The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire
James Jenkin: September 2016
A busy weekend with teams out across the county and north Wales and showing the club's talents in all disciplines and across all distances.Saturday saw glowering clouds and persistent rain and a team of three took on 9 miles and 2800 feet of fells in the foothills of the Carneddau at the 'Gladstone 9'. A fabulously friendly and select field launched themselves into the stygian gloom relying on a keen nose for direction, questionable skills with a compass, or hanging to the tails of someone who knew where they were going! The low cloud and bog claimed its fair share of victims which but for some generous redirection, might still be there! A great run out.
Times were:James Jenkin- hustled to the finish by Lisa Grantham and Hayley Evans- 1:36:40 18th Kate Lightfoot- searched out interesting views of the bog- 1:57:02 25th Tim Charmley- tried to blame dodgy achilles but cracked it- 2:07:53 35th Where is the Marshal?
Sunday saw less rain but grey skies remained and road teams tackled both the local Tilston 10k and the rather more distant South Cheshire 20. Speed and Endurance in equal measure (well rather more endurance for the latter actually) with 8 Tattenhallers taking to the lanes for the speed bit. Times were:Andy Sudlow- 2nd 38:50 Rodney Jones- 13th 45:43 Robert Webster- 21st 48:23 Lance Boseley- 27th 50:02 Kathy Uprichard- 34th 52:16 Mike Davies- 36th 52:14 Gerry Cummins- 42nd 54:33 Emma Latham- 60th 59:00 Tilston 10k Team.
For those in need of a longer challenge, 20 miles around south Cheshire beckoned and two stalwarts headed to Shavington to slog it out. Times were :Sharon Eaton- Podium finish 2nd in Age cat- Well done! 3:02:43- 113rd Nigel McEwen- Keep it up Nigel, I hope I'm still running in the MV 65 Cat- 3:26:21 137th 20 Milers
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