Essex League Race 5 - Saturday 31st January
A report by Ric Park can be found here. The individual results will be posted as soon as practicable. Very well done to all those who turned out in the snowy conditions. Lots of individual and overall team victories. Come back next year to retain your title and/or secure more.
Frostbite - Sunday 1st February
The fifth of the Frostbite league races takes place on Sunday 1st February in Bourne, Lincolnshire, which is approximately an hour's drive from Cambridge. It would be great to see as many C & C runners (junior and senior) at this event. As usual, juniors start at 10:15 with the seniors at 11am. If you can offer a lift or need a lift, then I suggest meeting at the track at 9am.
Unfortunately, I am unable to make it to this event so as Andy recently mentioned, if anyone would be willing to score for both races, please let me know as soon as possible so I can advise you on the process.
Full details, including directions can be found on the Frostbite website.
The February edition of Enduring Times, the C&C newsletter for road runners, is now online.
South of England XC Championships 2015
The results from this event at Stanmer Park, Brighton can be found here. Very well done to all those who made it this year - especially the senior men who ran 15K!!!! The longest event on the XC calendar.
Essex league Race 5 - Saturday 31st January
The fifth and final event of the season will be at Abbey Fields (not Hilly Fields) Colchester. If you have run three already then consider running this one to be ranked in the individual league tables. It's the best of 4. Click here for more details.
Preview run for Cambridge Cambourne 10k
This is the club's main public race offering and we're having a preview run for interested people on Sunday at 11.00 from Cambourne Business Park. It's likely to be a relatively slow run round the course, after which we hope lots of people will enter the race. Please come along if you'd like to join us. Ollie, Beth and Neil will be leading.
Brass Monkey Half
News from Oop North of an excellent 1:38 PB for Sam Lewsey at the Brass Monkey Half in York - nice one Sam!
Ryston Grand Prix Race 4
The results from last Sunday and a race report by Charlie Ritchie can be found here.
It's an eternal mystery why we rarely get more than a handful of C&Cs at the Folksworth 15, a beautiful, rural race hosted by our Yaxley pals and just 40 minutes up the road, but perhaps it's true what they say about Cambridge folk and hill-aversion. Anyway, five of us strode forth on a perfect race day with the usual mixed bag of intentions, from marathon long run training to chasing a quick time, or perhaps chasing an optimistic time then blowing up. Most speedful was the most-improving (is it possible to win that prize two years in a row?) Ian Richardson, 52nd in 1:43, with Neil Tween (1:52) not far down the road and holding back. Hill Six killed me off (2:00+), though I was a brave boy and didn't cry, but Carmel McEniery (2:08) and Iona Graham Hagg (2:14) finished strongly to suggest all's well on the London trail. Do this race next year, seriously!
South of England XC Championships 2015
An email has been sent out to all those who requested a club paid entry for this event at Stamner Park, Brighton on Saturday 24th January. If you did not received this email or the details from Ric Park, please contact Helen Grant asap.
If you cannot run remember it is club policy to send an apology by email to Helen before the start time of your race. If not you will be asked to repay the fee of £7.00 to the club.
Christof's Marathon Algorithm
Inspired by a fascinating theory session with our excellent marathon experts at the club night on Tuesday, I've knocked up a marathon calculator based on the paper which Christof brought to our attention, in which marathon performance could be accurately predicted from just two pieces of information; training mileage and average training pace (both over the final eight weeks before the race). Just follow the "Performance Calculator" link on the left, or, if you're lazy, click here. Thanks to Christof, Beth, Charlie and Neil for a very stimulating evening.
Nick Anderson GB Coach - Marathon Talk
Following on from this weeks Club Night where Beth, Charlie & Christof shared their insights to training & running a marathon . Here's another event which will build on what you heard or if you missed this week.
Nick Anderson is a GB Coach and 'official' advisor for the Brighton Marathon this year.
If you want to attend drop Julie an email.
Wednesday 21st January 2015 7-9pm
Nick Anderson Marathon workshop
The Meadows Community Centre, St Catherine’s Road, Cambridge CB4 3XJ
Julie Pashley - Network Activator
Club Night Tonight (Tuesday 13th)
In case you haven't heard, Club Night tonight in the clubhouse after training is a Marathon Special, with three of our marathon runners sharing their perspectives on this unique experience. Bar open for drinks and light refreshments as usual, all welcome, please look in.
Essex League Race 4
The results from Saturday's race and a report with the overall team positions in the league can be found here.
Frostbite League - March
Individual results are in from the March Frostbite (no, that's March the place, I'm not clairvoyant). And good things happened, though not perhaps in great numbers, so overall we didn't place too highly (final scores to be confirmed when published). Report below.
Heroic team manager Adam can't be results collator next month (and, having again driven a huge distance without even getting to run, he probably deserves a break anyway), so if you or a relative/friend/acquaintance is prepared to take the numbers at the finish up at Bourne, please get in touch.
Cambridgeshire County XC Championships 2015
The full results can be found by clicking here once they have been posted.
Essex League Race 4 - Saturday 10th January
PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE FOR THIS EVENT: CHINGFORD
Epping Plain for Juniors & Epping Forest for Seniors.
The Dec. & Jan. venues were swopped after I made the fixture list. Please see the Essex League Facebook page for more details as I haven't been sent any yet. I will post them on the Essex League webpage as soon as I get any.
Late 2014 Roundup
Catching up on the last hurrahs of the 2014 competitive scene, we had some fine racing at the Buntingford 10 and the Waterside 5. The former saw some exceptional feats at the sharp end, with our Victoria Knight taking a superb victory in 59:37. Particularly praiseworthy amongst the chaps, both with sub-60s, were Duncan Coombs, fourth in 58:13, and Matt Slater, sixth in 59:17. For the epic exploits of the rest of our squad of 16, check the full results. Our smaller four-man team at St Neots ran wonderfully too, and it's particularly good to see Tom Johnson take quickest C&C honours after his long injury struggle. Great running everyone.
New Year's Day
All was definitely not quiet on New Year's Day. After the mass assault on Ely to see out the old year, twenty-odd (extremely odd, in fact) C&Cs took on two parkruns in one morning, at Huntingdon and Peterborough (specifically staggered by 90 minutes or so to attract the crazies). And the Ely/Wymondham New Year's double was duly completed by the usual suspects too. I hope everyone has now caught up on any alcohol they may have missed. Happy New Year to all!
Ely New Year's Eve 10K
The C&C army fielded a battalion of no less than 50 for this sunny if chilly club favourite. Stand-out result was 3rd place for Zoe MacDonald, with category prizes for Katie, Mary and Alex too.