Race results summary 10th October to 20th October

Race results summary 10th October to 20th October

Weekly Achievements

UKA British Hill and Fell Relay Championships

Dicky Wilkinson (as Dark Peak) V50 Team Gold

Lara 5Km

Andy McNeil 1st V40
John Birch 2nd V50

Booth’s Decorators League Cross-country

Sarah Harris 1st lady
Rob Fox 1st V50


Abingdon Marathon

On a flat course and in still conditions, Ian Chant improved his marathon pb with another sub-3 hour time this year with an excellent 2:55:32. Ian went through the half distance in about 1:27:40 for an even paced race.

Cardiff Half marathon

15 000 runners set off on the 13.1 mile half marathon around the city centre and Cardiff Bay unaware that an obstruction on the course had race organisers making a last minute route change on safety grounds. The race, hosting the Welsh Championships, was found to be 0.12 mile or 211 yards short ‘robbing’ many competitors of claiming pb’s after many months of hard and dedicated training. Nevertheless, Monica Fee completed in a quality 1:30:36.

Richmond Castle 10Km

Four intrepid drinkers interrupted a beer festival to partake in the pleasures of lactic acid during their trip up to Yorkshire. With 452 runners on the day and won in 33:50, Paddy Fitzgerald was first home in 27th 40:03, Alan Maplethorpe 55th 42:55, Ashok Patel 165th 48:58 and Rob Easter 185th 49:47. Paddy says of the race “Boy now that's one tough cookie of a 10K with a number of killer hills (and cobbles in part) to contend with. A lovely morning to run though and overall a very scenic course. Good performances from the troops given that the beer festival on the Saturday proved too difficult to resist!!”.

Palma de Mallorca 10Km
Back in the club results after an absence of over 4 ½ years, it’s great to see Steve Dovedi competing on the roads again. Over in the sunny Balearics and around Mallorca’s capital, Steve ran 68:03.

LARA 5Km and 1 mile, Derby

David Denton’s LARA 1 mile and 5Km monthly races throughout the autumn and winter were held this October on a new course due to the developments along Raynesway in Derby. On a slower and twisting course, times were down but Andy McNeil came in 1st V40 and 8th in 16:56, John Birch 2nd V50 18:50, John Hay 48th 20:29 and Damian Cowlishaw 66th 24:30. The runners in the mile race were treated to an over long route of 1.2 miles as John Hay and Damian recorded 8:01 20th and 8:40 26th respectively.


Booth’s Decorators Cross-country League Race 1, Shipley Park

A 4.3 mile course over rough grassland and through woodlands on a fine day for running encouraged a large and strong turn out for LERC in the first race of the 5 event cross-country series organised and sponsored by Booth’s decorators. Sarah Harris eclipsed the men of the club by a stunning 6th overall and 1st lady in 26:20, Cath Rowe was second home for the club in 33:13 88th with Carol Prokopyszyn 37:06 136th. New club member, Andrew Peat 26:39 had a top 10 9th place just ahead of Rob Fox 1st V50 in 10th in 26:52 and Mark Boot 18th in 27:37. Full club results below:

BDXC1 Shipley Park - 17-10-2010 - 4.3 miles
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Andrew Peat
26:39 SM 9 79.98 6:11 Debut
Rob Fox
26:52 M50 10 88.5 6:14 1st MV50 =PB
Mark Boot
27:37 JM 18 78.24 6:25
Phil Abbott
28:06 SM 24 76.88 6:32 CB
Dave Boot
28:48 M40 30 80.05 6:41 Debut
Rob Jackson
30:32 M40 44 77.27 7:06 Debut
Clive Allison
30:50 M40 50 72.59 7:10 Debut
Chris Robson
32:55 M50 76 76.63 7:39 =CB
Mark Harrison
33:04 M40 84 66.72 7:41 Debut
Shaun Burton
33:05 M40 85 68.65 7:41 CB
David Harper
33:44 SM 99 63.18 7:50 Debut
Martin Matthews
33:48 M40 102 66.7 7:51 Debut
Stephen Grace
34:55 SM 112 61.87 8:07 Debut
Damien Cowlishaw
35:44 M40 122 65.01 8:18
Daniel Jackson
36:14 SM 128 58.82 8:25 Debut
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Sarah Harris
26:20 SF 6 89.81 6:07 PB 1st Lady
Catherine Rowe
33:13 F45 88 82.71 7:43 Debut
Carol Prokopyszyn
37:06 F35 136 68.91 8:37
Rebecca Nye
40:49 F35 161 58.66 9:29 Debut
Samantha Fryer
42:21 F35 169 56.1 9:50 Debut
Carrie Fretwell
43:17 SF 0 54.63 10:03
Nicola Greensmith
45:06 SF 184 52.43 10:29 Debut
Laura Froggatt
45:06 F35 185 52.68 10:29 Debut 199 finishers


UKA British Hill and Fell Relay Championships, Lomond Hills, Fife, Scotland

The 22nd UK Athletics British Hill and Fell Relay Championships were hosted by Fife AC in the hills north of Edinburgh with over a 100 teams competing. Many of the ‘giants’ of British fell running were present including Rob Jebb, Ian Holmes, international triathletes the Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonathon, Angela Mudge, Pippa Maddams and Natalie White amongst many others. The 4 leg relay had solo runners on legs 2 and 4 climbing steeply up East Lomond hill on a flagged course of about 5 miles and 2000 feet. Paired runners on leg 1 followed another longer flagged course of about 10 miles and 2000 feet ascending West Lomond hill whilst paired runners on leg 3 had to navigate and locate “hidden” checkpoints on their 8 mile and 2000 feet course also taking in West Lomond hill. Strong and bitterly cold winds greeted all legs but, good and firm underfoot conditions promoted fast running. Fife AC put a course together with interesting mixed terrain of deep forest, open heather moorland, bog, steep hill climbs which on the day were accompanied by clag and low visibility, stony tracks, intricate navigating and very fast grassy descents. Dicky Wilkinson paired with Keith Holmes for Dark Peak on leg 3 overhauled a 2 minute deficit behind V50 leaders Mercia Fell Runners to hand on a 2 minute lead to the final leg runner to eventually finish 3 minutes ahead and securing the V50 Team Gold medal. The views were tantalising with the prominent landmarks locating the checkpoints, and a landscape allowing teams to choose their own routes on the navigation leg in search of the easiest and fastest lines. With the buzzards and ravens, and skeins of pink footed geese calling as they flew overhead, the fierce competition, great team spirit and friendly good hearted banter between clubs, and a tightly organised event, this was a race to dwell in

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