London Marathon Coach
There has been some interest in the coach idea but not enough yet ( we need 29 people) to book it. It will be approximately £15 per bottom on a seat ( to Blackheath and then later to be picked up at 4pm from the Southbank). All friends and family are welcome. Next Thursday, the 6th March must be the final date to let me know, and then that will allow time for those who have been keen to make alternative arrangements. See previous news email for my contact details... ( I will not be going myself as I seem to have duffed up my foot and will have to defer my place, grrr).Katie Toynton
England Athletics Indoor Championships
Richard Oppong-Konadu took the bronze medal in the Under 20 mens 400m at the England Athletics Indoor Championships this weekend in a personal best time of 48.84 secs, just breaking the C&C Under 20's record on the way, which previously stood at 48.9.
A fine performance by Benvenuto Baldelli at the Winslow 10K in Bucks - fourth place in 35:19. Rather speedy!
Bury 20 and Nearly 10
Full results now in from Bury St Edmunds, where C&C runners took on the Suffolk hills for racing and/or marathon training. First C&C finishers in the 20 were Andrew S and Kim, the latter winning the FV40 category - congratulations, Kim! The Nearly 10 (that's nine miles and 703 yards) was won by a mile (almost literally) by Will Clarke, tuning up for the international triathlon season (unattached? someone pay his sub!), with Mike S (doing much the same!) in an excellent 12th.
English National Cross-Country
Well done the C&C team (Will M, Nathalie, Chris F, John M, John K, Diana and Mary H) who made the trip to the English National Cross-Country in Staffordshire. Great to see the club represented at a national level, and with such success too.
Tour of the Derwent Valley (Friday 23 Ė Monday 26 May 08)
Rachel has persuaded the Youth Hostel to let us hold onto a few unfilled beds; hence places still available so if you are interested please get in touch ASAP................ Phil G.
Over the last few years the Club has been on tour to the Derwent Valley (Derbyshire). Itís a series of 4 short races (4 to 5 miles) over the bank holiday weekend at the end of May. You can enter as many as the races as you like, but if you enter all four you get a T Shirt at the end of the 4th race.
For more info on the races, click here.
Photos from previous tours can be found in the Photo Gallery (e.g. - Derbyshire 2007)
Itís an enjoyable social weekend and we have reserved 28 places at Ilam Youth Hostel (Victorian National Trust Mansion close to Dovedale) from Friday evening to Monday morning including breakfast (Sat, Sun, Mon) and evening meal (Sat &Sun). Total cost per person to stay from Friday to Monday including the meals mentioned is £91.35.
As well as running itís an opportunity to explore the local area during the weekend. In the past there are usually several people willing to drive, hence if you donít have access to transport there will undoubtedly be a spare seat somewhere.
Any questions or more info please email Rachel Roberts (email@example.com) or Phil Garrett (firstname.lastname@example.org) or catch them at training on a Tuesday evening. Cheques payable to the YHA to either Rachel or Phil.
Sunday League - Watford
Results now in from Watford, where cross-country regulars Diana and Sue ably flew the C&C flag.
Draycote Water 35
Congratulations to Katie S-D on finishing third female in the Draycote Water 35 (miles, of course), with a time of 4:54:57. This earned her a prize of £55, which will doubtless help with replacing worn shoes or the osteopathy bills... Great stuff, Katie.
Elgood's Great East Run
Also known as the Bungay 20K. Results now up, with Chris F starring in a superb 11th place.
Stamford St Valentines 30K
A big squad of C&C runners went up to Stamford today for one of the toughest road races in the region. First male and female for us were Andrew S and Kim, and the latter was third FV40. And the extremely good news is that Kim, Jalanie and Karin were first female team - well done them. Full results are now up, but not quite correct!
Norwich Union Indoor Championships and World Trials
Absolutely awesome performances but Ed Aston and Ian Williamson this weekend in Sheffield, confirming them amongst the best of Britain's athletes. In the 800m, Ed was third in his heat, running 1:52:78, and was sixth in the final in 1:52:34. Ian had the best 1500m of his life, running a big PB 3:51:02 to be sixth in his heat, and almost matching that with his tenth-place 3:51:74 in the final.
Many congratulations to both of them and to Mike Smith and the C&C track coaching team.
Late news in from the Tring2Town 40-mile ultra, which follows the Thames from rural Hertfordshire to Kew Bridge; Katie S (who else?) finished third female in 6 hours 36 minutes. Congratulations, Katie!
Round Norfolk Relay
We're now entered in the Round Norfolk Relay, a day/night 17-stage 194-mile monster of a relay to be held in September. Legs vary in length from 5-and-a-bit miles to nearly 20. We have a C&C team in (currently) the Open class, which means any combination of male/female and vet/youthful runners, and a female team jointly with Ely Runners. We've entered previously, in 2003 (see the picture gallery), and it's certainly a memorable event. Availabilities will be sought over the coming weeks and months, so be sure to let a responsible adult know and/or use the sign-up sheet (follow the link on the left of the page if you're logged in).
Floodlights Application Succeeds
The planning application for floodlighting at Wilberforce Road, submitted by the University with much help from C&C club officials, has been approved by the City Council. Follow the link to the Cambridge News report.
Results are now up. Fastest male and female C&Cs were once again John F and Kim, and James C recorded an impressive sixth place in the juniors. Well done those three and everyone who made the trip, especially Marcus on results duty.
Poor C&C result at Bourne Frostbite
In the senior race at Bourne today, a poor C&C turnout (only 6 men and 1 woman) has cost us two places in the league. Our failure to complete both men's and women's teams meant that C&C finished only 13th, and as a result have slipped to 9th in the league overall. The juniors faired rather better, as despite also a poor turnout (2 boys), they still finished 7th and have moved up a place to 6th overall. Full results will follow later.