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Cambourne 5K
From Al Pritchard, info about a new local race:
New for 2017! The Cambourne 5k.
Sunday the 15th October
Start time 10.00am
1 lap multi terrain race
The course passes through wooded areas and alongside lakes. It is almost entirely off road and traffic-free, on proper footpaths
Cambourne's only 5k race of the year.
[Andy I, Thu 17/08/17] [comments (0)]

We did it!
A team from C&C completed the Billy Bland Challenge for the first time this year! Read about their adventures here.
C&C Billy Bland Challenge 2017:  Results (10)  Report: Kris
[Kris, Mon 03/07/17] [comments (1)]

C&C Billy Bland Challenge
A group of us are doing the Billy Bland Challenge this weekend. This is a 5 stage relay of the Bob Graham Round, which is a famous (or maybe infamous) 24 hr 66 mile 42 peak fell run in the Lake District. We'll be setting off at midnight on Friday from Keswick and hopefully finishing about 22 hours later. If you want you can follow our progress using the this GPS tracker link: http://racedrone.net/event/billy-bland-challenge
[Kris, Thu 22/06/17] [comments (1)]

Wimpole Belts 10k (and picnic) - Wednesday 5th July
The third running of the Wimpole Belts 10k open to all C&C'ers. This is our annual picnic too. So after you have caned the off-road, gently rolling course around Wimpole Estate, you can meet in the park for a picnic. £3 to enter and register on the day ready for a 6:45 start. I could also do with a few helpers to register, marshal and even one to help set course up. Please email me on cphurcomb@gmail.com if you can help.
[Chris Hurcomb, Tue 16/05/17] [comments (0)]

Huntingdon parkrun OFF
Saturday 13th May. Another event in the park.
[Andy I, Fri 12/05/17] [comments (0)]

Wings for Life
This was an epic race once again. For those not in the know, everyone sets off running, then after 30 mins David Coultard sets off in pursuit by car, and speeds up bit by bit. When he catches you, you're out, and your distance is recorded; last one still running wins. And this is done simultaneously in races all over the globe, with collated results. So it's a 10K jog or a full-on ultramarathon, as you please, with splendid support along the way from (patient!) villagers (and a good few of our own), and all the entry fees going to charity courtesy of Red Bull's phenomenal marketing budget. Highly recommended.
Top spot this year was Axel with a devastating 62.25km to claim 3rd place of nearly 3000, but we had a slew of top age category results too. Thanks to Carmel especially for help in collating the results.
Wings for Life World Run:  Results (38)
[CharlieW, Mon 08/05/17] [comments (0)]

Bank Holiday Round-Up
Lots of excellent racing over the bank holiday weekend (despite absolutely everyone warming up with a post-Kevin Henry parkrun, seemingly), so here's a quick update.
First up - Fen Drayton 10K, a brilliant, friendly, village race. C&C took a brilliant double victory - Chris Darling won by over a minute in 33:49, and Nicola McBride completed the sweep with a 42:01. Rachel Pritchard took third (some results issues here), and Ben Meadows tenth (41:07). Click for Al's podium pics.
North to King's Lynn, and the GEAR 10K, which is a big race attracting a high-class field. Top-fifties there for Neil Tween and Lynn Roberts. Category third place for Lynn too, with Mike Brentnall (4th) and Charlie Ritchie (7th) featuring prominently in age-group standings.
Monday now, and The BRJ Huntingdon Lord Mayor's race, a five-miler on the course of the last Frostbite, yielded more silverware thanks to a brilliant second place from Andrew Shields (30:06). Back over in Norfolk, the Breckland 10K saw a couple of PBs - James Whitehorn (37:56 on C&C debut) took seventh, with Tim Phipps (38:55) in tenth (and also first V50). And finally, a solo Simon Warburton nabbed an easy first-C&C at the MK Half.
Loads too many racing to mention them all - browse the results for the rest. Well done all.
Fen Drayton 10K:  Results (16)  Gallery (3)
GEAR 10K:  Results (6)
BRJ Mayor of Huntingdon Charity Race:  Results (4)
Breckland 10k:  Results (5)  Report: Tim Phipps
Milton Keynes Marathon and Half-Marathon:  Results (1)
[Andy I, Tue 02/05/17] [comments (1)]

Kevin Henry Series, Race 1, 27th April 2017
Kevin Henry round 1 is tomorrow (Thursday 27th April) starting near the Spire Hospital in Impington.

