Race results summary 29th May to June 6th

Race results summary 29th May to 6th June

The Tour of Derwent Valley series organised by David Denton has four road races on consecutive days over the Whitsun bank holiday weekend at Duffield, Wirksworth, Milford and Rowsley with a total distance of 17.65 miles. LERC runners are always well represented in the whole series and individual races and this year saw John Birch claim an excellent 4th place overall and 1st V50 in 1:52:28 and 1st V50 in each of the four races. Andy Colgate was 6th in 26:12 leading the club home in the Duffield race whilst Phil Abbott was first back at Rowsley in 6th in 26:50. Well done to everyone that managed these 4 hilly races and complete the series: Phil Thompson; Duncan Gedge; Bill Sheppard; Damian Cowlishaw; Colin Bostock; Pete Fowles; and Carole Birch.

Series and individual race results below:

Tour of Derwent Valley Series - 31-05-2010 - 17.65 miles
Male
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
John Birch
1:52:28 M50 4 86.06 6:22 1st M50
Phil Thompson
2:07:42 SM 23 69.3 7:14 CB
Duncan Gedge
2:16:05 M40 36 68.41 7:43
Bill Sheppard
2:16:17 M50 37 73.41 7:43 Debut
Damien Cowlishaw
2:17:03 M40 38 68.45 7:46 Debut
Colin Bostock
2:19:27 M50 41 71.14 7:54
Peter Fowles
2:32:56 M50 54 71.17 8:40
Female
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Carole Birch
2:41:56 F45 59 66.49 9:10 As Wirksworth

Tour of Derwent Valley Race 1 - Duffield - 28-05-2010 - 4.4 miles
Male
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Andy Colegate
26:12 SM 6 81.35 5:57
John Birch
26:40 M50 8 89.89 6:04 1st M50
Phil Abbott
26:57 SM 10 80.16 6:08 =CB
David Riley
30:00 M50 38 82.6 6:49 PB
Phil Thompson
30:20 SM 40 72.22 6:54 =PB
Duncan Gedge
32:01 M40 51 72 7:17
Damien Cowlishaw
32:15 M40 54 72.03 7:20
Colin Bostock
32:47 M50 61 74.96 7:27
Bill Sheppard
33:02 M50 63 75.02 7:30
Peter Fowles
35:32 M50 83 75.92 8:05
Richard McKie
37:15 M50 95 66.52 8:28
Female
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Debbie Coleman
35:48 SF 88 66.06 8:08 PB
Carole Birch
38:21 F45 103 70.3 8:43 As Wirksworth

Tour of Derwent Valley Race 2 - Wirksworth - 29-05-2010 - 4.2 miles
Male
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
John Birch
26:41 M50 10 89.84 6:21 1st M50
Phil Thompson
29:51 SM 39 73.39 7:06 CB
Duncan Gedge
31:55 M40 54 72.23 7:36
Bill Sheppard
32:19 M50 56 76.68 7:42 Debut
Damien Cowlishaw
33:06 M40 62 70.18 7:53 CB
Colin Bostock
33:33 M50 63 73.24 7:59
Peter Fowles
36:28 M50 83 73.97 8:41
Female
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Carole Birch
37:57 F45 89 71.04 9:02 As Wirksworth
Tour of Derwent Valley Race 3 - Milford - 30-05-2010 - 5 miles
Male
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
John Birch
33:03 M50 5 72.53 6:37 1st M50
Phil Thompson
37:07 SM 27 59.02 7:25
Damien Cowlishaw
39:02 M40 39 59.51 7:48
Bill Sheppard
39:30 M50 42 62.73 7:54 Debut
Colin Bostock
39:45 M50 44 61.82 7:57
Duncan Gedge
40:11 M40 45 57.37 8:02
Peter Fowles
44:30 M50 68 60.62 8:54
Female
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Carol Prokopyszyn
42:53 F35 54 59.61 8:35 Debut
Debbie Coleman
44:10 SF 64 53.54 8:50 CB
Carole Birch
46:50 F45 73 57.56 9:22 As Wirksworth

