SHARRON'S ROUND-UP 17.02.16
With a TAC team out supporting Running Forever’s Humdinger and Hurtle, the day was perfect for running. The Hurtle, advertised as 5ish miles, but was actually just 4.5, turned out to be a Battle Royale between the talented ‘youth’ of TAC with Dom Taylor leading the field home (25.17) with Ben Tull hard on his heels (25.25 ).. moments later over the horizon came a little yellow hat bobbing along with the ‘experience’ of TAC in the form of Keith in 27.21. Having checked Keith was still upright after he had finished I went back onto the course to see Robin Green coming in, also surpassing his expected time 38.13 - its those miles you are putting in Rob, you are looking good !
The Humdinger Half brought similar success as Hannah Taunton stormed home to another victory in 1.27.08, taking off 4 minutes from last year with Kim Hill looking equally strong in 3rd place in 1.30.33 taking 5 minutes off last year. Emma Rathbone took to the hills, coming in with the hope of breaking 2 hours…. Well done Emma, the chip timing gave you 1.59.58!!! Ursula brought the girls home in 2.13.17, after having struggled on last weekend's long run - it was lovely to see her looking so strong and still smiling as she came in. James Heal was the sole man amongst our training group to take part in the half and came home in a very respectable 1.33.34…. and that was after cycling from Milverton!
Nick Daniels did a border raid on Dorset and took part in the Lytchett 10mile race which also incorporated the Masters champs. Nick was 1.04.42 and was 29th/330 (16th in the vets champs).
The Grizzly (13th March) …. Poor Deaks has been suffering from man flu and a strained calf so is not up to the miles he should be doing for this so is wondering if anyone would like his place for free? Please email him on firstname.lastname@example.org, first come first served!
Next Saturday 20th we are doing a trip to Burnham Parkrun, the sun is due to shine, although there may be some wind around. Cup of tea after? Any takers?