Guess who got another PB? That’s right it’s Yusuf ‘PB’ Firat. This time Yusuf knocked 9 minutes off his previous best, in the Chelmsford Marathon finishing in 3:36:50. This is his incredibly his 19th PB of the year!!!! He is now 4 above Lee Brown in 2nd, and with less than a month to go in the competition it looks like he’s going to be very hard to beat.
Also at the Chelmsford Marathon Ian Elden knocked an amazing 52 minutes off his previous best! Ian was pleased to get under the 3:30 mark with 3:27:17. Simon Wallis got an impressive 11th PB of the year and remains in 4th in the table. Stuart Shepherd got his 4th PB of the year. Also well done to Shirley Fowler, Jack Tappin and Joanne Rosenwold who also successfully completed the marathon course.
Please see below for details of our event to be held on Sunday 30th October 2016:
Race HQ: Framlingham Sports Club, Badingham Road, Framlingham. IP13 9HS.…
Start Times: 10.40am: Junior Race(ages 11-16), this race is one loop of our senior course, approx. 1.5 miles.
10.42am: Under 11’s Fun Run (no minimum age), this run is held entirely on the start/finish meadow, approx. 800m.
11.00am: Senior Race(ages 16+), this is three loops of our course, lots of ups and downs and hopefully plenty of mud!, approx. 4.5 miles.
All races start and finish on the picturesque Castle Meadow, a 5 minute walk from Race HQ.
Please note that due to limited parking space over the winter months we ask that you please car-share wherever possible. It will make things much easier both for us as organisers and for you as competitors. We’d really appreciate your support on this matter.
As usual, homemade cakes and hot drinks will be available both before and after the races.
Fees for each senior runner remain at £4 per race, payable on the day.
Juniors are free.
If you have never done cross country it is well worth a try and a definite must in your winter training if you want to kick start your road running next season!
Another great weekend for Haverhill Running Club. Mat Bigley came 1st in the Thurlow 5, with Andrew Bell in 2nd. Mark White was 1st MV40, Andy Barber 1st MV45, John Nevin 1st MV65, Nicholas Clay 1st M17, Karen Smyth Grant 1st FV40, Sandra Hiscox 1st FV55, Ellen Williams 1st F17 and Phil Jarvis 1st MV55! Mat Bigley’s time of 28:17 puts him 2nd on the club records. There were PB’s for Kevin Millard, Andrew Martin, Brigitte Heard, Wendy Aldhouse, Sandra Hiscox, Ellen Williams and Phil Jarvis!
In the Thurlow 10 Kelly Mepham had a great run to finish 2nd Female with a PB time of 1:10:41, that puts her 3rd on the club records. Teresa Franklin also got a PB and won the FV50 category, and Sil Clay was 2nd FV50. Paul J Sherritt also got a PB here.
In the Town & Gown 10K Michael Gilbert came 10th with a time of 35:29, which was a PB and improves his time in the club records where he remains in 6th place.
We had 5 runners in the Saxon 5 and amazingly 4 of them got PB’s! Yusuf Firat, Bill Banner, Neil Mustoe & Marc Benson. Mary Ann Tuli was 1st FV40 in 36:20, a great return back after injury.
Yusuf Firat also managed to get a PB in the Great Cornard park run! Incredible getting 2 PB’s in one weekend, and he is now the clear leader of the PB league with an awesome 18 PB’s this year!!!!!
179 runners took part in todays Thurlow 5 & 10 races…
…thank you to all involved in making both races a success.
Awards night tickets now on sale
Space is limited – there is a capacity we cant go over, so don’t delay get yours today!
Saturday – 26 November
18:30 till late
Three course meal
Awards galoreClick the Ticket to buy!
We still need nominations as well –
don’t forget to include your reasons, without your nomination does not count for much!
THINK! How often do you train your body physically every week in your chosen sport? How many hours and sessions do you put in? Now think- how often do you train your brain or your mind in your sport each week?
What goes on inside your mind will influence everything that you do in training and competition. Sport psychology is not just about helping you deal with problems or issues, it can help you to learn more about how you can be in the best psychological state of mind and perform to your best. This talk will share with you some of the strategies and ideas I have discovered since completing my Masters in sport psychology. I hope to help you think about you and your approach to your sport and give you some ideas and practical tips for enhancing your performance. Look forward to seeing you there.
Helen Davis has recently completed a Masters degree in Sport Psychology from Staffordshire University. She is a sport enthusiast with a particular love for swimming and still competes regularly.
Free to Haverhill Running Club members, £2.00 to those affiliated to any other club we are pleased to have Helen with us at…
8.00pm on the 20 October at Haverhill Sports Centre
There was a great turnout at the Peterborough Half Marathon, an amazing 38 runners! With some great performances as well. Peter Miller was first Haverhill with 1:23:19! His marathon training is paying off, knocking about 15 minutes off his previous best! Tony Bacon was next with a PB of 1:27:54. Also getting under the one and a half hour mark was Craig Sisson.
Yusuf Firat carried on his fight with Lee Brown at the top of the PB table. Both got PB’s again! Yusuf took just over 2 minutes off his previous best to finish in 1:30:08 and got his 16th PB of the year! Lee came in, in 1:36:14 to grab his 15th PB of the year! Andy Barber had a good run 1:31:24, but was agonisingly 1 second outside his PB! Marc Benson (1:44:11) got his 11th PB of the year and moves up to 3rd in the table. Teresa Franklin (1:51:23) got her 7th PB of the year. Frances Williams(2:00:34) got her 3rd PB this year and Clare Everitt (2:23:20) got her 9th!
Well done to Glenn Fruish, Melanie Mansfield, Gemma Robyn Ann Evans, Victoria Ives & Stacey Marshall for completing their first half marathon.
Westley Walker had a good run at the Tiptree 10 and was just 9 seconds away from a PB with 1:07:14.