Matt goes sub 3

Matt Lauch finally beat his demons in Seville at the weekend and ran a sub 3 marathon for the first time!!  The 3 hour mark had eluded Matt on a number of occasions but this time the training and focus paid off.

With a time of 2.56.34 Matt finally got the time that he wanted and some of the thanks go to Martin Stevens of Werrington Joggers who trained with Matt through the winter and then paced Matt to the sub 3 on the day.

Updated Volunteer Instructions / Duties

Many thanks to all that have volunteered to help run our annual 15 mile road race. The roster is looking very healthy with all bar a few roles left to fill.

We still require some additional help after the race to help clear up the school and village hall and someone who would be willing to provide the sweep vehicle.

For all those that are assisting with the car parking, please could you aim to be at the village hall at 08:15.

For those helping in the race HQ before the race, please aim to be at the school hall at 08:30.

Anyone that is only marshalling (some marshals are assisting with the car parking as well) or manning the water stations, please could you aim to be at the village hall at 09:45.

For those that are involved within the finish area (chip removal, t-shirts, cereal bars) please aim to be at the village hall at 10:30.

A reminder that ALL HELPERS are entitled to FREE TEA/COFFEE but you will need to purchase your own Bacon Roll…..
All helpers will also receive a Race T-shirt if available. Can I ask the Club members (non runners) reframe from collecting a T-shirt on the day.

All those on Parking / Marshalling / Water Stations duties are required to wear a ‘high-viz’ vest. Please collect from the Village Hall and Return to the School, after the Race.  In addition please make a note of the Mobile No. Below. Paper copies will be available on the day.

Duties as follows:

Car parking Co-Ordinator: Duncan Jackson

Car Parking: Steve Joy-Good, Rob Sleight, Mike Morley, Al Good, Alex Green, Kevin Peel, Dean Longman, Angus Marshall, Richard Fenn, Steve Megson, James Mogridge, Ross Bennett, Andy Todd, Ross Cameron, Phillip Carline, Alan Condon, Matt Bone, Andrew Johnson, Jack Little, Andy Little, Bob Smith, Jason Cordon.

Chief Marshals: Peter Thompson, Jim Grant

Marshals: Jack Little, Andy Little, Seamus Woods, Al Good, Alex Green, Angus Marshall, Richard Fenn, Duncan Jackson, Jason Cordon, Adrian Graham (Ramsey Runners), Dougie Baker, Janice Baker, Matt Bone, Lesley Harwood, Karen Ives, Nilesh Patel (Bushfield Runner), Dave Armstrong (Bushfield Runner), Claire Day (Bushfield Runner), Pat Shepperson (Bushfield Runner), Helen Bloodworth (Bushfield Runner), Gary Marshall (Bushfield Runner), Hannah Marshall (Bushfield Runner), Sarah Stone (Bushfield Runner), Lucy Stone (Bushfield Runner), Sue Pawson (Bushfield Runner), Jill Murray (Bushfield Runner), Wendy Coxhall (Bushfield Runner), Eve Lester (Bushfield Runner), Kiasen Gordon Griffin (Bushfield Runner), Chris Stapleton (Bushfield Runner), Gareth Burgess (Bushfield Runner), David Robinson, Malcolm Robinson, Nigel Thompson, Tony Carroll, John Webber, Elaine Webber, Eye Runners X8, Mike Conner (Werrington Joggers), Sarah Brown (Werrington Joggers).

Finish Area Set Up: Sean Murphy, Paul McCarthy, Seamus Woods.

Finish Area Clean Up: Paul McCarthy, Paul Atherfold, Callum Atherfold.

Water Stations:

Morbourne Hill: Margret Wilson, Sue Thompson, Mel Carroll, Sally Kucharski,

Bullock Hill: Steve Nightingale, Julie Nightingale, Ed Newton, Janet Newton, Chris Burke, Carol Bonney.

Folksworth Village: Lorraine Howard, Rachel Watson, Alex Watson, Catherine Langham, Jean Maggs.

Traffic Control: Terry Murphy, Barry Loughton.

T Shirts: Sarah Endicott, Emily Walker, Sara Davis, Bethan Endicott, Callum Atherfold.

