New info re this race in thwe "Events" section.
Don't forget that we are running away from the club on Wed June 20th. Let new members know in particular that numbers at Friesland will be light next week.
We are meeting at the Robin Hood pub and running the route of the fell race. Get more details here.
If you're one of the various injured runners, why not try an Dark & White evening orienteering mountain bike event in the peaks. Quite a few coming up in the next few months. Great fun, a bit different and keeps you fit.
Karen is runnng the London Marathon this year. In her own words:
Everyone says I'm crazy but I'm running the London Marathon 2012. Nervous? Me? I may even be the first woman heart transplantee to run it - no pressure then!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2011/2012 Cross Country Championships
Younger Division --------- Matty Brennan
Older Division ---------Steve Wickham
Overall ---------Caroline Wickham
This award is in memory of our great friend Tony who has been "gone" almost eight year now.
The recipient is chosen by the rank and file who, in their opinion, has achieved something outstanding during the year.
A very good evening was had by all who attended our annual "do" last night at The Roal Oak, Ockbrook.
The food, once again, was excellent and the beer went down a treat.
We all managed to hear ourselves speak, with just soft music in the background and not the deafening discos of the past.
The presentations went off without too many problems (See other places in the website for details)
Stuart & Jim won the light hearted quiz (If anyone wants to organise the next one make sure it is not geographical !!!)
Here's a Garmin route created by Matt. If you think it would be useful to include these on the site let us know and we can do it for races and training runs alike.
After last nights exhaustive discussions we agreed on the following for our EVRC Fell Champs 2012 counting races:
A great night was had by all on Wednesday with our annual run round Sandiacre to see the house decorations AND we almost all stuck together!!! Thanks to "Smiler" for organising the route (looks like you have a job for life!).
This was followed by an excellent buffet and beer upstairs afterwards. Thanks to all who contributed.
The usual draw for the club "London" places took place. These were won by Dennis Parker and Simon Pitts. Great things are now expected from these two!!.
(Apologies for the picture quality)
Very many congratulations to Clare Labram and Andy Watson on the birth of their son Edwasd Arthur.
Is this a fell runner in the making??
To all members of EVRC -
Some of you may have heard that I actually managed to bring back not just one but THREE medals from the World Transplant Games.
If you need hill training, why not try it on a mountain bike?
Dark & White are offering the following on 3rd August 2011...
A 2 hour evening Bike O run along slightly different lines to the traditional score/route choice style event. Starting from a central point, there are 6 routes to follow all of which go uphill. Each uphill has control points (SPORTident boxes) in ascending order of value i.e. the higher you go the greater the points!
Karen got her first medal in Gothenburg, at the World Transplant Games in the 3K women's run. She was up against stiff competition so did extremely well.
She has now got a silver in the 1500m.
Video of the finish of the 3K below. Jump to 4 minutes in. She was raced to the finish by 2 runners close behind her but managed to hold her position.
Apparently the AWAY-DAY was a resounding success centred in and around The Bell & Harp somewhere near Duffield/Coxbench. Everyone is looking forward to the next one !!
Some photos submitted by Gary Newham ... If anyone has more please send to George, usual address.
Having studied back injuries for a while now, I'd seriously recommend that you stretch your psoas muscles regularly to avoid injury.
This muscle attaches to the femor and lumbar spine. It gets tight through exercise and pulls the lumbar spine forwards. This tilts the pelvis forward and can lead to lumbar injuries such as disk instability, herniated disks, etc. I wish I'd done this years ago!
A good test of a tight psoas is to do the exercise in the video below. If the loose leg does not go lower than the horizontal when it hangs freely then you have a tight psoas.
We have planned one of our now traditional Wednesday nights in May and June when we decamp to a local hostelry and go for a social run around a few tracks and trails.
The terrain will be gentle with maybe only one or two easy climbs and distance wise it will be approx 6miles. There will be a couple of routes provided for a faster and a slower group and you will have a group leader with a map with you for good measure.
So not too strenuous and you won't get lost, promise.
The first date is Wed 25th May.