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2021 Loughrigg Results

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LOUGHRIGG – SILVER HOWE CHASE RESULTS Sat 24th April 2021

Beautiful Spring day for this one for sure and fast times all round given the dry conditions underfoot.
Thanks to Chris Hodgson on Loughrigg Summit, family Evans on Loughrigg summit and for the home made cakes (Erica!), family Tyson at Lily Tarn and to everyone who came out to run in the sunshine.
It sounded like a good cat and mouse chase over the tops with the final wins going to Ben Abdelnoor and Beth Hansen.

Michelle

Loughrigg Silver Howe Chase Results 2021


Online injury prevention workshop 22nd April 7pm

Are you ready to run?
  • How does a previous injury impact on the way you run now?
  • How can you really reduce your chances of getting injured?
  • How do you determine when you are ready to return to running and how does rehab influence this?
  • What does “efficient” running look like?
  • What kind of strength does a runner really need?
  • Are you a more fast twitch or slow twitch runner and what does this mean for how you train?
  • How does your running style impact your chance of injury?
If you are getting ready for race season, struggling to recover from injuries or just interested in knowing more about the sport then this event is for you!
The Body Rehab Clinic at Staveley is partnering with Missing Link Coaching to deliver an interactive and informative evening for runners on Thursday 22nd April at 7pm where we hope to give some insight into the treatment of injuries and rehab process and eventual return to pain-free running
The event will cover:
  • Injury management
  • Returning to running
  • Injury prevention
  • Some interactive exercises for participants to try
  • Short Lactate test for muscle fibre composition
  • A look at the factors that may influence injury
The session with be delivered through Zoom and last approximately 90 mins to 2hrs
Exclusive event for Ambleside AC only
Best of all, its FREE
Contact clinic@thebodyrehab.co.uk with your email to secure your place.
Confirmation will be sent and a zoom link will be forwarded to you a few days before the event

LOUGHRIGG UPHILL TIME TRIAL: Results

Loughrigg Uphill Time Trial Results


LOUGHRIGG ORIENTEERING RESULTS – UPDATED

Updated to include Beth’s run :-)

Very impressive turnout of 36 for tonight’s 1hour score event on Loughrigg given the interesting weather conditions. At 4.30pm I was a wee bit concerned that the kites would be covered by a blanket of snow! Great to feel the camaraderie, friendly rivalry and banter that makes AAC so special. Particular thanks to Kat Evans (proper orienteer!) for verifying that CP10 was there and correctly positioned :-)
Finally, my grateful thanks to Team Lefton (Jez, Janet – coolest Grandma in the world! – Mila and Lana) for their help giving out maps, shouting out times and verifying control cards. Couldn’t have done it without you guys.

Well done to everyone and thank you for coming out to play. Particularly great and very proud to have several of our older juniors competing. Watch out seniors; they’re young, fast and they can navigate :-) Understandably, it was a bit chillio to hang around for prizes but I shall get them to the winners of each category in the next week or two at junior or senior training.

Happy running,
Michelle

RESULTS
LOUGHRIGG ORIENTEERING EVENT RESULTS 2021


LOUGHRIGG ONE HOUR SCORE ORIENTEERING TUES 6TH APRIL 2021 START LOCATION

Hey All,
OK here’s the exact start location for next Tuesday’s event.

screenshot of start area on orienteering map 2021 285x270 LOUGHRIGG ONE HOUR SCORE ORIENTEERING TUES 6TH APRIL 2021 START LOCATION

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PARKING
Lots of options if we spread out. Please do park considerately :-)

Small NT car park, Tarn Foot
Plenty of lay bys, pull ins off Ellers Brow all way up to top of Red Bank Road
Park down at Skelwith Bridge and trot up lane beneath Little Loughrigg
Trot over from Ambleside but remember a headtorch for the run back!

Looking forward to seeing lots of you there.

Michelle


LOUGHRIGG ONE HOUR SCORE ORIENTEERING EVENT

Tuesday 6th April 2021 heralds the return of the Loughrigg one hour score orienteering event.
Read on and hope to see lots of you there :-)

Michelle

LOUGHRIGG ORIENTEERING – TUESDAY 6TH APRIL 2021
EVENT INFORMATION:
1. It’s a 1 hour score event. There are 17 controls. Each is worth 10 points and you can visit them IN ANY ORDER. Although some runners will (unintentionally) visit the same one or two controls repeatedly…

2. You may start at any time between 5.30pm and 6.30pm. The start and finish will be somewhere on the track leading from Ellers Brow to fell gate (see map below). The exact position of the start will be posted on the website as soon as I’ve ascertained exactly how close I can park.

Satellite view start and finish area 2021 annotated 160x285 LOUGHRIGG ONE HOUR SCORE ORIENTEERING EVENT

3. Juniors must be 14 or older on the day and have parent consent and a parent/carer present at the start/finish. Juniors may run solo. Juniors may form a paired team with a senior although pity the senior who has to keep up with them! Juniors may also form a paired team with another junior. 5 of the controls are located in an area of Loughrigg that is very familiar to our older juniors.

