Race results summary 8th Sept to 14th Sept

Race results summary 8th September to 14th September

Weekly Achievements

British Masters Athletic Federation 10 Km Championships
Rob Fox, John Birch and Dicky Wilkinson V50 Team Gold

Midland Masters AC 10 Km Championships
Rob Fox V50 Bronze
Rob Fox, John Birch, Dicky Wilkinson V50 Team Gold

Robin Hood Nottingham Half-Marathon
Sarah Harris 3rd Lady
Jackie Mather 2nd LV45

Lichfield 10 Km
Sharon Orridge 3rd Lady 1st LV35

Chevin Fell Race
John Birch 1st V50
Elizabeth Day 2nd Lady
Cath Rowe 2nd LV50


Goodrich 10 Km Wolverhampton

An hour’s drive from home in late summer sun to the outskirts of Wolverhampton and into South Staffordshire proved to be golden for the pot-hunting elder statesmen of the club. Ran over quiet lanes with some long climbs into the wind then onto a footpath by busy roads and including a loop out and back with two more climbs, the race, hosted by Wolverhampton and Bilston AC, incorporated both the Midlands and British veteran athletics 10 Km road championships. With a very strong field of runners the winner was Gordon Lee of Leicester Corinthians in 31:18. Rob Fox had yet another special run to bring the LERC team home in 35:50 for 33rd place and 7th V50; John Birch was 97th with 40:42 and 19th V50 battling a virus; and Dicky Wilkinson happy just to be running came in 103rd in 41:21 for 23rd V50 labouring with heavy legs from ultra racing. Rob claimed his first regional medal with a V50 bronze in the Midlands Masters AC Championships whilst the trio took the V50 team gold. But the biggest surprise was in winning the British Masters V50 team championship gold medal to go alongside the British 5 Km team bronze won in June.
The three now head for the final race in the veteran team events at the British Masters 10 mile Championships in Bristol in October.

Robin Hood Nottingham Marathon

The marathon’s a lonely place to be in – but not if you’re in Long Eaton Running Club with the cycling team and supporters around the course cheering and encouraging our athletes on. In good conditions but with a stiff breeze to contend with after negotiating the climbs in the first half of the race, six of the toughest in the club completed this year: Mario Rochelli after a year of good competition in cross-country and on the road achieved a 3:41:31 pb for 344th; Phil Thompson still running well in his 3rd marathon within a year was a few minutes off his best time with 3:53:43 in 508th; Bill Sheppard continuing to impress with his catalogue of races this year came 854th in 4:12:47; Chris Wood in his first full marathon was 4:16:06 and 825th a year after his debut in the half-marathon; Cath Rowe’s race list this year mirrors Bill’s with a mix of cross-country, road and fell running and in the marathon also her 3rd within the year, she placed 748th in 4:08:38; and Sarah Crannage made up for her disappointment for not completing the London Marathon by the reward of 4:10:01 and 795th – well done, Sarah for all the hard work in training and congratulations to all for taking on this testing event.

Robin Hood Nottingham Half-Marathon

In warm conditions and with a headwind to contend with as well as the usual climbs, Long Eaton once again had a large turn out for this annual 13.1 miler. Paul Lewis produced another stellar performance for 8th place in 1:12:55; Ian Chant was next home for the men in 1:22:22 and 47th; and another good run for Rob Crawford 86th in a pb 1:25:02 and 27th . In the ladies race Sarah Harris added an excellent pb 1:18:51 for 3rd lady to her earlier successes in the year; Jackie Mather was close to her best over the distance with 1:40:52 623rd and 2nd LV45; and third LERC lady home was Teresa Kay 1:48:08 and 1279th. Other personal bests were achieved by: Anthony Carbutt 1:32:42 254th; Peter Wilkinson 1:43:10 765th; Claire Wilkinson 2:01:36 2930th; and Karen Levers 2:01:48 2899th. Samantha Fryer completed her first half-marathon in 2:16:40 4515th – a great effort and well done to all our athletes. Full club results for the full and half- marathons below:

Robin Hood Marathon - 12-09-2010 - 26.2 miles
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Mario Rocchelli
3:41:31 SM 344 57.25 8:27 PB
Phil Thompson
3:53:43 SM 508 54.79 8:55
Bill Sheppard
4:12:47 M50 854 57.25 9:39
Christopher Wood
4:16:06 SM 825 49.65 9:46 1st full
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Catherine Rowe
4:08:38 F45 795 63.56 9:29
Sarah Crannage
4:10:01 SF 748 55.53 9:33 Well Done Sarah

