Happy New Year to all MAC members.
This week’s report, the first of 2018, includes:-
Cliveden Cross Country
- Cliveden Cross Country
- WSEH Winter Series
- Lee Valley New Year Open
- Parkrun News
- Membership news
On Sunday 7th December thirty two MAC members were among the 600 runners who took part in the scenic but challenging Cliveden Cross Country. It was a crisp, cold morning with a chilly wind but generally good running conditions for tackling the flight of 172 steps from up from the river (twice). Adam Stage was first home for the club in a time of 40:33, finishing 18th overall. Ellen Easten was first lady; and Pauline Siddons and Dave Waterman were both first in their age category. With a time of 53:05 Caroline Shrimpton achieved a Cliveden PB.
Full results are below:-
|Alejandro del Campo
|Rebecca de Jager
Adam Stage making the steps at Cliveden look easy (photo by Frankie Snells)
There are many, many more photos on the club Face Book page - to many to choose from!
WSEH Winter Series
On Sunday 7th December Raja Khan, Abbie Jones, Charlotte Jonkers , Annie Jonkers, Jack Britton, Isla Page and Adam Ulhaq took part in the second of four Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow AC winter series events at TVAC, along with coach Gordon Britton who jumped in his first triple jump competition for 30 years.
Adam Ulhaq ran 60m for the first time in an impressive 7.59 seconds and is currently joint 11th in his age group in the country. Abbie Jones jumped 9.74 metres in triple jump and finished first in her age category (a SB, but an indoor PB): she is currently ranked 9th in the country. Raja Khan jumped 10.45 metres in triple jump, also finishing first in his age category with a SB, but an indoor PB; he ran 60m in a time of 8.04 seconds. Charlotte Jonkers jumped her first ever triple jump with a distance of 9.13 metres (a PB) in achieved a SB long jump of 4.50 metres. Isla Page threw the shot a new PB distance of 8.29 metres and is currently 20th in the country; she ran 60m in a time of 8.85 seconds. Jack Britton ran an impressive first ever 60m in a time of 9.19 seconds and jumped 3.85 metres in long jump (a SB). Annie Jonkers who was competing for her first claim club ran also an impressive 60m in a time of 9.26 seconds and in long jump achieved a SB distance of 3.82 metres.
Coach Gordon Britton jumped an impressive triple jump of 10.57 metres despite no training in Vets. He was an inspiration to our junior athletes and being a competing athlete was able to advise them all on their jumps throughout the competition.
On New Year’s Day Abbie Jones took part in the Lee Valley New Year Open. She competed in the 800m - her first time running indoor on a banked track. She did well to finish with a SB time of 2:31:51 (an indoor PB).
Mac members have been competing in parkruns all over the world! Following the last report (before Christmas) Brian Roles has steadily improved his time at Hamilton Lake parkrun (in New Zealand) to 27:29 on the 23rd December and 27:11 on the Christmas Day. On the 23rd there was a family of 4 "Wokingham Nutters” and a speedster from Headington RRC in the 200+ runners. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky for the Christmas Day Park run which had an 8am start and a turnout of 125. Brian is due back home mid-January but may compete in the parkrun again before he leaves.
The Ralphs family have been parkrunning in Singapore in very warm conditions with a 7:30 am start.
Sarah Fogg took part in the Cottesloe Parkrun in Perth on 23rd December.
The Club would like to welcome two new members: Steve Overbury and Marika Karavan.