2012 Season Highlights

At the end of the year it is always a good time to reflect what has been achieved during 2012 and what were the season highlights. The following short video provided an illustration of what RunUrban coachees have been up to during the 2012 season.

Please click here, if you would like to watch the video on the RunUrban YouTube channel.

The following athletes feature in the video:

  • Carlos Vazquez Garcia
  • Catkin Shelley
  • Crossley Eccles
  • Dan Lewington
  • Dave Morgan
  • Fernando Del Valle
  • G Wu
  • Helen Palmer
  • Jamie Hogg
  • Jaran Finn
  • James Quinn
  • Kathryn Hadley
  • Marina Johnson
  • Martin Richardson
  • Pau Herrero
  • Paul Hayman (Peterborough Athletics Club)
  • Raoul Mansukhani
  • Reuben Woodruff (Carleton Knights)
  • Richard Milner
  • Rick Weston
  • Sandy McDougall
  • Sarah Pemberton
  • Victoria Crawford

Coach Urban’s 2012 Synopsis of the 2012 season:

Many managed to have their best ever season and were able to improve their personal bests (PBs) from the previous year. In 2012 most coachees competed more often over the 5k distance and attempted a few middle distance races which helped to improve over the longer distances 5m, 10m and 1/2 marathon.

As for training consistency, many struggled balancing work / life  and injuries, which means performance-wise not always having the best circumstances. For example, athletes got married, looking after young kids or little babies or simply have manage a very demanding work schedule. However, considering the time athlete’s can make up and the amount of running / mileage they managed to commit during the 2012 season the achievements and standards are very good.

As for the middle distance event and considering the lack of middle distance runners and training opportunities in the club, those competing in the 800m and 1500m have achieved a good foundation. As for the 5k we have seen more sub 16 for senior men and more sub 19 min for senior women performances as in previous years. In terms of marathon, there has been some very good performances, i.e. sub 2:45 / 2:40 and 2:30, which in previous years was rather rare.