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.
After a trying winter with all the trauma as to whether races would take place or if the weather finally won out the final race took place last Sunday at Darley Park. The points have been duly tallied all be it a slightly shortened championship winners have been decided.
Younger Division Tom Stokes
Older Division Richard Hyde
Ladies Division Caroline Wickham
Well done to the three winners and thanks to all who entered this years races.
I was born a week last Sunday and my name is Esmee Aroha Wendy Brennan.
My mum and Dad belong to your club... Am I too young to join as a family member??
We would like to create a section on the website where members can tell us all about themselves.
Just a couple of hundred words telling us your likes/dislikes, what you do for a living, hobbies, family, why you took up running, achievements, goals etc. in fact anything about YOU. A (publishable!) photograph would be welcome.
Please send your submissions to Richard or George in any format, bit of paper, disc etc. and we will sort it.
Thanks in anticipation.
At the annual Buffet/Dance/Presentation Evening on Saturday 23rd January all outstanding trophies were awarded for 2009.
All full results are elsewhere in the website so this is just a resum'e.
Tony Trembirth Award. Richard Hyde
E.R.I.C. Trophy Richard Hyde
Senior Men Matty Brennan
Men 50 - 59 Brian Goodall
Men over 60 Maurice Davey
Each year all club members are invited to vote for a member of the club who, in their opinion, has contributed or enhanced the well being of the club or perhaps has completed some monumental task during the year.
The very popular winner, this year, was RICHARD HYDE.
Hi, my name is Karen and I'm a member of the club but I rarely attend on a Wednesday night as being a mere 10 minute miler I worry about slowing others down. I can run a bit faster than that but you know what I mean!
I am hoping to find others who run at my pace but who would like to improve, so we can meet up on club night for a run.
So, whether you're an existing member, or would like to join the club, please get in touch if you would like to run with me.
My email address is karenjhodgson @ hotmail.com (please remove spaces around the @).
The final scores for the Fell Champs of 2009 are now in the "Championships" Section. The editor delayed putting these in to allow for the usual complaints etc. from certain members of the Fell Running Fraternity!
Well done to Richard Hyde for winning both categories with commiserations to Matty for coming second in yet another club competition! (Rumour has it that Richard only won because he took part in most events!!!). One supposes that is the way it should be ... If you don't take part you can't win!
Many thanks to all who braved the snowy weather for our annual jog round Long Eaton and Sandiacre to see the Christmas Lights on Wednesday 23rd. Everyone managed to get round in one piece!!
An excellent buffet was neatly laid out by Shirley, Melanie and others which was very welcome after "ploughing" through the snow.
The recipients of the two automatic entries for The London Marathon were Simon Pitts and Andy Clayton ... We are sure they will do us proud!!
The very deserving winner of this year's E.R.I.C. Trophy was Richard Hyde.
Not only did he take part in most events this year he also had time to create our new website AND create most of the reports (others take note!!!)
He also (after considerable stress!!) organised a very good barn dance.
Full results HERE
There is now a quality outdoor clothing and equipment shop in Belper. Four Seasons Outdoors (http://www.fourseasonsoutdoors.co.uk/) has a good range of top brands for walkers, runners and cyclists. They also have a stock of climbing equipment.
If you're on your way to the Peak District and need some last minute kit, this is the perfect place to stop off and stock up.
The 46-year-old former Retford-based social worker clocked a healthy two hours and 21 minutes in the Robin Hood race at Nottingham.
The club barn dance on Saturday September 5th was a great success. Thanks to everyone who attended and helped prove that runners can't dance!
Slightly blurred photographs below... they must have been moving too fast.
Congratulations to Andy Clayton for winning this year's handicap, you will most probably be a marked man from now on!!!
It must be noted that Andy could possibly have won by default ... Both favourites to win did not heed the warnings and therefore paid the price of not reconnoitring the route beforehand and ran a bit further than they needed to !!!!!
We shall not mention Maurice falling over and , therefore, hindering his chance of winning!
An excellent turnout of 28 runners competed in some or all of the four races this year.
Again, it was a very close run thing with JEFF GIFFORD pipping Maurice Davey by just One Point!
The breakdown of races were:
3 runners completed l 4 races.
6 runners completed 3 races
9 runners completed 2 races.
10 runners completed 1 race.
This year's cards are now in the process of being issued by England Athletics.
If you don't receive yours within the next couple of weeks please mention to a committee member.
1. More entry forms require your membership number ... no number no race discount!!
2. Many sports shops give discounts on production of this card.