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September 2012

A fine italian sandwich...
Well there I was today sandwiched between a couple of cheeky italians, some might say that might be quite a nice way to spend a sunday, Ben looked like he was beatable today especially after I confirm the red eyes are a result of a cheeky few drinks the night before, but alas Ben skipped past me like a spring lamb on his way to 3rd place at the Saffron Walden 10K, a monsterous off-road, hilly and windy 10k trail run.

The race was won by former C&C'er Iain Williamson in a shade over 33 mins! After me came a full spectrum of C&C'ers Giacomo, Giulio, Becky, Diane, Dan, Pauline, Iona and a couple of other faces!
[Al, Sun 30/09/12] [comments (2)]

More team GB Duathlon News...
Lest we forget, Ben Baldelli was also representing team GB in the (er-hum) 40-44 vets cat, Ben told me he didn't perform well, but is 18th in the world champs really that bad? We think not!
Cracking result and 6th brit home. Respec!

Results here
[Al, Sun 30/09/12] [comments (1)]

Calling All Vets!
This isn't an episode of All Creatures Great And Small. It's for all athletes over the age of 35. Young Peter Chaplin would like you to contact him if you're competing and want to have your results recorded on his Eastern Veteran website. He was specifically interested in hearing from you if you're taking part in the Ryston Cross-Country Grand Prix. If you take part in races at each of the three different distances, Peter will aggregate your quicker times for each distance and give you a WAVA score on the result. There is a medal up for grabs for the highest score.

His contact details are on his site. You need to get in touch with him with your age and the month and year of your birth.
[RichHL, Sat 29/09/12] [comments (0)]

Wimpole Estate parkrun
I'm getting a new parkrun off the ground at Wimpole Estate. Until we have an official parkrun page, I'll be posting updates on Facebook. Please 'Like' the page if you have a Facebook account should you want to be kept abreast of developments.

I'll also post updates here and on my blog as and when I can.
[RichHL, Sat 29/09/12] [comments (0)]

Trail run news...
I promised Andy I'd write a small report on this brilliant race...

What a cracking event this is run from Royston Heath, for those that don't know the Heath, lets just say its undualating!!
A crack team of C&C'ers took part in this extended race, by the looks the results don't give club names so you'll have to add your results in, sorry guys...

http://www.roystonrunners.co.uk/results/Half Marathon Results 2012.xlsx
[Al, Tue 25/09/12] [comments (6)]

Club Night
Just a reminder its club night after training this evening. We have a few news items to get through, in particular to let you all know what wonderful events are up and coming this season, so even if you just pop up at 8:30PM for a bit of information gathering, it may well be worthwhile. See you there :)
[CazW, Tue 25/09/12] [comments (0)]

Bourn to Run 10k
Maddy Boardman insists it was a rubbish time but her 42:03 (42:00 chip time) was still good enough for first lady and 21st overall over the slightly bumpy course at Bourn on Sunday. Paula Kessler, Izzy Pettit and Diane Bunch also showed well in their age categories while Pauline Blake posted an unexpected but very welcome PB of 1:02:28.

There were also PBs for Richard Lyle and Ian Richardson while Alex Downie finished well in spite of claiming that he doesn't do hills.

My apologies if I've missed anyone. The results on the event's webpages do not include club affiliations.
[RichHL, Mon 24/09/12] [comments (0)]

Abbey 10k
Katie Sherwood was out and about in her trainers again at the weekend, and guess what... She picked herself up a prize and a PB! Katie was second only to Phillipa Taylor in the Womens category and finished 14th overall in a very impressive time of 39:01 - Congratulations Katie, very well run!

Katie, Diana Prince has been on the phone, she would like her outfit back.

