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.
A couple of years ago one of our stalwart (another word for MAD) runners took up a teaching post in Japan.
This little note was received via the website.
If you read this Jim ...
A MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU.
FROM ALL AT THE CLUB.
Many thanks to Melanie Brennan for a great night out.
(must be worth a few points!)
It was a night of two halves:
QUASAR - This saw us charging around a darkened maze with things resembling sub-machine guns and trying to shoot your opponents as much as possible without getting shot yourself. We split into two teams (and our team won which we won't mention!).
Good luck to our teams in the OMM this weekend.
Neil/Matt and Phil/Nick are in the Long Score.
George/Anne are in the Medium Score.
Richard/Karen are in the Short/Score (but look like pulling out due to illness).
Cecilia/Caroline are in the C Class.
The Dartmoor mist will make things interesting.
We are planning a quaser and bowling night. Details from Mel below:
Date: Thursday 4th November (time to be decided)
We get 3 games of quaser and bowling (i.e. 2 of one and one of the other). We have suggested 2 quaser and 1 bowling, but we can work with whatever people prefer.
Food is also included.
Thanks very much to the seventeen who came along for our annual fun handicap race. After the usual moaning and groaning about start times everyone seemed to "enjoy" the race.
The well deserved winner this year was Matty Brennan who, not only finished first but started last!!! Can someone please devise a plan to slow him down ???
All results are in the "Championship" section.
Watch this space for a "new style" handicap next year
Many thanks to all who took part in this year's competition.
Special thanks to Kevin Roughton and Anne Brownhill who turned out for every race.
Congratulations go to Kevin Roughton and Neil Weightman - tying for first place with 22 points each. Followed closely by Anne Brownhill in third place just one point behind on 23.
See you all again next summer.
Full scores are in the "Championship" section.
If you are looking to achive a specific time over a set distance, this pace prediction chart may help you achieve your goal.
Once again another excellent race with almost 100 competitors. Even the weather was kind.
Once again both male and female records have gone!
Bruce Rayside from Notts AC broke the twenty minute barrier with a superb 19:22.
Sarah Harris from Long Eaton RC was first lady with an impressivre 22:07.
All results are here.
Karen Hodgson is competing in the European Heart & Lung Transplant Games from the 30th June to the 4th July in Växjö, Sweden.
She is competing for the UK in a variety of running and cycling events.
See details of the games here: http://www.ehltgames.com.
Good luck Karen, and we hope you are laden down with trophies on the plane home!
Unfortunately we have to announce that the proposed Club relay attempt on the Bob Graham Round is now not going to take place this year due to an inability to arrange a date suitable for sufficient club members to take part. We hope to have another go at arranging this or something in a similar vein for next year.
Almost every year the club used to organise a 'Club Relay', namely The Pennine Way, The Coast to Coast, Offa’s Dyke etc.