Week 21 – Worcester & Belgium Marathons

Jack Tolley

We had Harriers on Parkrun tourism, Running half and full marathons and news about a free once-a-month 10k in Bridgnorth!

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Parkruns on May 21st 2022

PositionNameTimeNotes
Cannock Chase parkrun event #202
50Matthew Kingston00:24:24Parkrun PB
3rs in Age Group
Witney parkrun event #130
61Tammy Edwards00:26:372ns in Age Group
Chasewater parkrun event #65
33Dave Poynton00:24:22
East Park parkrun event #59
58Matt Dodd00:30:41Parkrun PB
* Did not run under ‘Essington Harriers’
** Ran under a different name

Beer Lovers’ Marathon (Belgium)

The Beer Lovers’ Marathon is a 42.195km run, organised in LiΓ¨ge (Belgium), and limited to a maximum time of 6h30. In addition to the classic refreshments (water, fruit, …), the marathon offers more than 15 tastings of Belgian beers and other regional products along the way.

Mel travelled to Belgium for her third run in this race, not sure what it is that keeps bringing her back to it 🍻

PositionNameTimeNotes
Melanie JonesTime not available yet.
* Did not run under ‘Essington Harriers’
** Ran under a different name

Worcester Marathon

Worcester Full and Half Marathon is now in its 11th year and has grown consistently in that time. The race is based at Six Ways Rugby Stadium where the Worcester Warriors team play.

Jack was running in his first Marathon event and gained his PB in 10 mile, 20km Half Marathon and 30km distances.

PositionNameTimeNotes
52Jack Tolley04:02:13Strava Time: 03:56:09
* Did not run under ‘Essington Harriers’
** Ran under a different name

Trust 10k

Trust 10 is a free, 10k running event held in Comer Woods on the Dudmaston Estate on the fourth Sunday of every month. The route is made up of two laps around the woodland, one 4km and one 6km. Whether you’re an experienced trail runner looking for something new or a beginner just starting out, you’ll find a suitable distance for you.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dudmaston/features/trust-10-at-dudmaston

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dudmaston/trails/trust-10-run-in-comer-woods

PositionNameTimeNotes
Ali Lee01:04:00
* Did not run under ‘Essington Harriers’
** Ran under a different name

White Peak Swift Half Marathon

The half marathon follows the High Peak Trail from Friden to Cromford over firm compacted limestone and cinder surfaces on former railway tracks making road running shoes ideal.

There is one road crossing a little over 1 mile after the start of the half marathon.  After this the track descends in three stages, at about 8, 9Β½ and 2Β½ miles, the last descent being about 1-mile-long down the steep incline to the Cromford canal at High Peak Junction. At this point, the canal crossing directly ahead is ignored in favour of a right turn and heading along the canal path for a short distance until the next bridge is reached. After crossing the bridge and turning left, there’s just over a mile to go along the towpath before turning right into Cromford meadows for the finish.

https://www.matlockac.org.uk/index.php/white-peak-half-marathon

It’s a long way to run for a mug!

Robin Tinsley
PositionNameTimeNotes
65Robin Tinsley01:42:17
* Did not run under ‘Essington Harriers’
** Ran under a different name

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