Wednesday 23 January 2013

Girls Can Do It Too!

Running NEWS 
In Southport
Victoria Park Miles Sunday 27th 9.30 am
Report by coach Rob McGrath
Hi All Hope you have all been training hard in the snow while Sarah and I have been struggling with the heat in the Caribbean. Still all has to end sometime. The Victoria Park mile reps are going to be back on, on Sunday 27th Jan, ie this Sunday. For half marathoners the time limit is 1h30m or upto 11miles For marathoners its upto 2h30m or 20miles Remember 1mile at target pace followed by 1min rest and then off again. Meeting time is at 9.30am for 9.45am start. See you all there, if you cant make it then tell anyone else who may interested. The more the merrier. 10 of us had an excellent session last time. Regards Rob

Friday 18 January 2013

Oprah And Lance Armstrong; The World Excclusive-=Full Length Video

Torchlit Tip 5k review Despite the threat of an ice skating session the final race in the Torchlit Tip 5k Series went ahead last night in surprisingly good conditions. Matt Thompson sped off from the outset, determined to rectify his previous navigational error, with thirty runners in hot persuit. With a finishing time of 17:42, a minute ahead of the rest of the pack, Matt did indeed stamp his authority on the final race of this series. There was a sprint finish for second position with Max Rothwell overtaking Steve Mclean on the final stretch to finish with a new personal best time of 18:42 and will no doubt be soon looking to put pressure on his dad’s historic (pre-garmin era) PB’s. First lady home was Trace Peters in a time of 20:22. Many thanks for those helping and bearing torches at strategic points in freezing conditions and also to Nicola and Neil, the ever present timekeeper, adding an air of authority to the proceedings and generally ensuring fair play all round. The three winter runs have achieved 102 entrants and a host of valuable helpers. Initially to offer a fun detour to the dark winter nights, the event has proved popular and will return. In the meantime Rick will now orchestrate the summer series and urge you all to continue with your support and attendance. Andrew Hudson

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Torchlite 5K results

Position Name Time 1 Matt Thompson 17:42 2 Max Rothwell 18:42 3 Steve Mclean 18:44 4 Rick Bowker 19:13 5 Matthew Nelson 20:18 6 Trace Peters 20:22 7 Andrew Hudson 20:31 8 Simon Tobin 20:36 9 Mark Taylor 20:47 10 Brian Davey 21:01 11 Mark Davies 21:24 12 Matthew Tobin 21:51 13 Rob Cosgrove 22:53 14 Phil Foster 23:00 15 Ed Sherstone 23:06 16 Vicky Harvey 23:07 17 Brian Gow 23:29 18 Sarah Grayson 23:50 19 Phil Baxendale 25:30 20 Christine Cutner 25:48 21 Mary O'Brien 25:51 22 Carol Wright 26:15 23 Steve Flannagan 26:27 24 Jessica Peters 26:34 25 Susan Lally 26:44 26 Dan Wilkinson 26:44 27 Sue Stewart 26:53 28 Elaine Sutton 27:18 29 Jane Blacklin 29:05 30 Gill Gillison 31:33 31 Amanda Bradbury

Explaing A Runners High!

Many runners claim to get a runner's high when they run. What is it? Former world class marathon runner Dick Beardsley talks about his experience with a runner's high and how elusive it's been 
 for him.

Saturday 12 January 2013

Torchlit Tip 5k Wednesday 16th January

Report by Nic
Wednesday 16th January sees the final Torchlit Tip 5k of what has been a very successful and enjoyable 2012/13 winter series. Open to runners of all ages and abilities, everyone is welcome along to this unique event. Held on the reclaimed land off Benthams Way by Dobbies, the 5k route is marked out with glow sticks and the sight of the participants hurtling around the course lighting their way with head-torches is quite one to behold! Usual 7pm start and array of spot prizes. Anyone wishing to help marshal the event is, as always, more than welcome.

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Adrenaline Rush On Top Of The World

Meet young people who spend their free time climbing construction sites and towers and ignoring safety ropes - all in search of adrenaline. The higher they get, the better they feel!

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Ashurst Beacon Fell Race 2013

Upcoming Races
The excellent Ashurst Beacon Race is coming up again real soon highly recommend if you enjoy a challenge :0]
  • Date & time: Sat 12th Jan 2013 at 12:30pm
  • Country: England
  • Region: South/West Pennines
  • Category: BS
  • Distance: 9.5km / 5.9m
  • Climb: 290m / 951ft
  • Venue: Prince William Inn, Dalton, nr Skelmersdale, WN8 7RU.
  • Grid ref: 502075
  • Skills & experience: PM
  • Minimum age: 17