Another exciting week rolls by, congratulations to Tom who has performed incredibly well at the European Trail Orienteering Championships and to other Tom and Michael for a brilliant race down in Bower Ashton. I must make a quick apology to Sophie and Abi who ran their own event week before last - but did not get a mention at all!
Ross On Wye Urban - Megan Carter Davies
Today, Ben, Adam and I headed to Ross-on-Wye for a race around the town, part of the UK Urban League. UBOC alumni Richard Cronin planned some good routechoice legs, some of which I’m still not sure which the best way would have been! The nature of the town meant lots of long road running legs, with simple navigation. The boys battled it out over their 13km (shortest line) course to finish just 10s apart with Adam taking the win and Ben 2nd.
BOK Trot, New Beechenhurst - Sophie Gordon
After some pavement pounding on Saturday, Adam, Ben and Meg along with Sophie and Michael headed off to New Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean for the BOK Trot. The event was part of an OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) weekend with trail running and mountain biking races, so the event arena was buzzing. The course took us straight into an intricate contour area then out into runnable woodland which was gorgeous in the sunshine. Unfortunately the warmth was not to our advantage as gradual dehydration seemed to give most of us fuzzy heads - combined with aching legs from yesterday this meant the most common response to "how did it go?" was "terrible, but I enjoyed it"!