CoSARC Runners Covered In Marathon Glory
After months of training in all weathers CoSARC’s marathon contenders were ready to face their demons. The frequent showers didn’t dampen their spirits as they stood in their allocated starting pens, waiting for the off. They soon joined the massive group of 48,451 enthusiastic runners who finished the gruelling 26.2 miles of the London Marathon. CoSARC’s runners were : Will Pannell 2:35:37, James Mills 2:49:05, Matt Bosworth 2:59:02, Charlotte Ingram 3:09:54 (PB 18 mins), Vicky Haselgrove (WISEMAN) 3:12:58, Angus Paton 3:16:29, Anna Patrickson 3:17:06 (PB 7 mins), Catherine Morgan 3:34:33, Katie Clements 3:42:47 (PB), Zoe Lambard 3:46:35, Heather Hitchens 4:12:40 (PB 8 mins), Esther Horwood 4:44:08, Jenna Richmond 4:51:51, Vic Martin 4:59:06, Millie Braine (Mils Braine) 5:04:40, Petra Oyston 5:50:51 and Sally Orange 5:59:44.
Charlotte Ingram and Angus Paton
The constant drizzle wasn’t enough to distract the runners from completing the Newport Marathon. Unlike London, this marathon took the runners out into the countryside, where they had little, if any, support to spur them on through the rain.Shelley Tolcher, Kathy Cotter and Lisa Phaure were all training for the Manchester Marathon in 2020, when it was cancelled because of the pandemic. This was their first opportunity since then to take part in a marathon race. The intrepid ladies have got the marathon bug and have already booked for the Paris Marathon in 2024. CoSARC finishers were Richard Larcombe 3:17:07, Richard Davidson 3:43:25, Charlotte Boardman 3:43:25, Shelly Tolcher 4:51:12 (first marathon race), Kathy Cotter 4:51:12 (first marathon race) and Lisa Phaure 5:26:55.
Richard Larcombe, Lisa Phaure, Kathy Cotter and Shelly Tolcher
Vienna City Marathon
Harry Pannell ran a superb race to finish in 2:52:34 in the Vienna City Marathon.
Figsbury Challenge 5K
In the Figsbury 5K Challenge runners had to go from the back of Winterbourne Earls Primary School, up the hill to Figsbury Iron Age Hill Fort, do two laps of the rings, and charge back down to the school. It was an overcast day, with threats of rain, and the cool temperature was ideal for the runners. The top three places were taken by CoSARC U15 Boys : 1st Freddie Bosworth, 2nd James Gabriel, 3rd Art Mitchell.
A number of CoSARC runners did very well at Parkrun when they bagged themselves PBs, with junior runner Stanley Stuart managing PBs at both Parkruns. The runners at Salisbury Parkrun were: Charlie Coles 17:25, Andy Budgell 20:26 and Stanley Stuart 22:07. And at Churchill Gardens Junior Parkrun, the speedsters were Magena Lovatt-Williams 8:09 and Stanley Stuart 8:47.