The Gould family, who all run for Leamington C&AC, made their 9th visit to Tywyn, Wales. They were there to take part in the 35th Race the Train. The event hosts a number of different races running alongside the Talyllyn railway in an attempt to beat the train.

Phil Gould raced the 10k event crossing the line in 37:56 and bagging himself first prize in his age category. Mel followed suit with a first in her age category in the 3 mile event finishing 10th in 19:27 whilst brother James overtook her in the last mile to come 8th in 19:21. Laura Gould ran the 14 mile rotary challenge in the afternoon in a time of 2:37:47.

Teammates Jimmy and Sara Atkins also made it a family affair with Sara running the 10k event in the morning. Despite losing her shoe in the infamous “bog” Sara crossed the line in 57:17. Jimmy had his turn in the afternoon running the 14 mile in 2:18:57 although the highlight for the Atkins family had to be son TJ competing in the Toddler Trot at just 17 months of age.

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