Just wear your club vest, every finisher scores a point!

Arrive in time to start at 7.30, and follow on to the Railway Vue afterwards for drinks.


Kevin Henry 5k Series 2017 Race 1, CTC:  Results (66)
[Nev, Wed 26/04/17] [comments (1)]

London Marathon
Post VLM meetup for spectators and runners:
The Porterhouse, 21-22 Maiden Lane, Nr Covent Garden
C&C spectator point: Mile 22, north side of "The Highway". Feel free to exchange telephone numbers so you can get together.
Nearest tube: Shadwell, St George's Swimming Pool is a good meetup point.
[Nev, Wed 19/04/17] [comments (0)]

2017 Beginners Course
This starts Monday, 8th May and lasts for 10 weeks.
If you have any friends/family who may want to give running a go, please give it a mench.
We meet at Wilberforce Road at 6:30 for a 6:45 start.
Any questions to Fiona and Alex Downie.
[Alex Downie, Sun 02/04/17] [comments (0)]

Brand new for this year! The Two Counties Half Marathon and Team Relay.
This will take place at East Carlton, near Market Harborough at 10:00 am on Sunday, 10 th September.
Teams are to be of 4, running 3.275 miles each. Further details from www.twocountieshalfmarathon.co.uk & Facebook.
Alex D.
[Alex Downie, Tue 14/03/17] [comments (0)]

Roman Road race - hosted by the Hare and Hounds
If you have never run this race before, you have missed out on a fantastic rolling, muddy local event hosted by our Hare and Hounds friends. Look back at the reports from Alex in the past - it is a great day out. Below is the extract for how to enter (for free) from Paddy

Roman Road

The last race of the CUH&H year will take place on Saturday 18th March. This race is a 9½mile point-to-point along the Roman Road south of Cambridge. It starts at Horseheath and ends at Worst Causeway (map). It is unique in the calendar as it is ran as a handicap, so anyone could win.

There will be a coach leaving from the track at 12:30. Therefore please arrive at 12:15 to make sure that you have time to pick up a number. Otherwise the coach will leave without you. The coach will the leave the finish at approximately 15:20.

Facebook event here. Enter on the website.
[Chris Hurcomb, Tue 14/03/17] [comments (0)]

Wimpole Estate parkrun cancelled
This Saturday, 25th February. There are trees down on the course, which can't be cleared in time.
[Carmel M, Fri 24/02/17] [comments (0)]

Thursday Sesh today (23d Feb)
I am cancelling the Thursday Session i.e. the 'Glyn Sesh' tonight. Too many flying branches (and telephone wires) round my way for comfortable night running. No doubt Mother Nature will laugh in my face come 6.30, but I am going to be Mr Sensible on this occasion.
[charlie, Thu 23/02/17] [comments (0)]

Huntingdon parkrun off
This Saturday, 18th Feb. See website.
[Andy I, Wed 15/02/17] [comments (0)]

Stamford St Valentine's 30k
We must really love this race. Punishing distance, endless hills, and this time a foul day of sleet and wind from which many may never fully defrost. Yet C&C come back every year, and every year win something despite (frozen) stiff competition from the region's best. And what a win we had, or two wins, because the phenomenal Sophie Kelly not only won the race outright in 2:03 flat, but helped our women's team (pictured) to victory too. Congratulations Sophie and team-mates Maija Kozlova (ninth in 2:09) and Katie Samuelson (18th in 2:15). Huge respect too for Paul Veitch, 1:59 for 26th place, just ahead of Andrew Henderson (2:08), and to Jess Cocker, 2:25 for 38th female. We had sixteen representatives in all, burning almost 300 miles of shoe rubber - take a look at the full results for all the details. Great work all - keep warm and dry.
Stamford St Valentines 30k:  Results (16)
[Andy I, Mon 13/02/17] [comments (1)]

