This is the week that was... The Week We Beat The Germans!
Club runs got off to a great start on Tuesday following England’s superb victory over Germany in “The Euros”, no extra time or penalties needed, so all runs got underway as planned. With further success on Saturday against Ukraine, the Three Lions next face Denmark on Wednesday in the semi finals. As a result, Emily has cancelled Wednesday's run but if you’re not a football fan and would like to run on what will be very quiet streets, please feel free to find a run buddy on our Facebook page.
After the amazing results of last weekend's MK Marathon weekend, this week has seemed a little quieter!
On Saturday, Andy Griggs took part in the Furzton Relay in Milton Keynes. But before Andy raced he had a last minute panic when he realised the race was a day earlier than he had in his calendar! Ready to race on a full stomach, away he went, but then Andy then took a nasty tumble. We hope you’re healing well. Do we need to remind our members there are no prizes at the end of the year for the most falls?!
In Milton Keynes on Sunday, Katy Garnham-Lee completed her 53rd marathon, this time the ‘Enigma Shaken Not Stirred’ in a very cool 3 hrs 51, becoming the first lady home and 5th overall. That is a stellar performance! At the same event, Wayne Walker continued on his quest to complete 100 marathons with number 82, well done Wayne! I understand Wayne has the final 18 marathons all mapped out!
Covering a little shorter distance was Jim Buttleman who completed the Gaddesden Gallop 10k, which celebrated its 10th anniversary over in Hemel Hempstead.
My stand out result of the weekend goes to LFR's regular run leader and long term member Martin Addrison, who on Sunday completed the Outlaw Half (70.3) Triathlon in Holkham. He finished the 1.9km Swim, 87km Cycle and 21km run in a staggering 6 hours and 47 minutes, a PB by over an hour! Well done Martin, a fantastic achievement.
Away from races it was good to catch up on what you are all doing. The Linslade Parks Run team were again out in force as they completed run number 65. Hopefully it won’t be too long until we can dust down the parkrun barcodes again and get back out in force on a Saturday morning. With that in mind, VC Dougie led a new run on Sunday from Bell Close up to Rushmere, completing the parkrun course and back again. It came in at just over 9 miles and Dougie wants to run it as a club run when parkrun returns. Watch this space!
We have two teams entered in the “Around Milton Keynes Relay” on Sunday 18th July and coach Matt took to the Redways to recce leg 1. The rest of the squad will be out next weekend in preparation for the event and we will report back on how we get on.
Graham Cooper, along with Stephen Moore, Christine Ayres and Steve Lymbery again met up for their weekly 10 miler with a further 4 miles being added on by some to complete various training plans. Good luck hitting your goals, you’re all certainly putting in the miles every week.