Great North Run
Results in from the Great North Run - Simon led the C&C challenge, finishing 470th in 1:27:20. If anyone is not listed, please let me know (no search by club option on the GNR website) - same goes for any other races.
Saffron Walden 10K
A healthy set of results now in from the Saffron Walden 10K, with lots of glory for Giacomo, who finished third. Vikki took more honours as second FV50. Excellent, everyone. Good to spot ex-C&Cs Emma (first female!) and Will in the results too.
Joad ran 2:54:36 this morning in Berlin. A superb time - only 50 minutes behind Haile Gebrselassie's new world record, and the fastest C&C marathon time of 2007 so far. New C&C member Andy F ran 3:31:51, Katie finished in 3:41:44 (only 26.2 miles?), and Syndia followed with another fine sub-4, clocking 3:51:13.
The Thursday night road session will start from Chesterton Sports Centre, on Gilbert Road, from now until the spring, at the usual time - leaving by 6-45pm. Don't forget!
Kim wins the Diss 15
Congratulations to Kim for continuing her impressive recent form by winning the Diss 15. Well done Tim in the 15 and Bob and Mandy in the 7½. Apologies to Mandy for missing her out of the original results, after finishing 8th too!
City of Cardiff 10K
A fine (belated, and apparently surprising) result from Joad in Wales - 36:42, for 58th place out of 1189. Good man!
Dovedale Dash 3 November 2007 CLOSING OF BOOKING FOR PLACES AT THE YHA
As of the 29th September (Saturday week), I will be closing the booking of places to stay at the Youth Hostel. Their is only a month to go and they need to be paid up in full, any of the spare places left will be released back to the YHA for their use.
Bed, Breakfast and evening meal (Sat night and Sun morning) Costs £26.60 cheque to YHA
Contact me on 07966 391012 or email email@example.com
Hereward Relay 25th November 2007 Peterborough to Ely 4 Legs TEAMS REQUIRED
Please can you all consider entering this event (its good fun) and provide me with names, have a look at the link below.
We would like to enter fast male and female teams with remaining athletes making up other teams, we like to have interesting team names.
last years teams and positions/10th Cambridge Flyers/16th Cambridge Nearly Flyers/28th Cambridge Fast Girls (1st female team)/35th Cambridge Old Codgers/61st John's Young Ones/62nd Andy's Glory/69th Nigel's Fast Ones/103rd Roz's Glory/104th Carmel's Glory/123rd Mandy's Sixties
Can you email me or let me know in Glyns absence Thanks Ian firstname.lastname@example.org
Mablethorpe Marathon and 10K
More excellent marathon news - Kim and Bob went to Mablethorpe on the Lincs coast yesterday; Kim ran the marathon and finished third female overall (congratulations Kim), while Bob ran the 10K.
Robin Hood Marathon & Half
We had three representatives in Nottingham yesterday - Simon and Karen ran the Marathon while David did the Half. Well done, all. Summer's over, autumn marathon season is here...
Thursday Training - back to Chesterton
This coming Thursday (20th) will be the last to go out from Wilberforce Road - as of Thursday 27th, it's back to Chesterton. Is it winter already? Tuesdays remain at Wilberforce Road all year round.
Glyn - update
Message from Neil:
I’ve just spoken to Glyn. He was discharged yesterday evening (Thursday) and will need to convalesce for a week or so, probably back jogging in about a month. He’s feeling OK but tired. He asked me to say thanks for all the phone calls and visits he’s received – he was ‘chuffed to bits’. He thinks he will probably stay with his brother away from Cambridge for a few days.
St Neots Half - number found
Having successfully united two numberless runner with numbers for the St Neots Riverside Half Marathon so far, if anyone else wants a place or has a spare one (remember, transfers are generally not permitted, but the Riverside people have set up a facility for doing it), let me know and I'll advertise it. Or just post a news item or forum thingy yourself.
Maduri and Mary update
Madhuri's stunning pics of the Iceland trip are now all up. Enjoy.
The Vitruvian/Northampton Triathlons
Well done Ish and Cole on their cracking performances at the Vitruvian middle-distance (vaguely half-Ironman) triathlon in and around Rutland Water, taking in the feared 'Rutland Ripple'. Meanwhile, Mike S took on the speed merchants at the Northampton sprint. Excellent stuff, chaps.
Grunty Fen Half Marathon
Results are now in from Witchford. Well done everyone, especially Kim, who was fastest C&C and won the FV40 category, and Mary J, third FV50. What's more, Kim, Meinou and Sarah were second-placed team. Great stuff, everyone.
Glyn - an update
As some of you may know, Glyn was taken to Addenbrooke's hospital earlier this week. He had surgery yesterday and all seems to be fine, although he is very tired. He is seeing visitors or, alternatively, I'm happy to pass on any messages.
Kevin Henry 5K League
C&C took the majority of the season's honours at the final 5K League fixture at Haverhill, despite turning out the smallest teams. Quality overcame quantity as possibly our strongest female team of the year finished second to a very strong Newmarket. Emma won the race ahead of second-placed Karin, but it wasn't enough to steal the series from Newmarket. By contrast, the seven-strong C&C men's team couldn't pack enough speedsters in, and, despite Pietro's race victory, only managed third place. However, the men's series had been all but won beforehand, and was duly confirmed. The fantastic women's performance also wrapped up the overall championship for us, and Karin's consistent top placings deservedly won her the women's individual trophy. Three pots out of five - not a bad summer's work. Well done everyone who turned up or lent a hand.
Great Scottish Run Half Marathon
I spoke too soon - Pietro was also in action yesterday, and ran a new C&C 2007 best time, 1:13:57, at the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon on a tough course in Glasgow. That's rather quick!
This week - slightly less important
Tomorrow will be the first Tuesday of the month, and it's therefore pub night after training. Some of you may not be aware, but the Red Bull has had some transitional problems food-wise, so we've tended to go to the Hat and Feathers, still on Barton Road but a couple of hundred metres or so further from the city centre. If that's the case this month, I don't know - please advise me! Anyway, you have been warned!
This week - important!
This Thursday sees the last of the Kevin Henry 5K league races, at Haverhill. As usual, we desperately need a good turnout. According to my maths (usually not too bad, but the league scoring system is very complicated!), the Men's team should retain the trophy if we don't finish last, but the women's team has a tougher task, needing to beat Saffron Striders by one place and Newmarket by two places in order to tie with either - whether there's a tie-break, I don't know. Overall it gets properly complicated - we have a 22-point lead, but a 40-point swing is possible. The upshot is.... be there! Male or female, please make it if you can. Seven o'clock start (earlier than usual), just turn up in C&C vest and run, no entry fee.
Phil informs me that the Coniston 14 is open for registration - race day is the 5th April. An enticing possibility for a C&C away trip...?
Triathlon World Championships
Will Clarke took an outstanding fifth place at the Triathlon World Championships in Hamburg yesterday. Finishing the bike leg in a large lead pack, Will broke clear during the run, but was eventually caught by a select group including winner Daniel Unger and World Cup leader Javier Gomez.
I know he doesn't get to train with us these days, but I think we can bathe in some reflected glory...
European U23 champion Rosie Clarke was in action in the U23 category, and underlined her promise by finishing fourth, just to outdo Will.
Pic © British Triathlon.
Racing round-up - Sunday 2nd September
Another quiet day on the roads, but well done to our two representatives - Gerald at the Wissey Half and Paul at the Garden City 10.