Frostbite League - Bourne
I'm happier this month. Not just because splashing through the muddy sections of the Bourne Frostbite delights the three-year-old in brand new wellies in all of us (it sooo does), but because C&C turned out a pretty fine squad this time. In general terms it was not enormous (fifteen plus two juniors), nor elite (just the usual spread from properly rapid downwards), nor even particularly high-achieving (eleventh, though deserving better), but considering that Bourne is far enough away that it'll require a passport in a couple of years' time, it was pretty damn good on all counts. Well done all.
Top billing for Maria Buczak (sixth female) and Istvan Jacso (seventh male), with top-fifties from Paul Veitch (16th male), Ben Jones (25th male) and Anna Duch (31st female), and fine work from the other ten too (see full results for the details). Special thanks to Alan Baldock on management duty. Our juniors were three short, and so drop to 11th in the league, but applause for the excellent Leila Querns and Olive Cooke, 14th and 24th girls respectively. Seniors-wise, we've hauled ourselves up a place to fifteenth, and will have a few clubs in our sights at BRJ Huntingdon (a brand-new course at Jubilee Park) in the final race of the season. Again, diaries out: 12th March.
Frostbite League - Bourne:  Results (17)
[Andy I, Mon 06/02/17] [comments (1)]

Wimpole parkrun 4th Feb Cancelled
[Andy I, Thu 02/02/17] [comments (0)]

Help - Missing Hereward Prizes (re Hinchingbrooke Frostbite)
A plea for help.
Were you at the Frostbite in Hinchingbrooke Park in December (Sun 11th)?
A representative from March AC gave two prizes from the Hereward Relay to a C&C person (or persons) after the race to pass on to their intended recipients (Alan and Rachel Pritchard), but the prizes haven't been seen since. I don't have the contact details for every one of our runners that day, but those I have contacted have not yielded any positive answer. Presumably someone has these prizes in their boot (understandably - I've had multiple prizes knocking about in the days before I started refusing to take them!). If so, the Pritchards would be really grateful if you could drop me or them a line if you have any information. Otherwise please spread the word (if you're on Facebook, please put out the plea there). Thank you!
Frostbite League - Hunts AC:  Results (21)
[Andy I, Thu 26/01/17] [comments (1)]

Frostbite League - March, or rather Nene Park
Well, it was a pretty filthy morning, where the rain lightened to drizzle sometimes but the chill never let up. Perhaps the throngs of C&Cs in our flourishing endurance section (fifty-nine at Saturday's parkruns alone) peeked through the curtains and just went back to bed? Maybe that's just the future and we're not bothered about racing for the club any more?* An extra hurrah then for the eleven seniors and a junior who made it to Nene Park for the re-venued Frostbite.
I'll rein in my occasional rant there, because even though the media correctly say that today, "Blue Monday", is officially the most depressing day of the year, and, well, just Donald Trump, frankly, you have to love the Frostbite. I had fondly, fatally, recalled good running conditions from the Bushfield event on the same course, and had put away the trail shoes, but this time it was a five-mile mud-fest. Absolutely filthy, but more fun than anything else you'd be doing on a gloomy mid-January morning. As ever, we turned in a variety of times but a consistent level of excellence. Ellie Swire once again takes top billing as fifth female, but Edd Moffett rivaled that by finishing eleventh chap. Otherwise, I think another roll call is in order, so hats off and soap and scrubbing brush to Oliver Johnson, Ellie Swire, Ben Chamberlain, Mike and Sue Brentnall, Kerion Hunt, Diana Braverman, Jen Richardson and the Mrs and me. Three cheers too for excellent Eve Seyf, who took on the responsibility, on C&C debut no less, of being the entire junior team, with a literally impossible task of keeping us above last place on the day. We hold on to a very solid tenth overall though. Seniors - we did beat Bourne yesterday, but drop to the penultimate place for the season. Last, and the opposite of least, huge thanks for the support of the wonderful Adam Poole and Alan Baldock, who got frozen and drenched for the club yet again.
* - lots of you turn out when you can but couldn't make this one, and no-one can do every one, I know, I know!
Frostbite League - March AC:  Results (12)
[Andy I, Mon 16/01/17] [comments (2)]

