Second week of lockdown and BRRS are still managing to train and find virtual races to run.
Phil Dawber kicked off the first live socially isolating Tuesday Training with a “Gentle” 30 minute strength and conditioning session. For anyone who couldn’t persuade the kids to turn off ‘Frozen’ or tear themselves away from RuPaul’s Drag Race, the video is saved on the group Facebook page.
Claire Barlow ran a Virtual Weymouth Half Marathon, as well as some more garden running. 100 x round the trampoline is seriously impressive. Well done Claire
More Virtual Insanity from Helen Stephenson and Lesley Taphouse. Great to see the club tee shirt getting an outing as well Helen.
Bodmin Road Runners are keeping up their fitness levels and running mojos in some inventive and crazy ways.
Ian Temple didn’t make it to the Prague half marathon, instead “made the best of things with a gorgeous half to Padstow and back.” Well done on the PB Ian.
Kerri Rowe exhausted her dogs and children with a garden Parkrun
Claire Barlow, Julie Oxenham and Katrina Verran all successfully completed a second Virtual Insanity 10k.
John Tilly has been doing some cross training with indoor rowing and cycling down moorland lanes.
Rachel Wilsher and her son are working on their garden handstands
Fran and Nic, and Becky and Stef are fortunate to live with their running partners. Other BRRs have spotted lycra buddies out running and shared a distant wave.
Ian Ringer has been “Running every day – away from people (if you see what I mean).”
Gail Hartill doesn’t have a modern phone to listen to music on and has been pumping out Radio 2 from her old ghetto blaster on her shoulder.
Andrew Ross “ran the jail loop last night and saw Billy running the opposite way….lovely and quiet. This weather is a bonus!”
Mike Reed has also been out ‘fat tyre’ing’. “W/B local woodlands & bridleways/single tracks 4 me though! Epic birdsong out ‘n’ about!”
Craig Welch and his son Jack have been working out to Joe Wicks in their PJs.
Fran Vosper found his muse and composed an ode to our favourite Parkrun
Chilly dry morning, long sleeves, short sleeves? Trail or road shoes? runners all shapes and sizes Smiley happy faces, long worried faces Race brief, dogs barking, people chatting Hands up, national trust. 3 2 1 go
Congested start, lots of legs, many colours First corner running quicker, thinning out Breathing hard, feeling good First hill, too fast, bloody hill Lean in to it, keep going, near the top Morning marshal
Sweating, eyes sting, legs like lead Down hill, very bumpy, lots of gravel Tree roots, slippy mud, shiny stones Woodlands, bluebells, wild daffs primroses, giant ferns Mary’s Crossroads
The river high, running fast, wish I was Slowing down, being passed Breathing hard gulping air, why do I do this? Keep going you’re half way round come on you can do this! Morning Mary
Pass the cottages and up the drive The scary dolls are back, watching, staring Run ten walk ten run ten walk ten run It’s steeper than last week, sharp right, muddy gate It looks down hill but I’m sure I’m running up Swimming pool
Now it’s a long up, many walking, puffing catching breath Tired legs, slippy mud, no cows or sheep Back on the hard path, still too steep to run Massive oaks, Lanhydrock red gates Cattle grid, smiling marshal, high fives Thank you marshal
The final climb, knackered, god I’m hot! Penultimate corner whoop whoop it’s down hill from now Striding out, running fast, oops mind the cow pats! Final corner, finish in sight, cheering, shouting, panting PB or not to be that is the question
“This morning I ran 57 laps of my garden. I think it would be great to see some really crazy runs in small spaces being recorded. 😁BRR keeping fit and social isolating” Claire was assisted by her son Corey as Marshall and chief lap counter. Fantastic effort Claire.
Claire inspired me to run a Parkrun in my garden.
Inaugural Rivendell Parkrun went really well; some tricky switchbacks and tight corners. Bit smelly with muck spreading going on in the field next door and running round the dustbins. Despite a late start, set a course record, was first finisher, first in my age category and managed to volunteer as tailwalker. Cafe was open afterwards but missed my usual Parkrun chums x (Dee Smith)
A torrential downpour during the first 3 miles made for a very wet race, despite the sun coming out! A great course, although not as flat as I remember with 3 good climbs on the road out before coming back on the flat Tarka Trail.
Scores on the doors/watches: Ben 1:39:45 Emma 1:43:51
Hope everyone has had good runs this weekend, it’s been a busy one for races! 💙