Final Prize Announcement for the June Virtual Runs....
Three Hills Special Prize awarded to Jackie Williams; this is the best running story we have heard for ages!
Jackie's husband Paul, a keen runner, entered the Three Hills early in June and then with a race to finally aim for promptly injured himself (story probably familiar so far!). This led to Jackie, a non runner, making a deal with her husband. If he promised to rest for a few weeks she would then run the course with him to keep him from going too fast and aggravating his injury.
So Jackie set about training, and from no running at all, trained four times a week for two weeks prior to agreeing with Paul that he could now run. Jackie and Paul completed the Three Hills in 1 hour and 39 minutes which we think is a brilliant time for a new runner on what cannot be described as an easy course by anyone!
Paul now reports Jackie is continuing to train regularly, and she'll be on the start line next Easter. As Paul said, 'she is a hero to me' and he is a very proud Husband!
Well done Jackie, we are all proud of you too, and we look forward to seeing you and your newly found running bug at events in the future. ... See MoreSee Less
These were to be awarded to the runner(s) who strayed furthest from the course with one award for the Newport to Ryde and one for the Three Hills.....however we underestimated everyone's navigational ability! Out of all of our runners only a couple of people strayed from the course so it didn't seem a fair fight and we had a rethink.
Instead the Newport to Ryde special prize went to Tillie, Carolyn and Rachel for running the furthest with an out and back to Ryde plus a couple of extra miles for fun. Shown here with Becky who joined for the first Newport to Ryde leg. Well done to all of you.
We had so many great photos from the 3 Hills so it was a tough choice. The prize went to this great silhouette of three of our runners over looking the needles on a sunny evening. Alison, Caroline, Kate and Reniera (behind the camera in this shot) also had quite an adventure finding some new routes and clocking up an extra 2 miles! ... See MoreSee Less