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St Cuthbert’s Way Ultra 2016 (& other stuff!)

This will have to be a quick & brief post, as I’m running out of time before I go away for a couple of weeks.  The St Cuthbert’s Way Ultra was as stunning as we expected, although personally I can only speak for the first half, as I was at the point of collapse by the time I got to Morebattle & had no prospect of completing the race.  That’s my Grand Slam attempt scuppered then!  Dick Scroop had no such problem, completing his 7th Runfurther race this year – only 5 to go Dick!

David Wiseman and Nick Green were joint winners in 11:32, with Nick Hart 3rd in 12:49.  The first 3 women were 7th, 8th and 9th overall:  Karen Nash in 13:25, with Antonia Johnson 2 minutes behind her, and Katey Foster another 7 minutes back.  The full results are here, and the updated Runfurther leaderboard is here.

No Nick Ham at this one, but Karen and Bob Nash were taking photos, so at some point I may get the chance to update this post with some photos.  I’m sure Karen will be posting something to her blog soon too, and you can find that here.

Nigel Aston had another go at the 100-mile Leicestershire Round last month, and beat his previous time.  He’s written the run up, and you can find that here.

We’ve decided the date and the approximate place of the AGM and prizegiving, so put Sunday 13 November in your diary.  It will take place in the Peak District somewhere near Bakewell, timed to follow the Leg It Round Lathkill fell race.  The race is a 7 mile BM fell race, very popular, with entry on the day only.  The link only shows last year’s details at the moment.  Note that this is the day after the Warrington Way Ultra, the last of this year’s Runfurther races.  The Warrington race is already full.

Next race is the Long Tour of Bradwell on 6 August, and we’ll see you there.  I’ll be getting home after a drive from the south of France at about 2am, getting about 4 hours sleep the setting off for Bradwell, so don’t expect much sense from me there!