Weekly Run Report Issue 38
13 might be unlucky for some, but that was the number of IRC park runners out in force last weekend. The full set of results can be found here: http://www.parkrun.com/results/consolidatedclub/… but shoutouts go to Matthew Nightingale who claimed PB with a 19.33 finish at Long Eaton parkrun, finishing 13th overall.
Sarah Taylor ran the Great North Run Half Marathon last Sunday with a time of 01:52 finishing 5359. Alison Parsons completed in 03:11. Alison decided at the last minute to drop back and be with her sister. Alison is doing 15 half marathons this year but her sister is only doing 1, so she took the opportunity to experience it with her and soak up the atmosphere.
Wayne Swiffin was also running. It was Wayne’s first time at GNR and he raised £1,300 for Pancreatic Cancer UK in memory of his mum who died from it seven years ago. Great atmosphere and organisation, but no PB for Wayne, who says he finally managed to finish a race without injury.
Claire Winfield also ran for a worthy cause, the Dogs Trust. Claire completed the course in 02:16. Claire said of the event: “Amazing! This time last year I watched it on TV. I never thought I’d run it... it wasn’t easy. A tough course, but was f*****g amazing. Loved every minute”. 5 stars from Claire there.
Well done everyone!
There were more IRC runners out and about across races all over the Country but of course, we need you to claim those points to get a mention.
Club captain Richard Bower led an out and back session up Heanor Road. The popular club night is a 20 minute assault from the bottom of Heanor Road to as far as you can get, in a controlled pace until 20 minutes are up, turning around and descending back to the start.
Thursday was a return to track for our members. The group was led by Ian Hunter who has recently launched his own Coaching business. In the run up to official launch, Ian has been helping members of the club with all things running. The link to his page can be found here, and we encourage you to hit the thumbs up: https://www.facebook.com/therun.coachnottingham
On to Friday and the destination was Ilkeston’s Gladstone Lodge, a private function for our members, their friends and family to celebrate the years’ achievements. Neil Cort and David Feely hosted the event, and there was a guest speaker in Rory Coleman.
Scooping the awards on the night were:
Mark Brown - Men’s Club Championship.
Cathy Ayton - Women’s Club Championship.
John Bush - Men’s BDL Performance Championship
Corrina Loosemore - Women’s BDL Performance Championship
Jo Saunders and Lucas Manning Scooped the award for Most Improved Runner through the Winter handicaps and Clover Attewell and Ian Stevenson won the Summer Handicap prizes.
Dave Feely won the Daz Holloway award. Previous winners of this award are Sandra Oakes, James Turton, Richard Iliffe and most recently Simon Davis in 2016 and 2017
There was also an award for Julian Bloor who claimed the first Simon Davis "Best Supporter" Award as voted for by his peers. Well done to all our winners.
There were some additional presentations on the night, and following the awards, the lights went down and the disco begin.
With Rachel's dancing feet and Cathy's head banging... goodness, would you look at the time. That's all we have time for. See you next week…
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