Post-Marathon Social - Reminder
Just a reminder about tomorrow (Friday 1st) night's pub session in the Castle Inn on Castle Hill. John L has had some grub laid on for a very modest fee, so let's celebrate the (almost) completion of the marathon season in style (or just drink to forget it!). All welcome - see you there!
Syndiah Culit ran the Krakow Marathon on the same day London Marathon took place achieving 3h 44' 52" in very scorching weather conditions.
Further to Glyn's message at last night's training. For those doing the Eye 10k (Sunday 10th May), Glyn has proposed meeting at the athletics track at 9am for those offering or requiring lifts.
It is also the first race in the C & C Grand Prix series so anyone entering will score points. Further details of the race series can be found in the Grand Prix section of the website.
News now in of Kim's superb 3:08 in Antwerp. The results are very confusing, but it looks like that placed her third... If so, or if not, well done Kim!
Three Peaks Race
Well done Adam on completing one of the toughest events on the UK sporting calendar, the Three Peaks Race in Yorkshire, 23.3 miles including ascents of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Quote - "the hardest thing I have ever done"! Pics.
Saturday 2nd May - There is an interclub 5000 metre track race at the club on Saturday 2nd May starting at 15.40. If anyone is interested in entering please contact Noel Moss on firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 1st May.
Saturday 9th May - The County Championship takes place starting 10am with a number of different track and field events. Please download this form for further details. The two events that might be of interest are the 3000 metre and 5000 metre track events. The event takes place at the athletics track and entries need to be sent to Noel Moss on email@example.com
Good luck to anyone who takes part in any of the above events.
Flora London Marathon 2009
Congratulations and commiserations everyone on another London day of triumph and disaster. Results are now up, and deserving of particular back-slapping are Alessandro for a lightning 2:45, John F, Joad and Chris P for sub-3s and Jalanie for finishing first C&C female in 3:23. Particular thanks from the runners to the many fans on the day and for the messages of support.
Update: Dave Y's photos are now up in the gallery.
Remember: there's a post-marathon social (to commemorate the whole marathon season) this Friday evening at the Castle Inn on Castle Hill. Whether you ran, supported, watched on telly or just have an interest in chatting, drinking and/or eating, please come along!
Note also:The London Marathon ballot for 2010 is NOW CLOSED. Hope you got in in time.
Just to update Adam's item, C&C spectators and runners will be converging on the Chandos Pub after the race for a pint or two and a big plate of lovely greasy food. The pub can be found at this link, and is a short walk from the finish and the repatriation are at Horseguards (go across Trafalgar Square, just to the right of the National Gallery and you're in St Martin's Place - fork right into St Martin's Lane). Tube: Charing Cross. Please come along!
This Sunday I’ll be running my 6th London Marathon and this year raising money for The Prostate Cancer Charity, which supports a cancer my father has been suffering with for several years.
If you would like to sponsor me please visit: http://www.justgiving.com/philgarrett
......or if you prefer to sponsor me using my ‘offline’ paper form please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Many thanks in anticipation of your support.
From Bungay to Boston
Here's your slightly late round-up of the weekend's racing.
Starting with the Hawkshead Trail Race on Saturday. Glyn and Ultra Katie both took up the challenge of this tough Lakeland course, and Glyn even managed to finish second Vet 60.
There were three C&C marathoners in three marathons in three countries over the weekend, in the great cities of Vienna, Boston and Bungay, and all performed worthily. Rumours that Johann had been seen training were confirmed by his coming agonisingly close to three hours in the Austrian capital, whilst Andrew H ran 3:53 in the understated but lovely Suffolk event. The next day, globetrotting Simon R ran 3:36 at prestigious Boston. Great running, you lot.
Next to the Flitwick 10K, where Ben Baldelli went sub-35 in the latest round of the EA East Grand Prix series, taking a fine ninth place. Alex didn't quite, but probably didn't expect to.
Finally, more high-quality endurance racing in leafy Bottisham, where Tom V (in his Tri Club colours) took eleventh place in the Cambridge Duathlon - a World Championships qualifier, no less.
London Marathon support.
If anyone is interested, after the London marathon a few us will be meeting upstairs in the Chandos pub, St Martins Lane (just off Trafalgar Square) from 12.30pm. We'll also be supporting at various points throughout the course.
And above all good luck to everyone doing the London Marathon.
Hope to see you there.
Roger Wing Charity 10K & Belvoir Half
Congratulations Ben Baldelli on another top performance, taking third place in the Roger Wing Charity 10K at Bungay in 35:18.
Also on his travels was Joad, who ran a 1:25 at the Belvoir Half.
By the way, if you raced 'back home' and I've missed your result, let me know.
It was a big weekend for C&C marathoners, and some slightly mixed results are up now from the Paris and Rotterdam marathons. I'll leave it to the runners to tell their stories of joy and/or devastation, but well done everyone whether it came off or not. Phil A's Paris report is here.
There's more long-distance news, from the Oakley 20, where Karin took the main C&C honours as first vet 40 - well done Karin.
As ever, let me know if there's anyone I've missed.
Cambridge Cambourne 10K
Well, it's over. The first ever Cambridge Cambourne 10K had the perfect spring weather (though some runners may disagree), and I think we can all be proud of what we've achieved. Well done everyone, including the many other organisations who contributed hugely, and, especially from our point of view, well done Neil.
In terms of results, we featured very strongly in the higher reaches, with Noel C in second place, Geoff fourth, and Chris P and Alan P both in the top dozen. Jalanie 'podiumed' as well, third female, with Kim just behind. Great running, everyone.
The full results are up at the Cambridge Festival of Running website, and Ian McKay has kindly provided a race report. Lots of pics up in the gallery (anyone got more?), and there's a nice photo album on the web - news pics brazenly stolen from that.