Burgess Hill Runners take on the ‘Nuts Challenge’

Karen wrestles the River Relay baton from Steve (courtesy: Helen Pratt) wGDxvreJRHDTLc6Wbg-h
Karen wrestles the River Relay baton from Steve (courtesy: Helen Pratt) wGDxvreJRHDTLc6Wbg-h

Some of the nuttier Burgess Hill Runners took on the ‘Nuts Challenge’ on Saturday.

Not satisfied with a standard run, they braved the mud and obstacles helped on by the camaraderie and laughs along the way.

With a tasty handful of interesting events on offer, Sunday saw Burgess Hill Runners split in several directions. Oliver Dewdney and Lee Crow represented the club at the Richmond Half Marathon and did so with superb times of 1:41:47 and 1:46:40 respectively. Meanwhile, several club members were also in London participating in the River Relay. Catherine Kempton, Neil Grigg, James Collins, Gary Foley, Daniel Belton, Linda Russell, Clare Bradford, Paul Russell, Karen Harvey and Steven Gray made up two teams and completed the five stage relay from Windsor to Kingston-upon-Thames.

Amy Mills, Lily Craigs and Amber Bird represented the club in the Junior one mile event at Fittleworth finishing in 8:28, 9:40 and 13:44 respectively. Inspired by their younger counterparts, the adults went on to third place overall in the five mile senior race. In 8th place, Gary Woolven scored maximum points for the club again with a time of 32:15. Sharona Harrington also scored maximum points with a time of 37:59 and was 8th place lady.

Also contributing their scores to the total were Steve Bird (33:53), James Sorbie (34:20), Annette Maynard (40:36) and Lara Maynard (41:20). The club remains second in the league with three races to go and boosted by high attendance figures they’ll hope to hold on to this.

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