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Fleet Footed runners Fly round Frozen Lake

Di Mattingly, and her daughter, braved snow and freezing temperatures to run the Frozen Lake HM in Oslo, Norway writes Vasen Moodley

The HM was preceded the day before by a 5k fun run on a supposedly frozen lake. In fact, due to bright sunshine all day, the race was run in slush and ankle deep icy water. Fortunately, freezing temperatures overnight froze the lake surface in time for the main event the next day. Spikes were needed to stop the runners slithering all over the lake. The entire route was on the frozen lake, with incredible snowy mountains as a backdrop. Although the sun shone bright the temperature was just 1 degree C. Despite this Di skated round in 2:21:11. The bowl of steaming goulash was a welcome reward for their efforts.

After a two year delay due to the COVID pandemic Sophie Nicholls represented England in the Schools Home International Cross-Country in Cardiff. Sophie did superbly well when she finished 4th to help England win the team event.

The intrepid trio of Jonathan Kershaw, Richard Larcombe and Steven Mitchell tickled the Coombe Gibbet 16 Mile, hosted by Overton Harriers. A welcome breeze on a warm Spring afternoon led to perfect running conditions. The route took the runners into Downton Abbey country, with fabulous vistas over the countryside. Many a hill fell to our intrepid trio in their perspiring perseverance of perfection. Their finishing times, on a very demanding and undulation course, were Steve Mitchell finished in 2:17:16, with Jonathan Kershaw coming home in 3:03:01.

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In the Sheffield HM Anton Weatherhead earned himself a 1 minute PB when he finished in 1:14:52.

In the Run Through Bedford Aerodrome races Richard Davidson set himself a new PB when he finished 1st in age in 17:07. Charlotte Boardman ran a very quick 1:44:22 in the Half Marathon. She was 2nd in age and set a new PB of 2 mins 32 secs.

In the first race of the Wiltshire Road Race League, Peter Callanan clocked 37:25 to finish 1st in age, and 9th out of 250 runners in the Calne Clock Change 10K.

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