Archive for November, 2011
For OAC, Howard Jeffrey finished 76th (94.57).
Photos by Andrew Thrippleton.
Report from OAC’s intrepid Sarah Fuller:
Listening to the wind rattle my windows and whistle in the chimney all night, didn’t bode well for this darkandwhite three hour score event in the Peak District.
Getting there was the first challenge with a few road closures to contend with but made it in the end and started feeling stressed, hungover and tired (yes I know not great race prep but there you go!).
Took half an hour to get into my stride but the first two hours went remarkably well with a few stiff long muddy climbs and some good running on the tops (where the forecasted ‘considerable buffeting’ was the order of the day!).
With 45 mins remaining I had cleared most of the checkpoints in the southern part of the map and crossed the main road to start on the smaller northern section, it was all going so well then I made a classic schoolboy error and failed to notice a 20 point checkpoint just off my chosen loop (it was necessary to fold the map pretty small to stop it getting blown away and I’d folded over the checkpoint and didn’t see it – Duh! That’s my excuse anyway!!).
As it was I finished ten minutes before the three hour time limit, with 190 points for 60th place and sixth lady (third in my age class). 150 finished.
First overall was Andy Brown with 280 and first ladies were Kirsty Bryan Jones / Rachel Horn with 225.
Really recommend these events if anyone wants to try a navigational race (just don’t listen to any tips from me!). Cheers.
Colin overtook Antonio in the final straight and just held off a fast finishing Ian to win the penultimate 2011 Club Handicap at Weeton, his first win in almost six years and Ian almost ended a fifteen year wait for his second win in over 100 races… those of you who think you’re always treated harshly by the hon. handicapper, think on!
Matt Broughton now tops the table on 148 pts, followed by Caron 140, Ben 135, Billy 131, Carol and Tom Hannah both on 130 pts and remember, it’s the individual’s best ten handicaps that count.
The pressure is now on for the traditional climax to the season at the Ken Dixon, on the 18th December, see route details here.
Ian’s Garmin report of the Weeton Handicap here.
The first lady was Jo Buckley (Bingley Harriers) in seventh position overall (19.01).
From parkrun, the race was won by Matthew Akpan (Staffordshire Moorlands A.C.) in 17.10 and the first lady in 26th position overall was Beth Chasty (Leeds University Union Cross Country Club) in 20.12.
For OAC, Debra Brown finished 157th (27.52).
More details and results from benidormhalfmarathon.
The race was won by Abdelilah Jaadar in 66.13 and for OAC, Reid Haddow finished 947th (107.01)….see comments for Reid’s report!
There’s also a video montage on youtube.
A personal best (by over two minutes) and club record (by 79 seconds) for Racheal Bamford who finished 137th overall and fourth lady with a time of 35.20 – only ten “chip seconds” separated the second and fifth ladies over the line.
Simon Anderson finished 190th (36.21 – pb by a minute), Lloyd Best 257th (37.29), Tom Potter 417th (39.29 -pb by nearly five minutes), Tom Marsh 440th (39.51 – pb), Richard Clarke 552nd (40.42 – a pb), Karen Potter 677th (40.59 – a pb by 100 seconds), Howard Jeffrey 608th (41.19) and Nikki Scott 1,365th (46.44 – pb).
Continuing, Billy Rayner 1,384th (47.08), Sue Tupling 2,262rd (49.51), Eleanor Shotton 2,286th (50.06), Ged Peacock 2,328th (49.24), Anna Cooper 2,977th (51.28 – pb) and Alex MacDonald 4,002nd (55.36).
Results from raceplus.
Race report and video in the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Photographs from sportcam.net.
And coach of OAC Juniors, Hugh Pearson, comments, “We also had some runners in the 2km junior race as well. Ben Bhogal finished fourteenth in 10:52 and Milly Fink 120th in 16:17 . Not sure if there were any others because club names were not given…”.
Any others / pb’s omitted? Please comment on these and anything else “Dash related”…
Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.
In the men’s race won by Jorge Thomas (Keighley & Craven) in 30.19, for OAC, Leon Ricketts finished 41st (35.09), Peter Kettleborough 81st (38.02), Matt Broughton 112th (41.07) and Mick Jeffrey 116th (41.36).
Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.
Race videos by Terry Lonergan on his youtube page.
Five of OAC’s elite fell running squad, met early last Saturday and were transported in the Silver Machine (Hawkwind reference) to Barley for a trot up Pendle. Others joined us there for the fun and frolics.
Skies were very gloomy in Otley but lovely sunshine greeted us in Barley – not normal for this race – we all finished last year with varying degrees of hypothermia.
Good conditions (though muddy underfoot) helped us all to PB’s for this race, “possibly the most contrived in the FRA calendar”.
363 masochists completed and the theme music for the day was by Pink Floyd.
Some photos by Andy Holden on FlickR.
Results from fellrunner.