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October 2011

Fenland 10
Well done to all that did the Fenland 10 on a very windy Sunday morning.
Results are in http://www.fenlandrunners.org.uk/2011_Fen10_results.txt

A great run from Dianne who knocked 4 mins off her 10 mile PB.

[Tracey, Mon 31/10/11] [comments (9)]

Cambridge parkrun
Latest C&C triumph at parkrun - well done Diana Chalmers!
[Andy I, Mon 31/10/11] [comments (0)]

Venice Marathon
Well done Deb Carter - 4:33 in the Venice Marathon.
[Andy I, Mon 31/10/11] [comments (0)]

Tour de Gogs
The results from the second stage can be found here.
[Helen, Sun 30/10/11] [comments (0)]

Sunday League Cross Country Match 1
Only two representatives this month probably due to the clash with the Ampthill Trophy. More details and results can be found here.
[Helen, Tue 25/10/11] [comments (0)]

Tour de Gogs
The second stage will be run this Saturday (29th) starting 2pm at the northerly end of the Roman Road. Off road parking is available at the start/finish on the brow of the hill on the Fulbourne Road. By popular request the overall Tour Competition has been modified. It's now 3 out of 5 stages to count. So if you didn't make it along to the first stage you're still in the competition and can still forgo a stage if you have a prior commitment. Full details can be found here. At the moment ALL the ladies are beating the men! Now that's an incentive to come out at run 5mi superb cross country training on your doorstep. Any volunteers to help time keep and/or marshall please contact Helen ASAP.
[Helen, Mon 24/10/11] [comments (2)]

Cross Country Results
C & C members had a very successful day out at the Ampthill Trophy Meet. More details and results can be found here, and Jen's pics are here.
[Helen, Mon 24/10/11] [comments (7)]

Christmas Party 9 Dec
The Road Runners Christmas Party is on Friday 9 Dec at the Castle Inn on Castle Street. Doors open 7pm. A fun packed evening is anticipated. Watch this space for further details.
[Andrew, Sun 23/10/11] [comments (0)]

Pub Night Tues 1 November
You'll be glad to know that the new Endurance Committee have made their first important decision. Pub night returns on the first Tuesday of every month after training starting on 1 November. The venue is the Granta on Newnham Rd, which offers good food and (thankfully) no quiz on a Tues night. We'd like to encourage the new members of the club to come along as well as the regulars. Hope to see you there.
[Andrew, Sun 23/10/11] [comments (1)]

Thurlow 10
The first-ever Thurlow 10 was run on Sunday over a challenging but lovely course either side of the Suffolk village (attracting just a handful of C&Cs, but that needs to change next year). We had another classy performance from John Oakes, who finished fifth in a field which, though small, boasted a number of top local runners. Hats off to Carmel McEniery for matching John with fifth place in the female race. Well done too to our chums at Haverhill Running Club for putting on a superb and immaculately-marshalled and organised race.
[Andy I, Sun 23/10/11] [comments (2)]

Alan B/Tuesday Training
I'm sad to report that Alan got knocked off his bike on Friday and has broken four ribs in his back. I've spoken to Sarah (Alan's wife) and the good news is that he's OK but has been kept in Addenbrookes to make sure his injuries aren't life threatening. He should be home tomorrow. It would be good if those of us who know Alan well could visit him at home. He's going to be very frustrated, having to sit still - not something he does very often - and a bit of company will keep his spirits up. It's probably best to phone Sarah to check it's a good time to visit. (If you don't have Sarah's number, please ask me - I don't want to post it on a public forum.)

Fergie and Maria will be taking the track session on Tuesday - see details under training.
[Neil, Sun 23/10/11] [comments (8)]

Norwich park run
A message for all of those parkrunners out there.....if you are looking to get a PB on a 5k I thoroughly recommend Norwich park run held at Eaton Park. I did it yesterday and had a great run. It is not as nice as Milton Country Park but it is all tarmac, flat and a pretty fast course. It is made up of 3 loops round the park, path is fairly narrow in places but has a slight downhill at the start. It's in pretty surroundings and is perfectly located for a spot of brunch afterwards (great if you are anything like me and crave breakfast at any opportunity!)
[Carla Brown, Sun 23/10/11] [comments (2)]

