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Race Report: Wiltshire Scramble, UK, 23rd March 2014

This report was sent in by Steve from Events Logic:

Improving spring weather greeted over 200 competitors for Events Logic UK’s newly formed Wiltshire Scramble off road runs on Sunday March 23rd at Spirthill.

First to kick off the events were some hardy trail runners who lined up at the start in the great spring weather to take on the new 12 mile circuit. The challenging cross country route looped around Spirthill Trail, taking runners through both woodland and farmland; presenting competitors with some steep inclines, water, mud and slippery slopes to manage.

First male across the finish line in the 12mile off-road run was Trevor Batey from Chippenham Harriers who completed the course in 1Hr 27min 23 seconds. Second place male was John Mccowliff and third place Richard Page. The first female finisher was Michelle Blower in a time of 1hr 55mins 47 seconds. Second place female was Siena Marriott-Webb, and third place was taken by Carmel Conefrey.

Next up was the 12.6 km off-road run, this run is run on the same circuit and also happened to be Race 6 in the Wiltshire off-road race league, competition for all the Wiltshire running clubs first Male across the line was Heath Bampton in a blistering time of 51mins 45 seconds from Swindon Harriers club. Second male was Bart Thomas and third was Gary Dunstone. The first female finisher was Cordula Hurcum from Chippenham Harriers club who completed the trail in a time of 1Hr 4mins 49 seconds. Second place was Jennifer Ford, and third place was Ilana Wigfield.

Third race of the day was on the same course, over 6.3km ,first Male finisher was Ed O,Dwyer from Swindon Striders in a time of 27mins 59 seconds,and first female Lynsey Carpenter from Chippenham Harriers finished in 35mins 42 seconds.

We also included a fun run for the children, to introduce them to off road running, and more importantly getting them active. Some very tough young competitors braved the tough off road 1.5km run. Keelan Tucker whipped round the course in a time of 6mins 59 seconds to beat all the other fun runners.

One of the Events Logic UK team said that, ‘Today all our competitors were winners. There were some incredible performances in very tough conditions.

We are hopeful of good spring weather for the next series of competitions The Bag4sport Abbeyfield sports day which includes sprint Duathlon, 10km run, cycling time trial and fun run starting at Abbeyfield School on April 13th. The event is in support of the Bag4sport charity.

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