This weekend was more active with CRR’s involved in 2 races, the first being the Bovington Marathon which based out of the Tank museum provided much entertainment for runners before heading out onto the tank training grounds, representing CRR’s were Stuart and Roddy Mclean, Adrian Male, Helen Baxter and Paul Masters – With the Cold early morning and the promise of a bright sunny day CRR’s Stuart, Roddy, Adrian and Paul set off together at a steady pace with only Male who had run recently.  With the first few miles being flat the challenge was getting through the 4 rivers on the outward route, Helen made good progress through the centre of the rivers, it was then out onto the training grounds and Stuart and Roddy upped their pace making their way up through the pack, as the race reached the halfway marker Roddy had stepped ahead of brother Stuart, with Paul and Adrian a while behind, Helen was finding the going hard having not ran following a sprained ankle.  With Mud aplenty that last road crossing at 22 miles promised the return through the rivers to clean up, it was with some relief that the finish line come into view, first across the line for CRR’s was Roddy McLean in a time of 4h 9m 51s 31/512, Stuart was next to run between the tanks in 4h 35m 13s 81/512, Adrian Male pushed hard to run in at 4h 46m 15s 108/512, having struggled over the last few mile Paul Masters hit the line in 5h 07m 53s 172/512, Helen, recording 29 miles having been mis-directed by a blown down sign ran in at 7h 10m 17s 478/512 ,

Photo 1

Roddy McLean, Helen Baxter, Paul Masters, Stuart McLean, Adrian Male

Mike Egan and Stevie Potter were CRR’s who headed over to Hemyock on a grey overcast morning, meeting at Hemyock Primary School for the Wellington Monument 10k multi-terrain race, with a steady first kilometre the runners then faced a long hard climb, Mike Egan really pushed to clear the early pack with Stevie just behind, with the monument in view Mike had picked his way through the trails and at the turn with far reaching views could see the return route and the runners coming up the Hill with a High 5 to Stevie Mike charged hard for this now mainly downhill section,   Stevie was now getting into a better stride and making good progress through the field, with the last few kilometres to go Mike could hear the cheers of support as a runner was heading in just behind him, with the touch paper lit Mike push form and finesse and charged for the line crossing in 45m 37s and having regained his composure was ready to greet Stevie who crossed the line in 47m 48s

Photo 2 Mike Egan, Stevie Potter

Hope all is good any issues please give call

Paul

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