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..
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.
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Just uploaded some amended handicap results and the handicap table after our illustrious race director pointed out that there were four athletes omitted from the previous results……well they’re not now!
Considering I CBA to start the results by the time I’d eaten and had a shower last night I set to when I returned home from work today. I’m still having problems with my excel spreadsheet ‘VLOOKUPS’ as well! I realise that most of you don’t know what the %$£&**^% hell they are, it also appears that I don’t either because I can’t mend them…….anyone who knows better is welcome to come round to mine and explain them, again……
Anyway, enough of my troubles, the results are in and there are some great runs from an awful lot of people. Mark Gadie managed to smash his PB with a first sub 40 by some way; well done Mark. I managed to get myself onto the handicap league table by getting round the course, my first completed race since the winter league. Steve Bateson continues to excel at the front pushed hard by Mike Hargreaves and several others at the pointy end of the race.
The handicap league is hotting up with Vicky Webster and Sean Higgins vying for the lead at the halfway point. No lowest score deductions appearing at the moment, they may have a bearing later in the league, still all to run for!
Last night’s handicaps, set by our own Peter Dearing, seem to be some of the best yet, good work Pete, but if you could take the time to reflect on the poor job you actually did on mine I’d appreciate it and I’ll look forward to an improvement next time (joke! I could always massage mine if I wanted to. You know what they say a good ‘scorer’ beats a good player every time)?
Anyway enough of my prattling, enjoy:
- EHH Summer League Race four Leven 10k 29th May 2018 Prize Winners
- EHH Summer League Race four Leven 10k 29th May 2018 results
- amd EHH Summer League Handicap Table at 30th May 2018
- amd EHH Summer League Race four Leven 10k 29th May 2018 Handicap Results
As always, if you spot any errors let me know and I’ll correct them as soon as I can; except handicaps……..nothing to do with me!
Fantastic morning at Burton Constable today; some great running in both events. Here are the results:
Thanks to all the organisers, marshalls and not least of all. Burton Constable Foundation for the use of such a great park.
Fantastic morning at Burton Constable today, some great running in both races too. Here are the results:
Thanks to all the organisers, not least Burton Constable Foundation and staff. Hope we can all do it again next year.