Away from the lake

A Gazelle like Graham Elliott completes his trifecta at New Brighton

A big well done to National RG65 champion, IOM and part time Marblehead skipper Graham Elliott for completing the Wirral Whistle Stop Tour completing 26 miles in 3 days on his feet.

Graham started out with a light 5 mile off road race on Friday evening through Arrowe Park.

Saturday morning followed with a leisurely 8 mile cross country course in Thurstaston with steep grassy climbs and difficult beach legs in driving rain. When pressed Elliott suggested the going was tough but with gritted teeth he rounded out leg two.

Sunday dawned with a final half marathon along the New Brighton sea front. Here he was joined by fellow Birkenhead RS & PC member Victoria Gibson who covered the 10k run.

With both making the distance, it was Elliott who drew plaudits from the large crowd at the finishing line for his 42nd place finish from 233 competitors who took on the Whistle Stop Tour of 3 consecutive runs.

Struggling to find breath, a tired Elliott when quizzed of his achievements could only swear he would never enter such events again when sober.

For these two Birkenhead members, their next major battle away from the pond will be a rematch with the Windrush Whippets of Josh King and Chris Harris at next years Liverpool half marathon.

Fancy taking them on alongside rumoured teams from Clapham and Guildford? then you best start running up and down a lake near you starting with this coming weekends Marblehead ranking at West Kirby.

Story and pics courtesy of  “The Wirral Bugle”

Marblehead Racing Saturday 9th September

The weather conditions tomorrow are not favourable to sail at West Kirby, with a moderate to fresh WNW wind forecast along with a high tide of 9.1 m at 13:05.

This may result in a tidal surge which could cover the Marine Lake wall and pontoons.

For safety reasons we are now going to sail at our club at Gautby Rd, start time 1pm.

Hope to see you all there.

Marblehead Ranking Event

Entries are flowing in nicely for the Marblehead Ranking event that the club is hosting at West Kirby on 16th/17th September and it looks highly likely that we will have the wonderful sight of 20+ boats racing on the lake.

For those that haven’t entered yet, there is still time and  full details are available here

The  Veterans Championships will also be held on the Friday of the weekend. Details on entering that are here

Club Meeting

There is an important club meeting this Saturday, 5th August at 11am in the clubhouse to discuss the direction of the club in the future, and to consider the various options for progressing things.

All members should have received an email giving full details – if you haven’t received this, please contact Graham Birkett for further details.