Race results summary 28th November to 15th December

Race results summary 28th November to 15th December


Turkey Trot Half-Marathon
Paul Lewis 3rd

Derby LARA 5 Km
John Birch 1st V50

Cross country

North Midlands XC3 RAF Cranwell 5.7 miles / 2.7 miles

In a rearranged fixture due to the unavailability of the original venue at Berry Hill Park Mansfield, RAF Cranwell provided a very different experience for cross-country running with the continuing frosty weather and lying snow. With a 2 lap flat course around the flat fields of the base for the men and through ankle deep snow, the only relief came through the short wooded sections that added some variety and interest. Rob Fox 43rd 36:26 got the better of Andy Peat still running very strongly for 47th in 36:40. Phil Abbott 39:02 70th and benefiting from recent long runs pulled ahead of Tim Doyle 78th 39:35. Dicky Wilkinson steadily worked through the field for 80th 40:00 with Darren Pyefinch 44:52 108th and Shaun Burton 45:40 111th
completed the travelling men. Phil Abbott comments about the race:
"The course was pretty much flat bar a diversion over part of the RAF obstacle course which had a 2m climb in. Mostly around the edge of fields with a little section at the end of each lap through the woods which was tough going as the temperature amongst the trees had crept above freezing so was very mushed up."

Jackie Mather was the only lady racing over a similar course but of 3.7 miles and was highly placed in 23rd in 25:06 a very good time with the difficult underfoot conditions that underlines how well Jackie is running at the moment.


Gravy Round The Resers Pud Race 5.6 miles 560 feet

The renamed and rerouted Gravy Pud race (on account of the snow and ice forcing a route change) still posed problems for the 60 hardy souls racing one of the last Peakland races of the year. Runners tackling the Valehouse reservoir course faced an icy surface and cold conditions. In this final race of LERCís fell league two runners were in joint second place V50 having contested the championship throughout 2010 so results on the day would determine silver and bronze positions. On the day, Bill Sheppard claimed the honours finishing 38th in 44:52 with Colin Bostock 44th in 46:16. Final results of the clubís 2010 fell league are: Dicky Wilkinson first, Phil Abbott runner up and first senior man, Bill Sheppard 3rd and 2nd V50, Colin Bostock 3rd V50 and Cath Rowe first lady.


Turkey Trot Half-Marathon

Keyworth Scoutís end of year festive curtain closer over an undulating course of country lanes went ahead after the few days of thaw before the race cleared the ice and snow of the previous fortnight of arctic conditions. Paul Lewis ran a controlled race for 3rd place with another class time of 1:12:10; Ian Chant spares the races but shows his class when he does run with 1:20:42 for 19th; and a return to the TT for Andy Colgate who was third LERC back with 1:21:42 for 22nd. Monica Fee was first club lady in 1:42:50 32nd; Rachel Woollard in a pb of 1:57:13 108th; and Vicky Yeomans third lady 2:07:57 173rd. Other finishing ladies were Debbie Coleman 2:07:58 174th; Carrie Fretwell 2:09:56 186th in her first half-marathon; Laura Froggatt a massive pb by 11 minutes 189th in 2:11:25. Other pbís on the day for Anthony Carbutt breaking 1:30 for the first time, taking over 3 and half minutes off his September time at the Robin Hood Half with a new best 1:29:00; the brothers Pyefinch both improved times with Stevenís 1:30:51 96th demolishing his Belvoir time of 1:41:34 whilst Darrenís 1:31:09 99th was up on his Belvoir 1:38:55; a two minute pb beating his Worksop best for David Weston with 1:45:23 256th. Full club results below:

Turkey Trot - 12-12-2010 - 13.1 miles
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Paul Lewis
1:12:10 SM 3 83.59 5:30 CB by over 10 mins
Ian Chant
1:20:42 M40 19 75.8 6:09
Andy Colegate
1:21:42 SM 22 73.01 6:14
Patrick Fitzgerald
1:23:28 M40 38 76.57 6:22 CB
Tim Doyle
1:28:48 M40 74 69.38 6:46 Debut
Anthony Carbutt
1:29:00 SM 76 67.02 6:47 PB
Phil Abbott
1:29:09 SM 78 67.19 6:48 CB
Steven Pyefinch
1:30:51 SM 96 65.65 6:56 PB
Darren Pyefinch
1:31:09 SM 99 65.44 6:57 PB
Alan Maplethorpe
1:33:48 M50 120 70.83 7:09
John Hay
1:35:23 M40 138 67 7:16
Thomas Marriott
1:36:39 SM 154 61.71 7:22
David Weston
1:45:23 M40 256 58.46 8:02 PB
Christopher Wood
1:45:25 SM 257 57.22 8:02 CB
Richard Syson
1:49:00 M40 304 59.99 8:19
Colin Bostock
1:49:45 M50 316 62.05 8:22
Duncan Gedge
1:49:56 M40 321 58.13 8:23
Damien Cowlishaw
1:57:15 M40 384 54.92 8:57
Richard McKie
2:03:29 M50 445 55.62 9:25
Pete Sturgess
2:16:24 M40 494 47.57 10:24
Name Time Cat. Pos. WAVA Pace Notes
Monica Fee
1:42:50 SF 32 63.98 7:50
Rachel Woollard
1:57:13 SF 108 56.13 8:56 PB
Vicky Yeomans
2:07:57 F35 173 51.99 9:46
Debbie Coleman
2:07:58 SF 174 51.41 9:46
Carrie Fretwell
2:09:56 SF 186 50.64 9:55
Laura Froggatt
2:11:25 F35 189 50.06 10:01

Derby LARA 5 Km

The final running in 2010 of David Dentonís monthly midweek 5 Km drew a small but talented field with race regular John Birch 1st V50 again for 18th in 19:19.

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