With the summer racing calendar now in full force, Tewkesbury Running Club members have been very busy in this recent wet mid June period, bringing back numerous successes.
9th June Fairford 10K
After last year’s swelteringly hot conditions, runners were greeted with more temperate conditions this year, with just a stiff breeze to compete with in the 2nd half of the race. Having shown signs of coming back to form, Shona Crombie-Hicks was again the star of the day. Up against stiff inter-club competition and the hard battle for 1st Lady, Shona triumphed on both scores - winning the 1st Lady prize by a clear 3 minutes, taking bragging rights by leading home all the TRC runners… and breaking her own V45 club record with a time of 38min 54secs!
2nd Club member home was Simon Meadows claiming 20th position in 39mins 01secs. Simon lead the tussle with Shona for most the race, until the last decisive final 400 metres. The 3rd TRC member was not far behind; James Head clocked 39mins 32secs, still suffering from a 'hard' Friday Evening TRC session two days previous(?).
Vlad Vengler started the race in great fettle as he was within touching distance of the 3 TRC members during the 1st 5K. This fast start proved to be vital as Vlad crossed the line in 40mins and 22secs to record a PB! - a sub 40mins clocking sure to be on the cards this summer with Vlad’s current training.
Chris Duckworth ran with a slight niggle and recorded a time of 44mins 49secs, providing some great endurance training for his next track race. Amanda Martin has not been in too hot of form recently after her excellent Bath Half result, but still impressed with a time of 48.04. Jude Rodrigues has been racing with great regularity of late and amassed some more Club Championship points with his time of 52mins 10 secs. (Jude spent a lot of the race running with Sharon Lockley, unfortunately Sharon had to pull out with a knee injury before the finish).
Linzi Dyer recently joined TRC in April; Linzi made a very welcome debut in her Tewkesbury vest for this edition of the Fairford 10K. On a course not common with PB performances, Linzi ran to within 20 seconds of her best in a time of 55mins 23secs, as she shone in her first of many races as welcome member of the Tewkesbury Ladies squad.
The last TRC member to finish, proved to be another of Tewkesbury’s star runners. Mike Ward ran in with a time of 73mins and 02secs to easily claim the V75 prize wrapping up another successful Fairford 10K for Tewkesbury.
13th June Cirencester 10K