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January Round-up

 Thu Jan 29 2009, 01:00pm, 0 comments
2009 got off to a busy start with 5 club members racing on New Years' Day. Darren Rowe ran to a new 10k PB (49:13) in Cleethorpes, but it was Krissie Newton that took an early lead in the Grand Prix with her fantastic run in the Coventry 5 mile race, finishing with a PB of 38:56. Krissie has been regularly competing in cross country events recently and clearly this is having a positive effect on her road running.

January seems to be the month for shorter races with 8 runners logging 10 times for 5ks, the highlights of which are Ann Hood's PB in difficult conditions in the Bupa Great Winter Run (Edinburgh), then subsequently lowering her PB to 22:52 in the Parkrun Glasgow, and Dean Ward's PB (23:08) in the monthly midweek 5k event in Derby. Over 5 miles, there was a strong debut at the distance for Barry Davis in 39:45 and a PB for Sandra Clark in 49:49.

Next up, the NTRIX 12k event, which saw an impressive 29 UKNR members in attendance. There were impressive performances all round, with the pick of the bunch being race winner Stephen Price, who was joined by Pete Stockdale & Pearce Phillips to win the 3rd men's team prize. Please see the full NTRIX report for more details on a strong showing for the club.

On the same day as NTRIX, Steve O'Donnell made his 10 mile debut in the "Les Witton" event. Although the PB was guaranteed, his time of 1:19:34 suggests that he can expect new PBs over other distances in the near future. Staying with 10 mile events, the Ferriby 10 saw 4 UKNR members in attendance with Steve Allenby improving his PB, set at the same event in 2008, by over 3 minutes.

Well done to all members that raced during January, but please remember to enter your results on the club website. If you don't, we won't be able to share in your progress and you won't be included in the Grand Prix.

So, looking forward to February, here's a quick run down of who's running where:

1st Feb
Alsager 5 mile - Stephen Price, Andy Downs
Dewsbury 10k - Mark Hill
Fulfords Great West 5 – Mark Willcocks

8th Feb
Wokingham Half - David Robertson
Nick Beer 10k - Bill Preston, Mike Barry

14th Feb
G3 race 2 - Matt Dunn

15th Feb
St Valentines 30k - David Robertson, Pete Stockdale, Mike Jarman, Shaun Bonner, Brigitte Groves
Plymouth Hoe 10 mile - Mark Willcocks

18th Feb
Derby Midweek 5k - Stephen Price

22nd Feb
High Legh Moffat Memorial 10k - Andy Downs, Bill Preston, Mike Barry
Bourton-on-the-Water 10k - Stephen Price
Sussex Beacon Half - Andy Smith, Helen Cross
Weston Tough Ten - Richard Beetlestone
Sleaford Half – Shaun Bonner

If you've got a race coming up, please add it to the event calendar on the club website. We're now seeing many members running in the same events and arranging to meet before/after the race for a chat. Please feel free to visit the club forum to see if anyone is running the same race as you and wants to meet at the race for some moral support.

If you've forgotten your login details for the website (these are different to the forum), please contact Stephen Price or Matt Leatham.