Despite a green light the Sutton 10k cancelled, but let’s carry on our Virtual exploits!

How frustrating! Having been given the green light by the RWA to hold the Albert Rigby race we find that the Ex-Servicemen’s club at Sutton is no longer available on October 3rd. Covid -related changes to the interior layout of the club are being carried out over the said weekend. Roy Gunnett advised by our great friend, Glyn Jones had done a great job in ensuring our submission for permission met all the criteria – thanks also to Colin Vesty for his support. Certainly this preparatory work should hold us in good stead for future requests for permits, the next on the horizon being the AGM 5k in early November. Nothing about this process is straightfoward, particularly in terms of demands on the venue itself, in this case the village hall. We’ll keep you posted on developments.

In the meantime the virtual world beckons with two immediate deadlines.

  1. The Virtual 2k series organised by Helen Elleker and John Constandinou reaches its 26th Week and it would fitting to forward as many submissions from our members as possible. All the more so as we should be proud of our consistent high profile support to the venture – see the Week 25 results below.
  2. As far as our own Club Virtual Series goes this month sees us hosting the Virtual Fred Pearce Relay. The closing date for submitting times to Tony at has been extended until midnight on Friday, October 2. Sorry to be a pain, even if you’ve already let me know, could you confirm your time. Meanwhile the fiendish and cunning Dave Evans is enjoying creating a cluster of competitive teams, Which trio will come out on top? It should be fun finding out.
Sailash about to receive the team trophy from James Pearce last year

Virtual League Racing Series – Race 25

1 Lancashire Walking Club (83.55%)
2 Quickstep Fitness (71.88%)
3 Sarnia Walking Club (70.31%)
4 Manx Harriers (70.09%)
5 Steyning AC (60.53%)
6 Birchfield Harriers (39.26%)

1 Manx Harriers (42)
2 Lancashire Walking Club (45)
3 Sarnia Walking Club (52)
4 Quickstep Fitness (56)
5 Steyning AC (173)
6 Birchfield Harriers (202)

Our team as follows:

Tony Taylor M70 93.53% Lancs WC 10:44.0

Greg Smith M65 82.59% Lancs WC 11:26.0

Guy Goodair M80 74.52% Lancs WC 15:34.0

Stephen Walker M60 66.83% Lancs WC 13:14.0

Martin Payne M60 62.64% Lancs WC 13:50.0

Tony Bell M55 61.16% Lancs WC 13:46.0

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