Please note that the training programme for February to April 2020 now appears on the Official stuff and training page. (I’ve had issues with the training page which seems to have disappeared!)
Suffolk Winter League, Haughley Park, Stowmarket, Sunday 19 January
A big group of juniors took part on a very cold but sunny day. Here are some photos and results to follow.
Suffolk Winter League
Results for the the Woodbridge race are here.
Suffolk Cross Country Championships, Culford School, Sunday 5 January
Several juniors took part in the county’s annual championships. Full results here.
Peter: 26.58 (10th) over 5k in U17s
Ben: 16.21 (8th) over 4k in U5s
Tobin: 19.28 (20th) over 4k in U15s
Sorren: 21.22 (23rd) over 4k in U15s
Juliet: 22.1 (18th) over 4k in U15s
Emily: 27.05 (22nd) over 4k in U15s
Charlie M: 13.27 (16th) over 3k in U13s
Josh: 17.35 (40th) over 3k in U13s
Adam: 18.45 (41st) over 3k in U13s
Harry M: 8.50 (9th) over 2k in U11s
Tom: 8.54 (10th) over 2k in U11s
Cambs Cross Country Championships, St Neots, Sunday 5 January
Other juniors who live in Cambridgeshire took part in the annual championships. Full results are here.
George: 30.10 (22nd) over 5.8k in U17s
Benji: 20.58 (22nd) over 4.8k in U15s
Harry: 23.10 (32nd) over 4.8k in U15s
Sophie: 25.35 (12th) over 4.8k in U17s
Charlie N: 11.54 (27th) over 2.9k in U13s
Kate: 14.15 (22nd) over 2.9k in U13s
Training schedule February to April 2020
Over the winter we will meet at the leisure centre at 6.30pm – and return at 7.30pm.
14 January Hills
21 January 600m reps
28 January Astro bleep test
4 February Hills (short and sharp)
11 February Strength and conditioning
18 February 400m reps
25 February 500m reps
3 March 4k group run, Fartlek
10 March Hills (long and continuous)
17 March Strength and conditioning
24 March 400m paired effort
31 March 600m reps
7 April 500m reps
14 April Hills (progression)
Over the summer months we will be training at Castle Manor.
21 April Strength and conditioning
Clare parkrun, Wednesday 1 January
A number of juniors took part in a special New Year’s Day parkrun in Clare. Here are the results.
Christmas celebrations, Tuesday 17 December
Following a shorter than normal training session on the astroturf, we ran up to the chippie on the hill and returned to the leisure centre for sausage and chips plus Christmas presents (beanie or gloves).
Suffolk Winter League, Woodbridge, Sunday 15 December
This was the second race in the series and several juniors took part. Not Benji though unfortunately as he was injured after a football match. The results are here.
Pre-Christmas training, Tuesday 10 December
Bryan was in charge while Sil is in Barbados visiting family and running a marathon. The hour started with a tough 10-minute run round half the astroturf pitch, followed by a 5-minute run in wellies, and to finish off a three-legged race in wellies. Ben won the 10-minute run with 13 laps, George won the welly race with three laps and Harry and Angus marched away in the three-legged race.
Suffolk Winter League
Results for the first Suffolk Winter League held at Framlingham on 3 November are now available.
Hadleigh Junior Fun Run, Sunday 17 November
Charlie M came first in the 2k fun run, winning his first piece of silverware.
Gorleston parkrun, Sunday 17 November
Adam took part in the junior parkrun (2k) and came fourth out of 53 runners.
Suffolk Winter League, Framlingham, Sunday 3 November
Several juniors took part in the first race of the county’s cross country league. So far we’ve just got some photos. Results are finally out on the Winter League website.
Ipswich Jaffa Juniors XC Relay race, Sunday 20 October
We had five teams racing in this cross country event and our juniors did brilliantly. For full results go to the Ipswich Jaffa website.
U13 Boys A team, 2k, 4th place (Tom 8:46, Charlie N 8:20 and Charlie M 8:06)
U13 Boys B team, 2k, 5th place (Josh 9:15, Adam 10:07 and Harry 8:46)
U15 Boys, 3k, 2nd place (Tobin 11:21, Benji 11:09 and Ben 10:43)
U15 Mixed, 3k, 3rd place (Emily 16:15, Juliet 14:20 and Ted 12:54)
U17 Boys, 3k, 1st place (Sorren 13:30, George 13:12 and Peter 11:43)
A14 Great Ouse Challenge (7k), Saturday 12 October
Peter took part in this one-off event before the opening of the new A14 north of Cambridge. He came 7th overall in a time of 30:06.
