Another Sunday,another race. Early start at 07:15 hours to pick up David Gingell (Fit Mum Runner)to be in Newark for 09:00 hours. Walking into the Sconce Park to pick up our race numbers we came across more Harriers,Keith Conkerton,John Crosby, Gary Fee and Carole Fee. Numbers got and then off to join what seemed to be an endless queue for the Thunder Box. Oh,what Fun! !
In the farmers field opposite The Scafell Hotel in Rosthwaite, a few miles outside of Keswick, a few hundred fellrunners assemble for the start of what is considered a classic Lakeland Fell Race, The Borrowdale. 17 miles long with 6500 ft of climbs. Time for a few hours of fun on the fells, and any race that starts and finishes outside a pub gets the thumbs up from me.
Health warning to readers, this article includes gory details and frequent use of the ‘O’ word.
As I always say, anything with Great in front of it automatically means at least double the price of a normal event. However in this case for me, being an athletics fan it was worth paying £32 to finish on the track in the Olympic Stadium and £27 to finish on the track in the Gateshead stadium.
Udate! Update! Udate!
I’ve attached the last documents to finalise this year’s summer league.
There have been some stellar performances right through the field and this has resulted in some cracking racing.
The handicap league has been interesting with several early front runners falling away (including myself) and close conclusion. The runners in the first twelve places after race seven had the potential to win the league and we must congratulate Shaun Alcock, the eventual winner; indeed, its “Well ran everyone”.
I have to thank Pete Dearing for all his selfless work organising the whole series and every one that has dug in and assisted as marshalls, time keepers, number recorders, entry takers and any other role I have forgotten. I can assure you that every runner appreciates your time.
I must also thank everyone for their positive comments about my abilities compiling the results. There have been some hiccoughs along the way and I have appreciated the assistance of Peter “Yoda” Taylor (Spreadsheet Jedi) sorting out some of the issues…..especially the spectacular disaster (some may say ‘fiasco) compiling the results of race two! Its been both interesting and at times intense and I have largely enjoyed the experience.
So that’s it for the Summer League 2017, see you all next year!
The last set of results for the summer league attached below.
- Results EHH Summer League 2017 Race 8 hedon 4 Mile 25th July 2017
- Final Handicap Table EHH Summer League 2017
- Handicap Results EHH Summer League Hedon 4 Mile 25th July 2017
- Prize Winners EHH Summer League Race 8 Hedon 4 Mile 25th July 2017
You will need to bear with me whilst I format the remaining documents which have taken a little longer to process due to some spreadsheet glitches I have been ironing out.
Due to this there are some changes to announce to the handicap results as follows:
Tom O’Brian, City of Hull has been promoted to third place on the night and is due £10. All existing prize winners keep their winnings as the last two places announced yesterday were tied and are now in joint fifth place!
The glitches have also resulted in a change of position in the final league table and promoted sixth place to joint fifth! The places are now as follows:
- Shaun Alcock
- Beth Dearing
- Kevin Anholme
- Kay Farrow
- JOINT Emma Jayne Brackstone & Linden Washby
Peter Dearing will be ensuring that those due winnings will receive them, and Kevin Anholme’s prize on the night will stand.
Apologies for any confusion, I told you I should have just put bib number 163 in every finishing position………