December Round-up

 Tue Jan 10 2012, 07:58am, 0 comments
2011 came to an end with a flurry of PBs. Of course, plenty of you were racing on Christmas Eve and New Years' Eve with a handful of members even racing on Christmas Day / NYD. The Stockport 10 proved a popular event in mid-December with 6 UKnetrunners in attendance - Lisa Gittins, making her debut at the distance staked a claim for the FV40 club record. At the Christmas Eve Conkers Parkrun Rebecca Oliver was another record breaker for 5k in the FV35 category.

Matt Dunn finished the year with three PBs over 5k, Half Marathon and Marathon, knocking a whopping 14 minutes off his best time at the Portsmouth Waterside Marathon. Pete Stockdale was also in action at Portsmouth runny a clever race before storming home for the victory. Pete's certainly found the winning habit lately and 2012 looks like it could be a great year for him.

Of course, the switch has flicked on the Grand Prix and Pete Stockdale and Andy Newham have been confirmed as Group 1 & 2 winners respectively. There'll be plenty of action in January though as the fun starts again.

January is also the month of our club AGM and the annual handicap event, Not the Roman IX. It looks like it could be our best ever turnout this year and it'll be great to see so many UKnetrunners in one place. David Kindred is running a "predict your time" competitition, with the closest time to their prediction winning the cashpot. Find out more on the forum.

New Club Records
5km: Rebecca Oliver (FV35) - 28:24
10 mile: Lisa Gittins (FV40) - 1:31:54

Personal Bests
5km: Matthew Dunn (19:52), Lisa Gittins (25:35), Dee Hopkins (26:52), Rebecca Oliver (28:24)
5 mile: Craig Simpson (42:37)
10km: David Gilbert (37:42), Andy Newham (47:44), Lisa Gittins (53:40)
10 mile: Jonathan Channell (1:16:29)
Half Marathon: Matthew Dunn (1:34:14)
Marathon: Matthew Dunn (3:25:01)

5 mile: Darren Ward (51:42)
10km: Joanne Pointon (56:43), Jeannie Hamers (1:02:40)
10 mile: David Gilbert (1:05:31), Andy Newham (1:19:58), Peter Mickleburgh (1:24:26), Lisa Gittins (1:31:54)

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