Now that the Round Norfolk Relay is done, we can start looking forward to this winter's Frostbite 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:
5th October 2014 - Priory Park, St Neots
2nd November 2014 - Bushfield Sports Centre, Peterborough
14th December 2014 - Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon
11th January 2015 - March
1st February 2015 - Bourne Woods, Bourne
1st March 2015 - Hinchingbrooke School, 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 usually on the first Sunday of the month from October to April. 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 didn't do very well in the past, but the last three years were much better. We finished 7th overall two years ago, which was our best result since the 98/99 season. Not bad for a bunch of triathletes! Last year we were 9th overall, but with some excellent race results, including 3rd in the final race, which is promising for this year.
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 Dave Patmore-Hill and Sam Fielding if you are interested.
I will send reminder / rallying emails in the week before each race - first one next week, ahead of 5th October's St Neots race. Put it in your diary!