Volunteers to marshal at C&C Kevin Henry 5k please
Hi, it's that time again when we need volunteers to help us put on our run in the Kevin Henry 5k Series. The race is Thursday 4th September 2014 starting at 7pm. Some volunteers will be needed at 5pm for course set-up, others ready for the briefing at 6pm. There are many exciting jobs; timer, back-up timer, lead bike, tail runner, line marshal, course marshals, water station and scorer. We need around 20 helpers to make everything go smoothly. So, if you want to help out or know someone (whether friend or family) or you are injured or giving great support, please email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org with a time you can get there I will be very grateful. Many thanks
Kevin Henry Race 4 - Haverhill RC
How quickly these come around, Thursday 7th August at 7:30pm. Now, we are 4 points behind, so a clean sweep at Kedington puts us in a very strong position going into our home final event. So a plea for all to turn up for what is a cracking little road course. A climb for the first mile (only gentle honest!), followed by a blissful 2 mile downhill stretch. Road shoes for this one and there have been PB's here (ask Ultra Katie....) I have provisionally warned the Plough in Kedington (listed in Hundon) that we will be partaking of a beer and some food afterwards - it will be great to see you there, as we are using this event as our August social. Remember all you need is to wear your C&C vest. Instructions from Haverhill are as follows:-
"The race details, maps and directions for our KH 5K at Kedington are now available on the HRC club website via the following link. Please note there are toilets but no changing facilities on site, and please encourage your runners to car share where possible.2
St Ives 10k
A podium for Claire and a clean sweep on the team prizes today for C&C at the St Ives 10k, with well-earnt category prizes for Michael, Giacomo (running incognito ;-) and Nicola. Warm and humid, but also flat, cloudy and only a light wind, so several PBs were had (please edit the results to flag them, I can't remember who did now!). Personally still rather embarrassed to have finished dripping blood after falling off a kerb, considering recent "mountain" training...
The Girton 5K is one of those lovely mid-summer evening occasions where genteel relaxation in the sunshine, chatting with chums, chomping sausage and guzzling beer is punctuated by a short, sharp burn-up. But this year the weather dampened the spirits a little and the race footpaths a little more; the drizzle relented for the race itself, but the slippery section around 2K presented some problems for those of a less balletic corporation. No concerns at all for our quickest racers though, especially in-form mountain-hopping Carla Brown, taking victory in 18:49 ahead of fourth-to-sixth placed Victoria Coe (21:52), Esme Stewart (21:58) and Sorcha Barnes (22:05), the latter two being the first two juniors. Well done too to Rebecca Anderson for winning the FV45s. In the men's race, Jonathan Escalante-Phillips was in the hunt for a C&C double, but just missed out - a brilliant 16:18 earning him second place. Paul Makowski (17:20) took a fine fourth place, two ahead of Rory Coulter (18:05), with Max Schwiening (18:36) also making the top ten. Check out the full results (we took a lot of people) via the link. Congratulations and an extra hot dog to all, and huge thanks to those Muddy Mucky Munkeys.
What would you call a comfortable victory in a 10K? Well, at the Bushy 10K our Tom Stevens had time to change into dressing gown and slippers, kick back into an armchair and sip a cup of tea before rising to finish the job. He didn't, obviously, preferring to power home to an outrageous 32:34, beating of his nearest rival by four minutes and three seconds. Blimey!
Performing excellently amongst the mortals were Cambridge's Giacomo Capetti (38:07) and Giulio Cinque (40:14), with me (45:56) and the rehabbing Carmel McEniery (50:35) somewhere down the field. Excellent running, and an excellent race again laid on by those lovely folks at Bushfield.
Summer Fetch Mile - Cambridge
A beautiful warm sunny afternoon met 35 milers at Wilberforce Road. These warm, still conditions proved excellent for fast times over the metric mile. The main event had 7 of our guys breaking 6 minutes and two 5. But the highlight was Makka and Chris Gay (NJ) battling it out for the honours, with Makka putting in a fantastic 100m sprint to take the title with a roar as he broke 5 for the first time (4:53). Just behind was a super speedy Claire Somerton with a massive PB of 5:10, followed by a quick 2:31 over the 800m. There were loads of great performances over all distances and peruse the results at your leisure. Attached are the full results which also give a breakdown of the shorter sprint times. Then we ate cake. The next event will be the return of the Jingle Mile on 13th December 2014.
Kevin Henry 5k Series, race 3 - Saffron Striders
54 C&C'ers travelled over to Newport for the 3rd race of the series, hosted by Saffron Striders. With the desire to close the gap on league leaders there were strong performances by the men, with a speedy 16:00 on a tricky course from Sullivan to take the win, followed by Jonathan in 2nd. Other strong scoring positions from Makka (5th), Charlie (7th), Matt (15th), Rory (17th) and Max (22nd) gave the men first place and maximum points. Claire Somerton led the ladies home with a stunning first place. Emma (9th), Suzy (13th) and Jo (14th) gave the ladies 2nd by only 7 places behind CTC. This left honours even between us and CTC. So with just 2 races of the season to go, we remain 4 points behind. So full points at Kedington in August and at home in September would leave us, at worst, equal first place and some complicated back counting to work out the champions! It's close and the battle is on.
Kevin Henry 5k League, Race 3 - Saffron Striders
: Results (54)
Mont Blanc Marathon, Cross and Triumph!
C&C flew the flag over in Chamonix at the end of June. Read the report to see how we did!