Provisional results here
Well it's been a busy few weeks what with the start of the new Grand Prix season, the club awards night and Endure 24 amongst many things so I thought a quick round up was in order and some promotion of upcoming events.
Tuesday 18th June we will be holding the Horton park relays at Horton Country park. As well as requiring some volunteers for marshalling and timing team etc we would also like to enter a few teams of our own if possible. If you are available on the 18th to either help out or run please drop me an email to let me know. The event will start at 7:30pm prompt so you will need to arrive by 19:15 at the latest. With only a week to go please ensure you let me know ASAP so we can ensure we have the numbers required for marshalling etc before we can enter some teams.
I was going to try and keep this short but just how do you keep a run report for an event over 24 hours short? So if you plan on reading this, grab a coffee, get comfy and get reading.
Endure 24 was a complete unknown to me this year, I have run for the past 3 years at both Endure and Thunder Run as part of the relay teams but I wasn’t sure how I would manage to keep going solo for 24 hours, whether or not I would manage to hit my initial 60 mile target and completely uncertain if once I got there if I could carry on. I had always said I would love to hit 100 miles but that target very quickly went out the window after my longest training run of 40 miles round Richmond Park and I quickly revised my second target to just be anything over 60 miles with an eye on 80, anything over 60 was always going to be a bonus. I had spoken to Jason Blair, Richard Goulder and Ann Bath over the previous weeks; all experienced in these silly distance races and decided that I should break the 24 hours down into 20 mile sections with a break between each one.
Doking 10 results below. Congratulations to Jack Holland and David Pimm on winning the past the post and age graded trophies in the mens competion. The womens' past the post was won by Libby and the women's age graded competition won by Mandy Brown. Congratulations Mandy and great to see you return to running grand prix races.
Race report to follow....
After the club 1 mile on Wedneday I will have a selection of oat bars available for everyone to try from a new sports nutrition company- Progress8 (www.progress8.com). I am providing the sports nutrition advice for this new company and they would be very grateful of any feedback on their current bars. All the bars will be free and in return they would really appreciate it if you could complete one of their short forms which I will also bring along.
Good luck everyone, see you at the track on Wednesday!
As one of the people involved in the organisation of the Grand Prix competition in 2013/14 one of my main aims is to increase the participation of our female members in the competition. Whilst 26.2 RRC has a significant active female membership historically the numbers of women participating in the club Grand Prix is low in comparison to the masses of men taking part. With this in mind and off the back of a fabulous turnout at the Hogsmill Ladies 5 last week I wanted to share with you some of my thoughts on why the Grand Prix is great to take part in.
Grand Prix 12 of 2012-13 was any Kingston parkrun in April with your best time across the month counting towards the grand prix. The results are as follows;
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