Men’s Newsletter – November

November has been another month full of standards & pb’s which is great!  There has been many races.

The Tiptree 10 where Des bishop & John McKay both achieved silver standards! John Gwillim also had a great run & Eric Shaw an a fantastic 1hr 18min 30sec to achieve a pb .

Then there was the cold & wet XC at Harwich. We had an unbelievable turnout for this,which I was over the moon with!! We finished in 4th spot as did the ladies,holding onto 3rd spot.   Witham XC again we had a fantastic turn out. This time it resulted in Gt Bentley claiming 2nd spot overall. Highest ever for us!!  So you should all be very proud of that achievement,I know I am. Thanks to everyone of you!!

Rodger Alexander ran the Stebbing 10 in 1hr 9 min 33sec, knocking 1min 25sec ofF his previous!

Clive Thomas ran the Bryn Bach 5k,winning it in 18min 47sec. The race was run in temps of minus 2 degrees round a lake at 1200ft.

Charlie Keitch ran the city of Norwich Half Marathon earning himself a bronze standard in 1hr 30 min 48sec!

Rodger Alexander ran the Essex 10k champs in Chelmsford finishing in 40min 46sec a pb by 43 sec & a gold standard!

Then the Hadleigh 10 mile.  Chris Warren in his first 10 mile race ran a superb 1hr 2min 11sec to gain a gold standard. Clive Thomas also had a great run with a time of 1hr 2min & 48 sec also gaining a gold standard. Dave Wright ran home in 1hr 3min 21sec gaining a silver standard. John Booth running his first 10 mile race ran very well finishing in 1hr 1min 15 sec.  Des bishop ran a fantastic 1hr 17min 27sec & Eric Shaw coming back from illness ran a fine 1hr24min 24sec.

Now runner of the month.  I would just like to say that although there is one runner of the month that I am impressed with all of your efforts put in at training & racing especially those cold Sunday mornings getting wet a muddy at XC (my favourite).   It was again a close run thing only between two of you.  The man that has stuck in my mind though is Des Bishop. He is training hard, racing hard!  Earning standards & getting pb’s.   He also makes a cracking XC cake.   Very well done DES BISHOP!!   Runner of the month for November!

May I just remind you all that after 4 out of the 6 races in  the 53-12 XC league,we are still sitting in 2nd spot.   I for one am over the moon with your commitment to the club,turning out on those cold mornings!   I’m pretty sure Clive Jones sits at home on a Sunday afternoon with a big grin on his face,as do I.

I hope we can all keep this momentum up for the next 2 races.

Thanks again to every one of you.

You’ve made my XC season!!

See you soon.

A very happy cappy!!