June 2018

Radcliffe AC

Radcliffe AC

Monthly Newsletter June 2018

 Welcome to the June edition of the Radcliffe AC monthly newsletter. The aim of the newsletter is to provide you with a brief summary of what’s happening at the club and most importantly what to look out for in the month or two ahead. If you have any suggestions of what you would like to see in future editions please let me know, you can catch me at club or email me at mkontowtt@btinternet.comHappy reading!

Mike

Key Dates for June/July

First up we have a couple of RTM Championship fell races, Edenfield on the 3rd June and Knowl Hill on the 10th  . We have had a really strong start to this years championship so it would be good to keep up the momentum with a strong RAC turnout. Both races can be entered on the day, I’ve not done Edenfield before, but I did Knowl Hill last year and it’s a really good course of around 10k and although it has one very steep section it’s well marshaled so a good race for anyone to have a go. More details at the links below.

http://rossendaleharriers.co.uk/races/edenfield-fell-race/

http://www.rochdaleharriers.co.uk/gallery07/knowlhill/knowlhillfellrace.htm

Following hot on the heels of the fell races we have the next CLGP race at Horwich on the 20thJune – a Wednesday evening race so hopefully we can match or exceed the great turnout we had at Haigh Hall.  You can enter on the day or online at https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2018/

Then on the 1stJuly we have our CLGP race the Joan Rhodes 5k. You are free to enter this race if you want to take part, but if you’re not planning on racing then your help would be very much appreciated to marshal / support the successful running of the event. We are also hosting our new juniors race on the same day. Follow the links below for more details

Sunday 1st July Jnrs races
https://www.facebook.com/events/179092399393651/
5km
https://www.facebook.com/events/2224973121069351/

Finally we also have the Bull Hill fell race on 12thJuly and Tor Mile Race on 19thJune please keep these dates free if at all possible to help with making the events a huge success.

Upcoming races

There are few non-championship races we’ve been asked to make you aware of which are listed below.

First up is the Holcome Two Towers fell race on Wednesday 13thJune at 7.15pm. This is a tough little fell race of 6km with c400m of climb. Enter on the day £5, at the Hare and Hounds on Bolton road West. More details at www.holcombeharriers.com

The Rotary Club of Tywyn will be holding its 35th running of Race the Train® on Saturday 18th August, consisting of 4 multi terrain races from 3.5 – 14 miles and a small road race specifically for children under 9 years of age. For full details of the races and how to enter can be found on their website www.racethetrain.com. This is a different race to the Bury – Rawtenstall one.

Next up is a local special in honour of Andy O’Sullivan who has been putting on local races for 35 years, 660 of them! To celebrate this achievement there will be a 5k race on Sunday 19thAugust at 11.30 from the Cock & Magpie Pub, Cockhall Lane, Whitworth, Rochdale, OL12 8BJ. (A671 Burnley Rd). Entry is £7 and limited to 300. You can pre-enter online at https://bookitzone.com/andrew_o_sullivan/U52FFX

And finally a reminder that on Tuesday 25thSeptember 2018 Andems Races are putting on a special 5k race at Cowms Resevoir to celebrate Ron Hill’s 80thbirthday. Places for this one off event are limited and filling up fast so if you want to be a part of it make sure to get your entry booked soon. It is very likely that this event will be televised too. Details can be found here https://bookitzone.com/andrew_o_sullivan/cv2FFX

Championship Update

A copy of the latest championship for 2018 is below and you can also view it on the Radcliffe AC website here http://www.radcliffeac.org.uk/championships/

Currently David McGrath is leading the way closely followed by Chris Whittaker, with Katie Percival leading the ladies race, however it’s early days and there are still plenty of races to go, so a lot can change and you still have time to mount a challenge. Remember it’s your best 10 races from CLGP and RTM along with the 4 XC and 5 wild cards that count to your overall score.

 

New Members

Over the last few months a lot new members have joined Radcliffe AC, please be sure to make them welcome. We’ve added a “New Member Information” page to help with your orientation. Take a look and let me know if there is anything else you think would be helpful to have on there.

Membership Renewals

Hopefully you will have all received your membership renewals over the past few weeks but if you haven’t please contact Chris Saville and he will endeavor to help you.

In other news….

For those of you that attend the Polar Heart Rate training event we ran in April or if you are interested in using your heart rate to improve your training we have arranged two options for you to find out your personal heart rate zones with two local universities. First up Bolton have agreed to run a session for us on 7thJuly at 9.30am, which Lisa Carter has very kindly arranged. This has been listed on FB so message Lisa if you want to attend. The cost is £100 and you will get a full lactate test and analysis along with a group discussion. Alternatively Salford have agreed to offer all RAC athletes a 10% discount off their lactate test making it £90 until 17thAugust 2018. If you want further information or to book a test contact Steve at Healthcare-ExerciseTesting@salford.ac.ukand he will arrange an appointment for you.

You will shortly receive our annual survey and we would very much appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback on the club. There are only 10 questions so it is quite quick to complete and your feedback is really helpful for us to decide what actions to take to improve the club for you.

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