Dr Shane Lawrence

Motto: Look at the hill not at the mirror !

About me: Cambridge Scientist,biochemist, microbiologist, biophysicist,university,NHS,own company, charity and community worker,athlete,divorced, no children, 60 years.
Cambridge based,widely travelled and competed throughout Europe.
Club is C A Fola (Luxembourg) as first claim and LK Hemlingby (Sweden) as second claim.
International representation of adopted Sweden at 800m 1500m,3000m,3000mi,5000m,10000m,and cross country in 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018 and 2019.
Good national and international performances on track,road and cross country from 800m 1500m through distances to 3/4 marathon (32km) in 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018 and 2019.
Friends administrators and assistants in Sweden are Swedish Masters Athletics Federation,Ulf Agrell of Malmo and Anders Anderssen who support all international representation for Sweden from 2014 and 2019 and continuing.
Dr Shane Lawrence. Cambridge UK .

FunBeat member since: 02/10/2014

Cambs St Ives UK Mile on 17th July 2019.

The Cambs St Ives Mile was at 8pm which meant somewhat cooler and that the humidity had decreased.However a slight recurrence of the right ankle strain was shown before the race and meant that although a good first lap was at 90s then 19% 5% 5% slowing occurred to mean a very slow 7:02 for the ra... Read more...


Nottwil Sursee Switzerland Meeting on 30th June 2019 800m representing Sweden v Switzerland



The Nottwil Sursee Switzerland Meeting was in heat of 35C however plenty of water was provided Read more...


Oordegen Belgium 300m on 1st June representing Sweden v Belgium Germany France South Africa.

The Oordegem Belgium Meeting 3000m for Sweden v Belgium France Read more...


The Leffrincoucke France International XC Sunday 18th November 2018.





Summary of summer season both road and track 2018.

The summer season from May through September of 2018 was a varied period that showed a continuation of basic fitness and from and particular distances and some areas on which to work. Read more...

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Cambs St Ives UK Mile on 17th July 2019. The Cambs St Ives Mile was at 8pm which meant somewhat cooler and that the humidity had decreased.Howeer a slight recurrence of the right ankle strain was shown before the race and meant that although a good first lap was at 90s then 19% 5% 5% slowing occurred to mean a very slow 7:02 for the race.This was however intrinsic compensation for the ankle injury and showed reliance on strength which proved relevant to the day. Dr Shane Lawrence Cambridge UK.

25/07/2019

Nottwil Sursee Switzerland Meeting on 30th June 2019 800m representing Sweden v Switzerland The Nottwil Sursee Switzerland Meeting was in heat of 35C however plenty of water was provided and the particular 800m heat representing Sweden v Switzerland was the second of five in lane 3.The first lap was good and fast at 86s then slowing to 100s for 3:06.2 which was close to the 3:04 intended.This was a good performance considering the heat and showed that the previous speed training was worthwhile.The standard and quality of this meeting was very good. Dr Shane Lawrence Cambridge UK

25/07/2019

Oordegen Belgium 300m on 1st June representing Sweden v Belgium Germany France South Africa. The Oordegem Belgium Meeting 3000m for Sweden v Belgium France Germany South Africa was heat three of three at a late time of 11.45pm and the waiting length of the whole day was difficult.Howeer The race was good with a fast start and then good pace for the remainder.The time was 13:19.2 which was reasonable but not fast in view of the long day wait beforehand.In general the confidence bend accndrvg and chnnldaggrsn phases were good but there was a lack of concentration on the initial bends which needs to be rectified. Dr Shane Lawrence Cambridge UK

25/07/2019

The cross country season since Leffrinkoucke has been improving with the 8km on 26th December at Breda Netherlands in very cold and damp consitions a good mid season test with 40:28 and a good first accn/drvgphs in the conditions,folowed by the Shouldham Warren Norfolk UK 9km in torrential rain and very cold conditions again,with 42:29 with a well planned race. This indicates a tendency well below 4:50 pkm which can hopefully be continued through to the Fritton Lake xc on 10th March of ~8km of two laps which should enable 4x accn/drvg phs. Dr Shane Lawrence Cambridge March 4th 2019.

