City of Lincoln 10K
Final result of the weekend (perhaps?), Steve was in action at the Lincoln 10K. Time to be confirmed, but might have been a PB!
Social - Pub Night
Friday 18 April – ‘Cambridge Blue’ (Gwydir Street off Mill Road) 7.30pm onwards.
Great results from the Paris and London Marathons! Meet in the 'Cambridge Blue' this Friday to enjoy a drink or two, celebrate all achievements so far this year and exchange a tale or two!
See you there …….
Thursday Training back at Wilberforce Road
In case you hadn't noticed, Thursday training returns to Wilberforce Road this week. It must be summer!
Not too much quantity but certainly loads of quality from the C&C runners at the Thorney 10K on Sunday. Ben B and Noel C both finished in the top ten, while Mike and Leon weren't too far off, with Leon finishing second Vet 50. Most impressive - well done chaps.
Kingston Breakfast Run
Congratulations Kim - currently 4th female, 2nd Vet in the sixteen-mile Kingston Breakfast Run, subject to some tidying of the official results.
First results of the weekend are now in - well done Mike (ninth place) and Carol at the Sandy 10.
No training tonight - Fancy carb loading instead?
As there is no training tonight (tuesday 25 March) myself and Dave Y are heading to the Cambridge Blue at 7.30pm for some liquid refreshment. All welcome!!
Joe Cox Half
On a very quiet Easter weekend for road running, Brian C took an impressive 20th place at the Joe Cox Half at Stowmarket, the second in the EA East Road Running series.
Track is Back
Snow and Track & Field athletics all on the same weekend? Some early competition for C&C athletes at the Herts Phoenix Open, and no hypothermia-related deaths reported. Navigate to the event website for full results. No news yet from the Chelmsford Open meeting.
Ian & Helen's leaving party
There are now a few photos in the Photo Gallery. Sorry if you are not included! Tim.
Aston triumphs at the BUSA Indoor Championships.
Ed Aston won the British Universities Indoor Championships 800m race at the weekend, running for Birmingham university, winning his heat, semi, and then the final in a very respectable 1m51.8, racing from the front, leading the race from gun to tape.
Elsewhere on the roads, we had a speedy 1:25 from Simon B at the Fleet Half Marathon (good stuff, Simon), and Dave M and 'Ultra' Katie went off to Wales to catch Sunday's appalling weather a day early and compete in the Rhayader 20. Read Dave's thoughts on the race in the reports section - I'd like a lot more reports from everyone's races, please!
Results are also in from the Oakley 20, where Kim led our long-distance women in, taking second FV40, and Mary J continued her impressive form with a category win in the FV55s. What's more, Katie successfully completed her second '20' of the weekend. Dave Y continued his London prep with another solid run. Awe-inspiring performances by all - congratulations!
Finally, results will follow from Saturday's Roman Road Run as and when.
Turing Trail Relay
A shocking day for the Turing Trail Relay, but lots of C&C success to defrost the frozen and to revive the drowned. The Old Codgers took first place in the Vets category, the Fast Girls were just edged into second place in the female competition, while the Fast Men came in fifth overall. The Mixers came in well up the field too, in 21st. Lots of good individual efforts, with James E and Chris F excelling, making top three on their stages. Well done everyone for representing the club so well (especially the up-wind runners!) and Glyn for getting four quality teams out.
An excellent sub-3:45 debut for Andrew H at today's Rome Marathon. Huge progress in such a short time as a runner - congratulations, Andrew!
Read Andrew's painful yet uplifting account of the day in the reports section (thanks for that!).
Coach to London
Due to not having quite enough people there will not be a coach going to the London Marathon, I will have another go next year. Sorry to all those who were up for the idea. Katie T.
Sunday Round-Up, 9th March
Some fine running on the roads yesterday; Andrew S and Dave Y absolutely stormed the Brentwood Half, both earning PBs, while 'Ultra' Katie took it easy (for her!) at the Ashby 20 and Simon R returned to racing sane distances at the Silverstone Half. Well done all. If anyone has any more details, including the English Schools cross-country, please let me know.
C&C sweep the Mondi 15
Fantastic results from the Mondi 15 at March, where C&C carted off half the trophy table. Ben Baldelli and Kim Masson made it a C&C clean sweep of the main prizes, winning the male and female races in 1:30:41 and 1:42:41 respectively, but that's not all; Sam Mawby was fourth female, Mary Jennings was first FV55, and Kim, Sam and Mary collectively took the prize for first female team. Congratulations to all four of our heroes!
Extra pub night!
A few of us are going for a drink after training on Tuesday. We'll probably be trying The Castle (the one on Castle Hill) for a change. Feel free to join us!
Caumsett Park 50K
How's this for a C&C debut? Simon R ran the Caumsett Park 50K on Long Island, New York, on Sunday in 5:01:30. Well done Simon!
Training Cancelled Tuesday 25th March
The University is carrying out some essential maintenance at the track in the week after Easter. This means that they have had to cancel our bookings for that week. There will therefore be no road running or track sessions taking place at the track on Tuesday 25th March.
Congratulations to Adam, Mary J and Karen on their marathons on Sunday. Adam ran 3:33 in Barcelona, whilst Mary and Karen orbited Cambridge in a little over four and five hours respectively in the multi-terrain CUH&H Cambridge Boundary Run. Great stuff, all.
A fond farewell
Ian and Helen are finally off to Richmond North Yorkshire on Paddys day, we would therefore wish for all our friends from CCAC to join us for a drink or two on Friday 14 March from 19.30 onwards.
The venue will be the Panton Arms Panton St, please look at the following link for the location
Ian and Helen
Marathon season continues apace. Good running by Sam at the Wymondham 20, much multi-terrain C&C mileage was clocked up at the Cambridge Boundary Run, and Nick B, Steve T and Diana tackled the sadly mud-deficient Lode Muddy Marvel, where Nick finished a superb fourth - congratulations! Finally, Ron had his annual crack at the Liverpool Half Marathon, but a nasty fall and a trip to the Red Cross didn't help the race plan. (note: no affiliations listed on the Boundary Run results, so if you did it and I didn't spot you, please let me know)
Frostbite League - BRJ
The Frostbite League season ended on a low note at Huntingdon on Sunday; performances were excellent, but once again we failed to field a full team in either event (that used to be unthinkable...). The overall results suffered accordingly, with the seniors eleventh on the day and the juniors eighth. Our final league positions are ninth and seventh respectively (is it acceptable to go to the pub to drown my sorrows at four o'clock on a Monday afternoon?), and after such a hideous season, we deserve no better. Things can only get improve, I suppose! Well done to everyone who made the trip - I love you all. And thanks to everyone who wore the vest this season; of particular note are John F, who ran every race, and James E and Adam T who missed just one.