Trent 5 and BMAF

BMAF/MMAC Track 10k Champs(5/6/2011)

Long Eaton don’t run much on track but the British masters 10k Track Champs held at Oxford saw 2 of our Vets taking part with Jackie Mather and Rob Fox acquitting them selves well with both getting silver medals in the their age Categories, with Jackie missing out on gold by 2 days because if she was 2 days older she would have been 40, 10 (i.e. 50) and her time would have been good enough to beat all the other 50 year olds. Obviously the Course was flat and with 25 laps to do both Jackie and Rob were worried that they would be lapped as it was neither was and both came away with well deserved Silvers.

Trent 5 (8/6/2011)
The second running of this Flat 5 miler was a good one for Long Eaton, Held near Beeston Marina by Beeston AC and is in the Clubs internal League saw 20% of the runners a member of the Long Eaton Running Club with 14 women and 20 men taking part. The Ladies of LERC were to the fore with 4 out of the first 6 women a Long Eatonite, the ladies team prize was obviously taken by Long Eaton with Sarah Harris 1st , and 9th overall, Sharon Orridge 4th,
and Liz Day 5th place ladies sharing the £30 team prize. Sarah in really good from that has taken her to the top 10 in the country for the Marathon, took the £20 1st place prize, Sharon also took her age category prize of £20 as did Sharon’s Cousin Jackie Mather who was also celebrating her birthday and was wearing the number 50 to match her age. Six out of the 14 Ladies got new PBs. Liz Day 33:45, Rachel Woollard 39:04,Vicky Beaumont 39:28,Carrie Fretwell 42:43,maria White 43:00 and Laura Froggatt 44:02. Vicky’s PB was all the more remarkable as she did a “Paula” and had a pit stop half way round. Karen Preston in her first 5 mile race in 5 years set a time of 48:42 in 157th place.
On the Mens side Sarah’s Husband Rod just managed to get to enter on time as he was working, that did not let that stop him and finished in 2nd place in 26:38 and he took £20 for his efforts. Rob Fox was 2nd V50 in 11th place, Dave Weston, Martin Mathews, Bob Crockford and Mark Tilling all had new 5 mile best times. Dave 36:50, Martin 35:27, Bob 45:04 and Mark 30:10. Both Martin and Dave were inspired by passing Captain Shaun Burton in the last 100 meters with Dave piping Shaun literately on the line. Bob had a good day by getting a new PB and also beating his wife Kathy who is usually ahead a Bob. It was nice to see Nathan Barnett racing again after along lay off through injury and was pleased with 42 Mins.

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