Weekly Run Report Issue 44
A busy week for our runners. 15 club runners embarked on parkrun events last weekend. Wayne Swiffin ran in 59.59, at least according to the timekeeper who unfortunately dropped the stopwatch and so all runners were awarded the default time. Wayne in fact ran in 26.49.
John Hill claiming a time of 21:35, finishing 11th overall and Top 3 in category.
Jo Saunders was ringing the PB bell at Long eaton parkrun with a time of 20.53. Great stuff Jo! And second lady at that!
Lee Francis took to Bestwood Village and highly recommends the course if you like hills! A course to certainly challenge Shipley Country. Well done to everyone.
The full results can be viewed here: http://www.parkrun.com/results/consolidatedclub/?clubNum=1771
Sunday was Thoresby with a series of events from 5k to 10 Mile. At least 15 club members took on the 10 miles.
Jo Foster was at Thoresby 10 mile with a 1:27:39 finishing in position 95 A PB!
Julian Bloor claimed a PB too with a time of 1.19.35, finishing in position 42.
Ian Stevenson, another PB!, with a time of 1.27.39, finishing in position 96.
Rachel Bradley (1:32:56) 146 and Rebecca Townsend (1:36:26) 183 were also representing club.
Last but by no means least was Simone Ward who finished in 1.22.52, finishing Position: 59, 11th female & 5th in age. Simone organised a team of club runners called Team Cardiac to run in aid of a charity. To explain more Simone said this of the event:
“It was a cracking day and so good for my work colleagues IRC family and ex patients all meeting up at the lovely Thoresby. Lovely venue for a trail run, it was a first trail run for many from club too!
The Cardiac Athletes are a group of cardiac patients, those undergoing heart surgery, angioplasty, heart attacks patients and those having pacemakers or internal defibs fitted and those who had cardiac arrests who survived.
This group is nationwide and meet annually at Thoresby for the race. Friends and family come from miles around to meet and then the athletes take part! Team Cardiac won the 10 mile race team and came 5th and Cardiac athletes came 10th (prizes were only for 1st 5th and 10th) Cardiac athletes came 1st in the 10k. They now have a petition going for Cardiac patients to have their own race like the Paraolympics.”
The charity was Nottingham University hospitals charity which is where Simone works, and locally they did a cake sale to raise money for this and the Acute Cardiac unit specifically (as Simone works there looking after these patients!)
“Was super proud of IRC stepping up to help make the team up, they all absolutely loved it, each one embracing the trail run. Love them all.”
Two of our runners embarked on the Amsterdam Half Marathon, and the PB train continued to roll!
Richard Hobson (1:34:49) finishing position 968 and Keith Hudson (1.28:27, 358/15331)
Bruge was another international destination for club runners Richard Iliffe and Andrew Bird.
Richard and Andrew finished the 26.2 miles together in 3hours 58 minutes. Well done you pair.
Cathy Ayton and Philip Sale were at the Worksworth Undulator, a distance of
8.4 miles. Phil finished in 1:03:57 11th and Cathy 1:23:47 in 110th (13th lady). Awesome stuff guys.
Tuesday night training was led by Emma Bennett. There were more hills in store for club runners who took to Cardiac hill for as many reps as they could muster. The evening was well attended by runners and volunteers. A well received session.
Thursday was a speed session led by Coach Ian Hunter. Another session thoroughly enjoyed by our members, even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time! 🙂
Our training sessions are posted in advance on our website: www.ilkestonrunningclub.co.uk/Training
Rachel Newton and Ian Stevenson will lead our next session on Tuesday 30th October. It is a Halloween special trail run to Shipley Park with fancy dress optional, head torch essential. More details will follow on the night.
This weekend is the Worksop half Marathon and a good number of club runners are anticipated to take part. We wish you all luck!
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