I’m going to keep this month fairly short as I’ve not been around very much, I have read through the race reports and delighted you are still working hard in various events during what has genuinely been a hot and sunny August, all preparing yourselves know doubt for the XC season now only 2 months away!
Well done to Charlie on winning the trail series with a race to spare, and prior to becoming Dad for the 2nd time, busy times ahead now for King of the trails, and congratulations to you and Becky on the birth of Cassisus.
Paul Blackwell just keeps ploughing away at the marathons, 87 in the bag and planning the 100th to take part on my wedding anniversary, Paul you old romantic how thoughtful, shame I can’t be there to see you on what has been an incredible year of dedication.
Congratulations to Andy Stephens on completing marathon number 10, and our new recruit Adam Smith on not only completing his 1st ever ultra 100k but finishing in 2nd place, that is some achievement.
In the Olympic month team GB achieved Bronze at the spitfire scramble, well done to the ladies for dragging Paul and Scott around for 24 hours to achieve 3rd place. And Richard Moor has returned to excellent form with a 5k Silver standard achieved and now pushing on for gold.
September brings more of the traditional 10k and half marathon races, which I’m sure many of you will be attending so best wishes to you all, also for those wishing to attend this year’s Christmas presentation it’s time to make payment of £30 by cheque which you can pass on to Karen, Eileen or Eric, or you can pay direct to clubs account, this year we are going to Wivenhoe house and this takes place on Saturday 26th November and thankfully no XC race to follow this year!
This month Andy and I have decided having ran his 1st solo at spitfire clocking 36 miles, along with numerous 5k’s 10k and a 10 miler in August, this guy is literally running with jazz hands and eyes closed, here, there, and everywhere, great to see him back running free and enjoying himself. Congratulations to John Bush.