Sorry – been a bit slack with the reports recently, again!!
The following are the last 3 Club Road Championship races and results
Worksop Half Marathon Sunday 30/10/2016
This is typically quite a good race to get a PB on despite it being an undulating course. You run out to Clumber Park, around Clumber Park and then loop round to the finish.
This year they changed the start of the race so we ran and returned to the Outland Academy Portland which is on Sparken Hill. This confused some of the regular runners, who seemed to think that we would be starting from the normal start at the Town Hall so we started some 15 minutes later. A little annoying as everyone had warmed up ready and then had to warm up again. Anyway – apart from this the venue was a lot better – there was loads of room which the eveny needed as it becomes more and more popular every year.
A special note of congratulations goes to Michael Collins who ran even though his feet were bandaged following the removal of tow nails – nah – you just don’t want to see the picture!!!
Heanor Pud Run Sunday 20/11/2016
The return of the Pud is always welcomed as this is a great little and well supported race. This year it was the 30th running of the event so at the end everyone got the xmas pud (proper size) and also a technical t-shirt which was bright orange so useful for those winter nights runs.
It was another coldish day, always is at this event due to the time it is ran, and followed quite a bit of rain overnight – luckily the rain held off further during the race. The route has changed from the mainly road starting route so that you go out, past the Walkers factor and then you loop back into the park and round some of the trails so it is a little muddy but not overly muddy despite the rain overnight, although saying that it might have been muddier further back in the field 😛
Keyworth Turkey Trot Sunday 11/11/2016
This is a regular fixture on our calendar but not the easiest of races to get into as it sells out within hours of opening. In addition to this there is also the Bolsover 10K which is held on the same day so some of the club members entered that instead when they failed to get into this race.
The route is quite demanding with a nasty climb between miles 2 and 3 and then the final 3/4 of a mile is uphill into the estate and back to the school. Strangely though this is also quite a good race where PB’s seem possible.
Again another coldish day, not as cold as it has been in previous years when I have done it, but again it is just simply because of the time of year the race is run.