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1. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Freckleton Half Marathon.

2. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Boulsworth Fell Race.

3. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Padiham greenway 5k.

4. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Worsthorne moor race.

5. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Townley park 10k road race.

6. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Trawden 7 Trail Race.

7. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Weets fell race.

8. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Burnley lions 10k.

9. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Hameldon Hill fell race.

10. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round.

11. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Ron Hill 10k.

12. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Standish Hall Trail Race.

13. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k.

14. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - The Mast Race.

15. Wed 15/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Brun Valley 10k.

16. Wed 15/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - East Lancashire Hospice 10k.

17. Wed 15/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Race the Train (Bury).

18. Wed 15/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Yarrow River Splash.

19. Wed 15/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Ribble Valley 10k.

20. Sun 12/Nov/2017: News item by Graham Morris - Cross Country League (11/Nov/17).

Announcements

1. Message posted by Simon Bailey on Sat 18/Nov/2017.

Minutes from 30th May 2016 through to 19th September 2017 are now on the web site. To view them, you will need to log in. When you have logged in, click on the Minutes link.

(message will expire on Sat 25/Nov/2017).

2. Message posted by Angela Terry on Tue 17/Oct/2017.

Hi All,

Quick reminder that membership renewals are now due.  Cost is £28 which can be paid on a Tuesday night at Wilsons to either myself or one of the other committee members if I am not there.  Alternatively you can post them to the address provided on the form.  Payment can not be accepted without completed membership form. 

Renew your membership before 24th November and be in with a chance to win £100.  Draw will take place on the night of our Christmas party.

 

(message will expire on Sat 02/Dec/2017).

3. Message posted by Michele Baker on Tue 17/Oct/2017.

REMINDER

Christmas Party & Presentation Evening Saturday 2nd December 2017

ARR Christmas Party & Presentation Evening this year will be held at Green Haworth Golf Club, Green Haworth, Accrington, BB5 3SL.   Please provide your menu choice and full payment as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

3 course dinner, followed by the presentation and dancing until late to the fabulous Jackson Kay band.                                                                                               £20 per head

                                                                                         MENU

                                              Pan fried garlic & cream mushrooms with tiger bread (V)

Smooth brussels pate, salad garnish & savoury crackers

Tomato & red pepper soup with tiger bread       (V)

Cajun chicken strips with sweet chilli dip

*****

Traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings

Lamb shank in minted gravy, potato cake & seasonal veg

Poached scotch salmon fillet, charlotte potatoes & seasonal veg

Oven baked chicken fillet in mediterranean sauce

Vegetable wellington or Stuffed peppers   (V)

******

Eton mess

Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Vanilla cheesecake, summer berries with ice cream

Sticky toffee pudding with custard

(message will expire on Sun 03/Dec/2017).

4. Message posted by Michael Leeming on Fri 06/Jan/2017.

Polite Winter Training Nights Reminder  (Health and Safety)

Please will all members ensure they wear some form of reflective clothing or accessory, its for your own safety and that of others running in your group. Also on dark nights, will group leaders ensure no one in their group sets off running again until everyone present in the group has safely crossed the roads on the training route. Thank you for your co-operation.

(message will expire on Sun 28/Jan/2018).

5. Message posted by Graham Morris on Thu 27/Sep/2012.

Just a reminder – Wilsons Athletics Track is available to us every Thursday, 5:30pm to 6:30pm. We have a number of runners of all abilities currently using this facility for track sessions. Everyone is welcome! Speedwork doesn’t just make you run faster, it makes you more comfortable at all speeds and increases your fitness. Remember to ‘sign in’ & pay £2 to Hyndburn Athletics in the office next to the changing rooms.

 

(message will expire on Sun 31/Dec/2017).

