CoSARC C25K Group Earn Their Spurs
CoSARC ran a Couch to 5K (C25K) course, led by club stalwarts, Colin Martin, Andy Webb, Denise von Roretz and Ruth Holloway writes Vasen Moodley
The group was comprised of adults, most of whom had never run 5K before. They included Clare Dickinson, Jill Charter, Jo Williams, Katherine Hirst, Merial Eaton, Natalie Smith, Richard Davis, Sam Hopkins, Stefanie Potter and Zoe Capstick.
The course started on 12th January, and over the course of nine weeks the group built up the time and distance they ran. They progressed from running for six minutes in week one to running for a magnificent 30-40 minutes in week nine. Quite an impressive improvement. In addition to the weekly Wednesday training runs some of the group were so keen they even joined Colin Martin for several runs on the weekend.
The group’s tireless efforts culminated in them completing Salisbury parkrun on Saturday in some very impressive finishing times. Other members of the C25K group completed their first 5K at the weekly CoSARC Wednesday club evening.
The following CoSARC juniors represented Wiltshire in the Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships in Loughborough : Lizzie Norton, Milly Rayner, Daisy Badger, Sophie Wood, Francesca Cole, Sophie Hayakana, Esme White, Mim Grey, Jacob Earl, Daniel Robertson, Art Mitchell, Charlie Coles, Harri Choudrey. Sophie Nicholls was representing Somerset.
344 runners took part in the Chippenham Spring 10Mile on an undulating course that was run on a mixture of road and trail. The early rains receded, but left a stiff wind for the runners to contend with.
CoSARC’s sole representative, Peter Callanan, finished 8th in a brilliant time of 1:00:19. He earned himself a new PB to round off a good day’s racing.
Lynda Keech travelled to Scotland to take part in the Inverness Half-Marathon on a cool and bright early Spring day. The scenic route took in the sights of Inverness and the road to Loch Ness. Despite having only just recovered from a hamstring injury Lynda finished in a respectable time of 2:22:17.
Despite the windy conditions Mike White ran the Milton Keynes 20 Mile in 2:20:20.