Race results summary 30th September to 10th October

Race results summary 30th September to 10th October

Weekly Achievements

British Masters Athletic Federation 10 mile Championships, Bristol

Rob Fox V50 Bronze

Goose Fair Gallop 10K

Andy Colgate 2nd
Monica Fee 3rd lady
Cath Rowe 1st LV50
Carol Prokopyszyn 1st LV40
Alan Maplethorpe 1st M50
1st Male team: Andy Colgate; Phil Abbott; Alan Maplethorpe
1st Female team: Monica Fee; Cath Rowe; Carol Prokopyszyn

Bestwood Park 10K

Alan Maplethorpe 2nd V50
3rd Male team: Alan Maplethorpe; John Hay; Mark Harrison

Merril 10K

Rob Fox 1st V50

North Midlands cross-country 1, Markeaton Park

Rob Fox 2nd V50

British Fell Running Championships

Dicky Wilkinson (as Dark Peak) =27th V50


British Masters Athletic Federation 10 mile Championships, Bristol

In a brief good weather window, this fast and flat 10 mile race held on a figure of eight course partly through Oldbury nuclear power station, produced a course record of just over 50 minutes for the winner. Rob Fox ran under 30 minutes for the first 5 miles and though tiring in the second half completed in 60:54 and 20th, to collect a V50 bronze to go alongside the silver medal won at the half-marathon championships in August.

Merril 10K

Ian Chant made a top 10 return to racing in Shelton Strider’s fast, rural, out and back loop 10K race from Merril College with 36:36 and 10th. Rob Fox claimed 1st V50 and 14th with 37:17, and Mark Boot 38:52 for 25th. Jackie Mather was 43:17 84th and Jane Newbold 58:54 285th both ladies claiming new pb’s for the distance. Full club results below:

Merrill 10k - 10-10-2010 - 6.2 miles
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Ian Chant
36:36 SM 10 75.61 5:54
Rob Fox
37:17 M50 14 80.56 6:00 1st V50
Mark Boot
38:52 JM 25 70.39 6:16
Simon Pearson
39:34 M40 30 70.43 6:22
Dave Boot
39:56 M40 37 72.92 6:26
Jon Crannage
40:06 SM 39 68.52 6:28
John Birch
41:49 M50 61 72.41 6:44
Mark Hudson
47:35 M50 149 63.12 7:40
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Jackie Mather
43:17 F45 84 77.9 6:58 PB
Jane Newbold
58:54 F45 285 56.73 9:30 PB

Great Eastern Run, Peterborough

In a high quality race, with a winning time in 62 minutes, Paul Lewis continues in fine form with a 12th place in 70:38. Andy Colgate doubled up with the North Midlands XC the previous day for 106th place in 1:23:30 with Debbie Coleman 1352nd in 1:55:10.

Essen Marathon, Germany

Former LERC runner, Neil Renault, won in a new pb 2:18:21 with Andy McNeil 10th in 2:41:47 with yet another London marathon elite qualifying time.

Leicester Marathon

Pb’s for brothers Darren and Steven Pyefinch in 3:32:25 and 3:37:17 respectively. Anthony Carbutt in his debut was 3:48:08, Phil Thompson soon after his Hadrian’s Wall run was 3:54:51 and another debutante Philip Sugden was 4:15:23.

Leicester Half-Marathon

Kathy Crockford gained a new pb with 2:05:04 for 1319th with Bob Crockford 1735th in 2:20:12.

Off Road

Bestwood Park 10K

Redhill Road Runners put on a testing, hilly off-roader around Bestwood Country Park starting and finishing at the fire brigade headquarters and includes 2 family fun runs. Alan Maplethorpe, John Hay and Mark Harrison were 3rd men’s team with Maplethorpe 2nd V50 18th in 43:10, Hay 32nd 45:38 and Harrison 50th in 47:53. Shaun Burton was 70th in 49:45, Adam Ashton 120th 56:18 and Simon Ashton 136th 57:50.

Goose Fair Gallop 10K

This multiterrain 10K at Kimberly on roads, bridle ways and footpaths always attracts a large contingent of LERC runners and in this year’s soggy conditions the club once again dominated the results. Andy Colgate was 2nd in 39:05, Phil Abbott 6th 40:54, and Alan Maplethorpe 14th and 1st V50 in 43:42 and they comprised the winning men’s team. Monica Fee was 3rd lady in 44:12 for 16th, Cath Rowe was 1st LV50 in 47:32 for 37th and Carol Prokopyszyn was 1st LV40 in 53:35 for 79th – all three combining to win the ladies team prize. Full club results below:

Goose Fair Gallop - 03-10-2010 - 6.2 miles
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Andy Colegate
39:05 SM 2 69.01 6:18 2nd
Phil Abbott
40:54 SM 6 66.72 6:35 CB
Alan Maplethorpe
43:42 M50 14 68.73 7:02 1st M50
John Hay
45:53 M40 22 63.46 7:24
Shaun Burton
47:15 M40 34 60.71 7:37
Nathan Barnett
49:27 SM 52 54.54 7:58
Colin Bostock
51:10 M50 64 60.67 8:15
Daniel Jackson
51:17 SM 67 52.59 8:16
Simon Ashton
57:10 M40 108 50.55 9:13
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Monica Fee
44:12 SF 16 67.68 7:07 3rd Lady
Catherine Rowe
47:32 F45 37 72.94 7:40 1st F50
Carol Prokopyszyn
53:35 F35 79 60.22 8:38 1st F40
Jade Parry
54:02 SF 85 55.36 8:42
Debbie Coleman
56:42 SF 103 52.76 9:08
Samantha Fryer
1:02:07 F35 120 48.28 10:01
Laura Froggatt
1:03:29 F35 123 47.24 10:14

