Wimpole Belts 10k (and picnic) - Wednesday 5th July
The third running of the Wimpole Belts 10k open to all C&C'ers. This is our annual picnic too. So after you have caned the off-road, gently rolling course around Wimpole Estate, you can meet in the park for a picnic. £3 to enter and register on the day ready for a 6:45 start. I could also do with a few helpers to register, marshal and even one to help set course up. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Huntingdon parkrun OFF
Saturday 13th May. Another event in the park.
Wings for Life
This was an epic race once again. For those not in the know, everyone sets off running, then after 30 mins David Coultard sets off in pursuit by car, and speeds up bit by bit. When he catches you, you're out, and your distance is recorded; last one still running wins. And this is done simultaneously in races all over the globe, with collated results. So it's a 10K jog or a full-on ultramarathon, as you please, with splendid support along the way from (patient!) villagers (and a good few of our own), and all the entry fees going to charity courtesy of Red Bull's phenomenal marketing budget. Highly recommended.
Top spot this year was Axel with a devastating 62.25km to claim 3rd place of nearly 3000, but we had a slew of top age category results too. Thanks to Carmel especially for help in collating the results.
Bank Holiday Round-Up
Lots of excellent racing over the bank holiday weekend (despite absolutely everyone warming up with a post-Kevin Henry parkrun, seemingly), so here's a quick update.
First up - Fen Drayton 10K, a brilliant, friendly, village race. C&C took a brilliant double victory - Chris Darling won by over a minute in 33:49, and Nicola McBride completed the sweep with a 42:01. Rachel Pritchard took third (some results issues here), and Ben Meadows tenth (41:07). Click for Al's podium pics.
North to King's Lynn, and the GEAR 10K, which is a big race attracting a high-class field. Top-fifties there for Neil Tween and Lynn Roberts. Category third place for Lynn too, with Mike Brentnall (4th) and Charlie Ritchie (7th) featuring prominently in age-group standings.
Monday now, and The BRJ Huntingdon Lord Mayor's race, a five-miler on the course of the last Frostbite, yielded more silverware thanks to a brilliant second place from Andrew Shields (30:06). Back over in Norfolk, the Breckland 10K saw a couple of PBs - James Whitehorn (37:56 on C&C debut) took seventh, with Tim Phipps (38:55) in tenth (and also first V50). And finally, a solo Simon Warburton nabbed an easy first-C&C at the MK Half.
Loads too many racing to mention them all - browse the results for the rest. Well done all.