Boston and District A.C . - Road Running


Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Final Friday Five / Six,twelve hour,100k race.

Thankyou for everyone who supported the Friday Five. Once again, although the field was small, there were some good performances. Well done to Jose,winning his 3rd race in succession , to Fran racing for the first time, and Emma setting a new pb on the course. The final race of the series is this Friday.

Sunday run location this week was Boston,starting at The Hive. Jose, Dennis, Geoff J and Fran were up for it. The route consisted of heading up to Langrick Bridge and then onto the cycle path to Boston. Jose and Dennis broke off at Anton Gowt to do a couple of miles extra, while Geoff and Fran headed to the bridge and back to the Hive on the other side of the bank, to run approx 10 miles. Jose and Dennis totaled around 12 miles.

It was a longer Tuesday session than normal, with Dennis, Geoff J, Emma, Ken and Di again running the route we did on Sunday.

Training continues on Tuesday at 7pm through the winter at The B Hive, consisting usually of a steady run of around 6 miles. All ages and abilities welcome.

Thursdays we meet at Focus( soon to be B and Q!) carpark at 7pm, again for a run of around 6/7 miles.

This Sunday is our Six/ Twelve hour/ 100k race at Witham Park, Boston. Start time is 7.30 am and help/ support is always appreciated. Let's hope its a nice day!!

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Sunday Run 21st August

Tomorrows Sunday run is in Boston, setting off from The B Hive at 9am. It will be about 10 miles. Anyone welcome. See you there!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The Northern League and The Friday Fives.

Although this blog is directed at our road runners a mention must be made about the clubs performance in the final Northern League Track and Field League on Sunday at Cudworth. Once again, although our squad is not huge compared to other teams in our division, such as Doncaster, Sheffield and Chesterfield, all our athletes gave their all. Great performances on the Track was matched by superb encouragement from the stands. We finished 2nd on the day and 3rd overall, and so secure our place in the division for next year. Congratulations to all the athletes, officials, coaches, supporters and family members present. You did us all proud!!

Friday sees the next Friday Five. The start of the race is at 7pm and entry is only £5. Will anybody challenge our 'King of the Fives', Jose Ferreira, who set the course record on the last Five? Support is always welcome even if you don't want to run. Hope to see you all there!!


Sunday, 7 August 2011

Bits and Bobs

The two remaining races in The Friday Five series are on 19th and 26th August. The races commence at 7pm from The Hive. These races are a great way of gauging your current fitness levels and only £5 to enter. It is our hope to make this series a regular fixture in our yearly calendar, so support your club and let's get a good turnout in the remaining races!

The Road Running League is now past the half way point. A complete list of races which qualify are listed in the January blog post. To qualify for contention runners are required to complete 6 races from the list. Races remaining are:

Wellbourne Castle 10k. 21st August. Details on Tonnie Express website.

Boston AC 6hr/ 100k/ 12hr. 28th August.

Wolds 10 mile. 3rd September. Details on Wolds vets Club website.

East Coast Classic 10k. 11th September. Details on Mablethorpe Running Club website.

West Pinchbeck 10k. 25th September. Details on Spalding Tri Club website.

Mablethorpe Half/ Marathon. 2nd October. Details on Mablethorpe Marathon Website.

Boston Poppy Run. November.

The Cross Country Season is quickly coming near. Dates for your calendars are:

Lincs League 1. 30/10/2011
2. 6/11/2011
3. 20/11/2011
4. 11/12/2011

Lincs County Champs. 8/1/2012

North Midland League 1. Derby. 8/10/2011
2. Corby. 12/11/2011
3. Sleaford. 3/12/2011
4. Nottingham. 14/01/2012

A group of our runners are taking part in The High Peak 40 Trail Race. Anyone intersested in taking part please contact Dennis.

Finally the Road Runners are going international in January to compete in The Marrathon International Marrakech in Morocco. At present there are options for a Short or Long Break, taking part in the Marathon/ Half Marathon on 29th January 2012. We need to get cracking finalizing details so, if interested, please have a word with either Dennis or David Johnson. The trip is available to runners and spectators, whether members or not. The more the merrier!!

Happy Running!

Friday, 17 June 2011

Friday Five Road Race Series

Our road race series will commence on Friday 8th July. Additional dates are: July 22nd, August 5th, August 19th, August 26th.

The races are over a fast 5.4 mile course from The B Hive. The entry fees are £5 per race or £20 for the entire 5 race series. The race will start at 7pm, with entries on the day from 6pm. Entry forms can be downloaded from the main club website. Minimum age for runners is 15 years old. The races are open to all standards of runners, from all clubs or unattached.

Support would be greatly appreciated from our club runners, either by competing or helping 'behind the scenes'.If anyone is available to help in any way please have a word with me at training( Dennis), or give me a call on 07411137195. This is a great opportunity to race at little cost and gauge your present level of fitness.

It is hoped that the series will part of the local road running scene for years to come to add to our already established events- The Poppy Run, The Friskney Half Marathon and The 6 and 12hr races. Look forward to seeing you all!

Happy Running!

Results Update

Woodhall Spa 10k. 5th June

Shaun North. 19th (5th V40). 35m 57s
Jose Ferreira. 21st(13th sen). 36m 22s
Dennis Rainbow. 45th(11th V40). 38m 36s
David Johnson. 248th(23rd V50). 45m 36s
Tony Tomlin. 496th(79th V40). 51m 51s
Diane Gill. 545th(9th V45 F). 53m 00s
Ken Townsend. 632nd(25th V60). 55m 15s

Banbury 5. 7th June

Diane Gill 11th V45F. 42m 48s

Harborough 5. 14th June

Diane Gill 11th V45F. 43m 06s
Andrew Bailey 24th V55. 51m 03s

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Woodhall Spa 10k this weekend

Results from the week: Lincoln Wellington Summer Series 5k- Emma Peniston 2nd Junior lady 24m 50s, Dennis Rainbow. 10th vet male. 18m 18s

Week ahead.

Wednesday is the second of the Croxby Crawl series, and is a 2 lapper- 8.8 miles.( Details on Cleethorpes AC website).

Sunday is The Woodhall Spa 10k. This is the next counting race in our Road Runners League and it looks like being a good club turnout. Updated standing in the League will be posted on Monday.

Hope everyone has a good un!