As from week commencing 15th September, Abbey Runners will be meeting at Holt Park Active (Holtdale Approach, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS16 7RX). This is a start of a new and exciting phase in the club’s life as we celebrate 30 years of running as a club! Our meeting times are unchanged (Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:30pm) and Beginners will now meet at 7:30pm also. The club will be able to enjoy use of state of the art sports facilities at this new Leeds City Council leisure centre; members will benefit use of the showers and meeting facilities as well as [more ...]
By John Ward Heather Sellars took part in her last triathlon, and first ITU world Cup race of the season. Taking place in Alanya Turkey, in hot conditions, she was competing against 60 athletes from all over the world. A great result, coming in 11th, on a course that did not suit her strength, with a very flat bike circuit. A few seconds improvement will see her in the big money. We hope to see Heather in the Abbey Runners colours in this seasons Peco XCs.
Please support your fellow club runners and submit your nominations to Alison Smith for the September Runner of the Month by 1 October You can either use the web site: http://www.abbeyrunners.co.uk/our-club/rom/ or email Alison directly (email@example.com) providing: the name of the nominee; a brief summary of the reason(s) for their nomination; and the month for which they are being nominated. Thanks in advance!
Karen Garvican and John Ward made an early start to the XC season, with many congratulations to Karen for getting on the podium at the Yorkshire Vets Cross Country Championships: There seems to be an issue with the published men’s results (currently) all showing a time of 99.99 for John’s category… Results:
Good luck to all the Abbeys running in Chester on Sunday! You can track their performances live online, (http://track.rtrt.me/e/TDL-CHESTERM-2014#b=na&v=ptrack) with Garry Brownbridge looking for another PB in the (“Full Monty”) event: Marathon Garry Brownbridge 1075 Metric Marathon Martin Browne 5042 Jane Hallam 5044 Duncan Clarke 5178 Lynn Taylor 5302
We are quickly approaching the start of the cross country (XC) season. This information is mainly for those Abbey Runners who may not have done them before. But it is also a reminder to all club members to put the details in your diary. There are 2 leagues that our club enters… These are the West Yorkshire XC League and the Peco XC League. West Yorkshire XC League There are 4 West Yorkshire XC Leagues races, which are take place before Christmas. Race 1: Sunday 19th October at Thornes Park, Wakefield Race 2: Sunday 2nd November at Leeds Race 3: [more ...]
Congratulation to Abbeys at the Ilkley triathlon Well done to Greg Weatherhead for coming 14th overal!! Pos Firstname Lastname Cat Cat Pos Gender Gender Pos Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Finish 14 Greg Weatherhead M20 2 M 11 0:08:46.20 0:01:17.70 0:30:39.50 0:01:00.00 0:20:10.10 1:01:53.50 15 Ian Furlong M30 3 M 12 0:09:20.50 0:01:06.70 0:30:12.35 0:00:48.30 0:20:46.40 1:02:14.25 48 Hannah Riechert F20 1 F 2 0:08:46.45 0:01:24.30 0:33:37.05 0:00:57.80 0:22:54.15 1:07:39.75 181 Laura Edwards F20 6 F 31 0:10:33.75 0:01:23.20 0:38:21.30 0:01:08.65 0:29:47.50 1:21:14.40