Bramley Article March 2020

Southwell Running Club Still Shining 

 It seems we’ve had storm after storm or just wind or rain during February, but it’s no surprise that Southwell Running Club members were still out in force training and taking part in events. One of the East Midlands XC races was cancelled due to Storm Ciara, but the Colwick XC still took place at the beginning of the month. This course is the hilliest of the XC courses and can be notoriously muddy, this year did not disappoint. Paul Grogan who never seems to miss a XC or summer league race, represented the club, was first home for the men, finishing 26th place. Adam Smith took part in his first XC for the club and he finished just behind our very own Ben Parker in 71st place. There was a good turnout for the ladies team too. Jane Matthews was first back in 28th place and Pam Dutton and Lorraine Fozzard were also not too far behind. During February SRC put on the second of its XC series, the Pit Hill Predictor. This a great event where competitors have to complete a 5 mile hilly XC course. Runners have to estimate how long the run will take them, but no watches are allowed during the race to help them achieve their respective predicted times. Six club members took part in spite of Storm Dennis, but it was Brian Jobe who blew everyone away by completing the run closest to his predicted time. Let’s hope for better weather in March and more great running.