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Virtual Race Report: April 2015

Last month saw yet another exciting month of Virtual Running, as we enjoyed our first Virtual Marathon, celebrated a new Men’s 5K Record, and waited with bated breath for the results of the closest battle yet between UK Run Chat’s #TeamRed and #TeamBlue.

Despite many of you being unable to take part in some of last month’s races due to running in and training for your spring marathons,  we still clocked up an amazing 93 entries in April, with 13 new entrants taking us to a total of 158 runners this year so far.

Many of you celebrated new Personal Bests or ran your first 5K, 10K, Half Marathons and Marathons this month and we congratulate you all for your amazing achievements. In particular though, we would like to congratulate Richard Davies for setting an outstanding new Virtual Running 5K record of 16:55.

For many of you though, perhaps the most exciting part of last month’s Virtual Race Series was the competition between UK Run Chat’s #teamred and #teamblue runners.

With #teamblue dominating the competition for the first quarter of the year, winning 6 out of 8 UK Run Chat Races, the word on Twitter was that #teamred were out to redress the balance in April.

As well as winning the Half Marathon Race for the second month in a row, #teamred celebrated with first place positions from Tim Gray, Richard Wilcox and Ian Robertson in the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon respectively.

However, it wasn’t quite enough to beat #teamblue in the 10K as, with 6 blue runners to red’s 5, the Blues pipped the Reds at the post with their 3rd consecutive 10K win.

But perhaps the most exciting race of the month was the UK Run Chat 5K. While #teamred didn’t quite pull off the win they were looking for, they were able put an end to #teamblue’s clean sweep. turning the results table an interesting shade of purple with the Reds and the Blues winning 137 points apiece.

As always, we would like to thank all of who took part in this month’s virtual races and we hope that you will join us again soon for some more virtual running.

If you would like to join the fun and take part in any of this month’s Virtual Races, please click here for more information.

Happy Running!

 

 

Virtual Running Race Report #1

February Virtual 5K Race

This weekend was our very first Virtual Race Results Day. Even with just fifteen runners taking park in the race, they made an interesting field.

With times ranging from just under 40 minutes to just over 20, last month’s results illustrate the essence of what Virtual Running UK is all about – bringing runners of all abilities and experience together to share their enthusiasm for running and racing.

This month’s winners were, for the men,  John James McGuirk with a time of 22:04, followed closely by our first female winner, Julia Neufeind coming in at 22:23. Congratulations to both of you!

Both of these runners are also part of our blog hop, so if you haven’t done so already, go and check out our results page or our blog hop page where you will find links to all of our bloggers’ websites.

As well congratulating our winners, it is also important to mention some of our less experienced runners. Lisa Myers celebrated completing the Couch to 5K Program by entering her graduation run time of 38:22 for the race.  Many congratulations Lisa for a brilliant first run!

We hope that Lisa will continue to run and race with us as she progresses on her running journey, and that her achievement will encourage more new and would be runners to join in.

As this was our first race, everyone who took part was allocated far more than the minimum number of 10 points towards our end of year awards. The point structure is fairly simple, with separate points tables for male and female runners:

  • 1st Place = 50 points
  • 2nd Place = 45 points
  • 3rd Place = 40 points
  • Then, 4th =35 points, 5th = 34 points, 6th = 33 points, and so on down to 10 points
  • Every runner receives a minimum of 10 points for each race that they take part in.

While we are all enjoying these early days with plenty of points for everyone, we hope that more of you will join us this month for our Virtual 5K Fundraiser.

As always, there is no charge for taking part. However, if you would like to own one of this month’s medals, there is a charge of £7.50. All proceeds, after the cost of buying the medals, postage and packaging, will be donated to The British Heart Foundation.

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March 5K Fundraiser’s Medal

If you would like to join us for a Virtual Race, please complete the form below and we will email your registration number, which you can use to enter any of our races.

Congratulations once again to all of February’s runners, and Happy Running!