Races

Chilly PB’s

Race Report from Kev Church:

Theme of the day…PB’s!!

Peanut Butter on bagels for breakfast, Paddington Bear doing a 10K and Personal Bests all round…followed by p(u)b.

The Webber’s and the Church’s have been taking part in one or both of the ‘Chilly Race Series’ events since 2015.

They are held twice a year in February and November (hence the ‘Chilly’ part) and are a great way to bookmark the running year due to to the fantastic venue, atmosphere, organisation and marshalling.

The ‘Chilly 10’…

Three and a bit laps of the super smooth and relatively flat Castle Combe Race Circuit.

The conditions were good and a record field of 605 runners (and Paddington Bear) gathered for the off…

…Both Sharon and Marc PB’d, Sharon smashing hers by nearly 10 minutes with a 56:33!!

The ‘Chilly Duathlon’…

2 mile mixed trail run, 10 mile cycle on the race track (kiss those apex’s!) and then another 2 mile mixed trail run.

This was Rachel’s first Duathlon…so technically a PB!

100m from the finish – like many race cars before her – she hit a pot hole and nearly dnf’d! She nursed her twisted ankle to the line in a not too shabby time but will probably be off running for a while 🙁.

I managed to shave 4 minutes off my Pb for the duathlon and would have come in under the hour if I hadn’t wasted precious seconds piddling around with Strava in transition 😡. I will find those 10 seconds next time…

It’s quite a way to travel for a race but we just love it!

We’re now full of carvery and great memories…

 

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