The Joust 24hr Ultra Run – Worcester

Friday 1st September – Sunday 3rd September

Becky had a bone to pick with her Ultra PB. Thunder Run was to her a wash out and she had to settle a score and beat her distance. The Joust appeared! After contacting Laura and Beki, she booked on to the run and started planning away the camping list. Unfortunately Beki had to pull out due to ill health and the cheerleader Gemma volunteered to come along. Unbeknown to Gemma, she was about to reach her own PB this weekend too! In fact all three of them did.

Friday 1st September,

We set off to Worcester and arrived around 6pm, giving us enough time before the gates closed at 9pm to set up camp. Luckily it had been a dry sunny day so it was still light and we got camp together pretty quickly. Becky jumped straight onto the BBQing and beasty burgers appeared! Champion!

An early night was certainly in order, kind of need a bit of kip before a long event!

Saturday 2nd September

Today was the day! Waking up at the crack of dawn to a beautiful misty, sunny morning felt amazing with this view.

(Sunrise at Base Camp)

… after the coldest night of the year so far haha.

Breakfast and brew was sorted, proper bacon and the biggest sausage sandwiches ever! Becky knows were to get decent protein! Continue reading

Results update 4 September 2017 – Wilne 10k, Humber Coastal Half Marathon and Parkruns

Entries are now open for our 2017 races – The Cusworth 10k – click here.

The Road Rankings are being updated by Darren Wood and Sharon Maughan (thanks to both of them).

Its the Bawtry Forrest Trail Race on Sunday 10 September, a nice low cost 7 mile race.

Great Longstone Chase – 1 September 2017

Chris Lawson has written the following report – This was my perfect way to spend a sunny summers Friday night. Lysander entered the junior fell race and came 2nd. The seniors fell race started with a gruesome 2 mile climb, I set off quite quickly as I’ve learnt that you can get stuck behind people on fell runs, queuing for Stiles and gates. The ascent wad followed by a run across the tops of the hills, before descending sharply on a steep rocky path through some woods before returning to the village. The ascent took its toll on me, and I dropped around 5 places on the way back downhill before finishing in 25th place out of 158 runners in the end, but I was pretty pleased with that, and looking at the website for the run I think I might be the first person to run this race representing DAC 🙂. The evening ended with a lovely meal with the family in the busy village pub as the sun set. Perfect!

Wilne 10k – 3 September 2017

Well done to Simon Scully who ran a PB with a chip time of 38:04.  Good luck to Simon on his marathon in a few weeks.

Humber Coastal Half Marathon – 3 September 2017 Continue reading