Ackworth Road Runners
269 event entries last month - highest of the year - with a record 160 parkruns completed. Total mileage of 1191m reflected the preponderance of 5k/10ks. Richard Smart claimed top spot for the most events and miles (8 / 36,4m). 20 pbs were recorded - 3 each for Helen Wainwright, Maggie Hawksworth and 2 each for Paul Law, Sandy George and Jim Spencer. 12 year best times - 2 each for Lynne Sedgwick and Guy Leech.
Pontefract parkrun #131 
Leeds Christmas 10k 
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Weekly 5k timed run in Pontefract racecourse - 9am start.
WINTERSETT: 9:00am start - 9m easy run for marathon training or those who want to build mileage
3rd Jonathan Routledge
10th Rob Ward
14th Gail Wrangles
18th Lynne Sedgwick
24th John Cairns
28th Mick Chapman
30th Jenny Dews
Meet at the Pavillion at Carr Bridge Playing Fields
Saturdays at Parkrun
Diary date for next year - Friday 21st February - same venue as last year - Burntwood
Our Chairman, Chris Taylor, presented a cheque for £500 to representatives of the Hospice before a Saturday parkrun. The money was raised from the proceeds from the Priory 10k.
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A real close result in the Open League with Mark Mills jumping to the top following his 6th spot overall at Edwinstowe. A good event for the Holts also with Neil's first sub 40 10k lifting him 1 point clear of Craig Daniels, and Vicky moving up to 2nd in the Ladies Open League. Check out the full tables here
A massive entry for race 1 - luckily the venue coped well, as did the organisation. We had an excellent turnout (23 men, 15 ladies) - with hopefully even more in two weeks time. Quite a few photos posted on the Club's Facebook page - check them out. From the sidelines it looked as though Charlie Lines was well up as our first finisher and Liz Burrows our first lady. Both received excellent support from the rest of the team. Should be an exciting event this year.
Completed Report available here.
Last Update: 8/12/13 - 18:20
Ian Hill, our Thursday coach was the Regional Winner of the England Athletics Serivices to Coaching Award 2013. Ian is a Level 4 high jump coach and has been coaching athletics for over 27 years. He is currently part of the National Coach Development Programme at England Athletics for High Jump and has played an active role in his commitment to, not only his own personal professional development but also in sharing his vast experiences and thoughts with his co-mentees and contributing to the continued development of them and the High Jump programme both nationally and regionally.
Ian also holds a Level 3 performance coach license in the LJ, TJ and S&C confirming the depth of his knowledge and expertise.
He has coached junior and senior International athletes, including Steve Linsell to World & European Vets medals and was also the coach to Martin Bernard (GB senior International and European Indoor Bronze medallist).
Ian has given a tremendous amount of commitment and support to the development of athletes and coaches in the Yorkshire & Humberside region and remains a key lead deliver in the majority of the coach education programmes that are currently being run by EA.
Don't miss this Thursday's training session - it could include jumping over the car park gate as part of a new warm up routine! This week its 'downhill' training - makes a change!
PONTEFRACT PARKRUN: This week several of our members ran as pacers to help others achieve their pbs - thanks to Craig Daniels, Adrian Leach, Pat Wood & Lee Hopkins (the latter two also helping with "leaf clearing". Our latest member, Simon Newton finished 4th overall in 17:20 whilst our youngest male, Eddie Neale produced an outstanding performance (19:33) to knock almost 1 minute off his pb. Year best times went to Adrian Byrom (21:07), Mick Knowles (21:19) and our first lady finisher, Liane Warren (21:32). We had 29 members in the field of 172.
We had one of the largest club turnouts of recent years with 47 runners enjoying the superb late Autumn sunshine with good conditions underfoot. Its not really a pb course but several members had great results. We had 2 top 10 finishers with Mark Mills in 6th place (38:47) and Neil Holt 8th in a new pb of 39:12. 15 year old Eddie Neale showed his immense promise finishing in a superb pb time of 43:50. Year best times went to Rob Ward, Adrian Leach and Liane Warren. Diane Widdowson ran her best 10k for over 3 years, Amanda McKinnell was 2 secs outside a pb and Vic Adams may have got a pb??? Several members ran their first 10k of the year, with several, as a result, qualifying for Awards. Becci Winter was our first lady finisher. Great to see Brian Dodd turning out for the second week running. Good runs in all the age categories enabled us to win the first awarding of a new Team Shield plus a couple of boxes of choccies. Well done to everyone.
Post race, 38 went to the Forest Lodge Hotel to enjoy Xmas lunch and a drink. all in all a superb day. We've already booked in for next year. Paul Law got the award for the best placed male - as he sat at a table of ladies.
Many thanks to Clare Hill and Karen Youel for organising the meal and coach.
Thanks to everyone who turned up on Tuesday for the meeting. More info will be added asap.
TUESDAY: 7pm start
THURSDAY: 7pm start
Nicky Henshaw and Helen Wanwright had great times running this night time half marathon in Vegas - lucky ladies.
Loads of photos on our Facebook Page
Adrian Leach is still amassing mileage with a staggering 829 miles completed in 124 events. Will Richard Smart and Martyn Stearn pass the finish line to join our other 4 finishers? Richard needs just another 6 miles while Martyn needs 34. Latest positions
53 members have now qualified for awards - a record number - hopefully all will be looking to obtain their tickets for the Awards Dinner as soon as available. Helen Wainwright still heads the most improved followed by Richard Smart. A total of 19 members improved on their 2012 performance over the 3 qualifying distances (10k/10m/Half Marathon).
LEEDS CHRISTMAS 10K had 3 partygoers - Adrian Leach,, Rose Wigglesworth and Ron Dyson - bit of practice for January's Peco?
Peco Race 2: Golden Acre Park - 11 am start
Many of you will know Simon Newton from his prominence as one of the regular front runners at Pontefract parkrun. He recently joined us as a 2nd claim member and has commenced coaching sessions at the Dorothy Hyman Stadium at Cudworth on a fortnightly basis for SRC. He has opened this up to any of our members (a few have already been along). Simon is a Level 2 EA coach for endurance running so they will be good,hard sessions. This week you will be working at your mile pace starting with 4 x400m laps doing descending intervals down to 400m then after a rest, doing it again! Sounds good! Changing facilities available at the stadium (S72 8LH). The stadium charge is £3.50. Simon has put details on our Facebook page.
There will still be our usual Thursday hill/speed sessions with Ian and Pat.