Sweatshop: - Brook's Shoe Party 4 November 10.00 to 16.30
Sweatshop are holding a Brooks shoe party with free video gait analysis available on the day. There will also be free gifts available plus entry into a draw to win a free pair of shoes. There will also be an organised run on the day.
If anyone is interested in having free video gait analysis, please contact the store on 415345 to book your slot.
Glyn is finalising the teams for the Hereward Relay on the 25th November. If you want to run and haven't yet expressed your availability (or aren't sure your name's down), please tell Glyn (or Ian or me) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
The Hereward Relay is a four-stage relay from Peterborough to Ely (note: this year the finish will be at Ely City Football Club), across widely varying terrain, with stage lengths of 6.1, 11.6, 10.3 and 9.6 miles, and is a lot of fun (if you like that kind of thing). The Cambridge Fast Girls were first female team last year. The photo gallery from last year's event is here.
Another impressive outing from Simon in Dublin, finishing in 3:06. The three-hour mark can't be far off...?
Who'd have thought it would be windy up Wisbech way?
Anyway, it didn't bother Pietro, who rounded off his C&C career (until London Marathon '08, anyway) by finishing second in the Fenland 10 in 56:30. That's moving!
Well done everyone else for some good runs in the tricky conditions, especially those who got PBs by one second. For example.
Pietro's Leaving Do
Message from Pietro:
as many already know by now, I'll be leaving Cambridge in less than 2 weeks, to go back to Italy and continue my (athletics??) career there.
It's been quite a sudden decision and there isn't much time left, so I'd like to catch up in a pub and have the opportunity to greet you all, along with some drinks and possibly food.
The idea is to meet right after this Thursday's training session, 1 November, 8.30ish, at the Graduate, in Chesterton rd, just off Milton rd.
Of course, even if you can't come training, you'd be welcome to join us at the pub!
see you soon
PS: if you spot that I missed somebody's email, could you please spread the news, thank you!
Chesterton training - Thursdays
Neil had received a complaint (a fairly reasonable one!) from the Chesterton Sports Centre management about blocking the lobby area whilst waiting to head out on our Thursday runs - it's not uncommon to see people struggling to enter/exit the building. Neil has suggested that we congregate in the sports hall from now on - please try to do so.
Sunday League XC
Sue B was our only representative at Cheshunt on Sunday. In case you haven't realised, the Sunday League is a series of cross-country races in (approximately) the Herts area - check out the fixture list for details.
Superb performances by the C&C women in the Amsterdam Marathon today. Kim led us home in 3:06:47 for third Vet 40, followed by Andrea, returning to marathon action with in 3:09:55 and Meinou, on debut, clocking an impressive 3:33:45. Mike D showed some good speed in the 5K.
Tim's Cologne Marathon/Half pics are now online. Update: Dave's are now up too.
Great Eastern Run
Results now up from Peterborough - a big C&C presence, including 2nd and 3rd V40s for Giacomo and Kim respectively. Congrats to them and well done everyone.
Andy, our esteemed webmaster, has been struck down with a nasty virus and hasn't even had the energy to switch on his PC, so apologies for the lack of results/updates from this weekend's racing. I'm sure he'll be back on air in the next day or so...
Christmas Party Jesus College Bar 19th December (road runners)
Same venue as last year (Jesus College Bar) but day changed to Wednesday 19 Dec from 7-30pm.
(Note - some leaflets say the wrong date - it is Wed 19th!)
Cost for buffet £11.00 per person
Cash/cheque (payable to Jesus College) to Chris Brown by Monday 10th Dec.
Loch Ness Marathon
News from Scotland - C&C sources report that Siobhan's knee packed up at eleven miles, yet she managed to jog/walk/hobble the rest of the way to finish in 5:16. Siobhan tells me that despite all that, she had a great time. Excellent news.
Also featuring C&C on a packed fixture list for today, Ron at the Standalone 10K, and the Ryston XC, where Gemma Coe won the U17 Girls event by a big margin. Late news - Giacomo finished second at the Abington 10K.
Cologne Marathon and Half
The speedy results service tells me that Tim, Phil and Rachel were all in fine form in this morning's Half Marathon. Surely not abstaining from the Kölsch last night? And up-to the second results from the Marathon - Ish lost his continual battle with the three-hour mark. Still awesomely quick, Ish.
St Neots Frostbite
News from the St Neots Frostbite - a decent performance by the team, with Ben (8th) and Kim (3rd female) leading the male and female C&C finishers in the seniors, and John B top-five in the juniors. Both seniors and juniors were short of quantity to go with the quality (marathon training/racing, the Cologne trip, injuries and illness all played a part), but the seniors finished third - a good start - while the juniors were seventh, penalised for lacking a fifth runner (I'm sure there are more keen juniors who would have wanted to run?). Great running, everyone.
No escaping this site's clutches - Carol ran the Macclesfield Half in 1:43:34 as training for the Frankfurt Marathon - pretty swift!
One Last Tri
On Sunday, Nick and Nigel manfully battled the nearly-October chill and varying degrees of physical distress at the Bedford Autumn Sprint Triathlon. I can imagine the sheer thrill of leaping out of that lovely warm indoor pool onto a speedy bike...
Frostbite action returns this coming Sunday, at St Neots. I can feel in my water that we're finally going to win this year, but we'll all have to get out and compete. All welcome, just turn up in your C&C vest (important!) and run (even more important). Directions from the League website: "As in previous years meeting, parking and presentation is at the Rugby club. The race route is around Priory Park. For those of you familiar with St Neots there is lots of additional parking in Almond Road." See you all there.
Also - the junior races all start at 10:15, ahead of the 11:00 senior start. Let's give the junior team plenty of support to spur them on after a good season in 06-07.
More Frostbite news - the third fixture, on the 9th of December, will be hosted by Bushfield (as will the second on the 11th of November). Good old Bushy!