When I saw that entries were open for a 5k race at Hullavington I thought it an ideal opportunity to get back out racing for the first time since lockdown. With the entry done pre-race information was emailed consisting of COVID guidelines and a list of start times with waves of runners starting at minute intervals. The website also had photos, profile and a map of the route and details of race HQ.
I first joined Shrewton Running Club (SRC) in 2017, when I joined in with the very first C25K sessions.
I used to run as a child at school and competed in inter-school competitions for long distance running. I picked up running again in 2007 after the birth of the second child and would run a bit with a friend. However, when I started at the running club I hadn’t really ran for quite a few years.
Three years ago we entered our first race as an affiliated club……
Highworth 5 2017 – Event Review
19th March 2017
As a club we decided to join the Wiltshire Road Race League, you know, just for laughs. This, coincidentally, was the first event in that league for 2017. We managed to get a car-load of runners: Rich, Fran, Nick and Karen to enter.
Race report – Smartt Smasher with Darrell and Karen.
On Sunday 5th March Karen and myself travelled to Calne to run the Smartt Smasher, a 10k trail run organised by the Calne Smartt Tri club. This had been rearranged from Feb due to storm Dennis, a sensible decision after seeing the number of fallen trees along the route.