6. Message posted by Graham Morris on Wed 02/Mar/2011.

Just a reminder to all our runners regarding the rule on club vests.
When competing in any race or event as an attached member of Accrington Road Runners; it is expected you wear (and display) a club vest.
This is particularly important when representing the club in team events and in our club races.
The club vest helps advertise and promote the club gives us a presence in races. 
Club vest are available from Colette
 

(message will expire on Sun 31/Dec/2017).
ARR members - Athletics night 2016

Club events

Red Rose Cross Country League. On Sat 02/Dec/2017, which is only 11 days away.
Ribble Valley 10k. On Sun 31/Dec/2017, which is only 40 days away.
East Lancashire Hospice 10k. On Sun 14/Jan/2018, which is only 54 days away.
The Mast Race. On Sun 21/Jan/2018, which is only 61 days away.
Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k. On Sun 04/Feb/2018, which is only 75 days away.
Standish Hall Trail Race. On Sat 24/Feb/2018, which is only 95 days away.
Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round. On Sat 03/Mar/2018, which is only 102 days away.
Ron Hill 10k. On Sun 04/Mar/2018, which is only 103 days away.
Brun Valley 10k. On Sun 29/Apr/2018, which is only 158 days away.
Hameldon Hill fell race. On Sun 06/May/2018, which is only 165 days away.
Burnley lions 10k. On Fri 25/May/2018, which is only 184 days away.
Weets fell race. On Sat 09/Jun/2018, which is only 199 days away.
Race the Train (Bury). On Sun 10/Jun/2018, which is only 200 days away.
Freckleton Half Marathon. On Mon 18/Jun/2018, which is only 208 days away.
Trawden 7 Trail Race. On Sun 01/Jul/2018, which is only 221 days away.
Townley park 10k road race. On Sun 22/Jul/2018, which is only 242 days away.
Padiham greenway 5k. On Wed 25/Jul/2018, which is only 245 days away.
Worsthorne moor race. On Sun 05/Aug/2018, which is only 256 days away.
Boulsworth Fell Race. On Sun 12/Aug/2018, which is only 263 days away.
Yarrow River Splash. On Sun 16/Sep/2018, which is only 298 days away.

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Club News
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December 2006
Title: Ribble Valley 10k Location: Clitheroe Date of event:Sun 31/Dec/2006
A very popular race with almost 1000 entries. ARR well represented too (23 entrants). This is an undulating but generally fast course - so congratulations to Brent for a PB (not bad at his age!) especially as this was a high quality field with 3 male UK internationals running as well as Helen Clitheroe who had taken time off from running for GB to win the ladies' prize (again). Another great run from Sarah finishing 29th lady in under 40min again and a PB from Nancy - well done; now for Garstang!

1st Stuart Stokes Sale Harriers 30:13
19th (1st lady) Helen Clitheroe Preston Harriers 32:32
Accrington RR
Brent Hoggan 52nd 35:05 Graham Morris 124th 38:06 Stephen Ball 176th 39:19
Sarah Ridehalgh 199th 39:52 Simon Bailey 205th 39:56 David Gaskill 282nd 42:12
Chris Newton 287th 42:15 Jon Brewitt 291st 42:20 Andy Smith 355th 44:21
Carol Morris 403rd 45:19 Tom Battrick 406th 45:26 Julia Hartley 411th 45:33
David Smith 445th 46:28 Jenny Adams 482nd 47:31 Steve Davies 495th 47:53
Dave Mallerby 504th 47:59 Alastair McEwan 556th 49:15 Peter Blackledge 571st 49:42
Ian Burrows 582nd 49:57 Caron Fenwick 628th 51:10 Nancy Bailey 662nd 52:16
Karen Jackson 770th 56:24 David Heppenstall 839th 59:01

924 finishers

Submitted by: Steve Davies - 129 - created on Sun 31/Dec/2006.

December 2006
Title: Longridge 7 Location: Longridge Date of event:Sun 17/Dec/2006
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Pity this race is too late in the year for the club championships - it is a cracking race, local, brilliant scenery (worth entering for the views) and the HQ is in the nice warm village hall.
The course is very simple, 4 miles uphill followed by a fast 3 miles downhill.
This year ARR was well represented with 13 starters.

