Ironwoman of Southwell
During the last few weeks while many have been marvelling at the sporting achievements of Team GB in Tokyo, members of Southwell Running Club have taken on their own challenges.
Most notable was Katherine Hall’s amazing achievement in the Outlaw Triathlon on July 25th. Having competed in a number of smaller distance triathlons Kat had an ultimate dream of completing a long distance triathlon. The Outlaw was a natural choice as it runs through her home area. The Outlaw Triathlon is the equivalent to an ironman event with its 2.4mile swim in the Holme Pierrepont regatta lake, followed by a 112mile bike ride through the beautiful Nottinghamshire Countryside and finishing with a 26.2 mile (marathon distance) run. With friends, family and SRC members cheering her on along the route and perfect weather conditions Kat was able to stick to her race plan and achieve her goal of completing the course in an amazing 13hrs and 8mins. Having experienced several of Kat’s hardcore training sessions it is easy to see why she really is Southwell’s Ironwoman.
Meanwhile Ian Haigh is working his way through the 50 @50 fell running event which encourages runners to participate in up to 50 fell running events throughout the year. The events, which are primarily based around the north of England in locations such as the Lake District, Peak District and Lancashire, vary in distance from 3 to 32 miles in length. Ian says he’s loving the challenge, which feels a bit like the fell running equivalent of the Tour De France.
Finally in August Adam Smith and Penny Durance took park in the Holme Pierrepont 10k event which is held on the roads around Holme Pierrepont lake.
It is great to see our world of running gradually returning to normal and we now look forward to the autumn marathon and half marathon season.
Southwell Running Club.