It was great to see a turnout of twelve runners from Portishead today at Burnham and Highbridge parkrun (including our baby members). Giacomo led the way in, closely followed by Simon. Tim volunteered again after popping his calf a few weeks back. Well done to Jenn, Marie, Mark, Matt, Vicky, Simon, Kate, Jacob and Giacomo! PBs from Matt and Marie!
Well done to everyone racing in today's Multi Terrain run in beautiful weather.
Provisional results online
Entries open at www.entrycentral.com/prc-multiterrain-2016
It's time to renew your membership in Portishead Running Club.
Our membership year runs from April 1st 2016 to March 31st 2017.
Just visit our membership form at http://goo.gl/forms/i9RvXXN6aS and complete your details.
EA affiliated membership is £25
Please submit by 14th March if possible so that we can get all our information into England Athletics quickly which gets your membership cards out faster.
Well done to everyone taking part in the Gordano Round Marathon yesterday. Given the extreme conditions all runners did a fantastic job!
Results can be seen online at http://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=57102
An amazing win from Toby Chapman in a time of 3 hours 44 minutes and first lady Caroline Hall in a brilliant 4 hours 38 minutes.
Photos will be uploaded soon but you can see a selection here.
Our race will, start from Gordano School in Portishead on 14th November at 8.30am. Final details are now available. There are NO entries on the day. The leaders are likely to arrive back at Gordano after 27 miles at around 11.45am.
Race day started with some light fog which burnt off quickly to reveal a beautiful morning in Portishead. The marshals made their way to their positions around the course and at 10.30am the race began from Lake Road adjacent to the Cricket Pavilion.
The race was the same as previous years except in the final 3km where we added a couple of zig zag sections to allow faster runners to pass by the slower runners on their way back to the finish. It also added the crossing of a small stream and removed around 800m of tarmac.
Andrew Sparks led the way home in a time of 41.53.9 closely followed by Steve Wood of Clevedon AC and Elliott Chard of Yate and District AC. For the women, Natalie Southernwood came home first in 45.56.3 again closely followed by Jane Colman of Bristol and West and Rowena Frankl. Club president Ann Singer running the race for the first time having been race director in the past came in 5th lady.
Race Date: Sunday 4th October 2015 - ENTRY OPEN
Our 2015 Multi Terrain race will be our 13th race taking in the coastal attractions of Portishead starting next to the Cricket Club pavilion at the bottom of Rodmoor Road. There is lots of parking in the adjacent car park.
A 5km loop of the lake grounds and East Wood sets you up nicely for a kilometre along the Portishead Coast path before climbing the hill to Nore Road and making your way back to the start at the Lake Grounds. Watch out for the sting in the tail as you pass close to the finish line and do a final lap of the lake grounds.
This years race has a few minor adjustments to the second half of the race with around 650m less of tarmac and a flat grass sprint finish.
Our latest race, the Gordano Round Marathon on 14th November is now open for entries. Following the Gordano Round waymarked route around Portishead, Clevedon and Abbots Leigh, runners will follow trails, coast path and woodland tracks as they navigate the 27 miles and 750 metres of climb.
All profits will go to Children's Hospice South West.
Well done to the 21 runners taking part in yesterday's Clevedon Midsummer 10km race. It was Richard Nuells 21st and his 11th consecutive Clevedon 10k. A fantastic turnout for the club again after Tyntesfield last month. Championship points were awarded for all the runners taking part and as we know, points make prizes!