Cambs Cross-County Championships
Many thanks to the brave soul who added all of the results for the Cambs Cross-Country Champs - their efforts were worth it! We do pretty well there generally, and it was no exception this year. Check out the full results for all the details, but briefly congratulations to our new County Champions - Isaac Morris (U11), David Dow (U15), Jonathan Escalante-Phillips (Senior), Sullivan Smith (V40), Rob Huckle (U20), John Ferguson (V50), Charlie Ritchie (V60), Julia Paternain (U17), Thomas Keen (U17), Katy Hedgethorne (Senior) and Joan Lasenby (V55). Podium clean-sweeps for our U13 and U15 boys too (it used to be the girls doing that!).
Cambridgeshire Cross-Country Championships:  Results (83)
[Andy I, Sat 14/01/17] [comments (0)]

Frostbite League - Sunday 15th January - Change of venue!!
The next Frostbite League fixture will now be held at Nene Park, Peterborough, on Sunday 15th January (thanks to Rich Lyle for highlighting this change). This is the same venue and course as used for the November 2016 fixture. Full details can be found by following the link to the Frostbite League website here.
[Carmel M, Wed 04/01/17] [comments (0)]

C&C Boxing Day Run
Full results now up - thanks as ever to Noel.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and generally fabulous wishes for any other festivals you may celebrate around now.
C&C Boxing Day Run:  Results (78)
[Andy I, Sat 31/12/16] [comments (2)]

Frostbite League - Hunts AC
It was a much better month for our Frostbite team on the wildly varied Hinchingbrooke course on Sunday. Our seniors almost went sub-1000 in terms of running points, though this was a tad harshly rewarded with ninth place on the day. As ever, check the results section for full details of our muddy sixteen, but principal applause to Graham Anderson (12th), Istvan Jacso (23rd) and Steve Mason (29th) in the men's race and Ellie Swire (4th), Rosa Sampson (11th) and Siobham Skinner (18th) in the women's. And of course the usual thanks to our leader Adam Poole. We're now up to fourteenth overall, and will skyrocket after the March race on 15th Jan. Diaries! Now!
The Juniors just squeaked the full team of five, but five excellent runs earned an excellent sixth on the day. Three... no... five cheers for Joseph Wheeler, Luka Teleki, Emma Stephens, Matthew Pinney and Beth Irving. Now seventh overall.
Frostbite League - Hunts AC:  Results (21)
[Andy I, Mon 12/12/16] [comments (1)]

Hereward Relay
Hereward results are up, belatedly.
Our elite team finished ninth - a very decent result - and our other five, very well-matched, had an epic battle with each other, finishing in the 35th-to-45th-place window. 110 teams finished overall.
Individually, Rachel Pritchard came in second female overall on leg one - congrats to her - and category wins went to Rachel and Al Pritchard on leg one, Rosa Sampson Geroski and Glyn Smith on leg two, and to Neil White and Sophie Kelly on the glory leg into Ely.
Well done to all 24 runners and to the many who helped make a tricky logistical thing possible.
Hereward Relay:  Results (24)
[Andy I, Mon 05/12/16] [comments (0)]

Hereward Relay
Early news from the Hereward Relay...husband and wife team Alan and Rachel Pritchard both ran the first leg of the relay, with a new start and a slightly longer distance (6.85m) both came away with 1st vet man and 1st vet woman. With Alan bring the team in 5th overall and Rachel 2nd lady.

C&C had 6 teams competing - official results to follow shortly

More news to follow as it comes in...

[Al, Mon 28/11/16] [comments (0)]

Horseheath Results
As promised - thanks Ric.
Essex XC League - C&C:  Results (23)
[Andy I, Mon 21/11/16] [comments (0)]

Essex League - Horseheath
I've attached directions and details of the races - timings, categories etc - for our home leg of The Essex League cross-country, at Horseheath point-to-point racecourse on Saturday (19th Nov). Many thanks to Ric Park, our XC rep, for the info. Any queries (or offers of help, please!) to Ric at rpark031@googlemail.com.
Facebookers can find more Essex League stuff on their page, but I'll post the results here too when I get them.
It's a cracking course and enormous fun, as well as a stern test of your fitness. Recommended!
[Andy I, Thu 17/11/16] [comments (0)]

Club night tonight
Chloe the masseur is unwell so will have to cancel this evening's session.
[charlie, Tue 08/11/16] [comments (0)]

Club Night
Tonight club night is pub night!
[Nev, Tue 01/11/16] [comments (0)]

