ORC was well represented at the Tavy Town relays last Wednesday evening with five teams entered, two of which were amongst the prize winners. Always a popular event with a huge number of competitive teams running, the Male Vet team of Andy Vallance, Geoff Hill, Rob Hicks and Paul Crease stormed round to come fifth overall and first Male Vets. The Senior Men’s team of Will Lamerton, Matt Pitson, Graham Bryant and Mark Harding were also on fire, coming third overall with Will Lamerton putting in an incredibly fast time of 5.01 for the 1.1mile lap, before running the fourth leg for the second Senior Men’s team in an also incredible 5:25!
Sunday saw us hosting the first event in our summer series of races, the Cosdon Hill race. This is run as part of the Belstone Village Fair and starts on Belstone Common with runners taking their own line to race to the top of Cosdon Beacon, which can be seen from the start, and back, over a distance of 3.2miles. Unless you go via Sticklepath!
Rob Hicks’ second appearance for the club this week saw him triumphant again, finishing first in an impressive 30.00 with Andy Vallance taking third place in 30.58.
Much further afield, Caroline Wilson returned to her home territory to run the Dundee Half Marathon. Here it was typical Scottish weather with wind, rain and a temperature of just 11degrees. The rain did stop but the wind was relentless. Despite this Caroline was able to secure a PB of 2:00:06, which was very close to her target of sub 2 hours!