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
With the greatest respect to those that do it every day, getting up at 6am is thankfully something I’m no longer used to, so to be getting up at 6am to run the 1st leg of the Wolds Way Challenge and kick off the race for the East Hull Harriers mens team, was to say the least a tad nerve wracking.
Here we are again folks another Summer League race done and dusted and the results appended below for your perusal.
First the sexy bits: Spreadsheet VLOOKUPs all functioning correctly, newly automated calculation of race time against handicap working after a minor glitch (thanks Kris Hopkins) hence the new format on the results.
The handicap league continues to hot up. Alexia Morgan (230) and Joe Finer (203) taking 51 and 24 point lead from the chasing pack with three others in the 170’s. Still all to play for as next time around, contestants start to lose their lowest score as only six count from the eight races……….looks like I may have to do some creative accounting to improve on my measly ten points and worry the leaders!
The handicap this time around was won by Joe Finer, followed by Adam Callan, Helen Duncan, Shaun Bonnar and Alexia Morgan. Well ran guys.
The race itself was a fairly predictable outing for Steve Bateson and Mike Hargreaves, Steve has won all races so far and Mike second in all but the first when he was recovering from completing the London Marathon. Looks like they’ll need to take a holiday if anyone else is going to get a look in! Great running gentlemen.
Becky Briggs stormed home in the ladies event, eigth place overall in 36:16 second home was our own Kirsty Wilson (43:44) and Carole Fee just 10 second surther back.
Team prizes both went to East Hull Harriers.
- EHH Summer League Coniston 10k 26th June 2018 Results
- EHH Summer League Coniston 10k 26th June 2018 Prizewinners
- EHH Summer League Coniston 10k 26th June 2018 Handicap results
- EHH Summer League Handicap Table at 27th June 2018
As ever, if you notice any errors let me know and I’ll endeavour to correct them as soon as I can.
A beautiful setting for a road marathon, including a lap around Lake Windermere, starting and finishing from Brathay Hall, heading off through Outgate, up and down through Hawkshead, alongside Esthwaite Water, past Lakeside to Newby Bridge at the southern point of the lake, then back up past Fell Foot Park.
I’ve always had a soft spot for the Beverley 10k. Back in 2009 when I first started running this was my first race. Back then I took my training seriously. Week after week I gradually built the distance until I was confident I could make the 6.2 miles. That confidence was shattered when I got overtaken by the guy in the Beverley Beaver mascot costume going uphill in the second mile, though I recovered enough to catch him some 3 miles later on the downhill back into town.