Sutton Feast Beast 7
One of a number of good village races over the summer in Cambridgeshire is the Beast, celebrating the Sutton Feast week. Alex took a couple of very notable scalps in leading our challenge this time round.
Bury Friday 5
We don't have all that many heading out to Suffolk for the excellent Friday 5 series, but we still feature strongly at the sharp end. Well done this time to Ben Baldelli, third overall and first vet, and Diana, second Vet 55 at the Bury race.
Colworth Trail Race
Not much racing over the weekend, but there was glory at the 8.1-mile Colworth Trail Race in Bedfordshire where Ben Baldelli took third place (and first vet).
Kevin Henry 5K race, Thursday 2nd July
The second of the 5k races is a week on Thursday 2nd July, at Kedington, just outside of Haverhill.
The start is 19:30 and there is ample car parking but unfortunately there are no changing or toilet facilites.
Those who are in need of a lift, then I can I suggest meeting at the track for 6pm?
I hope we can maintain the same momentum as the first race in Saffron Walden and this time even win the female race!
There will be no training on this Thursday.
Further details of the course can be found in the read more section.
Wilberforce Road News and C&C's Charity Status
(for anyone who didn't get Neil's e-mail)
There are a couple of items which I need to let you know about if you use the track, both good news:
1. Building work for the floodlights is due to start any day. Some small areas will be cordoned off from time to time but should not affect our use of the track. Please be careful around these areas and treat them as you would a building site, with lots of risks to life and limb.
2. As an experiment, the University is opening the bar on Tuesday nights from 8.30-10.00. All Tuesday night users can stay late and talk/discuss injuries or anything else you like over an orange juice, or even a beer. This is something many of us have wanted for some time. if you'd like it to become permanent, please use it during the next few weeks so that the University are encouraged to continue.
Two other things to note, with more detail in the next newsletter: Firstly, the club is now a charity which will have some implications for the way we run things, all positive I think, and, secondly, Greater Cambridge has been selected as an athletics network by England Athletics with funding attached. This should mean we're able to improve facilities and coaching over the next three years for the benefit of all C&C members and other local clubs. A big thank you is due to the members who have worked hard to make these things possible.
Chair C&C AC
We have the results from last weekend's Swaledale Marathon, run over 23 miles of rough terrain and 1258m of ascent and in sweltering temperatures. First home for C&C were Adam and Mandy, but hats off to the whole team for conquering the course.
I've just spotted Dave Y's excellent Derbyshire pics in the gallery. Thanks, Dave!
Ramsey Abbey 10K
Full results are in from the Ramsey Abbey 10K, and it was a brilliant day for C&C. We took five of the top nine places - Mike Salt (third place in 35:12), Noel Carroll (fourth in 35:27), Alessandro Coianiz (sixth in 36:13), Bob Watson (seventh and first V45 in 36:18) and Alan Pritchard (ninth in 36:30). Congratulations to them. It seems we have a formidable 'first-team' squad coming together.
Stowmarket Friday 5 and St Albans Half
The third in the Friday Five series, at Stowmarket saw good runs from Dave A, Paul D and Diana, but Diana took the main honours with a fine victory in her category, and followed that up with a third in category at the St Albans Half on Sunday.
Tri Club 5K Series
Thursday's last race in the Tri Club 5K at Impington was the last in the three-race series, and our top finishers were Chris F and George S. George's placing confirmed her as second female overall. Good going George and everyone else.
Round Norfolk Relay
Once again C & C has entered a male team for the Round Norfolk Relay, 24 hours over the weekend Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th September. There are 17 legs ranging from distances between 5.39 miles to 19.67 miles. If anyone is interested in running and/or supporting during this relay, please can you contact Adam email@example.com or Tim Long firstname.lastname@example.org?
Further details including the route, change over points and distances can be found on www.roundnorfolkrelay.com
Thursday Training at Wandlebury
Just a quick reminder that Alan and James will be taking their Thursday road session from Wandlebury for three weeks starting tonight at 6.30pm. Plans are afoot for another 'away' series, at Milton Country Park, after that. Wilberforce Road is still available for an unstructured (probably) run.
Saffron Walden 5K and Grand Prix Update
The results are in, but have a lot of holes in them. I'm trying to piece everything together, but if you have any information or corrections (times, people, names etc!) not listed, please let me know. However, we do now have enough information to publish the latest Grand Prix standings. The overall rankings have Jemma top with two wins from two and 40 points, with Emma close behind on 38 (I'm trying to come up with a workable "Jemma/Emma/Nemesis" headline). First chap is Tom, on 31. Age/sex-graded standings are complicated by the lack of several times for Saffron Walden, but Simon Bowen, last year's champ, is well on course to confirm his status as best pound-for-pound (or something) C&C runner.
Next Grand Prix race is the St Ives 10K on 19th July.
Dartmoor Discovery and Other Hills
Well done Simon R ('Ultra Simon'?) on his 5:15 at the notoriously hilly 32-mile Dartmoor Discovery Ultra. Possibly not the nicest weekend for it! Still on a hilly theme, Deb C conquered the Tilty Hilly 5 just across the Essex border. Well done both, and anyone else who bravely took a drenching.
Kirton Friday Fives
Heading east once again, Diana and Paul maintained their challenges for the Friday Five series honours by finishing second and third respectively in their categories at Kirton.
Tallinn half marathon and 10k races, Sept 13
Camping Weekend - 19 & 20 June
Just a reminder of an earlier news item - I have booked space for 8 tents at Manor Farm campsite, East Runton, Cromer (where some of us went last year). This is a large site, close to Cromer & the coast, with good, modern facilities. Website is www.manorfarmcaravansite.co.uk. Cost is £12.50 per tent per night.
Please let me know asap if you are interested. For those who have expressed an interest already, please confirm either way if you have not already done so.
We have a new archive section which now includes some back issues of the club newsletter - many thanks to Noel for his work on that, and particularly for writing them in the first place!
5K League Results
What a superb evening for C&C at the Saffron Walden race last night, with easily the strongest team we've put out in recent years. Individual results to follow when available, but our top placings went to Mike Salt, third, and Jemma Clarry, second, and (from memory) we had seven of the top twelve men and five of the top twelve women. Our men's team finished clear winners, but the impressive Saffron Walden women's team edged our girls into second place. All to play for in the remaining three races - next is the Haverhill event at Kedington on 2nd July.
James's photos of the race are available in the Gallery.
Well done everyone!
The Friday Five series got under way last, er, Friday, at Ipswich, and Paul and Diana excelled by taking second place in their respective categories. Next on to Kirton, Stowmarket, Bury St Eds and Great Bentley.
Harlow RC Ladies 5K - race 3
Fifth place this time for Ultra Katie to end the series at Harlow.
No Thursday road training this week
There will be NO Thursday road session this week (4th June), as all coaches and runners will be running for and/or encouraging the C&C team at Saffron Walden. Remember - the more the merrier, just turn up in your C&C vest (optional for support crew!) at Swan Meadow car park, which is at the bottom of Windmill Hill (turn into New Pond Lane) as you come into Saffron Walden from Cambridge (see Google Maps). 7.30pm start, or meet at Wilberforce Road at 6.
Cambridge 10K Series
Latest news from the Sweatshop Cambridge 10K Series on a sweltering May day. Top performances amongst our squad of five came from Jemma C, who took first place in the women's race in 42:53, and Simon B, who was eighth overall in 41:15.