Raffle Prizes

Message from Pam, please have a look around to see if you can contribute.

I am looking for any unwanted gifts etc., as prizes for the Christmas
Raffle and  Pam would be most grateful if they could pop them into the
Cabin when they come to the track.

Super Mile, Fleetwood Half, Trunce, Lincoln 5k and parkruns

The club championships have been updated by Chris Lawson, click here.  The Trunce is the next race in the club championships on 3 September and don’t forget to enter the Bawtry Forrest trail race which is also a counter.

The Cusworth 10k is the final road race the club hosts, enter it here.  We will be looking for lets of people to marshal it if your not running.

Please send race reports to Martin James.

Normanby Super Mile – 17 August 2018

Pos Time Name Cat
9 4:56 Peter Badger M40
20 5:23 Andrew Teasdale SM
56 6:22 Shaz Wood F35

Fleetwood Half (ish) Marathon – 19 August 2018

Michael wrote “Just short of 15 miles today with appalling marshalling at the fleetwood half meaning an extra loop of the course, reasonable time with weak and tired legs”.

Michael finished in 64th place with a time of 1:44:18

Trunce – Race 8

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Track and Field Inc EIS

Lots of excellent opportunities for competition over the coming months:

The South Yorkshire Indoor Open Series  (EIS) 2018 / 2019 is for U11, U13 and U15 athletes.  Numbers will be available in due course from Mrs Cullen who is the Team Manager.  Those who get a number will be entitled to a 15% discount at Up & Running  (on shoes).  See the below poster for dates and events.

“EIS indoor numbers now available from the cabin. Please collect if you’ve pre registered. If your unable to collect I can bring them to the first meeting on the 7th October. If you haven’t entered yet it’s a great meeting for U11/13/15 athletes and is only £13 for your number this covers all four dates. Any new members competing for the first time please be aware you require a vest/crop top. Available from the cabin on training nights £20/£25. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Any change of events or questions don’t hesitate to message me. Thanks Tammy”

Barnsley Winter track series (open to all but age groups apply as per UKA rules), provisional dates (subject to weather and availability):

5k on 9th January
3k on 23rd January
10k on 6th February

Run, Jump and Throw EIS

Do your online entries here.

12 December (Wed)

23 January (Wed)

5 February (Tues)


2018 / 2019 Cross Country Fixtures

Some dates for your diary (information will be added when it is available).  You can run against the best in the area, county and country in these events.

Entries for all these are done through the club (apart from the Sheffield Open races), details to follow of how to enter and get your numbers (don’t try to enter at the cabin yet).  You must have a current UKA number to enter these events.

Cross country racing is some of the best training you can do and its great fun.  Cross country spikes or off road shoes are usually recommended unless its not rained for weeks.

South Yorkshire League (All age groups U11 to Vets)

Numbers now available from the cabin (from 18 September)

14 October 2018 – Clifton Park, Rotherham (Sunday)

28 October 2018 – Campsall Country Park, Doncaster (Sunday)

18 November 2018 – Cannon Hall, Cawthorne (Sunday)

9 December 2018 – Graves Park, Sheffield (Sunday)

Race order and distances given below.

1 Boys Under 11 1500m
2 Girls Under 11 1500m
3 Girls Under 13 3000m
4 Girls Under 15 3000m
5 Boys Under 13 3500m
6 Boys Under 15 4000m
7 Ladies Under 17 4000m
8 Ladies Over 17 6000m
9 Men Over 65 6000m
10 Men Under 17 6000m
11 Men Over 17 10 000m

All ages as at 31 August preceding the League season (i.e. Runners must be UNDER on that day). Under 11s must be at least 8 on the day of the race. Vet ages from date of first fixture.

Northern Cross Country Relays (All age groups U11 to Vets) entries need to be sorted by around 10 October (closing date 15 October)

20 October 2018 – Graves Park, Sheffield (Saturday) – Junior athletes teams being managed by Barry Barnes and Paul Rowland.  Senior athletes Martin James.

National Cross Country Relays – (U13 to Vets) – entries need to be sorted by around 8 October (closing date 12 October)

3 November 2018 – Berry Hill, Mansfield (Saturday) – Junior athletes teams being managed by Barry Barnes and Paul Rowland.  Senior athletes Martin James.

Sheffield Open Cross Country Races

Provisional date – 19 January 2019, Graves Park, Sheffield (Saturday)

Yorkshire Cross Country Championships

Provisional date – 5 January 2019, Light Water Valley (Saturday)

Northern Cross Country Championships

26 January 2019 – Pontefract Racecourse (Saturday)

National Cross Country Championships

Provisional date – 23 February 2019, Harewood House, Leeds (Saturday)

Ultra Great Britain 2018, The Race Across Scotland

Ultra Great Britain 2018, The Race Across Scotland

6:10am and we off, all I remember thinking is “****” , here goes, 214 miles, oh “****” (insert what you want in the ****). I went into this with no intention to race, only to complete the course so that I had a better chance of racing it next year. I’d followed no training plan, no routine, dam I’d gone weeks without even running a mile. But I was there, I knew I’d done some big events this year, so even though I had not trained prop since last year’s 3rd place finish at this race, I knew I had some fitness, and my mental strength was in Hulk Mode. All of this flashed through my mind as I joined the line of runners heading up the first climb, only 200 meters into the race. I settled into a steady trott and as the field opened I found myself in the top 20, running with fellow UGB200 finishers from last year. Matt Armstrong and Peter James finished 6th & 7th in last year’s race, we stuck together for the morning reminiscing about the highs and lows of last years race, we had no issues other than missing a turn in the woods and ending up slogging through bogs to get back on course, quite ironic as we were bulling ourselves up only seconds before we missed the turn. We had lost about 15min with the detour but we knew that mentally were a strong team and if we could work together, we could have a chance of finishing this tough course. Sadly, I knew I could not keep the pace up with the lads, so after around 39mi I dropped back a bit and chatted to other runners. I eventually found myself on my own, I’d again taken a wrong turn. After checking my GPS on my watch & a call back to my support crew, I headed back to the trail. Through a field, over a wall, over a barbed wire fence, through nettles, chased by a crazy horse fly, through a stream and up an embankment, to find myself back on the trail, the trail I had just done. I’d only looped back on myself and had to run the extra 2mile again. I saw the funny side and cracked on. By this point the trail started to get tougher, the ground got boggier, the trail turned to overgrown countryside that just wanted to twist your ankles as it hid holes and rocks under its long grass.

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Results update 13 August 2018 – Askern 10, Newark Half, York 5k, Half Tour of Bakewell and Parkruns

Club Championships – next events:

Rother Valley parkrun – 25 August 2018.  The Trunce – 3 September 2018.   Doncaster 10K – 25 Nov 2018.  Bawtry forest – 9 September 2018.  Ward Green 6 – 23 December 2018.

More details and the spreadsheet here.  Thanks to Chris Lawson for his work on this.

Please send any race reports to Martin James, bit short on time at the moment so just listing results for recent events, well done all.

York 5k – 8 August 2018

Great event, 5 x 1000m loops.

Pos   Cat Cat Pos 1k 2k 3k 4k 5k Age Grade Chip
20 Martin James MV40 5 03:24 03:31 03:40 03:42 03:34 78.00% 00:17:48
61 Caroline Wheelhouse FV60 1 04:02 04:06 04:05 04:08 04:08 90.60% 00:20:25
75 Shaz Wood FV35 2 04:17 04:22 04:22 04:20 04:17 68.80% 00:21:32

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