THE RUNDOWN 3RD MARCH: TRACK SESSION, GROUNDHOG MARATHON & HM, PITSFORD WATER TRAIL HM, MuUk RAS DEWI SAINT HM, CENTURIONS GRAND PRIX, LEICESTER 10K & PARKRUN RESULTS

Tuesday Track Session Reminder – this Tuesday 5th March

Lots of people already booked on, and a note of the Session Plan is below:

10 minute pace acceleration warm-up (4|3|2|1 mins inc. pace) followed by pre-activation Drills

Main session – this week is all about pace control! (everyone will do the same session, faster runners will be in the outside lanes and also run greater distance):

400m hard effort, 100m walk recovery for 10 minutes (speed will play a major role in how many sets are done for all sets)
2 minute active recovery
200m hard effort, 200m jog recovery for 10 minutes (use the recovery wisely – it’s all about the 200m effort!
2 minute active recovery
400m hard effort, 100m walk recovery for 10 minutes
Recovery cool down
Run specific stretching

Places still available, so please make sure you sign up by latest 4pm on Tuesday 

Reminder of the details here:
Venue – Fox Hollies Leisure Centre, Shirley Rd, Acocks Green, Birmingham B27 7NS

Time – 18:30-19:30

Cost – £4 per session payable in advance via the Club Shop here

Groundhog Marathon and Half Marathon

These is an entirely track-based event, with the marathon comprising 106 laps of a 400m running track and the half-distance 53 laps. Bruce Hampton cruised round the marathon distance in 4 hours 24 mins, with Mike McDonald adding up yet another marathon his growing total, finishing 5 hours and 37 mins. Great result also for Nicky Evans in the HM distance, coming 3rd overall and 1st lady in 1 hour 53 mins, closely followed by John Garside in 1 hour 55 mins

Centurions Grand Prix Series

The first  Sunday in the month again saw the the Centurions Grand Prix continue, with lots of prizes and placings for K&D (although a bit confusing about how they do some of the prizes to avoid one person getting two prizes!!) Well done to Monica Green 2nd lady /prize for 1st vet, Siobhan Cotter – prize for 2nd lady, Karen Elwell (3rd vet) and Jon Jennings – sub 30 mins [29:31] 5th overall but prize for 3rd. Full results below:

Jon Jennings                       29:31

Monica Green                    35:03

Steve Armstrong               37:17

Stephen Ray                       38:14

Siobhan Cotter                   39:38

Karen Elwell                        41:27

Joanne Ray                          42:53

Jude Mansfield                  43:04

Lisa Ray                                43:42

Sara Rowell                         46:59

Alan Marshall                     47:59

Samantha Edginton         54:33

Pitsford Water Trail Half Marathon

Great work from Linda and Keith Whitehead, this week taking on this tough trial half marathon, seeing Keith finish in 2 hours and 18 minutes, and Linda finish in 2 hours 45 minutes

MuUk Ras Dewi Saint Half Marathon

Fantastic effort also from Sally Anderson who ran with her brother on Saturday in brutal snowy conditions. She finished it (lots didn’t) in a very creditable 2 hours and 56 mins

Leicester 10k

Well done also to Amanda O’Leary, completing the Leicester 10k in a  speedy time of 42 minutes.

Parkrun Results 

Please click the link below for a list of the Club results: https://www.parkrun.com/results/consolidatedclub/?clubNum=17883