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We are back in miniature form

We are back in miniature form

Following the Government rule change to allow groups of up to 6 to meet, we are back running, Jeffing and walking in small groups. We are still meeting at our regular times – 8.30am on Sundays and 7.15pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays but are meeting […]

The Cambridge Half Marathon

The Cambridge Half Marathon

Lots of our group took part in this iconic Half which this year took runners through the colleges of Cambridge. Times as follows: Gavin 1.51.36, Dan 1.55.23 (PB), Carol 1.59.01, Amy 2.00.43, Jon 2.02.36, Cat 2.04.03, Tim 2.12.45, Annika 2.19.36, Kat 2.19.58, Ken 2.20.01, Nikita […]

The Burghley 7

The Burghley 7

A new event on the local calendar organised by the team at RunRutland.

The backdrop of Burghley House Stamford certainly provided a great route for this new race which took us through the Burghley estate and out through Stamford and the hilly back roads.

As a new race with an usual distance which none of us had official run before, it was PBs all round for Laura Walker 52.46 (who was also first in her age category 20-29), Sarah Green 1.14.10, Helen Shaw 1.21.29 and Nona 1.28.13

Sublime Winter 10K

Sublime Winter 10K

We love the Sublime races here at SWTR and their Winter 10k was no exception. Yes it was windy and yes it was muddy in parts but a great race and well organised as usual. And, as a bonus, our Kate picked up a spot […]

Mental Health Champions

Mental Health Champions

We are fortunate to have appointed 3 new Mental Health Champions to support our Ambassador Alex. Jacqueline, Amanda & Charlie have already started to raise awareness of mental health and are putting on their first #runandtalk event to coincide with Time To Talk day on […]

Cross County Championships

Cross County Championships

As a relatively new club, we are slowly establishing ourselves and our Sapphire Blue kit on the local running scene. This year, we had the opportunity to take part in the County Cross Country Championships for the first time.

Gavin, Flo & Archie were our first ever runners in this event and they were taken along by coach Nib who used to run in the event many moons ago.

All three completed the tough course and are definitely up for it all again next year.

 

 

Santa Run

Santa Run

What started out as a random comment by our membership secretary Jean, ended as a charity 5k Santa Run to raise money for Hunts Community Cancer Network. Over 100 Santas signed up for a fun morning with DJ & Compare Terry Jones at the helm. […]

The Athens Marathon

The Athens Marathon

Thank you to our most travelled runner, Kat. who has written this report of the Athen Marathon 2019: Race report for THE original marathon, Athens Authentic. Firstly look at the frightening elevation chart:   You’re climbing from pretty much right before the half until 32-33km. […]

The Sawtry Half Marathon

The Sawtry Half Marathon

After the disappointment of the Great Eastern Run being cancelled, we decided put on an impromptu Half Marathon the following Sunday.

The weather was so much better and we were able to put on marshalls, a water station and a tail bike to encourage all our runners (many of whom were first time Half Marathoners) to enjoy and get round the course.

There were some epic finishing times and I think its fair to say that it was a great event. A good practice run for our official 10 Mile race next year!

The Peterborough Half Marathon that wasn’t

The Peterborough Half Marathon that wasn’t

29 of us were patiently waiting (and getting wet for the second year running) in our start pens after an entire summer of training.  However, due to a suspicious incident out on the course (which turned out to be a false alarm), the event was […]