Captain’s Blog – July/August 2008

CHIG v HAVOC Series – We won!

Here are the individual match results:

Round 1 (Epping North) 94 25.5
Round 2 (Thorndon North) 51 42.5
Round 3 (Wanstead Park) 35 14
Round 4 (Hadleigh Country Park) 61 49.5
Total: 241 131.5

As you can see, CHIG won every match! Thanks to all the organisers and to all CHIG members that ran. As with all club competitions, it’s difficult to encourage participation while not making it too easy for larger clubs to win. If anyone (HAVOC members included!) has any recommendations for making the CHIG v HAVOC series “fairer”, please let me know.


John Duffield Reports…

CHIG came fifth out of thirteen competing clubs at this year’s FROLICS.  We might even have made third if we had put out a full team at all the events.  Pride of place from the qualitative point of view goes to Tom Edelsten, who won the final event at Whippendell Woods.  Pride of place from the quantitative point of view goes to John Duffield, Ros West and Derek Jenner who each ran in four of the five events, with Ros finishing ninth individually out of over two hundred competitors.

SE Relay Champs, 31st Aug

Three CHIG teams travelled down to Brighton to compete in the Handicap Class. Well done to the Andrews family team who finished one place better than our best placed team last year!

  • Andrews Family (Mark, Heather, Ian) 8th
  • Ros West, Derek Jenner, John Duffield 12th
  • Peter Allen, Carol Pearce, Jennifer Taylor 16th

Notable Performances

Welsh 6-day, 3-9th Aug

  • Tom Edelsten 4th Overall M65L

White Rose Weekend, 22-25th Aug

  • Tom Edelsten 1st on Day 2 and 3rd Overall M65L

SE Sprint Champs, 30th Aug

  • Alice Campbell 1st W Junior
  • Ruby Campbell 3rd W Super Vets
  • Jennifer Taylor 4th  W Super Vets
  • John Duffield 5th M Super Vets