04/03/2019

Dr Shane Lawrence The Leffrincoucke France International XC this Sunday 18th November. The international cross country race at Leffrincoucke Dunkirk France this Sunday 18th November otherwise known as the Cross de l'acier should be a very good race if the weather is dry. The course of 9.5km is of one laps without the dune climb section and three laps with the climb section,meaning each lap is appox 2.3km. Representing Sweden there should be some good opposition from Africa,Kenya Burundi and Ethiopia and from Europe France Belgium and Holland. If there is not too much rain pre race and the flat section is not waterlogged then the start should be good with an acceleration phase at 1km encompassing the beginning of the dune rise. The down part of the dune rise should be negotiated with care and then the same accn phase after the larger field section should be undertaken on each of the four laps.Hopefully much ubf can be avoided on the fourth lap and a time of sub 50:00 accomplished possibly. Dr Shane Lawrence Representing Sweden Cambridge UK 12th November 2018.

12/11/2018

Dr Shane Lawrence Summary of summer season both road and track 2018. The summer season from May through September of 2018 was a varied period that showed a continuation of basic fitness and from and particular distances and some areas on which to work. The beginning with the Espoo Half Marathon in Espoo Helsinki Finland representing Sweden was good on a reasonable three lap course which produced a time almost identical to the previous personal best. This indicated that the longer interval work done preceeding it was good. Then the track season of the Reiff Memorial 1500m in Belgium and the Eastern Counties Pboro 3000m indicated very good form but a slight lack of speed and a slight weakness in the driving phase/channelld aggression aspect and the Sandy 5000m was similar. However these times were close to previous performances and indicated perhaps a lack of refining of tactics rather than fitness. The Snailbeach Trail 8.5km and the Notts 10M16km were in the extreme heat of the summer and the fact that they were well coped with showed good strength but the effects of the extreme heat were noticeable. This combination of track and road was in possible consideration of a marathon attempt in the autumn period although this was discounted in view of the effect of the extreme heat of the summer. Dr Shane Lawrence.Cambrdge UK.18th October 2018.

18/10/2018

The summer season was a combination of road and track with a 1500m at the Gaston Reiff Memorial Meeting in Brussels and a 3000m at the Eastern Counties Championships.hese were both satisfactory. However the two road races or one trail and one road were in the extreme heat and required some adjustment; the Snailbeach 8.5km was mostly in woods but the Notts 10M16.km was solely on road and tarmac. The extreme heat and the residual heat meant some lower body fatigue and lower leg fatigue which was only countered by later training. However the late summer track race of 5000m at sandy could be good if there is no wind on an open track. Dr Shane Lawrence Cambridge UK 27/9/2018.

27/09/2018

With the the successful cross country season with an average pkm achieved of 4:52 and several high quality races including the ING Diekirche Luxembourg International Cross country 10.3km representing Sweden; the first and possibly only road race of this transition period is the Espoo Helsinki Half Marathon on Friday 4th May in Espoo Helsinki Finland where the course is three laps of 7km mainly on concrete paths with a faster first part and a slower second part,which the training for means a possible achievement of ~ 1:40 ~ 100m averaging < 4:50pkm for the 21km. Dr Shane Lawrence Cambridge UK on 16th April 2018.

17/04/2018

The Gaston Reiff Memorial meeting at Braine L'alleud Brussels on 4th may 2017 was on a warm and dry day in the first race of two with a field of 21.The start was slow and not good tactically,with chag lacking in the race and a gusty wind across the track.Two chg/drvgphs worked and there was impedance on the third lap but the time of 5:49.44 was good making the previous stride cadence and enervation and start work worthwhile. Dr Shane Lawrence 6th May 2017.

21/12/2017

The Modling Vienna 10.6km road race at Easter 2017 was a good transition form the country season to the track season with a 48:52 representing an av 4:37pkm for a mainly flat course but with 3 short rises.The comparartive warmth was a good introduction to the forthcoming warmth of the summer. Dr Shane Lawrence. 18/4/2017.

20/06/2017

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