1st Paul Freary Belgrave Harriers 37:10
9th Brent Hoggan ARR 41:12
13th (1st lady) Pauline Powell Blackburn Harriers 41:46
41st Graham Morris ARR 45:52
49th (2nd lady) Sarah Ridehalgh ARR 46:48
61st John Wieczorek ARR 48:09
92nd Christopher Newton ARR 50:58
114th Sarah Holden ARR 52:55
119th Thomas Battrick ARR 53:14
130th (1st V40) Carol Morris ARR 54:37
151st (2nd V65) Steve Davies ARR 55:54
154th Dave Mallerby ARR 56:04
196th S Der Weduwen ARR 59:13
225th Mick Leeming ARR 63:37
236th Janet Holden ARR 65:05

220 finishers
Everyone seemed to have a good race especially our ladies who won the team prize as well as individual prizes and when you consider that the winner is a UK international, Brent did exceptionally well too.

Submitted by: Steve Davies - 128 - created on Sun 17/Dec/2006.

December 2006
Title: Presentation evening Location: N/A Date of event:Tue 12/Dec/2006
Well done to all winners...
Road races
Mens
Points champion: Stephen Ball
Vet points winner: Graham Morris
Most improved: Thomas Battrick
Ladies
Points champion: Sarah Ridehalgh
Vet points winner: Carole Morris/Jenny Adams
Most improved: Sarah Holden

Road training
Mens
Most improved novice: John Newsholme
Ladies
Most improved novice: Joanne White

Fell races
Points champion: Brent Hoggan

Submitted by: Simon Bailey - 122 - created on Tue 12/Dec/2006.

December 2006
Title: Bolton by Bowland Fell Race 8m/800ft Location: Bolton-by-Bowland Date of event:Sun 03/Dec/2006
There's only one word needed to describe this race - MUD, lots of mud (well four!). Five of us braved the weather (and survived the mud). Having rained hard before the race and again afterwards, luckily it was fine while we were out on the course. Brent and Debbie ran particularly well and deserved their prizes - especially Debbie who was 1st vet and 5th lady overall), even though she moaned about the course afterwards. If you have done this race before, she said, why are you doing it again? Mark on the other hand was ecstatic about the course, especially the mile and a half of ankle deep muddy fields at the end! The young lad who had won the race for the last 2 years was again way out in front until he jumped in the river and twisted his ankle on a rock. Still, he carried on and finished 2nd.

1st B Hussain Stock 48-57
2nd T Cornthwaite Blackburn Harriers 49-41
11th Brent Hoggan ARR 51-32
1st lady (24th) C Leah Clayton 54-23
1st LV (75th) Debbie Gowers ARR 62-54
119th Mark Hammond ARR 70-39
127th (3rd LV) Barbara Savage ARR 72-20
133rd Steve Davies ARR 73-30

163 finishers (1DNF)

Submitted by: Steve Davies - 118 - created on Sun 03/Dec/2006.

November 2006
Title: Tour of Pendle Fell Race 16.8m/4830ft Location: Pendle Date of event:Sat 18/Nov/2006
This is one I didn't run (but maybe next year) so I can't give any details. Two brave souls from ARR ran it on a day of horrendous rain and high winds. Step forward our two heroes - John Newsholme and Mark Hammond.

1st Karl Gray Calder Vale 2-19-27
1st lady (33rd! WOW!) Christine Howard Matlock AC 2-48-13
184th John Newsholme ARR 3-55-45
196th Mark Hammond ARR 4-04-46

201 Finishers

Submitted by: Steve Davies - 117 - created on Sat 18/Nov/2006.

November 2006
Title: Through the Villages 8m 781yds Location: West Pennines Date of event:Sun 05/Nov/2006
This is a tough, undulating race through the (very friendly) villages of the west Pennines. Why the unusual distance - 'cos that's how far it is from the start, up and down through the villages and back to the start. Just four ARR members took part and enjoyed themselves - especially the free helping of Lancashire hotpot in the village hall of Wheelton. This is a tough race because the many hills are not steep so you have to keep pushing yourself all the way round.
The secret is not to go too fast from the start which is uphill for nearly a mile. Nicola wasn't bothered about that, disappeared in no time and had a great race.


1st Paul Freary Belgrave Harriers 44-13
1st lady (60th) Phillipa Walsh Preston Harriers 56-51
114th Nicola Wood ARR 62-00
160th Julia Parker ARR 66-37
188th Steve Davies ARR 68-47
307th Glyn Henry ARR 84-38

335 Finishers

Submitted by: Steve Davies - 121 - created on Sun 05/Nov/2006.

