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Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November - Birth Days League #3
Committee News (posted 6th November)
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(posted 7th November)
The Captains' October Highlights with Joe Worthington and Jenny Swindell (posted 8th November)
It's been another busy month despite the COVID restrictions, and some members being cut off due to the Tier system. We've had some great training nights, our new members night and a couple of club races. Despite the new lockdown, we'll still be keeping active virtually, with the Almost Actual Ackworth Half Marathon, the Saturday runs, and we are planning some Zoom based technical sessions as in the first lockdown, along with some other challenges.
So a quick look back at what we've been up to within the club.... Firstly we welcome a new member to the marathon club after Debbie Sidwell ran a marathon at the cakeathon event at the start of the month. Debbie was accompanied by Maya McCormack who wasn't content with just the one marathon and ran 3 in the last month, including the Langdale Marathon in the Lake District. Also running the Langdale marathon was Jenny Swindell, who was the first lady, despite taking a detour and running an extra mile.
The day after the cakeathon, 9 of our members headed off to deepest Barnsley for the one off Trunce special, which was even wetter than usual. Where Catherine Warren also picked up her trophy for winning her age category last year. Talking of winning, well done to James Roberts for winning the Colliery Canter 10 mile race with our own Paul Lawrence in 2nd place. Leon Oczos, Paul and Debbie Barton also ran this race.
Also running a marathon was Simon Edwards-Barber, who ran many, many laps of his favourite Tuscany Way to raise funds for Team Reggie, supported at different stage by a range of club teammates. We also had a couple of new PB's at the York 5k race with Chris Strutt running a brilliant 18.13, and Becky Winter smashing her target with an incredible 17.59. We had several other runners taking part too.
As mentioned we've had our two club races with a challenging 10 mile route with a great turnout and some brilliant times, which was won by Callum Parke. Finally, we had a club first with our 10k race, with 2 separate socially distanced races taking place at the same time due to the Tier systems, so between the main race and our South Yorkshire outcasts event we had 98 runners completing the race, with an amazing 23 PB's, and was won by Chris Strutt.
Throughout October we had some great training nights, with technical sessions, headtorch runs and many different routes used, so thanks to our run leaders. We also held a very successful first ever new members night. It's been great to see everyone adapt to the restrictions and keeping the club active.
Action from the Sprockevil 10k (posted 6th November)
All photos courtesy of Atmospheric Images