Churchtown Roadrunners AC Club Notes 29/11/2017

Churchtown Roadrunners AC

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Races
This Saturday the Waterford Half Marathon takes place around Waterford city, best of luck to our ladies who will be flying the Roadrunner flag around The Deise.  All the hard work is done, so trust in your training and enjoy it.   We are looking forward to seeing you donning the infamous ‘bobble hat’ on Saturday night.

Christmas Party
Our Christmas Party club night is this Saturday 2nd December, where again this year we are having our infamous ‘Mystery Bus Tour’.  If you would like to be included, please contact Brian asap.  All members whether you are joining us on the bus or not, are invited to O’Briens Bar for a Christmas drink at 6.30pm.

Winter League – The Wild Chase
The Wild Chase is our yearly winter league which is a 4 mile handicap run format league over six weekends.  Each runner is given a start time, initially calculated on their most recent competitive run over a similar distance, subsequent start times on the previous week, including an improvement time.  Steady runners start first and so on, with everyone to finish closest to 10am as possible.  But one major catch – no watches are allowed.  The person who finishes closest to the finishing time gets 100 points, 2nd 99 points and so on…  It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are, you are competing on your level. The slowest member can end up winning this league due to the handicapped format.  The final will be the Shandrum AC 5k on 30th December.  We will be skipping this Sunday 3rd December due to the our club Christmas Party and Sunday 24th December Christmas Eve.  There were big changes to the leader board this week after double points last Sunday.

385 Pauline
385 Anita
384 Brian
383 David
382 Mike
380 Catherine
374 Martina
365 Johnny
360 Joanne
358 Claire
357 Derry
355 Linda
352 Deirdre
347 Margie
345 Neville
343 Cathy
342 Lisa
336 Katie
335 Angela

Hobart Enterprises 947 Cycle Challenge
Congratulations to club members Michelle Bourke, Sara Barnby and Dave Barnby who completed the 947 Cycle Challenge in Johannesburg, South Africa over the weekend. All three work for Hobart Enterprises based in Mallow whose chosen charity in 2017 is the Refilwe Orphanage based in Johannesburg. The gruelling 94.7km cycle is based around the busy city of Johannesburg which is situated at an energy zapping altitude of 1753 metres. Well done guys and safe trip home.

Hobart-Enterprises-947-Cycle-crew

Training

Please do not hesitate in joining us for any of our training sessions, obligation free. For more information please contact us directly through our Facebook page. Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm and Sunday at 9am, meeting near the playground at the GAA ground. Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thechurchtownroadrunn