November 2006
Title: Accrington 10K:Email from a participating runner Location: Accrington Date of event:Wed 01/Nov/2006
>
>I took part in the 10K at the weekend - firstly congratulations on a
>great event - good course, great marshalling / organisation & whoever
>booked the weather did a great job.
>
>During & at the end of the race photographs were being taken - any idea
>where will I be able to view them?
>
>Many Thanks
>
>Stuart Carroll

They can be found at http://www.kipax.com.

Submitted by: Simon Bailey - 115 - created on Wed 01/Nov/2006.

October 2006
Title: London Marathon Route Planner website Location: N/A Date of event:Tue 31/Oct/2006
This is a great little site for anyone wanting to plan or find a local route:

http://www.london-marathon.co.uk/routeplanner/index.php

It is a free site, but you need to register to create new routes. When you create a local route if you tick the box to share it with others then anybody can use it. I have got the ball rolling by creating a route for the Accy 10K, search for postcode BB, distance between 0 to 10 miles! As this is a public site I would suggest not to start all your routes from your front door!

Submitted by: Anthony Ridehalgh - 114 - created on Tue 31/Oct/2006.

October 2006
Title: Accy RR on mag cover Location: News Date of event:Thu 26/Oct/2006
John on front cover of FellRunnerThe October edition of the fell magazine equivalant of Runners World has an ARR member in action in club kit at Mearly Clough fell race in full colour on the front cover. Hope they paid you John! Pic of cover in downloads section or at:
www.dashers.org.uk/images/Fellrunner_Oct_06.JPG (or click on the thumbnail to see the full size image)

Submitted by: Adrian Nicholls - 112 - created on Thu 26/Oct/2006.

October 2006
Title: Waddington 10k Location: Waddington Date of event:Sun 22/Oct/2006
Nice day and a good turn out from ARR. Again a fast course unless you feel
As bad as I did. I thought the Ron Hill race was bad enough when I only had to struggle round 5k; this time I crawled for 10k and having staggered over the line Carol and Graham lent me a shoulder each to help me back to the village hall. Occasionally you have a bad run but two in a month is ridiculous.

1st Paul Freary Belgrave Harriers 31:51
1st lady (17th) Rachel Jones Salford Harriers 38:17
25th Graham Morris ARR 39:10
31st Stephen Ball ARR 40:11
33rd Sarah Ridehalgh ARR 40:38
36th Geoff Biscomb ARR 40:53
38th Simon Bailey ARR 41:13
45th John Wieczorek ARR 42:34
51st John Brewitt ARR 43:20
59th Dave Gaskill ARR 44:05
64th Sarah Holden ARR 44:56
73rd Carol Morris ARR 45:38
77th Mike Bowkley ARR 46:09
79th Julia Parker ARR 46:18
81st Chris Newton ARR 46:30
82nd David Smith ARR 46:33
83rd Tom Battrick ARR 46:43
87th Ian Cox ARR 47:32
92nd Paul Jackson ARR 47:52
109th Jenny Adams ARR 49:14
112th Joanne Hosker ARR 49:35
114th Peter Blackledge ARR 49:39
138th Malcolm Bradley ARR 54:09
145th Janet Holden ARR 55:12
157th Brian Scully ARR 57:39
158th Karen Jackson ARR 57:55
159th Steve Davies ARR 58:25
167th Glyn Henry ARR 60:09

174 finishers

Submitted by: Steve Davies - 120 - created on Sun 22/Oct/2006.

October 2006
Title: Ant finishing Henley Half Marathon Location: Henley-on-Thames Date of event:Sun 08/Oct/2006
Ant finishing Henley Half MarathonPhoto of me cruising towards the finish line of the Henley-on-Thames half marathon in a time of 1:49:01 - with the crowd cheering me home! NOT!!!

Submitted by: Anthony Ridehalgh - 110 - created on Sun 08/Oct/2006.

September 2006
Title: Ron Hill Birthday 5k Location: Littleborough Date of event:Sat 09/Sep/2006
A very popular race during the evening rush hour through the busy town streets. A fast 5k unless you blow up after 200m as I did. There seemed to be prizes for everyone after the race - a great way to get everyone back to the pub! Harry also accepted a commemorative plaque on behalf of all ARR runners but I still don't know what that was all about.

