Wow! Seems like only yesterday that I was finishing the results of last year’s Summer League and here we are again already!
Last night’s race took place in typical pre-Easter conditions, overcast with a breeze and quite chilly. Not the weather for standing around marshalling for ages so I suppose we should be grateful it was just five miles and not ten.
Conditions seemed good for running with some great performances through the field.
The men’s race was won by Mike Hargreaves (EHH), 44 seconds ahead of Phill Taylor (BRR) with Gregan Clarkson (CoH) a further seven seconds behind, (26:13, 26:47, 27:04)
In the lady’s event it was a ‘red’ wash with Katie Seddon ‘smashing it out of the park’ in 33:13 followed by Carole Fee, 33:39 and Kirsty Wilson, 34:01. That also sorted the female team prize!
Male team prize also went to the Harriers men with Lewis Suddaby and Mark Bissell also counting.
Other notable runs included the rapidly improving Oliver Burnett finishing 15th in 29:29; and I also noted Sheila Maddison putting in another great run (following an excellent result at Burton Pidsea on Sunday) finishing last night in 45:40.
The handicap winners last night were: Florence Henderson, unattached, (100 points), Samantha Bollon, Bridlington Road Runners (99) and Peter Taylor, City of Hull (98).
I hope you noted the new points structure of the handicap league, it follows the same principles as previous year’s but now works down from 100 to ten points.
Similarly, the handicapper is sure to have noted the winning performances and will be taking them into account when calculating them for the next and subsequent events!
Here are the relevant downloads:
So it just remains to say, good luck for the series and if you do nothing else, enjoy the racing!
Well what a race day that was!
Great weather for some fast racing and record numbers of entrants and finishers!
It was a very busy clubhouse on Wednesday morning, it had to be! Those manning the ‘on the day’ entry desk had to process 200 entrants in under an hour and a half; fantastic effort. It does make me realise that I may have to tweak the entry system for next year’s event……..any more than 200 and we could not process them all.
So we had 270 finishers and there are reports of some remarkable personal bests, not least of which is young Becky Briggs (City of Hull AC) first lady home in a remarkable 34:09, reported to be the fastest by an under 20 female athlete this year. Hope to be seeing you in some major international events before long Becky, keep it up and good luck.
I have to thank everyone that came down and pitched in to help me run the event whether volunteering or press ganged on the day by myself, it could not happen without your support.
I’ll leave you all to check the final results out yourselves, as always if you spot any errors let me know and I’ll look into it.
So it just remains for me to wish you all a prosperous and fast New Year..
In preparation for entries opening shortly, the entry form is uploaded below.
Paper copies will be available in the clubhouse soon.
Note that entry costs have risen for the first time in at least four years and are now £5/7 attached/unattached respectively with an extra £1 for on the day entries.
As part of the club’s 125 anniversary, there will be a small gift for all participants.
Last report of the summer league season and what a race that was….says he whilst sat in the beer tent starting to process the final results!
First up a clean sweep by the City of Hull Ladies taking the first three places and of course the team prize; well done Carla Stansfield, Sophie Lee and Naomi Bright. And a not too tardy finishing time of 23:50 by Carla.
In the men’s event, it was back to normal with Steve Bateson winning his seventh event of the season in 20:50 followed in by Mike Hargreaves and James Kraft from Scarborough Athletic Club. Team event to the Harriers with the addition of Robert Weekes from fourth place.
- EHH Summer League Final Handicap table at 25th July 2018
- EHH Summer League Handicap Results race 8 hedon 4 mile 24th July 2018
- EHH Summer League Prize Winners Hedon 4 Mile 24th July 2018
- AMD EHH Summer league race 8 Hedon 4 mile 24th July 2018
Final handicap winners of the season were Ven Moverly (EHH), Dave Anderson (EHH), Abigail Morgan (Hornsea Harriers), Peter Thompson (Unattached) and lastly Kris Hopkins (EHH).
The Overall handicap results went down to the wire with Alexia Morgan (Hornsea Harriers) the race leader being overhauled in the last event by Luke Bramley (EHH).
Despite being unable to take an active part in the season (only completed one race) it has nevertheless been a most enjoyable event, even given all my VLOOKUP issues that plagued some of the results. Work has already begun rebuilding the race spreadsheets so I can offer an improved service next year, you wish………!
I think we all need to give the organiser, Pete Dearing, our thanks for another superb season of racing and not forgetting all those regulars and not so regulars that turned out to support in other roles.
I thank you all.
So that’s it:
Enjoy the rest of the summer,
La fin; Fine; Das Ende; El Fin; Koniec; Mwisho.
With a field of 137 finishers the longest, penultimate event of the summer league is behind us.
Steve Bateson’s monopoly of the winner’s podium is finally broken by Mike Hargreaves albeit, in Steve’s absence.
Some great times by many runner’s by all accounts. Mike was followed home by Rob Weekes (EHH) and Chris Horton from Badger’s running club in the Tamworth area.
Is that an indication of the fame of this beloved running club of ours and the fantastic Summer League organised by Pete Dearing for the club? I think so!
The ladies event was won by CoH’s Carla Stansfield by a clear six minutes from our own Carole Fee with Emily Wix (EHH) on her heels.
Both team prizes won by the red massive.
The handicap event has some additional prizes this time around as there were two age category prizes without any contestants, and on top of that two of the handicap prizes had to be ‘shuffled’ down as the winners had already recieved race or vet prizes.
Total of seven handicap prizes as follows: 1st Wayne Martindale, followed by Stephen Braddock, Shaun Bonnar, Steve Taylor, Nigel Pennington, Lucas Meagor and Andy Baker.
The league table after seven of the eight events is as follows:
|2||73||Verona||Petty||Bridlington Road Runners||218|
|3||143||Luke||Bramley||East Hull Harriers & AC||214|
If my maths is correct (United States of America nationals please note correct spelling of “math”!) only the top seven remain in contention for the first prize, with Lee Campbell and Vicky Webster only having an outside chance of winning (i.e. the top five don’t turn up!)
All to play for unlike England whose fantstic run ended last night.
So to close these ramblings, well run everyone and well played England!
- EHH Summer League Handicap Table at 12th July after seven races
- EHH Summer League Race 7 Handicap Results Skirlaugh 8 mile 10th July 2018
- EHH Summer League Race 7 Results Skirlaugh 8 mile 10th July 2018
- EHH Summer League Race 7 Prize Winners Skirlaugh 8 mile 10th July 2018