Archive for November, 2012
Richard’s lead at the top of the table is now reduced to 10.5 over Billy and Tom just 1 pt behind Billy. As Richard has already done the maximum 10 to count he’ll need to get 8 or more points to improve his current score. So the traditional “Ken Dixon” Christmas handicap, will be as tense as ever for those in with a shout of the title, can Richard hang on, or can Billy or Tom win with a late charge??. & more chocolates will be supplied to all at the Ken Dixon.
See the latest Handicap Table here
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An indifferent start to the day – I was advised by Tom Paget, the driver, that he nearly had to spend the morning in A&E after his son got lego stuck up his nose. Fortunately, Tom resolved this himself courtesy of tweezers so we made the early start to Clowne.
Having arrived to collect my race number, my name on the registration list was nowhere to be seen! However, thanks to Liam (who had entered but didn’t race), I was able to run in his place. I would have felt a bit of a “clowne” otherwise…
As for the race itself, conditions in Clowne were not at all comedic with strong headwinds for the first three miles. We were then given some respite for a couple of miles which was largely flat until the next instalment of Hurricane Sandy, worsened by running on open, unsheltered country roads. A fairly undulating course with plenty of minimal ascents/descents and a challenging final drag on the dual carriageway leading back into Clowne.
Graham Lake lead us OAC home in 30th position overall (87.32) (a big pb by ten minutes), I was just behind in 31st position (87.39 -another big pb by seven minutes), and Tom Paget finished 51st in 91.41.
Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.
For OAC, Matt Podd finished fifth (24.13).
Matt Broughton reports on his Surprise 40th Birthday Party:
I’d like to thank everyone who managed to make it to the Cricket Club for my ‘very early’ 40th party.
Really great to see you all.
Kate is very greatful for all the help she got with the food and preparations.
I had a great time and I’m touched by all the effort made to keep it a surprise.
Results for the races held at North Kirklees Trust School (formerly Fartown High School) from West Yorkshire Athletics.
More details from West Yorkshire Athletics.
Results for Ally Pally parkrun
55 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Dominic HENRY (M) (Yeovil Olympiads AC) in a time of 00:19:13. The first lady completing the course was Patricia MOODY (F) (Serpentine RC) in a time of 00:24:57. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here.
The following club members participated:
3 Huw ILLINGWORTH 00:19:26
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For OAC, 21 members finished, the first being Matt John, 52nd in 31.53, a personal best by a considerable margin of 74 seconds (all gun positions / chip times).
Continuing, Racheal Bamford 176th (and ninth lady) in 34.59 (a pb by 21 seconds & club record), recent new member, Jon Greenwell 182nd (35.04), Tom Midgley 187th (35.06), Simon Anderson 296th (36.31), Richard Smith 344th (37.23 – pb by 135 seconds), Matt Broughton 371st (37.56 – pb by 119 seconds) Tom Potter 588th (39.26), Karen Best 792nd (40.51) and Becky Belcher 967th (43.02 – a pb).
Then Mary Hampshire 2,095th (48.33), Neil Reed 2,174th (45.49 – a pb?), Chris Wordsworth 3,312th (52.42 – a pb by 98 seconds), Liz Ashton 3,631st (54.14 - a pb by 65 seconds), Ged Peacock 3,743rd (52.20 – a pb by 59 seconds) and Hannah Mallinson 5,027th (56.14 – a pb by 121 seconds).
Any position / time / pb discrepancies / omissions….please comment!
In the Junior 2km race, Ben Bhogal came 25th in 9.27 mins and Jenson Brogden was 44th in 10.35. The winner was Billy Dawson with a time of 7.14.
Results from raceplus.
Photographs from sportcam.net.
Video by Terry Lonergan at the 5km point on youtube here.
Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.
Race report and slideshow in the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The Tour of Pendle Fell Race (16.8 miles / 4,833′ ascent).