Hereward Relay.
Thank you everyone who has come forward for this. I am now in the process of putting together the teams, and we are still short on one more person. If you would like a fun day out running on 27th November, then please let me know.
[Nev, Sun 30/10/16] [comments (0)]

St Neots Half Marathon
I have a spare entry for the St Neots Half on Nov 20th. Please email alhuckle@gmail.com if you're interested. Transfers need to be completed by Nov 4th. Cheers, Alan
[Alan Huckle, Thu 27/10/16] [comments (1)]

Christmas Party
This year's C&C Christmas Party will be held at Anglia Ruskin University on Friday 2nd December, 7.30 - midnight. There will be a Ceilidh band and a buffet. Open to all C&C members and their guests. Over 18s only. To buy a ticket click here:

[Nev, Tue 25/10/16] [comments (0)]

Essex League Cross-Country
First one this Saturday at Basildon - more below, copied from Ric Park's mailing list email.
I block Facebook, so if anyone less paranoid than me has news of dates, venues results etc this season, I'd be very grateful to have them to pass on.
[Andy I, Fri 07/10/16] [comments (0)]

Testing HOKA ONE ONE trainers
On Tuesday 11th October, the guys from Advance Performance, including Garry Hill are coming to the track at 6 pm with a whole bunch of HOKA ONE ONE trainers for us to test. These are a neutral, but cushioned road shoe, not dissimilar to the vibe that On Cloud are doing. If you would like to trial a pair for the evening, just get to the track earlier than normal (they will be there from 6) and meet with Garry and see how they feel. There is more information here
[Chris Hurcomb, Thu 06/10/16] [comments (0)]

Just a word of apology for the poor news service at the moment. A very busy time. Please do contribute your own items if you can, and the results page will be at full steam (thanks to all the contributors), so keep checking that out for the latest so you don't miss out on special stuff like Dan Hurst's magnificent 2:42 PB at the Chester Marathon, the C&C PB gang in Glasgow and the amazing raid on the Berlin marathon, where Axel Finke PB-ed in 2:39, Andrew Shields ran 2:46 and all the rest - Nick Osborn (2:48), Rodrigo Santos (2:53), Steve Cresswell (3:24) and Caroline Archer (3:47) - ran lifetime bests too.
Not to mention the epic contest for who can do the most exotic parkrun.
[Andy I, Wed 05/10/16] [comments (0)]

Frostbite League - St Neots
The Frostbite League season kicked off at St Neots on Sunday, with, well, mixed fortunes. The senior team finished last on the day, which is a novel experience we won't be repeating, but nonetheless plenty of fine runs were put in. Possibly not perceived as a priority for some of the faster runners? Who knows. At the front of the race, quickest in white and blue were John Ferguson (24th male) and Ellie Swire (seventh female), with gallant support from the rest of the dirty dozen (well, Priory Park is essentially cross-country, and despite the dry conditions I won't get a better chance to use that one). The juniors had more success, finishing an excellent fifth of 15, which is a brilliant result - special congrats to Isaac, Miles, Ryan, Frances and Emma for general superbness. Maybe dark horses for the title this year? Anyway, well done everyone who ran, and a particular thank-you to Adam Poole and Alan Baldock for their usual dedication, organisation and encouragement.
Frostbite League - Riverside Runners:  Results (17)
[Andy I, Wed 05/10/16] [comments (0)]

Frostbite friendly league
The new Frostbite season commences on Sunday 2nd October with the first of six races between October and March is at Priory Park, St Neots. There are two races, juniors at 10:15 and seniors at 11. It's free to enter but all that's needed is to wear your club vest. The scoring works for juniors with a combination of the first four runners and seniors the first 10 runners and the club with the lowest score wins. They are great events (1.5 miles juniors and 5 miles seniors, approx race distances) with two new courses this season. I hope to see you there and Alan Baldock has also kindly agreed to assist.
[Adam Poole, Wed 28/09/16] [comments (0)]

Round Norfolk Relay results
The RNR results were delayed this year because of a computer failure. They are now available and I'm sure you'll agree they are a great set of results for C&C. The A team had the fastest overall time and came first in the Open class. They had some stunning stage wins which included 4 category records! The B team had very strong results and came in 10th in class, 22nd overall, with their own stage win too!
However, the most important thing was that we all had a blast and enjoyed ourselves in the depths of Norfolk!
The Birketts Round Norfolk Relay:  Results (34)
[Kris, Wed 21/09/16] [comments (2)]

