Race Round Up #10 – 16/12/2018

As we get closer to Christmas, the number of races taken part in seems to drop. However, last Saturday morning whilst some of us were resting ahead of the Christmas party, Rob and Linda headed up to the Forest of Bowland to take part in the Forest of Bowland Trail Half Marathon.   Linda crossed the line in 2:38:45 (21st overall and 4th woman) and Rob finished in 2:14:20 (6th overall and 5th man). By all accounts the race was tough due...

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Race Round Up #9 – 09/12/2018

We kicked off this weekend’s racing with more cross country, this time at the Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships at Boggart Hole Clough. I spoke too soon when I said last week that it looked like we’d escape any significant amount of mud this side of Christmas; it was very wet and very muddy. The course at Boggart is liked by many as it has it all; hills, mud and ditches, and it didn’t disappoint on...

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Race Round Up #8 – 02/12/2018

Last weekend we traveled down to Woodbank Park in Stockport for the third race in the Manchester Area Cross Country League, along with the new club gazebo. 22 of us donned our spikes, including Kunaal who ran his first cross country (and loved it)! The ladies’ teams came 17th and 38th out of 59, and the men’s 23rd and 49th out of 57. There was a great atmosphere and the support along the course really did help, especially...

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Race Round Up 6 & 7 – 18/11/18 & 25/11/18

This race update starts with an apology; last week was a busy one and I forgot to give you a race update, but fear not, this week’s edition will be a double bill! On the 18th November we had members racing in the Conwy Half Marathon and the 13 Arches Trail Half. In Conwy, Pete, Julie and Peter B enjoyed the Welsh sunshine and put in great performances. Up in north Manchester a small contingent consisting of Paula, Amy, Jacqui...

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Race Round Up #5 – 11/11/2018

We had a fantastic turn out for Cross Country at Kenworthy Woods at the weekend with 21 of us on the start line. The ladies fielded two teams coming 25th and 62nd out of 75 and the men’s team came 30th out of 68, in what was a very competitive race. Unfortunately there were a couple of injuries in the men’s camp on the day, fingers crossed for a speedy recovery! A big well done to Claire and Joe who ran their first ever XC...

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