1st I Grime NEB 16:01
1st lady (36th) Carly Needham Rochdale Harriers 18:58
18th Brent Hoggan ARR 17:38
44th Steve Ball ARR 19:21
47th Graham Morris ARR 19:26
61st Rarah Ridehalgh ARR 20:17
87th Nicola Wood ARR 21:32
88th Mike Bowkley ARR 21:38
91st Sarah Holden ARR 21:54
96th Tom Battrick ARR 22:13
103rd Carol Morris ARR 22:31
112th M McEwan ARR 23:11
116th Julia Parker ARR 23:20
124th Dave Graham ARR 23:40
125th Peter Blackledge ARR 23:41
145th Steve Davies ARR 25:06
149th Jenny Adams ARR 25:13
159th Caroline Lee ARR 26:16
167th Janet Holden ARR 26:38

Submitted by: Steve Davies - 119 - created on Sat 09/Sep/2006.

August 2006
Title: Pendleton Fell Race 5m/1500ft Location: Pendleton Date of event:Sat 26/Aug/2006
Great local course (another new route up Pendle for me), sunny weather all day - couldn't be better. This was a points race but sadly only Mark and I entered from ARR.
Still, we had a great time and I'm sure to enter next year (with dozens of Accy roadrunners!).

1st A Peace Bingley 33-08
1st lady (22nd) C Leah Clayton 41-08
68th Mark Hammond ARR 49-02
72nd Steve Davies ARR 50-02

106 finishers

Submitted by: Steve Davies - 116 - created on Sat 26/Aug/2006.

May 2006
Title: Leeds Liverpool Canal Race Pic Location: Leeds - Liverpool Date of event:Mon 01/May/2006

Provided by Dave Graham

Submitted by: - 96 - created on Mon 01/May/2006.

April 2006
Title: The 52nd Three Peaks Race Location: Three Peaks Date of event:Sun 30/Apr/2006
I’ve wanted to do the three peaks race for a few years but it always falls on the weekend after the London Marathon. After achieving my target time in the marathon of under three hours last year I decided to give it a go.

First of all to enter the three peaks you need to have done some qualifying races, either you have completed the race at least once in the last 3 years or you have completed at least two different medium A or long A or long B FRA fell races in the last two years.

With these strict rules you know it is going to be a hard race with a very strong field of runners.

Training went really well. Had a look at the course to get an idea of the task in hand and to familiarise myself with the terrain.

Had a dry week on the run up to the race and the weather forcast for the day was ideal (cloudy)

Set off 10.00am in Horton in Ribblesdale feeling confident. Weather was ideal cool and cloudy. First climb Penygent went ok. Got near the top and saw the front runners coming down the same path at great speed. Went around the trig point at the top and used my dibber (electronic tag) to record time at 1st checkpoint.
First decent goes ok got to bottom and sun came out. Vest off, T shirt off and vest back on. Ran over to Ribblehead check point 2, feeling very hot, collected pre-made drink and prepared to climb Whernside.
A good climb up Whernside, calves screaming but a bit cooler on way up. Check point 3 at top then decended Whernside steadily and back into the heat and ran over to the Hill Inn and checkpoint 4. Collected pre-made drink 2 re-hydrated and prepared to climb Ingleborough.
Approaching Ingleborough began to feel the pain. Climbed Ingleborough ok to check point 5 at trig point then began last decent about 5 miles into Ingleborough.
5 miles of sheer agony!
Finally came out back onto flat ground onto road into Horton in Ribblesdale. Ran about half a mile turned into field and saw the finish and crowds cheering. What a relief.
Do a final check in and see my mum, Dave Hepworth, Nina and Steve Ball. I was glad it was all over as the race hadn’t gone to plan but I was pleased with my time.

After the race I said I’d never do that again, but now I’m thinking if only I’d have done things a little different could I have got a better time! Hmmmm! There’s always next year. If any of you get fed up with running marathons and fancy a new challenge or want to do the race for whatever reason, give it a go. It’s a tough race but its good feeling of achievment when you’ve done it.
Thanks for all the help, support and encouragment off everyone. I’d like especially to thank Dave Fielding, the race organisers and the people that turned up on the day.