Also wearing the white & blue of Team C&C was Daniel Hurst who romped home just ahead of Wonder-woman, finishing in sixth place overall in a time of 37:06 - Great effort Daniel.
[NeilCarrington, Mon 24/09/12] [comments (3)]

Southern Road Relay
C&C senior men came 40th out of 87 teams in the SEAA Road Relay. This is a good result in a very competitive race. Great running from Will, Jonathan, Diarmuid, Duncan, Iain and Andy. The juniors also did very well on Saturday - details to follow.
[Andrew, Mon 24/09/12] [comments (2)]

World Duathlon Championships
George S managed a very creditable 2nd place in the Junior Womens category of the world championships in Nancy. The GB pair made a break on the bike and got 40s ahead of the rest of the world. Unfortunately the European Triathlon Champion (Georgia Taylor-Brown) just got the better of George on the last run - 13s...now that is unlucky!
[Christof Schwiening, Sun 23/09/12] [comments (8)]

Great North Run
We sent half a dozen hardy representatives up to the Great North Run. Well done to all of them, particularly our fastest male and female, Andrew Firth (1:33) and Diane Potter (1:37). Diane's run was good enough for a brilliant eighth place in her category - not bad in a race with 40,000 entrants!
[Andy I, Thu 20/09/12] [comments (0)]

Nominate a sporting hero today!
Do you know of anyone that has achieved great success in their sport this year? Who has shown improvements in their ability? Or a coach that has devoted time and commitment above and beyond? Do you think YOUR club is the best in the county?? Nominations are NOW open for this years LIVING SPORT Sport Awards and it is your opportunity to celebrate the successes of your peers, coaches, club and volunteers. Anyone can nominate, you simply need to download the PDF attached and return to us. Or go to the Sports Award pages of the LIVING SPORT website and download a nomination form or complete a form online (www.livingsport.co.uk). I have also left a few paper copies on the club notice board so help yourself. Please include as much information and evidence as you can on the form to support the nomination, use extra pages if you need too - the judging panel will use this to make their decision. 2 weeks until the nomination deadline - don't delay & make your nomination TODAY!!

I am coordinating these awards so if you have any questions contact me on carla.brown@livingsport.co.uk.
[Carla Brown, Thu 20/09/12] [comments (0)]

Relay fever.....
If you've been bitten by the relay bug and want to try something shorter and faster then why not come along to the SEAA Cross Country Relay on Saturday 6th October. I know it's the day before the first Frostbite but the short legs will provide a nice little warm up for your legs the following day. So far we have one complete ladies team (3x3K) starting at 2.10pm and we're looking to field a mens team (4x5K) at 2.40pm. More if possible. The closing date is Friday 21st September. Note we don't have to declare the teams by that date - just give a list of names of those who may run. If you would like to be considered then please let Helen Grant, Andrew Shields or Neil Carrington know asap. We'll need your date of birth and England Athletics number. The venue is Linford Christie Stadium, Wormwood Scrubs, White City, London W12. If you can run fast over a short distance then you have the potential to run faster over the longer distances.
[Helen, Mon 17/09/12] [comments (0)]

Relay fever.....
If you've been bitten by the relay bug and want to try something shorter and faster then why not come along to the SEAA Cross Country Relay on Saturday 6th October. I know it's the day before the first Frostbite but the short legs will provide a nice little warm up for your legs the following day. So far we have one complete ladies team (3x3K) starting at 2.10pm and we're looking to field a mens team (4x5K) at 2.40pm. More if possible. The closing date is Friday 21st September. Note we don't have to declare the teams by that date - just give a list of names of those who may run. If you would like to be considered then please let Helen Grant, Andrew Shields or Neil Carrington know asap. We'll need your date of birth and England Athletics number. The venue is Linford Christie Stadium, Wormwood Scrubs, White City, London W12. If you can run fast over a short distance then you have the potential to run faster over the longer distances.
[Helen, Mon 17/09/12] [comments (0)]

