A busy weekend of Running in the RntS Calendar

Run Alton Towers 10k

Kirsty Lack travelled to Derbyshire to take part in the Alton Towers 10k - well done Kirsty

Kirsty's Race Report
Something a little bit different for this weekends run was 'Run Alton Towers' 10k. Set in the actual park this is the course description by the organisers:
'The 10k follows an undulating loop within the iconic Alton Towers resort. Starting and finishing outside the towers, the route begins with a loop around the Dark Forest which includes the rides Th13teen and Rita. It then passes in front of the towers and into X-sector around Oblivion and Smiler before going past the lake into CBeebies land. You'll then pass Mutiny Bay and through Katanga Canyon before making your way down to Nemesis. You'll then leave the resort for a section around the carparks and internal road network before turning back into the resort at Galactica and into the creepy Haunted Hollow. A final loop around the Dark Forest brings you back to the front of the towers for the finish'. 
It was very undulating, but also very enjoyable! A couple of the sections looped back so you could see other runners. 
The weather was perfect for running in and subsequently for enjoying all the rides - it was a fantastic day out, even the 4am alarm clock couldn't put a dampener on it! Spectators are allowed so we had a family day out with the added bonus of a friend too who was our guide for the day! 
Official finish time 1:01:25 - given the hills, I was really pleased with that!

Run Sandringham 10k

22 RntS took part in a beautiful and scenic route weaving around the Royal Estate.

The route varied in terrain from roads and grass to tracks with mud and leaves.  The route gave the runners a stunning view of Sandringham House along the way.

965 runners ran the race on a long-awaited dry Sunday.  Shortly after the last runner crossed the line, a 2-minute silence took place for Remembrance Sunday.

Official Results:-

James Goddard - 00:40:15 - 3rd in age

Darren Smith - 46:54

Stuart Williams - 00:48:13

Steve Twyford - 00:49:13

Andy Payne - 00:51:40

Malcolm Senior - 00:52:31

Roland Bewick - 00:56:27

Lucy Mccallum - 00:57:34

Kerrie Coslett - 01:00:47

Jenny Watson - 01:03:42

Vanessa Green - 01:06:54

Michelle Finnegan - 01:07:01

Lesley George - 01:07:10

Debbie Moore - 01:09:29

Pete Alder - 01:09:51

Mark Riseborough - 01:12:20

Vikki Powles - 01:12:20

Denise Leeder - 01:14:10

Marie Pacey - 01:17:17

Brigid Errington - 01:19:18

Angie Barker - 01:20:33

Gill Bewick - 01:20:33


Ryston Runners Cross Country Grand Prix

Well done to Hayley Eyre and Ceri Howell for taking part in the second run series of the Cross Country Grand Prix events at Shouldham Warren.  Also, well done to Ceri for marshalling the Under 9's and Under 12's cross country races prior to her run.

Official Results

Hayley Eyre - 51:43

Ceri Howell - 59:16