Road captains report
Happy New Year to everyone.
Following several successfully beginners courses, Duncan and Gareth W have kindly given up their time to set up this year’s 10 week beginners course. Again over 50 runners have registered and have come along to all sessions. Thank you to the many helpers who are also giving up their runnuing time to assist. Hopefully we will see many of these beginners join the club at the end.
The third fixture of the Borders league saw a mixture of fortunes with the men finishing a hugely impressive 3rd place on the day with all of our counters in the top 90. The ladies team was severely depleted due to other commitments but they still did extremely well to finish 6th on the day. Overall the men leapfrogged Helsby and are now in 4th position in Division 1 whilst the Ladies are holding their own in 6th place. The next fixture at Tattenhall is crucial for both teams so we are hoping that everyone will come along and continue our superb turnouts so far, it would also be great to see some debutants.
The same day Amie Bagnall and Sian Beck had strong runs in the Telford 10k. Amie breaking 38 minutes for the second time and Sian recording a 51 second pb. Well done ladies.
Twin piers -despite a very cold morning we had another impressive turnout with 20 runners taking part. The teams finished in a creditable 3rd place overall and we also had a few individual prizes. Despite only being 15 Eve Scott had a stunning debut winning the FU20 and is certain to be a vital asset to the club in years to come. Dean Longley and Sian Beck couldn’t let the youngster have all the fun and both managed to pick up 2nd place in the M35 and F40.
Helsby half - well done to all that took part on a pretty good day and congratulations to Julie Evans and Haydn Johnson both setting new pb’s
Thanks again everyone for your commitment to the team.
Ally & Dean
27th Jan Chester Borders 17th Feb Village Baker Half 23rd Feb Rhyl 10 mile (NW champs) 3rd March Borders Birkenhead 31st March Borders Buckley