Round Norfolk Relay
This weekend the C&C roadshow arrived in King's Lynn for the annual 24hr 17 stage Round Norfolk Relay. Our finishing time of 24:04:07 was good enough for a very respectable 12th overall, and 5th in the club class category. Congratulations to Katie Sherwood, Istvan Jacso, Caroline Pritchard and Carla Brown for winning their individual stages, with Katie setting a new course record along the way. And a special mention to Neil Adams for doing bike support on the first two legs. Full report to follow.
[John Ferguson, Mon 17/09/12] [comments (1)]

Hereward Relay - 25th November 2012
If you are all feeling inspired by the fun and games of RNR, spare a thought for the Hereward Relay taking place on 25th November. A multi terrain 4 stage (daytime!!) relay from Peterborough to Ely with legs of 6.5, 10's and an 11.4 miles. We are hoping to enter 5 or 6 teams, of varying abilities and ages and welcome everyone's interest. If you think you are genuinely keen for this and are available on that date inbox me at cazwrightuk@yahoo.co.uk or grab me at training on Tuesday as I will be compiling a list of interested parties before the next committee meeting. If interest is rife, there may be reserves list (as i was for RNR and got a run) and we will work on a first come first serve basis aswell as considering those who haven't had the opportunity to get involved in one of these types of events before and of course our ever faithful members. One ladies team has already been formed to try and improve on last years success but that's not to say we can't have another.... http://marchathleticclub.co.uk/documents/EntryForm2012.pdf
Over and out... Caz
[CazW, Mon 17/09/12] [comments (0)]

Italians Invade Essex
Boudicca's impertinence was again avenged at the weekend, as C&C's Italian legions routed their local opponents on the wild terrain of Essex. Ben Baldelli's first assault gained him third place at the Weald Park 10K near Brentwood on Saturday, before joining forces with Giulio Cinque (eighth) and Giacomo Capetti (ninth) the next day to take the laurel wreath outright in the Great Bardfield 10K. Triumphant stuff.
[Andy I, Wed 12/09/12] [comments (1)]

Grunty Fen
We had a fair few blue & white vests out for the Grunty Fen half marathon yesterday. This year's theme was "hot" instead of the more usual "windy". After the event Andrew was pleased to have pulled a double-digit placing (top 17%) and Clare was pretty happy with a strong run (but would have been happier still with sub-1:40!). I'm just coming back from injury but picked up a county vets medal for my trouble, finding myself in the notable leading women's battle. Others: do chip in and comment with your stories, and flag your result as "PB" if it was.
[CharlieW, Mon 10/09/12] [comments (3)]

London Duathlon
Well, news just in and that is that super Katie Sherwood has done it again. You're probably wondering what? Well, only to be the first female at the London Duathlon yesterday (20k/80k/10k) in 4:54:18 and 13th overall. Phew, I am out of breath just typing all that! So, the question is Katie, what's next? But seriously, really well done.
[Adam Poole, Mon 10/09/12] [comments (1)]

Ely New Years Eve 10k
Entries opened this morning for Ely Runners' popular 10k on New Year's Eve. You can enter online here.
[RichHL, Mon 10/09/12] [comments (3)]

SEAA Cross Country Relays
Any seniors interested in taking part in the South of England Regional Cross Country Relays on Saturday 6th October should contact Helen or Andrew asap. The teams must be entered by September 21st. The event is being held in Wormwood Scrubs Park, White City, London. Relays are an exciting introduction to the cross country season. A good hard off road run without the pressure of a head to head race with your club rivals. Run with them rather than against them. The club will pay your entry fee and car pooling will be arranged. The more the merrier.
[Helen, Sun 09/09/12] [comments (0)]

Individual Results of Saffron Walden 5K
Individual results of the Kevin Henry League race are now up. Congratulations to Sullivan and George for winning the men's and women's race respectively. Well done also, Kieran and Liz, for great performances on their KH debut. Many thanks to everyone everyone (all 32 men and 12 women) who turned out.
[Andrew, Sun 09/09/12] [comments (0)]

