Weekly Roundup: 2020-10-06

Weekly Roundup: 2020-10-06

It’s not early summer, its early autumn but we have the Les Jones for you over the jump!

It will be a timely reminder for everyone that we just need to be sure to continue to exercise some caution when out and about in training. Try to adhere to the social distancing guidelines, make way for others and be aware of other people who are around you. A little effort now will make a big difference down the line. So, fun fact, I recently discovered that the opposite of a croissant is a happy uncle! Let’s take a look at the racing now:

Les Jones 5k
Do not adjust your television sets. We’ve not lost it here at Roundup Towers (although some might argue otherwise). The annual Les Jones race could not be held in June this year, so it was pushed to October, squeezed and condensed into a 5k and raced. The course, all too familiar to our Dubs – starting at Mary Peters, down onto the towpath, across Gilchrist Bridge, up to Shaw’s Bridge, and back to the track. With an undulating route, partially in trail, but with ideal conditions it was time to shine for our quad of Dubs:

48Rob Walker00:19:45---
88Roisin Byrne00:22:06---
109Nessa Agnew00:23:46---
119Gail Johnston00:24:27---

Magic – four blue tops out representing early on a Saturday morning! Some absolutely cracking times posted, with Rob leading the pack home just shy of 20 minutes, with Nessa, Roisin and Gail all shaking off the dust of lockdown and forgetting about covid for a few moments and feeling the adrenaline of racing once again. Did we mention they posted some pretty sweet times too?  Special mention to selfie extraordinaire and Friend of the Dubs Ray who also ran a cool 00:20:35 at the event! Top work everyone, and we have snaps of each of you, and where applicable, our thanks to John T. Glover for his photos:

As we enter October, the nights are getting darker even earlier now. When you’re at the club, or even out running on the roads now in the evening, it is best to wear some high visibility gear to make sure that you can be #BeSafe and #BeSeen. Someone the other day, asked me if I could name two structures that held water – I was like “Hmmm, well dam.”

Live long and prosper.

Disclaimer: Every effort was taken to ensure the results above are correct (No one has complained in a while for some reason!) If you’d like to make a complaint, then you’ll automatically volunteer yourself for writing duties next week! 🙂