Race results summary 21st October to 24th October

Race results summary 21st October to 24th October

Weekly Achievements

East Midlands League Cross-country

Liz Day 3rd Lady
Cath Rowe 1st V50
Rob Fox 1st V50
2nd Men’s team: Paul Lewis; Rob Fox; Andrew Peat; and Mark Boot
1st Vet men’s team: Dave Boot; Dicky Wilkinson; Chris Robson; and Shaun Burton


Stroud Half-Marathon

On a frying pan shaped course with a mile loop around an industrial estate and described as ‘flat and fast’ although undulating, Sarah Harris and Jackie Mather demolished their pb’s for the distance in the 29th Stroud Half-marathon. In ideal race conditions, Sarah, in 28th position and 4th lady, took over 2 minutes off her best time from this year’s Robin Hood race in Nottingham for a breath-taking 1:16:36 that places her in 7th place and sole lady on the club’s all time top 10 best for the half-marathon. Jackie, prospering under the keen eye of coach Andy McNeil, was 288th and 4th V45 lady and took a massive 5 minutes off the time she set at Retford back in March for new figures of 1:34:50.

Birmingham Half-Marathon

Personal bests for Mark Hudson in his first half-marathon for LERC with 1:41:05 and Jane Newbold 2:15:21 in her 3rd half-marathon since September. Although, well supported and a goody bag ‘choc’ full of Cadbury’s, bottle necks in the race at the start and finish cost Jane over two minutes as she queued to cross the finish line. Jane reports that “……was tempted to take shoe off and throw it over to get the ‘earned’ 2 ½ minutes!”.


East Midlands Cross-country League Race 1, Trent Meadows, Long Eaton

A fine, early autumn day graced the first race in the 5 event East Midlands XC series at Trent Meadows. With one short lap and one long for the ladies giving a 3.1 mile race and with the men completing an additional large lap for 5.2 miles, the course made full use of the twisting narrow paths and undulations and the wet underfoot conditions produced a traditional cross country circuit. Thanks to Glen Coleman of Long Eaton Running Club for race design and organisation once again.
Liz Day had the best race performance with an excellent 3rd place in 22:29 and was followed home by Cath Rowe 10th 24:54 and Carol Prokopyszyn 27th 27:21. In the men’s race Paul Lewis 4th 29:21, Rob Fox 7th 31:03, Andrew Peat 8th 31:18 and Mark Boot 11th 31:52 were 2nd team. Dave Boot 22nd 32:51, Dicky Wilkinson 50th 35:12, Chris Robson 83rd 39:33 and Colin Bostock 90th 40:39 were 1st vet team. Full club results below:

EMXC1 Trent Meadows (Men) - 24-10-2010 - 5.2 miles
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Paul Lewis
29:21 SM 4 73.6 5:38 2nd Team
Rob Fox
31:03 M50 7 76.58 5:58 2nd team
Andrew Peat
31:18 SM 8 68.09 6:01 2nd team
Mark Boot
31:52 JM 11 67.36 6:07 2nd team
Dave Boot
32:51 M40 22 70.18 6:19 1st Vet Team
Kieran McKeever
33:26 SM 28 63.75 6:25
Richard Wilkinson
35:12 M50 50 67.55 6:46 1st Vet team
Steven Pyefinch
36:20 SM 61 58.66 6:59
Darren Pyefinch
38:39 SM 79 55.14 7:25
Chris Robson
39:33 M50 83 63.78 7:36 1st Vet team
Shaun Burton
40:21 M40 89 56.28 7:45 1st vet Team
Colin Bostock
40:39 M50 90 60.45 7:49
Damien Cowlishaw
42:46 M40 99 54.32 8:13

EMXC1 Trent Meadows (Women) - 24-10-2010 - 3.1 miles
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Elizabeth Day
22:29 SF 3 64.02 7:15
Catherine Rowe
24:54 F45 10 67.45 8:01
Carol Prokopyszyn
27:21 F35 27 57.13 8:49
Hayley Bevan
29:26 SF 32 48.9 9:29
Rachel Woollard
30:09 SF 36 47.74 9:43
Louise Jansen
30:37 F35 41 50.18 9:52
Samantha Fryer
30:38 F35 42 47.4 9:52

Off Road

Braunstone Park 5Km Run

The weekly timed runs at this Leicester park provide an opportunity for novice or elite runners alike to get times on an accurate, wheel measured, traffic free, hard surfaced parkland course. Results are also converted to age and gender graded performances for comparison with other runners. The races are free and marshalled by volunteers and more information can be found at www.parkrun.org.uk/braunstone/Home.aspx
Shaun Burton completed this week’s race in 21:48 and 20th.


Lakeland Classics Trophy

The Lakeland Classics Trophy was devised to encourage athletes to enter some of the Lake District’s extreme long distance fell running events as falling participant numbers were not making some of the races viable and they were at risk of being lost. However, with the advent of the Classics Trophy, now in its 9th year in 2010, and inclusion of some of the races in the English and British Fell Running Championships in recent years, competition for places is now high and the outlook for these must do races is very healthy. Six races in total with scores from the best three to count; scores must include at least 2 of the 3 super long races; and the final best score taken from either the remaining super long or from any of the long races.

Super long

Duddon Valley 18m 6000 ft
Ennerdale 23m 7500 ft
Wasdale 21m 9000 ft


Borrowdale 17m 6500 ft
Three Shires 13m 4000 ft
Langdale Horseshoe 14m 4000 ft

With points based on finish times, Dicky Wilkinson for Dark Peak scoring in the 3 super long races finished the series 5th V50 behind V50 winner and this year’s English V50 Fell Running Champion, Mike Johnson of Bowland Fell Runners.
An interesting statistic was that the race discarded by most series runners as being the lowest scoring when a runner had completed more than the minimum number was, by a long way, Borrowdale – the race that proved hard for LERC runners this summer and highlighting how tough this year’s Borrowdale race was.

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