Race Reports

Wisley 10k Saturday 12th October 2013

The promised rain did not materialise and it turned out to be a lovely sunny morning for the running sisters first outing to Wisley Gardens for the Pineridge 10k. 16 sisters turned up results above. The run is through beautiful woodland with undulations and lots of tree roots and horsechestnuts under foot which could have slowed you down but our top 3 finishers did not let that put them off. Well done to everyone.

Push it for the Peace 22nd September 2013 - Helen Macaulay, Kath Clarrk, Lesley MacLeod, Carole Bartlett, Lisa Hoyland and Amanda Lee braved the elements once again. The weather was not as wet as last year but the time spent in the river was more.! An ambition realised to wade/swim across the canal. More running involved than last year and 38 obstacles... If you like getting muddy why not join us next year?

ZSL 10k Stampede - Pretty much perfect running weather on Sunday 16th September for the first London Zoo 10k stampede accompanied by a flat course meant that Running Sisters did really well. Unfortunately Carole Bartlett had an upset stomach and could not run. Entry to the run meant we could stay in the zoo and so spent time walking around and looking at the animals. Goody bag was good and a nice medal for our collections.

Aylesbury Bearbrook 10k - Lovely sunny morning, Yvonne, Kathy, Carole and Amanda had early start for Aylesbury Bearbrook 10k. Super route all on road except lap of field at the end and a bonus that it's all downhill from 7k.

Yvonne did really well at 53 minutes but all sisters were finished in under the hour.! No medal but very useful rucksack and chocolates. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning.

Watford 10k - Another one pouring with rain! But lots of sisters turned out to brave the weather.  Well done all of you.

Berko 8km Fun Run - Big well done to everyone - we are all superstars but Yvonne Bryan and Katherine Clark are an inspiration to us all - team results are not on there yet and as Kath and Yvonne put in on the day they are not counted in our team .. but hey "last" is a place... and the only way is up from here.!!!It would have been so much nicer in the sunshine, but so pleased that a little spot of rain did not put anyone off and to have 20 of us turn up was so lovely...

Also big thank you to Ed  our official photographer who managed to capture 18 out of 20 of us.. photos in the gallery

Hope all those who took part are still enjoying the buzz..

Paris Marathon 11 April 2010 by Roz Fullylove - A really enjoyable, busy weekend which was helped along by the great weather.  Both myself and Shirley went to Paris with injuries having decided that times did not matter as long as we finished, and we both did, in my case only with the help of a fantastic french marshall who let me lean on her for the last 3 miles.  As well organised as the London Marathon, but I have to say not as much support along the way and none of the dressing up that you get in London but otherwise we both thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to do it again next year.  Anyone wish to join us??????

"Herbert's Hole Challenge" 10k, Chesham -  Sunday 15th November 2009  by Dora Slater

Amanda Lee and myself tackled this one in a record (slow) time of 1hr 11mins. The start is uphill through a park and the steepness of it had us walking after about 100yards (must do more hill work!) - most embarrassing so we were almost at the back from the very start. This race seems to attract "serious" types who enjoy splashing through mud. The leader came hurtling past us on his way back when we were about at the 4k mark, with a very determined look on is face, uttering tremendous groaning noises. Meanwhile Amanda and I were picking our way daintily around the muddy puddles. Then came an enormous hill (almost vertical) and several more ups and downs, more mud, puddles and sliding around, then through a field of horses that had earlier alarmed us by galloping around madly, but by the time we got there they had thankfully worn themselves out. We weren't quite sure what "Herbert's Hole" was ... but perhaps that's a good thing. Very hard, but enjoyable and your shoes will need a serious clean afterwards.