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Friday, 17 December 2010

The Last weekend before Christmas

Sundays races coming up are subject to snow and the cold weather.
Click on the links below for direct upates and information:

Reigate RPAC Holly Run:
Crowborough 10k: NOW CANCELLED

Racing planning for the next few weeks:

If like me you have now planned what you're doing over the christmas holidays and into the start of January, you know which relatives your visiting and when, then the next thing to do is plan in your running and racing. So in chronological order we have the following news for you:

Boxing Day Races at Preston Park, Brighton: Entries on the day, and more for the whole family to get involved the Boxing day races are organised by Brighton and Hove City AC.
It about the 65th time the races have been run on Boxing day and this year race entry fees are contributions to Help for Heroes. 10.30am Start for Walks and 10.50am for Runs .  Distances are 2.2k,4.4k,6.6k or 8.8k
Turn up, bring a flask of mulled wine and get some fresh air ahead of the new year.

1st January 2011: New Years Day Serpentine 10k 
 Organised by the largest running club in london, the Serpentine RC 10k races are a traditional head clearing excercise - held at the nicely later time of 11am it's one of the most social races of the year to take part in. More information and entries here:
A good chance to put down your benchmark for the year...

 3rd January 2011 Bank Holiday Monday: The Brutal 10k
Fancy a challenging off road charge around army training grounds ? The first of the Brutal 10k race series is at Longmoor Barracks on the Bank Holiday Monday. If you want to return to work with a half decent story to tell your colleagues of "what you did over the break" except meet the family, then this is definetly the one for you. On the bright side - all the other races for the rest of the year will be easy after this one.

Do remember to check the Parkrun website to see if your local 5k is still on tomorrow... although you might only be reading this after 9am on a Saturday morning, in which case check it to see when they are on over Christmas - I'm doubtful that too many of them will be run on Christmas Saturday itself !

The rest of January is a mixed bag, the Sussex Race Planner (see links below) has a good list, and we're including the XC Champs at Stanmer Park on the 8th of January, The Epsom Perch (relocated) on the 16th, Stubbington 10k , and finally on the 29th Jan the All About Triathlon G3 race series - which again features free photo downloads !(seriously how good is that?)
Somewhere in this I've got my Dads 70th birthday to go to which involves gokart racing !, and also one other race to contact and ask if they would like us along, which if the world doesn't freeze over we might be able to get to.

Last days for ordering

and whilst you're wondering what to buy people for that last minute christmas present - I'll be processing your orders up to midday on Christmas Eve, but please do hurry up and order any postal items before Tuesday 21st. Digital orders naturally go as fast as the email can...

In other news, I'd like to apologies in advance if you don't get a christmas card from me. Please understand it's because I consider you to have higher emotional strength and ethical values not needing a commercial symbol of communication as some kind of acceptance in my world, since you already are. You are a wonderful person and I'm sure you will have a great holiday. Remember that.

Until next time, or Sunday in the Snow, please go safely and do Have a Happy Christmas !


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1 comment:

  1. I am currently training for my first ever race! It is only a little 5k but I hope on getting better and better and maybe next year enter the Reading half marathon!


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