Some GBRC adventure race enthusiasts ran The Gauntlet on October 6th, organised by Mucky Races and held at Spain’s Hall, Finchingfield. This off road 12k race includes mud filled pits, lots of water and a variety of obstacles to overcome. Vicky Presland won the ladies race, finishing in 61m 51s in 21st place. Ben Ficken came in 5th place overall in just 57m 17s. The other Blue Vests were Paul Carlisle 69m 28s, Julia Gardiner 70m34s, Graham Semple 72m 40s, Mark Crittendon 115m59s, and Phil Presland 71m 21s.
Charlie Keitch was pleased to gain a new pb at the Chelmsford Parkrun on Saturday 5th October, taking just 18m 56s to complete the course. He followed this by pacing the 1:50 runners at the Royal Parks half marathon the next day, bringing runners to the finish in 1:49:41. Laura Emms finished in 1:51:00.
Lesley Fuller also pb’d at the last Harwich Discovery 10k on Saturday, in a time of 56:31. Mark Crittendon also ran, taking 58:40. Other runners were Andy Fuller 46:25, Davina Swindell 53:25, and Lynsey Apps 1:02:37.