Thursday, 31 October 2013
Sunday, 27 October 2013
A cloudy day, meant Mt Buninyong was shrouded in fog for the start of this new event- the King of the Mountain. A 5.5km climb to the top is rewarded with great views as the clouds cleared away, and a fast down hill to finish a lovely fundraising event. Over 200 competitors ,walking or running made this a successful inaugural event for the village of Buninyong, as part of the Good Life Festival.
John Blair finished in just over the hour so gradually getting some fitness back.
Saturday, 26 October 2013
Friday, 25 October 2013
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Handicap Winner Based on Result
Winner Gwenda Williams, 3:56 inside her previous best
Runner-up Andrew Spencer, 2:25 inside his predicted time
WMA Winner Men Based on highest %
Winner Matt Kingston-Lee, 77.60% at Notts Half
Runner up Paul Davidson, 77.23% at Spalding
WMA Winner Women Based on highest %
Winner Catherine Payne, 76.35% at St Ives 10k
Runner up Abi Schofield, 71.19% at the Bedford Half
Best Newcomer Coaches choice
Winner: Rob Howbrook 3 races, percentage climbing will be over 70% next year
Runner up: Chris England PB every race
Biggest Improvement Coaches Choice
Winner: Paul Rushie Rushworth for beating an 11 year old PB in London
Runner Up: Scott Jones for a year of PB’s
Special mention: Holly Durham great times but we can’t tell if it is an improvement or if she was that good to start with!
Member of the year
Winner: Gerry Hyde
Runner up: Paul Rushworth
Voted for at the meeting by the members
The Brackenbury10 Km Run is through the forests surrounding this once bustling gold mining town of the mid-19th century, where forestry and farming has now replaced gold mining.
The Brackenbury 10 Km Run is not an easy course with quite large changes in altitude many times during the run. But the delights of the Australian bush with its myriad of native bird and animal life will distract the runner from the arduous exercise of the course. GRC’s John Blair was delighted to finish as third man home in a time of 61:20
Now in its 25th year, the Folksworth 15 has grown to become one of the most popular local races especially for spring marathon training.
The route is takes in some great scenery over two laps of an undulating course, all on country roads. With three fairly steep hills on each lap the course is testing, yet the hills do not deter runners returning year after year to take part. The Folksworth 15 has become an annual race fixture for many runners and is a great training race. . www.yaxleyrunners.org.uk/folksworth-15/
Each year they receive very positive feedback which has given the Folksworth 15 its reputation of a well organised, well marshalled race with a technical top for all runners. Entries do fill up quickly and they usually reach their limit of 500 before the closing date, so please enter early to avoid disappointment.
Monday, 21 October 2013
GRC member Paul Rushworth travelled to the Pennines to take part in the Milltown to Moors Half Marathon in Oldham. The race left Oldham Town Centre before climbing four miles out to the moors around Saddleworth. The hilly nature of the course continued through the full 13.1 miles. Paul finished in 1:38.
Peterborough Parkrun #12, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Saturday 19 October 2013.
In pursuit of a quick 5K course, Grantham Running Club's Matthew Kingston-Lee headed to Peterborough to take part in Peterborough parkrun #12, held on Saturday 19 October. The fledgling parkrun may only be its third month but the picturesque and immaculately maintained Ferry Meadows Country Park is no stranger to 5k events, being one of the venues of the Peterborough 5K Grand Prix Series.
The free-to-enter 5K timed run utilises one small lap of Lynch Lake and two larger laps taking in a tour around Overton Lake. The course, which has a UK Athletics 'Course Accuracy Certificate' is run entirely on tarmac and is virtually pancake flat save for a short rise and descent over a small bridge. With KM markers and a plentiful quota of enthusiastic volunteer marshals, Peterborough parkrun very much had a race feel in terms of the slick organisation.
Matthew took off at the start in exuberant fashion, perhaps a little too enthusiastic as he took the lead after two hundred meters and headed the field after the opening kilometer by several seconds. He led until around halfway when Darren Preston caught and passed Matthew, eking out a small gap that Matthew was unable to close down as he struggled to maintain pace in the final kilometer. Matthew crossed the finish line in second position, clocking 17:21, which was frustratingly one second outside his 5K / parkrun PB, but was pleasingly 43 seconds faster than his previous fastest parkrun of 2013.
Friday, 18 October 2013
Entry is now open for the Annual Retford Half Marathon and Family Fun Run which is taking place on Sunday March 9th 2014. The event comprises of the main 13.1m Half Marathon (min age 17), and an approx 2m Family Fun Run (min age 7 – under 10s must be accompanied by an adult).
NEW FOR 2014!!
The 2014 Retford Half Marathon and Fun Run, which is organised by Retford Athletic and Running Club, will start and finish at a new base at Retford Oaks Academy, Babworth Road, Retford (DN22 7NJ). Start time for the Half Marathon is 10.00am, with the Family Fun Run starting at 10.15am.
