Ponteland Runners traditionally run a handicap race annually, recently this has been just before Christmas, with many wearing Santa hats to add to the fun element of the event. This year, thanks to Matty we had 47 signed up for the run. On the night some dropped out and others turned up for a very positive 47 finishers.
Strava provides us with a great virtual view of the event. Great to see the faster runners having to work to try and chase down the field.
Great work by the volunteers to collect all the times when the finishers all come in so close together.
Results below showing the finishing order of the participants. Continue reading
27 degrees and 89% humidity and that was at 4:30am – oh, which was also the start time!
An F1 race track, medal/bottle opener and 3rd place in her category (and top 10% overall), here is a terrific race report from Stefania Williams on the Singapore Marathon – well worth a read.
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11 club members took part in this fairly well established local race in cold icy conditions producing some great performances and times.
With all the men finishing in the top 50 and the ladies also putting in strong performances this was a good day at the office.
full report and results
Although we rely on our Facebook posts for most club news, every now and then we circulate a newsletter to all of the email addresses we have for members. With the club continuing to grow apace, there is lots going on so here are some of the upcoming events and other news…….
Bowling Night on Saturday 2nd December 26 club members are heading to Eldon Leisure Bowling to see if they can bowl any better than they can run. If anyone else is interested in joining the group please contact Abby Dorani who will make enquiries. You can contact Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading
Thanks to Ann-Marie Shield for the following race report:
My first Wednesday run with Ponteland runners everyone was going on about the start of the cross country season coming up, “its great fun and the hot chocolate and cakes more than make up for the mud”… hmmmm I wasn’t convinced. Mud plus cold plus hills did not sound very fun and I thought everyone was plain crazy! I certainly didn’t think 2 months later I would be rocking up to Aykley heads with spikes in hand ready to run.
Eleven Ponteland Runners took part in the 2017 edition of this long established, very well organised 10k.
Despite the windy, cold conditions there were a number of PBs for members including a first sub 40 minute time for Roland Brown – well done Roland.