Fit2Run attend road races and triathlons
By Frenchie66 | Monday, October 01, 2012, 22:49
Saturday 22nd September saw Lucy Woolley and Tineke Ellis, members of the FIT2run running group take part in the London Triathlon. This involved a 750m swim in the Thames, a 20km bike race and then a 5k road race. Lucy completed this in 1hr 39 with Tineke coming home in 1:43. Following their example, fellow club runner, Emma Thomas, competed in the Tockington Triathlon in North Bristol on Sunday 30th September. She completed the event in 1:34:18 coming 5th in her age category. Sunday 30th September saw FIT2run group leader Marika Dowse and club runner Diane Norman head north to Nottingham whilst 8 ladies of the group headed up the M5 to Bristol. Marika and Diane took part in the Nottingham Half Marathon completing it in 1:50:44 for Marika and 2:00:10 for Diane Norman after she stopped to help a runner in distress. This was the first time FIT2run have competed in this half marathon and based on the good reports from the Group Leader, I don't imagine it will be the last! Meanwhile, 8 of the ladies headed up to Bristol to compete in the Bristol Half Marathon with 3 of the ladies being 'newbies' to this distance and running races! First home was Alison Richards in a PB time of 1:59:13, having gone out in the first wave. Joanne Webber, from Wave 2, came home in 2:01:53 with Clare Turner close behind in 2:05:50. Next in was Sharon Ellis in a time of 2:20:45 followed by the first of the 'newbies', Sandra Wedden in a PB time of 2:17:06. Sandra has only been running seriously since January so has made an amazing start to her race career. She was followed in by fellow first time half marathoner, Lorraine Thompson in 2:17:06 with Esther Wiseman in another PB time of 2:24:06 and Helen Kinsman in 2:34:01. The ladies meet on a Tuesday and Thursday evening at The Rec in Newton Abbot and more information can be gleaned by contacting Marika Dowse on 07877 595941 or looking at their website: www.fit2rundevon.co.uk. Please see their website soon for information on a Beginners Group starting in January.