Robin Hood Half Marathon - 12-09-2010 - 13.1 miles
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Paul Lewis
1:12:55 SM 8 82.15 5:34
Ian Chant
1:22:22 SM 47 73.74 6:17
Rob Crawford
1:25:02 SM 79 70.14 6:29
Anthony Carbutt
1:32:42 SM 254 64.34 7:05 PB
Jon Hughes
1:32:54 M40 248 67.77 7:05
Lee Robb
1:40:21 SM 561 59.44 7:40
John Hay
1:40:52 M40 511 63.36 7:42
Mark Harrison
1:42:19 M40 716 59.78 7:49
Peter Wilkinson
1:43:10 M40 765 59.29 7:53 PB
Shaun Burton
1:45:35 M40 902 59.63 8:04
Graham Corsham
1:45:53 M40 1126 59.46 8:05
Nathan Barnett
1:48:11 SM 1352 55.13 8:15
Daniel Jackson
1:48:19 SM 1360 55.07 8:16
Martin Tilling
1:49:35 M50 1399 60.14 8:22
Mark Tilling
1:49:36 JM 1398 54.98 8:22
Ashok Patel
1:51:43 M50 1525 61.47 8:32
Martin Matthews
1:53:46 M40 1874 54.94 8:41
Adam Ashton
2:06:43 M40 3285 48.97 9:40
Simon Ashton
2:08:10 M40 3660 49.49 9:47
Clive Steeden
2:20:53 M50 4425 47.55 10:45
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Sarah Harris
1:18:51 SF 27 83.44 6:01 PB, 3rd Lady
Jackie Mather
1:40:52 F45 623 72.95 7:42 CB
Teresa Kay
1:48:08 SF 1279 60.85 8:15
Vicky Beaumont
1:55:28 SF 2045 56.98 8:49
Claire Wilkinson
2:01:36 F35 2930 54.11 9:17 PB
Rachael Hemsley
2:01:47 SF 3028 54.03 9:18
Karen Levers
2:01:48 F35 2899 55.49 9:18 PB
Rachel England
2:02:47 F35 3154 53.75 9:22
Rachel Precious
2:04:25 SF 2907 52.88 9:30
Nicola Humphry
2:11:25 SF 3780 50.06 10:02
Nicola Gradwell
2:14:03 SF 4255 49.08 10:14
Samantha Fryer
2:16:40 F35 4515 48.14 10:26 1st half
Jane Newbold
2:20:07 F45 4425 51.59 10:42
Zöe Fletcher
2:23:36 F45 4873 50.33 10:58
Clare Eardley
2:44:29 F35 4873 40.44 12:33


Chelmorton Chase

Chelmorton Chase fell race over Buxton way packs in 5 miles and a 1000 feet of climb in this late summer Peakland off-roader. Phil Abbott was first back in 40:50 for 20th place with Colin Bostock in 48:00 and Damian Cowlishaw in 50:01. Thanks to Damian for his report below:

“Not wanting to join in the fun of a local race in Nottingham?
Three hardy LERC's took to the hills around Chelmorton, Derbyshire's highest village.
A 5 mile village hosted fell race billed as 5 miles 1000ft, the 1000ft coming at around mile 4 up and down the local hill, kindly emblazoned with ENGLAND near to its peak.
The race was stated by Lady Holliscough (I think) and a steady climb up the village road and out on to the fields and hills, after slowly coming back towards the village and thinking ITS ALL OVER NOW!, you are diverted to the right and up you go!!!!, Fantastic views and the thought of knowing you will come down keeps you going.

First back for the club was Phil Abbott in 40m, followed by Colin Bostock in 48 min and lastly Damian Cowlishaw in 50 min. To top the day off Colin won a spot prize and collected a 5 pack (of socks that is).”

Chevin Fell Race

This annual 2 lap thrash over the Chevin hill at Milford takes in Steep stony paths, climbs through woods and edges golf courses and a steep thigh juddering road descent that has to be covered twice for the 2.9 miles and 600 feet. Race winner, Kristian Edwards of Tamworth AC in 18:36, will represent England in the forthcoming British and Irish home international fell race – in the under 16’s! First back in a course best for him and currently in rich form was, Phil Abbott in 21:29 for 12th; followed by John Birch with the previous day’s 10 Km in his legs with 22:37 for 19th and another 1st V50 win; Thomas Marriott 23:28 26th; Elizabeth Day in a very good 24:50 41st and 2nd lady; another outing over the rough stuff for Monica Fee 49th in 25:57; fell veteran Colin Bostock was 56th 26:37; Duncan Gedge taking in another fell race 58th 26:52; Bill Sheppard and Cath Rowe having raced the Robin Hood Marathon the previous day were 27:31 62nd and 28:44 90th respectively; and Carole Birch was 31:03 and 90th. Andy, Phil Abbott’s son also competed for a fine 36:06 and 103rd.

In the one lap race Damian Cowlishaw 29th and his daughter, Ellis 28th, completed the 1.5 miles and 300 foot climb in 22:01.

Over 100 runners competed on the night that was also race organiser, David Denton’s 70th birthday and all proceeds went to his charitable work in India. David organises many races on the road, fells and off-road locally in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and further a field in Surrey and also in Prague and India. His 1 mile and 5 mile midweek races in Derby attract runners of the highest calibre and his free fell races for juniors in Derbyshire do much to promote athletics at the grass-roots level to encourage the next generation of runners. A “Happy 70th Birthday, David” from all your friends at Long Eaton Running Club.

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