The Collingwood AC AGM on Tuesday marked the end of the racing year.

Awards were presented to 2008/9 winners. Key awards went to Keith Dunning - Male Club Championship, Nicola Dicks - Female Club Championship, Most improved runners - Andy Stalley and Nicola Dicks and Endeavour & Services to the club award - Martin Lloyd.

Membership has increased substantially over recent months and Collingwood's respresentation at events is on the up!

Forbanks (Beckenham) Road Relay – 6 May Collingwood's Mens team came 15th out of 40 teams Results: Mens Keith Dunning 15:29 15:29 Ray Sullivan 17:56 33:25 Martin Lloyd 16:42 50:07 Collingwood's two other teams did pretty well too: Mens - 31st place Graham Humphries 18:12 18:12 Keith Dunning 16:23 34:35 Graham Humphries 19:18 53:53 Mixed - 36th place Alison Fox 22:12 22:12 Ruth Cottam 18:59 41:11 Bill Walsh 19:00 01:00:11 (There was some debate over our official times - unofficial timing showed that times for Ruth and Bill should have been 20:59 and 17:00 respectively) Dave Clarke c5k – 7 May Nonsuch Park was the venue for this event, 11 runners represented Collingwood at this evening race.

Results as follows: Place Time Runner 6 0:16:25 Keith Dunning 13 0:17:09 Richard Fox 14 0:17:17 Andrew Stalley 16 0:17:31 Bill Walsh 55 0:21:52 Ruth Cottam 65 0:23:18 Annette Helliwell 73 0:24:01 Amber Turan 76 0:24:55 Maja Mosegaard 83 0:27:07 Lisa Shennan 87 0:29:24 Gill Stalley 88 0:29:32 Kate Knight The weekend of 9 May was a particularly busy race weekend, with the following events taking place: At this Saturday's Banstead Woods Time Trial, Collingwood racers were: Steve Cooney in 9th place in 19:21, Andy Stalley in 25th in 20:14, Nigel Pointer was 54th in 22:40, David Quickenden came in 11th place in 26:02, Gill Stalley in 196th place in 34:25 (pb) and Kate Knight was 198th in 35:03. 202 runners ran.

There was plenty to keep everyone occupied on Sunday!

At a fairyl warm Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon, Martin Lloyd finished 172nd in 1:33:33, Richard Fox came in 200th in 1:35:30 (pb), Bill Walsh finished 213th in 1:36:09, Ruth Cottam came in 566th in 1:54:26, Annette Helliwell finished in 763rd 2:06:53 (pb) and Kate Knight finished in around 2:49:00 (unsubstantiated as last runner was timed in as 2:48:37). There were 892 runners.

Collingwood were out in force for the Essex and Halstead Marathon, results were: In 19th place Dave Ross in 3:05:04, 36th Andy Stalley 3:17:30, 40th Steve Cooney 3:19:32, 138th, Allan Rumbles 3:47:45, 259th Melanie Johnstone 4:12:46, 445th Rob Wilson 5:17:15 and 450th Thomas Wilkie in 5:25:35.

Morden Park 6n6 Aquathlon 600m swim and 6 mile run Collingwood was represented by Graham Humpris, this was the first time he had attempted this event. Results have yet to be provided, but Graham reported: "The only downside of this [event] was that the run was through woodland paths around Morden Park and I kept getting stones in my shoes. I had to stop during the third mile to empty out one particularly big one, which probably cost me 30-40 seconds.

I am still waiting for my official swim time, overall time and placing, however, my run time by my timing, excluding transition, was 42:54."

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