Oct 152014
 

pecoxcThe PECO XC season is fast approaching and this is probably the biggest event for Abbey Runners each year where we encourage all runners (new members and veteran; men and women; pensioners to school students; roadies, triathletes and fell folk) to come along and represent the club in these ‘wet and muddy fun’ team events!

Like last year we are allocating and distributing one number to each runner to wear for the entire series (or even if you only run one or two races).

We are putting the final touches to a beginners’ guide / frequently asked questions on this and will share this with you next week.

If you think that may want to run one or more of these races then please email your captain directly giving your name and date of birth:

For ladies, please email Liz Willis:   willisliz@live.co.uk

Fore men, please email Duncan Clark:  duncan_clark1@sky.com

For juniors, please email your coach, Mark Hetherington:  M.S.Hetherington@leeds.ac.uk

Don’t worry if you can’t run all the races, it will help f we have your name now rather than allocating numbers mid-season.  Your numbers will be available on the week before the first race and at the start of each race.

Date Host Club Assisting Club Venue
Race 1 Sun 30th November St Theresa’s AC Kippax Harriers Pendas Fields, Crossgates
Race 2 Sun 14th December Ackworth RR Rothwell Harriers Pontefract Park or Nostell Priory
Race 3 Sun 4th or
Sun 11th January
Kirkstall Harriers Horsforth Harriers West Park Playing Fields
Race 4 Sun 8th February Hyde Park Harrier Fellandale Bodington Fields
Race 5 Sun 1st March Chapel AllertonRR Roundhay Runners Roundhay Park
Relay/
Presentation
Sun 15th March Organised by the Peco & West Yorkshire Winter XC Leagues venue TBA

If you haven’t run these races before, please think about giving them a go this year. They are short, about 5 miles; great team events and fun!

 October 15, 2014  Posted by at 2:22 pm news No Responses »
Oct 152014
 

POMA select band of Abbeys (Dominic Nurse, Greg Weatherhead, Martin Shaw and 2nd claimer Matt John) traveled to the Lakes to compete in the Langdale Horseshoe fell race, which is a brutal course over 14 miles and 4500′, taking in some of the high fells including Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and Pike ‘O Blisco.

It started wet and cloudy which didn’t help navigation and made parts of the course very slippery and resulting in a number of nasty injuries. Two runners were airlifted off the fells by Mountain Rescue. But we all got round safely and in reasonable times in a field of nearly 500 runners. No times published yet, but positions I have so far:

  1. Rhys Findlay-Robinson
    11.  Matt John
    29.  Dom Nurse
    138  Greg Weatherhead
    ?    Martin ShawDom  won a V45 prize.
 October 15, 2014  Posted by at 1:53 pm news, race reports No Responses »
Oct 142014
 

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Club Ballot for London Marathon places (2015):

Some of you will have received your annual London Marathon rejection letter, unless you are one of the lucky ones who have actually got in! For those who have been rejected, there is another way you may be able to gain entry.

The club has provisionally been assigned 3 places which will be allocated by means of names-drawn-from-a-hat at the AGM from those who have rejection letters. The rules for entitlement to a club place are:

  • You must have evidence that you entered and were rejected (e.g. rejection letter/email)
  • You must have been a member of Abbey Runners for at least 12 months
  • You must be fully paid up at the date the ballot is drawn.

Priority in the club ballot will be given to members who did not receive a club place for the previous year’s race, and ‘second claim’ members will only be eligible for a club place if there are more club places available than there are eligible ‘first claim’ members”.

Please let Alison Smith (clubsecretary@abbeyrunners.co.uk) know that you wish to be considered and then get your proof of rejection to her before or at the AGM to be entered in the draw.

soon!

 

 October 14, 2014  Posted by at 2:14 pm news No Responses »
Oct 132014
 

parkrunAbbey Runners has decided to target a local Parkrun 5k on the second Saturday of every month, rotating around the three main Parkruns in Leeds and then targeting a different one every 4th month.  The aim is to get more Abbey Runners together at these fun, free races.  It is good speed training and also  encourages people that are new to racing to have a go at a 5k!

Duncan Clark came in second in 18:55

Pos Name Time
2 Duncan CLARK 18:55:00
30 John WARD 22:29:00
39 James BALKWILL 23:39:00
102 Kieren BALKWILL 29:31:00

 

The Abbies at Temple Newsam parkrun. Plus some pig escapees who were apparently there for porkrun.

