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Woodland 5 On the day entries available.

The first race was a huge success (full results here) and we have plenty of spaces for the next two events.

The dates  are:  26th June and  31st July.

entry form here (pdf or doc)

Finch Coasters Running Club
Coaching Sessions with Lee Avery

Coaching Sessions with Lee Avery

Carol Yarrow


Over the last couple of months, a group of Finch Coasters, myself included, have been ‘enjoying’ taking part in coaching sessions on Friday nights with UK Athletics coach Lee Avery. I, for one, have found these coaching sessions to be highly motivating and rewarding. You feel great afterwards anyway!! Lee has managed to introduce a great variety of training sessions and techniques for all abilities and has pushed us hard. She has a knack for staying inside your head and encouraging you even when she is not actually there... – watch out for those of us that are now equipped with an ‘inner Lee’ pushing us up those hills in the XC season!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 17:39
Congratulations to the Coasters who attended the Love Life Love Running weekend

A full report will follow with pictures but just a quick congratluations to all those who took part in the various races.

We had 36 Coasters take part in the Charity mile - well done to all the kids who ran/walked it.

In the 10k on the  Saturday we had some great times on a very tough course with Carol Yarrow winning first female home and 13th overall.


On the Sunday 6 hour relay we entered several teams. Andy Surplice put in an amazing effort to take on the full 6 hours solo, completing 8 7km laps. This is a hilly course and the heat of the day didn't help so this was an amazing achievement.

Our team of 2 Paul and Sarah Evans came second in the mixed category completing 5 laps each.

OUr team of 4: Carol Yarrow, Becky Wood, Andy Elliott and Chirs Aitkin won the mixed 4s category compeltign 3 laps each.

We then had two teams of 6 who battled it out throughout the 6 hours for the top prize. It all came down to the last runners with only 2 minutes between the two teams at the end - a spectacluar effort, particularly as the teams were only 1 second apart at half-way. The winning team was Lousie Mander, Rachel and Rodger Duckworth, Simon Crute, Paul Jenkins and Claire Elliott. The second placed team were Andy Yarrow, Phil Surplice, Josh Suplice, Nathy Feely, Claire Foster and Steve Wood.

The weekend isn't jsut about the races as its very family oriented with lots for the kids to do. The kids also seemed to get on well with one another which was very helpful! There was plenty of beer and wine floating around and a large event shelter for us to congregate in to aovid the rain on the Friday evening.

Results of July Handicap

Handicap times for tonight. Well done to all who ran in the wet weather.

Name                   Actual Handicap   Elapsed Time    Actual time    Proposed Handicap
JOHN HENNESSY -  00:02:00           00:27:03          00:27:03       -00:02:00
CHRISTINA ANSELL -00:02:00         00:27:03           00:27:44       -00:02:00
JOSH SURPLICE       00:04:00         00:22:44           00:16:44       00:06:00
PAUL EATON          00:03:00         00:26:05           00:24:05       00:02:00
STEVE FORSTER     00:07:00         00:26:20           00:20:40       00:05:40
ANDY SURPLICE      00:07:00         00:26:10           00:19:50       00:06:20
Ian Hogg                00:07:50         00:24:44           00:16:44       00:08:00
MIKE MCCLANCEY    00:07:30         00:25:08           00:17:38       00:07:30
CAROL YARROW     00:07:50         00:25:25           00:17:35        00:07:50
Rob Harris              00:07:00          00:25:50           00:19:20        00:06:30

Congratluations to all those who ran the Thames Path yesterday

Congratulations to those who ran the Thames Valley Path run. 14 Coasters took part with 7 completing the full 33 miles (Becky Wood, Carol Yarrow, Rachel Morley, Paul Jenkins, Pete Humphreys, Paul Evans and Sam the dog). Well done to everyone else, with all runners completing the 21 miles up until lunch. Thanks very much to John Henessey who drove the bus and Christina Ansell who navigated and both provided support at the various stops. The support bus helped those who needed a short rest before heading back out onto the path. The weather was kind to us with mostly cloudy conditions with the sun occasionally breaking through but fortunately it didn't get too hot. We did suffer from one heavy rain shower which forced us to hide under some trees until the worst of it had gone, but then the sun came out again to dry us out! It was a lovely route to run along, very picturesque which helped keep you going.


Thames path runners

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 July 2011 21:34
Wokingham Half Marathon

Here are the club results from last weeks Wokingham half Marathon. We had a huge number of personal bests so well done to everyone, see being in a running club can imporve your times! Particular congratulations go to Ian Hogg, Chris Aitken and Simon Crute who took huge amounts of their PBs. Congratulations also to Carol Yarrow who was second veteran female home and also was second veteran female in the Berkshire Athletics league. The results are listed first alphabetically and then by time.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 February 2011 10:36
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