Cereal Bars: Tamara Cook, Sue Thorpe, Barbara Johnson, Sarah Smith, Alex Devine, Amelia Devine.

Chip Removal: Roslyn Loutit, Tim Loutit, Rhiannon Loutit, Kirstin Loutit.

Chip Timing Co-Ordinator: Claire Piercy

HQ Co-Ordinator: Nina Wright.

Baggage: Lesley Coles, Carol Riley, Callum Atherfold, Kerry Balmer. Jo Slade, Jayne Stringer

Number Distribution: Kirstin Homewood, Anna Devine, Charlotte Sortwell, Anna Totterdell, Kelly Bennett, Karen Ives.

Race Set Up / Clear Up: Colin Berridge, Don Brazier, Stacey Homewood.

Car Clock: Brian Johnson, Natasha Johnson.

Finish Area Co-Ordinator: Paul McCarthy

Finish Funnel: Mark Hazlehurst, Mark Devine.

Presentation: Gavin Farrow, Jim Grant.

Sweep Up Vehicle: Ross Bennett, Carole Robinson

School/Village Hall Clean up: Nina Wright, Lesley Coles, Duncan Jackson, Raj Mondair,

Folksworth Volunteer Roster

Many thanks to all that have volunteered to help run our annual 15 mile road race. The roster is looking very healthy with all bar a few roles left to fill. We still require some additional help after the race to help clear up the school and village hall and someone who would be willing to provide the sweep vehicle. For all those that are assisting with the car parking, please could you aim to be at the village hall at 08:15. For those helping in the race HQ before the race, please aim to be at the school hall at 08:30. Anyone that is only marshalling (some marshals are assisting with the car parking as well) or manning the water stations, please could you aim to be at the village hall at 09:45. For those that are involved within the finish area (chip removal, t-shirts, cereal bars) please aim to be at the village hall at 10:30.

If you have any questions please let me know. paul_atherfold@sky.com

Duties as follows:

Car parking Co-Ordinator: Duncan Jackson

Car parking: Steve Joy-Good, Rob Sleight, Mike Morley, Al Good, Alex Green, Chris Hewitt, Kevin Peel, Dean Longman, Angus Marshall, Richard Fenn, Steve Megson, James Mogridge, Ross Bennett, Andy Todd, Ross Cameron, Phillip Carline, Alan Condon, Rob Coles, Matt Bone, Andrew Johnson, Hugh Burton, Mark Devine, Jack Little, Andy Little, Bob Smith, Jason Cordon

Chief Marshals: Peter Thompson, Jim Grant

Marshals: Jack Little, Andy Little, Seamus Woods, Al Good, Alex Green, Chris Hewitt, Angus Marshall, Richard Fenn, Duncan Jackson, Jason Cordon, Adrian Green (Ramsey Runners), Dougie Baker, Janice Baker, Matt Bone, Hugh Burton, Lesley Harwood, Karen Ives, Nilesh Patel (Bushfield Runner), Dave Armstrong (Bushfield Runner), Claire Day (Bushfield Runner), Pat Shepperson (Bushfield Runner), Helen Bloodworth (Bushfield Runner), Gary Marshall (Bushfield Runner), Hannah Marshall (Bushfield Runner), Sarah Stone (Bushfield Runner), Lucy Stone (Bushfield Runner), Sue Pawson (Bushfield Runner), Jill Murray (Bushfield Runner), Wendy Coxhall (Bushfield Runner), Eve Lester (Bushfield Runner), Kiasen Gordon Griffin (Bushfield Runner), Chris Stapleton (Bushfield Runner), Gareth Burgess (Bushfield Runner), David Robinson, Malcolm Robinson, Nigel Thompson, Tony Carroll, John Webber, Elaine Webber, Eye Runners X8, Mike Conner (Werrington Joggers), Sarah Brown (Werrington Joggers) Jayne Stringer.

Finish Area Set Up: Sean Murphy, Paul McCarthy, Seamus Woods.

Finish Area Clean Up: Paul McCarthy, Paul Atherfold, Callum Atherfold.

