Michael Gilbert has now won back to back Kevin Henry races! At Kedington he paced his race brilliantly, to sprint past the race leader in the last 100 meters to win by 3 seconds! This gave him a time of 16:11, which is very impressive over such a hilly course. It was a very impressive performance by the mens team with Alex Smith finishing 9th in 17:16. He now has 8 PB’s this year just 1 behind the leaders of the PB league! Andrew Bell finished 18th in 17:52 after having a pre-race beer! Peter Miller was 19th also in 17:52, which moves him up to 8th in the club records! Westley Walker was 28th in 18:47 & Andy Quick was 30th in 18:57. These positions along with the fact that we had 41 men running all contributing at least point, meant the men finished in 2nd place! Mikey Dennison also ran a PB.
Our ladies team finished in 5th place with Rachel Darvill, Cheryl Trundle, Vashti MacDonald-Clink and Michelle Haynes our top 4 women. There was also an excellent turnout for the ladies with all 36 contributing at least a point. Clair Gale ran an 18 second PB, her 5th this year!
At the Ekiden Relay in Woodbridge our A team did well finishing 13th out of 199 teams! Tony Bacon ran a good first leg running 7.2K in 25:25 and was 4th quickest! Trev Bunch was on the 2nd leg, and ran 5K in 19:14, 10th quickest for his leg. On the 3rd leg Alex Smith ran a 10K PB of 37:07, 9th quickest for his leg. Craig Sisson ran the 4th leg, 5K in 21:14. 5th leg was Andy Quick, 10K in 40:51. The last leg was a 5K and Westley Walker was 12th quickest for his leg running 19:01.
In the Junior Ekiden Jed Randall ran 2 very quick legs for the under 11’s. He ran his first 1.1 mile leg in 7:23, and in his 2nd leg he slowed down by just a second to run 7:24!
Kirsty Millard ran an impressive 5:31:05 in the 31 mile Chiltern Challenge! Simon Wallis and David Percy ran one mile less in the Essex 30 mile race. Both finishing in 6hrs 34minutes.
John Nevin won his age group in the Birmingham Triathlon.
Karina Hunt knocked a whopping 2 minutes off her 10K PB at the Race for Life in Cambridge!
NEW START TIME: Arrive between 6 and 7:30
Also the pub have told me they will be very busy this evening – obviously we are welcome for drinks but unless you already booked they won’t be able to fit you in the restaurant.
Hello all and welcome to Monday!
A fab week of running awaits:
6:30 – Carol Le Roy-Tickner. Held at Castle Manor. A speed endurance session with somework on agility during the warm up! Paired track efforts of 200m with a partner of similar ability. These will be hard efforts with a 30-45s walk recovery.
6:30 – Trev Bunch is not available this week so there will not be a second 6:30 session.
7:30 from the leisure centre to Motts Field with Yusuf Firat. Interval training with variations in effort time… 6,4, 2. Push and repeat! See Yusuf’s post for more details.
Thursday – club run with a difference. This week we welcome back the chance to do the Dog and Duck Dash/Dawdle (depending on your preference). This is a trail run navigated using written instructions provided at the start. No marshalls. Please arrive at the Dog and Duck in Linton to set off and run anywhere between 6:30 and 7:30. There are no run leaders so grab a buddy or five and let’s get out into the countryside! There is an approx 4.5 mile route and an approx 7.5 mile route.
Please sign in with myself or Janet Symonds in the beer garden (if it’s nice) or in the pub. PLEASE ENSURE we know that you have returned and please can someone per group take a mobile phone.
Parking – the pub has a small car park so please avoid this if possible. Please try to car share where possible. There is a public car park next to the Doctors surgery carpark (same entrance) on Cole’s Lane just up the road.
P.S the pub is lovely and we encourage you to grab a swift one after if you fancy it! If you want to eat then I would advise booking first!
Races this week:
Any others locally?
Tomorrow is a special day… it’s our very own KEVIN HENRY day!! 🏃🏼
Please please please we need as many runners as possible no matter how fast, every single point counts
Club vests must be worn and if everyone can arrive by 7pm for a club photo please! 🎥
See you tomorrow!
Okie dokie HRC members. Here is your training/run/event round up for the week ahead.
6:30: Allison Austin has kindly volunteered to lead a group this evening. Unfortunately no others are available. This seems like an opportunity for a nice social run in a group together. If you want a different pace then you could post/head down and see if anyone else wants to go at that particular pace. This Tuesday run is struggling so we would like to know views. It’s was requested we provide this last year I think and uptake was higher however it hasn’t followed the same path this year….
6:30 – Trev Bunch will be running the following session at Castle Manor: Parrlauf session. 200m reps with jog recovery. Approx 5 efforts per set x 3 sets
7:30- Yusuf Firat and friends will bedoing a fartlek session along the stretch by Wilsey Farm – leaving the leisure centre at 7:30
Thursday: HRC Kevin Henry!!!!! Don’t forget to join us for some food and music at the after party!
Other events this week:
St Ives 10k and 3k
Happy running everyone.
Here are the details for an event being run by the Greater Cambridge Athletics Network.Sounds like it will be an interesting evening. Open to all but may be especially useful for run leaders, coaches or those considering getting more involved.
Club Support Forum being organised in conjunction with the Greater Cambridge Athletics Network. Both Sarah Wightman (GCAN) and Tania Spurling as England Athletics Club Support Manager will be in attendance to lead the forum.
Date: Monday 17th July
Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, Compass House, Room 104. Compass House is ARU’s Sport Science department, on East Road in central Cambridge:
Open to: Any club representatives (including Coaches, leaders, officials, committee members or club volunteers)
Cost: Free to attend
Overview: The forum will provide club representatives with the opportunity to hear an overview of GCAN plans/updates, an overview of England Athletics Club Support Manager role, opportunity for discussion around club development topics (e.g.. Club Development; Coaching; Volunteering; Officiating) to identify possible support for local clubs and an open forum to discuss/ask questions regarding any club development matters.
Booking: Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance at the forum (and please also highlight any key issues/topics you would like to discuss as part of the forum).