4. For those of you born and raised on SI dibber technology, it’s an “olden days” clipper system. Attached to each orange and white kite is a red plastic clipper (looks like a stapler!) with a pattern of raised pins. You just need to use it (like a stapler!) to punch that pattern into the right box on your control sheet…what could possibly go wrong…?! See note on hand sanitiser below.

5. There will be time penalties if you are over the hour:
• 1pt per minute for first 5 minutes.
• 5pts per minute after that up to 10 minutes.
• After 10 minutes, you lose 10 pts per minute.

KIT: I’d suggest a waterproof/windproof jacket, compass, whistle, a watch and mobile phone. Head torch, supper and a long ball of string if you’re not that confident!
6. Maps will be provided ready marked up with the controls at the start. Do bring a map case if you have one. I will have some of those poly pocket thingies if you need one.

7. No entry fee. FREE FUN 😊

8. Open air “prizegiving ceremony” for following:
• F senior
• M senior
• Paired team seniors
• Paired team (one senior and one junior 14+)
• Paired junior team (both 14+)
• F Solo junior (14+)
• M solo junior (14 +)
• A few “novelty” categories

9. This is also a club champs race so champs points will be available to winners in usual age categories. Thanks to Chris H for his work on the 2021 Club Champs series.

10. We just need to ensure we observe SD around start/finish and at controls. Bring hand sanitiser to use either at the start and finish or to carry with you to use between controls as they are manual clippers.

KEEP AN EYE ON WEBSITE/FB: PRECISE START AND FINISH LOCATION WILL BE POSTED AT THE WEEKEND.

“Never lost; just exploring.”


RETURN OF THE AAC TUESDAY CLUB RUN

Much needed fun to be had here. Please take the time to read through the short series of actions we all need to take to ensure our club runs are carried out in a “Covid secure” environment. Huge thanks to Chris Hodgson for his fantastic series of Club Champs races, the dates of which are included in the training schedule.

Look forward to seeing you out in the hills this summer.
Michelle
mcrowley@ghyllside.cumbria.sch.uk

AAC TUESDAY NIGHT TRAINING SUMMER 2021 AND CLUB CHAMPS INCLUDED


Club Champs 2021

AAC Club Champs 2021
We’re currently planning this years Club Champs races, which inevitably need…’a bit of flexibility’ to allow for current and future restrictions. Basically it will be a mix of AAC club only events possibly mixed in with some FRA races later in the year.
We’ll publish the full list shortly, but we’ll kick off the Champs with these 3 events:
Race 1: Loughrigg uphill time trial (any date before 6th April). Run by yourself, or one other person, from the cattle grid at the bottom of the steep tarmac road (on the Under Loughrigg road Grid Ref: NY 372 045) , to the Loughrigg summit cairn. Times can be confirmed with a photo/evidence of a watch or a third party App (e.g. Strava – bonus award if anybody sets a new ‘KOM/QOM’). Post on here or send to John Gomersall johngomersall@btinternet.com. You can have as many attempts as you want, Juniors can get involved too. No downhill racing for the time being, please take kit as appropriate.
Race 2: Tuesday 6th April (early evening). Loughrigg Orienterering event.
Open for all members (Juniors welcome, under 16yrs old must run with an adult). FRA kit. Michelle will organise this to her usual fantastic level in line with Covid restrictions. Pray for clear visibility!
Race 3: Saturday 24th April (approx 11.00am). Loughrigg / Silver Howe out & back
In May / June we’ll then add some more AAC Club only events (not on Loughrigg!), which will probably be based around pubs that are open outside, so we can have a socially distanced chat afterwards.
It’s time to get the blue & green out and trim those winter cakes off!

Club Achievement Awards and Red Flag Award for 2020

Achievement Awards 2020
 
Despite it being a very different year, we are holding the ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR 2020! Please can you have a think who may be a worthy contender (1 male and 1 female) and send ME YOUR NOMINATIONS BY SUNDAY 7TH MARCH by email to jhreedy@hotmail.co.uk After Sunday I will then send out the list of nominees, giving you a few days to vote for the most deserving male and female BY FRIDAY 12th MARCH.
 
Please try to think outside the box, this is not necessarily about those who have shown an ‘achievement’ in terms of being the fastest or fittest…it could be someone who has perhaps faced unchosen challenges, inspired others or fed a granny daily, home schooled 3 kids, ran every day barefoot for a great and worthy cause and delivered prescriptions to the far reaches of Cumbria by fell pony! 
 
It has been a very different year and we are maybe not all aware of everyone’s achievements as we have seen less people, than we normally would when racing and training together – so please take the time to nominate to see your clubmates achievements recognised! The attached review of 2020 by Ben may help jog your memories…
I look forward to hearing who you nominate. 
 
Red Flag Award for 2020
Traditionally awarded for navigational ineptitude, this year this coveted award will also accept nominations for general f***whittery – fell running related, or not! If you know someone who deserves ‘hauling over the coals’ or embarrassing for the entertainment of their clubmates, please contact me via email at ben_abdelnoor@yahoo.com
No anecdote too small!