Article Authored by B Hoggan.

Submitted by: - 75 - created on Sun 30/Apr/2006.

March 2006
Title: Half Tour of Pendle Location: Pendle Date of event:Fri 24/Mar/2006
A good introduction to longer fell races. Four from the club braved the nine mile challenge on a clear cold day; three male and one female.

Brent Hoggan was first home for the club finishing in 29th place having an excellent run.

Graham Morris was second home in 93rd place, Ian Burrows 3rd home finishing in 123rd and myself 4th home ( 134th overall, 9th woman)

Graham asked could he follow me as he didn't know the route. We managed around 400 metres before he vanished into the distance, having a good run, ableit a little amazed by the long hills!!!!

Race Stats
237 Runners (2 retired)


Runners Category
63 Men Under 40
80 Men V40
29 Men V50
13 Men V60
34 Women Under 40
9 Women V40
6 Women V50
1 Women V60

Arcticle by D Gowans

Submitted by: Steven Joyce - 88 - created on Fri 24/Mar/2006.

March 2006
Title: Half Tour of Pendle Location: Pendle Date of event:Sat 11/Mar/2006
Accrington Roadrunners first "fell" points race took place on Saturday 11th March. It was quite a disappointing "turn out" from Accrington with only four runners competing. Last years points winner Steve Davis was unable to run due to injury.
The race was 9.5 miles and started and finished from Barley Village Hall, with two steep climbs and soft ground, it proved very diffic'ult. Brent continued his good form proving he can run in all conditions finishing in 29th position in a time of 1 hr 16 mins. Graham Morris was the second ARR back in a time of 1 hr 27 mins (93rd) closely followed by Ian Burrows (123rd) in 1 hr 30 mins. Debbie Gowans had a great run finishing 1 hr 31 mins, one minute better than her 2005 time. She was the second lady vet and 9th lady overall out of 35 despite having a cold and a couple of drinks the night before. The race was won by Ian Holmes from Bingley in a time of 64 minutes.

Article By G Morris

Submitted by: Steven Joyce - 77 - created on Sat 11/Mar/2006.

March 2006
Title: Liverpool Half Marathon Location: Liverpool Date of event:Wed 01/Mar/2006
Photo of Janet Holden and Colin Battrick @ Liverpool Half Marathon 2006



Picture provided by C Batterick

Submitted by: Steven Joyce - 78 - created on Wed 01/Mar/2006.

February 2006
Title: Yorkshire Dales Day Out Location: Yorkshire Dales Date of event:Sat 25/Feb/2006
We meet at the picnic site in whalley to go by minibus to settle. Dave and i went to pick the minibus up sat night and to our horror it was locked in the compound. After ringing the depot, the police and trying to find the manager we left without the minibus. I felt really bad but hey ho. Dave said he would pop down in the morning and see if anyone was there. Low and behold the actual gates werent locked!!!!! so off we set we arrived at settle about 8.50 where john shaunnessy from Oswestry met us to do the run.



After having our pictures taken we set off on Dave's undulating terrrain otherwise a massive hill that us road runners would have to walk up, but once we got to the top it was so picturesque, the weather was so kind to us it was wall to wall sunshine still abit icy under foot but so much better than rain. This leg was 6 miles and seemed to pass by very quickly.
Leg 2 was from Malham tarn to Arncliffe again it seemed to go by fast this was due to the view and the good banter, unfortunatly after this leg we lost Steve Davies as he went over on his ankle. the 3rd leg was from Arncliffe to Kettlewell again with Dave's undulating terrain the 4 miles did seem alot longer, my lack of training was begin to show. By the time we reached the mini bus this time we had already done 15 miles and with another 7 ahead of us. God did i wanted to drop out, but pride got the better of me( only because i didn't want to be the first one to stop running!!!) Having stopped, had a drink and some flapjack off we set again, the scenery was so beautiful it did take some of the pain away but i really was feeling tired, Graham Morris was too ( he fell off a style) We finished the run at 2.30 with some 22 miles behind us.

