NRRL3 and Booths Road Race league race 3

Shipley Park and Erewash league Races

A blue and white Tsunami of Long Eaton runners took part in the above races which were held on two consecutive days with over 30 runners at each event with approx 12 doing both races. The Shipley Park race was the 3rd race of 5 and after the results were tallied up the men lie joint 2nd in the 11 team league. The ladies are a bit further down to give a combined total of points that means overall the LERC club lie in fifth place. The first 7 men and first 3 women from each Club make up the team and as it was all the first 7 men for lerc were in the top 50, Andy Peat, Ed Murden, Givern Wright, Mark Tilling, Rob Fox, Andy Colegate and Phil Abbott were the 7 who counted towards the team points, with the veteran ladies of Cath Rowe, Cath Benson and Vreni Verhoeven counting in the ladies. The other members of the club who competed are also important because their finishing position pushes down runners from other clubs further down the field there by giving LERC a great chance in the League. After talking about a Tsunami in the first line in this report, the biggest wave was given by Steve Dovedi in his first race for about 3 years finished plumb last got the biggest round of applause after he crossed the finish line 5 mins behind the next to last runner. Steve has a very distinctive style of running!
In the Notts Road race league again the 3rd of 5 races Long Eaton lay 5th in the senior mens competiton, 3rd in the vets mens and 3rd in senior ladies. After the 5.6 mile hilly race which started at Friesland Leisure Centre. Both Mens team moved up 1 place and the ladies consolidated their 3rd place. The Ladies race was won by Sarah Harris in just over 32 mins and along with Liz Day(13th) and Monica Marriot(21st) back from her honeymoon made up the Long Eaton Ladies team. Ian Chant was counted in the Vets Team for the first time after have his 40th birthday at the back end of last year, along with Givern Wright, Rob Fox and Ed Murden scored 120 point for the mens vets team which was the best yet in this league. Rod Harris who was 4th,Mark Tilling (34th), Kieran McKeever(43rd),Paddy Fitzgerald(45th),Phil Abbott(58th) and Dave Boot(78th) Made Up the mens Seniors team.

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