Great North Run
Headline news - C&C's Victoria Knight started today's Great North Run in the Elite race, featured strongly in the lead pack until the superstar East Africans kicked on, and finished a spectacular eleventh, just ahead of Olympian Aly Dixon. 1:15:46. Wow. Just wow.
Full GNR rundown to follow when time allows, including something special from Chris Darling.
Great North Run:  Results (7)
[Andy I, Sun 11/09/16] [comments (3)]

Christmas Party
The Christmas Party this year will be held at the Anglia Ruskin University on Friday 2nd December. We thought something different this time, so we are having a Ceilidh! Do come along. Anyone who has been to a Ceilidh has testified how much fun they had. It's open to all C&C members over 18, and their guests.
[Nev, Fri 02/09/16] [comments (0)]

Kevin Henry - C&C
Don't forget - Thursday is Kevin Henry league night. It's the last fixture if the season, and we're hosting at Wilberforce Road. The race starts earlier than usual, at 7pm. No registration, no entry fee, just turn up and run - but you must be wearing the famous C&C vest. No-one is too slow and everyone who runs earns us a point. Hopefully we can confirm the league victory in all categories.
[Andy I, Tue 30/08/16] [comments (0)]

Kimbolton Half
Rio-esque, the good results keep on coming for C&C. Triumph and glory from scenic and distinctly up-and-down Kimbolton, where the phenomenal Jonathan Escalante-Phillips struck gold with a race win in 1:11:55, which is rather rapid, I think. Not too far behind was Axel Finke, fifth in 1:17:41, and Matt Slater and Nick Osborn, battling it out for seventh place (Matt took it by three seconds, just outside 1:19). Andrew Shields had a superb category win in 1:21, giving fellow V50 Mike Difranco (1:54) no chance. In the women's race, two seconds separated Katherine Hymers and Isabelle Lemasson (1:33) and they topped the Senior category; unfortunately half a dozen vets pipped those youngsters to the top prize. Elizabeth Bryans and Margaret Phillips ran fine times, but Margaret was beaten to her category prize for once, which may at least help with the household silver polish bills. Nice one, all.
Kimbolton Half Marathon:  Results (10)
[Andy I, Tue 23/08/16] [comments (0)]

Stirring news from the Stour Valley Path where our own Sam Lewsey and Alex Copley conquered the 100km trail. It's not for the faint-hearted; ultra aficionados, including armchair ones like me, will note it's worth two UTMB qualifying points; 128 started, 85 finished. Alex's 12:26 for 24th place was impressive enough, but Sam ran a spectacular 10:46 to win the women's race, only being beaten to Cattawade (me neither) by five chaps.
I am in awe. Congratulations both.
UPDATE - Sam has written an epic and wonderful report for her blog. You must read it.
SVP100:  Results (2)  Gallery (1)
[Andy I, Wed 17/08/16] [comments (1)]

Riverside Runners 10K
Lots of success to report from the Riverside Runners 10K in St Neots. Chris Darling was his usual speedy self, taking the men's victory in 34:15, and Becca Frake completed the double, winning the women's event in 40:36 (having done the same at the Haverhill Kev 2½ days before). Huge congratulations to both. What's more, Nicola McBride's good form continued, earning her third place and first V45. And Glyn Smith will bemoan the dearth of category opponents as he clocks up another V70 win, but 47:33 will pretty much do the job regardless. Lots more to be chuffed about too - see the link for full details.
Riverside Runners 10k:  Results (19)
[Andy I, Mon 08/08/16] [comments (1)]

Haverhill Kevin Henry
News from Haverhill - full C&C individual results are now up (thanks to our KHL correspondent for those). Becca Frake and Fiona Hughes were our superstars of the evening, placing first and second in the women's standings, while Matt Slater (third) and Peter Cooke (fourth) were our quickest men. Great to see so many out, particularly those on début.
In the team events, our male runners were beaten into second place by a strong Ely team, but our females were again invincible. That all means that in the overall competition with only our home event to come, we are still ahead in male, female and overall standings. And, if my arithmetic and understanding of the league scoring system stand up (both dubious), we are now unbeatable in the male and overall categories and Cambridge Tri can tie with us in the females if they win at Wilberforce and we come last. Stick the champers on ice, I think.
Kevin Henry 5K League - Haverhill RC:  Results (52)
[Andy I, Mon 08/08/16] [comments (3)]

