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June 2012

Crowland Show 12K
I finally got first in something! I was the first C+Cer back at the Crowland Show 12K today (OK and the only one). It was a delightful run, if rather odd at 12K, as part of the show. If you like your races intimate, flat and with big skies then I would recommend it. And the show is great afterwards too. The dog did get a first in the most handsome dog category, so the whole family enjoyed themselves.
[Kris, Sat 30/06/12] [comments (2)]

National Triathlon Championships
Our main man in the triathlon stakes Ben Baldelli finished a pretty amazing 39th in the nationals! Ben completed the Olympic distance in a stonking 2.03.40 swimming 1500m in 22.22, cycling 40k in 1.04.20 then nailing the 10k in 35.10!!!!!! 7th in the vets cat, and more to come no doubt.
Results can be found here: http://www.stuweb.co.uk/race/gq/
[Al, Fri 29/06/12] [comments (4)]

muddy North Downs run
Yesterday I did the North Downs Run. I was expecting a fairly tough course with the hills. Add mud into the mix and, well...you can imagine. I hope the course photographer didn't get one of me falling over in a bog. The countryside was lovely - poppy fields and beautiful villages for much of the 30k route - and the sun did make an appearance for a couple of hours. I made it back just as the heavens opened up again. I'd definitely do it again and unless it is as wet again next year, there is definite potential for me to beat this years' time. Legs a bit sore today ;)
[Clare G, Mon 25/06/12] [comments (1)]

Tuesday night is club night!
Glow sticks at the ready!! ;) Just a reminder that this Tuesday the club house is open after training for a social chit chat and refreshments. Please do come along, if you are a new or newish member, this is for everyone to get to know each other better, outside of the session, we'd love to see as many new faces popping up as possible. On that note, some great performances at parkrun on Saturday from some of our newer members, and good to see Meinou's 'not too shabby' return to racing after having her little one. Welcome back!
[CazW, Mon 25/06/12] [comments (0)]

Tuesday Training, don't be put off by the little matter of a football match!
For those of you who thought they had an 'out' of training tomorrow evening, think again.... Training will start this week at 6:30 prompt with the warm up, with the intention of getting finished a little earlier, perhaps 7:30-7:45 so we can all be home comfortably for at least the 2nd half. For those that don't relish the footy, we appreciate your efforts in getting started a little earlier for all us football heads :) Caz.
[CazW, Mon 18/06/12] [comments (0)]

Linton 10k
'Hills are your friend - they make you stronger'. Well, that's what I kept repeating to myself yesterday in the Linton / Chilford 10k. It was a good course and there was a fabulous fast downhill through woods, that more than made up for the hills. Several C+C runners; although I was surprised that there weren't more runners overall.
[Clare G, Mon 18/06/12] [comments (1)]

The Double, Double, Double!
Congratulations to 'coach' Caz Pritchard on passing her coaching exam at the weekend, after months and months of putting together a coaching diary she then had to pass a practical and exam to qualify. I'm sure most have you have been enjoying some recent track sessions with her, Becky and John!

She then rounded off the weekend with victory in the Huntingdon 10K, making it a double double double as Mike Salt won the race overall, closely followed by Kye Liddle, who then did the double at the Godmanchester Fun Run also breaking the course record!

Great runs also in tough windy conditions by the Uffster (5th), Istvan (6th) on a long comeback trail but looking very impressive, Dan Cade (14th) trying his luck over the longer distance and Iain Wood (16th) continuing his very impressive string of results, Dan Hurst breaking intuit he top 20 with another sub 40 performance.
Rob Conquest running well after recent injury, Stacey Wheat was 7th lady, Liz summers 9th and great running by Steph Field too. Simon Glover was just over the hour mark.

Hope I haven't missed anyone out, great team performance guys!
[Al, Mon 18/06/12] [comments (1)]

Lode Half Marathon
For those of you who don’t fancy running 105.5 times around an oval at Crewe, on the same day there is a far simpler out and back (and a lot nearer!) half marathon at Lode. As you know, I often go for long runs in the Fens, and I've used this course as part of training runs. It is a mixture of very quiet country roads and cycle paths forming part of the NCN 11 (The Lodes Way) route from Lode to Wicken created with help from the Sustrans project Connect2.
[Dave Mail, Sun 17/06/12] [comments (1)]

Chilford 10K ON
As you may have heard from Neil via the mailing list, despite the big fire at Chilford Hall's wedding venue, the Chilford 10K will go ahead as planned this Sunday (17th June), with registration on the day until 10.30.
[Andy I, Wed 13/06/12] [comments (0)]

Crewe deja vu marathon
A marathon antithesis: 105.5 laps of an athletics track. Possibly the world's most boring marathon. The slow can look forward to being overtaken in excess of 30 times by the same runner, faster runners can enjoy the pleasure of never ever having a clear running line. There is absolutely nothing going for this event except the inevitable damage caused by continually running around in a curve. The railway line and leafless hedge provide visual interest. Don't do it, there is no point, it is a really silly idea.
[Christof Schwiening, Wed 13/06/12] [comments (7)]

