Weekend Round-up – 25th / 26th February

There were some great performances on Saturday in the English National XC held at a somewhat muddy Wollaton Park, NottinghamIzzy Fry was (18th, U17 Girls) and Yaz Ryder (32nd, Junior Women). U15 Boys George Ferguson (155th U15 Boys), Toby Wright (440th, U15 Boys) came 155th and 440th respectively. Catherine Tuttle was our sole representative in the Senior Ladies race in 357th position. Phil Marshall came 574th in the Senior mens race with Andy Tuttle, competing in his 31st consecutive nationals 1392nd.

Alex Muir ran strongly to finish 57th in the Scottish Cross-Country Championships in Falkirk.

At the Pewsey terminator on Sunday Simon Kirby was 19th overall in 1:36.29 followed by Rachel Allen in 1:44.49 and Carole Lowe in 2:22.04

Meanwhile at Parkrun on Saturday Sheila Marshall took 3 seconds off her O60 club 5k record as she recorded 24:01 and James Craggs posted a sub-17 minute performance, running 16:59 at the Didcot Parkrun.

Junior sponsored relays and cake sale

Participants before the start of the relays

Fifty of our club juniors took part in our sponsored relays and cake sale held during the normal junior session at St Barts school in aid of fundraising for our new club building at Fifth Road.

Seven teams ran continuous relays for 30 minutes with helpers logging both individual and team totals and covered an amazing 852 laps of the main school hall!

The club also held a coffee and cake sale. Total monies raised so far are £597.85 with more sponsorship due in over the next few weeks. The grand total will be announced as soon as we have it!

Well done to all the juniors involved and very many thanks to the coaches and helpers this evening without whose effort this could not have taken place!

Junior – sports hall decathlon results

On Thursday evening we presented 53 of our juniors with their certificates for taking part in the recent Indoor Sportshall Decathlon event.  46 juniors recieved their awards for receiving steps 6-10 in the ladder of success, with 6 receiving certificates and badges for achieving primary bronze award. These were Archie Matthews, Sofia Hickmore, Miriam Cooper, Amelie Lafford, Phoebe Ryder and Hannah Cox with Secondary Silver awards going to Charlie Shakespeare and Lawrence Baker. 

Well done to all our juniors and many thanks to the Ollie Johnson Fund for purchasing the certificates and badges for our juniors.

Weekend Round-up 18/19th February

There was a good club turn-out for the Bramley 10 and 20 mile races yesterday:

10 mile official results

New member Matthew Green  was 12th in 58:29 ( Currently transferring to NAC; running under RRR ) closely followed by Steve Barnes – 1:00:43 ( 1st M45 – 23rd overall ); 32nd Wayne Lillis – 1:02:23; 41st Nige Popplewell – 1:05:35; 57th Emily Marshall – 1:08:14 – 5th Female (PB ); 93rd Luis Gonçalves – 1:12:15; 128th Becky Elsmere – 1:16:05; 204th Sheila Marshall – 1:22:43 – 3rd F60 ( PB ) & 463rd Sandra Beal – 1:42:59.

20 mile official results

63rd Conor McGrory – 2:11:44 (PB ); 143rd Andrew Ind – 2:20:12;
151st Dan Reeves – 2:20:33; 172nd Mike Sheridan – 2:22:39 – 2nd M65 (PB and Over 65 Club record); 200th Chris Pudney – 2:26:11; 274th Steve Ferriday – 2:33:07 (PB ); 582nd Marc Gudgeon – 3:01:14 & 607th Hannah Coxhead – 3:03:19

Full results here: http://www.chipresults.co.uk/mobile/Results.aspx…

Meanwhile at the BUCS indoors championships in Sheffield on Saturday Matt Davies (competing for Aberystwyth University ) achieved a 60mH PB with 9.67s.

Chilly 10K, Castle Combe: Irwin Fairclough won the M60 category in 41:05 and Ryan Hill opened his season with an encouraging 42:22.

New club 5K record

Congratulations to Mark Vardy on improving his club 5K record by 22 seconds to 15:26 when finishing 119th in last night’s Armagh City International 5K. It was a high quality field with 80 runners finishing under 15 minutes.

Full results

Road-running schedule – 16th Feb to 2nd March

The schedule for the next few weeks is as follows:

16th February 2017 – Route 2: Conifer Cres -Water Tower- Valley Road-clocktower (main split between long and short groups)-Old Bath Road-Grove Road-Love Lane-Cock Inn-Victoria Park-St John’s Roundabout-[either Newtown road or Andover Road]-Rugby Club.

23rd February 2017 -Route 3 Retail Park-Pinchington Lane – Greenham Road (main split)-Pidgeon’s Farm-Racecourse-Hambridge Road-Fir Tree Lane-Cock Inn-Victoria Park-St John’s Roundabout-[either Newtown road or Andover Road]-Rugby Club

2nd March 2017– Route 1: Essex Street-Valley Road-clocktower (main split between long and short groups)-Old Bath Road-Grove Road-Love Lane-Cock Inn-Kiln Road-Fir Tree Lane-Hambridge Road-Racecourse-Greenham Church-Pinchington Lane-Rugby Club.

Wokingham Half-Marathon: 12th Feb

Thirteen club member completed the Wokingham Half-Marathon on Sunday morning. Tom Watkins finished 9th overall in a PB of 1:10:16. Other club finishers were: Mark Vardy 1:10:36 (PB); James Craggs 1:14:04 (PB); Steve Elsmere 1:17:35 (PB); Phil Marshall 1:19:21 (PB); Sophie Crumly 1:19:42 (PB, 5th Lady); Dan Reeves 1:23:27; Andrew Russell 1:28:00 (PB); Mike Sheridan 1:28:10 (2nd M60); Joe Hoskins 1:32:04; Sheila Marshall 1:48:23 (1st F60); Stephanie Smallman 1:53:55 (PB); Graham Stent 1:54:02.

Full results