Snowdon walk update
IMPORTANT The planned Snowdon walk for Saturday 20th April being led by Dave Luckman has been CANCELLED. This is due to advice because severe weather conditions are forecast. New date will be announced soon.
SUMMER TIME RUNNING BEGINS TUESDAY 9th APRIL. Meeting on White House car park Tuesdays and Thursdays. Normal meeting times apply. Sunday still at Marquis Drive normal times apply.
Please remember subsriptions are now due. Please pay A.S.A.P. to keep your membership up to date.
Anyone you know who may be interested a 8 week beginners course starts soon on Wednesday evenings. When this ends speed work sessions will begin. Look out for more info comong soon.
Hare and Hounds
THANKS EVERYONE who turned out for the Hare &Hounds run. Some faces we havn't seen for a while and a special thanks to Sneyd Striders who always support this event. £97:90 was raised which will go into our good causes pot. The charity will be chosen in the new year so watch this space to see where we shall make our donation. Thanks again.
Training run Thursday 4th April Cannock Leisure centre
REMEMBER NEXT TUESDAY 9th APRIL SUMMER TIME RUNNING BEGINS AT WHITE HOUSE CAR PARK
normal meeting times apply
WINTER ROUTE 2
Out of centre right and right again to chemist islands. Go straight on down Dartmouth Avenue to the Ascot pub where you turn left along Longford Road over the A460 still in Longford Road to cenotaph where you go right to the A5. Here you are at a set of traffic lights where you go left to Churchbridge Islands. Take the 2nd exit along the Eastern By-pass to Tip Island. Here turn left past Wickes and back via Allport Street.
Don't turn left at Tip Island go straight on to MacDonald's island and past garage on your right. Go under Railway Bridge to Hawkes Green crossroads. Go straight on again up Common Lane. At next crossroads turn left into Heath Gap then right to Central. Here take first left up Old Fallow to the Pied Piper then left down the Pye Green Road back to Leisure centre.
Don't go up Old fallow go straight on at Central along Huntington Terrace then left along Belt Road to Jubilee. Here you turn left along the Pye Green Road at traffic lights go right to A34. Turn left by the White Lion down the A34 back to the centre.
At the end of Huntington Terrace turn right (instead of left) down Belt Road to Bridge pub (by the new island) where you go left to Bee-hive Island. Here turn left up Green Heath Road left again at the next island past the Samson Blewitt. At the top left along the Pye Green Road all the way back to the centre.
Cross Country Westwood High School Leek
Cross Country at Leek always a traumatic journey being the farthest away and far too many speed camera's. Luckily conditions were very good. I even had chance to sit out in the sun (although well wrapped up gloves were not needed) and take a nap waiting for the girls to arrive. Bev & Yvonne arrived with 20 mins to spare looking nervous Bev had a chance of 3rd place overall. Her hamstring injury proved too severe for the toughest course of the series. In the end had to settle for 4th place in her vet category. She come 49th in the race while Yvonne had her best race this year in 64th place. The girls run at the same time as the junior men one of which (from a rival club) was celebrating his birthday so we sang "Happy Birthday" as he ran up "Killer Hill" he abliged and raised his hands (don't know where he found the strength) in acknowledgement. What a brilliant atmosphere.
We had 6 men running which our girls cheered on enthusiastically. Kevin Loundes 66th Richard Soltysik 120th (don't think he expected "killer Hill" Dave Hetherington 150th (no sprint finish this time) Steve Bowman 169th Chris Lake 198th and Steve Burnham 211th. Well done Harriers
Ironman 70.3 Pays D' Aix France 2012
Hi Everyone, Just like to say I completed Ironman 70.3 in a respectable time of 7HRS 24 mins, It was an amazing experience from start to finish, including all the training. For those who don't know and who might want to join us for the next one, Ironman 70.3 is 1.2m swim 56m bike 13.1m run with cut offs of 1hr.10mins swim 5hr.15mins bike from start and 8hr.30mins run.
After London Marathon in April training Began with Andrew, Rob and Neil, every sat morning at Barton Marina we would do a 2k swim and sometimes bike there and back, as I've got a fear of open water swimming, to start with all i could manage was breast stroke and to be honest that was with putting on a brave face, but with lots of practice at Burntwood Leisure Center on a Friday night at our swim fit classes I mastered front crawl. Because of our busy lifestyles lot's of the training was done on our own in the week, there was no let up lot's of swimming, biking and running and we mixed in some races here and there.
And then... the run up week of the 23rd September 2012 Race Day was upon us, so much preperation had to go into getting ready for the flight with all our kit, it was stressfull!! to say the least.