News now in from the Felsted 10K down in Essex, where Ben Baldelli ran a quick 34:29 for fourth place and first vet. Good running too by Giacomo (who took 20th place) and Deb.
1908 Olympic re-enactment
As part of the run up to the 2012 Olympic opening weekend, Cambridge City Council have organised two relay races - 4 x 1 mile/ 1500 metres and 4 x 400 metres on Parkers Piece, on Saturday 25th July starting at 3pm. For the race authentic 1908 running kit will be available but unfortunately no running shoes. We would like to 1 team for each race so if anyone is interested in taking part, please let me know and I will e-mail you the entry form. I am afraid I can't be there on the day to support or help.
Some good running to report from The Bushy 10K, the latest Cambs Road League fixture, run by our chums up at Bushfield. Bob W had a blinder, winning the V45 category and fifth overall in 35:36, but Noel, John F, Alan P and Tom (the latter bravely wearing his new vest to his old home fixture!) all ran times in the mid-to-upper thirties. I'd have liked to have seen John and Alan's photo finish... In the women's event, Karine ran an excellent seventh place in 42:13. Andrew H and Katie ran well on a warm day, and Andrew's 43:12 was almost a PB. Really good stuff, everyone.
Girton Feast 5K
We certainly turned out the first team for the first-ever Girton Feast 5K. We provided all of the first four vets to finish, Ben Baldelli the first of them in fourth overall with 16:46. Senior Alan P was sixth, followed by vets Giacomo, Andrew S and Dave A. Star performance, however, came from George S, first female in 18:52. Not far behind, Karin's fifth position placed her second in the vets. Well done to them and to the rest of the team for some impressive runs.
The results of the 5K League fixture at Haverhill have been partly deciphered, and James's race photos are up in the gallery.
If anyone (say, for example, someone who was there) can help with any information about the results or what happened (e.g. have I guessed the other names right, and what were the missing times?), it would be somewhat appreciated.
Sporadic Race Update
I've been neglecting my reporting duties, so here's a huge catch-up post. You may have to wait a while for the next one.
First up, using a military satellite tracking tag, I've located some of Ultra Katie's races, the shortest two being both in the Midlands - the Harborough 5 and the Stratford Summer 6, the latter of which earned second place. But even more impressive was the Rotary Across Wales, an epic mainly trail/off-road 42-miler, which Katie won outright (along with her running partner). Truly awesome. Katie also took in the Stortford 10, whilst Andrew M simultaneously and a bit confusingly did the Stortford 10K.
Another seasoned race traveller is Ben Baldelli, in a rich vein of form, who followed his two third places at Colworth and Bury with a mere fourth place at the Cranfield 5.
Finally, it's triathlon season, and Cole, Cristina and Jalanie did us proud at the Saffron Walden Tri.
Haverhill 5K results will follow when they become available, but I believe we won both events.