We are very proud of the work undertaken by our Mental Health Champions and we were lucky enough to be given 2 tickets for the EA Volunteer Awards & Half of Fame in recognition of that they do. Of course last year we were nominees …
Jo had been training for the Peterborough Half marathon only to realise she was actually on holiday on the day! Not to put that training to waste, she signed up for the Rutland Half alongside Dani, Annika & Helen who had all run Rutland last year.
Obviously this was more of a challenge than Peterborough as it is hilly but Jo finished her first Half in 2.40.30 which for a first time and on such a hilly course was amazing!
Annika & Dani ran together finishing in 2.30.15 and 2.30.16 with Helen completing 2.52.52 treating as her last training run before tampering for the Peterborough Half.
Well done all!
4 of us ventured over to Thorny for their 5 mile race which is really well organised and friendly.
For all of us it was our first 5 Mile race and in Jacquie’s case, it was her first ever race of any distance.
Laura was first back in 37:38, Cat finished in 41:29, Jacquie in 1:00:53 with Nona just behind in 1:01:18.
One for next year’s calendar.
Also out today were Andrea & Kat who took on the Kimbolton Half Marathon.
We have started heading out for a cycle for a bit of cross training on a Wednesday evening and on Sunday 4 August, a few of us headed out to the Gidding Gobblers Cycle Cafe for a 9k ride up and down the hilly back roads.
A nice bike ride with a bit of cake in the middle – a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.