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CoSARC Runner Qualifies For GB Squad

In the British Cross Challenge, on a freezing and windswept day in Liverpool, Bea Wood came 3rd in 15:08, despite being one of youngest competitors in the race writes Vasen Moodley

Bea Wood crosses the line in 3rd place (photo credit unknown)

Bea will now represent GB in the Under 20 Ladies European Championships. Her sister Sophie also got a great result when she finished a creditable 5th in the Under 13 race. Sophie Nichols had an excellent run in the Under 17 Ladies race where she finished 7th.

Run Up To Christmas is a 25 day festive themed national running challenge finishing on Christmas Day, that was introduced to the club in 2020 by new member Jake Stewart. It was a fantastic 'event' bringing the club together, encouraging those whom would otherwise have stayed in to go out and run/walk some miles to contribute to the cause. Last year CoSARC won when 75 members ran a total of 8,006 miles. This year over 130 club members have signed up to defend our trophy.

Lisa Marie and Mel Murphy took part in the Yarnbury Yomp 10k trail event. Also taking part was club stalwart Linda Robson who finished in an excellent time of 56:35. The event was very well organised and marshalled by a team of friendly volunteers, without whom such events could not take place.

In the hilly Queen Elizabeth Country Park Half Marathon, club Chairman Stuart Holloway led from the start to finish first in a field of 400 runners. He won in a superb time of 1:23:18.

Chris Simm set himself a new PB of 40:33 in the Boscombe 10K on Sunday. The mixture of track, road, trail and a sneaky hill made for an interesting running experience.

CoSARC are in Hampshire league action this coming weekend where a #seaofblue is expected to be seen at the Aldershot Cross County race and the Victory 5 mile road race in Portsmouth.

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