Chase the Train and Houghton Hall XC

Chase the Train

6 Rnts took part in this race on a wet Sunday morning.  Well done to David for coming in the top 10, 8th runner overall.

Paul Woodhouse has kindly provided this weeks write up:-

No Train strikes this morning!
Anyway just in case, we were there in good time (this I was reminded of on many occasions)
Dropping one car at Wroxham we made our way to Aylsham with Kerrie, Lucy and David.
Local knowledge directed us to on road parking close to the start.
On arrival registration was straight forward and we collected our numbers meeting up with Andy.
With plenty of time still in hand we had a relaxed coffee and contemplated the run a head. ( really shelter from the inclement weather)
The discussion mentioned there would surely be delays due to leaves and water on the track.
After finishing the coffee it was time to light the boilers and get steam up ready for the off.
The race started in the car park at Aylsham station with the rain falling relentlessly. At the end of the car park we joined the footpath which follows the line and after a short distance crossed the Aylsham bypass.
Rejoining the path we picked our way along the route. Most of this being narrow it was a little bit follow the leader. However with persistent rain and a small river/puddles down the middle running through this made passing easy as some tried to avoid the water.
Thinking this was going to be a flat run it seemed an unexpected steady climb for long parts of the race.
Along the route the marshals as expected were very supportive and credit to them giving their time in the wet.
The just under 9 mile treck in non stop precipitation finished with a nice down hill section with a sharp turn into Wroxham station and welcoming shelter.
There was some credible times by the RntS present in the conditions and all cheered in at the end.
Wringing wet we made our way for a warming coffee before waving Andy off on the platform for his train journey back.
We jumped in David’s car and enjoyed the the trip back (well once the heat came through) swapping tales of the run.
All in all a great morning participated in good spirits and well worth the early arrival.
Thanks to NNBR for a great 
Official Results:-
David Coslett - 59:27 - 8th Overall and 2nd in age category
Paul Woodhouse - 1:10:41
Andy Payne - 1:13:50
Lucy Mccallum - 1:19:13
Kerrie Coslett - 1:28:54
Libby Woodhouse - 1:28:54 - 2nd in age category

Houghton Hall XC

Well done to the group of RntS who took part in this race on Sunday.

Write up by Kirsty Lack:-

Tipping it down with rain is not what you ideally want to see on race day but it was - fortunately it stopped in time for warm up and our run but not all RntS got as lucky.
Having signed up for this quite late, I had no idea what to expect, the more I heard on the day made me feel like I'd made a mistake! Actually it wasn't too bad, three loops round with some up and down bomb holes - I managed to find a way to do these but made me struggle with my breathing, I definitely needed a walking break occasionally. 
Great support from club members and from the other runners. This didn't seem to have a great turnout of numbers and I think our club was really well represented.

Official results:-

Jimmy Goddard - 7th overall and 2nd in age category

Steve Twyford - 00:33:30

Darren Smith - 00:39:45

Kevin Short - 00:41:25

Cam Raven - 00:41:38

Stuart Williams - 00:41:46

Rob Jackman - 00:42:12

Roland Bewick - 00:45:55

John Kenyon - 00:49:06

Nita Jackman - 00:53:01

Kirsty Lack - 00:55:33

Jenny Watson - 00:56:30

Mark Riseborough - 00:57:21

Pete Alder - 00:57:23

Ceri Howell - 00:58:17

Michelle Finnegan - 1:00:38