Water Stations: Morbourne Hill: Margret Wilson, Sue Thompson, Mel Carroll, Sally Kucharski, Bullock Hill: Steve Nightingale, Julie Nightingale, Ed Newton, Janet Newton, Chris Burke, Carol Bonney, Folksworth Village: Lorraine Howard, Rachel Watson, Alex Watson, Catherine Langham, Jean Maggs.

Traffic Control: Terry Murphy, Barry Loughton.

T Shirts: Sarah Endicott, Emily Walker, Jo Slade, Sara Davis, Bethan Endicott, Callum Atherfold.

Cereal Bars: Tamara Cook, Sue Thorpe, Barbara Johnson, Sarah Smith, Alex Devine, Amelia Devine.

Chip Removal: Roslyn Loutit, Tim Loutit, Rhiannon Loutit, Kirstin Loutit.

Chip Timing Co-Ordinator: Claire Piercy

HQ Co-Ordinator: Nina Wright.

Baggage: Lesley Coles, Carol Riley, Kelly Bennett, Kerry Balmer.

Number Distribution: Kirstin Homewood, Anna Devine, Charlotte Sortwell, Anna Totterdell, Kate Johnson, Karen Ives.

Race Set Up / Clear Up: Colin Berridge, Don Brazier, Stacey Homewood.

Car Clock: Brian Johnson, Natasha Johnson.

Finish Area Co-Ordinator: Paul McCarthy

Finish Funnel: Mark Hazlehurst, Mark Devine.

Presentation: Gavin Farrow, Jim Grant.

Sweep Up Vehicle: (Volunteer required) Carole Robinson

School/Village Hall Clean up: Nina Wright, Lesley Coles, Duncan Jackson (More help needed).

Many thanks,

Paul.

Magnificent Mogridge Mauls March (frostbite)

James Mogridge blew away the field today at the 4th frostbite of the season over at March. Although James had come second before he had never won a frostbite race, although many of his club mates knew that it was going to be sooner rather than later….

Also having great races today were Simon Hearty (11th), Matt Lauch (19th) and Mike Morley (20th) meaning that we had 4 men in the top 20.  Rounding of the scoring men were Andy Todd (52nd), David Whitwell (94th) and Dean Longman (98th).

First home for the ladies just a day after her birthday (34 I believe), was Claire Piercy in 144th place, Claire was followed in by Sharron (I love mud) Toms (167th) and Anna (blogger extraordinaire) Totterdell (183rd).

On to the juniors and 15 took part today with Alex Devine coming home first for the club in 9th place, followed by Joe Wright (20th) and Ben Wright (27th).  Not to be outdone by her older brother, Millie Devine was the first Yaxley girl home in 58th place (12th girl) followed by Rhiannon Loutit in 76th place (18th girl).

A cracking day with fantastic results all throughout the field for both the seniors and the juniors leaving the seniors in 4th place on the day (7th overall) and the juniors in 6th place (7th overall)

Folksworth 15 Helpers Needed

Calling all Yaxley Runners, Our annual 15 mile race is nearly upon us! Thanks to everyone that has already volunteered, the volunteer roster will be published shortly. However we are still short a few volunteers to help marshal the course. The race is scheduled to take place on Sunday the 24th January 2016, If you can spare some time to help us run this event it would be greatly appreciated. If you can help please can you let me know.

Many thanks,

Paul Atherfold

paul_atherfold@sky.com   

Nene Valley 10 – Club Champs

You know that Christmas is just around the corner when it is time for the Nene Valley 10, and this year to add a bit of spice it was a club championship race.

On the day, (just 2 days after the annual christmas party) and still feeling worse for wear!!! 25 members completed the race. More were entered in the race but it seems that some of the members can’t quite handle their drink….

Anyway, onto the race, although not cold a fairly stiff wind was blowing meaning headwind for half of the race.  This however didn’t stop James Mogridge from coming 4th in a time of 55.53…. Next home for the gents was Matt Lauch followed just 40 seconds later by Mike Morley in a new pb.  After 6 races (Male runner of the bi-monthly for Oct/Nov) Mike Morley still leads the way, but the ominous figure of James is looming ever closer.

