*You may complete the marathon as 2 separate half marathons (or similar), but must add a penalty of 30 minutes to your total time. **The 50km can be run in 2 separate runs, but you need to add a penalty of 45 minutes to your total time.
FESTIVE 50KM 19 DEC So it's true, running 50km alone with no aid stations is tough, but can be made easier with a little planning and strategy - don't be put off! Big well done to the winner Felicity Pawling (Penny Lane Striders), Ralph Pawling very close behind (Pensby Runners), and Natasha Pearce claiming bronze (Mersey Tri).
CIRCUIT BREAKER - Marathon 05 DEC
Felicity Pawling of Penny Lane Striders wins outright with a raw time of 3h 19m! Rob Goodsell of Cerist Tri claims victory in the Height Gain Accumulator with a total of 3513m over the series.
The application of Talbot's Rule only threw up one point of interest in which Bradley Williams (North Endurance) pipped Ralph Pawling (Pensby Runners) into 2nd position. As ever, some stunning photos came in from the Welsh hills, thank you for sharing.
A big well done to all for taking part, there were several runners who completed their first full Marathon over the weekend. A marathon is never easy, and a great achievement for December 2020.
Now just before you retire with a bumper pack of mince pies, why not take on the Festive 50? It's free to enter!
The FIREBREAK 5K 28 NOV The 5km distance seems so short and sweet, yet it is the one that leaves us most breathless.
Several sub-20 minute times, with ever-present Adrian Pearce taking a well-earned victory down in Swansea Bay. The unstoppable Felicity Pawling (Penny Lane Striders) was first lady (again), whilst Bob Persuader (Vegan Runners) continues his dominance of the height gain accumulator.
Rebecca Warren (Holyhead Runners) wins best Strava Art with a representation of a Corona virus; and special mention to John Williams for yet another stunning photo modelling his Running Tiers T-Shirt, this time on Aberdyfi beach.
TIER 2 - 10 Miles 14 NOV Wow! That was some race weekend. Ralph & Felicity put down a bold marker early on, followed by a flood of speedy times from North Endurance athletes, and Adrian Pearce down in south Wales. Paul Martin, founder of North Endurance, claimed overall victory with 1hr 1m 12s. Ouch! Felicity Pawling (Penny Lane Striders) was once again the leading lady - can she be beaten?
The height gain battle was also edge of your seat entertainment, with the Cerist Tri crew dominating once again. Angela Edwards was the highest lady, with the veteran John Williams claiming the overall Kilian Jornet spot.
Thanks to all runners for taking part and motivating each other.
TIER 1 - 10K 07 NOV Fabian Devlin (North Endurance) claimed victory with an impressive time of 36m 41s. Special mention also goes to Bob Persuader (Vegan Runners) clocking 777m of height gain, Felicity Pawling (Penny Lane Striders) as fist Female, and Claire Thapa (Cerist Tri) with the most height gain in the Female category.