Round Norfolk Relay 2014
This year's Tour De Norfolk was a huge success for C&C with an outright win in the Open Class category, 3rd place in the Mixed category and 10 stage victories along the way. However, the event itself was tinged with sadness due to the death of Darryl Davis, a CONAC runner, who collapsed during the last mile of stage 4. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow members of CONAC.
Chariots of Fire 2014
Great race yesterday in the 23rd CoF run, on the 1.7m course saw Giulio's team narrowly missing out on 1st place by 5 seconds with a time of 49.23! The 3rd placed team also had C&C runners including Jonathan EP even after completing a leg of the RNR on Saturday. C&C team made up of Avril, Silvia, Lynn, Nev, Harry, Rich L. & Bernie called Old Wimpolians won the Mixed Vets category with a time of 1.04 and finishing 21st out of 361 teams. There were lots of other C&C'ers running including Tim Longs team and many others racing in a variety of work or social teams. Photo's on Facebook.
Frostbite friendly league 2014-15 season
Well, after an eventful Kevin Henry League where C & C did very well (well done to all those who ran at the five events, volunteered at the home event and to Chris for his work in making it a success), it is nearly time for the 2014-15 Frostbite League. The league for those who have never heard of it is another local league with up to 16 other teams. It has a junior and senior league and last season C & C were consistent throughout the season by coming third overall for both the junior and senior events.
The league consists of 6 races. The junior race (1.5 miles approx) always starts at 10:15, whereas the senior race (5 miles approx) always starts at 11am. The venues and dates are as follows -
5/10/14, Priory Park, St Neots
2/11/14, Bushfield Sports Centre, near Peterborough
14/12/14, Hinchingbrooke Park, near Huntingdon
1/2/15, Bourne Woods, Bourne, Lincolnshire
1/3/15, Hinchingbrooke School, near Huntingdon
I hope that this season C & C can win both titles by coming first and prove to all the other clubs, just how good and talented we are. Therefore, it would be great to see as many junior and senior C & C runners are possible - though I realise that there will always be clashes with other events, such as local XC leagues. The scoring works as follows - Juniors - 5 runners to score, first male, first female plus the next three
Seniors - 10 runners to score, first 3 males, first 3 females plus the next four
I realise that not everyone may feature in the top 5 or 10 but in reality everyone who runs makes a difference by finishing and pushing back runners from other clubs. So everyone who runs will assist and make their contribution for C& C and our quest to come first overall in both the junior and senior events. The way the scoring works is the lower the score per race, the better our chances are. One other point I would like to raise is that at the end of the season when the awards are announced (the last meeting at Hinchingbrooke School), the junior and senior male and female runners of the season are announced, where they're awarded a small trophy.
The event is free to enter one of the rules stipulates that you must wear your club C & C vest.
More details will follow. I would also like to add that in most cases, parking is limited so where possible, please consider car sharing.
I will be at each event to support and score so look forward to seeing you at the first event at Priory Park, St. Neots. The website for more information is www.frostbiteleague.org.uk
Grunty Fen Half
Good turnout for the GFHM with 12 runners from C&C.
Sullivan was the first C&C'er home in 4th place, followed by Charlie in 6th place who must have found this race v strange as he wasn't running up & down hills. The rest of the C&C runners followed. The only other thing of note, after the race, the organisers were handing out free beetroot flavoured recovery drinks which were an acquired taste. I would advise only drink if you find yourself in an desert doing the marathon des sable & have nothing else to drink.
Highland Perthshire Half Marathon
Jack Bowden's trip up north clearly paid off with an astonishing half marathon in 73:34 and a win to boot! Held off the opposition by over 5 and a half minutes too!
Free(ish) Place in Lakeland Trails Coniston Trail Race 15k on 4th October
I've won an entry in this but we're both already running. If anyone fancies running the race (C&C are getting quite good at winning prizes in the series) then it's available for a reasonable donation to Coniston Mountain Rescue. (They'll be at the event and there's collecting tins in the local pubs).
First come, first served...
Details on http://www.lakelandtrails.org/coniston/index.php
There's also a second event on the Sunday if you want to make a weekend of it, but you'll have to pay for that one yourself :-)
C&C fight back to retain Kevin Henry title
89 C&C'ers turned out in near perfect conditions on our fast home course for the final race of the series. Coming into the race just one point behind CTC, all knew what needed to be done, a win in both categories would guarantee the title. And what a great sight it was to see so many of the mighty blue and white storming to the finish line. First home was Sullivan, holding off Kieran in a close last kilometre and 6 C&C'ers in the top 8, (Jonathan, 4; Oliver, 5; Rob, 6; Mike, 8). George brought home the ladies, with a 1,2,3,4 including Carla, Claire and Natalie. So, overall C&C won the overall league, the ladies and tied with CTC in the men. I will upload the results early next week, when they are verified. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the marshals who helped on the evening, there were a record 328 runners who were all well looked after .... and the timers even matched! I would also like to thank everyone who turned up to support the series and competed in the the true spirit of the events. Also well done to Claire Somerton and Paul Makowski for taking the C&C runners of the series trophies, awarded for partcipation, times and improvement. Bring on 2015!