Saturday 26th May - a busy, successful day for the IWCA AC
May 26, 2012
Saturday was a busy day for the IWCA Athletics Club.
In the morning the black and white stripes could be seen under glorious sun kissed skies at both Cutteslowe Park - where our
runners took part in the Oxford Parkrun, and at Shotover Country Park where we held dual cross country training sessions for adults and juniors.
This week’s Parkrun saw Robert Merry gain a personal best time for his fourth consecutive session – an exceptional achievement. Also gaining a well deserved PB was the ever improving Shay Dixon. Graça Craft and first timer, Chloe Troth also put in good efforts – especially considering the heat, while Peter Wright gallantly plodded on to the finish line despite the pain of a chronic stitch.
33rd 24:45 Robert Merry
37th 26:21 Graça Craft
42nd 27:06 Shay Dixon
55th 32:10 Chloe Troth
57th 34:06 Peter Wright
Over at Shotover, after a group run through the hilly woods to warm up, David Troth took charge of the juniors for circuit training, while Stuart, Simon and Andrew took on the more demanding green route before both groups met up again for more running, before warming down together.
The day’s work was far from over though, as all hands were later required on deck at The Barn, Greater Leys, to help out at an event organised to mark the conclusion to the first annual Working Class History Month. The highly enjoyable night’s entertainment - which included an interview with IWCA AC coach Paul Brackett and his sporting brothers Des and Peter, was organised as a fund raiser for the youth work of the IWCA Athletics Club.
Well done then to all who got stuck in to to make the evening a resounding success.