Its back Xross Country – the Kevin Henry of the winter the Suffolk Xross Country league steps in to fill the void left behind!
Why do cross country? The training benefits are endless, the fartleg nature of the courses, the twists and turns, the uneven footing, the change of scene, a new focus, fresh mind, the cake, the tea and the Sunday lunch after! Seriously if you want your road running to improve hit the Xross Country – don’t believe me read this – Runner World!
Dates for your diary – details will follow closer to the dates
30th Oct – Framingham
4th December 2016 – Woodbridge
15th January 2017 – Haughley Park
19th February – Heveningham Hall
5th March – Nowton Park
and maybe just maybe our very own on the 26 March to round the season off!
Still not convinced – come just for the laugh …
At the Felixstowe 10 Yusuf Firat & Neil Mustoe got PB’s. This is Yusuf’s 14th PB of the year! And he is not just knocking seconds off, he is knocking minutes off. He was nearly 3 minutes quicker than the PB he set just 3 weeks ago! He was also 2nd in his age category and came an impressive 23rd overall in a time of 1:08:39.
Neil Mustoe got his 8th PB of the year finishing in 1:20:50.
Mat Bigley came 2nd in the Wicked Walden 10K in a time of 35:16 which moves him to 4th on the club records. Westley Walker came 13th running a minute quicker than last year in 39:50.
Shirley Fowler successfully completed her 30th Marathon at Loch Ness in a time of 4:30:16.
So there is going to be an awards night…
26 November 2016
…but will we have any awards – only you can decide!
So here’s the general idea – there are too many good runners and folk in the club for the committee to know about everything – so you the members are asked to put forward your nominations for each of the categories below – WITH YOUR REASONS – the committee will then pick the winners! I shout – WITH YOUR REASONS – as last year I asked nicely and we still only got names, without REASONS we really don’t know why they should win. Its not just those with the highest number of nominations – every winner has a reason – its the joy of being on the committee choosing!
In the case of the Members Member award – the top nominations are returned to the club for a big vote off!
Think carefully – last year it was really tight – your reasons could swing it!
Need some ideas?
New member – check out the list 2016-new-members – who’s had the biggest impact on the club in only there first year?
Most improved – who has come on the most in the last year – and its not all about PB’s, we already have an award for that this year – its unlikely that PB’s alone will swing it for the winner of this award!
Most impressive – whoa! who’s gone and blown the competition apart, achieved some incredible feat, who’s done something that few could? – try the Club Records for inspiration – look back on the web posts for some of Mat’s stories of achievement!
Junior of the year – who’s the stand out young person that you secretly aspire to be as good as???
Members Member – always there, club first, it would just not be the same without them – we all know that person???
REMEMBER to add your reasons – names alone count for little – the Committee needs to be swamped with reasons to make choosing winners easy!
Gareth Thomas managed to run a 10K PB at the end of a triathlon at Dorney Lake. He ran an impressive 38:36 after an hour and a half cycle, & an initial 15 minute run! This is his 9th PB of the year.
Frances Williams knocked a huge chunk off her half marathon PB at Ipswich. She beat her previous best by 8 minutes! Ipswich is a tough hilly course and she did it in 2:09:20.
Last week Westley Walker took a minute off his PB at the Swineshead 10. He came 16th in a time of 1:07:03.
Check these out here:
The club is in need of a man (or Lady) with a van which we can borrow for a day – Sunday 16 October – to help with the set up and set down for the Thurlow Races?
We have drivers (who will be insured) just no van! Preferable would be something like the one in the picture (not the yellow one – that would be too obvious!)
If you can help please contact Trevor or Andrew – thank you
the dates confirmed…
Awards Night 2016
3 course meal and disco at the golf club
£27.50 per person
places are limited – tickets on sale soon!
Tony Bacon had a good result in the Stowmarket Golden Mile, coming 10th in 5min25secs in his first ever mile race. Sil Clay had a very determined run at the Great North Run beating her target of 2hrs by running 1hr58min52secs. Joanne Vickery went out with a bang, running her final Great North Run, in a PB of 2hr17min44secs.
Lee Brown ran his 13th PB of the year at the Greater Cambridge 10K. This takes him joint top of the PB table with Yusuf. He ran 42minutes exactly and was very close to Yusuf in the race, finishing just 21seconds behind him! Karina Hunt also had an excellent run here, running 1:10:45 and beating her previous best by an incredible 3 minutes! Finally, Ian Elden ran under 40minutes for the first time in a 10K at the Langham 10K.
Check out these results and more here: