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Simeon B
Club Championships - 20 Mile this Saturday 17th March
Sat Mar 10, 2018 21:36

Hello all

A reminder about this Saturday's John Anstey Memorial 20 mile Road Race. It will take place solely within the park starting just after 10am near the Royal Inn on the Park pub on Grove Road.

Expect it to be hard work mentally and physically - a long and repetitive 8 laps of the park's figure-of-8 circuit, but if you're running the London, Brighton, Manchester or Paris or any other marathon it is a good chance to improve mental strength and practice your pacing and nutrition strategies. There are trophies and Boswall League points up for grabs.

The course
One straight (0.8 miles) + 8 laps of our figure-of-8 course (approx 2.4 miles). You don't have to run all 8 laps and you will get a time for each lap, so come along and run 2.5, 5, 7.5 if it suits you. It will test your pacing skills and the company is good for those who are running the full distance. We will put a few tables out to store your drinks and gels, should you wish to practice your re-fuelling plan.

Volunteers needed
Volunteers are essential, without them there is no run. Like all club events we ask members to give some time to help a few times a year. I don't think I yet have any volunteers, we need, ideally, at least four to capture times and position, but we need a few more to replace the initial shift or some to marshal for a little while whilst folks get used to the course. If I don't get sufficient there will be no lap times/splits I'm afraid.

Registering and Running
Please get to the clubhouse to register and collect a number by 9:50am at the latest - the start line is at the Royal Inn (~0.8 mile away), we will depart the club house to get there around 9:50 to get there around 10:00am for a prompt start start.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RUN IN THE CLUB CHAMPS THIS SEASON THEN PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR GREEN NUMBER.

Club members may invite a guest to run also (maximum one guest per member, the member should also be present).

Afterwards
As usual, we plan to have tea & cake in the club hall. If you can't help out timekeeping, then maybe you could bring a cake or something nice to eat.

Previous Results and Race Reports

This will be the eighth club 20 I've put on. Previous results and reports - links below, should you care to peruse...

2016+17 Reports: On Facebook if you have look around
2015 Report: http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=180697;article=18313;
2014 Report: http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?id=180697;article=17884;
2013 Report: http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?id=180697;article=17079
2012 Report: http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?id=180697;article=16043;
2011 Report: http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?id=180697;article=14553;
2010 Report: http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?id=180697;article=12945
2009 report: http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?id=180697;article=10541;

All recent 20 mile times: https://tinyurl.com/VPH20mile

Look forward to seeing many of you this Saturday

Simeon
Men's Road & XC Captain

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