Members of Bere Alston Trekkers (Bats) took part in the Muskie Madness which was held on Saturday evening and forms part of this year’s Grand Prix.The Muskie Madness is 5.5 miles of undulating multi-terrain taking runners through Ham Woods which after the day’s heavy downpours was wet and muddy underfoot but nevertheless there were long stretches of downhill and flat making the course a fast one.
With the exception of Mel Greaves, who ran an event personal best, all Bats taking part were running the event for the first time. First Bat home and first in her age group was Sam Lake, first male Bat home was Alen Guy. Second in their age groups were Sally Dunn and Derek Hicks and all Bats finished in the hour.
Team Bat – Muskie Madness 2014 are pictured with their finishing times: Sam Lake 42.39, Alen Guy 44.25, Sally Dunn 45.13, Rob Gualtieri 45.40, Julie Page 45.52, Derek Hicks 46.17, Phil King 46.58, Toby Rankin 48.22, Dotty King 52.00, Claire Whitaker 53.29, Jo Vella 59.50, Mel Greaves 1.00.01 and Ali Greaves 01.00.07.
Earlier in the month and making her club debut was Jacqui Stokes who was one of the 12,000 runners that took part in the Copenhagen Marathon.
It is estimated that approximately 60 percent of all participants of this marathon reside outside the city of Copenhagen, while about 20 percent are from abroad. A record total of 65 countries were represented which is more than ever before and the club is very proud to have one of its members proudly wearing a vest in this event.
The Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon course comes out in almost all parts of Inner Copenhagen. Runners can look forward to a 42,195 km run from Islands Brygge, into the city centre through the three main areas of the city – the fashionable Østerbro, the multicultural Nørrebro and the hip Vesterbro – before they return to the finish line at the harbour front.
Jacqui ran a great race and finished in a time of 4.06.35 and is pictured running strong.