Our Secretary, Claire Petts took part in Dark Valley 10K in Moor Valleys County Park on Saturday. Claire ran around the trails and woods in the dark and completed the 10K in a great time of 1hr 29mins. Well done Claire, looked like a fun route and nice bit of bling to celebrate the accomplishment.
No races to report on this week..however race or not, the Milers just keep running. It’s fantastic to see everyone running on their solo runs throughout the week, smashing distances and times. Just getting that ‘get up and go’, throughout the week shows determination and, dare I say, love we have for running. Remember forward is forward, it’s not whether you’re good at running, but whether running is good for you.
We hope those who attended the track session on Friday, enjoyed it, and everyone has had a good week.
Keep up all the fantastic running Milers. See you Wednesday
The Milers were out in force on Sunday 28th October, no fewer than ten yes 10 took part in events.
First the Herepath half marathon, a trail run not for the faint hearted with over 1500ft elevation. First of the Milers back and in joint 13th overall with a time of 1:42:17 were Ed Clements and Julian Wilkes. Third Miler home and 45th overall was Jason Hockey in 1:55:21 and forth, 58th overall was Simon Maggs just missing out on sub 2 with 2:01:03. Fifth, 69th overall and first of our ladies was Caroline Mullane in 2:04:23. Rob Lewis was next becoming the sixth Miler and 72nd overall to finish in 2:06:30. Megan Smith finished in 2:21:01 as the seventh Miler and 107th overall. Lastly but by no means least joint eighth Milers and 134th overall in 2:36:14 were Claire Wakely and Sarah Golding. A fantastic turn out for the club and a first chance to show off one of our newly printed banners brought thanks to a very kind donation from Dot-The-Eye. Huge congratulations to everyone for finishing this tough half marathon.
Meanwhile, whilst all this was going on Jo Robinson was competing in her first ever marathon at Dartmoor Vale, an interesting experience to say the least. The first 12 miles went by without a hitch, then Jo came across a fellow participant that was struggling and in true Miler spirit came to his aid calling him an ambulance. Once she saw him onto the ambulance Jo continued, completing the marathon in a chip time of 4 hours 57 minutes. Thankfully a friend was on hand timing Jo so could take into account the stoppage giving her an approximate finishing time of 4 hours 15 minutes a great time for her first marathon. Massive congratulations Jo, very well done.
Congratulations everyone for your achievements, great to see so many of you out running events.
Our handicap winner this month, was speed machine.. Athol Petts with a fantastic time and new PB of 24:34, absolutely flying around the course. One for the boys this month... will the women take it next time?? Well done all, members pushing it all the way around the route. Amazing to see so many new PB’s. Keep Running.
Also how fantastic to see member, Sarah Golding surprising Angie Cullenwith a cake for her recent special birthday. Happy Birthday Angie, I think everyone really appreciated the cake after racing around the town, thank you. 🎈 🎂
Better late than never.
In the September 5K handicap Sarah Hunt was so fast we couldn’t catch her to present the trophy! Make sure you stay behind to find out the results Milers, remember it’s the first member back that counts. Sarah’s extra speed must have taken its toll as she then had two weeks’ recovery 😉. Therefore it is a belated but well deserved huge congratulations to Sarah, at least she gets the honour of holding the trophy for a week.
Rain 0 - Milers 7. Rain, What rain? That didn’t stop our Milers this weekend...
In Cornwall this weekend, Rob Lewis and Ed Clements took part in a Milers residential trip to The Eden Project. Rob completed the half marathon in 02:01:34, what an amazing time, and with a numb foot from mile 4 onwards, fabulous! Ed competed in the marathon with a cracking time of 03:30:44, 10 minutes quicker than last year and 17th overall. Well done guys.
Three Milers went to Exeter and raced in The Great West Run-Half Marathon. Lissa Milton beat her PB of 02:24 and came over the line with a new PB of 02:09:46, smashing her PB time! This was Megan Smith and Claire Wakely’s first half marathon and both finishing with fantastic results and smiling over the line. Claire finished in 02:07:20 (new 10k PB aswell) and Megan in 02:02:02. Well done ladies.
Jemima O’Connor still couldn’t get away from the rain in London and participated in Royal Parks Half Marathon - Hyde Park. Jem did a super time of 2:57:34, pacing her friend all the way around to complete it in under 3 hours, great Miler ethos. Well done, great time.
Julian Wilkes took on 3 disciplines in the Osprey Sprint Triathlon at Portland. 300m Swim, 11mile bike and a 5k Run. Julian said the driest part of day was the swim, with the transition area completely flooded. Split times yet to be published, but Julian came in awesome 7th place with an overall time of 1:04:28. Well Done!
Amazing mileage.. Milers by name, Milers by nature. Just marvellous
Jemima O’Connor took part in Clarendon marathon. With a wasp sting 12 miles in and a twisted ankle, Jem carried on and finished her 7th marathon in under 7 hours with an extra mile thrown in. Amazing work, there’s no stopping you!
Claire Petts completed an aquathlon run by the Wessex Wizards at Goldenstones in Yeovil. She did a PB swim of 300m in 7:53 and a superb 5K run time of 38:57 completing in a total time of 48:26. Fantastic Claire.
Well done Milers, amazing results!!
The 3 counties. Milers raced and conquered!
At Taunton 10K today we saw Dan Cahill, Ben Stevens & Simon Maggs competing. Crossing the line; Dan - 1st with a PB time 33:47, Ben - 43:44 & Simon 46:31. Well done lads, fantastic times!
Keith May fancied a run with a sea breeze and participated in Exmouth 10K with an awesome PB of 1 hour and 4 minutes. Fantastic PB Keith, keep smashing it!
Nina Wagstaff, Stuart Gold and Jo Carnell ran in Cheltenham’s half marathon today. Finishing in; Jo - 2 hours 18 minutes, Nina- 1 hour 30 minutes and
Stuart -1 hour 34 minutes. Great results, well done, looked like a fantastic race!
Another phenomenal weekend by Minster Milers! Well done to everyone!
An epic weekend of running saw some of our MM members battle the horrendously horribly wet and windy conditions to race to victory. For some bizarre reason this last week has seen massive mileage’s by ALL runners, it must be the enjoyment of running in the rain!!!
First up Hats ‘on’ to our four lovely ladies, Meg, Claire, Angie and Sarah who took on 11 miles of wet trail running at The Tarr Trek on Exmoor. It seems they were the only runners to take to the correct route so #winners!
Talking of Winners we had our crazy membership secretary Ed Clements take on the 6hr enduro at the sodden Thorney Lakes trail run. 6 hours of running in circles resulted in Ed completing 12 laps and nearly 38 miles to only go and WIN the whole thing!
The very popular Bristol Half Marathon saw two of our Milers out pushing hard in the rain and drizzle. Ben Stevens PB’d in a tremendous 1:36:04 and Carl Winch also achieved a PB in a mega 1:41. Well done fellas that is truly top running.
Further afield and complaining about the searing heat was Tom Jennings competing in the ‘Ticoman’ 51.5m Triathlon in Costa Rica! He also got soaking wet whilst running but due to the 85% humidity he encountered the sweaty boy! Tom finished in 9th overall.
Well done all you crazy runners.