May 2015

 

 

 

 

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Featured events this month:

The Ox Marathon - 24 May

  Tony Bowe   4:15:20

Coventry Sprint Triathlon - 24 May

      swim cycle run total  
  Paul Robbins   7:21 39:39 24:39 1:13:43  
  Darron Handley   8:01 41:27 23:16 1:15:12  
  Spencer Davies   12:55 44:11 25:12 1:26:06  
  Robert Dimbleby   9:32 49:33 29:30 1:30:59  
  Hazel Cann   9:54 50:55 30:43 1:35:06  

swim - 400m, bike - 20k, run - 5k
Total time includes transitions

 

With Darron starting the swim just 30 secs before me in the next lane I knew we'd have a race on our hands. I was pretty sure I'd be out of the pool before him, but couldn't be certain because you just can't tell who anyone is in the pool. I gave it my all on the bike, knowing that Darron wouldn't be far away, but then I really suffered on the first half of the run. Just after turning around on the out and back run route, I saw Darron just a minute or so behind me. I knew then that I had to dig in to get back before him!

Overall, four of us had course pb's, and the feedback from everyone I have spoken to has been good. I have to hand it to Corinna's mate who organised the swim, as it all went "swimmingly", no mean feat I can tell you. The Northbrook posse organising the flow of cars, runners and cyclists in and out of the main gate did a cracking job, as did the rest of the marshalls, although there were two shifty looking ladies hanging around in the transition area (Tracy and Linda!). I'd definitely recommend that you ALL try this tri next year. It's great cross training, and you will be supporting a committed local club - Paul


Shindig in the Shire - 23 May

Half-Marathon

26 Amy Burdis   2:16:50

 

Full Marathon

33 Joanne Stacey   6:26:19

 

Two of us from Northbrook went to Shropshire for the Shindig in the Shire event. 
It was a particularly "technical" and "undulating" course with lovely bluebell woods, spectacular views, and a few menacing cows as well as a pub at the finish line -Amy


Wootten Friday 5 - East Midlands Grand Prix Race 3 - 22 May

Pos   Cat     M/F Cat Pos
139 Jill Pittard F35 34:53   14 1 (PB)
169 Lyn McDonald F40 35:56   22 5
228 Mick Duggan M70 38:36   194 1

Full results at www.mcs.open.ac.uk/mkac/the_emgp


Riga Half-Marathon, Latvia - 17 May

365 Sarah Booker   1:36:25

Cotswold Hilly 100, 10-Stage Relay - 17 May

Times are not indicative of pace as leg distances vary
Overall times are official race times,
Leg times are unofficial (as recorded by leg individuals)

Northbrook Ladies A, 2nd placed ladies' team - overall time: 12:45:04

Leg      
1 Rachel Meredith   1:13:10
2 Amanda Deavy   1:06:00
3 Sarah McNaney   1:22:55
4 Lyn McDonald   1:18:34
5 Jo Brown   1:06:08
6 Jill Pittard   1:21:00
7 Kate Jones   1:24:00
8 Sally Eason   1:12:44
9 Cath Fenn   1:18:00
10 Amy Burdis   1:20:00

All did well on their respective legs considering some legs were considerably longer than 10 miles and some slightly shorter!!  (next year can I have one of the shorter ones as my leg was 10.7 miles on my Garmin!!) - Sarah

Northbrook Mixed Team - total time: 14:16:10

Leg      
1 Claudie Combelas   1:24:00
2 Paul McGurk   1:16:00
3 Gemma Ross   1:34:00
4 Mark Dalton   1:29:00
5 Kevin Coughlan   1:18:00
6 Allison Smith   1:28:00
7 Neil McKinstrie   1:26:00
8 Bob Adams   1:14:00
9 Tara Lambert   1:28:00
10 Sarah Sale   1:29:00

Northbrook Men A, 9th place - total time: 11:56:35

Leg    '  
1 Terry Moynihan   1:15:00*
2 Damien Dear   1:11:00
3 Darron Handley   1:20:00
4 Martin Winch   1:09:31
5 Martin Winch   1:11:21
6 Tom Miller   1:16:02
7 Tony Forde   1:14:00
8 Richard French   1:08:40
9 Stu Lumsden   1:00:00
10 Scott Shepherd   1:07:10

*Terry took a wrong turn, got lost and ended up running 11.25 miles by the time he had reorientated himself with the some guidance from a passing motorist that he flagged down. Terry's wife has suggested that next year his participation in a 'Z' team might be appropriate.

Northbrook Men B - total time: 13:01:20

Leg      
1 Mike Wheeler   1:21:50
2 Steve Galvin   1:22:00
3 Steve Handy   1:21:00
4 Steve Turvey   1:22:42
5 Pete Fellows   1:08:30
6 Tommy Dempsey   1:19:20
7 Paul Robbins   1:20:50
8 Spencer Davies   1:15:34
9 Guy Bicknell   1:13:21
10 Damian Pharoah   1:16:49

Northbrook Men C - total time: 15:14:35

Leg      
1 Jason Brannigan   1:38:50
2      
3 John Gibbons   1:31:00
4      
5      
6 Jon Boyd   1:27:18
7a Jon Boyd   1:15:40
7b John Smith    
8      
9 Martin Seeley-Davies   1:46:21
10 Rob Barry   1:14:12

Jon Boyd and John Smith "shared" Leg 7
Martin got lost and ran 12.8 miles

 

The hardy devils who managed to stay awake and run or follow the race - still smiling after all the effort.


