Bramley Article June 2021

Sunday Morning Alarm 

You know you’re a runner when your Sunday morning alarm is earlier than your Monday morning alarm! Getting up early on a Sunday to race varying distances in mass participation events is a common occurrence in the life of a committed runner. However, last year’s lockdown brought an abrupt end to these events and many runners have missed that feeling of adrenaline pumping through their veins while they queue for the loo for the 10th time! 

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to take part in the Caythorpe Dash Half Marathon; my first real race for over a year. The multi-terrain event takes runners through the beautiful countryside trail paths of Lincolnshire but I’m not quite sure why it’s called a dash as the final 5 miles are basically uphill! 

Southwell Running Club recently restarted its own racing calendar with the 10k Grand Prix in which 23 members participated. Steven Rice led the field home to record a third win in a time of 38:12 and Katy Simpson led the women in a time of 41:39. Other notable times were Pam Dutton 46:34, Jake Brandley 40:36 and Ben Parker 41:17. 

Many members of SRC are starting their training plans in preparation for forthcoming events which include the London and Manchester Marathons, The Atlantic Coast Challenge and the Nottingham Ironman. If you have inadvertently signed up for your first race, or were lucky enough to gain a London Marathon place, and don’t know where to start with your training, come along and join us. We have many experienced runners who can give advice and our training sessions are a great addition to individual training plans, providing you the opportunity to push and challenge yourself in preparation for race day. 

Ruby Runner