The rescheduled 2018 Crick Run took place on Sunday 22 April.
The 2018 Crick Run was a victim of ‘The Best from the East’ in March and postponed until the first weekend of the Trinity term.
In the circumstances it was well supported by ORs, parents and staff, with 57 adult runners joining School runners, though the majority were staff and parents rather than ORs.
The going was good on a drying course, nevertheless with March’s weather still in mind the runners were grateful to be blessed before departure in Old Testament terms by the Chaplain, Richard Horner.
Andrew Siggers deserves first mention on many levels. First his excellent organisation of the event; next his ever-enthusiastic leadership of cross-country running at the School; but most significantly his example on the day. He started by running the London Marathon in sub 2.5 hours, caught the train back to Rugby for the Crick and arrived at the start looking fresh as a daisy to an ovation from all of the other runners. Then he recorded the fastest time for the Crick. This was 36 miles in about 3.75 hours. Phenomenal!
The OR winner was Christian Seiersen (K 05-09) in 1:14:39, closely followed by evergreen Jeremy Maddocks (Sh 79-84) in 1:14:52. Sadly there were no lady OR runners for this postponed race. The leading staff runners were Ben Welch in 1:14:12 and Liz Robinson in 1: 19, while the leading parents were Giles Clifford in 1:11 and Helen Harbottle in 1:28. Congratulations to all these in particular. Great thanks to Tracey Ahmet for her enthusiasm and administration and to Andrew Siggers and his team of staff for organising the race so well and so safely.
Guy Steele-Bodger (Tu 74-78)
You can click here to view the times of the 2018 runners.