Captain’s Log

Keith & Gillian
Captains Log June 2019

Flaming June seems to have arrived in drizzle, wind and rain but we gained another Marathoner – Gillian McCaa – to the club after a training run at Calderdale Trail Marathon on Saturday 1st June, ably accompanied by Keith Ainslie. Well done Gillian.
We are now entering Ultra Marathon territory, Andy Beattie and Caroline Moles having completed the Highland Fling in late April, 53 miles along the West Highland Way. If that was not enough Caroline takes on the same course plus another 42 miles to participate in the West Highland Way race on June 22.
A month later Andy and Caroline and Keith and Gillian take on the Lakeland 50 challenge as two teams in the pairs race.

Coming back to shorter distances, this coming weekend will be busy with the Mabie 10k, a wet testing session of the timing equipment took place on Sunday so fingers crossed for fine weather at the weekend. I know quite a few of you are running it, but also a lot volunteering.
Then we get into the other local events ADAC’s 5 mile Haas Hill race on Tuesday 11th June at Lockerbie, Moffat 15k road race in early July and then Gelston 5 mile. The last 2 are fantastic events and I will be doing Haas Hill for the first time, and am sure it will also be great having done a recce way back between Christmas and New Year. Entry on the night.
Hope to see lots of you on Sunday at Mabie and Tuesday at Lockerbie in the red and white hoops.
If anyone wants any club kit, please let Carolyn know, we have a few spare of the new hooped racing t shirts and long sleeve versions, and lots of short sleeve technical training tops.

Keep on running folks.

Captains Carolyn and Doug