On Thursday Peter Miller won the 2.5K Santa Run at Granta Park!
Last Saturday Yusuf Firat, Paul J Sherritt and Paul Brough ran the Olympic Park 10K. Yusuf was 2nd in his age group, Paul J Sherritt had a good run and Paul Brough got a post stroke PB.
On Sunday many people ran the cross country at Woodbridge – still waiting for the results to come in – and Jack Tappin successfully completed the Bedford Half Marathon.
Not all the ordinary committee places were filled at the AGM tonight, if anyone is still interested please complete a nomination form.
Full minuites will be posted in due course.
The next Beginner’s course with Haverhill Running Club will be starting in…
24 January 2017
About the Course
The 10-week course has been put together with the aim of introducing you to running in a safe and enjoyable way. It will start with some gentle walk/jog sessions, and hopefully by the end you will be able to run 5 kilometres (just over 3 miles). Along the way you’ll be given advice on footwear and clothing and shown some stretches to help you stay injury free.
The course lasts for 10-weeks. We’ll meet each week at the Sport Center at 19:30 every Tuesday. The course costs £30 including Run England membership, and a HRC beanie hat.
What do I need?
You don’t need lots of kit to start running, but it’s important that you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing. If it’s raining you may want a shower-proof jacket (about £10 from JJB or Sports Direct). You can buy perfectly good running clothing quite cheaply from big chains like JJB or Sports Direct (Cambridge Retail Park). You don’t need special trainers to get started, you won’t be running long distances just yet. A running shoe is best but cross-trainers like you would wear to the gym would also be fine to get you started. If you want to spend a bit more there are some very good specialist stores in Cambridge where they will assess your foot type by getting you to run on a treadmill (Sweatshop, Up & Running and Advance Performance all offer this service).
Who leads the course?
The course will be led by qualified coaches from Haverhill Running Club. They’re all experienced runners now, but they were beginners themselves once upon a time.
What happens after the course?
At the end of the 10-week course you’ll have the chance to take part in a 5K challenge event. This will be an opportunity for you to see what a difference 10 weeks can make! The running club has groups for all abilities and you can continue your running in one of those groups after the course. If you wanted to take up this option you would need to join the club as a full member, currently £25 per year.
“So a year ago today my sister suggested we sign up for the HRC beginners course. I thought she was mental and I think my exact response began with an f and ended with an off. However I could see it was something she really wanted to do so I felt my big sister obligation kick in. So I signed up, expecting to hate every minute. It certainly wasn’t something I was going to continue with once the course was completed. Little did I know I would actually turn out to love it! Best thing I ever did. Perhaps I should listen to my sister more often lol.”
Gemma Evans 2015 beginner
The above title refers to how my running is at times. Sometimes I feel like a gazelle and sometimes I feel like a wounded, bleeding wild boar. Luckily this year I have felt like a wounded wild boar only between July and August (about two months).
I am not a newcomer to running; I have been running for over six years. I thought I had reached my peak performance in 2012, but this year’s running …..
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There was some great running again this weekend. At the Bass Belle 10 mile race there were some very quick times by Westley Walker, Andy Barber & Simon Wallis. Westley came 18th in a PB time of 1:04:21 knocking nearly 3 minutes off his previous best! Andy came 47th 1:09:06 and Simon Wallis came 53rd in a PB time of 1:10:41. They came really high up the field as there were 384 who finished.
In the Festive Forest 10K there was a great turnout of 15 from Haverhill and they were looking good in some fantastic festive costumes. Sarah Miller won best dressed and was the first Under 23 to finish. Sirkka Love was the first Haverhill runner to finish in 11th place and she was first V60 to finish. Natalie Lewis and Claire Walker both finished in 1:04:18 in 29th and 30th respectively and Natalie was first V45 to finish.
We also had 4 who finished the Festive Forest Half Marathon, with Allison Austin our first runner in, coming 50th in a time of 2:16:34.
In last weeks time trial, Cherilyn Lane got a well deserved PB of 26:26.
Check the results out here:
HRC 5K Time Trial
The latest time trial results are now on the website. Well done to Sean McKenna from C&C who broke the course record with a very quick 16:38.
HRC 5K Time Trial