I would like to thank Dave and Debbie for organising the run and Dave's brother John for driving the minibus for us. Our run complete and everyone changed we went to a cafe called Lucy's Tea Room in Grassington where i can only say that the waitress was so rude she was very funny. She complained at Graham because his legs were to long, she shouted at Jo when she asked where her soup was and didnt speak when Kim asked her for a jug of warm milk to go in her coffee! It was a very memorable day out. Thanks again Dave.

Article by J Hartley

Submitted by: Steven Joyce - 87 - created on Sat 25/Feb/2006.

January 2006
Title: Lostock 6 Location: Lostock Date of event:Sun 01/Jan/2006
Thanks to all those who did the first points race this year i apologise for my absences but i got back from holiday the day before

17 Accrington road runners entered the event with some excellent times
Brent Hoggan 17th 34.08
James Buckley 46th 36.04
Graham Morris 50th 36.15 ( 8th Vet 40) what good run
John Wieczorek 59th 36.36
Geoff Biscombe 80th 38.05 ( 14th Vet 45)
Terry Robinson 97th 39.26 ( 5th Vet 55)
Sarah Ridehalgh 105th 39.55 a really fab run well done
Jon Brewitt 127th 41.17
Tom Battrick 147th 42.22 ( 22nd Vet 45)
John Allan 172th 43.37 (28th Vet 45)
Jennifer Adams 187th 44.26 ( 1st Vet 55) Good effort Jennifer
Steve Davies 203th 45.26 ( 3rd V65)
Sarah Holden 230th 46.55
Caron Fenwick 256th 48.54 (10th Vet 45)
Helen Goodwin 289th 51.17 ( 9th Vet 35)
Mick Leeming 293th 51.35 ( 20th Vet 55)
Janet Holden 319th 53.19 ( 14th Vet45)

The mens team finished 6th overall and the women finshed 4th
Lets look forward to Caldervale ( I might just dust of my trainers for that one!!!!)

Article by J Hartley

Submitted by: - 85 - created on Sun 01/Jan/2006.

January 2006
Title: trophy winners for 2005 Location: N/A Date of event:Sun 01/Jan/2006
Post by J Hartley

Acrington Road Runners Winners 2005

Mens
Points champion James Buckley
Vets Points Winner Mick Bowkley
Most Improved Runner James Buckley

Ladies
Points Champion Sarah Ridehalgh
Vets Points Winner Carole Morris
Most Improved Runner Caron Fenwick

Road training
Mens
Most improved Novice Andy Smith
Ladies
Most Improved Novice Michelle wolstencraft

Fell Races

Points winner Steve Davies

Submitted by: Steven Joyce - 86 - created on Sun 01/Jan/2006.

January 2006
Title: SICK NOTE Location: STORY/WRITEUP Date of event:Sun 01/Jan/2006
AS PER CLUB PROTOCOL, I AM SUBMITTING THIS EXPLANATION AS MY SICK NOTE TO MY HABSENTEEISM FROM TRAINING FOR A FEW WEEKS.
DEAR CLUB
WALKERS AND TALKERS, QUICK SLICKS, LIMPERS AND WHIMPERS, AND COLIN

THE PROBLEM REALLY STARTED AT NOTTINGHAM LAST WEEK. MY RIGHT KNEE CROSSED THE FINISHING LINE IN 2HOURS 7MINS MY LEFT KNEE CROSSED IN 2 HOURS 9 MINS AND WAS MAKING A VERY STRANGE NOISE.
I MADE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE MISS.TERI-TOOMEE, CONSULTANT IN SILLY KNEE NOISES.
HERASSISTANT, IVOR SINGLEBALL LED ME INTO THE CONSULTING ROOM .I NOTICED HE HAD A VERY PRONOUNCED LIMP, (PRONOUNCED “LIMP”)

