Lightwater Valley played host again, a windy day saw lorries overturned on the A1, an early warning I may have to lose some pace to avoid being blown over.
Amber and Christine formed the ladies team (4 to count). Christine went for a ‘hoody wrap to warm her behind’ look, while amber opted for the ‘why am I doing this’ look……..ladies doing 1 short and 2 big laps. The going wasn’t too bad underfoot, although a bit of headwind on parts of the course.
The men’s team were sweating that I would have to count to make up the team, but thankfully ‘Terminator’ Marlow made the start with 5 mins to spare, citing lack of flag for poor timekeeping. It was pointed out that it’s all very well having a flag with nobody to look after it…….the case continues.
Collo, Winter, Goodair, Marlow, Pearce (D), Guttridge made up the team of 6, with me making up the B team (in weight alone). I really do get value for money and 1 short and 4 big laps meant I could see everyone lap me before continuing on a solo last lap with the tail enders. The Brownlee’s were a no show.
Another character building cross country, we don’t know why we do it, but we love it when we have…..
Results attached. Next up is the Northerns at Ponte Racecourse on 24th Jan. If I was a horse, I’d be shot, so could be interesting.
Yorkhsire XC Excel Entry Form 2015.xls Askern DRC Yorkshire XC Championships results 2015
anyone interested in this event pass names to Collo ASAP please.
Venue is Liverpool.
with a couple of notable absentees (claiming previously won prizes in Edinburgh) the ADRC men brought home the team prize thanks to Dean, Pete and Joe.
It was a wet and breezey course this year in contrast to the frozen ground we have had for the last couple, the mud presented a few slip hazards and added to the general fun of 10km trail running (whatever floats your boat).
The race was followed by beer by the fire at the Forest Lodge and then a hearty meal.
if anybody wants to arrange it next year let me know, Forest Lodge will contact us in August, running is the easy bit !!!
The key dates are :
Yorkshire Champs at Lightwater Valley – 10th Jan 2015 (closing date for entry 10th December)
Northern Champs at Pontefract Racecourse – 24th January 2015
National Champs at Parliament Hill, London – 21st Feb 2015
Anybody interested in competing or supporting the above events can let Steve Leyland (email@example.com) or Paul Collo (carrier pigeon) know ASAP. We are looking at a day trip to London with advance train bookings for Nationals. The Yorkshires are being sorted now as closing date is fast approaching.
This is planned as a club trip, bus to be confirmed, the start time is 1000hrs not the usual 1200hrs.
Can anyone wanting to go on the bus please let me (Steve Leyland) or Paul Collo know at the earliest convenience please?
If you’re running you need to let me know:
- your Date of Birth (no, you’re not getting a present if its imminent…)
- T-shirt size (be honest if you hope to wear it)
- your gender (only if its ambiguous or changed recently)
Either comment here (it won’t appear but I’ll get it) or Facebook me – I’m giving a two week deadline so by the 15th November please.
From Keith Binney
Can you put the Ward Green 6 entry form on your club notice board please.
Please note the race is on SUNDAY 29th December, not the usual Boxing day.
Entry form here: ward green six entry form
Well, we have /generously/ been given a whole club place, just imagine, a whole, single place between 50 odd members….
Entry is required by 17th January so get your rejection slips handy for the probable club draw around Christmas. Will post further details when available.
Another quality jaunt onto the continent thanks to Mr Dave Collingwood who arranged things with the third Collinson brother ‘Belgian Dave’. Excellent quiz services provided by Mr Mick Collingwood. We had representatives in all races, the weather was hot, hot, hot, the ‘special beer’ was cold, cold, cold…….results below.
sirene_result_general8K_151 2013 sirene_result_general10miles_152
I will keep checking for fun run results and update…