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Charlie has reminded us of the cross country season starting this Sunday and will be participating for VRR. Here is a list of dates. If you’re interested, get in touch with Tony.
20th October : Beacon Park Skelmersdale3rd November: Clarke Gardens, Liverpool15th December: Arrowe Park, Wirral2nd February: Croxteth Hall, Liverpool23 February: Town Park, Runcorn1st of March: Birchwood Park, Warrington
When meeting for runs at the Village please stay away from the main reception so as not to block the area.
If you want to order a t shirt for Ghent do it NOW as the tour is soon! Please don’t leave it until the last minute!
If you want to be in the ballot for a London marathon place, you need to keep your rejection letter in a safe place until the draw takes place.
Other conditions will apply and be listed nearer the time.
And so, it’s farewell to the summer runs of 2019 👋👋🌞, though in true British tradition 🇬🇧 it rained on the parade 💦💦accompanied by a gusty breeze 🌬🌬💨, nonetheless 16 hardy runners 🏃♀️🏃🏻♂️gathered at the floral pavilion, which was closed so we couldn’t shelter from the elements 🥶🥶, so the only option was for us to get running to warm up the body. But wait…. there’s mutiny amongst us, do we run to Seacombe Ferry ⚓️⛴ or do we run to Leasowe Lighthouse 💡💡a show of hands ✋🤚and most had gone on the winter route of Seacombe…three dared the longer route to Leasowe, myself, Donna Mckeownand Mark Critchley took on the challenge, the wind favourable going out and coming back, the downside was…it was a longer distance 🏃♀️🏃🏻♂️and everybody else had finished before the rains arrived 💦🌧☔️, but the seahorse awaited..nothing better after a run than a few 🍺🍺and some good food 🍔🥩🍟🍗🍖🍰🍨and putting the world 🌎 to rights. In general it’s been a great summer of running for all of us, the winter runs start now 🌛🌙🏃♀️🏃🏻♂️ when we get lit up like a Christmas 🎄 tree. Safety first. And on the bright side 🇧🇪Ghent is just around the corner…keep on running..
Following a quiet August, VRR members were really busy in September! Park runs were done in Birkenhead, Chester and Copenhagen and races run not just round the 🇬🇧 UK but in 🇱🇹 Lithuania and 🇫🇷 France. The total number of miles run 🏃🏻♂️🏃🏻♀️was ……..884!! 👏🏻👏🏻
Congratulations to the following participants and if I’ve not included you please let me know.
Chester half marathon
Jennifer Keenan, Ian Evans
Jo Dutton,Mark Daniels, Dave Goodall, Tony Clixby
Vilnius half marathon
Steve Leslie, John Brown
Dave Leece, Dermot Gough , Phil Allison
Lake Vyrnwy half marathon
Marc Williams, Brian Seal, Mike Storrey, Sergio Dominguez, Carl Davenport
Spitfire 10k (Coventry)
Sam Stringer, Gail Stuthridge , Steve Stuthridge, Donna McKeown
Wirral half marathon
Alex McGuiness, Mo Osborne
Donna McKeown, Lucy McCardle. Mel MaCardle, Joe McCardle
Knowsley safari park 10 miles
Carolyn Brennan, Anne Fleming
Disney (Paris) 5k
Joe McCardle, Sandra Riley
Disney (Paris) 10k
Lisa Critchley, Donna McKeown,
Emily McCardle, Sandra Riley, Joe McCardle, Melanie McCardle, Lucy McCardle
Disney (Paris) half marathon
Sandra Riley, Joe McCardle
Wirral multi terrain race series
Phill Allison, Alex Hughes, Andy Monks, Andy Crowe, Andy Lacey, Jack Kiley, Garry Swaby, Brian Seal, Dave Loughlin, Mike Storrey, Tony m Plested, Paul Napier, Steve Stuthridge, Carl Davenport, Donna McKeown, jenny West, Laura Reece, Carolyn Atherton, Rachel Keenan, Sandra Riley, Trish Monks, Sally Ann Sweeney, Carolyn Brennan, Sue Williams, Ann Fleming, Freya Wood
30 runners 🏃♂️🏃♀️🏃♂️ met at the Green Lodge tonight for one of the last 😭 of the Summer runs.
Fluorescent 🏃♂️runners set off along Stanley road towards the beach 🏖 everyone settled into groups and it was onto the sand hills towards West Kirby. This is a lovely stretch that really warms up the legs 🦵🦵and whilst its tough running into the wind it does keep you cool..
Next its round the Marine Lake ⛵⛵ and we had perfect conditions tonight with no wet feet.👍👣👣 👟👟
At the end of the lake its decision time.🤔 .up the killer hill or back along the promenade????
The majority tackled the hill…last time till Christmas Eve 🎅.🎄🎄..and at least if you go up you have to come down….And downhill it was to the centre and towards Hoylake… definitely the opportunity to pick up speed and 🏃♂️run for your supper !! 😊🍟🍔🍻
Back at the Green Lodge to everyone cheering each other home from a great run👏👏👏💪
This has to be one of the most varied and scenic routes…and even though weather was threatening to rain ☔🌧 we were lucky ☘ to stay dry ☁️ enjoy each other’s company 👬👭 and be thankful 🙏 of living in Wirral and having some of the best, safe and stunning routes right on our doorstep..😍
Wetherspoons welcomed a rather sweaty, and bedraggled bunch of runners in (goodness knows what people must think) for our usual catch up, meals and drinks, great end to a great evening 🍻🍷🍲🍕🍿.
Grandad Dave (who is always the one ranting on about the use of mobile phones) only went and broke the new rule of no phone🤳 at the dinner table again !! 🙉🙈
OMG that’s the 2nd time the only excuse is .
it’s old age…ha ha only Grandad Dave could get away with it …
Anyway…Cant wait to do it all again next year 🏃♀️🏃♂️🥰
Good turn out for tonight, well done on the run everyone 29 or 31 runners. A lovely evening – we all ran along Wirral way then down on to the beach. Sam Stringer didn’t run but she was fast running to the pub to get served first. Everyone was on time which was good too see and we all smashed it. Well done and good luck to Steven Leslie Jo Dutton Mark Daniels John Brown Dave Goodall and Tony Clixby (Vilnius 10k and half marathon)and a huge well done everyone who did multi terrain and ran tonight. Top effort by everyone in the club good m8s and family to me and we all had lovely meal at the weatherspoons and good company too.