Cloud Cuckoo, Stroud Beer Race and Forest of Dean Epic Trail 10k
Wednesday 29 May 2019
Cleeve Hill Common was the windswept setting for the annial Cleeve Cloud Cuckoo race on Wednesday 29 May. Five CLC Striders athletes competed on the night. The challenging and undulating course covers 5.5 miles on grass and gravel paths and includes the notoriously steep ascent from the Washpool.
A solid run by veteran Amelia Mullins saw her finish as second lady in 45:45, followed by a strong finish from Ed Collier as third MV60 in 47:30. The trio of Nicola Weager, Rebecca Reynolds and Chris Thomas ran the early miles together before finishing in 53:56, 54:48 and 55:13 respectively.
Pictured from left to right: Nicola Weager, Rebecca Reynolds and Amelia Mullins
Stroud Beer Race
Gavin Jerman and Helen Knight competed in the Stroud Beer race, a three-lap 7.2 mile road race round Minchinhampton Common. The undulating course required some cow-dodging on the night and saw Helen finish as the second lady (17th overall) in 50:12 and Gavin finish in 25thplace with a time of 52:09.
Forest of Dean Epic Trail 10k
Sunday June 9th 2019
There were also strong performances from Striders athletes in the Forest of Dean Epic Trail 10k, with a first place for the most improved club runner of the year, Tom Kabala. Tom registered an amazing time – for a trail race – of just 37:39 for his first place finish. Meanwhile, the also-improving Eoin McQuone was eighth overall (and second M40) in a great time of 42:36.
Pictured from left to right: Tom Kabala and Eoin McQuone