Saturday 8th February – Wellington Handicap

Saturday 8th February – Wellington Handicap

The Wellington Inn at Darley hosted race 2 of the 2020 Eric Smith Handicap Trophy.  Ryk Downes repeated his 2017 victory, passing Josie towards the end of the final lap.   Antonio held on for third.  Ian recorded the fastest time of the day, 12 seconds under the half hour.   The honour of the most consistent lap times went to David Fox with just 3 seconds between his slowest & fastest laps

Louise Penny goes to the top of the table on 41 points, 2 points ahead of Antonio and  David Fox is a further 8 points back in third,  see the full table here.   Thanks to Kath & Jack for marking the route, timekeeping & the photos, below, a few more here.

March’s race is on Saturday 7th March,  a 4 mile mixed terrain route from the Eccup New Inn, Eccup, see a map of the route here.

April will see the return of the club night races on Tuesday 28th for the Fewston race.

Pos Name Time H’Cap Net Time Pts Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3
1 Ryk Downes 0:59:34 0:14:00 0:45:34 22 14:39 15:17 15:38
2 Josie Smith 0:59:47 0:12:00 0:47:47 21 15:28 15:58 16:21
3 Antonio Cardinale 1:00:45 0:00:00 1:00:45 20 19:57 20:30 20:18
4 Nick Hodgkinson 1:01:00 0:13:00 0:48:00 19 15:17 16:27 16:16
5 Louise Penny 1:01:50 0:13:00 0:48:50 18 16:13 16:34 16:03
6 Tom Dyson 1:01:56 0:27:00 0:34:56 17 11:38 11:48 11:30
7 Tony Walker 1:01:58 0:26:00 0:35:58 16 11:45 12:03 12:10
8 Catherine Dobson 1:02:29 0:17:30 0:44:59 15 14:36 15:18 15:05
9 Don Buffham 1:02:41 0:09:30 0:53:11 14 16:58 17:50 18:23
10 John Armitstead 1:02:45 0:24:00 0:38:45 13 12:52 12:49 13:04
11 Andy Webster 1:02:48 0:21:30 0:41:18 12 13:18 13:55 14:05
12 James Dobson 1:03:03 0:24:00 0:39:03 11 12:36 13:12 13:15
13 Matt Clegg 1:03:43 0:23:00 0:40:43 10 13:17 13:54 13:32
14 Ian Fisher 1:03:48 0:34:00 0:29:48 9 09:41 09:54 10:13
15 Billy Rayner 1:03:57 0:14:00 0:49:57 8 16:16 16:54 16:47
16 David Fox 1:03:58 0:18:30 0:45:28 7 15:11 15:08 15:09
17 Bob Payne 1:04:26 0:08:30 0:55:56 6 17:51 18:40 19:25
18 Neil Reed 1:04:30 0:21:30 0:43:00 5 13:54 14:45 14:21
19 Matt Chadwick 1:04:31 0:32:30 0:32:01 4 10:35 10:39 10:47
20 Phil Robinson 1:04:59 0:18:30 0:46:29 3 15:19 15:36 15:34
21 Paul Clifford 1:05:19 0:23:00 0:42:19 2 13:48 14:10 14:21
22 Colin Best 1:08:56 0:18:30 0:50:26 1 16:00 17:02 17:24

7 thoughts on “Saturday 8th February – Wellington Handicap

  1. Thanks as always Andrew and team. Interesting stats on the individual laps. Always impressed by those that go quicker on the last lap. Though not sure they went hard enough on the first 2!!! Well done all.

  2. I agree with Don B. that it was good to see Ian Fisher , I hope Ian will come again at the next Eric S. Race in March , His 29.48 is like he was flying , when he passed me he was so fast and his powerful stride is still there , well done Ian . Congratulations To Ryk D. for his splendid victory , Ryk crossed the finish line in a brilliant time of 45.34 . New runner Catherine D. did a great performance finishing in a strong 44.59 . Also Josie S. did well in this 3 laps finishing in a solid time of 47.47 . Louise P. did well too in this challenging route she finished in a robust time of 48.50 . Well done all . Thank you for the lovely pics .

  3. Thank you Don and Antonio. That means a lot.
    More so than on one of my GB marathon flights abroad when the captain invited me on the flight deck cause I had a GB tracksuit on, which got me an extra bread roll with my meal.
    Pinnacle of my running career was that bread roll.

  4. You made me chuckle Ian , the extra bread roll was for an extraordinary athlete , I still remember the West Yorkshire in keighley in 2001 you were leading and doubling me I tripped you and made you fly in the air landing on the grass , although you lost loads of time on the fall , you still went to the finish line to win , luckily for me because I felt guilty for the fall .

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