This is the week that was…the end of January!

January finally came to and end this week, but before that we had our final club runs of the month.  It was an Out and Back Tuesday with Dan practising his photography skills; the return of a Fartlek Favourtie (Welcome back, Mark!) on Wednesday; Captain Dan's Improver session on Thursday; and JK's social trails on Friday.  A great set of runs!

We are still looking for run leaders for all our club runs.  If you fancy giving leading a go, whether it be a pace group on a Tuesday, blowing the whistle of doom on a Wednesday, beasting the Improvers on a Thursday or leading the chatter on a Friday, just let the Captain or Vice Captain know.

On parkrun Day we had LFRs at Salcey Forest, Rushmere, Buckingham, Aylesbury, Cheltenham, Houghton Hall, Sewerby, Linford Wood, Kettering, Oak Hill, Milton Keynes (where Matthew Ma came in first….again!), Trelissick (where’s that Len?) and Luton Wardown.  At home in Rushmere, we had a PB from Mike Clark!  Well done!  Great running, everyone!

It was a fairly quiet weekend for events this week.  Matthew Ma fresh from his 1st place parkrun, came 2nd at the RSPB Race for Life 10K on the Sunday!  There were just two of us at the Watford Half Marathon.  A very hilly half, Sally stormed round and VC James was an official pacer pacing the 1:50 gang helping many runners fulfil their dreams of running with the most encouraging chap running a 1.50 half too.  Mark B was also running, although supporting the runners rather than running himself!  Excellent.

Now....not an event, but SOMEONE quietly ran round Willen Lake at the weekend and casually ran her fastest ever 10K!  Well done, Jo Green!

Whilst there have not been many events, this, of course, does not stop us from running and there were many, many, MANY LFRs putting the miles in for their training.  We have runners training for 10Ks, half marathons, and marathons all coming up in the next few months.

But first, what will February have in store for us? Let's see!

Happy running, LFR!

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