Weekly CARC Update: 22/01/2024-28/01/2024


Another week is over and another Weekly CARC Update has landed.

Kicking things of this week was our Junior runners as they headed to Wigmore School for their weekly Monday training, before our seniors joined us on Tuesday and Thursday for their regular sessions.

Despite Storm Jocelyn’s imminent arrival on Tuesday evening, many eager (or brave) Crofties joined Kelly for a hill session at Croft Castle. On Thursday, it was back to Croft, for a long interval session with Tim J.

Onto Saturday and Parkrun was upon us once again.

As usual, there was a good Sky Blue turnout at Ludlow Parkrun. Eric finished first, with Toby, Steve and Naomi joining him in the top ten. There was also a PB for junior runner Owen S. Over in Hereford, Sam J and Louise P were out representing the club. Joe L finished 3rd at Riverside Walk in Hay.

Elsewhere, our fell runners were out in force this week at the Cwm Nant y Groes Fell Race and Craig yr Allt Fell Race. Tim, who took part in the former, finished the 5.3 Cwm Nant y Groes Race in 1 hour and 11 minutes. The Gunners – Flora and Gary, took part in the latter, finishing in 49:48 and 53:22, respectively. Flora managed to improve on her time from last year by over one minute. Well done all!

On Sunday, Croft colours were back in the limelight after Sam J powered through to finish the Chepstow Half Marathon in first place with an eye-watering time of 1 hour and 13 minutes. Yes, this was a PB for the young runner that is consistently improving and impressing. Another incredible run, Sam. At the time of writing, full Chepstow results were yet to be published.

Elsewhere, other Crofties (and Barry, the dog) were out enjoying the Shropshire Hills once again for another social Sunday recce, in preparation for the upcoming Mammothon in April. They ran, jogged and hiked just over 12 miles which covers the middle part of the Mammothon. And, of course, they finished their morning in a local tea room!

New Croft runner – Amy Perry was out racing today at Trust 10 Race at Comer Woods in the grounds of Dudmaston Hall. She was first lady home and finished in 15th overall. Well done, and welcome to the club!

And, that’s it for this week. Please remember that our upcoming training sessions will be available to view on our Facebook page every Sunday evening. In the meantime, don’t forget, we’re always on the look out for your race reports for the website, so get posting them on Facebook or send them to either Sam H, Huw or myself (Bronwyn).

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