KENILWORTH Runners pair Becky Smith and Colin Bailey took on the ultimate running challenge by taking part in the Broadmeadow Events Aston Sub Edge Ultra Run on Saturday.
The event sees runners tackle a 31-mile off-road course which takes is some stunning scenery around the Cotswold.
An eccentric bunch of runners were at the start including ‘Tyre Girl’, who dragged a car tyre for 26 miles, Britain’s most active pensioner, club runners and a man with a dog.
Smith was first lady home in 6:18.43 and Bailey finished in fifth position overall after crossing the finish line in 6:18.42.
All finishers were presented with wine (ladies) and local cider (men) and a commemorative T-Spoon, while Smith was also presented with flowers and a leg of lamb as her prize for being first lady.
Elsewhere, Claire Goult showed that she is getting back to fitness by finishing the Derby Half Marathon on Sunday in 1:37.27, which was just 28 seconds outside her personal best.
Goult had been out injured for the last few months but returned to finish 363 out of 1,500 runners. The race was won by Tom Doe of Lincoln Wellington.
The Lake District proved to an iconic location for the Coniston Half Marathon and plenty of Kenilworth Runners decided to negotiate the the perils of the M6 by making the trip up north to take part in what has been described by Runners’ World magazine as ‘the most scenic trail marathon in Britain’.
A total of eight Kenilworth Runners took part in the event, with Mike Scandrett taking that figure to nine in a supported capacity.
Emily Morris was the first home for the team in 2:13.59, which secured her 146th out of 390 finishers, and Stephen Chalkley was next over the five second later to claim 147th position.
Simon Mottershead, Stef Lunn, Marc Curtis, Sheela Kennedy, Richard Broadbent, Emily Morris, Stewart Underhill, Stephen Chalkley and Mike Scandrett (in a support capacity) all attended and opted for the half marathon distance.
And in the Regent’s Park 10km Series, Patrick Roddy ran an excellent to win Sunday’s race in a time of 33.01, with club mate Matt Griffitch finishing in 83rd position in a time of 43.38.