Sunday morning seems to be the preferred choice for long runs for most runners and this morning was no exception for Tim, Simon and Stuart as they did around 14 miles heading through Pill and along the Avon towpath just as the tide reached its highest point in a long time (14.6m). It was fantastic weather and it was great to talk and run whilst taking in the sunshine of this beautiful winter morning. If any members want to run with us or with others on a Sunday, feel free to get in touch and we can set up some various groups with different attitudes to length and pace.
Since December we have been challenging you to all run as many times on Club nights as possible by signing in (well ticking a box) when you arrive for a club night. Well done to everyone.
For December 2013, the leader was Veronica Quinn. No prizes yet but we will maintain a leader board during the year.
Good luck for ALL running in 2014!
Penselwood 10k and Fun Runs - April 6th 2014
A very small village road race going through the two counties Somerset and Wiltshire along quiet country lanes. Stunning scenery and some cheeky hills.
Entry form attached.
North Dorset Village Marathon and Relay - May 4th 2014
Darren Carr from PRC was second place in 2013! The Runner's World online feedback says it all. A race for runners by runners. Run in the beautiful Dorset countryside, through small villages, a single loop with plenty of water stops, where you can have your own drinks handed out to you and with free beer at the finish. A must for all marathon runners. This year the race is part of the Dorset Road Race League and is also the Dorset County Championship race for the marathon distance.
Gold Hill - October 12th 2014
The toughest road 10k in Dorset, if you are looking for a challenge this is it. Plenty of time to enjoy the countryside and a chance to run up the famous Hovis hill. This year the race is also part of the Dorset Road Race League.
Gillingham Hilly - 2nd of November
Not quite as tough as the Gold Hill race but nonetheless some challenging hills. Again some beautiful country lanes.
For more information consult our website at www.gillinghamtrotters.talktalk.net or www.ndvm.co.uk .
Even though I found the idea of a running club a bit daunting, I've found everyone to be really friendly and supportive. Running as part of the beginners ladies is a great way of keeping fit and meeting friendly faces from around Portishead. I would definitely recommend it to any lady no matter what level of running experience they have! - Michelle
I started going along to the ladies running night with great reluctance and not a great love for running. I now look forward to it and have seen a massive improvement in my (limited) ability over the last few months. No one new need worry about being judged, all the ladies are lovely and we move along at a pace everyone can manage. - Paula
The club has really boosted my confidence in running, now I really look forward to a weekly catch up with the ladies, whilst having a run around Portishead. - Marie
There are some great races coming up over Christmas and the new year so book early to save some money or just turn up on the day.
There is the Clevedon Boxing Day Run obviously on 26th December from the Little Harp Pub in Clevedon. This is the first chamionship race of the 2014 season and a fast and furious 4 mile race so make sure you get there to start off your count of points. Then we have the Seven Sins Challenge on 29th December in the Forest of Dean as the last chance of a fun multi terrain to finish off 2013. To set off the new year, there is also the Hangover 10k in Kewstoke near Weston Super Mare.
Don't forget the Park runs also taking place at Ashton Court and Little Stoke on each Saturday morning of the holiday period.
Well done to everyone and especially our members who ran in today's Portishead Half marathon. The winning time was 1.13.52 and we had some great results from Portishead runners including Tim Nabosi (1.25.35), Simon Faulkner (1.31.26), Duncan Manning (1.34.48), Beth Manning (1.46.37), Judy Orme (1.47.31) and Cath Taylor (2.02.07).
Pictures can be found here.
Our multi terrain races today were in perfect weather, with the sun shining and hardly a breath of wind. However, with the torrential rain from last week, the course through the woods and some of the coast path was a bit muddy which added to the "fun" on some of the climbs and descents.
The day kicked off at 10.15am with a 400m fun run around the Lake Grounds cricket pitch with 39 junior runners. After a short delay at the start due to some last minute toilet queues, the race got underway just after 10.30am with 172 10km runners and eleven 5km runners.
Both courses followed the same route for the first 5k around the lake grounds passing Battery Point and then following around and through Portishead's East Woods. After running back along the esplanade, the 5km runners had a short stretch to the finish line on Lake Road, whilst the 10km runners headed up onto the coast path with great views over the estuary and Welsh coast. Just as runners legs were getting tired, a steep hill took runners further up the hill and onto a grass section with regular ups and downs taking them ever closer to the finish line. A few steep downhill sections took runners back into the Lake Grounds, with a final 1km loop passing the Esplanade for a second time (this time with photos) and a sprint finish along Lake Road.
Our winners for the day were as follows:
Southville Running Club is presenting the Nightingale Nightmare. a 10k(ish) race through Leigh woods and the surrounding riverside area on Sunday 27th October
This Halloween themed race is an off road route which takes you along the Avon Gorge, up Nightingale Valley and through the spooky woods. Watch out for ghouls (and a fantastic view of the Clifton Suspension Bridge) on the way.
We are pleased to update everybody about our forthcoming Portishead Multi Terrain races on 6th October. Both the 5k and 10k races will start together at the Lake Grounds in Portishead at 10.30am. The race HQ at the cricket club pavilion.
2013 will see this race have chip timing for the first time.
Affiliated runners £8 - non affiliated £10
Entry is available on the day before 10.15am +£1.
You can download the paper entry form or go online to enter the race.
There is a new event coming to Bristol on 10th November. It's called Bristol's Extreme Ravine and its a 10k and Half marathon race based in Leigh woods and along the gorge.
The half marathon is an individual event while the 10k can be run individually and as a team.
They are also looking for volunteers for race day. If you are interested then check out the website at www.braggingrites.co.uk.