Sep 102014
 
A new home for Abbey Runners

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 ...]

 September 10, 2014  Posted by at 5:40 pm news No Responses »
Oct 152014
 
Reminder: PECO Cross Country League – register your interest

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 [more ...]

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

A 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 [more ...]

 October 15, 2014  Posted by at 1:53 pm news, race reports No Responses »
Oct 142014
 
London Marathon - another chance..........

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 [more ...]

 October 14, 2014  Posted by at 2:14 pm news No Responses »
Oct 142014
 
Oulton Park Duathlon [standard distance] 2014

By Peter Persico It seems I may be developing a tendency to ramble, but hopefully, anyone reading this will make it to the end. Anyway… having first done this duathlon in 2013 along with Peter Leach and enjoying the experience, there wasn’t really any doubt about me taking part again this year. The duathlon takes place at Oulton Park, which is a motor racing track near Chester. Introduction The standard distance duathlon was set to begin at 1300, and so gave plenty of time for me to get to the track since Chester was also hosting a full marathon and [more ...]

 October 14, 2014  Posted by at 7:57 am race reports No Responses »
Oct 132014
 
Targeted ParkRun - Temple Newsam Oct 2014

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! 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 [more ...]

 October 13, 2014  Posted by at 2:20 pm news No Responses »
Oct 132014
 
Race Results: Withins Skyline Fell race 2014

Sunday 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
 
Race Results: Yorkshire Marathon Oct 12th 2014

Abbey 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.    

 October 13, 2014  Posted by at 8:41 am news No Responses »
Oct 072014
 
Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday

Good 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
 
PECO Cross Country League – register your interest

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 [more ...]

 October 7, 2014  Posted by at 7:42 am news No Responses »
Oct 062014
 
Race Results: 31st Sting in the tale Congleton Half Marathon - 5th October 2014

By Sharon Williams Following the last minute cancellation of the Hilly Huddersfield Half, Alison Skillicorn and I headed over to leafy Congleton, Cheshire to run this hilly, but surprisingly fast road half marathon. The ‘sting in the tail’ hill coming about a mile from the finish. Alison was 7th woman overall, 2nd female 35 and I won my age group. We both got PBs, age group prizes, goody bags and technical T-shirts. No wonder Cheshire is one of the most affluent counties in the North! Results: 501 runners finished All results can be found on: www.ukresults.net

 October 6, 2014  Posted by at 2:25 pm race reports No Responses »