Autumn Handicap Results, Training Kit Sale and Round Norfolk Relay Review 

Handicap Event - Robin Hood Half and Marathon

Well done to all who ran in the IKANO Robin Hood autumn handicap races in a bright and sunny Nottingham. The warm and breezy conditions were perhaps not ideal for the marathoners but didn’t affect the runners of the shorter race too much.
 
The half marathon handicap was won by the recent North Downs centurion Andy Earp who stepped down in distance for a bit of light relief after his ultra efforts over the summer. Andy was closely followed by Alex Finch & Ashley Woolgrove.  A special mention to Mark Hill who got a huge PB & Andy Riding who both ran but could not participate in the handicap as they had not run a qualifying race.  Full handicap results are here.
 
The full marathon handicap was won by Pete Stockdale who although a little bit down on his absolute best still put in a very solid performance. Will Shippin & Shaun Bonner completed the podium places. Full handicap results are here.
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Training Kit Sale (1st - 31st October)

As Autumn begins to fill your training runs with a blaze of colour why not take advantage of a 20% discount on our training range to brighten up your Uknetrunner wardrobe.
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*Club vests and items in the New Winter Training range are not included in the 20% sale.

Round Norfolk Relay

As the dust settles on yet another Round Norfolk Relay, I wanted to thank you all for your efforts in making it another successful weekend. It's amazing to think this was our sixth showing at this event and we only have to do another 16 more to have a full set of plates!

So much work goes into getting that sticky baton around Norfolk and we couldn't do it without all the pre-planning, and those that help out on the weekend - course-marking, marshaling, cycling, driving, stopwatching etc. Too many of you have contributed for me to thank you all by name as I'm afraid I'd probably miss someone off. A great deal goes unseen, especially by those of us that head off to a hotel as the daylight fades.

For me, the night shift crew deserve special thanks - both runners and support crew. I've run a night stage a couple of times and know that as a runner, it can be a pretty strange experience in the dark of the night. Without the team of drivers, timekeepers, and spectators it simply wouldn't be possible.

Stephen Price
Chair & Website Administrator

Member Spotlight - Pete Stockdale

My running life proper began in much the same way as it has continued – by training for a marathon. Like many people I ran cross country races at primary school – although perhaps unlike most people I did them willingly and enjoyed them – but I soon fell out of love with running when I reached my teenage years. One thing that remained constant, however, was my desire to run in the London Marathon. That had been on my ‘to-do-list’ from a very young age and I had loved watching it on TV for as long as I could remember. So, after finishing University I got a charity place for the 2004 race and started to train. And so began my love affair with 26.2 miles.

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