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Wetherby 10k: 8 Sep

 

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Latest Race Activity

24 Sep:

parkruns -

  • Nostell [33]

  • Pontefract [21]

  • Brierley Forest [2]

  • Barnsley [2]

  • Rushcliffe [1]

  • Lanhydrock [1]

  • Stratford-upon-Avon [2]

 

25 Sep:

  • Isle of Axholme Half [21]

  • Berlin Marathon [3]

  • Loch Ness Marathon [2]

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Success Stories

New PBs:

100m: Lee Hopkins - Yorks Vets Champs.

5k: Aleks Kubasiak (27:39) - Pontefract parkrun; Simon Bennett (19:42) - Stratford-upon-Avon parkrun

Half Mar.:  Amanda Wilson (2:00:42) - Isle of Axholme

Marathon: Gemma Lund (4:12:47) - Berlin Marathon; Mick Chapman (3:33:28); Jem O'Connor (5:43:33) - Loch Ness

 

Course Best: Shaun Bell (20:18) - Pontefract parkrun

 

Year Best: 5k -  Sarah Wilkinson (28:49) - Nostell parkrun; Rachel Cooke (23:51), Guy Leech (24:47) - Pontefract parkrun

 

 

Prizes:  

Gold Medal (Age Cat) - High Jump -for Lee Hopkins  in the Yorks Vets Champs.

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Autumn Handicap 1 September 2016

Club Policies (Posted 12 Sep)

Two new documents have been added to the Membership Page:

1. Risk Assessment and Health & Safety Policy

2. Social Media Policy.

Members are asked to read these two important documents

Age Performance Awards

(Posted 16 Sep)

To date 75 members have run a 10k/10m/Half Marathon this year and qualified for one of the 7 levels of Awards which will be presented at next year's dinner dance. CLICK HERE

Edwinstowe 10k (Posted 26 Sep)

The extra 75 places all gone. Arrangements for the Xmas Lunch afterwards will be posted shortly. 80 places available at the tables. Lesley Needham organising

Winter Handicap (10m) 8 January (Posted 26 Sep)

Get this in your diary before you inadvertently enter another event!  A free 10m run to get your year off to a great start. For newer runners there will be a 5m option, We will again be starting and finishing at Nostell Priory. Trophies and the first Grand Prix points of 2017 at stake.

Peco Cross Country Dates

(Posted 26 Sep)

The first event of the 2016/17 season is on 27 November at Temple Newsam. This does however clash with the Barnsley 10k - a Grand Prix event. There is nothing we can do about this so its down to individual choice. Other dates are 18 December, 22 January, 19 February and 5th March.

Changes to Training Nights

(Posted 27 Sep)

The growth of the club has been nothing short of fantastic this year with 57 joining since 1 January bringing out total to 222 paid up members. The Committee have looked at ways of improving the how we can best cater for the wide range of abilities attending our mid-week training sessions to help everyone meet their personal goals.

Commencing Tuesday 4 October we will trial holding a single training session starting at 6:30pm. Those attending will be split into groups based on 5k/10k race pace (actual or estimated) with each led by a volunteer ‘run leader’. We will have a specific beginner group for those with little or no running experience.

A program of routes and distances for each group will be published in advance together with the type and purpose of the run.  The onset of the dark evenings means we have a more limited range of routes where we can run under street lights (remember to wear high viz clothing or accessories).  We are also looking at having some of the runs timed as part of a winter event series – which can be used to record personal progress as well as perhaps being competitive! ‘Standard’ run routes will be made available through links on the web site.  

On Thursdays we will still hold the two sessions – at 6:15 and 7:00pm. Both will focus on coaching, hill / speed work and advice / mentoring. The earlier session is aimed at beginner / improver level, the later for the more experienced runners – however you are welcome to attend either one of both. It is probable that some members may wish to simply ‘go for a run’ instead  - to be organised by those in attendance on the night.

Saturdays sees 60-80 members regularly attending local parkruns. Many turn out for a training/social run rather than striving for a pb each week. If you aren’t looking to pb , why not consider volunteering to pace other members or accompany beginners/improvers. This is not meant to usurp official parkrun pacing events and would be on an informal basis between club members. It’s a great way of getting to know other members better and help ease newcomers into the ‘fold’. Any views?

Series race dates have now been confirmed. The first is on 27th November which unfortunately coincides with the Barnsley 10k - a GP event. Nothing we can do - down to individual choice. Other dates are 18 December, 22 January, 19 February and 5th March.

Tissington: 9 Oct:

(Posted 26 Sep)

The coach will leave the Beverley Arms at 7:15 am - please don't leave your vehicles at the pub - use Bell Lane car park. We will set off back when everyone back on the coach! Some may call for a drink at the Masons on return!