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Archive for March, 2010
Congratulations to Scott Harrington won the Runner of the Month for March his two excellent 20 mile results at Spen (2.06.24) and Hull (2.05.41) as well as a personal best in the half marathon at Haweswater (77.30).
Report from Jack & Kath Robertshaw:
The start was outside Clarence Park which is named as Thornes Park on the Ordnance Survey Map. This caused a little confusion as the given directions to the start were not very user friendly.
A timing chip was incorporated in the race number. The out and back route on closed roads provided a reasonable running line however care had to be taken during the first and last km as there were numerous potholes in the road surface. A very strong head wind was experienced during all of the first 5km. The road to Horbury has numerous long inclines and a final much steeper one prior to the u-turn at 5km.
Fewer climbs made the second half much easier. At one point we were suddenly buffeted by a gust of wind from our left. A final short climb to the finishing line provided that extra challenge. A wire had been rigged over both the starting and finishing line for timing purposes. I was stopped by an official, after the finishing line, waving what looked like a table tennis bat over my number. Had the technology over the finishing line failed or was he providing back up? A slip of paper was thrust into my hand by an official inviting me to join the Wakefield based Rodhegians Running Club but I don’t think I will be joining a Wakefield based club….
The winner was Mark Warmby (Newham) in 31.07 and there were 1,190 finishers.
For OAC, Jack was 268th in 45.41 and was first MV65. Laura Taylor finished 398th in 48.06 and Kath was 441st in 49.07 (again first FV65 and beat all the 60 year olds too, not bad for the oldest women in the race!). All chip times. This means Kath has now moved into the lead in the 2010 British 10km rankings for over 65.
An OAC nominated Club Runner of the Year event.
From ukresults, the race was won by Tom Adams (Ilkley) in 79.07.
Within the 349 finishers, OAC were well represented with Liam Dunne an excellent sixth (88.01), Andy Hunt sixteenth (91.02), Steve Wallis 28th (93.45) and Simon Anderson 30th (95.14).
Laura Martin finished as fourth lady overall in 50th position (100.35) followed closely behind by Ben Cousen 62nd (102.49), Matt Podd 115th (110.55), Colin Best 181st (121.06), Sarah McBrinn 186th (121.30), Liz Fawcett 198th (123.19) and David Cattanach 313th (147.50).
The race was won by Tom Danby (Pocklington) in 1.57.42.
OAC’s two representatives Scott Harrington and Lloyd Best both had very good runs improving on their Spen 20 times earlier in the month whilst setting personal bests as well.
Scott finished tenth (2.05.41) and Lloyd 27th (2.14.19…also a new Club Record at MV45). Well done guys!
Results and race video from easthullharriers.
From TDL Events, the race was won by Paul Sankey (Liverpool) in 73.24 and for OAC, Howard Jeffrey finished 1,150th overall with a chip time of 107.40 and Richard Cross 1,819th (chip time 114.10 – a pb by nine minutes).
This popular race had been extended from just over 14 to 16.7 miles this year due to the usual bridge at Water Yeat at the south end of Coniston being damaged during the floods in November and the route therefore extending down to the next crossing at Lowick.
However 1,291 finishers enjoyed this extended undulating race which was won by John Herbert (Werrington Joggers) in 1.33.48 (all chip times).
Following his endeavours over the trails at the Lightwater Valley 10k last Sunday, OAC’s Julian Mawson returned to his preferred terrain of asphalt this week to finish second in 1.38.31.
Mick Jeffrey (pictured) was also tempted by this longer and scenic race and was pleased to finish 145th in 2.03.11.
Race report in conistonlocal.
From parkrun.org, this week’s race was won by Graham Hogg (Trafford) in 16.05 and for OAC, Fiona Burke was only just outside her pb finishing 99th (27.32).
Some photos have come through from last weekend in the Lakes, see Club Photos, are there any more….?
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