 

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 October 13, 2014  Posted by at 2:20 pm news No Responses »
Oct 132014
 

POMSunday 12th October 2014 – The 23rd Withins Skyline
Set in the  Penistone Hill Country Park, near Haworth, W Yorks

 

Lindsay Brindle 48:52

Mike Ayers 56:10

Timothy Jacobs 60:20

Ruth Dorrington 64:28

liz Casey 68:36

 

 October 13, 2014  Posted by at 8:56 am news No Responses »
Oct 132014
 

POMAbbey Runners were well represented in the second Yorkshire Marathon as thousands of runners took to the beautiful streets of York.

 

Well done to Nick rank for his excellent time of 3:05:38.  Congratulation to Amanda Rhodes on her first ever marathon.

 

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 October 13, 2014  Posted by at 8:41 am news No Responses »
Oct 072014
 

conkerGood luck to everyone running the Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday. Watch out for Martin Jones as he is sure to burn up a new marathon PB!

“This popular and picturesque run – flatter and faster than London, Paris, Chicago and Berlin – takes participants past some of York’s splendid historic sites and along scenic country lanes, making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities.”

 October 7, 2014  Posted by at 7:45 am news No Responses »
Oct 072014
 

pecoxcThe PECO XC season is fast approaching and this is probably the biggest event for Abbey Runners each year where we encourage all runners (new members and veteran; men and women; pensioners to school students; roadies, triathletes and fell folk) to come along and represent the club in these ‘wet and muddy fun’ team events!

Like last year we are allocating and distributing one number to each runner to wear for the entire series (or even if you only run one or two races).

We are putting the final touches to a beginners’ guide / frequently asked questions on this and will share this with you next week.

If you think that may want to run one or more of these races then please email your captain directly giving your name and date of birth:

For ladies, please email Liz Willis:   willisliz@live.co.uk

Fore men, please email Duncan Clark:  duncan_clark1@sky.com

For juniors, please email your coach, Mark Hetherington:  M.S.Hetherington@leeds.ac.uk

Don’t worry if you can’t run all the races, it will help if we have your name now rather than allocating numbers mid-season.  Your numbers will be available on the week before the first race and at the start of each race.

If you haven’t run these races before, please think about giving them a go this year. They are short, about 5 miles; great team events and fun!

Date Host Club Assisting Club Venue
Race 1 Sun 30th November St Theresa’s AC Kippax Harriers Pendas Fields, Crossgates
Race 2 Sun 14th December Ackworth RR Rothwell Harriers Pontefract Park or Nostell Priory
Race 3 Sun 4th or
Sun 11th January
Kirkstall Harriers Horsforth Harriers West Park Playing Fields
Race 4 Sun 8th February Hyde Park Harrier Fellandale Bodington Fields
Race 5 Sun 1st March Chapel AllertonRR Roundhay Runners Roundhay Park
Relay/
Presentation
Sun 15th March Organised by the Peco & West Yorkshire Winter XC Leagues venue TBA
 October 7, 2014  Posted by at 7:42 am news No Responses »
Oct 022014
 

parkrunAbbey Runners has decided to target a local Parkrun 5k on the second Saturday of every month, rotating around the three main Parkruns in Leeds and then targeting a different one every 4th month.  The aim is to get more Abbey Runners together at these fun, free races.  It is good speed training and also  encourages people that are new to racing to have a go at a 5k!

It would also be good if we can organise car sharing for those that need to drive and nearer the time.

Note that UK Parkruns start at 9:00 am every Saturday (unless communicated otherwise.)

For those unfamiliar with Parkruns:

“Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome you all….”

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/leeds/

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/roundhay/

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/templenewsam/

You will need to register and print off a copy of your personal bar code. You results will then be maintained online for you whichever runs you do (even internationally!). Please note that Parkrun is run by volunteers and all adult participants are requested to help out 3 times per year in return for these free races – it is only about an hour of your time.”

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/

 October 2, 2014  Posted by at 8:05 am news No Responses »
Sep 302014
 

advert2The results for the online ballot for the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon are filtering out.  You should know this week whether you’ve been successful.

If you get a rejection for London marathon – KEEP THE LETTER and submit it as part of the club ballot! This will increase your chances of getting in tremendously! ….details of the draw to be communicated soon!

 

 

 September 30, 2014  Posted by at 3:55 pm news No Responses »