Results update 28 July 2019 – Grimsby / Castle Howard 10k, Round Donny Run, Snowdon Mountain Race, Beacons Way Ultra 100, Manvers and parkruns

Snowdon Mountain race – 20 July 2019

Well done to Mariusz who finished in 122nd place with a time of 1:29:47.

Mariusz Felczerek said “Absolutely the best mountain race ever, highly recommend I never thought I would be able to run summit of Snowdon in 57 minutes and downhill is absolutely bonkers”.

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UK Members Council Appointment Representative of Clubs Affiliated in England


Message from UKA – for your information

29 July 2019

Dear Secretary

UK Members Council Appointment;
Representative of Clubs Affiliated in England

The UK Members Council plays a vital role in examining the activities of UK Athletics and its Board members, acting on behalf of affiliated clubs and organisations.  Members of the Council are elected or nominated – dependent on the sector of the sport they represent.  Elected members serve a four year term of office and are eligible to serve a maximum of two terms of four years of office.

Nominations are invited for one representative member of Clubs Affiliated in England.  The closing date for receipt of nominations is Monday 16 September 2019 at 12:00 noon. Details of the role are available for ‘download here’ and are also available at http://www.uka.org.uk/governance/uk-members-council/ where further information on the structure and role of the Council can be found.

If you choose to nominate a representative, please return the nomination form available for ‘download here’ duly completed and signed by email to elections@uka.org.uk.  Please address any queries to either elections@uka.org.uk  or call Ellen Neal on 0121 713 8460.

If more than one nomination is received, then a ballot will be held and the names of the successful candidate will be announced at the Annual General Meeting of the UK Members Council on Friday 13 December 2019.

Nomination Conditions
Nominations must be in writing;
Each club shall be entitled to nominate or second one individual only;
Only nominations made by clubs affiliated to England Athletics as at 1 July 2019 will be accepted
The nomination form must be signed by The Club Representative nominated; The Chair or Secretary of the eligible affiliated club making the nomination; The Chair or Secretary of four other eligible affiliated club supporting the nomination
The clubs nominating and seconding a candidate must carry at least 15 votes in total as at 1 July 2019.

Yours sincerely

Beth Dobbin

At the Anniversary Games this weekend, Beth ran a PB in the 200m PB, finishing in 3rd place with a time of 22:50. this broke her own Scottish record! Thanks to Andrea Page for the photo.

LOWER YDL – PROMOTION

After yesterday’s results, we have finished this years YDL in second place, which means a promotion for next year 😃. A fantastic achievement.

So….. as we come to the end of the 2019 Lower LYDL myself and Lynsey would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work and achievements over these last 4 fixtures. It has been hard and quite stressful at times to fill all events but when we get outcomes like we have this year it makes the effort for our athletes all worth while.
Thank you to parents for fetching your athletes, coaches for getting them to this level and all of our athletes.
Those of you which have competed out of your comfort zones and helped your team to achieve these results a massive thank you to you all.
The results this season have been phenomenal with many PB’s for you all.
Please all be proud of yourselves, you are all truly amazing and as your team mangers we could not be more proud.
Thank you and a massive well done to you all 
Dawn and Lynsey xx

Results update 21 July 2019 – Laxton, Scunthorpe & Priory 10k, Trunce, Sprotbrough 6.5k, Conquer the Forrest

Results from Grimsby 10k, Round Donny Run and the Castle Howard 10k Trail to follow next week, out of time.

Sprotbrough 6.5km – 13 July 2019

Tom wrote “My Dad used to help organise the race back in the 1980’s, it might sound daft but it’s always been something I’d wanted to win. I was in 3rd place for most of the race until we left Cadeby, with just over a mile to go I went for it.

I caught 2nd place quickly and then down the hill out of Cadeby with around ½ a mile to go I took the lead. The hill back up into Sprotbrough is a killer but I built up a gap and held on for the win.

With a new 1 mile PB of 5:44 for the last mile. It might be a small race, but it’s the village I grew up in and meant quite a lot! It’s also pleasing to add another Doncaster AC name to winner’s shield, with Joe Phillips and Carl Ryde on there in the last couple of years.”

Prize winners were Tom, Jessica and Dawn.

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Race to the Stones – Jonathan Frary

… so that’s 100k done then… lots to blab on about and it’s a good emotional download after a long time on your feet!

Back in Feb I made a decision to move away from Triathlon for a bit after 9 years of racing, decided what I liked best was running long distances when it’s hot (I have raynauds, it’s literally what my body is made for!)

Moving to a slow pace and running long distances was a hard adaptation for the body to make but I knew I couldn’t do ‘long’ without adapting my body to what I was going to ask it to do… so that’s all I’ve been doing.

After a pretty successful first win at a 50k distance in 4 hours 11, I decided to do a 100k (albeit a bit too early in the training programme to do a 100k, I was broke after the first 50k I did!)

The race:

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