I thought that I knew a thing about running in South Africa when I’d completed 10 Comrades, 5 Two Oceans, cross country, 10ks and many, many marathons. However, arriving in the UK about 10 years ago, I realised that we have that most wonderful thing here called the Public Right of Way. We can run until we are tired, and then run some more – all off road. It was this off road running that led me to go further, explore Chester, Wales and the Lakes. With Dave Douglas who has inspired from day 1 (“Hi, I’m Dave, let’s do 20 miles tomorrow” in snowy Feb!) and my new found running mates, I discovered how tough one has to be to run in British weather, how beautiful the countryside is and that you can do this all relatively injury free.
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