Before I joined the club I assumed that anyone who ran for SRC, or any other club for that matter, would just take part in races such as 5ks, 10ks, half marathons and full marathons. Never did it occur to me that people did such a variety of events and that a running club would offer so much more and help you train for occasions that are not just running races.
This has been so evident from what people have done and achieved over the past month and I think a few of these examples highlight what people accomplish at our club.
Paul Orton and Ian Haigh took part in the last ever LAMM. This connoisseur’s mountain marathon has taken place since 1994 and is held in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. You need excellent orienteering skills and great teamwork to navigate your way to checkpoints over two tough days on the Scottish hills.
Sam Ward completed the Staffordshire Half Ironman. Half sounds easy you think well think again! This involved a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run. Sam completed all of this in just 6 hours and 6 minutes!
There was also the third leg of the Summer League where 18 SRC members tackled a fast
five mile course at Holme Pierrepont.
These achievements are only a fraction of what has happened over the past month, but please come and join us to find out more about what we offer.
The Obsessive Runner