Sometimes we have something of a ‘Super Sunday’ weekend at Pensby Runners, when everybody seems to be out running and racing. This weekend was precisely in that mould, with at least 11 of the club travelling to Amsterdam to take part in either the half or full marathon there. Rob Beech was running what must have been marathon 101 (which answers the question of whether or not he was going to run any more), and a special mention of Michael Green who broke the three hour mark for the first time (convincingly too in 2:58:28). The usual Sunday Run also drew in a fair crowd, given the other commitments people had, and on Sunday morning a group of us headed out to Cilcain for the first race of the Winter Fell League – Clwydian Hills. With over 3000ft of climb and at around 9 miles long, this is a pretty demanding race. Rob Grantham did brilliantly to take first place overall, despite going wrong early on when he and several other lead runners followed the markers for the u16 route!! In total 10 Pensby’s took part, slightly down on last year, and we therefore relinquished the Petzel Trophy team prize (we’ll be back!), but as usual everyone really enjoyed the race, and the soup, tea and cake in the village hall afterwards. Thanks for Pat for supporting and taking photos!
The team prior to start of the race, and Alex, Sam and Paul taking on a brackeny bit!!