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We were very fortunate to have sunny, dry weather for our first ever ‘Brinkworth Bash MT 10K’ race. Our fears that the race would be poorly attended began to disappear as more and more runners arrived to register within an hour of the race start time. We hoped that the mixture of surfaces and twists and turns of the course at various points would prove interesting and good to run on, and this was borne out by the feedback from many of the runners.
47 out of 48 registered runners ran the course and the person who did not make the start line through injury, turned up to support her friends. The times achieved on a course with both hills and a mixture of metalled roads, paths and tracks were excellent. Guy Woods of Bath, a super fit MV50, won in a time of 38.13 which is probably worth 4-5 mins less on a very fast course. Sam Kelly VF40 of Royal Wootton Bassett Hounds (RWBH) was first lady home and 8th overall in another excellent time of 45.39 after having reportedly run 11 miles earlier that day! Other notable performances were provided by Peter Crowhurst from Brighton and Hove AC, 1st MV60 and 11th overall in 49.57, and husband and wife M/FV50 duo, Alison and Nigel Vuagniaux (TeamBath) + pet dog, who strolled in in joint 12th place in a time of 50.46. Both Alison and Nigel are accomplished athletes with many successes to their names as both runners and triathletes, and Nigel had cycled over to Brinkworth as a warm-up for the race!
A special mention must be made of the large cohort of runners from RWBH who supported the race and also produced some excellent times. They were by far the largest contingent of club runners, which also included athletes from Swindon Harriers, Slinn Allstars, Swindon Striders, Westbury Harriers, Bristol Orienteering Klub, Running Malmesbury, and Oakhampton RC. Many runners ran as unattached but on the evidence of their performances they would be welcomed with open arms by running clubs.
As the Organiser I am very grateful to all the helpers from Brinkworth and beyond who gave of their time to set up the assembly arena, run the registration and race timing, and marshal the course. The race would not have been possible without you all. The same is true of all our sponsors:
Watson Fuels of Brinkworth
Proposito Finacial Planning of Malmesbury
Best Homes Construction of Broad Town Wilts
Brinkworth House Busines Centre
Crapper and Sons Recycling and Landfill of Royal Wootton Bassett
Cats Solutions Document Print Management Specialists of Swindon
They all have a connection with the village and it was their financial backing which enabled us to go ahead and stage the race.
Much valuable advice also was given to us by ARC, the Association of Running Clubs, which provided us with our race licence and insurance.
The final thanks goes to all of you who ran the race and made our first event such a success. Your smiles and good cheer provided its own feedback, but we have made a note of the many helpful comments and suggestions which you made regarding the course and the pre-race publicity. We hope to implement them all in next year’s race, which will be held on the corresponding Sunday on Sept 28th 2014. We hope to see you all again, and as many of your friends as you can bring along.
Keep fit, enjoy your winter’s training, and may you achieve your running goals.
September 30 2013
The inaugral Brinkworth Bash 10K Multi-terrain race was held on Sunday 29th September. In favourable weather conditions the forty-seven entrants completed the course with the winner, Guy Woods, finishing in a very good time of 38mins 30 secs. The event, run by the Brinkworth Heritage Society raised approximately £400 towards good causes around the village. The BHs would like to offer heartfelt thanks to all their helpers, sponsors and the runners and their supports for a very successful and congenial day.
THE BRINKWORTH ‘10K’ BASH
Sunday 29th September 2013 – Start 11.00
A MULTI -TERRAIN CHALLENGE RACE OF APPROX 10K, MOSTLY OFF ROAD IN RURAL NORTH WILTS
The course is undulating with faster sections on byways and roads, and more challenging sections on muddy bridleways and uneven public footpaths. Suitable as XC preparation for experienced runners and an introduction to multi-terrain running for novices.
Organised by Brinkworth Heritage Society in aid of village funds.
Race HQ, Start and Finish at Brinkworth Recreation Field (signed off B4042 in centre of village). Nearest post code: SN15 5AH
Prizes: first 3 Men, first 3 Ladies, first VM40, VF40, VM50, VF50, VM60 and VF60. Certificate for all finishers
Race entry fee: £8 (affiliated)/ £10 (unaffiliated) + £2 entry on the day. Minimum age: 16.
H/C Refreshments, Snacks, Bag Store, and Parking on HQ field
RACE ENTRY FORM: Send with SAE to Race Secretary, Brinkworth 10K ‘Bash”, Church Green, School Hill, Brinkworth, Chippenham, Wilts, SN15 5AX; tel: 01666 510655: Cheques payable to Brinkworth Heritage Society. Race numbers sent to pre-entered runners. Closing date Sept 16th 2013. Late entries and EOD +£2. Min age: 16.
The Brinkworth Heritage Society 2013 Calender of remaining events:
June 22nd – Rural Arts, Village Hall. Music by the PD Pocket Orchestra. BHS to run the bar
June 29th – Church Fete, Brinkworth. BHS to run the bar and to provide the PA system.
Sep 1st – Brinkworth Village Fair. BHS to run the bar and provide helpers to set up and clear down. The society also provided a donation towards the cost of the marquees for the Horticultural show.
Nov 5th – Bonfire Night, Brinkworth Rec. This event is organised by BHS – traditional bonfire, fantastic fireworks, hot food light refreshments.
Dec 13th – Carols around the Christmas Tree, St Michaels and All Angels Church, Brinkworth