The RUNdown – 18th July: Compton Verney Half Marathon

On the hottest weekend of the year so far and temperatures topping 30 degrees, it seems that there were very few members racing – in fact just one race to report on this week: the Compton Verney Half Marathon. Starting and finishing in the ground of Compton Verney House, the race sets off from the front of the house and winds through the villages of Kineton, Little Kineton and Radway before returning up the “cheeky” Pittern Hill at 11.5 miles and back to finish on the lawns of Compton Verney by the lake. Karen Ratcliffe was the only K&D runner taking part, and it was also her second half marathon race in just 8 days, achieving an excellent 6th in Age Cat position in a time of 2:12:06.