Sydney Half-Marathon - 17 May

  Andrew Ralph   1:45

It was a very unusual start to any race that I have been to before, as the start was at 6:45 in the morning. This was due to the city being so busy that road closures were at a premium and that temperatures can range from 10 to 30 degrees C. This meant that it was a very early wakeup call and getting to start line while it was still dark.
There were four groups set off at intervals and I was in the third group. The first few Km were downhill and fast which took me through Circular Quay which is where the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Bridge are located. It was quite a technical course with lots of 90 degree corners and lots of steep but short uphill sections and would make great rep sessions. As I had not been able to complete as much training as I would have liked I took it steadily and enjoyed the sights. In many places you could see the runners coming back which was encouraging to watch the leaders and see how far back I was. The last 4K took me in to the Royal Botanical Gardens which are very attractive to walk around but I was just concentrating on finishing in a decent time for my training and managed 1:45, about 2500 out of 13000 runners.It was very well organised and marshalled with lots water stations, and my very first race in the southern hemisphere and one that I would recommend and do again.


Beyond Marathon Apocalypse 50 Trail Race - 16 May

36 Amy Burdis   12:43:03

61 finishers, 71 starters


Rugby 6 - East Midlands Grand Prix Race 2 - 13 May

Pos   Cat     M/F Cat Pos
212 Mick Duggan M70 45:54   187 1
213 Charles Jones M60 45:58   188 7
237 Richard Hands M40 47:16   205 35
306 Julie Cozens F50 53:35   61 13
350 Tony French M70 59:21   262 4

Full results at www.mcs.open.ac.uk/mkac/the_emgp


Leeds Half-Marathon - 10 May

619 Tony Forde   1:38:22

Stroud Trail Marathon - 10 May

137 Tony Bowe   5:56:18

Stroud Trail Half-Marathon - 10 May

11 Jo Brown   1:53:12 1st Lady

Bosworth Half-Marathon - 10 May

  Richard Hodge   1:29:33
  Tommy Dempsey   1:36:55
  Joe Kelly   1:37:22
  Tony Mackness   1:38:57
  Craig McNaney   1:44:53
  Spencer Davies   1:46:16
  Gemma Ross   1:51:58
  Claudie Combelas   1:52:40
  Martin Gavin   2:07:49

This is a cracking event which I last ran 6 years ago. It's very well organised and marshalled and achieves everything it should with seemingly the bare amount of fuss. A few of us turned up to test our mettle on a lovely course through the countryside, and found a great day for racing - not overly windy or hot.
The first half of the race is relatively uneventful and was fairly flat with some long stretches to knock out the miles. As warned, the second half is the more challenging with miles 8 and 11 where the lumpy bits were which served to scrub off hard-won speed from the first half. Even with a two-mile descent to the finish the last part was hard, but thankfully soon enough the torture was over and a chance to savour the moment before being handed the seemingly obligatory technical T-shirt, sports drink and a banana.
Having not raced a HM flat out since Feb '11, personally this was a chance to (a) get under 90mins and (b) get a marker of where I'm currently at, and to see how much work there is still to do (the answer is a lot) before another HM at Kenilworth in the autumn - Rich


Coventry Parkrun - 9 May

9 Mike Wheeler   18:41  
49 Peter Kirkhope   21:12  
60 Tony Hughes   21:40  
62 Spencer Davies   21:42 PB
72 Corinna O'Connor   22:04 PB
93 Paul McGurk   22:35  
100 Clare Rowntree   22:49  
122 Steve Turvey   23:16  
130 Stave Handy   23:30  
156 Sarah McNaney   24:16  
157 Jo Arden   24:19  
176 Richard Hands   24:48  
179 Claudie Combelas   24:58  
186 Mark Dalton   25:10  
199 Kevin Coughlan   25:24  
207 Claire Arden   25:33  
215 Brian Hewetson   25:43  
224 Joanne Moyse   26:04  
244 Liz Pharoah   26:41  
260 Rich Cawley   27:04  
284 Linda Richards   27:48  
351 Joanne Stacey   29:09  
402 Ros Myers   30:25  
534 Bernard Blundell   35:04  
538 Katy Davies   35:15  
539 Gemma Ross   35:16  
561 Richard Hodge   37:31  
584 Damian Pharoah   42:00  

PB's are Parkrun PB's

It was Liz Pharoah's 100th Parkrun on Saturday 9 May and quite a few Northbrookers turned out in support.


Silverstone 10k - East Midlands Grand Prix Race 1 - 6 May

Pos   Cat     M/F Cat Pos
223 Martin Seeley-Davies SM 43:47   210 115
250 Lyn McDonald F40 44:17   17 3
268 Jill Pittard F35 44:40   18 3
292 Tony Mackness M55 45:02   269 7
424 Mick Duggan M70 48:02   380 2
437 Charles Jones M60 48:19   389 10
742 Julie Cozens F50 54:50   146 13
794 Dave Cooper M45 55:43   626 85
916 Tony French M70 60:24   679 4
954 Julie French SF 62:14   260 89

Full results at www.mcs.open.ac.uk/mkac/the_emgp


Milton Keynes Marathon - 4 May

1109 Joanne Stacey   4:38:50 PB

Milton Keynes Half-Marathon - 4 May

1010 Linda Richards   2:08:08
1278 Chris Perkins   2:18:16

Kenilworth May Day 10k - 4 May

11 Mike Wheeler   43:23
44 Spencer Davies   51:04
61 Nick Sadler   53:47
126 Amy Burdis   74:17

Sunderland City 10k - 3 May

  Amy Burdis   49:29

Birmingham 10k - 3 May

262 Peter Kirkhope   44:53
987 Jonathan Boyd   51:44
1502 Mark Dalton   55:15

Thames Path 100 - 2 May

28 Tony Bowe   20:45:14

First (& probably) last attempt at a hundred miler - the legs feel like they've had a good hammering with a baseball bat. Can't grumble though, it's been a good few weeks with two marathon PB's and a sub-24 hour 100 miler - tapers are over-rated!