CHARLIE BEDDOW – CHESTER ULTRA 2020 – 1ST LADY 12TH OVERALL
Well this weekend Charlie went and did it again!! She took on GB Ultras’ Chester ultra 50 and smashed it out of the park.
Amongst the appalling weather and bogs of doom, she battled through to take the first spot amongst the ladies and continued on to show the men how it’s done too!
The course was cut short by 6 miles and I’m sure that if it wasn’t shortened then Charlie would have continued taking the scalps of the men in front and would have finished around 6th,7th,or 8th. Alas, who can’t be delighted with a result like the one she earned!!
This event takes place on the first Sunday in May all around the world. Over 120,00 people took part in the event this year which starts at exactly the same time wherever you are. People in Sydney are running in the dark, some are running as the light fades, some see the sunrise and in Kidsgrove, it’s a bit dull but high noon. I was taking part in the App Run – I wore my free event t-shirt and a proper number and an app on my phone, all I had to do was press the button and start running. Then, after half an hour a virtual car would start , the car speed increases every half an hour and when the car catches you that’s it, the phone beeps and your “race” is over. Continue reading WINGS FOR LIFE RUN 5TH MAY 2019 RUTH FARRELL
Another race and another well deserved PB for Lesley, knocking 15 minutes and 3 seconds off her previous marathon PB giving her a finish time of 3 hours 22 minutes.
After getting a ‘Good For Age’ (GFA) marathon result at the London marathon 2 years ago, she guaranteed herself an automatic entry into the London marathon and so after a break of a year, used her place for the 2019 London Marathon. Continue reading LONDON MARATHON 2019 – LESLEY MURPHY