MISS TERI-TOOMEE, INVITED ME TO TAKE A CHAIR AND I WAS HALF WAY TO THE DOOR WITH IT BEFORE SHE FIRMLY TOLD ME TO BRING IT BACK.
SHE WENT ON TO EXPLAIN THAT MY KNEE PROBLEM WAS DOWN TO A BAND.”WHAT BLOODY BAND” I ASKED, “DIRE STRAITS BRIGHOUSE AND RASTRICK OR THE WHOLE BLOODY HALLE ORCHESTRA
SHE SAID,”NOW,NOW ,MALC”(WE WENT TO THE SAME SCHOOL, DIFFERENCE IS ,- SHE WENT IN).”“
THIS BAND RUNS UP FROM YOUR ANKLE TO YOUR HIP,VIA YOUR KNEE.” THIS WAS THE END!!!,,NOT ONLY DO I HAVE A FULL BLOWN SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA IN MY LEG, BUT THE BUGGERS ARE RUNNING UP AND DOWN .
SHE WENT ON TO EXPLAIN THAT THIS BAND NEEDED FINE TUNING TO PERFORM TO ITS LIMITS.(HOW DID HELEN GET IN THERE?)AND MINE WAS A BIT BENT AND PUFFY.OH NOOOO!!!!!!! A QUEER KNEE AS WELL.
SO THIS DUFF PUFF,CANT DO HIS STUFF, --ROUGH, ---NUFF ALREADY!!!!
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS, AND TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT OF NOT RUNNING IN NEWCASTLE,I RANG THE RED ARROWS BASE TO SEE IF THEY ARE DOING THE FLY OVER THE BRIDGE AS PER USUAL IN THE GT NORTH RUN
”.AFFIRMATIVE “WAS THE REPLY.SO, I HAVE ARRANGED TO FLY IN FORMATION WITH THE RED ARROWS IN MY PIPER CHEROKEE.THE RED ARROWS LEADERS CALL SIGN IS “RED ONE”AND HIS WINGMEN “RED TWO,THREE ECT”.
I, OF COURSE, HAVE MY PLANE IN THE LIVERY OF CRAP RUNNING CLUB AND MY CALL SIGN IS “BROWN ONE”
SO IF YOU RUNNERS IN THE GT. NORTH RUN LOOK UP WHEN RUNNING OVER THE BRIDGE,YOU WILL SEE THE SUPERB RED ARROWS. IF YOU LOOK DOWN, YOU WILL SEE CRAP CLUBS FINEST AS USUAL, IN THE ****
By Malcolm Bradley

Submitted by: Colin Battrick - 106 - created on Sun 01/Jan/2006.

January 2006
Title: Running for beginners Location: front page? Date of event:Sun 01/Jan/2006
10 Steps to start you off running

1. Invest in a good pair of running shoes. You do not have to buy the top of the range, which could set you back several pounds. However, it is important to ensure that your shoes will provide sufficient cushioning to protect your back and lower limbs from injury.
2. Walk before you run! For the first four weeks you should have a few minutes stretching, a two minute walk before breaking into a three to five minute trot, followed by a two minute walk and a further five minute trot, then a warm-down stroll.(Finally end with a three minute warm down stretching session.)
3. Make sure you run/walk at least three times a week. You won’t really benefit if you do less than this.
4. Don’t run two days in a row for the first two months. Give your muscles and tendons a chance to adapt to running.
5. Run for time, not distance. Gradually increase the time you spend on your feet, rather than miles on the road.
6. Avoid drastic increases in time on your feet. If you ran a total of thirty minutes last week, do not increase this by more than fifteen minutes the following week.
7. Avoid copying top athletes! These runners were born with superior genes that enable their bodies to handle stress loads that ordinary runners cannot cope with.
8. Wait until you can run at least 30 minutes without resting before lining up for that first 5km fun run.
9. Find a like-minded friend to run with or one of the best ways is to join a running club.
10. Last but not least enjoy your running! It’s nice to be competitive, but not if the pressures are going to impact on your health and general life style. Avoid getting into the trap of entering a race every week, come what may, because this is the surest way of becoming injured.
battr@ccjb.fsnet.co.uk

Submitted by: Colin Battrick - 107 - created on Sun 01/Jan/2006.

January 2006
Title: silly owed Location: story Date of event:Sun 01/Jan/2006


"The same of running" Isn’t e-mailing a wonderful thing It makes me just wona sing I can sing any jolly song But you couldn’t sing along ------------------------------------ So is it better to use the phone Or is it better just to sing it all alone You can say the same of running Run as a team or do your own thing -------------------------------------- I can’t sleep lying in my bed So I wrote this silly owed instead I can keep this going on and on But I won’t so good night every one.


Submitted by: Colin Battrick - 108 - created on Sun 01/Jan/2006.