January RotM - Rich Cliff
Long Eaton Running Club is a friendly running club with over 200 members.
We are a diverse group. We have notable success in helping to get people in the local area running through the Couch-to-5k programme, we are enthusiastic supporters of our local parkrun, and we are very successful in local competition.
Club nights are on Tuesday and Thursday each week; meeting at West Park Leisure Centre from 6.45pm, with the run commencing at 7.00pm. There are usually at least two options for distance and, if you are new to the club, you will be paired with a similar-paced runner to make sure you don’t get lost.
We offer FREE trial membership for 4 weeks. So; if you fancy a run with us, just drop us a message to let us know you will be coming along and then make yourself known when you arrive.
To get a feel for what the club is like ahead of your visit, please take a look around this website or our public-facing page.
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The next event in the calendar is : Wednesday Speed Session at West Park, 7pm
I can't make it this Wednesday, but Marc Kinch should be there with his whistle.
4 x 30 seconds 30 seconds rest
4 x 1 minute 1 minute rest
4 x 2 minutes 2 minutes rest
4 x 1 minutes 1 minute rest
4 x 30 seconds 30 seconds rest
This session is suitable for everyone as we re-group after every other repeat.
If you've not done speed work before come and have a go, just do part of the session.
Meet at 7pm at the top of the park, ready warmed up and raring to go
Head torch/hi-vis advised
Click here for the full calendar
Runner of the Month
Congratulations to Richard Cliff
Another member who has been seriously considered for Runner of the Month before, for his strong progress and continued improvement, despite being a V55! Saying that, our incredibly strong V55 group as a whole, defy belief time and time again with their running.
After being injured for a period of 2019, Rich has worked hard to get back into the shape he was in and has started 2020 with an absolute bang and is making himself known to be one of the best V55's in the area, particularly over XC, where he sets a high standard. Beginning at the county championships, Rich was on the podium, claiming a fine 3rd place for Derbyshire on a very tough course, beating many younger athletes, which is a top achievement in itself.
Since then, Rich has established himself on the BDL series too, with an age category win at Bramcote, which now positions him very well in the overall series - with what is now essentially a race-off at the final race, to determine whether it's a gold or silver he ends up with!
Whilst it difficult to work out Vet category placing in the East Mids series, Rich again ran a superb race at Holme Pierrepont to come in as second LERC back and no doubt in amongst the leaders, if not the victor for his category. The 149 point haul, also helped move him to joint top of our competitive V55 league.
Finally, without a XC to take part in last weekend, Rich settled for a parkrun and ran another sub-20 clocking, only 12s off his PB - Further proof, if needed, that he's back and running brilliantly! Hopefully the injuries stay away so that we get to witness just how successful he can be.
Well done, Rich.
Long Eaton Running Club organises 'The Nomad Ultra' each year - click for more information;
The Nomad Ultra - 50 miles, 50km and relay [external site]
The Long Eaton 5 - Historical results
The Long Eaton 2 - The Fun Run - Historical results
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