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The results are in and once again the average Curry Club runner is better than the average 10K runner.  Not only that, but every CC runner who ran in 2008 improved their time by at least 3% compared to the 10K average of 2.2%.

Well done Curry Club runners!

Of  special mention is Steve Coe, who improved by a whopping 10.37%.  Simply extraordinary.

Lymington 2009 10K cc results

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The results can be found by clicking on the link below :

www.cambaevents.co.uk

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Rob shows his feelings

Rob shows his feelings

Rob showing just how good it feels to be a Curry Club Runner.  Injury about to be sustained. Caption comments will be published !

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Down in the tube station at midnight...

Down in the tube station at midnight...

5th April 2009. The day had dawned, breakfast had been eaten, tracksuits off and photos taken. Standing in a crowd of 40,000 other runners on the Champs Elysee while peeing into a discarded water bottle and listening to the theme from Chariots of Fire.

This was the culmination of four months of training throughout the previous winter. Three plucky Curry Club Runners and three hangers on were about to start out in the Paris Marathon:

It started with an amazing performance by Major Dunne who started to creep ahead of the 3.30 pacemakers from the start, hotly pursued by Gill and Radjen. Murray and Newsom meanwhile began by running a steady race further behind and well ahead of the bottle of London Pride but were hampered by the crowds at the 5km water stop…. But where was Hammond?

Radjen was running to a pre-determined plan of treating this as a training run before the big one in London and fading at the 5km point was all part of the grand strategy.

Gill and Dunne managed a crafty pee stop just after the Place de la Bastille and things were looking good for the entire team until Gill went over on a discarded bottle at the 25km water stop. After just managing to stop crying like a girl, he continued on but by this time Major Dunne ‘s steady pace, dedicated training regime and military discipline had pushed him ahead, never again to be seriously challenged. With only 5km to go Dunne could sense that a sub 3.30 was a possibility if he could only keep focussed. Gill held on well and managed to make up some time after his injury but after being overtaken for a second time by the pacemakers at the 38km marker and then by a pink fairy, faded and just wanted it to all to end. It eventually did before he laid down in the red cross tent, knowing from previous experience that it would get him extra attention and make his excuses sound more convincing.

Meanwhile 30km saw Murray taking off his bandana and break away from his running partner in a dog eat dog bid for the line in his first marathon appearance. Newsom however kept his cool, dug deep into those legendary energy reserves and answered this challenge by keeping the power on.

Hammond by this time was also running.

Murray’s bid began to fade post 35km however when his lack of experience began to tell and the energy began to visibly fade from his legs. Walking like a pansy enabled Newsom to catch up and beat Leeds’s great hope by a full three seconds on the finish line.

Hammond finished too.

Wadda day!

Paris Marathon performance graph

Paris Marathon performance graph

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OK, so I’m a little slow off the mark but here are the times for the valiant Curry Club Runners (and friends) who ran so well in Paris earlier this month

Great running.   Everyone home inside four hours very impressive!
Richard D:    03:28:15 (Gun time 03:31:26)
Rob:            03:34:22 (Gun time 03:37:33)
Steve:         03:48:15 (Gun time 03:51:26)
Mike:           03:49:52 (Gun time 03:58:40)
Richard N:    03:59:07 (Gun time 04:08:12)
John:           03:59:10 (Gun time 04:08:15)

More stories as the copy comes through from the participants.  Note non Brockenhurst landmark in the photo!

Curry Club runners in Paris

Curry Club runners in Paris

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Curry Club runners before the half marathon

Curry Club runners before the half marathon

Four plucky curry club runners took part in this year’s New Forest Half Marathon.  Despite the unseasonally warm weather, good times were recorded by all, although no official timings have been released yet.  Nigel led the pack home in 1 hour 51 minutes, followed by Jerry, Richard and Russ all under two hours.  No injuries to report.
The course changes were well received with fewer miles on busy roads.  The course was as hilly as ever, as witnessed by the course profile shown below.
Half Marathon profile

Half Marathon profile

Thanks are due to Lewis for a welcome rocket fuel stop half way round.  Lucozade Sport – the drink of choice of the Curry Club Runners (unless you’re Richard of course, whose favourite running tipple is Powerade).

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The Balmer Lawn Bunch

It cannot go un-recorded that some of the Curry Club Runners, namely Richard N and Nigel, were in fact moonlighting for the Balmer Lawn Health Club team. This was a competition between three hotels in Brockenhurst trying to out perform each other on the Lymington 10K fun run.

The Balmer Lawn Health club team

Many thanks to Chris and Alison for the excellent refreshments at the end of the run.

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