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Week 14 (w/c 29 June – Month 3, week 5)

All good things must come to an end!

Myself (Lucy) and Adrian would like to start this week by thanking everyone who embraced the Corona Challenge Series and took part each week in our quirky challenges. Many hours have been spent on this but it’s been worth it to see what you have all been getting up to. We hope we have managed to motivate you all during these strange times and offer you some enthusiasm to keep going out and clocking up the miles. As a club we will now move forward and into (hopefully) more familiar times. I think we all hope to see the inside of Mikes garage soon!

On a personal level I would like thank Adrian for all of the hard work that he has put into this, without him this wouldn’t have taken off, nor would a lot of the challenges have existed. We have his long runs and over active imagination to thank for this 🙂

To summarise the last 14 weeks, we have ran 10,965.2 miles and climbed a massive 512,002ft. To put that into perspective, setting off from Woodstock you’d get between Australia and New Zealand and this is more than 17 times the height of Everest! 

Our most successful week was week 9, this was the week of the maximum small challenge which saw our runners run the most laps of the smallest route. Liz absolutely smashed it this week with 100 laps of the Blenheim triangle, still makes me feel dizzy now! This week was also the week of our highest mileage and elevation gain.

Week 11 saw the one and only time we saw the treble win with Tom “Mr 60” winning every challenge that week but by far the most impressive and longest standing record was Ralf’s super impressive 7,557ft elevation gain. Ralf completed this in the very first week and no one came close…this is also what earned him the title “Mr Hills”.

Kudos champions! 

Now let’s crack on before you all start tearing up…

Week 5 closes month 3 so read through to the end to see who has won the final case of Corona. Or, skip to the bottom if the anticipation is too much….

Totals this week are:

Distance: 785.7 miles

Elevation gain: 36,095 ft

Both are a slight dip from previous weeks but with less sun, we see less miles – roll on sunshine!

Distance Challenge

Making it 10 weeks at the top, Mr 60 pulled it out of the bag this week, running over 70 miles (just!) with a total of 70.1 miles. This is nearly 20 miles over second place, who this week is Georgette with 50.7 miles.  Moving up one place from last week! In a close third place this week is Ralf with 49.7 miles.

Elevation Gain Challenge

Only one runner managed over 3,000ft elevation this week and surprisingly it wasn’t Mr Hills. Taking his second win for the week is Mr 60. (Yay!) Tom climbed an impressive 3,071ft, Mr Hills managed second place with 2,930ft taking the lead in this challenge over Georgette who snaps up third place with 2,854ft.

Wildcard Challenge

The wildcard challenge was film inspired this week (at least the name anyway!) – 24 Hour Party People

This challenge was all about the highest amount of miles in a 24 hour period. Taking the win this week is Mr Hills with 18.85 miles, unsurprising, closely followed by Adrian with 18.44 miles, I’m not sure if this difference is Strava or a loop back from Ralf but either way, great running both and a well-deserved win to Ralf!

(**Adrian edit : Ha, he ran around Tar Lake as Alan and I looked on, taking in a gel each. They broke me with the pace on an unusually flatter than normal Sunday long run!)

Taking third place this week, and always showing enthusiasm in the challenges is Liz with an impressive 15 miles. Of course, completed in the stunning grounds of Blenheim. Liz’s running mecca.

Also, special mention to Susan Haines who completed over 12 miles choosing to go many smaller routes aided by canine. Kudos Susan, great effort!

Week 5 Summary

With zero foul play, but slight assistance by your Co-Captains, the winner this week is Mr 60 – completing entries in all challenges, this is the second time this month that Tom has topped the table! 

Taking his fourth second place for the month is Mr Hills, again with entries in all challenges but no effort session for the win, it was a close battle – well done Ralf.

Liz takes third place this week which is also the third time Liz has achieved this place this month.

Well done to our weekly winners and everyone who took part! 

Month 3 wrap up

Well he did it! Taking the crown for the final time is Mr 60. I for sure have enjoyed typing the write ups week after week and watching the miles and challenge entries, so great effort Tom, this win is well deserved and a case of Corona (friendly beer kind) is making its way to you!

