Mar 27

Strong Performances at Clumber Park Duathlon.

Clumber Park Duathlon.

Lincsquad’s Jordan Skelly, enjoying a purple patch, put in another strong performance in the ‘Classic distance’ at the Clumber Park Duathlon. His second place overall at the Gainsborough 10K was bettered this weekend by winning his Age group and automatically qualifying for a GB spot. OTCF coached Jordan was joined on the dais by fellow Squadder and second placed Dan Guerrero (DA coaching) proving the Club is performing at the highest levels.jordan

Mark York, also enjoying some of the best form of his life secured a 5th place in his age group. Close on Mark’s heels were Phil Gibbs and Sheehan Quirke both finishing a creditable 8th place and Rick Newell (24th) in their respective and highly competitive age groups.

Mark Gollings & Dave Milton had to put this one down to experience as they found they were not on their own to fall foul of some strict rulings.

The hotly contested ‘Sprint distance’ saw Lincsquad also heavily represented.

Andy Holt was first home for the Club and narrowly missed out on a podium place. A 4th place in his Age group being testament to some serious winter training and suggests there’s even more to come.

The Club’s youngest representative and another future Hall of Famer, Ben Baugh found himself in a close tussle with Andy. Ben finished 7th in his AG and 35th overall having just one other competitor separating the Lincsquad pair. Mark Padley, without his swim advantage still had a creditable race finishing 291st in a field nearing 500 finishers.
The sprint race attracted a number of the Club’s ladies. Starting this season where she finished off last, Ruth Wilson once again featured in the medals. Second place in her age group cementing another GB qualification. Despite not having the best week leading up to it Jane Taylor, with new wheels, pulled off an excellent 7th place in her category. Jane was closely followed by another great Lincsquad performance in Suzanne Szenher who took the next available age group position.

samSam Ritson found a late night at the Rugby and an early morning rise a recipe for last minute panic preparation. This event, already on next season’s calendar proves Sam wasn’t deterred and raced hard to 13th place in her age group.

Our Monday night favourite track coach, Jacqui Saxon, enjoyed the lumpy run course to also finish 13th in her age group topping off a successful event for the Lincsquad team.

 

Mar 12

Jane Joins 2000 runners at Harewood 10K

Harewood 10k

The 8th of March saw the start of my season with the Age UK Harewood House 10k. It looked as if I might miss the event as we hit gridlock some way from the entrance to the house. Interest was provided during the hold up by Evans Ride It participants heading in the opposite direction – all ages, shapes, sizes and bike types. In the end we debauched from the car in good time only to find that the start was to be delayed by 15 mins.

Jane Taylor
There was a good turn out with nearly 2000 runners taking part. The course was almost entirely off road and very scenic. The down side to this, of course, is that running with lots of people over roughish footing is tricky as the bodies in front of you obscure the upcoming pitfalls. Weaving through the field also meant running on loose/sinky ground or through branches. Most irritating were my laces undoing and having lots of people I’d just overtaken trotting past me as I retied them. And then there were hills. The most notable was a steep incline from around 7.5 to 8.5 K. Lots of people were walking up this and those who ran up were celebrating at the top as if they’d just won.
I was happy to finish feeling strong and having enjoyed the run. Time not great 52:11 but a good outing and an excellent event. The course is most attractive and gives plenty of opportunities for spectators to watch their loved ones panting and puffing along. Or you may have a supporter who prefers to listen to Australia v Sri Lanka ODI in the car.

Mar 08

Team GBer Amy G’s gale force Dambuster duathlon

Amy GLooking for an early start to the race season I found the 
Dambuster Duathlon at the scenic Rutland Water location as a 
good opportunity to dust the winter blues off.
However there is a good reason why racing early in March is 
not advised as even the weatherman spent all week saying how
 mild it was going to be he also mentioned the predicted 20mph
 winds.
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Mar 06

Lincsquad Youth Committee Notice

Important information effecting changes to Run and Swim sessions

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Feb 08

Watts Pam up to?

Last November Planet X posted on Facebook about a new ladies team that was being developed in the North East. They asked for women of all abilities to get in touch, to attend the social ride and then plans would be made with regards to the team. About 20 ladies turned up to Yarm, we went on a 90 min ride, got to know each other and had chance to chat and ask questions. Team kit was ordered, training dates for weekends as well as training plans were issued to us individually. We all made sure that our bikes were fitted to us and had fitness tests arranged so we knew how hard to push ourselves in training.

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