In addition to the new base which offers excellent facilities for runners and their supporters, in response to feedback we have also worked with Barnsley Premier Leisure, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire County Council to make a number of some small alterations to the Half Marathon route to improve the course, and to improve safety for runners.
We are also introducing "chip timing" for the first time in the event's history, and we're increasing the race entry limit to 700.
PRIZES, TROPHIES & MEMENTOES
In the Half Marathon Prizes and Trophies will be presented to the first three Males and first three Females, with Trophies presented to each Female and Male winner in the various age group categories (only one individual prize and trophy per runner)
Each entrant completing the Half Marathon will receive a commemorative *Technical T-shirt.
In the Family Fun Run prizes will be presented to the first three under 17's, and all entrants will receive a medal. A Schools Team Trophy will be presented to the first school to have 3 pupils finish the Fun Run.
Online registration for both the Half Marathon and Fun Run is now open on the Run Britain/UK Athletics website. To register online gowww.runbritain.com/races and enter key word "retford", or alternatively use the direct links below.
Direct Retford Half Marathon link
Direct Retford Half Marathon Family Fun Run link
Postal registration is also available using the postal entry forms (attached) which are also available on the event webpage at www.retfordac.co.uk/retford-half-marathon-c29.html
ENTRY FEE, START TIME & RACE LIMIT
The entry fee for the Half Marathon is £16 for UKA Affiliated runners, and £18 for Un-affiliated runners. - £2 extra on the day (if places available). Entry into the Fun Run is £3.
Each Half Marathon and Fun Run Entry fee includes a donation to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, our chosen charity for the event.
The start time for the Half Marathon is 10.00am, with the Family Fun Run starting at 10.15am.
The race limit for the Half Marathon has this year been increased to 700, however the race tends to fill up quickly therefore we would encourage runners to register as soon as possible.
BLUEBELL WOOD CHILDREN'S HOSPICE
Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice is our chosen charity for the 2014 Retford Half Marathon and Family Fun Run. If you would like to run on behalf of Bluebell Wood and raise much needed funds please let us know if you would like us to send you a sponsorship pack including a free Bluebell Wood running vest. For more information on Bluebell Wood please visitwww.bluebellwood.org
Blizard Physiotherapy, sponsors of the 2013 Retford Half Marathon, will once again be sponsoring the event and will be on hand on the day offering massages and advice, and will be providing further details of their services ahead of the event. For more information visit www.blizardphysiotherapy.co.uk
VISIT US ON FACEBOOK
Please visit the Retford Half Marathon Facebook site to keep up-to-date with important information about the event, to look at pictures/results etc from previous Retford Half Marathon's, and to post questions to the race organisers. www.facebook.com/retfordhalf
If you have any questions about the event please contact the event organisers using this dedicated event mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org
We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us at this event and that you have a wonderful day!
Retford Half Marathon 2014 Organising Committee
Event website: www.retfordac.co.uk/retford-half-marathon-c29.html
Visit our Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/retfordhalf
*Technical T-Shirts for all pre-registered entrants, but subject to availability for "on the day" entrants.
As previous entrants into the Sleaford Half Marathon and/or the Sleaford
Striders Summer 10k we thought you might be interested in the
2014 Sleaford Half Marathon and 3km Family Fun Run. We have been granted a
UKA race license (Number 2014-10581) and online entries are now open.
The race takes place at our usual venue (RAF Cranwell) on Sunday 23rd
February 2014. Unfortunately this year we have had to increase entries to
£15 for UKA affiliated runners and £17 for non-affiliated runners. However,
the good news is that this year there is there is no additional admin fee
for online entry - in previous years this was
£2 so effectively online prices have stayed the same.
The race will be chip timed with numbers/chips to be picked up on the day of
the race. Full details of the race are available on our website -
www.sleafordhalf.com and the latest news will be posted on Facebook -
www.facebook.com/sleafordhalfmarathon and via twitter (@sleafordhalf). We
will update the website with entry details (and an entry form) very soon.
Online entry this year is via the RunBritain website -
Please note you WILL need your UKA affiliation number to register as an
affiliated runner. Entries for teh 3km Family Fun Run will be on the day
If you have any queries or wish to be taken off this email list, please
Happy running and hopefully we'll see you in February,
The Sleaford Half Race Team
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Monday, 14 October 2013
Thursday, 3 October 2013
This event will be held on Wednesday 23rd October at the Railway Club starting at 19:30. It is your chance to hear what your club has been doing and help shape the next 12 months, all the committee positions are up for re-election and we will have a few decisions to make. We will also be honouring our athletes who have excelled this season. Can you check your own times under the "Season's Best" are accurate so that you don't miss out. Also check out the membership page for more details. AGM The London marathon club ballot ticket will also be drawn, if you are a first claim UKA member and are interested in applying please check our training page for more details