Cancellation of Cambridge Parkrun tomorrow
Unfortunately due to over-running upgrade/repair works at Milton Country Park, tomorrow's Parkrun has been cancelled. Next week's Parkrun (13.08.16) together with Junior Parkruns on 07.08.16 and 14.08.16 have also been cancelled. Nearest alternative events are at Wimpole Estate or Huntingdon, but these are both likely to be busy, so allow plenty of time for parking.
[Carmel M, Fri 05/08/16] [comments (0)]

Haverhill Kevin Henry
Tonight's (Thursday's) crucial matchup in the Kev, hosted by Haverhill RC, is at Kedington as in recent years (Arms Lane, postcode CB9 7QQ). 5K as ever, with a climb out of the village and an excellent downhill back in. C&C vests necessary, no entry fee. Party with barbecue (cheap!) and music after! Full info at the HRC website.
Hopefully we'll all be there. Everyone. You included.
[Andy I, Thu 04/08/16] [comments (0)]

Lakeland 100
100 miles in the bag :-) The Lakeland 100 was an epic day-and-a-bit out. Cumbria put on some of its finest views to help me around, to not only complete the route of 105 miles with 20,000ft of ascent, but also beat my target time by over 2 hours! I was particularly pleased (and surprised) to gain places throughout the race, finishing 37th, while still feeling that I could do a lot better next time – if there is a next time…

For anyone interested in all the gory details, see the race report ;-)
Lakeland 100:  Results (1)  Report: Scott
[Scott, Mon 01/08/16] [comments (1)]

St Ives 10K
The St Ives 10K usually brings with it suitable weather for desert endurance training, and I imagine this one was a real Marathon des Macadams - runway mirages, melting soles and all. So well done everyone who made it round, and you are fully recognised in the results list, but special credit to the C&Cs who picked up silverware; Kevin O'Holleran was second in 35:30, Isabelle Lemasson third female with a 42:32. There were category wins too, for Charlie Wartnaby (M45, 36:08 and fifth overall) and Jon Anderson (M50, 39:22), and a third-place M50 for Paul Fletcher (41:38). I hope any cases of heatstroke are now resolved.
St Ives 10k:  Results (18)
[Andy I, Tue 19/07/16] [comments (1)]

Kevin Henry 5k League - Results in!
Results are now in from the latest KH 5k fixture hosted by Saffron Striders. C&C are leading the standings across all three categories (Ladies, Men, and Overall) - congratulations to all who competed last Thursday. There was an impressive turnout and some equally impressive performances. See the individual results for details. The next race is hosted by Haverhill on Thursday 4th August.
Kevin Henry 5K League - Saffron Striders:  Results (48)  Gallery (55)
[Carmel M, Mon 11/07/16] [comments (0)]

Dovedale Dash!
Who wants a weekend of Hill Training? Fresh back from a weekend in the Lake District doing the Billy Bland Relay, Scott mentioned that more people would be welcome. Obviously fell running is hard work, so a gentle introduction might be a weekend in the Peak District to enjoy some hills without some of the extreme conditions.

For the last couple of years a group of us have rented a couple of cottages in the Peak District to get in some hill running, an entry into the Dovedale Dash and some partying. Dates for this year are 4th-6th November. Anybody interested at this stage?
[Nev, Thu 07/07/16] [comments (0)]

Saffron Walden Kevin Henry
Location for tonight's event: Carver Barracks, CB10 2YA
Kevin Henry 5K League - Saffron Striders:  Results (48)  Gallery (55)
[Nev, Thu 07/07/16] [comments (0)]

2nd annual Billy Bland Challenge
Yes, C&C were back in the Lakes for a 2nd crack at the Billy Bland Challenge, knocking over 2 hours off our time from last year!
Kevin Henry 5K League - Saffron Striders:  Report: Scott
[Scott, Tue 05/07/16] [comments (4)]

