Thanks also to Chris M and Steve A for their cheering and supporting!

On Sunday, whilst the Benidorm lot were sleeping off the celebratory sangria, Blair took part in the Settle Half in 1:35:32, taking over 3 minutes off his PB. An amazing effort and looking good for his upcoming marathon!

Results below:

Benidorm Half (02/03/2019)

https://www.chiplevante.net/2019benidormhalf/PDF/21K/GENERAL.pdf

Benidorm 10k (02/03/2019)

https://www.chiplevante.net/2019benidormhalf/PDF/10K/GENERAL.pdf

Settle Half (03/03/2019)

http://www.itsgrimupnorthrunning.co.uk/results-2019

Author: Martin Dunn

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