May 2018

Radcliffe AC

Radcliffe AC

Monthly Newsletter May 2018

Welcome to the May 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!


Key Dates for May

May is a busy month for championship races with details below. In addition we have our own Terry Nortley 2 mile relay race, which is held in Close Park on Monday 28thMay, which is a bank holiday. This is a fun morning out and one all the family can enjoy. You can create your own team of four or let Vince know you want to run and he will team you up with some other members and the club pick up your entry fee – bonus! Plus returning by popular demand ‘the Mark Emmett and Vince Ashton demonstration of the passing of a rubber band’!!

The Inaugural Jim Rhodes Junior and the Fred Norris and Joan Rhodes memorial 5km race are on July 1st (club members can run this).  All proceeds from these events will go to Jim’s charity.

Sunday 1st July Jnrs races


 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.

Championship Update

A copy of the latest championship for 2018 is below and you can also view it on the Radcliffe AC website here

With only two club races completed the championship is already looking like it could be a competitive one. 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 plenty of races to go. 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.


Upcoming races

There are three championship races in May and a further two in early June. First off on a Bank Holiday Monday, the 7thMay, it’s the second race of the RTM championship which is Coiners Fell race, a 10.6km route through the hills near Mytholmroyd. Start time is 13.00

This is closely followed on Wednesday 9thby the third race in the CLGP at Haigh Hall. This is an evening race of just over 4 miles run through the beautiful Haigh park.

Finally in May we have Saddleworth Fell race, the third of the RTM races on 27thMay.

Both the fell races are entry on the day only and for Haigh Hall you can pre book via the link below or enter on the day.

Also be aware that there are two further fell races in early June, first up on the 3rdis Edenfield Fell race – a nice local run – followed by Rochdale’s Knowl Hill fell race on 10thJune both are in the RTM championship.

Another date for your calendar is Tuesday 25thSeptember 2018 when 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

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….

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.

Radcliffe 10km Trail Race
Thank you to everyone who marshalled and volunteered for the 10km trail race.  Largest field of runners to date, excluding rogue horses! We raised £160.66 for Keswick Mountain Rescue.  A great event overall and we received lots of positive feedback from runners.  Given the size of our club at the moment we hope that next year we will be able to recruit enough marshals and also have RAC members take part in the event.  Details to be confirmed before the 2019 race.

Despite there being only one championship race, April has been a busy month for many of you with some fantastic performances, new PB’s and a new club record set by Neal Emmerson when he completed the London Marathon in 2:39:25. Well done to everyone who has competed over the month.

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