Bassingbourn Half Marathon
We cleaned up here with the men's team prize (me, Axel, Nick, JEP) and both 1st spots. The big story though was Vicky Knight's victorious time: an eye-watering, 89.4% WAVA, 1:16:13 -- (narrowly) second overall and two minutes clear of 2nd man. Grand chapeau!
Bassingbourn Half Marathon:  Results (12)
[CharlieW, Tue 05/07/16] [comments (0)]

Saffron Walden Kevin Henry
C&C Facebook page suggests that the Saffron Walden race is at Carver Barracks this Thursday. Presumably therefore the stated venue on the Saffron Striders site is outdated. Hopefully more information to follow.
Update - flyer uploaded with all the info - thanks Dave M for the tip!
[Andy I, Mon 04/07/16] [comments (1)]

New Server
Welcome to the new server. It's an old netbook underneath the telly. It might not be lightning fast but it shouldn't be susceptible to heavy traffic on other sites.
I imagine some things will be broken (parkrun automatic update had an issue, now fixed). If so, post me a comment. Ta!
Improved content is the next thing...
UPDATE - large fix done. If your actions cause mass deletions or anything else scary, please let me know. I have backups!
[Andy I, Sun 03/07/16] [comments (6)]

Jimmy are you out there?
I had a phone call from a Jimmy yesterday who wanted to join the Round Norfolk Relay. I promised to send you an email but the email address that you gave me did not work. If you read this please send me an email at kris@oskar.co.uk.
[Kris, Tue 28/06/16] [comments (1)]

Site Woes
Apologies again for the dreadful performance of the site - I'm working on a solution, but it's complicated and takes more time than I have.
In the meantime - memorise the name - never, ever use HospPapa to host your site. Tell your friends!
[Andy I, Mon 20/06/16] [comments (0)]

Kevin Henry Newmarket Pub Meet
After the Newmarket Kevin Henry, we'll meet at the White Hart in Newmarket.

There are a couple of cars leaving from the track at 6.30pm if people need a lift.
Kevin Henry 5K League - Newmarket Joggers:  Results (59)
[Nev, Wed 08/06/16] [comments (0)]

Barry Wallman
We lost one of our leading lights last week; Barry Wallman died suddenly on Wednesday 25th. Apart from being our President for many years, Barry was well known for his huge contribution to athletics across Cambridgeshire and the East of England, and at national level too, with English Cross Country Association. The ECCA paid tribute here, along with words from Neil Costello.
C&C competitors will remember Barry out officiating in all weathers, on tracks, playing fields, car parks and roads of the region, from sunshine at Wilberforce Road to chilly nights in Norfolk, never balking a tough ruling, but always free with encouragement and good humour.
[Andy I, Wed 01/06/16] [comments (4)]

Country for Old Men
We staffed the Hatfield Broad Oak 10K entirely with veteran men... good day out though despite the wind!
Hatfield Broad Oak 10K:  Results (5)  Gallery (3)
[CharlieW, Mon 30/05/16] [comments (3)]

Kevin Henry League- Newmarket Joggers
Date: Thursday 9th June 2016
Time: 7.30pm start
Location: Rowley Mile Racecourse ( top of the driveway to the Course on right hand side)
Car parking: There is plenty of parking at the Rowley Mile Racecourse car park or there is limited parking at the top of the drive, just off A1304.

Notes: There are no toilet or changing facilities on Site. We do have use of the cemetery toilets; a short distance across the main A1304 road in to Newmarket.
As usual and because we're expecting good weather (!) there will be an ice cream van on site.
[RichHL, Mon 30/05/16] [comments (1)]

Peterborough summer 5k series
Was reminded of this series by BRJ and I know a few C&C'ers have run this in the past. The Peterborough Grand Prix series is fast approaching. This is a series of 5 x 5k races (for seniors) and 3k (for juniors), run over the summer on a Wednesday night. 7pm for juniors, 7.30 for seniors - but you need to register and pay on the night so do allow time to do this. With 400 odd seniors it can get busy! Dates and venues are 8th June, Ferry Meadows, 22 June, Eye; 6th July, Stamford; 20 July, Ferry Meadows; 3 Aug, Werrington. It is a good chance to go hard for a pb.

[Chris Hurcomb, Thu 26/05/16] [comments (1)]
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(Kevin Henry 5k League - Newmarket 2010)
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(Newmarket 5K 2008)
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(Ramsey Frostbite 2011)
(pic: Andy I)
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