Tour of Derwent Valley Race 4 - Rowsley - 31-05-2010 - 4 miles
Male
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Phil Abbott
26:50 SM 6 49.19 6:43 CB
John Birch
27:04 M50 7 54.1 6:46 1st M50
Phil Thompson
30:34 SM 29 43.79 7:39 CB
Bill Sheppard
31:26 M50 38 48.15 7:52 Debut
Duncan Gedge
31:58 M40 42 44.06 8:00
Damien Cowlishaw
32:40 M40 46 43.44 8:10 CB
Colin Bostock
33:22 M50 50 44.98 8:21
Peter Fowles
36:26 M50 66 45.22 9:07
Female
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Carol Prokopyszyn
35:06 F35 59 44.52 8:47 Debut
Debbie Coleman
37:08 SF 70 38.76 9:17 CB
Kate Turner
37:10 SF 71 38.73 9:18 Debut
Vicky Beaumont
37:47 SF 74 38.09 9:27 Debut
Carole Birch
37:56 F45 75 43.44 9:29 As Wirksworth


On the Scottish island of Jura, Dicky Wilkinson took on the 16 mile 7500 foot fell race in clag, rain and cold to finish 88th in 4:51:21.

Jonathan Roberts achieved his 10km pb at the London BUPA race with 48:28 and 1155th place.

The whale-back ridge separating Castleton and Edale high in the Peak District with its 6 miles and 1500 foot of climb over Lose Hill and Mam Tor, provided good evening sport in the Castleton fell race. A quartet of LERC runners made the trip with a welcome return of Sean Gauton and another fell race bagged for Bill Sheppard. Phil Abbott was 78th in 54:33, Bill Sheppard 157th 63:31, Colin Bostock 172nd 65:27 and Sean Gauton 212th 70:48.

The long anticipated arrival of the Notts 10 road race always held on the evening of the first Friday in June, on a perfect, flat and quiet course, ideal for pbs, was to be affected by hot and humid conditions. With fast and sub-60 minute times thwarted, a tactical race with the main action in the last mile was played out. Junior male, Mark Boot was the clubs lead runner with 61:29 just pipping, Sarah Harris with 61:34 and 1st lady with a good return from illness, and Rob Fox 2nd V50 with 61:52. Despite the conditions a number of pbs were achieved by Paddy Fitzgerald 64:06, Richard McKie 93:21 and Kathy Crockford 100:04. Carol Prokopyszyn made up the trio of LERC ladies with 85:17.

Full club results below:

Notts 10 - 04-06-2010 - 10 miles
Male
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Mark Boot
1:01:29 JM 15 73.81 6:09
Rob Fox
1:01:52 M50 19 80.03 6:11 2nd M50
Ian Chant
1:02:36 SM 26 72.87 6:16
Tim Doyle
1:03:55 M40 34 71.88 6:24 Debut
Patrick Fitzgerald
1:04:06 M40 36 74.89 6:25 PB
John Birch
1:04:15 M50 39 77.69 6:26
David Harper
1:20:48 SM 174 55.28 8:05 Debut
Richard McKie
1:33:21 M50 263 55.27 9:20 PB
Bob Crockford
1:46:23 M50 303 47.7 10:38 Debut
Female
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Sarah Harris
1:01:34 SF 16 80.21 6:09 1st lady
Carol Prokopyszyn
1:25:17 F35 204 62.15 8:32 Debut
Kathy Crockford
1:40:04 F45 287 56.36 10:00 PB


With furnace-like conditions on the Lakeland fells, Dicky Wilkinson made his debut in the 18 mile 6000 foot Duddon Valley fell race. After a strong first half of the race, he faded on the long climb of the highest summit and with many other runners was hampered by cramp in the fierce heat though he recovered on the last descent to the finish line for 59th place in 4:06:36.

John Birch, currently in fine form, claimed another V50 victory in the 4.9 mile 1050 foot Ambergate fell race in Shining cliffs woods. John finished 12th in 40:16 and wife, Carole, was 48th in 60:46.



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