Blenheim Palace Tri Relay - 11th September 2021
The Blenheim Palace Triathlon is widely regarded as the UK's most stunning triathlon, and welcomes over 7,000 participating in a variety of event categories. Now in its 15th year, it is the second largest triathlon in the UK.
Allie Quinn, in her first race back after a long injury, ran the final leg in the team relay event. Friends Nick and Donna Harper made up the team with Nick on the swim and Donna on the bike. The team finished with a time of 1 hour 52 minutes, with Allie finishing in 39:03.
Great North Run - 12th September 2021
The Great North Run was celebrating its 40th anniversary, adopting a revised out-and-back route for one year only, reverting to the traditional Newcastle to South Shields half marathon route in 2022. This revised route provided a challenging course that was well supported by the traditional friendly north-east hospitality.
Bourton’s John Gibson completed the 13.1 miles in a steady 1:56:43, while gordie-girl Linda Edwards (second claim member) finished in 2:08:31; both being followed by over 50,000 other runners.
Cheltenham: Chris Dry – 29:41.
Chipping Norton School: Derek Darby – 21:48, Steph Holton - 24.01 (course PB), Gary Holton - 27.48 (course PB), Jenny Evason – 38:24.
Newport: Jaq Underwood (2nd claim) – 22:11 (course PB).
Millhouses: Susan Hunt (2nd claim) – 24:40.
Allie Quinn ran the final leg at the Blenheim Palace Tri Relay event.
John Gibson and Linda Edwards, regulars at the Great North Run, travelled to Newcastle for the 40th anniversary of the event.
Other reports may be found on our recent race reports page.