Endurance Committee
Just to keep everyone up to speed: Rob Conquest has had to drop out of being chair of the committe. His work commitments have increased significantly and made it difficult. Andrew Shields was elected to the vacant chair's position last week. (Thanks Andrew!) This means Andrew will be nominated as the portfolio holder for endurance on the General Committee at the AGM.
[Neil, Sun 23/10/11] [comments (0)]

Cambridge parkrun
Congratulations to Miguel Branco who utterly flew around the Cambridge parkrun on Saturday morning in a lightning-quick time of 16:37, narrowly missing out on 1st! Also making the top 10 were Russell Atkinson (5th in 18:04) and Dan Cade (9th in 18:29). Giulio Cinque had a cracking run narrowly missing out on the top 10, coming home in 18:34 which was only good enough for 12th! Following on from her recent bronze medal in the U15 National Road Relays, the super-quick Charlotte Murphy ran a very, very impressive 18:44 for 16th. I shall have to draw the line there, but needless to say, there were plenty of other very decent runs by our athletes. Please do take a moment to look at the results on the results page and make a few encouraging comments to bolster this news item and your club mates.
[Matthew Applegate, Sun 23/10/11] [comments (3)]

Milton Keynes parkrun
Superb running by Matthew Applegate in the Milton Keynes parkrun. Edging ever closer to his sub 18min PB he ran 18:04. You will get it Matthew!
[Jonathan, Sat 22/10/11] [comments (5)]

Richmond Castle 10k
Well done to Glyn Smith for 1st M65 and 128th overall in Saturday's Richmond Castle 10k.
[RichHL, Thu 20/10/11] [comments (1)]

Ampthill Trophy
I don't know whether this is the place to put this kind of thing but I was just wondering if anyone else was interested in this event (approx 5 miles)which is taking place this Sunday just south of Bedford. There is an enticing £120 team prize for which we need 3 men and 3 women but more than that, it looks like a bit of fun for getting into the cross county season. There are plenty of spaces and you CAN register on the day if you so wish. Would be great to see some if you there!
[Jonathan, Wed 19/10/11] [comments (3)]

Wellingborough Series
Hi All
A great event for all you cross country mud lovers. This is a series of 3 races starting in January at Irchester country park and offers a 5k, 10k and 15k all starting at the same time. Fantastic course with a brilliant muddy hill and you can log your progress over 3 races.
interested? Weblink is: www.justracinguk.com and look for Wellingborough MT
[Tracey, Wed 19/10/11] [comments (0)]

Cross Country Results
Results from the Ryston GP and Tour de Gogs stage 1 can be found here.
[Helen, Tue 18/10/11] [comments (0)]

cambridge half marathon
Only 500 entries left!
[Benvenuto Baldelli, Tue 18/10/11] [comments (0)]

Frostbite Race Two, Bushfield, 6th November 2011
It's almost time for the second race of the 6 race series. This time we travel to Bushy for a fast 5 miles road/mixed terrain race.
A good event that attracts a lot of runners, last year 533. As you may well know we are leading the series, so we need to again make sure we have a big turn out of runners of all abilities to keep up the pressure on NVH.
So grab your C&C vest and come and make a difference.
[Al, Tue 18/10/11] [comments (0)]

Wix 5 mile
Not deterred by the distance from Cambridge, four of us managed it to Wix: well-run event with a pleasant and relatively flat course. Three out of four managed to bag a PB with myself coming in at 27:59, Matthew at 30:12 (taking 39 seconds off his best!!) and Diane at 34:45 (slashing her previous best by around the mark of 2 MINUTES....do clarify that :D ). John missed out on the PB party but still won the Vet50 prize in his usual WAVAtastic style running 28:06. Race highly recommended by all. Post race pic here...
[Jonathan, Sun 16/10/11] [comments (12)]

Wibbly Wobbly Log Jog
That perpetual C&C favourite, the Wibbly Wobbly Log Jog in Brandon Forest, has moved to autumn but this version was as sunny as ever (just a tad cooler) and every bit as Wibbly. Star C&C wobbler, though plainly not jogging, was Andy Whittle, who took a superb third place. Outstanding. Many logs (though not all of them) were avoided by a big C&C squad - nice work, everyone. More reportage from Alex here.
[Andy I, Sun 16/10/11] [comments (2)]

