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MAC News Report

10th January 2017

Berkshire Cross Country Championships



Maidenhead AC hosted the Berkshire Cross Country Championships at Braywick Park on Saturday 7th January.  It was a very successful event thanks to very efficient organising by Cross Country captain Leila Oliver and many club members who supported by manning the car park, marshalling, and providing very welcome refreshments.  MAC was also well represented by junior members who competed including Luke Lom Hynes who came 2nd in U13 and qualified for the inter-county championships in Birmingham and Nathan Brammer who came 10th in U17, narrowly missing out on qualifying. Photos of the event can be found at http://www.maidenheadac.org/gallery.
 
Winter Enigma Marathon

 

On Saturday 7th January Sam Brewster and Adam Stage took part in what must have been one of the first marathon events of the year, the Winter Enigma in Milton Keynes. They were surrounded by amateur running royalty with a good proportion of runners sporting their "100 marathon club" vests. Sam can home first overall in 3:03:57 in his very first marathon with Adam not far behind in second place in 3:08:15, taking 8 minutes off his previous best. 
 
Cliveden Cross Country 10k



21 MAC members took part in the annual Cliveden Cross Country race on Sunday 8th January.  There was a fine drizzle for the whole of the race, but it was not cold and surprisingly not as slippery as anticipated despite heavy rain a few days previously.
 
First home for the Club was Matthew Davenport who came 2nd overall in a time of 37.01; Margarate Maton was 3rd in the ladies over 40 category in a time of 48.26; Dave Waterman was 2nd in the men’s over 70’s in a time of 58.18; and Pauline Siddons was 1st in the ladies over 70’s in a time of 1.01.13
 
The provisional results are as follows:
 
Matthew Davenport                   0:37:01
Jon Kew                                    0:42::09
Anthony Hall                              0:44:12
Alejandro Del Campo                0:47:00
Greg Marsh                               0:47:35
Margarate Maton                       0:48:26
Chris Ellis                                  0:49:57
Gareth Ralphs                           0:50:02
Caroline Shrimpton                    0:53:29
Simon Goldfinch                        0:57:02
Nigel Patterson                          0:57:49
Dave Waterman                         0:58:18
Jeanette Sanderson                  1:00:31
StJohn Ford                               1:00:50
Pauline Siddons                         1:01:13
Rosie Ellis                                  1:04:02
Lynsey Robbins                         1:05:54
Shazia Ahmad                           1:08:00
Sandip Bhangoo                        1:11:43
Helal Stephan                            1:12:48
Rebecca De Jager                     1:13:56
 
News from Michael Hiscott

Michel recently donned his MAC vest and represented the club in two races whilst he was back visiting his family in the UK over the Christmas period.
He was particularly pleased to be training and racing again having had two foot surgeries (one on each foot) in 2016. The first race was the Clevedon 4 mile Boxing Day race, where he finished 2nd with a time of 19:39.  Michael also raced the Nos Galan New Year’s Eve 5km in what was a very hot field. He ended up in 11th place with a time of 15:03. 
 
Maidenheadac.org
The new website was successfully launched on 1st January thanks to a lot of hard work by webmaster Matthew Shaw and several working groups focusing on different sections of the site.  We are delighted to welcome Chris Sutton as the first new member to join and pay subs online!


Judi Jeffries
News Team

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