First marathon for Gareth Cavill (with no training apparently) Great time of 3.41 – 10th out of 77 runners
You may still score long race points up to the end of November. If your long race points haven’t been included, it is probably because you haven’t sent a link to the results of your race to Mark Hetherington (M.S.Hetherington@leeds.ac.uk). Please make sure this is done before the end of November for the points to be added.
There is only one designated race left in which you can score points: the first PECO XC of the season (short, XC on Sun 30th November).
400 people turned out for the Tour of Pendle. It’s is a category AL fell race held under FRA rules and insurance in late season over Pendle Hill and it’s adjoining moorlands in the south west Pennines.
No official posting of times, but the report back was Muddy and misty.
Karl Gray won, Matt J 23rd, Dom Nurse 24th and Greg Weatherhead about 35th I think. Dom won 3rd v45 and £25
Abbey Runner entries:
Abbey 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!
Good turnout this weekend – well done everyone
|Yorkshire Vets AA Grand Prix 2014|
|Race 10, Spenborough|
|November 9 – Results|
|4||337||Sharon Williams||F50||Abbey Runners||38:48:00||147|
|27||176||Liz Casey||F50||Abbey Runners||45:24:00||124|
|49||420||Jasmine Salih||F40||Abbey Runners||49:18:00||102|
|76||204||John Ward 1||M60||Abbey Runners||39:36:00||125|
|119||15||Dave Beston||M55||Abbey Runners||44:39:00||82|
The 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fore men, please email Duncan Clark: email@example.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|
|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!