EIGHT members of Kenilworth Runners joined together to tackle the Welsh Castles relay event earlier this month and finished a respectable 35 out of 64 teams, reports Stewart Underhill.
The two-day event, held on June 4-5, was a 200-mile, 20 leg relay event held over the two days in. It started at Caernarfon and finished in Cardiff with the 20 legs being ran by different team members before being accumulated into positions.
Both days of the event began with warm weather that got progressively hotter and the Kenilworth team completed the gruelling relay in 26:20.39 which was enough to secure 35th position. The event was won by Salford Harriers with a total time of 20:25.26 and they also won the King of the Mountains.
Elsewhere, Steve Marr finished runner-up at the 10km Ragley Run on Sunday.
The off-road route took the Kenilworth Runner round two laps of the grounds of Ragley Hall, which included fields and woodlands, as well as several hills.
Marr crossed the finish in 35 minutes and 31 seconds, but more frustratingly he finihsed just one second behind race winner Ian Radford.
Craig Philips was next home for Kenilworth finishing 12th overall and second in the V45 category in a time of 46.05, while Gail Audhali was close behind in 24th position overall in a time of 48.24, which was enough to score first in the LV55 category.
Linda Fullaway was 52 overall in 52.39 and Jane Phillips’ time of 54.51 was enough to finish 70th overall.
At the Coniston Trail Marathon, Sheela Hobden was flying the flag for Kenilworth and despite finding the going tough, she was pleased to cross the finish line in 5:31.53 to finish as the 20th fastest female.