With only just over a week to go now to the highlight of the club road running season – the men’s 12 stage and women’s 6 stage relay at Sutton Park on April 17- there is a chance for a final blow out this Sunday in our reorganised Downs Fitness Christmas Handicap, which had to be cancelled because of the clash with Jon and Charley’s nuptials. The weather forecast is good for the weekend, so it should prove an ideal warm-up for next weekend The course, for those who don’t know it, is a flat, fast figure-of-eight covering approximately 3miles on the Downs, starting and finishing at our usual meeting place for training just off the top of the Ladies Mile.
If you fancy a run-out please let me know by Saturday at the latest, and if I am unlikely to be aware of your current fitness please let me know your predicted 5K road time at present. Meet at 11am for a prompt start no later than 11.15am. Alison and Jonathan Hurford have generously offered hospitality afterwards at their Clifton home, while I need some volunteers to help me mark the course. Any offers please?
Finally selection for the men’s National team will be made after Sunday from the following shortlist:
ROBBIE BUGDEN, DAVE GREEN, SEAN HAZELL, TOM LOWE, TOM MARLEY, TOM MERSON, STEVE MITCHELL, PHIL PARRY, RICH PETERS, TOM RUSSELL, TIM WALLIS, HARRY WEBB, ROB WHALLEY, JON WILLS, MIKE WILSMORE, DAN WOOLFORD, PHIL WYLIE.
MIKE DOWN (7-04-10)