Bramley Article September 2023

Southwell Running Club members have had a busy summer beginning with their annual Relay Race held in the grounds of the Rugby Club. Club members brought family and friends along to participate in the event where runners ran in teams of three to complete 18 laps of the rugby field. The fine weather added to the enjoyment of the evening and it was wonderful to see younger runners really doing their best and joining in the occasion. Everyone enjoyed a well-earned chip cob or two afterwards and we extend our thanks to the Rugby Club for the use of their facilities.

Long term club member Penny Durance achieved great success in a number of races including coming first in her V65 age group in the Belper Rover. This challenging 30K fell race takes runners on bridleways, ancient roman roads, through woodlands and along part of the Midshires Way. Penny also gained a gold medal in the Notts AAA Summer League and a county championships silver medal in the Newstead Dash.

Several club members took part in the Newark Half Marathon and enjoyed a slightly drier event than last year with Ben parker finishing in 1:35:46, Stephen Rice in 1:33:58, Lourens Du Toit 1:36:54, Stephen Holt 1:47:53, Bill Lee 1:59:43, Megan Mulraney 2:00:27, Lee Mulraney 2:00:27 and Lauren Birkbeck 2:02:25.

Our training and social runs have continued through the summer and we of course welcome new members to join us on a Tuesday or Thursday evening or Saturday morning.

Ruby Runner

Southwell Running Club.