Frostbite 2017/18

Sun, 17th Sep 2017 - 4:48 p.m.

Hi all,

We've only just stopped swimming in the river (well, most of us), but it's time again to start looking forward to this winter's Frostbite running season. The dates and fixtures have been confirmed and are listed on the website: http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk.

So these are the dates to put in your diary:
1st Race 1st October 2017 Riverside Runners Priory Park, St. Neots
2nd Race 5th November 2017 Bushfield Joggers Nene Park (Ferry Meadows), Peterborough
3rd Race 10th December 2017 Hunts AC Hinchingbrooke Park
4th Race 14th January 2018 March AC (location tbc)
5th Race 4th February 2018 Bourne Town Harriers Bourne Woods
6th Race 11th March 2018 BRJ Run and Tri Jubilee Park, Huntingdon

For those who are new to this: Frostbite is a series of 6 races organised by and for 16 local running clubs. Each race is about 5 miles, and on the 1st or 2nd Sunday of the month from October to March. It is a team race in which the first seven men and the first three women count for the club. Entry is free. The only condition is that you have to wear some form of Pactrac kit (and be a member of course). And there are trophies at the end of the year for the best male and female Pactrac runner of the series (who I get to pick so you know who you need to bribe).

We have been performing reasonably well in recent years, although we slipped to 11th overall last year. Still, not bad for a bunch of triathletes! In the process we've had some great individual results, including two wins by Paul Vernon, and a good number of new members joining the fun.

Everyone is welcome; you don't have to be a top runner, these are great friendly events with 100s of runners of all possible levels. Even if you are not in our scoring teams, you may still be taking points off other teams. And they are good races to track your fitness compared with others, and compared with previous years. It is usually quite difficult for us to find enough women to race, so ladies are especially welcome.

Please note that there is also a Juniors Frostbite series for under 16s, with 1.5 mile races starting at 10.15 at the same venue. I'm not organising our team for this though - please speak with Sam Fielding if you are interested.

I will send reminder / rallying emails and Facebook posts in the week before each race - first one next week, ahead of 1st October's St Neots race. Put it in your diary! We will also be using the Website Forum and Pactrac's Facebook page for car sharing opportunities - please post there if you are looking for a ride.

Thanks,
Jaap

Sun, 24th Sep 2017 - 8:48 p.m.

Next Sunday 1 October is the first race of the new season of the Frostbite Friendly League. See previous post / email for further information about the Frostbite series. As always, Race 1 is in Priory Park, Huntingdon Road in St Neots, starting at 11am. Directions are on:
http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/Race1_riverside_map.pdf

This year's course isn't on the website, but I presume it's the same as in previous years: all in the Park; mostly on grass plus a few bits on forest tracks; no tarmac. Off road shoes or even spikes are an option, but if it's dry, normal running shoes are fine.

Please let me know if you are interested, preferably on the Forum or Facebook group, otherwise on jjf_99@hotmail.com. It would be good to get a feel for who is running, so that we know if we have a complete team or not, and need to do some rallying.

Thanks
Jaap

Sun, 24th Sep 2017 - 10:22 p.m.

I'm in. Looking to cycle there, but still working out the cycle meet point at the moment.

Sat, 30th Sep 2017 - 4:09 p.m.

Hi all,

Not sure we have a full team for tomorrow, so this is just a quick reminder that tomorrow is the first leg of the new Frostbite season. It looks like a nice morning for a run (despite earlier forecasts) - so why not come and race, for yourself and / or the team!

St Neots, 11am, all you need is some form of Pactrac kit.

Thanks,
Jaap

 
Mon, 2nd Oct 2017 - 11:49 a.m.

53 Mark Weathersby........31.21
117 Sarah Caskey............34.00
160 Steve Hope................35.29
229 Bill Haslam................37.55
264 Jeff Manners..............38.57
326 Sarah Haslam............41.11
393 Mariska Niemeijer......45.05
439 Nicky Bailey................47.55
440 Nick Partridge.............48.07
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