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Saturday 23rd November – The ‘Colin Best’ Calverley Handicap


A sunny and frosty morning greeted the runners at the canal side start near the Railway Inn.

John won his first handicap finishing a clear winner ahead of Andy Webster. Steve Robinson recorded the fastest time of the day.

As this was the penultimate handicap race in this year’s Eric Smith trophy, Dominic needed a good finish to claw back some of Ursula’s 21 point lead. He managed to do this reducing the lead to 18 points, finishing 7th.

Dominic now needs a big turn out at the traditional Christmas ‘Ken Dixon’ Handicap at Timble to stand any chance of over turning this lead, but Ursula is undoubtedly the bookies favourite to take the title.

However, it should be noted that it is the best 10 results that count. And what’s that phrase; it’s not over till the…

 

 

 

 

 

See the latest 2013 Eric Smith Handicap Table here.

Pos Name Time H’Cap Net Time Points
1 John Cowan 47:39 11:00 36:39 15
2 Andy Webster 48:12 13:00 35:12 14
3 Tom Hannah 48:31 09:00 39:31 13
4 Gemma Harrington 48:44 05:00 43:44 12
5 Jackie Ackroyd 48:48 09:30 39:18 11
6 Caron Ralph 48:50 11:00 37:50 10
7 Dominic Egan 49:09 11:00 38:09 9
8 Kath Robertshaw 49:38 00:00 49:38 8
9 Andy Ackroyd 49:39 13:00 36:39 7
10 Ursula McGouran 50:01 12:00 38:01 6
11 Steve Robinson 50:02 15:00 35:02 5
12 Ann Dale (Guest) 50:57 12:00 38:57
13 Lisa Maughan 51:08 08:00 43:08 4
14 Colin Best 52:00 11:00 41:00 3
15 Antonio Cardinale 54:39 00:00 54:39 2
  1. #1 by Steve R on November 23, 2013 - 7:53 pm

    Well done John, great run this morning.

  2. #2 by Antonio Cardinale on November 23, 2013 - 10:29 pm

    It was a good morning at the Colin Best’s race, I liked it, also if I was last to finish, every club’s members ran really well, especially Caron who is coming back to shape with a convincing run, and Gemma who passed me double speed, well done to Colin and to all of us as well, because it was a splendid place to be.

  3. #3 by Richard Hamer on November 24, 2013 - 2:56 pm

    C’mon everyone, let’s have a bug turnout for the grand finale.

  4. #4 by Caron Ralph on November 24, 2013 - 8:03 pm

    Thanks Antonio! Kudos to John-clear winner and great run and to Gemma for her fastest mile!

  5. #5 by Gemma Harrington on November 24, 2013 - 10:38 pm

    Awww cheers Caron & Antonio! Glad I made it (just!!) & didn’t get lost on way round either! 😀 well done everyone it wasn’t the easiest of terrain mixture of grass/road/woodland/cobbles/puddles etc!! I thoroughly enjoyed it! 🙂

  6. #6 by matt on November 25, 2013 - 7:57 am

    Well done to all who took part. Nice day for it. Bring on the Ken Dixon and lets hope no bugs turn up!

  7. #7 by reid haddow on November 25, 2013 - 6:13 pm

    Well run all you great “Black and Whites” a great handicap series, great end to the Handicap season finally coming up.
    brilliant!

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