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.
Last Sunday a group of Erewash runners volunteered to marshall the last 5 kilometres of this year's England Kilomathon. We did this on the understanding that any financial reward would be donated to Karen Hodgson as she attempts to win medals at the forthcoming World Transplant Games in Goteborg.
I think some people I know need this course more than others.
Plas Y Brenin are offering a weekend OMM training course, all for £160.
Seems to cover just about everything, including how to survive the overnight camp. Ear plugs would be my advice.
Read all about it here.
A request has been received from NOTTS AC for help at a couple of prestigous events coming up in the next couple of weeks.
So if you are at a loose end why not go along and help out
You could always run there and back afterwards!
The English schools Cross country Champs are being held at Wollaton Park on Saturday 19 March, if you have anyone at your club who is interested in marshalling please contact myself or John Knight (Notts AAA Sec)
Great footage of the Midland Cross Country Championships. Check out the guy in blue who face plants in to the mud.
The winner this year is KAREN HODGSON.
Karen has been an inspiration to all athletes and not just those at our club. She has proved that, no matter what trials and tribulations stand in ones way, she has the strength and courage to make the most of the situation and just get on with life.
For those who want a challenge this year, what about the Fell Running Championships 2011? Below is a taster from the 2009 championships.
Karen Hodgson has been selected for the World Transplant Games in Goteborg, Sweden from 17th to 24th June 2011.
Her selection was based on her excellent performance at the British Transplant Games last year.
Good luck to Karen, who will be competing in both track and cycling events.
The winner of this year's E.R.I.C. was, surprise, surprise !! Matty Brennan who seems to be sweeping the board on everything this year. Well done Matty.
Commiserations to Kevin Roughton who ran him a close second with Colin Lewis back in third.