Weekly Report – 1st March 2020
Chilly Chappel Chase
On Saturday, March 29th, three members headed 11th Chappel Winter Beer Festival at the East Anglian Railway Museum at Chappel and Wakes Colne Station.
They were not there to drink, okay, not just to drink! The Company of Runners were back with their Chilly Chappel Chase, a 5-mile trail race through the Essex countryside.
With storm after storm bashing the UK, to say the route was muddy would be an understatement.
Despite the wet, windy and muddy conditions, Sudbury Joggers went slipping and sliding around Essex with Andy Buck finishing first for the club in a time of 1 hour and 13 minutes.
Steve Roberts was next to finish in 1 hour and 30 minutes where he did manage to return with both running shoes, even though he nearly lost one to the mud on one of the fields!
A few minutes later, Sheila Buck completed the 5 miles in a time of 1 hour and 34 minutes.
Vitality Big Half
March 1st saw four members of Sudbury Joggers head to our capitol to run the Vitality Big Half Marathon.
Crossing the finish line first for the club was Matthew Benson (1:38:08), with Sally-Ann Bowen minutes behind in 1:41:06.
Jodie Budd and Sue Moye ran together and finished in 3 hours and 6 minutes.
Bury Cross Country
Back in Suffolk, Saint Edmund Pacers were putting on the Bury Cross Country event they had to postpone a couple of weeks ago due to the severe conditions caused by the recent storms.
Six members of Sudbury Joggers attended the grounds of the ancient manor Nether Hall in Pakenham to join forces with Newmarket Joggers for the fourth of six races in the Suffolk Winter League.
Running for the club was Andy Buck, Ben Cuthbert, Gary Godfrey, Jonathan Price, Ruth Cowlin and Steve Roberts.
It was a challenging course, and the soft, boggy ground from recent downpours did not help matters. Still, the running conditions were a lot better than the day before, and the team even had the sun pop out.
The results for the Bury Cross Country are not yet released.