Clapham Runner collects 3rd race trophy of 2014 & Battersea 10 mile race report

Congratulations to Serena who collected her THIRD Women’s Vet 60s trophy of 2014 with a time of 1.46.24 at the Self Transcendence/ Run and Become Battersea 10 mile race on Saturday 25th October. Also running were Damian (1.08.35 and the 33rd finisher across the line) and Siobhan (1.39.38 and 20th in WU50s).

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Race results are photos are here:
There’s a few club runners signed up to the next event – and the last of 2014 – a 10km race around Battersea Park on Saturday 29th November at 8.30am. Sign up here:

(Member blog post) Royal Parks Half 2014

I have a new favourite half. The route, the atmosphere, the impeccable organisation, the indescribable sound of 16,000 pairs of trainers setting off and of course that sense of achievement. Why do I run? Days like today.

 Maybe it’s that I’ve lived in London that bit longer. This was my third Royal Parks, but this time, every corner, every turn held a memory. I felt so proud to be running in my home town. There is something magical about running past Big Ben and Parliament, along a traffic-free Thames, through Admiralty Arch, down the Mall, not to mention the parks themselves. On a crisp, sunny, autumnal day, the golden colours of the last seven miles in Hyde Park were simply stunning. I wish I’d had my camera! Read more