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Weekly 5k timed run in Pontefract racecourse - 9am start.
Some of our marathoners will be at Trimpell - others should be at Wintersett as usua
1st Graham Charnock
5th Vicky Burrows-Bilton
6th Sarah Rose
7th Tom Watson
8th Paul Law
10th Chris Taylor
11th Aiden Ball
12th Martin Overton
14th Richard Smith
18th David Bell
19th Christine Cope
22nd Joe Somerfield
24th Peter Grimoldy
29th John Burke-Tomlinson
Meet at the Pavillion at Carr Bridge Playing Fields
Another hugely successful event enjoyed by 75 members and guests. A big thank you for everyone who put in time before and on the night making sure everything went smoothly. Excellent food and service again from Burntwood.
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Last Update: 10 March: 22:30
TUESDAY: 7pm start
THURSDAY: 7pm start
Speed Work / Intervals
Following a meeting our Joglers are now doing a shorter version running from the Scottish Border at Berwick back to Ackworth. They are setting off Saturday morning and plan to be back in Ackworth in time for Tuesday training. Plenty of great coastline to take in on the way home.
Group tempo runs
6 members have already booked their flights for a run (half marathon) in the sun (hopefully) towards the end of the year. Anyone else fancing going as a club party? Air fares are currently very good - Monarch from Leeds/Bradford cheapest. The race is on a Saturday. Flights from Leeds on the Thursday currently £56. flights back available on Monday or Thursday for £49 (both exclude baggage - about another£40-50 for return journey). Those going already are returning on the Thursday. We can sort accommodation out in due course - should be reasonable at the time of year. Interested? Speak to Stewart or Ken Barton.
Out teams appear to have been a little depleted due to injury and marathon training, however those who endured the muddy conditions enjoyed the morning. Report now available under Cross Country tab
Revised tables now published following the last Peco race of this series. You have 3 more weeks to record or improve a parkrun time before points are allocated for parkrun Q1. Don't forget the Wakefield 10k - great points opportunity with many doing the Manchester Marathon in the same day.
The bad news is that their won't be a club weekend to Tissington this year - the good news is we are looking to make it a day trip by coach. 40 places have been reserved as a coach/race entry package - names to Stewart please plus £5 deposit - non refundable but transferable. First come first served!
Results starting to come in - our Ladies team has done particularly well and some great individual performances - Preliminary Results to date
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Best caption winner will receive a high resolution copy of the photograph! Many thanks to our photographer Pat Wood.
A record turnput of 312 for the PONTEFRACT PARKRUN "pacer event" included 36 members, several of whom were pacing - and did a great job. No less than 7 pbs were recorded. Joe Leach is getting nearer to going sub 19 with his new best time of 19:18. Becci Winter was the first lady to finish, lowering her pb significantly to 19:52. It was the fastest time by any of our ladies this year. Denise Clark's marathon training is paying dividents with her new pb of 23:26. Andrew Eaton drove 250 miles from Brighton to claim his pb of 24:26 whilst Paul Law had a shorter drive to claim his new time of 25:31. Amanda Wilson and Sarah Rose reaped the rewards of some good training sessions over the last few weeks with times of 27:15 and 29:27 respectively. Jonathan Routledge claimed a 'decade pb of 20;20. Simon Newton was our fiRst home and second overall in a year best time of 16:45. Other year best times went to David Fitzgerald, Lynne Sedgwick and Jeff Denton.
Its the peak Spring marathon training period and our entrants went to 3 separate 20 mile events. 18 went along to the EAST HULL 20 with Simon Newton finishing in 9th place in a time of 2:02:00 - not out long enough to get a sun tan! A considerable number were doing their first race at the distance - well done to Gemma Guy, Ron Dyson, Sandy George - they now have a real taste of what a marathon entails! Great spread of food afterwards for those who had the strength left to eat. Simon won a prize for the 2nd M35 whilst Martyn Stearn watched on as someone else got the M60.
Over at the SPEN 20 were Adrian Byrom (his first 20 miler?) Jonathan Routledge (not even doing a marathon!) and Roy Young (done loads).
The ASHBY 20 attracted Janet Davis and John Booth.
Four members went along to the RETFORD HALF marathon led home by Neil Holt in possibly his 2nd fastest time. Ian "Rocky" Wilson had a years best time.
Pontefract parkrun 
Retford Half 
East Hull 20 
Spen 20 
Ashby 20 
We will be providing volunteer Run Leaders for the Nostell Priory and Parkland Beginners Running Group which is to be held through Spring and Summer on Monday Evenings starting 31 March (6:30 pm - meet in the car park). The National Trust are making a small charge of £2 per session. The sessions are ideal for those who want to build up to completing their first 5k as an initial target.
In addition, the Club is starting Newcomer sessions on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings. Beginners or those wanting to build up to their first 10k are welcome to come along at 6:15 whilst those with more experience (capable of running 5 miles or more) can join our main runs at 7pm. There is no immediate obligation to join the club - try it out for free - let us show you the benefits of running with others who enjoy the sport and keeping fit.
If you want to come along, email the club or ring Stewart on 01977 612677 or 07775 208769
Online entries are now open for this years race on 16th July - 7pm start.
This year we are also running a one lap 5k race in addition to the 2 lap 10k course. Both races will also be chip timed!
Click the Priory 10k link above for more details and online entry link to BookItZone.