Congratulations to Ann Moorhouse, winner of this year’s first race of the lake handicap series. Ann came in a whopping 4 minutes 11 ahead of her handicap time. Victoria Webster was an almost-as-impressive 3:44 under her handicap with Stuart Vickers not far behind.
On a lovely and unusually still night, there were lots of great performances to start the year.
This year’s fell championship is under way with the next race at Wolf’s Pit on 20th March. There’s a varied programme of races in the championship running all the way through to November, with the best 6 from the 12 to count. These races are open to all and there are a mix of weekend and evening races.
The V50 men finally broke the ladies’ 6-race winning streak with victory in the annual challenge race for the first time since 2013. First across the line was Naomi Elliott, followed by Hannah Matharu, but the men packed well in the midfield and a navigational error may have played its part…
Thursday 23rd December – 7pm at NWSC – No Selby Road hills this week.
Monday 27th December – No club run.
Tuesday 28th December – No track.
Thursday 30th December – No club run – centre closed.
Monday 3rd January – No club run.
Tuesday 4th January – 8pm at Bingham Leisure Centre – Meet at 7.45pm for warm-up. 5 x 500m.
Thursday 6th January – 7pm at NWSC. No Selby road hills. Hills will be back on 13th January.
Don’t forget the Christmas Relays on at 10.30 on 28th December. If you’re not running, Steve T would love to hear from you for a spot of festive marshalling.
See your club email for contact details.
In light of the current Omicron situation we’ll be keeping an eye out for any government announcements that could change any of the above sessions and will communicate via email and Facebook in the event that changes need to be made.
To reserve your place please use THIS FORM to register and remember to pay directly to the club bank account, details below ensuring you state your name as a reference for us to cross check with for final numbers.
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Your Social Secretaries Ann and Emma will be delighted to welcome you to a fantastic evening!
The winner of this year’s Lake Handicap series is selfie supremo Chris Jekiel who came from 7th place to take the title by a comfortable margin with an impressive 4th place on the night.
He beat previous series leader Mark Bidmead into second place.
The winner on the night was Sue Whitehead with Emma Moncrieff second and Christine Heaton third.
On a warm but for once still night almost three quarters of the field beat their handicap times and it was great to see so many faces, old and new, for the social afterwards. Roll on next year when we hope to have a full series of real races and some of us are going to have brutal handicap times. But still we come back for more…