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Another Great Brook Run Done!

The results are (kinda) in (see below) and GBR 2014 was another stonking year for our Champion of Champions, Ben Chapman (8m 45s), who once again conquered the Brook to take his fifth consecutive win. Taking first place for the women was Amy Turner in her debut year showing the brook who’s boss with a time of 10m 26s.

In all we had a record 148 runners taking part despite the weather forecasters predicting hurricane force winds and driving rain and those pure 148 were rewarded for their tenacity with a beautiful winter’s afternoon in which to take on the Chadlington rapids.

With our record gate and support from local sponsors The Tite Inn, House & Carriage, The Wine Tipster, Cotswold Brewing Co., Fete Game HireTt, Cotswold Cycles, Slatters Butchers and Running Imp, we can expect our best ever collection for charity, which this year is the Chadlington Memorial Hall.

Registration Woes

We’ve invested almost nothing in our IT infrastructure over the years, yet despite that our 6 year old laptop which acts as Race Control and Master of Timing bit the big one during the race, leaving us with absolutely no records of race registrants – we don’t know who came, their email addresses or their competitor numbers.

Fortunately, we had The A Team on board. Camilla Engberg, Mandy Kelly and Jess MacGillivray locked themselves in the pub and using only the junk and tools they could find around them, fashioned a contraption made from pens, paper and iPhone timers in order to record the race results!

Because of their tireless efforts we have a record of competitor numbers and their finishing times, but not the names. If you know your competitor number, please email me and I’ll update the timing sheet.

Preliminary Results have been posted here. Photos to follow….

Thank You Marshalls

I just wanted to add a quick Thank You to all the Marshalls, particularly Lucinda Rowles, Paul Steffens and Martin Slatter who took care of an injured competitor and made sure he received timely and expert medical attention. You’ll all be glad to know that the patient is now back at home and recovering well.

On to Next Year – 2014 – Are You a Great Brook Run Virgin?

Christmas is a great time for virgins. And if you’re like a virgin, touched for the very first time, these are the things what’ll keep you out of trouble:

  • If you don’t know what the Great Brook Run is or you’d like to take part, you can find out more by clicking here.
  • If you need to find us, click here.
  • Taking part is not without risk. Click here to read what you should know, particularly if you’re bringing children.
  • If you’re taking part, it’ll cost you a fiver. Because it’s for charidy, mate.
  • Runners need to register on the day, before 12:15. Race starts at 12:30.
  • All runners, no matter how crap, get a medal.

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