December RotM - Matt Coaker
At Long Eaton Running Club, we cater for all ages and abilities, from the 12 minute miler to the 12 miles an hour athlete. We run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, meeting at 6.30p.m. for an optional warm up session then start running at 7pm. We organise at least 2 different distances to cater for different abilities & if you are new a LERC member will stay with you so you won't get lost. After training, a few of us always go for a beer or two at a local pub, so please join us for a chat. Have a look around our site and if you fancy a run with us why not pop along one club night. We don't bite.
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2020 Derby Runner Midland Cross Country Championships
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Saturday 25th January 2020
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Runner of the Month
Congratulations to Matthew Coaker
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We didn't think there would be much to choose from for December's runner of the month, with only a couple of league races and not much else on, but how wrong were we?
Whilst there were plenty of members who have had very good Decembers, Matt's achievements made him stand out as a clear winner for this months award.
Only running his first LERC race in January, Matt has firmly established himself as one of our leading runners, improving consistently throughout the year and being a key part of our title winning squads.
Finishing November with a 10 mile PB, Matt was unlucky to pick up an illness which ruled him out of the Booths XC and was touch and go for the Turkey Trot. Fortunately, he was able to take to the start line and ran a great time of 1:19, to knock 2 minutes off his previous best effort.
Matt carried this form to just miss out on a 5k PB, by just 2s, with hindrance from a large field of runners on the 3 lap course.
Over Christmas, he kept a lid on the celebrations, to take a trip to Mallory Park for a 10k effort, where he was handily paced by GB triathlete Jodie Stimpson and GB trail/ultra runner Tom Evans, to wipe 45s off his PB. It would have been even quicker had the course not been a fair bit long, unfortunately, this meant Matt's time of 35:02 meant he agonisingly missed out on the sub-35 clocking. He did secure a very impressive 2nd place though, only being beaten by another former international athlete...
Well done Matt, a great month and an incredible year, but with his commitment to training, I'm sure we will be seeing you running even quicker in the coming months!
Long Eaton Running Club organises 'The Nomad Ultra' each year - click for more information;
The Nomad Ultra - 50 miles, 50km and relay [external site]
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