Sunday 24th November – Clowne Half-Marathon

Scott Harrington came fourth in the Clowne Half-Marathon, in Derbyshire, recording a personal best
time of 1:14:01. HOWEVER, he was awarded third prize as the winner was a professional guest runner!

Quiz Master Tom Hannah finished 307th in 1:49:35 while David Hainsworth was
428th in 1:57:40.

First was Meles Okbazghi (Sheffield RC) in 1:11:51; second Mark Couldwell (Charnwood AC) in 1:12:35 and third Ian Bailey (Sleaford Town) in 1:12:44. The first lady was Fiona Davies (Kingston Runners) in 18th place overall in 1:23:45.

  1. #1 by matt on November 25, 2013 - 10:39 am

    Well done all – Especially Scott – Good run. I’m trying to avoid making some type of Clown joke. Professional Guest runner – a pace maker perhaps?

  2. #2 by Liam Dunne on November 25, 2013 - 4:53 pm

    Well done Scott, good running and another pb in the bag!

  3. #3 by David Hainsworth on November 25, 2013 - 5:14 pm

    Seems to have a reputation for being scenic = hilly on t’internet but I thought it was just right apart from one shortish hill in the last few miles which is probably what everybody remembers. Some potential for traffic problems but really well marshalled so not an issue. Flapjacks at the finish and post race refreshments in the Arkwright Arms, courtesy of the Hannah real ale guide, were both excellent.

  4. #4 by reid haddow on November 25, 2013 - 6:06 pm

    Fantastic, Scott, well run , great achievement, great “Black and White “running. your a credit!

  5. #5 by Richard Smith on November 25, 2013 - 7:17 pm

    Well ran Scott and also congrats to Tom on a PB. Quite an undulating route from recollection. Can’t think of any clown puns either.

    Do you know why cannibals don’t eat clowns? Because they taste funny.


  6. #6 by Caron Ralph on November 25, 2013 - 9:20 pm

    Don’t give up the day job Richard! Seriously, great run from all the black and whites and Scott it must have been great for you to revisit your old club!

  7. #7 by Hannah on November 25, 2013 - 9:21 pm

    Oh dear Richard! Well done Scott and congratulations on the PB Tom. Sounds like you enjoyed the post race recovery David 😉

  8. #8 by Tom Hannah on November 26, 2013 - 11:23 am

    Just to put the record straight, it may have been a seasons best for me but my half marathon pb is considerably better (84.09) many moons ago at Selby.

  9. #9 by tamara on November 26, 2013 - 8:11 pm

    Well done all!

  10. #10 by Richard Hamer on December 4, 2013 - 9:13 am

    Tom Hannah: PB now corrected.

  11. #11 by Antonio Cardinale on December 6, 2013 - 8:44 pm

    In my life inside running clubs, I met few runners like former president . Tom Hannah, a complete runner capable of doing 60 races and more every year with huge consistency and strong performances, in Clowne Half -Marathon he was 307th in 149.35, not bad at all , I wish I could do it. Well done indeed.

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