Ennstone 7 Mile Road Race in 2020
‘A brand new race, started by England international and Wolves legend Steve Bull, took place in Telford town park yesterday (Sunday). Supporters gathered to see Bully start the Ennstone 7 mile race, which had over 150 entrants, at 11 am in the arena.
The race, organised by Wrekin Road Runners, was a tarmac course going out and back along the Silkin Way. Michelle Ross-Cope, who is ranked fifth in Britain over ten miles, won the race by a comfortable margin of almost two minutes in 38.52.
Race director John Leonard was amazed “It was a fantastic performance, I’ve never known a woman to win a race before”. Michelle, from City of Stoke club, ran the race as a warm up to representing England in Japan next week. Steve Cunningham was second home in 40.56. Like many runners in the race, Steve is not attached to a club but still beat Edward Davies of Maldwyn Harriers into third place in 41.33.
John was pleased with how the race went on the day. “There was an excellent atmosphere on the day and the race went without any problems. Very well done especially to Paul Hill, part of the management team at Ennstone, who was 13th overall and first Veteran over 40”, he added. Ennstone will definitely be on board to sponsor the event next year as they were so pleased with how smoothly the event was run.
All runners received a medal at the finish and some welcome home made soup, provided by Wrekin Road Runners. A two mile fun run also took place which was won by 14 year old Thomas Halloway with Laura Porter first female home.’
Just as the race had started, the weather quickly deteriorated. It was a fast race with plenty of hills. All in all, very enjoyable. I was disappointed by the number of pubs closed en route since the last time I raced here.
My time was 58 minutes.
Four Villages Half-Marathon
‘I managed to complete the Four Villages 1/2 Marathon but found it very hard as at the moment, I’m not fit enough and had a few problems en route. However, I was detemind to finish, and after 3:03, I was last person home. Still, I got my set of 5 years worth of medals and there’s still more to come! Wrekin’s own Ken Richards presented me with a lovely trophy on behalf for coming 3rd in the Ladies 60-64 in the NSRL.’
Christmas Party in 2018
Held at the Park Inn, Telford, saw 15 Wreckers party the night away.
Race you to the Summit – 2019
Race you to the Summit was not my best race. Not only was I photographed looking as though I could hardly stand up, but I was slower than last year and felt rubbish all the way round. Probably the wedding on Friday afternoon which had involved a lot of food and drink didn’t best prepare me. As you can see, it was a lovely day though.
Anyway, Though the Villages (a very quirky 8 miles 781 yards road race with very little flat and interesting hills), yesterday was a much better run for me. Paul Muller came over to say hello at the start. He’s not raced much these last few months due to injury and his mum’s death. He was full of excuses as he set off, but still managed to be 1st MV45 and 7th overall. Didn’t see him at the end, but am sure he wouldn’t think this was good enough! I was 13/27 LV40 in a time of 1:13:32 which was a PB (only done it once before 2 years ago) and managed to keep Louise Gilchrist (a phenomenal LV70) in sight for most of the race, which is an achievement for me.
So now it’s two weeks of being sensible and then the Jersey Half.