First place – Tom Preskett (116 points)

Second place – Ralf Arneil (114 points)

Third place – Adrian Smith (108 points)

As always, have fun, stay safe and run strong!

That’s all folks!

Week 14 leaderboard

Name
Distance
Pts
Height Gain
Pts
Effort Bonus
24hr party people
Pts
Totals
Weekly Positions
Tom Preskett
70.1
25
3,071
25
5
8
21
76
25
Ralf Arneil
49.7
23
2,930
24
18.85
25
72
24
Liz O’Farrell
42.1
20
2,116
20
5
15
23
68
23
Adrian Smith
27.8
13
1,331
16
5
18.44
24
58
22
Susan Haines
33.2
16
1,214
13
12.14
22
51
21
Georgie E-B
50.7
24
2,854
23
47
20
Hans Price
49.2
22
2,503
21
43
19
Jason Barry
38.5
18
2,554
22
40
18
Sophie Carter
45.6
21
1,896
18
39
17
Sonnie Jane
38.8
19
1,968
19
38
16
Torstein Skåra
32.2
15
1,793
17
32
15
David Watkinson
30.7
14
1,289
14
28
14
Jonny Jeffery
19.7
8
1,302
15
23
13
Cyrus Mower
22
11
1,187
12
23
12
Alan Harrison
26.6
12
797
9
21
11
Neil Preddy
19.9
9
924
10
19
10
eileen doherty
16.2
6
984
11
17
9
Rob Webster
36.8
17
0
0
17
8
Jesper Jonsson
20.8
10
617
5
15
7
Valerie Berryman Bousquet
13.7
4
779
8
12
6
James Bolton
18.1
7
476
4
11
5
Kevin Pritchett
12.9
3
656
7
10
4
Simon Tucker
12.6
2
633
6
8
3
Jess Ward
14.7
5
470
3
8
2
Leo Brooke-Little
5.4
0
400
2
2
1
Richard Arthur
9.7
0
361
1
1
0
Lisa Clarke
10.7
1
277
0
1
0
Lucy Dunn
5
0
302
0
0
0
Matt Cumberlidge
4.1
0
184
0
0
0
Mel Hawk
3.4
0
145
0
0
0
Delphine Mower
4.8
0
82
0
0
0

Month 3 positions

Name
week1
week2
week3
week4
week5
Totals
Tom Preskett
20
25
24
22
25
116
Ralf Arneil
24
24
18
24
24
114
Adrian Smith
22
23
16
25
22
108
Georgie E-B
17
20
21
20
20
98
Liz O’Farrell
23
6
22
23
23
97
Hans Price
18
15
20
21
19
93
James Bolton
25
17
23
19
5
89
David Watkinson
21
22
19
10
14
86
Sonnie Jane
14
21
14
16
16
81
Jason Barry
15
16
13
18
18
80
Leo Brooke-Little
19
18
25
14
1
77
Susan Haines
13
19
11
8
21
72
Cyrus Mower
9
13
15
17
12
66
Torstein Skåra
12
14
17
7
15
65
Alan Harrison
10
12
9
12
11
54
Neil Preddy
7
11
12
13
10
53
Kevin Pritchett
8
5
10
11
4
38
Rob Webster
4
8
7
5
8
32
Sophie Carter
0
15
17
32
eileen doherty
0
4
8
6
9
27
Steven Frear
16
9
2
0
27
Jesper Jonsson
0
7
5
4
7
23
Lucy Dunn
6
10
3
1
0
20
Jonny Jeffery
2
2
0
0
13
17
Jess Ward
0
3
1
9
2
15
Mel Hawk
11
0
4
0
0
15
Simon Tucker
0
0
6
0
3
9
Valerie Berryman Bousquet
1
0
2
6
9
Matthew Eveleigh
5
0
0
3
8
Zoe White
3
1
0
0
4
Adam Smith
0
Delphine Mower
0
0
0
0
Kevin Game
0
Lisa Clarke
0
0
0
0
0
0
Maddie Jane
0
Paula Booth
0
Richard Arthur
0
0
0
0

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