Runners take on tough challenges

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STOURBRIDGE Running Club has had a very busy couple of weeks.

Duncan Cornish took part in the Grand Union Canal Race - a tough 130 mile race along the canal towpath from Liverpool to Leeds.

He ran it in memory of his late Father David Cornish who sadly passed away recently and raised money for FORCE - a cancer charity.

He finished 10th place out of 49 runners with a time of 28 hours 35 minutes.

Cornish was supported along the route by other members of the club.

One of the group's women also took part in a tough challenge - the Quadraton Challenge in Donegal. Ruby Ooi managed to complete four marathons in four days on very difficult hilly routes.

Members also took on the last race in the series, the Worcestershire August Midweek race held in Clent.

Overall in the series, Kevin Burke was first in his age group for the mid week races, Phil Elwell was third in his age group and Joan Clarke was second in her age group. Medals were also awarded on the night in the Worcestershire 10km championships.

Medals were won by Joan Clarke who won first in her age group for the multi terrain event held at Redditch and second place in the road race held at Pitchroft.

The annual Stourbridge Stumble was a success as always with 239 runners taking part.

First to cross the line for the men was Connor Carson from Kenilworth runners with a time of 36:14. First for the women was Penelope Barber from Tipton Harriers with a time of 44:55.

And finally one of our runners took part in an iron man Triathlon race - The UK Ultimate Half Triathlon race held in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Tim Lloydlangston finished the gruelling event in just over six hours and finished in a very respectable 115th place.

Members of the running club take part in all sorts of events all over the country and, with the Cross Country season nearly upon us, they are always looking for new members.

They meet every Monday and Wednesday at 6.45pm at Stourbridge Cricket Club, War Memorial Ground.

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