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Whitworth Thread 10th January 2015

Breezy was the watchword today. There was such a gust, we did fear that Threaders would be put off, but they are obviously much hardier than we realise.  95 is the best turnout yet.

For MAC Zak Hodgkinson(17.14)  just managed to hold off Billy Cartwright(17.21)  to come within 9 seconds of the course record – pretty impressive given the conditions. Once again first woman back was MACs Christine Howard in 20.49 with Alison Pye taking 2nd place in 22.13.

There were 17 new runners today and amongst the 7 new young runners Oscar Atkinson, Matthew Forman and Alfie Patterson managed all 4 laps – excellent effort lads.  Freya Lester 7 years old and achieving her first complete 5k distance with 4 laps.  There were also 14 PBs today.

However, jolly well done to Margaret Keeling and Christine Middleton for completing their 10th Thread to enter our 50k club.  Can both get in touch with their charity nominations and a future run’s donations will be passed along.

£86.12 will be going to Cancer Research – Liz Cameron – can you contact Thread HQ to claim the purse for your chosen charity and the running total is now £1184.19.

So……February’s run. Let’s not have the usual petering out of will power after a glorious start to the New Year. Thread HQ has its eye fixed on breaking that 100 barrier.

BDL Race No.4 Trent Meadows

It's the penultimate race of the BDL XC this Sunday at Trent Meadows, Long Eaton. This is a race that is of huge importance in determining the destination of the team trophies, and as we lead the men's category and are second in the ladies and combined competitions another big turnout will be immense in attempting to consolidate our positions leading to the last race in February. We can also secure our first series victories in the individual age groups, so we are set for another exciting Sunday. Meet at Cromford Wharf at 9.00 to arrange car sharing. All club members age 14+ are welcome to run, just remember to bring your club vest or t-shirt and the race starts at its usual time of 11.00am. Further details on the forum and Facebook page.

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Whitworth Thread 13th December

Report on Saturday’s Whitworth Thread from Darran Nuttall:

“Nothing weeps like a cello” as the poem goes, but the cold brought a few tears to the eyes this morning. Even though, a really healthy turn out – 80 of you brave souls appeared, 31 of whom were MAC members.

First things first, a good showing from MAC taking the first 3 places:  Lewis Gibbs (19.12) returning from a prolonged Thread absence to finish first past the post. An interesting run developed with the top three exchanging places up to the final quarter of a mile. Second place should have been MACs Rhys Brown until he swept straight by and embarked on a fifth lap (?), so honours went to Andy Lessiter (19.33) John Webster 3rd (19.45).  First lady back and 5th overall was MACs Christine Howard (20.04).

The December Thread was part of the MAC junior Grand Prix, so results will be on the MAC website.

Undoubted star of the show today though was young William Croft – not yet 6 but ran round to complete his 10th Thread and become the youngest member of our 50k club. His charity nomination will be the Haemophiliac Association. We await similar nominations from fellow 50k club heroes James Eaton and Shaun Lillis.

Who would have thought the call for a festive turn out would bring Santa down from the North Pole? Clocking in at credible 25:03 despite a tummy full of mince pies our oldest competitor at 3000 years did himself proud. At the opposite end of the age scale Toby Bussell at just 7 months became our youngest (and smartest) competitor as mum pushed him round in a warm pram!

We also had a snowman appropriately enough for the weather – a chilly Angus Talbot under there somewhere.

Amongst our new runners we welcomed the Bussell and Cooper families and despite the ice we had 16 PBs.

Thanks once again to our tireless marshals – lets hope they’ve had their warming hot chocolate by now. £73.53 will be going to the Whitworth Trust and our running total is now £1098.07.

Thread HQ would like to extend a well deserved Christmas best wishes to all our runners and we hope to see you back fresh and fighting those fitness levels for the January run. Lets spread the word and try to top 100.

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