Just a reminder that they’ll be no runs from the sports centre on Thursday 29th June 2017 as it’s the 3rd of the Motivation Series (Combe I).
Emma Wilcox – 2:09:32
55km with 4000m ascent. Part of UK sky running series over Welsh 3000ft summits
Tony Burke – 16 hours & 54 mins (far from last as lots of DNF’s)
Joanne Burke (7.5 mile course with 1000 ft ascent) – 1 hour 43 minutes (6th v50)
Tony Burke (16 mile course with 2000 ft ascent) – 3 hours 44 minutes (in Tony’s word “not quick but I wasn’t last & it was very hot”)
All members will have had an email about the club BBQ on Saturday 1st July.
If you are coming and have dietary requirements (such as veggie) please email the social account (social@alchester-runningclub.
Venue is The Red Cow in Chesterton – 2pm kick off with food served around 3:30pm.
Motavation – entries now available if you didn’t do the bulk entry- see details below & the attachment.
“We are now in a position where we can open up for new entries for the remaining races, though we will continue to monitor whether we need to close entries based on numbers running in future races.
Before we announce this widely, and as I know that some of you have new members or others who missed the earlier closing date, can I give your members the opportunity to enter for all three remaining races for a single fee of £15. [If they should wish to enter for just one race, they should use the standard entry form that will be posted on our website, or enter on the night – single race entry fee £10.]
I attach a form that they should use and which is specially designed; please can you ask any such members to send their entries in individually by post to James Moss by the stated closing date, together with their cheque. To avoid any potential embarrassments in view of the special entry fee, these entries may not be made on the night.”
Well that was a hot one! We got all 30 runners relatively unscathed.
30+ degrees at times, no air or breeze and very little shade on most legs.
A run that will go down in Alchester & many other clubs folklore.
Results attached – the “Red Team” only 3 minutes off what would have been a well deserved 3rd place.
Tony & Joanne Burke ran St Albans Half Marathon on Sunday – short report below:
“My slowest ever , but did it as time on feet trainer) in. 2:28…excellent well supported and marshalled lovely road route . Recommend it with Ice Lolly at end. It was Hot and hilly!
Joanne did the walking start and walked it in 3:30″
Windy! It’s an airfield so probably didn’t expect anything less! Try pushing a buggy around it….
Interesting course if you’re over 35 and remember the Cold War and the F1 11’s taking off to go and bomb Libya and other such countries in the 1980’s. It’s also now where Thames Valley police learn how to deal with crime in Reading by the looks of it.
- Rob Evans – chip time of 1:43:49.8
- Kevin French – 3rd Male – chip time of 37:44.8
- Sam Suter – chip time of 46:47 – think looking at results could well be 2nd senior lady
- Gary Warland (and Hamish) – we had to start at the back – chip time of 49:00.5
- Fiona Warland – chip time of 41:55 – first race back post baby