Despite being the ‘low season’ there are still club members out accumulating some bling as follows
CHILLY CHI 10K
James Oram reports in from the second Chichester 10k since it moved to its new home of the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit. Before letting James take up the story, he is clearly being modest; he neglected to say that he achieved a 10k personal best. This was after clinching another PB at Park Run the day before; he is flying at the moment. Also a big thanks to Jason Rae who pedalled around the course in Tuff colours encouraging the runners.
“The Chichester Priory 10k Race at Goodwood is a race over public roads for the first 6.0km finishing with a complete lap of the Goodwood Motor Circuit. We arrived in good time and hit the coffee hut only to retreat back to the car as it was only just above freezing. After the mandatory tactical toilet stop we braved the line hoping for a prompt start and away we went. The field was strong with 180 runners getting back in under 40 minutes! Unfortunately after an ambitious start, I just missed out today (40:33) after going off too quickly. Stalwart Stu Harvey was second home with double kudos as he achieved 2 PBs (5k 20:37) and (10k 42:04). He was closely followed by Track Tuff Malcolm Brown 42:24 and then Andrew Heath in 48:20. The chairman Clive Harvey finished strongly and completed the Tuff contingent in 52:02. Clive despite his self-deprecating finished 28th in his age category out of a field of over 1500 runners. After the race we managed to sniff out a cafe. Stu and I went for the full fry up while Clive set the precedent by picking a more healthy option. A chilly day that blew the winter cob webs away.
TUFF SWIMMING SESSIONS
Our swim coaches work together and build the programme through the season as periodisation. We are now in the muscle endurance phase ; yet some people have forgotten to bring a T-shirt which is used for part of the set. So please remember to bring a T-shirt to wear. If you have a set of fins you are welcome to bring those along as well. These twists add a dimension you wouldn’t get ploughing up and down in your local pool, so come along and see why the sessions get such rave reviews
The poor weather can’t be helping as it appears Tuff’s were out at just one Park Run location this week. At Worthing Park Run, James Oram shaved 10 seconds of his Park Run PB to cross the line in 19:20 – another great performance. A further strong performance from Anthony Oliver who doesn’t appear to be suffering from lack of sleep as a new dad as he finished in 22:18. Amanda de Ridder was also out flying the Tuff flag crossing in 25:41. Tim Kenny completed the Tuff quartet in 26:45