Good morning SMRC,Sorry this weeks post is a bit late but it has been a very busy week.This weeks run will start at Woodbank park car park the one we usually meet at which is the one that floods The route is a version of the Stockport 10 mile course, but I have removed the first housing estate part and will add a bit of Chadkirk to up the milage and make it more interesting.This run for the main group will be between 10 and 12 miles depending on sausaging. The early bird run will also set off from this carpark at the usual 8:00 am and be between 4 and 5 miles,returning to the car park to pick up the main group which will set off at 9:00am and head off down Marple road. If you are unsure how to get to this car park please post on here and I will post more directions. Remember that we are starting to up the distances now so if doing longer distance you will need to bring fluids or money so you can pop in a shop to get some,it is important that you stay hydrated. So this weeks early bird is 4 to 5 miles the main run 10 to 12 miles and the target for my plan this week is 16 miles so if not completed by the end of the run this will be made up round the park at the end.
Well done to all that ran this week,some great times were run and lots of fun had.
Saturday starts your weekend and Origan circuits,this week the group taken by Andy Cordes and myself,starting at 8:25am on the grass opposite parkrun starting line and open to all at no cost.a great warm up for park run and a good way to meet your fellow park runners and make new friends. Park run follows this at 9:00am(have a great park run where ever you do it) Remember that park run is only able to take place thanks to the army of volunteers who give up there time to make sure you have a great,safe run,please say hello and thank them on your way around.
Next weeks run will be a three loop course of 13 miles (3 x 4 plus an extra mile) so will be ideal for those wishing to try out the SMRC as you will be able to choose your distances 4,8,12 or 13 and for you marathon runners to check how your training is progressing,more info next week.
Finally if running this week run fast stay safe and look after each other Steve Hughes ...
Results from tonights Foodbank event number 2 are here. Thanks and well done everyone, hope you enjoyed. Massive Thanks to the marshals and helpers involved. See you at the next one Wednesday 23rd August. ...
A running and walking event. Registration at the Old Hall and the start/finish is at the Paper Mill (next to the Old Hall), Whitehough, Chinley. The event takes in the summits of South Head, Chinley Churn (Big Stone rather than the trig point) and Eccles Pike with the participants choosing the best route between them based on the map provided. Approximate distance 9.5 miles depending on which route you choose
The race venue is at the Paper Mill, Whitehough, Chinley, High Peak, SK23 6EJ. There will be toilets and refreshments - the Paper Mill are putting on a home made hot pot meal for participants that can be pre-ordered as an option on your entry. If you are not sure about ordering food, this can be done at a later date, just let us know and you can pay on the day, but Dan the landlord would like to know how many he is catering for. Limited free parking is available nearby. Note: No responsibility will be taken for personal possessions left at the venue.
There will be checkpoints at the summits of South Head, Chinley Churn and Eccles Pike - you can visit the summits in any order.
There will be prizes for the fastest times including age group prizes (if enough entries)
Walkers can start between 08.00am and 9.30am, Runners must start before 10.00am
Hot Pot available after 12.00
Registration opens at 07.30
Pick up race numbers on the day.
Race Limit - 150
Minimum Age - 18 for runners, families welcome for walking
The entry list can be found on the website: www.crazylegsevents.co.uk
Walkers - £6 (plus £0.90 booking fee)
UKA Affiliated Runners - £8 (plus £0.90 booking fee)
Non-UKA Affiliated Runners - £10 (plus £0.90 booking fee)
Hot Pot, meat or veggie - £5
If unsure about the food you can pay for it on the day but it will help Dan the landlord if we have some idea how many will want some of his home made Derbyshire beef hotpot.
In line with most other events companies we don't offer refunds, but if you find you are unable to attend an event, please let us know at least five days prior to the event and we will happily defer your entry or transfer it to someone else.
Most of the prizes are donated by Bramhall Runners.
Thanks to Bramhall Bakery who are donating delicious cakes and treats for athletes after your race - bramhallbakery.co.uk/
Thanks also to The Mounting Stone, Bramhall who are donating a voucher for drinks as a prize - go in and try their selection of vodkas and gins - I can definitely recommend the Toffee Vodka and the Grapefruit Gin. Also please vote for Mounting Stone as Pub of the Year on the link below.
The awards are the most sought-after and prestigious in the North West, and celebrate the innovative and high quality restaurants, bars and individuals who contribute to the hospitality industry in the area.
FOODBANK IS ON WEDS 19th, we have had a number of messages regarding the works going on in Happy Valley, we have checked the route and apart from moving the Start/Finish up 20 metres or so, the route is just the same and totally runnable. Registration opens at 6pm at The Ladybrook Pub, Race starts 7.15pm. Also the under 14's kids race starts 6.30pm, Don't forget a tin or two for Foodbank, Many thanks 👍 ...