This was the first time I had competed in the Northern Cross Country Championships. I had a thoroughly enjoyable day watching all the action at what was a local event to Doncaster, Numbers across the board for cross country events have been well up this season and hopefully this will continue!
The course was tough with serious mud all over the place making areas very challenging, well done all the athletes. Great endurance training against some of the best athletes in the North of England.
We also had two volunteers from Doncaster Athletic Club helping Marshall the course so thank you to Kev Lincoln and Pete Wade.
The INAS European Cross Country Championships will be held in Thornes Park, Wakefield on 21st and 22nd February 2015. INAS is the world governing body for sports participants with learning difficulties.
There will be two championship races on each day, but we are hoping to make use of the course by providing an event for local runners. On the Saturday, we are holding a community run on the course for anyone aged over 11, and on the Sunday, we are putting on a cross country event for under 11s.
The under 11s event will start at 10-45. There is no entry fee and absolutely anyone under the age of 11 is welcome to come along and run. All changing and other facilities at the Thornes Park Athletics Stadium will be available for participants (the start is 150 metres away). The course will be approximately 2k. It will be a very good introduction for under 11s, perhaps leading the older ones into taking part in under 13 races next season. Although there will be no prizes, all under 11 runners will receive a commemorative medal. The entire event is covered by a UKA Cross Country Permit (Number 2015036).
We should be very grateful if you would help us by publicising the event in your club and, perhaps bring a “team” of under 11 runners. Although there is no pre-entry, it would help in our planning if you could, please, indicate by email if any of your under 11 are intending to come along.
Just a quick post to advise of the dates and venues, number will be available in the coming weeks for £7.
These are great club events where all abilities are welcome to compete against some of the best runners in South Yorkshire. All the courses are on country roads with some great views and I am sure we can all help with car sharing!
08/04/15 3 Merry Lads, Lodge Moor
22/04/15 Wombwell ALC School
29/04/15 Low Bradfield
13/05/15 Wagon & Horses, Oxspring
The start time for each race is 7.00 pm.
The Sandall Beat Trail 10K is on the 10 June 2015. Online entries have now opened for both the 10k and the fun run.
A fantastic morning for the race, cold but dry, blue skies, with a bit of wind. Great turn out from the club and a great return to form from Carl Ryde running his fastest 10 mile since 2013 and winning the race.
Lots of PB’s for Mark Benson, Martin James, James Smith, Chris Pye, Adam Brailsford?, Gary Long, Elizabeth Jackson.
Great to see the birthday boy Dave Grayson! (photo by Andrew Thrippleton)
|Position||Race No||Competitor Name||Gender||Category||Cat Pos||Club||Finish Time||Chip Time|
|1||526||Carl Ryde||Male||35-39||1/61||Doncaster AC||00:53:59||00:53:59|
|25||848||Mark Benson||Male||35-39||6/61||Doncaster AC||01:00:34||01:00:31|
|31||131||Martin James||Male||35-39||7/61||Doncaster AC||01:01:23||01:01:20|
|50||172||James Smith||Male||40-44||9/92||Doncaster AC||01:03:39||01:03:35|
|52||149||Chris Pye||Male||40-44||11/92||Doncaster AC||01:03:47||01:03:43|
|93||350||Adam Brailsford||Male||35-39||17/61||Doncaster AC||01:07:15||01:07:11|
|120||535||Richard Chandler||Male||40-44||23/92||Doncaster AC||01:09:22||01:09:14|
|177||71||Gary Long||Male||35-39||32/61||Doncaster AC||01:13:08||01:13:00|
|313||136||Glynn Jones||Male||45-49||54/83||Doncaster AC||01:19:48||01:19:34|
|329||568||Elizabeth Jackson||Female||40-44||15/59||Doncaster AC||01:20:32||01:20:21|
|381||341||Bill Topping||Male||60+||20/45||Doncaster AC||01:23:20||01:23:08|
|665||665||David Grayson||Male||60+||40/45||Doncaster AC||01:45:06||01:44:43|
|709||289||Michael Wakefield||Male||60+||44/45||Doncaster AC||01:53:50||01:53:27|