Charlton Park South Lodge Event
The new season of running events has started for the club, our first event of the season in a new area of Charlton Park, our amazing private estate partner.
Using a new part of the estate the South Lodge course was enjoyed by all and had a bit of everything. A long avenue of trees to start, swinging round to come back down the avenue further over the field, then popping out into a field, running along the edge of the field before turning left into a wooded area (navigating a muddy dip!)
Out of the top of the woods onto a track before turning right into a wasteland area with old film sets and heather to run past. Navigating a family of feral cats caused some fun on this stretch before they learnt to stay out of sight! Swinging round with a sharp left we bring you towards a quarry (don't worry we don't go in) and then over a field towards the mansion, running up the track and then over the field running along next to the majestic building was beautiful.
A final swoop before going back onto the track and a fast head into the finish.
Being a shorter course of 2.2 miles to allow the less fit dogs following the the extra hot summer and warm autumn, to enjoy their first race and not to be over exercised too early.
We were super pleased to hear everyone enjoyed the course, even with the fog! It made in interesting but everyone managed to negotiate the course and all came back for the Sunday, which can only be a good thing. We kept a close eye on the weather on the Sunday as it was clear and bright sunshine, we just manged to squeeze in all of the competitors in time before it got too warm.
The club members pulled together and ran the event seamlessly, all efforts were appreciated hugely. We ate a lot of caked and laughed until our tummy's hurt - what more can we ask for.
Huge thanks goes to our wonderful sponsors - To Edgar Cooper for their main sponsorship and awesome prizes for the classes.
To Exeter Canine Hydrotherapy and K9 Fitness Ltd for their spot prize sponsorship.
Alos thanks to our club photographer, the wonderful Nick, all photos on this blog are accredited to him, more can be found on his website: draigphotography.com
And to Maggie for her wonderful cakes!!
We look forward to seeing you all again in December for the event in Wareham :)
Results from the weekend were as below:
1 Ems Hammersley
2 Peter Miles
3 Mike Holburn
1 David Fielder
2 Tony Borrell
3 Ali Bradley
1 Russell Penwell
2 Steve Downes
3 Christine Kirton
1 Ems Hammersley
2 Sheree Bell
1 Neil Smith
2 Alexis Grice
3 Howard Clarke
1 Claire O'Brien
2 Emma Giles
3 Ellie Camancho
1 San Clark
2 Russell Penwell
3 Przemyslaw Waclawek
1 Phil Edmonds
2 Julie Ellis
1 Colin Dreaver
1 Howard Clarke
2 Przemyslaw Waclawek
3 Steve Cutler
1 Ellyn Comancho
2 Julia Ebbrell
3 Anne Langston
1 Felix Smith
2 Kai Kemper
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