Sunday 19th of January saw the KADS at the BDL Cross Country race at Bramcote Park.
I would like to thank the 26 runners who took part. Well done to Ryan on his debut for the club, and also a special mention for Alan, Glen, Rob G, Dan G, Dave S and Ash who joined us having been injured over the last year.
All KADS put in a brilliant performance with Bruce Raeside being our first finisher in a fantastic second place. The scores on the doors - Men = 552, 10th place and the Ladies = 576, 6th place. Combined KADS = 1128, 8th place.
I'd like to thank Steve Robinson-Day and Glen Weston for sorting transport and Nick and Helen for bringing the tent and sorting the race admin. Also a big thank you to the support from friends and family on the sidelines. When a voice shouts 'Come on KADS', it kept me going.
On Sunday 16th February we tackle 5th and final BDL race in the cross country season. So far we have had 16 ladies and 26 men take part in the series. Thanks to everybody for running, there have been some brilliant performances. Let's get as many KADS as we can out for the final race.
One very happy Skip. Thank you all.
Kimberley and District Striders got the New Year off to a flying start at the Nottinghamshire County Cross Country Championship on the 4th January.
On a tough and very muddy course around Shipley Country Park the men's senior team finished 6th, while the ladies senior teams (pictured above at the start) finished 4th and 10th. A special mention also goes to KADS member Bruce Raeside who, running for his first club team of Notts AC, came 3rd overall and won his age category. Congratulations to everyone who took part.
HAPPY NEW YEAR KADS!
We had KADS at 13 different Parkrun locations over the weekend and on New Years Day we had 13 ladies and 18 men out Parkrunning. Well done if you did the Parkrun double.
Congratulations to the following milestones from New Years Day:
Becca Richardson - 100
Bruce Raeside - 100
Abi Page - 50
Jess Murray - 50
Thomas Hayes - 50
Also well done Daniel Gooch, Kerstine Herbert and Kev Rogers who all got PB's at Bestwood Park.
Finally on behalf of everyone at the club we would like to wish all the best for the future to Thomas Hayes and Jess Murray on your engagement at your 50th Parkrun this morning. Good luck to you both.
We are proud to see one of our newer members feature on the front page of Broxtowe Matters this Autumn. Zoe is a fantastic runner and one inspirational lady indeed. Read more here.
Zoe is also taking part in a Spin-a-thon fundraising for Children in Need at Kimberley Leisure Centre on 15th November. She'll be doing the full 14 hours - if you want to join her and help raise money, please sign up at the leisure centre or pop along and donate!
The club has enjoyed a fantastic summer season of racing, with record numbers of members taking part. Michael O'Brien took overall victory in the Men's V70+ category, Kev Rogers took 3rd overall in the Men's 65 category. Our Ladies also enjoyed great success with Kerstine Herbert taking 3rd overall in the Ladies V40 category and Sue Mclouglin taking 3rd overall in the ladies V65 category
We also had a number of runners record top 10 overall finishes in the various age categories. A massive well done to all involved in what has been a wonderful season's racing
Most of the race dates for the upcoming Cross Country season are now confirmed and on our calendar. Please have a look and get your race plans sorted! As soon as the County and National Championship dates are published, We will let you all know. Just remember, the North Mids League as well as the regional and national championship races all require affiliation to the EA.
This weekend sees our very own Kerstine take on the Ring o' Fire coastal ultra marathon in Angelsey. The race is a 135 mile journey over three days around the island, with an incredible 90% of it being in areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Kerstine is an experienced ultra marathoner and we wish her all the best for this, one of her biggest challenges. If you want to support her, please check out the link to the tracker here and if you want to go a bit further, please check out her sponsorship page, as Kerstine has been avidly raising money for the Stroke Association, you can read her story and support her cause here.
Yes you lucky people! it's nearly the time of year to get all muddy in the name of fun and hearty competition. Below are some key dates for your diaries. If you are new to the club or haven't run cross before, have no fear! It's great fun and an ideal way to to keep sharp and fit over the winter. Trail shoes are highly recommended, although a pair of Spikes are the ideal footwear, especially as the Winter takes hold.
13/10/19 Shipley Park
These dates are to be confirmed, and there may be an additional fixture in December.
North Mids league
12/10/19 Markeaton Park
9/11/19 West Glebe Park, Corby
7/12/19 Shipley Park
11/01/20 Wollaton Park
Athletes require EA affiliation for this League.
Other events to consider on the Winter calender are:
The BMAF National x/c relays held at West Park, Long Eaton on the 26/10/19 (
The National x/c relays at Berry Hill, Mansfield on the 2/11/19
The County x/c Championships, venue to be confirmed and the event usually takes place the first weekend of the new year.
The English National x/c Championships. This is the big one and one of the best running events you will ever take part in. The event is on home soil this time as it takes place at Wollaton Park, the date will be confirmed in November
The events above also require EA affiliation, as they are Championship events.
Here's to Muddy Fun!