Men’s Newsletter December 2016

December Newsletter


Happy New Year Gents,

I do hope you have all enjoyed the festive period, and even though December is not a big month for races, I see from the excellent reports many of you have kept yourselves busy with park runs in particular, a few festive races and the odd marathon thrown in for good measure.

Paul Blackwell continues his marathon charge with 112 now firmly under the belt, Jamie joined in as well number 10 for him, at the usual suspects marathon where the medal is bigger than me!  Andy Stephens ran number 5 for the year, completing an impressive globe trotting campaign at flitch way on new years eve, well done gents.

Elsewhere the main events for us, has been cross country with 2 more taking place, and although we find ourselves bottom of pool A, the commitment and turnouts for all the races has been excellent, and I can only hope you guys will continue to battle with me throughout January and February to do our best to improve our position in the overall table.

Please do continue to turnout in mass we have another double header with Ipswich on the 22nd and Chelmsford on the 29th January, both courses are fairly flat and last year were more grass than mud underfoot.

Thanks to Luke we have secured a booking at the Maharaja Indian restaurant for our annual xc meal taking place on March 3rd, so please drop me an email or add yourselves to the invite on fb if you wish to go.

Short and sweet from me this month I wish you all every success with your running goals in 2017 have a wonderful and prosperous new year.


Andy and I have decided this month’s runner of the month should go to a member who has been in our thoughts a number of times this year and on each occasion has only been pipped by some outstanding performances, all year this guy has been smashing pb’s, 5k, 5m, 10k, 10m,  half marathon, and 15m.


He doesn’t broadcast his achievement’s but certainly deserves recognition for them, always turns out at xc, and recently demonstrated how hard he works on his core in the plank challenge, he quietly goes about his business and runs as hard as he can at every event, so please give it up and congratulate a true blue, Frank Gardiner.