Results are as follows:
Many thanks to all those that turned up to marshal, serve teas, take registrations and run starts and finishes. They all made it possible.
To all the parents and kids that turned up, in plenty of time, with all their kit, having read the quite detailed information on the website (see the post below) or on the side of the tent when you got there, well done.
If you turned up without your kit, without reading the information, without knowing the time of your race, then you made life that bit harder for yourselves and my marshals and me. Perhaps, next time, you could try to find all that out in plenty of time by reading all the information provided in advance, rather than complaining to marshals and/or me about not knowing.
The Turner Hall Uphill Championship race takes place on Saturday 11th June 2016.
Most of the details are exactly the same as last year, but your can find the slightly updated information here.
The Time Trial results from Tuesday 21st April 2015 can be found here.
The results were outstanding, with 18 out of 19 people getting PBs, and the other person recording their best time for two years.
Here are the results for today’s races.
U10 Results (updated 9/6/2014)
Uphill Team Championships Results
I have to restate my thanks to all the marshals and helpers that turned up and all those that made cakes, both from Broughton Runners, Ambleside and other clubs.
What is somewhat frustrating is that, as I sit and write this at 7.45pm, there is barely a cloud in the sky.
Thanks for coming.
There is a new list of races and the summer schedule available here.
We had a rethink at Broughton Runners and decided that we would try out using the same set of three sessions over the summer, repeating the sessions twice over six weeks, following these with our hilly time trial. Our aims were to simplify our planning; to focus on three key aspects of training and to ensure that the runners get a hard session each time they come.
Session 1 – Long, continuous hills
The session is 3 x 4 x 1′ up 70% 1′ down (same pace) [2′ rest] using a steady, long climb.
The runners have a cone each on the first rep, which they drop when the whistle blows after 1′. They then run back down to the start aiming to be there when the whistle goes for the start of the next rep. This is the same pace up and down.
The coaching points are to encourage reasonable pacing; high cadence, short strides; use the arms to control cadence.
Session 2 – Short hill sprints
The session is 4 x 3 x 10″ up (85%) 50″ down [2′ rest] using a short, steep climb.
The runners have two cones each on the first rep. They start at the first cone which they drop when the whistle blows after 10′. They then walk back down to the start aiming to be there when the whistle goes for the start of the next rep. This allows a reasonable, but not complete, recovery. They aim to reach their top cone each time.
The coaching points are to encourage high cadence, short strides; high knee drive; use the arms to control cadence.
Session 3 – Long flat new intervals
The session is 3 x 3 x 2′ (70%) 1′ (50%) [4′ rest] using a flat circuit.
Simply start when the whistle goes, slow to 50% next whistle, back up to 70% on subsequent whistle. Finish set with 1′ at 50% before walking back to recover.
The coaching points are to encourage sensible pacing; good basic upright body position; high cadence; use the arms to control cadence.
The FRA English Junior Champs kick off on Saturday 30 March at Rivington Pike, Horwich, Lancashire.
The other races in the series are as follows:
27 April Stretton Hills, Shropshire (pre- entry by 20 April preferred)
11 May Cowpe, Lancashire
8 June Sedbergh(uphill only)
30 June Hawkswick, Yorkshire
7 July Langdale Gala. ( race to be organised by Ambleside AC/Broughton Runners)