The toughest mums in the borough - organisers celebrate largest showing for Bramley Iron Mums race (From Basingstoke Gazette)
When news happens, text BAZ and your photos or videos to 80360. Or contact us by email and phone.
The toughest mums in the borough - organisers celebrate largest showing for Bramley Iron Mums race
3:00pm Sunday 15th September 2013 in News
Buy this photo » Kyle Hopwood and Helen Dann
MUMS showed their mettle during the fifth annual Bramley Iron Mums competition The triathalon at Clift Meadow was the culmination of a series of fitness sessions held weekly for mums in the village.
Bramley Iron Mums, originally set up by two women who wanted to improve their fitness, takes the form of two races – Buns of Steel and Abs of Iron.
The former comprised a 3km run, 6km cycle and 1km sprint finish, with ladies in the latter challenge taking on a 6km run, 12km cycle and 1km sprint finish.
Alison Jones, one of the founders of the event, said: “It was the biggest and the best yet – it was a fantastic event.
“For the first time, we had an event for the men – a hay bale toss Iron Dad event – which apparently was very competitive.
“We also had an activity for the children called stretch and grow, as we have been running a kids’ night once a month.”
Alison, 44, added: “The mums who take part are doing it for themselves but also, often, so they can be a good role model for their children.”
The first woman across the line in the Buns of Steel race was Laura Morris, closely followed by Victoria Grayson and Kristy Roff.
In the Abs of Iron race, Bramley mum Felicity Pointer was the winner with Dianne Cartwright finishing second and Sharron Milne coming in third.
A total of 90 women took part in the races – the largest-ever number of participants.
Alison said: “We won’t be making the event any bigger as we’re limited to 100 places and we want to keep it as a local race. It’s great that so many people want to get involved.”
Comments are closed on this article.