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!
As the Summer League drew to a close this week, we are pleased to be able to share in the success of two of our members in the Winter Booths Decorators' Cross Country league 2018/19.
Kerstine (left) succeeded in achieving 3rd place in the VL40 category and Karen (right) earned an outstanding 2nd place in the VL55 category. Both won prizes courtesy of Derby Runner - well earned!
The XC leagues starts in October time - if you've never tried it but always wondered, ask any of the committee and we'll gladly give you some tips on trail shoes, spike options and what to expect. They are a tough set of races, but made all the more interesting by the great venues and "interesting" terrain.