Swaledale Marathon
This very popular fell race in North Yorkshire is in it's 33rd year and some us managed to get our entries in early enough to secure a place. 24miles of climbs, bogs, river crossings and crazy downhills might not sound all that appealing, but if any race can leave you with a massive smile on your face this is it. A test not only of how strong your quads are but also whether your waterproofs are actually waterproof, as those that were over 6 hours must've got caught up in the monsoon that followed a glorious morning of sunshine. It'd be great to see more C&C's next year to take on the green vests of the Swaledale running club...
[Katie Sherwood, Mon 11/06/12] [comments (6)]

Ballymena 5 Mile
Seems like a long trip for a Wednesday evening, but a handy 36:54 for Gerald Meah in the Ballymena 5 Mile race. Any other far-flung races not on our radar, anyone? Keep us posted.
[Andy I, Mon 11/06/12] [comments (0)]

Bassingbourn Heroes Half
A cracking day at the Bassingbourn Half Marathon for C&C, where we scooped both men's and women's team trophies. Diana was an excellent 3rd in her category, and we had several individual trinkets: Lisa for first FS, John (surviving a fiery tussle at the front and the most intimidating warm-up routine you ever saw :-) for first MS, and I was lucky enough to win. The weather was beautiful, so the extended wait for prizes (while casualties were dealt with...) wasn't so bad, and gave me a chance to clock another 10 miles in small circles as Bob Graham training!
[CharlieW, Mon 11/06/12] [comments (1)]

Sponsor Kim-West Highland Way Race 23rd June 2012
At 1.00am on the 23rd June I will be attempting to run in the West Highland Way Race. Essentially the object of the West Highland Way Race is simple. You start at Milngavie Railway Station (7miles north of Glasgow) at 1am on Saturday 23rd June 2012 & run/jog/walk to

Fort William Leisure Centre by noon on the Sunday 24th June 2012, 35 hours to cover 95 miles including 14,760ft of ascent.

This will be my third race having vowed to never do it again three years ago having lost all of my toenails!

Anyway I will be running to raise money for Young Minds a mental health charity (www.youngminds.org.uk) and if you would like to sponsor me you can do so at this link :


[Kim Masson, Fri 08/06/12] [comments (0)]

Kevin Henry 5k Summer Series Race 2 Provisional Results
I don't yet have the times but I do have the other clubs' results now and it's very close at the top of the table.

Men’s Team Results
Club Score Points Previous Points Total Points Position
C&C 7 5 5 10 1
CTC 142 2 3 5 3
HAV 378 1 1 2 5
NEW 31 4 5 9 2
SAF 134 3 2 5 3

Women’s Team Results
Club Score Points Previous Points Total Points Position
C&C 232 4 3 7 2
CTC 290 2 5 7 2
HAV 420 1 1 2 5
NEW 226 5 4 9 1
SAF 277 3 2 5 4

Combined Team Results
Club Score Points Previous Points Total Points Position
C&C 239 9 8 17 2
CTC 432 4 8 12 3
HAV 798 2 2 4 5
NEW 257 9 9 18 1
SAF 411 6 4 10 4
[RichHL, Fri 08/06/12] [comments (0)]

No news is good news right...?!
Haven't received any news of the results from last night yet, but what a cracking turnout! Well done to EVERYONE that showed up!
[Carla Brown, Fri 08/06/12] [comments (3)]

Legionnaires' Disease
For all those who went to Edinburgh there has been an outbreak of Legionnaires Disease in the City.
The symptoms of which are:
• high temperature, feverishness and chills;
• cough;
• muscle pains;
• headache; and leading on to
• pneumonia, very occasionally
• diarrhoea and signs of mental confusion
Keep it in mind as another symptom is dying, which can prevent future PBs! If in doubt see your GP and say you have been to Edinburgh recently.
[Dan Bayles, Tue 05/06/12] [comments (1)]

Hatfield Broad Oak 10K
We fielded nine entrants for the Hatfield Broad Oak 10K yesterday, with category prizes (splendidly cheesy statuette trophies) for Helen, John and me, Tim PBing and Katie well chuffed with sub-40s, and Clare *just* missing 40 (and maybe the start judging by the gun/chip difference? :-), with Iona, Diana & Simon all there too.
There was a simultaneous fete for this one, handy for supporters, which distracted me enough to almost miss the rescheduled prize-giving (thanks John!). Speaking of which, anyone want £30 in clothing vouchers for Fast Feet in Bishop's Stortford? I ended up sending mine to their local club to buy something for their juniors last year...
[CharlieW, Tue 05/06/12] [comments (1)]

BRJ Novice Aquathlon, 3 June 2012
I've been raving about this race ever since I got back yesterday. There were some excellent performances by C&C members and I managed not to drown so it was all good. The format was a 200m pool swim followed by a 2.5k run round the lake in the country park next to Hinchingbrooke School.
[RichHL, Mon 04/06/12] [comments (1)]

St Neots Riverside Half Marathon
Places are going very quickly. So far today, almost 900 of the 1,200 places have gone. Get in while you can here.
[RichHL, Fri 01/06/12] [comments (5)]
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