First home in the MV40 category was Dean Longman followed by Gary Masters and Tim Loutit meaning that Dean moved to the top of the MV40 championship standings ahead of Mark Evans who was otherwise engaged at the Malaga marathon.

In the MV50 and MV60 categories as there were no runners on the day Ross Cameron (MV50) and Neil Bason (MV60) still lead the way, however, with 4 races still to go thre are still some trophies in these categories that are up for grabs.

Onto the ladies and (runner of the bi monthly for Oct/Nov) Claire Piercy continued her amazing form coming home as first Yaxley lady in a time of 73.04 followed by Roslyn Loutit and Sharron Toms. The win means that Claire extends her lead over rivals Roslyn and Sharron.

Age categories next and Anna Totterdell closed the gap again on Sarah Smith  (Female Seniors category) who carried on even though she damaged her foot at 8 miles (get better soon Sarah). Anna Devine moved into 3rd place with a pb as Kirstin Homewood was otherwise engaged (though rumours of Sambuca were mentioned!!)

In the FV40 category Claire extended her lead over Sharron Toms with the race for 3rd place still wide open with just 5 points covering 3rd to 5th place (Lesley, Nina and Sharon Leslie)…

Roslyn closed the gap on Barbara Johnson at the top of the FV50 age category with 3rd place also still up for grabs. (just 6 points seperating Carol Riley, Lesley Harwood and Jean Maggs) who all ran on Sunday morning.

There were also notable runs for 1st timers Emily Hawke, Jean Maggs and Club Secretary Steve Joy-Good who slowly made his way through the field to miss a pb by just 8 seconds.

The next race in the club champs is just 4 weeks away and is at the County Cross Country Championsips at St Neots (speak to Hugh soon if interested)

Adrian Jarvis

It is regret that I announce the sad news of the passing of Adrian Jarvis on Tuesday. Adrian was a past Chairman of Riverside Runners and, until this summer, the Frostbite Friendly League, when he stepped down due to ill health.

Our thoughts are with Adrian’s wife and family at this very sad time, as well as his friends at Riverside Runners and on behalf of Yaxley Runners, I send our condolences.

Gavin Farrow
Club Chairman

 

 

Christmas is coming…

… and so too is the Yaxley Runners Christmas Party!

This year it will be on Friday 4 December at Bollywood Tiger in Yaxley. There will be a Indian buffet to include a selection of starters, main courses, vegetable dishes, breads and rice dishes. A disco will follow (if we want to bring our own dancing music on a memory stick the DJ will play exactly what we want).

The price will be £15 per head. To book your place, please pay your money to a committee member as soon as possible.

Everyone is welcome, including partners. It would be good to get a good turnout… the more the merrier! Oh, and there will be some wine on the table courtesy of the Club!

 

 

Yaxley sparkle at Great Eastern Run

Yaxley runners once again did amazing at this years Great Eastern Run on Sunday 11th October 2015

The weather was perfect as over 50 Yaxley Runners hit the streets of Peterborough for the annual local half marathon.  First home for the men in 20th position was James Mogridge in a new club record of 1.13.35. Also finishing in the top 100 and therefore helping Yaxley to the envious title of 1st local mens team were Steve Lomax 1.16.47 (54th), Simon Hearty 1.17.34 (63rd) and Mike Morley 1.20.07 (93rd).  All 4 also managed PBs on the way too.

Not to be outdone was Caroline Woods who finished in 1.28.39 and in doing so was the first local lady home, also finishing in the top 20 ladies overall.  A fantastic run considering Caroline ran a 3.17 marathon just 2 weeks earlier.

Claire Piercy was the 2nd lady home in a fantastic 1.37.54 which was a personal best by 3 minutes and shows that she is back to her best after suffering a fractured foot on the way to the pub after the clubs AGM in April.

There were too many fantastic results to mention, but well done to all runners, especially those running a half for the very first time – Anna Devine, Emily Hawke, Emily Walker, Jean Maggs, Jo Bonnet, Kate Johnstone, Katie Bevan, Mike Knight and Samantha McGrath to name a few.

And a massive thank you to all that helped out on the day, either marshalling or pacing without you all the race wouldn’t be the same.