Amsterdam half and full marathon
Well done to Neil Carrington on a 1 hour 25 half marathon time. As for the marathon, well, congratulations to Katie Sherwood on another outstanding run, 3 hours 18, Jalanie, 3 hours 38 and Robert Conquest 3 hours 52. Amsterdam results here.
Andy I adds: Late update - Paul Makowski whizzed by all of the others, clocking a 3:01. Seriously good!
[Adam Poole, Sun 16/10/11] [comments (4)]

Abingdon Marathon
Although the results aren't up yet, Dave Yeneralski completed the Abingdon Marathon in 3 hours 28. Well done Dave, and as you said it's another medal to your collection - though I have forgotten how many times you've done this marathon!
Andy I updates: Results are now in, and congratulations are due also to the speedy Tracey Patmore, who ran an awesome 3:16, and Ultra legends Katie Samuelson and Simon Redfern, 3:50 and 3:58 respectively. Outstanding running, team.
[Adam Poole, Sun 16/10/11] [comments (4)]

National Road Relays
A brilliant run by the U13 and U15 girls today in the National Relays. The U13 team finished 12th and the U15 team 3rd - yes 3rd - national bronze medallists! Congatulations to Lucy, Lauren and Alice in the U13s and to Charlotte, Claire and Hollie in the U15s. You're an inspiration, girls!
[Neil, Sun 16/10/11] [comments (3)]

London Olympic Stadium Race
Hi All

How would you like to be one of the first to the finish line in the London Olympic Stadium? Now's your chance!!

Open to all members of the public
5 Mile race on March 31st 2012, in the Olympic Park ending at the finish line.

5000 places to be had by way of a ballot and each entry includes 2 spectator tickets - great deal.
Interested? go to www.nationallotteryrun.com open until 27th Oct.

[Tracey, Sun 16/10/11] [comments (4)]

Tour de Gogs
The first stage of five starts tomorrow, Saturday 15th, at Wandlebury CP car park at 2pm. This 5mi trail run is excellent practice for the Frostbite and good basic endurance training. The course is two loops of 2.5mi should you wish to only do one loop. Spikes not necessary.

Sign in before 1.45pm or arrive earlier if you have kindly volunteered to help. I'll be marking out the course from 12.30pm. Note there's £2.00 charge for parking at Wandlebury but it's free at Babraham P & R or Magog Downs Dog Park making a 5-15mins warm up.

More details: Tour de Gogs
[Helen, Fri 14/10/11] [comments (4)]

Good luck Marathoners!
Good luck to all our marathoners at Abingdon and Amsterdam this weekend. I think there are a few? Run well and may the nerves make you fast!!
[CazW, Thu 13/10/11] [comments (3)]

Perkins Great Eastern Run
Some truly excellent performances by C&C athletes at the Perkins Great Eastern Run last weekend. Kye Liddle raced to 34th position overall in a highly impressive personal best of 1:15:59. Not far behind John Oakes stormed home 3rd MV50, in a blistering time of 1:18:07 for 60th. Following suit, there were yet more excellent performances from Chris Pyle (90th in 1:21:31), Giacomo Capetti (92nd in 1:22:07), and Istvan Jacso (102nd in 1:22:30).

The sub-1:30s kept flooding in for the white & blues, with Giulio Cinque (190th in 1:26:49), Madeline Boardman (204th in 1:27:32) and John Ferguson (256th in 1:29:26) all having very strong runs. And last but not least, it is fantastic to see our very own super-vet Glyn Smith returning from injury and still running strongly (682nd in 1:41:02).

