GoodGym Race Team News - Feb & March 2018
February made us shiver, in March the Race Team did deliver.
April 12, 2018
Hello, hello, hello,
Tom Benson’s report for Feb and March
In February and March the sun didn’t come out but the trainers sure did and how. Februarys and March racers have excelled with PB’s all over the shop even snow couldn't stop #Redthunder.
Half marathons seem to be a popular choice with great showings in the Brighton Half, the Big half, Tropical Thames Meander half and Colchester half to name a few. In February we bid farewell to the XC season with a trip to a very wet Trent Park and the national championship final in Hampstead heath. Hampstead was a glorious day full of mud and trees and Trent Park sounded like it was full of mud, not for the faint hearted that one. I even tried out my new spikes for the final one and although they were grand I still assumed my place amongst the fellas with grey hair. Mo Farah I am not. Trent Park.
Massive shout out to Matt from Greenwich who decided to run 4 marathons in 4 days!!! All I can say is I hope your feet were firmly put up after that adventure, well done, not to mention the other races you did in February and March (9 in total) you have earnt a magnum or two. Big shout out to Paul Bown , Ellen from Cardiff, Clare Griffiths and Matt Garnett for managing 5 in the two months.
Races to come
Marathon season is here, with options on trail, fell and road, so whatever takes your fancy there is a race to suit you.
First and foremost there is the Great Welsh Marathon, the second of our Big Six events and of course we love racing in Wales, but this time there will be no horses or trains to race just a few hundred other runners.
The following week we have the London Marathon and then the following week we have the Yorkshire 3 Peaks race. Good luck and believe in yourself and your training, and if you are not racing I am sure you will support each other both in person and online.
And then in May we have the Overseas trip to Bucharest, Romania – no more need be said, it will be an amazing trip.(see the 2016 - Bucharest photo below)
Additionally some of GoodGym is heading back to the Bath Two Tunnels as we ran last year as a big six event – hope it’s a cooler day than last year!
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And now my favourite bit looking at all the races people have been achieving this past few months.
|Brin (Greenwhich)||Ultra 77Km||Thames trot ultra - crusade through the clay|
|Elliot Corton||12.4km||Ranelagh Mob Match|
|Ax Man||10km||Regents Park 10km|
|James Gilbert||10km||Regents Park 10km|
|Tom Hunter||10km||Winter Run|
|Kim Parker||10km||Winter Run|
|Lici Inge||10km||Winter Run|
|Beth Anton||10km||Winter Run|
|Remy Maisel||10km||Winter Run|
|Jason Cheung||10km||Winter Run|
|Sarah Lee||10km||Winter Run|
|George Bright||10km||Winter Run|
|Matt Garnett||MM||Kong Mountain Marathon - round 1|
|Sarah Moore||XC||Trent Park XC|
|Polly Skeats-Beswick||XC||Trent Park XC|
|Tracey (Tower Hamlets)||XC||Trent Park XC|
|Christopher Jeppesen||XC||Trent Park XC|
|Conroy (Lewisham)||XC||Trent Park XC|
|Paul Bown||XC||Trent Park XC|
|Graham Atkins||XC||Trent Park XC|
|Steve Coman||XC||Trent Park XC|
|Clare Griffiths||5km||RunThrough Chase the Moon Olympic Park Valentine's 5k|
|Matt (Greenwhich)||Marathon||Marathon 1/4: Phoenix Breakfast Club Marathon|
|Matt (Greenwhich)||Marathon||Day 2/4, Marathon 2/4: Phoenix "Greased Lightning"|
|Matt (Greenwhich)||Marathon||Day 3/4, Marathon 3/4: Phoenix Jaw Dropper Marathon|
|Matt (Greenwhich)||Marathon||Day 4/4, Marathon 4/4: Phoenix Dirty Running Marathon - first place|
|Christopher O'Driscoll||Half Marathon||Hampton Court Half Marathon|
|Paul Bown||Half Marathon||Half Marathon|
|Olivia Parker-Scott||Half Marathon||Half Marathon|
|Amy Boalch||10km||RunThrough Greenwich Park 10k|
|Ellen (Cardiff)||10km||Bath Two Tunnels 10k|
|Emma Wilkins||10km||Bath Two Tunnels 10k|
|Frances Powrie||XC||Hampstead Heath XC|
|Polly Skeats-Beswick||XC||Hampstead Heath XC|
|Graham Atkins||XC||Hampstead Heath XC|
|Conroy (Lewisham)||XC||Hampstead Heath XC|
|Matt Garnett||10km||Back to Black night trail race|
|Gareth Grey||Half Marathon||Brighton Half|
|Tom Hunter||Half Marathon||Brighton Half|
|Justin Wetters||Marathon||Tokyo marathon|
|Nick Griffin||10 mile||Snake Lane 10|
|Becky Moylett||10 mile||Snake Lane 10|
|Leanne Allsopp||10 mile||Snake Lane 10|
|Jack Concanon||10km||Victoria Park 10km|
|Melanie (Norwich)||XC||Hunny Bell XC|
|Ellen (Cardiff)||Road Race - 12Km||Babcary Road Race|
|Matt (Greenwhich)||Marathon||Phoenix "Spring" Marathon -|
|Will French||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Lucy Jeczalik||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Graham Atkins||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Brin (Greenwhich)||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|James Gilbert||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Sarah Place||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Emily McGovern||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Amy Boalch||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Sophie Hedges||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Dave Mansfield||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Damian (Barnet)||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Christopher O'Driscoll||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Aislin Mageean||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Alix Guerber||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Matt (Greenwhich)||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Clare Griffiths||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Katie Welly||Half Marathon||Big Half|
|Sarah Moore||Half Marathon||Tropical Thames Meander half|
|Matt Garnett||12.8km||Tour of Torpantau|
|Jason Cheung||Half Marathon||West London Half|
|Paul Bown||20 mile||Lydd 20 Mile|
|Matt (Greenwhich)||10km||RunThrough Olympic Park|
|Matt Garnett||15km||Grizzly 2018|
|Juliet (Lewisham)||15km||Greenwich Tough 15k|
|Paul Bown||Half Marathon||Colchester half|
|Graham Atkins||Half Marathon||Colchester half|
|Becky Moylett||Half Marathon||Colchester half|
|Beth Anton||Half Marathon||London Landmarks Half!|
|Frances Powrie||Half Marathon||London Landmarks Half!|
|Ellen (Cardiff)||10km||Cardiff Bay 10km|
|Matt (Greenwhich)||Half Marathon||Victoria Park Half Marathon|
|Becky Moylett||10 mile||Chippenham 10 Mile|
|Will French||10km||Westonbirt 10k|
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