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Trimpell 20

22/03/2015

On Sunday 22nd March, five club members, Margaret Gray, Mark Hall, Sarah Lancaster, Gemma Leadbetter and Chris Wilson, travelled to Lancaster to take part in the Trimpell 20 race...

This event is billed as the ideal preparation race for spring marathons as it is largely flat and traffic free. Maggie who is busy preparing for her Ultra marathon debut at April's Highland Fling race made the journey with Sarah and Chris who are in the final stages of training for their first marathons at Manchester and London respectively.

Sarah embarked upon the challenge of running a marathon after sadly loosing her dad to Pancreatic Cancer and was keen to raise money in his memory for the Pancreatic Cancer UK charity. To date she has raised over £1200. Over the last few months she has risen to the challenge of running increasing distances with this her longest run to date. She was delighted to cross the line in under 4 hours, feeling an enormous sense of achievement.

Chris also successfully negotiated his longest run to date in a time just over 3 hours 30 minutes, only a week after running strongly in the Dentdale 14.2 mile and Glenkiln 12 mile races over two consecutive days. Maggie and Gemma ran much of the first half of the race with Chris, however in the final half they took a slight lead to finish in 3 hrs 27 minutes. Maggie, as the experienced marathoner amongst the group took the role as pace setter and Gemma just about managed to keep up with her to cross the line together.

The strongest Dumfries runner on the day was Mark Hall who finished well into the top half of the field crossing the line in a superb time of 2 hours 50 minutes. All were in agreement that the weather, flat nature of the course (and the Haribo sweets available at the water stations!), were some of the highlights of the race. Furthermore the out and back nature of the course mean that for significant periods it was easy to cheer on the faster runners as they headed back to the finish line. Mark passed his club mates on the opposite (returning) side having run approximately 14.5 miles with the others placed en-route to the turning point mid way between the the 11 and 12 mile markers. In true DRC club spirit all gave each other some much welcome support at this point of the race and again at the finish line.

Gemma.

If you would like to support Sarah in her fundraising attempts you will find her just giving page at:

https://www.justgiving.com/Sarah-Lancaster5

 

 

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