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May 2007

Cambridge Race for Life - marshals wanted
Hi Folks

I'm chief marshal for the Cambridge Race(s) for Life this year, and I need to recruit 3 marshal team leaders, each to manage around 5 marshals. It's not onerous, and full instructions will be given in advance. The team leaders just need to keep an eye on their small group of volunteers and act as a point of contact for each team. I'm also recruiting marshals to join the teams.

If you, or someone you know, would be willing to help on either day (both would be better still, but not essential) then please reply to me at brian@corbett.org.uk by Friday 1st June latest {there are two races on Sun 10th June, two more on Sun 8th July - Andy}.

It's for a great cause. Last year Cambridge raised around 0.5m and this year the target is around 0.75m - this goes towards funding over 3,000 scientists to advance cancer research, and help cure a disease that affects more than 1 in 3 people at some time in their life.

Many thanks
Brian Corbett
[Andy I, Tue 29/05/07] [comments (0)]

Other Bank Holiday racing
Away from the tour, results are in from the off-road Brandon Forest Half and on-road Hatfield Broad Oak 10K. In addition, the National Junior League T&F meeting results from Shaftesbury Barnet are available at the league website - Team Cambridge is a composite side from C&C and other clubs.
[Andy I, Tue 29/05/07] [comments (0)]

Tour of the Derwent Valley 2007
Results are now up from the four-race series in Derbyshire; at Duffield, Wirksworth, Milford and Rowsley. Overall placings via the Rowsley link or the event website. This year, 29 C&C runners and supporters made the trip, and an impressive fifteen survived the awful hills, heavy rain and even heavier drinking to complete all four races. Meinou and Mike led us home as third female and sixth male overall, and Fiona and Glyn repeated last year's double of first FV40 and MV60 respectively. There will be many action photos here eventually, and if anyone wants to contribute their report of the trip, I'd be very glad to censor and publish it.
[Andy I, Tue 29/05/07] [comments (0)]

C&C on Tour
The Tour of the Derwent Valley starts this evening and, as usual, a large contingent of C&C runners are heading to Derbyshire to take part in some or all of the four races. Full gory details to follow.....
[Andy I, Fri 25/05/07] [comments (0)]

Gear
Message from Ian: Sweatshop Cambridge has some good deals - Ronhill gear down by 50%-ish this weekend and (not just this weekend) Garmin 201 GPS at 75
[Andy I, Fri 25/05/07] [comments (0)]

Great North Run guaranteed entries
There are a limited number of Great North Run guaranteed places available (places through the normal entry system filled almost immediately). C&C have a chance of applying for two guaranteed places, but may not receive them as they are on a first-come-first-served basis. If you have achieved the qualifying standard and wish to apply for a place, please let Glyn know as soon as possible, and he will put in the application. The qualifying times are 1:25 for men and 1:40 for women, in the past twelve months (no exact dates are given). The latest date for application is the first of June, but it may well be fully subscribed by then.
[Andy I, Sun 20/05/07] [comments (0)]

East Cambs Half
Some good performances today at Soham despite a warm morning. Pride of place went to Pietro's second place in 1:15:43 - well done Pietro. Official results now up.
A number of C&C runners did the Magog Down Trail Family Fun Run 5, results of which may be harder to trace, but anyway they definitely had beautiful weather.
[Andy I, Sun 20/05/07] [comments (0)]

Coast to Coast walk - full report
Ian, Helen, Tim, Mandy and Phil have just finished the Coast to Coast walk from the Lakes to the North Yorkshire Moors coast. Read all about it here, courtesy of Ian and the wonders of texting.....
[Andy I, Fri 18/05/07] [comments (0)]

Paul Evans
Many thanks to Paul for making the trip last night, and to Neil for arranging it. I think we all enjoyed the session and the chat afterwards, and are now motivated to win the London Marathon next year, whether we buy into the idea of cutting down on beer during full training or not......
[Andy I, Wed 16/05/07] [comments (0)]

Cambridgeshire T&F Championships
The results are now out from Saturday's Cambridgeshire County Championships on the track at St Ives. A whole stack of excellent performances by the C&C team - take a look at the results document by following the link. Congrats, everyone, especially to our County Champions - nearly thirty in all! The Cambridge Evening News quotes new champions Ian Williamson (pictured, CEN) and Lucy Dowsett.
[Andy I, Tue 15/05/07] [comments (0)]

Reminder - Tuesday training, 15th May
In case you've forgotten, former Chicago Marathon winner Paul Evans is visiting Wilberforce Road to give this week's Tuesday training session. Details elsewhere in this section. 6-30pm START!!!
[Andy I, Mon 14/05/07] [comments (0)]

Halstead and Essex Marathon
Just three weeks after a brilliant London Marathon, Kim finished second female overall in the Halstead Marathon in Essex, clocking 3:08:47. Blimey! And congratulations!
[Andy I, Mon 14/05/07] [comments (0)]

Eye 10K results
Now up. Thirteen C&C competitors, no prizes, but some good times. Belated results also from the Ashdon 10K+, Ben and Giacomo finishing second and third. Even more belated results too, from the Newmarket Heath Run.
[Andy I, Sun 13/05/07] [comments (0)]

Eastern Vets AC T&F - Southend
The C&C Vets were in action at Southend in the EVAC League last Wednesday (3rd). Both the Men and the Women finished fourth overall. Follow the link for full results.
[Andy I, Thu 10/05/07] [comments (0)]

Silverstone 10K
Kim and Bob ran the Silverstone 10K on Tuesday, and Kim won the F40 category in 39:55 - congratulations (again)! At least, she did assuming the organisers retrieved her from the M40 category.....
[Andy I, Thu 10/05/07] [comments (0)]

Southern Men's League - Braintree
Good news from the first SML fixture on the track - C&C won at Braintree, beating the home team, Hillingdon and Milton Keynes.
[Andy I, Tue 08/05/07] [comments (0)]

Tuesday training schedule
Neil's next batch of Tuesday night sessions are now up - see the panel on the lower left.
[Andy I, Mon 07/05/07] [comments (0)]

Great East Anglia Run and Bedford Tri
First result of the weekend - from the 10K Great East Anglia Run at King's Lynn, Rachel's impressive 45:48 - well done Rachel! Well done also to Nigel and Nick in race 1 of the Bedford Sprint Tri series.
[Andy I, Mon 07/05/07] [comments (0)]

Social - Beer Festival
One for your diaries - Cambridge Beer Festival runs from 21st to 26th May; the proposed evening for the traditional C&C mass visit is Wednesday 23rd. The more the, er, merrier....
[Andy I, Thu 03/05/07] [comments (0)]

Kevin Henry 5K League - fixtures
The 5K league fixtures for 2007 are now out.
Races versus Haverhill, Newmarket and Saffron Walden on Thursday evenings from June to September.
[Andy I, Thu 03/05/07] [comments (0)]

Madhuri's London Marathon pics
Madhuri's photos of the London Marathon are now up, joining Pietro's. Also up - Ian's pics too.
[Andy I, Wed 02/05/07] [comments (0)]
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