Abington 2k Fun Run, Sunday 6 October
Several juniors took part in this annual event, with Ben winning by more then two minutes. (I wrote this not realising that Ben had mistakenly taken a wrong turning so he ran a bit less than 2k – he would have still won!)
Sophie 8:44 (first girl)
HRC time trial (5k), Thursday 26 September
Four juniors took part in the regular 5k time trial (every month from now to the start of the Kevin Henry series in the spring).
Ben 18:16 PB
Kevin Henry 5k, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, Thursday 5 September
Four juniors took part in the last race in the series. Some fantastic PBs.
Peter 20:21 PB
Sophie 22:38 PB
George 23:00 PB
Kevin Henry 5k, Kedington, Thursday 1 August
Following the 2k race, a number of our juniors took part in the longer 5k race up the dreaded Cock Hill, along a false flat for far too far and then thankfully downhill into the village of Kedington. Tobin and Peter both made incredible times while Harry and Benji jogged along to collect points for the team.
Benji and Harry 28:25
Kevin Henry 2k, Kedington, Friday 2 August
A number of our junior group, plus other young HRC members too young to train with us, took part in the 2k race held before the main Kevin Henry race. For the full results go to the HRC website.
1st Benji 6:55
2nd Harry 7:14
3rd Tobin 7:15
5th Charlie M 7:26
6th Sorren 8:07
7th Angus 8:09
1st girl Juliet 8:44
2nd girl Charlotte 8:58
17th Adam 9:31
And some photos from the award ceremony with HRC chair Karen Martin.
Ekiden relays, Woodbridge, Sunday 14 July
Four junior teams took part in this fabulous event attracting adults and juniors from all over the region. Our U12 boys came 3rd, the U12 mixed came 9th and the U11 boys came 7th. And Ben got the quickest time in his age group. For full results go to the Jaffa Ekiden website.
Under 12 boys
Photos to come but plenty on the club’s Facebook page.
Kevin Henry 5k, Carver Barracks, Thursday 11 July
Seven of our juniors entered the fourth race in the series of six races. Some PBs in there for sure? (I know Peter got one as he told me.)
Peter 20:48 PB
That was the last of the six events in the series and we had two runners on the podium: Ben was first in the U13s and Sophie 3rd in the U15s.
See Saturday’s racing results for Mott’s Field race on Saturday 6 July.
Friday5 series (2k), Great Bentley, Friday 5 July
A local race and a good turnout from our runners. Ben came first overall and not just first in his age group! Full results on the Friday5 series website.
Charlie M 7:42
Awards event, Route 66 Diner, Sunday 30 June
Such a fantastic and fun afternoon for our juniors and parents. Burgers, chips, sausages, drinks, quizzes, games (remember Henry?) and awards!
In case you’ve forgotten, the awards were as follows:
2k TT handicap – BEN
Motts Field Male/Female – BENJI/CHARLOTTE
XC Series – HARRY
Best overall performances – BEN
Most improved – GEORGE
Member’s member – SORREN
Coaches Choices Male/Female – SORREN and JULIET
Best sprinter – JED
Best at warm up/cool down – SORREN
Newcomer award – SOPHIE
Friday5 series (2k), Stowmarket, Friday 28 June
A total of 11 of our juniors raced in Stowmarket. Ben came third again overall but first in his age group (there is a pattern emerging!). For full results go to the Friday5 Series website.
Steeple Bumpstead 3k, Sunday 23 June
Another good turnout of juniors for this local race.
Ben 11:18 (1st), Jed 12:3 (3rd), Sophie 15:05 (1st), Angus15:41, Charlotte 16:24, Leonie 17:30. Results on Steeple Bumpstead website.
Friday5 series (2k), Bury, Friday 21 June
A huge group of juniors entered the second race in the series.
Ben 8:00, Benji 8:20, Tobin 8:25, Peter 8:40, Jed 9:11, George 9:16, Ted 9:27, Sorren 9:38, Charlie N 9:42, Sophie 10:25, Juliet 10:30, Adam 11:06, Charlotte 11:16 and Leonie 11:38. Full results on Friday5 series website.
Ben receiving his third place trophy from Sil for the Suffolk Winter League series U13 boys.