NCTR North cotswold Tri & Run race report

It was a family outing for the Millers. Dad Dusty Miller, Mum Sasha & daughter Phoebe all competed in the Hever Castle Triathlon.

Dusty and Sasha raced the sprint distance - starting with a 750m swim, 20km ride finished off with a 5km run. Both did really well with Sasha finishing in 02:00:42 and Dusty in 02:10:36.

Phoebe is in TS1 with a 100m swim, 4km cycle and 1300m run. Phoebe smashed it finishing in 00:44:22.

Birthday girl Helen Parry ran her London Marathon 40th Virtual Race, also her 1st ever marathon.

Flanked by Jason for the entire run Helen had to deal with flooded roads and numerous members of NCTR remember popping up on the route.

Helen did amazing finishing in just over 5 hours. Fantastic run and a personal best.

In Berkshire, Mike Kelly and Jess Snow ran the Dorney Lake Marathon to replace the London Marathon 40th Virtual Race.

Jess, who was also running her first marathon smashed her four hour target crossing the line in 3:48:33. A massive achievement for her.

Mike Kelly finished in an awesome time of 3:04:56.

He said: "I'm just so pleased with today in tough conditions. I feared the worst when my hamstring tightened at the halfway mark.

For the second half of the run I just repeated over and over 'Today is the day the work pays off, stay strong to the end'.

"And I did, helped by the support of coach/marshall on the day Dennis Walmsley.

"There is something pure about running, I Iove that I can measure my progress over the weeks and months.

"I'm coping so much better because of it and all of NCTR who makes it so uniquely special"

Laura Williams, Ann Hillary, Elly and Bart Finley, Kate Robertson with kids in tow completed a charity run spearheaded by NCTR Junior Sophie Finley to raise funds and awareness for the Wildlife Ranger Challenge.

Setting off in two groups leaving Bart with the kids and the ladies in their own group they went in opposite directions so they didn’t breach Covid-19 regulations, all running over 6km through knee deep water and muddy fields. Great run!