A bit early this year, but there was a distinct Back to School feel to the racing this week. Many members are now back from their hols and looking to work off their Summer indulgences and/or prepare for Autumn races.
At the KMR Toffee Race on Thursday, a fresh-faced CRR 1st XV lined up for the start, but within 5 minutes of the gun were led astray by an unfortunate marshalling/course error.
The race then turned into a version of extreme British Bulldogs, first between the front and back halves of the race and then between everyone and a herd of stampeding horses.
There was still fun to be had along the way (for those who found it ) aswell as toffees and a buffet for all at the finish.
Since everyone ran a slightly different version of the race we’ll not focus on the times, but well done to Head-Boy Lewis Banton on his hard-earned 3rd Place finish.
House points too for the other CRR runners – Darren King, Jordan Street, Mike Brown, Ian Brookes, Steve Hattersley, Hannah Sharpe, Giles Searby, Jo Johnson, Julie King, David Johnson, Sarah Street-Rose, Bridget Hemstock, Jim McIntosh and Lynn Hazelton. 10 points from Kimberworth and loss of tuck shop privileges.
On Friday at the Supermile over at Normaby Hall, a brief let-up in the rain saw Prefect Gemma Scougal run a 6:10 improving on her result from last year by 1 second.
To the Parkruns and 1st Year Neil Yewman scored a course PB with his 23:06 at Poolsbrook. Fellow 1st Year Michael Burr also reports from his Scottish History Fieldtrip that he ran a 28:09 at a friendly Inverness Parkrun alongside the River Ness.
On Sunday, it was the first day at Big School for our Autumn marathoners as they tackled the 30K-ish Belper Rover Race. First home for the Club in 2nd place overall was Professor Darren King in 2:03:22.
He was followed by Chris Amery in 2:36:02. Malcolm Ward came in on 3:08:29 and there was a blanket finish for a clearly up to no good trio of Jo Johnson, Steve Hattersley and Julie King in 3:24:31. Helen Worsfold followed them in on 3:29:10.
Quick to show they’d learnt their lesson, KMR staged their Kimmy Killer 10K Race on Sunday and first home for CRR in 2nd place was Jordan Street in 43:11 . He was followed by Ian Brookes in 54:40 and Neil Yewman in 59:04. Tuck-shop privileges re-instated.
Finally, to the Crowden Horseshoe 8.2 mile Fell race on Sunday where Head Game-Keeper Richard Hind finished in 1:40:35.
Well done all, a great start to term!