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Archive for August, 2012
The first lady was Pauline Munro who finished sixteenth overall (42.28).
For OAC, second-claim member Suzy Sharman finished 72nd (69.25)
More details from askerndrc.
Results from ukresults.
Report from OAC’s Karen Best:
In our usual holiday spirit we sought out a local race to enter. This time it was the Melrose 13.1km Road Race.
It was a fine morning as we set off to find race HQ and the weather was pretty much perfect througout.
The course was described as hilly and it was! Pretty much uphill to mile six and then downhill. Perfect terrain for Yorkshire runners.
There were 33 runners (34 if you count the tail runner) on the start line, where we found ourselves at the front thinking what’s the worst that can happen!
A perfect uphill start gave us a good position from the outset. I held in behind Lloyd until mile six and lost him on the downhill (if only all races were uphill only). After a long downhill and a flat and fast final 800 metre finish we came in sixth and seventh.
A great course, well organised and very friendly! The buffet after the event was simply excellent! Amazingly I think virtually everyone stayed for the presentations and buffet which made for a great post race atmosphere.
Results from here.
For OAC, second-claim member Jamie Noon finished sixth in 58.59 despite troublesome hamstring issues during the last two miles.
OAC’s Racheal Bamford reports:
I ran for Yorkshire in the UKCAU Inter-Counties 1,500m at Bedford and this year it was combined with the British Milers’ Club Grand Prix.
I was in the A race, finishing in third position overall (just one hunderdth of a second ahead of fourth… good job I dipped for the line!) and first in the Inter-Counties Championships and my time was 4:22.26.
The race was won by Megan Brown (Canada) in 4:15.28.
Results from British Milers’ Club.
Report from OAC’s Caroline Marler on her two gold and one bronze medals:
Having set almost identical times in the heats, much faster than the other competitors it seemed like it could be a ‘two horse race’ between me and the German, who had already won the 200m.
With the superior speed it wasn’t surprising she went off fast and made up the stagger on me by 150m. This caused me to run the next 150m faster than I normally would to keep her in my sights. By 300m I was passing her and kept ahead of her to win comfortably but the uneven pace of the run meant the last 50m was horrible as I ‘hit the wall’ badly and the final time was not that good.
1st C. Marler (GB) 69.82
2nd U. Hiltscher(Germany) 70.56
3rd L. de Roock (Belg.) 71.15
Hiltscher won four individual gold and two silver medals over the Championships.
My bronze medal came in the 800m, my second string event behind winner Nancy Hitchmough (GB), who is the European record holder and Ingerlise Jensen (Denmark) the World Champion.
It was a straight final with eleven runners, run quite tactically so my time again wasn’t as fast as at the recent British Championships.
My second gold came in anchoring the GB team to victory in the 4x400m relay where we broke the European record by eight seconds and tantalisingly missed the World record by only 0.16 secs.
The other runners were Angela Copson (Women’s 65 winner of 400m, 800m, 1,500m and 5,000m), Nancy Hitchmough (W60’s winner of 800m and 1,500m) and Ros Tabor (second in W60’s 5,000m and finalist in W60’s 400m, 800m and 1,500m).
From the the event’s above website, the adidas TERREX STING adventure race is described as:
“A five day non-stop adventure race for teams of four. The event is an expedition race with few control sites spread across a huge area of the country. However, there will be some fine navigation in some parts of the event and special challenges. The winners are the team which cover the entire course in the least time”.
Disciplines to be completed over ten stages include running, mountain biking, lake canoeing, mountain trekking and whitewater canoeing.
The team’s blog is here.
Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.
Results from race-results.
Details from burnsallsports.
Results from race-results.
Results for Leeds parkrun
259 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Christopher James SMITH (M) (Notts AC) in a time of 00:16:51. The first lady completing the course was Katie PARRY (F) (Leeds City AC) in a time of 00:17:42. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here.
The following club members participated: