Frostbite Friendly League
The last race in this 5mile multi-terrain league is Sunday at Hinchingbrooke Park. Flat and fast in comparison to the recent cross country fixtures. Juniors run 1.5miles. Click here for more details.
English National Cross Country Championships
The results from today's race at Parliament Hill can be found here.
Debunking the physiological myths of endurance running - Wednesday 25th February 7:30-9:30pm
The talk will be given by Dr Dan Gordon from Anglia Ruskin University’s Human Energetics and Performance Centre in Cambridge. Dan is currently Principal Lecturer of Exercise Physiology and Course Leader for Sports Science, but has also acted as a consultant to the UK: Athletics Paralympic team.
The talk is being organised by the GCAN (the Greater Cambridge Athletics Network) and is open to all members of GCAN clubs – both coaches and runners.
To book onto the course please email Julie Pashley firstname.lastname@example.org
The venue is LAB 109, The Lord Ashcroft Building, Anglia Ruskin University, East Street, Cambridge.
Barcelona Half Marathon
A fantastic day for C&C when 13 lucky athletes ran in the Barcelona HM. The race lived up to its fast reputation as Florence Kiplagat broke the world half-marathon record with a 1.05.09, 3 seconds faster than last year in the same event. Tom assured us he tried to keep up with Florence and still managed to finish with an awesome 1.09 PB in 26th. Tom there's always next year! John Uff was the next in for C&C with 1.18 after suffering from a dicky stomach for several days, Neil Tween smashed his PB with a 1.26 :), Nev & Rob followed, then 4 PB's from Chris N, Dan K, Bernie & Chris H. After that Paula, Rich L and Vic Coe while Rachael L finished off the PB tally. I would also like to thank our support team of Jen, Katie and Anne :). It was a great weekend all round as everyone enjoyed one of Europe's best cities whilst competing in a world record breaking race.
Baldock Beast Half Marathon
Who hath slain the mighty Beast of Baldock? Ben Baldelli and Ellen Leggate, that's who. Third and fourth places in their respective races for two of our best athletes, with second and first category places respectively. Ben ran 1:17 and Ellen 1:32, and I am highly impressed. No clubs listed in the results, so add yourself if I've missed you.
Stamford St Valentine's 30K
Having partly recovered from the post-Valentine's ménage à cinq-cent quatre-vingt-sept for road runners at Stamford yesterday (though retaining some residual chafing and soreness), I'm now able to report briefly on the goings-on. As you no doubt know (or should find out), this is a beautiful race on a rural course in South Lincs and Rutland - skylarks, red kites and all - but it rolls, and keeps on rolling, ready to trap the unknowing who push a little too hard early on. A fine gauge of marathon fitness and ability to sustain personal suffering. That said, we all survived, and some survived magnificently, most notably Ian Richardson, whose 2:06 is beyond my imagining (second V50 too), and Ultra Katie Samuelson, with a 2:12 for twelfth place. What's more, everyone except me (2:35), Carmel McEniery (2:36), Paul Jones (2:30) and Ultra Darren Gillman (2:19) picked up PBs - well done Stacy Wheat (2:29), Stuart Matthews (2:31), Chris Poole (2:31), Sam Lewsey (2:37), Iona Graham Hagg (2:50) and Dan Bayles (3:51). Red roses all round.
Ryston Grand Prix Race 5
Just three regulars this month. All vet men. Well done for continuing to fly the C&C flag. Click here for results.
St Neot's Half Marathon Entries Open Saturday 14th February
Entries open at 6am tomorrow Saturday 14th February for the HM which takes place on Sunday 15th November 2015. In 2014, the race was full up within a few hours.
Entry is at http://nicetrievents.com/events/st-neots-half-marathon/
An explanation from a Riverside runner is that its been run by Riverside Runners with the same race director Helen for years and she has decided to hand it over. Nicetri events is run by Keith who is a lifelong riverside member who has vast experience in organising tri events and running events and has offered to take over the organisation.
To cope with the increased number of entrants (1,500) there will be some road closures, and there will be a transfer system in place until 6 weeks prior to the event.
Brighton Marathon Places - any takers?!
Hi all, looking for a marathon place?! The fantastic charity I work for Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT) has a limited amount of places for The Brighton Marathon on 12th April. If you have been training and haven't managed to bag yourself an entry into a mara then this is the one for you! Having ran it previously I know that it is an awesome race! respond on here if you would like to run for ACT and I will put you in touch with my colleague. p.s. £300 minimum sponsorship. Thanks Carla x
club night tonight (10th)
Our delayed club night gathering will now be in the Granta pub tonight after training. Get the mist out of your bones in relaxed surroundings. All welcome.
Track closed tonight, Tuesday 3rd February
Just heard from the University that the track will be closed tonight. The snow isn't expected to melt except to get a watery sheen and then it's predicted to freeze again later. The paths around the West site and track are likely to be much the same. The city centre is usually better in times like this.
Sad news of an all-time worst performance in the Frostbite League, on the muddy trails of Bourne Woods. Not to say the nine of us didn't do the vest credit; on a freezing, swamplike, windblown course the performances were epic, but the bare facts are that we were second-last yesterday, with just PACTRAC behind us (oddly, they provided the race winner) and a yawning gap to our next rivals. Nine not being a team, we gained some penalty points, but the problem was the epic scale of the C&C no-show. On the plus side, we all scored, so hats doffed sombrely and an alphabetic roll of honour to Russell Atkinson (quickest C&C in 53rd), Diana Braverman, Michael Brentnall, Ben Chamberlain (twice representing the club in two days), Clare Hall, Barbara Hughes, Andy Irvine, Carmel McEniery (first C&C female) and Mick Ward. The memorial will be carved accordingly. Fortunately no children were there to witness it.
Watford Half Marathon
I completely failed to clock that our Victoria Knight won this big event today until I saw the results -- I trailed in a little later, somewhat the worse for wear after the repeated sharp hills and hideous headwind in the first half... all good marathon training though!
Essex League Team Results
C&C take 6 of the 10 team titles. 34 individuals completed the league i.e. finished 4 of 5 races. We've come a long way in three seasons. In 2012-13, 8 individuals completed the league. Click here to read more.
Help for club's 10k and Cambridge half marathon
We have two local road races coming up which need the club’s help. Please look at the requests below and help if you can, particularly for the club's 10k which is an important event for us.