Race Roundup #21 – 07/04/2019

I don’t think anyone could have failed to miss the fact that it was the Manchester Marathon on Sunday. We had 21 members on the start line, 12 volunteers and loads of support along the route! The training and dedication just to get to the start line of a marathon is a huge achievement in itself (or so I’m told, having never been crazy enough to do one myself) any many of our runners were taking on the distance for the first time (and...

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Race Roundup #20 – 31/03/2019

I’m a little late with last week’s race update – cake race planning has taken over! The main event was of course the Wilmslow Half, with 18 of you running. Massive congratulations to Jordan breaking his PB by 2 minutes, and to Chris Benn, James Scully, Peter Brodey and Catherine for setting new PBs with MFR! On the same day down on the south coast Jacqui battled a hot and hilly half in Hastings, finishing in an impressive 1:38! This...

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Race Roundup #19 – 17/03/2019

You may have heard that one or two MFRs are doing the Manchester marathon this year, and in time honoured tradition a whole bunch of you travelled up to Lancaster to do the Trimple 20 mile race as a final test before the big run itself. Following a collision on the motorway (not involving any MFR), it was touch and go as to whether everyone would make it, but everyone did, including, James M, Thomas, Blair, Andrew F, Joe, Jacqui,...

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Race Roundup #18 – 10/03/2019

What a difference a week makes, sunny Benidorm couldn’t have seemed further away from wet and windy Manchester, but that didn’t stop us going and doing race or two! We had members taking part in 3 races this weekend: the Trafford 10k, the Liverpool Half and the Irwel Valley 20mile. Trafford is always popular and the wind, rain and hail didn’t put us off. Myself, Rob, Dave, Jordan, Amy, Jacqui, Paula, Alex, Linda and...

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Race Roundup #17 – 04/03/2019

As you may have been aware, last weekend’s racing was all about the Benidorm Half and 10k and a swarm (collective noun for a group of runners, anyone?) of us jetted down to the Costa Blanca for the annual club holiday. One or two in the group may have had some initial reservations about the resort, but the race itself was perfect. Both the Half and the 10k were on the same course and started at the same time, which doesn’t often...

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