C&C win the Kevin Henry 5K League
A great evening of racing in Saffron Walden saw C&C win both the men's and women's race. This means we won all three leagues: men's, women's and combined. Well done team! There were many really fantastic performances tonight. I will post up the individual times as soon as I have them.
[Andrew, Thu 06/09/12] [comments (1)]

Ely New Years Eve 10K 2012
Hi All, Ive just spotted that entries open on Monday 10th September for this... get in early, it fills quick as lightning! Its a fast course and has PB potential for anyone considering it for the first time. Just one cheeky hill at 9K, but always has an inspirational bagpipist at the top to pull you up!
[CazW, Thu 06/09/12] [comments (0)]

Cambridge Magic Mile
Because I'm a bit of a useless idiot, I forgot to mention the Magic Mile in the last newsletter or at training before I left on holiday. It's on Saturday 8 September at the Cambridge Track and yes, that's this Saturday coming. Told you I was an idiot.

10:30 for an 11:00am start to proceedings. The changing rooms will be available. It's for the Marathon Talk Magic Mile. Details of that are on the Marathon Talk website. We hope to have several rounds in pace groups so you won't have to run with a group which is too fast or too slow for you.

The cost of hiring the track for a couple of hours will be shared between the participants. The last time we held a mile at the Cambridge track, i think it cost us each £3. There is a Facebook event. Details here.

Tell your friends. Bring cake. Cake is important. See you on Saturday.
[RichHL, Wed 05/09/12] [comments (0)]

Kevin Henry at Saffron Walden lift offer
I can offer 2 seats down to Saffron Walden for the KH on Thursday. Meet at the running track to leave at 18:00. Kris.
[Kris, Wed 05/09/12] [comments (0)]

Bedford Harriers 10k
Provisional results are in for the Bedford Harriers 10K, and the C&C squad featured strongly. Ben Baldelli ran a very handy 34:50 to lead our challenge in ninth place, with Dan Hurst and Giulio Cinque 36th and 41st not too far behind in 39-and-a-bit. Diane Bunch ran a fine first 10K in C&C colours just outside the 50. Nice running all.
[Andy I, Tue 04/09/12] [comments (0)]

Cross Country
For those of you interested in running off road during the winter - why not try these:

1) Essex League - traditional cross country (5 races on a Saturday afternoon)
2) Frostbite Friendly League - multi-terrain (6 races on a Sunday morning)
3) Ryston Grand Prix - forest trails (6 races of various distances on a Sunday morning)

Full details of all these, plus the major Championships (County, Southerns & Nationals) can be found here.

For those of you that love hills, try the stand alone Ampthill Trophy event on Sunday 21st October.
[Helen, Mon 03/09/12] [comments (0)]

A nice Tri..?
Sunday 7.55am and for some C&C'ers standing in the cold river Ouse seemed the place to be, donned it wetsuits and not very flattering swim hats, of course it could only be Triathlon, the last Sprint Tri in the NiceTri series. A 750m swim followed by a 25km bike and then finished off with a twisty 5k run.

Alongside Tri regular Chris Hurcomb, was Alex and Al, but also virgin tri'ers Kye Liddle and Caz Pritchard, amazing to see Caz in the water after being bitten by jellyfish on a recent holiday, very brave!

To be fair the water was pretty calm and the bike conditions were good as was the run.

A two week holiday seemed to work for Caz as she finished in a very impressive 12th lady, amazing for your first triathlon! And too boot 4th fastest run leg of the day. Kye produced the fastest run leg of the day in the male race by almost 40 secs, amazing 16.27!!! These two could really do well if they choose the dark side!

Chris just missed out on his target time of 1.20. Alex though took an amazing 12 mins off her first sprint time! Wow great stuff there guys.

As for me, well 10th place overall and hey I even managed 2nd senior male! Not a bad day out for all.

Adam Poole also competed in the Olympic Distance. Hope I haven't missed anyone out...
[Al, Mon 03/09/12] [comments (1)]
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