Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Tue 28th Mar - Pete Hartley Memorial Liver Hill
Spring is in the air and the clocks are going forward, so that can only mean one thing - evening races and the first one in the A&T calendar is a Fell race, which is at Marl Pits next Tuesday.
Entry is FREE, yes that's FREE.  And not only that, you get a cream egg when you finish!  This is a traditional straight up, straight back down race that's doable for all (about 5 miles).  You would be advised to wear trail shoes and typically will require a waterproof top, but it's a well marked and marshalled event, so navigation is simples.  If you have any questions or are fell-nervous then please don't hesitate to get in contact.  I also have some spare kit available if anyone wants to try without buying.
Full details can be found on the link below.

Monday, 20 March 2017

GIN PIT Half Marathon

Captains Log.

Well this was my last race before turing into a Veteran and it was certainly one I won't forget in a hurry. There were lots of races to choose from yesterday 20 milers / duathlons / half marathons / 5k's / 1 miler but having the Gin Pit race in our club championships is where my loyalty lied.

 The organisation by our very own Malc Collins and Yuk-Lam was top notch as per usual and on behalf of the club I would like to thank you both for your hard efforts.   However next time could you please ensure the course is alot less muddier and that no rain or wind are present.  

22 Blue vests turned out for this event with 7 members making their first appearance of the season in the road calendar.

Coming home in first place overall was our very own Simon Ford who had a cracking race and was pushed all the way by our track coach David Sloane - 10 sec gap.   The 3rd A&T member home was Gary Stevens.

For the ladies 1st and 2nd place overall were Josie Maley-jones and Susan Fletcher and the 3 A&T home was Claire Matchwick who also secured a very impressive PB - and in those conditions is a great achievement - Well Done.

Another significant achievement was Clare Unsworth beating Bacon Mon for the first time ever - an she full made sure  we all knew about it - including Ian.

There was plenty of support from club members around the course and I thank you all and I would like to thank Rebecca and Phil for time keeping for us all - standing in the rain for all that time is not great but we fully appreciate it,  Thanks.

Full results and times can be found here :-

We now have a short break whilst some of you go off doing marathons -  the next club race will be
"The Captains - Track 1 mile event"   I'm hoping to see record numbers at the track for this event including some of the old / new members.   It would be great if you could offer you support if you can't run.    Ladies race 6-45    Men  7-00pm     Drinks in the WW afterwards.     There will be a £3 entry fee for this race with all competitors receiving a special A&T club memento.  

Cap'n CB     (6 days to go)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

2017 ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon - Sunday 2nd April

2017 ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon - Sunday 2nd April

I attended the final briefing last night and we have been allocated the same spot as last year – Drinks Station 11 Kingsway Bus Stop postcode M32 9BD

Our busy time will be between 11:00 – 15:00

I will not be able to attend on race day as I will be in Paris (Jo didn’t check with me before she booked!)

I will pass everything on to Suzanne tonight at training and Lynn Boylin has kindly offered to act as team leader on the day

Suzanne, Dave & Lynn will do the early shift

I need everyone else at the drinks station between 11am - 4pm

I know not everyone can do those hours so just come and do the hours you can. If you haven't registered as a volunteer but fancy coming watching, helping or supporting - just turn up! 

Finally, please bring your own food as, the organisers have decided that instead of providing lunch for the volunteers they will be giving an extra £3.50 donation per person