It's not been possible to do all our athletes justice in this news item, but I will sign off by saying well done to everyone who raced.
[Matthew Applegate, Wed 12/10/11] [comments (4)]

Cambridge Half Marathon March 11 2012
[Benvenuto Baldelli, Wed 12/10/11] [comments (3)]

Chester Marathon
There was also a trip to Chester for two C & C runners, Mark Crook and Kim Masson, who completed the marathon in 3 hours 13, and 3 hours 12 respectively. So well done to you!
[Adam Poole, Mon 10/10/11] [comments (1)]

Lake Garda Marathon
News just in - though the official results aren't up yet. Lisa Stango completed her marathon debut in the Lake Garda Marathon yesterday in 3 hours 29. Well done Lisa on an amazing time, all that training paid off!
[Adam Poole, Mon 10/10/11] [comments (4)]

Ryston Runners XC, 9 October
Is anyone else planning on going up to run this race? I know a lot of you will be in Peterborough but if there is anyone else planning to do the cross-country on Sunday and would like to share transport, please get in touch. I'll be back early on Saturday morning.
[RichHL, Fri 07/10/11] [comments (0)]

Lost property
If anyone is missing a hoodie from Sunday please get in touch. I picked it up at the end of the race.
[Carla Brown, Fri 07/10/11] [comments (0)]

Thursday training
Thursday training moves to Chesterton from 13th October. Meet beside the swimming pool, not in the foyer, please. The sports hall gets cross (rightly) if we clog up the foyer.
[Neil, Thu 06/10/11] [comments (0)]

Frostbite results, are in...
Both the juniors and the seniors won the first race on sunday! What a brilliant set of results for the club. Everyone who took part should be very proud of what WE all did. We managed to hold off a very strong NVH team. But we must keep up the pressure for the next 5 races so I urge you all to make the Frostbite your race of choice and do the club proud! Next race is a fast, 5 mile, mainly road race at Bushfield, Peterborough on the 6th of November. C'mon!
[Al, Wed 05/10/11] [comments (1)]

Great Eastern Half Marathon
Hi All
Anyone doing this event on Sunday should watch out for the competition. Liz Yelling is apparently doing this race so might be one to watch if you are not doing it.
[Tracey, Tue 04/10/11] [comments (0)]

Frostbite Results...
...are on the results page although we are still await confirmation of the current team standings. Well done to ALL who ran, or who scored or who came to support, it was a brilliant event and I think everyone seemed to enjoy the new C&C team spirit!
The juniors started the day off well with some excellent performances, which were then followed by some strong runs in the senior race, no real picks as everyone ran pretty well, although it was nice to see new boy Kye Liddle turning up the heat at the front end, and very pleasing to have his commitment, John Uff also returning to form and the first 3 C&C ladies, all within about 20 secs of each other made for an exciting race! Spare a thought for some sidelined injured runners who also came to add their voice of support, and a big, big thanks to Carla and Helen!
[Al, Mon 03/10/11] [comments (5)]

Want to run more cross country?
If you enjoyed the first Frostbite and are itching to run more, check out details of all the events available to you as a member of C & C.


For those unable to run on Sunday mornings maybe you'll be able to join the Club Cross Country Challenge - a series of 5 stages named Tour de Gogs.

Start at 2pm on the following Saturdays:

Oct 15th Wandlebury CP (5mi)
Oct 29th Roman Rd / Wandlebury CP (5mi)
Nov 19th Magog Downs Dog Park - the hilly one! (4mi)
Dec 3rd Wandlebury CP in reverse (5mi)
Dec 17th Roman Rd / Wandlebury CP in reverse (5mi)

The emphasis on fun, the experience and, for those of us with nothing better to do, completing the whole series. Think Tour de France without the bike. You could be the one to start a stage as the holder of the yellow jersey.

More details to follow shortly ........
[Helen, Mon 03/10/11] [comments (0)]

A bit of team spirit goes a long way...!
Results not in yet but well done to all those that made it to Priory Park today. Great turn out for the first in the series!
[Carla Brown, Sun 02/10/11] [comments (5)]

Abington 10k or should that be 9.5k?
The marshals got into a bit of a muddle today at the Abington 10k and sent everyone on the wrong route early in the race, so I have to admit my 34:19 wasn't for 10k. I did win the race though, so a good result for me, although I know some of the runners lost a bit of incentive when they realised we were going the wrong way.
Strong performances in the heat form Matthew Applegate for 9th, Jalanie D'Alessandro, 2nd lady and Diane Potter, 3rd lady!
Well done to all the C&C runners there today.
[JohnO, Sun 02/10/11] [comments (3)]
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