Boxing Day Run / Handicap Update

Paul Collingwood brought home the pigs in blankets on the boxing day run, with a brilliant, festive turn out.

1st P Collinson 18:17
2nd J Wilkinson 18:52
3rd J Restell 19:02

1st Lady Karen Ball 19:56

67 runners in total.

The handicap was a significantly smaller turn out, with Dave Collo sorting the times, a thankless task, made more difficult by the ‘injured/sick/lame/excuse ridden’ members of ADRC, by we’re a dishonest bunch for one day a year.

Phil Tordoff stormed home in 1st cheered by the mightily (if not easily) impressed Bella (daughter). Phil was the only runner wanting to run a different course due to the icy conditions underfoot, seems they helped him greatly.

As someone bringing up the rear (as usual) it was nice to turn onto Campsall Balk and see the majority of runners finishing, seems the times may have been estimated fairly reasonably ūüėČ !
I won’t mention Tordoff, Vout, Guttridge and Torrington starting in front of me (having been miles ahead all year), or me running exactly what I thought i’d run and regualarly run at Time Trial……….or that Aydon, O’Grady, Collo, Keith Bertie and Hinchcliffe all passed me so it didn’t matter anyway………Although I blew Brian Watts out of the water (even though I started ahead of him and he’s 110yrs old or something).

Christine Peacock was first out of the hat for the coveted London Marathon club place. A sharp end to her festive cheer of eating, drinking and being merry…….well done Christine and Good Luck !

‘Christmas do’ tickets on sale!

Merry Christmas and a healthy, active, new year to you all…….


Edwinstowe 10km 7th December 2014 (Duncan!)

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 !!!


Boxing Day Run and Handicap (London Draw)

Boxing Day run is 1030 meet at changing rooms for an 11 start.

Handicap is 27th 1030 meet so times can be sorted for an 11 start at Royal.

Anyone wishing to enter club draw for London place should bring their rejection letter to Royal on day of Handicap.  At this stage there is only 1 place although it seems our membership numbers should see us allocated 2 places, this is being looked into but not sure we can do anything.



Cross Country Update Yorkshires/Northerns and Nationals……

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 ( 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.