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Newport’s Ellen Does Worcester Ring Run

Author | 26 April 2021

Sunday 25th April saw the Worcester Ring Run return, having been postponed due to the lockdown at the start of the year. This 22 mile race was run twice in 2020, both times in cold rain and strong winds, so the sunshine and cool breeze made a pleasant change!

NDRC member Ellen Deighton took part in the event for her third time, meaning she’s run this race every time it has been held. For a change, the route was run clockwise this time rather than anti-clockwise as in 2020, starting with 12 miles along the Droitwich and Worcester & Birmingham canals to Diglis, through Worcester to the racecourse, then along the river before rejoining the Droitwich canal to the finish.

As with all events at the moment, measures were put in place to reduce the risk of Covid-19, and with a race of this distance runners were quickly spread out along the course. Ellen was pleased to take advantage of the favourable conditions and take 25 minutes off her previous race time on this course, finishing in 4 hours and 20 minutes.

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