Race Roundup #25 – 02/06/2019

With 28 of us taking over the YHA in Haworth, condensing at least a years’ worth of hill training over the course of 3 fun-fill days (balancing all that running out with a 48 hour snack-a-thon); MFR representation out on the racing scene has been fairly quite this week.

That said, we did have three races that took place this weekend, firstly with Pete Greatbanks participating in the Big Bala Swim (1500m)! Surrounded by the beautiful Aran, Arenig and Berwun mountain ranges, Pete braved the open water elements to take an incredible first place! It is great to see our MFR open water and triathlon contingency doing so well this season! Well done Pete!

Also on Saturday and in Wales, we had Peter Brodey complete the Abersoch Land and Sea 10km Beach Race. A challenging but adrenaline-charged race, Peter started in the village of Abersoch with the course taking him out to finish on the golden sands of the main beach. After completing the Rock and Roll Liverpool 5km and Marathon last weekend I am not entirely sure how you did this, but a big congratulations to you.

Out in the Lake District Nico Gibert took on the Grasmere Gallop Trail Race. From Nico’s description it sounds to have been a tough but beautiful course, taking place amidst the spectacular surroundings of Grasmere village and Rydal Water. Perhaps one for the diary for all you brave trail runners for 2020.

Finally (and whilst technically not a race!!), well done to those of you that supported your local park runs either as volunteers or to run. This is in addition to those of you whom ventured a little further afield to partake in a bit of park run tourism such as Glasgow, Yeovil and Whitton

Results can be found here:

Big Bala Swim
http://racetimingsolutions.racetecresults.com/results.aspx…

Aberscoch Land and Sea 10km
https://www.tdleventservices.co.uk/event-results/events…

Grasmere Gallopp
https://www.grasmeregallop.co.uk/results-and-photographs/

The summer months have many of us participating in none-club championship races and other sporting events so please do keep us updated on your race plans as we would love to hear how you get on.

Author: Martin Dunn

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