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MAC News Reprt

9th May 2017

This evening’s Wargrave 5k has been postponed due to road closures.  There will be track sessions for both seniors and juniors at the club.
This week’s news includes:-

  • Marlow 5
  • Bracknell Half Marathon
  • Woodley 10k
  • Junior news – Alder Valley Boys’ competition
  • Sports nutrition products sale at the clubhouse
  • An apology!

Marlow 5
MAC was very well represented with 13 runners taking part in this popular 5 mile event on Sunday 7th May.  Running conditions were perfect, with great organisation and fantastic support from the marshals and the locals adding to the runners’ enjoyment.
Pauline Siddons was first in her age category, and Dave Waterman 2nd.  
Laurence Miles finished first for the club in 00:28:25.  Other results were as follows:-
James Tarrant               00:33:34
David Irvine                   00:35:46
Chris Ellis                     00:37:01
Matthew Shaw               00:39:11
Dave Waterman             00:42:05
Pauline Siddons                        00:43:10
Jeanette Sanderson       00:44:46
Helen Pocock               00:45:03
Lynsey Flitton               00:45:32
Alison Attard                 00:46:09
John Scaife                  00:48:10
Benita Scaife                00:48:10
Bracknell Half Marathon
Also on Sunday 7th May  5 MAC members ran the Bracknell Half. The conditions were perfectly cool, and they all had good runs despite the undulations. Sarah Fogg was particularly pleased to run under 2 hours, only the 3rd time she has ever done that!  (In fact she smashed that target by over 2 minutes!)
Results are below (chip time in brackets)
Jeremy Lockett             01:43:25 (01:43:10)
Ali Fyffe                                   01:49:36 (01:49:23)
Carolyn Lockett             01:53:15 (01:53:01)
Sarah Fogg                    01:57:57 (01:57:43)
Greg Marsh also ran but forgot to put his chip on his shoe! His unofficial time, from his stopwatch was

Woodley 10k
Chris Sutton and Caroline Shrimpton ran the Woodley 10k on Sunday, with Caroline achieving another PB.  Chris finished in 00:47:29, just ahead of Caroline in 00:47:39.

Caroline and Chris with Chris's wife, Mandy 

Junior news: Alder Valley Boys’ competition
On Sunday 7th May the boys’ first Alder Valley competition of the season took place at Guildford.  Although Maidenhead came 5th overall, U13 boys came 3rd and our non-scoring U11 boys also put in great performances on the day. Our U15s had less than half their team, but the five boys who did compete put in some fine performances and scored valuable points for the club. One notable performance was Luke-Lom Hynes winning the 1500m race in a time of 4:40.3. Many of the boys gained PBs.
Our U11s did amazingly well with Jack Britton coming joint first with Callum Presnail and one other athlete in 75m, then Jack also winning Long Jump in a distance of 3m 84cm; MAC took the top 4 places in Long Jump: 2nd was Callum Presnail; 3rd Dominic Monger; and 4th Lucas Norton. Dominic Monger came 1st in Shot with a throw of 5.36m and Lucas Norton took second place in 1000m. The U11 Relay team also won the relay.
Our U13 boys saw some notable performances from Alex Stizraker who came in 2nd place in Shot with a throw of 6.36m, and Ethan Towers who was 3rd. Ethan also came 2nd in the Discus and Leo Boyes 3rd in Javelin with a throw of 20.75m.
An Apology …
… to Gareth Ralphs who ran the Danesfield Dash in 00:48:07, not 00:49:07 as reported.
Forever Living Products
On Tuesday 16th May Andrea North and her colleague Jenny Martin will be at the clubhouse with a selection of products from their sports nutrition range which they feel are particularly beneficial for runners.
They will be at the clubhouse from 6:15 when they will be able to give you more information.

Judi Jeffries
News Team

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