Eden Project Marathon

In the largest race in Cornwall, Duncan Gedge made the long journey to the south west for this hilly, multiterrain race that takes in the landscape of its Cornish mining heritage. Duncan’s 4:29:25 for 146th was in a race where Adam Holland, 23, became the youngest runner to complete 100 marathons as he came 2nd in 2:57:03


North Midlands XC1, Markeaton Park, Derby

The customary curtain raiser in the highly competitive North Midlands cross-country league around Derby’s Markeaton Park saw a field of a around 300 runners in the men’s and women’s events with a very good club turn out for Long Eaton. Liz Day led home the club for 30th in 28:50 over the 3.8 mile parkland course, followed by Monica Fee 33rd 29:07 and Jackie Mather 29:16 35th. The 3 lap men’s race over 6.1 miles including a two short hills a lap had Rob fox finish in a top 50 46th in 37:10 and 2nd V50, Andy Colgate 52nd 37:23 and, in his debut, Andrew Peat 54th 37:24. Full club results below:

NMXC1 Markeaton Park (Women) - 09-10-2010 - 3.8 miles
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Elizabeth Day
28:50 SF 30 49.92 7:35
Monica Fee
29:07 SF 33 49.43 7:39
Jackie Mather
29:16 F45 35 55.8 7:42
Catherine Benson
31:19 F35 57 49.48 8:14
Carol Prokopyszyn
32:56 F35 80 47.45 8:39
Louise Jansen
38:06 F35 109 40.33 10:01
Samantha Fryer
38:43 F35 111 37.5 10:11

NMXC1 Markeaton Park (Men) - 09-10-2010 - 6.1 miles
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Rob Fox
37:10 M50 46 80.81 6:05 CB
Andy Colegate
37:23 SM 52 72.15 6:07
Andrew Peat
37:24 SM 54 72.12 6:07
Phil Abbott
39:27 SM 85 69.17 6:28 CB
Jon Hughes
41:09 M40 109 69.71 6:44
Tim Doyle
41:11 M40 111 67.66 6:45
Mario Rocchelli
41:48 SM 123 64.52 6:51
John Birch
41:54 M50 124 72.27 6:52
Rob Jackson
42:22 M40 131 70.34 6:56
Richard Wilkinson
42:26 M50 134 70.78 6:57
Alan Maplethorpe
44:17 M50 169 67.82 7:15
John Hay
45:21 M40 181 64.21 7:26
Chris Robson
45:43 M50 186 69.7 7:29
James Ablewhite
46:03 SM 190 58.57 7:32
Andy Heathcote
46:54 M40 199 62.56 7:41
Martin Matthews
48:42 M40 220 58.47 7:59
Damien Cowlishaw
50:57 M40 231 57.59 8:21

Urban – obstacle

Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest, Nottingham

A tough urban assault course, starting and finishing at the Victoria Embankment by the river Trent taking in a course that’s part urban part rural out to Holme Pierrepont. Described as “a test of stamina, grit, speed and guts” it has amongst its joys, a ‘roadworks slalom’, ‘a river crossing’, ‘small lake traverse’, hay bales and knotted ropes. Laura Froggatt completed in 1:34:03.


Nine Edges Endurance Race

You can choose to hike, mountain bike, climb on or, as Duncan Gedge elected to do, run on the nine gritstone edges in the Peak District between Fairholmes and the Robin Hood pub near Baslow. The race, in support of Edale Mountain Rescue, takes in rough moorland paths and runners must have navigation skills. Duncan covered the 20.4 miles and 2930 feet in 3:41.

Grin and bear it

15.5 miles and 1950 feet around the Derwent watershed in aid of Woodhead Mountain Rescue, has its fair share of rough terrain and many a runner has a tussle with the ‘bog monster’ somewhere on route. Colin Bostock completed in 3:06:40.

Hope Moors and Tors

Organised by the Dark and White events team, the race comprises a long course of 20 miles and one of 8.5 miles. Unlike the perfect conditions of last year, father and son Tony and Jon Vardy battled the elements on the 1500 foot climb 8.5 mile race. With the climb up the steep limestone Cave Dale turned into a fast flowing stream, and a howling gale and near horizontal rain along the whale-back Mam Tor to Lose Hill ridge and with clouds scudding by on Back Tor, Jon had a tremendous run in 1:39 for 26th and with Tony returning from injury with a fine 1:45 for 44th , both can be pleased with a safe completion in good times. On the long course, a marshall fell neck deep into Grindsbrook and was almost swept away with the strength of the increased volume of water and near the Kinder plateau rim the stream was being forced back uphill by the gale!


At 13.5 miles and 2500 feet, Windgather is the final race in the Goyt Valley series in the western Peak District. Starting and finishing on the edge of Buxton, it climbs to the summit of Shining Tor and circles Fernilee Reservoir and has fast runnable sections. Colin Bostock led home in 2:20:50 for 179th, Bill Sheppard 3:20:22 236th and Cath Rowe 3:20:23 237th.

British Fell Running Championships

With the final point scoring event being the Black Mountains race in Wales, the best 3 out of 4 race Championship series concluded with Dicky Wilkinson running for Dark Peak finishing as =27th V50.

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