June 2015

 

 

 

 

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Featured events this month:

Milton Keynes 10k - East Midlands Grand Prix Race 8 - 30 June

Pos   Cat     M/F Cat Pos
188 Jill Pittard F35 45:04   29 5
199 Lyn McDonald F40 45:32   32 9
417 Julie Cozens F50 57:51   104 14

Standings after six races:

    Cat       Cat Pos  
  Charles Jones M60       6  
  Mick Duggan M70       1  
  Jill Pittard F35       2  
  Lyn McDonald F40       5  
  Julie Cozens F50       10  

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


Coombe Abbey Festival of Running Marathon - 28 June

32 Tara Lambert   4:46:15

Stratford Summer 6 - 27 June

29 Scott Shepherd   37:49  
48 Mike Wheeler   39:10  
51 Steve Turvey   39:19  
58 Tony Forde   39:55 PB*
61 Peter Fellows   40:12  
90 Damian Pharoah   41:44 PB
98 Simon Jones   42:11  
102 Tommy Dempsey   42:31  
104 Peter Kirkhope   42:35  
122 Spencer Davies   43:30  
131 Tony Bowe   44:10  
140 Craig McNaney   44:35  
144 Kevin Coughlan   44:51 PB
182 Richard Wise   47:38  
195 Mark Dalton   48:32  
203 Helen Wyatt   49:11  
204 Rich Cawley   49:13  
206 Andrew Houston   49:21  
210 Martin Gavin   50:01  
212 Allison Smith   50:10  
240 Jason Brannigan   53:35 PB
244 Tom Miller   54:05  
245 Simon Sweeney   54:13  

*debut appearance at this distance

After a worryingly hot Saturday afternoon the weather cooled just enough to make the race comfortable(ish!). A good group of Northbrookers were there to keep us towards the respectable end of the Warwickshire Road Race League table, together with some great supporters to cheers us on and take fantastic mid air photos on the last bend (as seen of Facebook!).
The course is a lovely lollypop route around the quieter lanes of Stratford.

It starts with a delightful down-slope on the way out, but you know in the back of your mind it will be sitting there waiting, as it always, is 5 miles later. There it will be a whole different story of gritting teeth and trying to hold your position and push on to the top for a gentler downslope towards the finish, where clubmates, t-shirts, coffee and of course cake are waiting.

Then it's off to the pub around the corner for a team debrief and 2 light ales please - Damian


Good, Bad & Ugly Relay (3 x 3.2 miles) - 24 July

1 Laura Nye1 26.55   Kevin Coughlan 22.15   Amanda Deavy 19.12 68.22 0.00
2 Jason Brannigan 26.53   Sarah McNaney 21.30   Clare Rowntree 22.45 71.08 0.00
3 Clare Lynch 30.12   Tony Hughes 21.58   Scott Shepherd 19.39 71.49 0.00
4 Rachel Liggett 27.34   Richard Cawley 24.09   Guy Bicknell 20.16 71.59 0.00
5 Julie Cozens 27.54   Martin Winch 19.15   Dave Cooper 25.36 72.45 0.00
6 Joanne Stacey 26.25   Martin Gavin 25.29   Steve Mason 20.59 72.53 0.00
7 Allison Smith 25.26   Dave Storer 22.11   Darron Handley 21.18 72.55 4.00
8 Gemma Darby 24.46   Adrian Powell 22.53   Spencer Davies 21.30 73.09 4.00
9 Helen Wyatt 25.11   Damian Pharoah 21.16   Dean Lindon 22.43 73.10 4.00
10 Richard French 21.16   Brian Hewetson 24.03   Mike Wheeler 19.52 73.11 8.00
11 Mark Smith 25.31   Jill Pittard 21.59   Tony Bowe 22.02 73.32 4.00
12 Gary Mills1 26.59   Becky Jarvis 25.58   Pete Fellows 20.52 73.49 0.00
13 Tony French 30.48   Sarah Booker 21.36   Paul Robbins 21.49 74.13 0.00
14 Mick Duggan 24.33   James Milson 21.26   John Hunt 24.18 74.17 4.00
15 Steve Turvey 20.34   Steve Handy 21.21   Bob Adams 23.00 74.55 10.00
16 Helen Morris 26.49   Paul Lawlor 22.50   Mark Dalton 25.23 75.02 0.00
17 Sarah Sale 26.01   Tony Williams 23.47   Clive Horton 21.44 75.32 4.00
18 Amy Burdis 23.32   Craig McNaney 23.21   John Ralph 28.40 75.33 0.00
19 Joe Kelly 21.18   Lindsay Wechter1 32.57   Stuart Lumsden 19.24 75.39 2.00
20 Fraser Barrett 29.19   Andy Houston 25.13   Lyn McDonald 21.49 76.21 0.00
21 Simon Sweeney 27.41   Steve Simpson 25.35   Rick Wise/
Keith Burdett
24.35 77.51 0.00
22 Gemma Ross 31.31   Andrew Ralph 23.11   Tommy Dempsey 22.25 79.07 2.00
23 Tom Miller 21.14   Incomplete team           0.00

1 guest
Figures in final column are handicap times

Good, Bad & Ugly winnersGood, Bad & Ugly Relay 2015 winners
Amanda Deavy and Kevin Coughlan
Good, Bad & Ugly 1st runners up1st runners-up
l-r Sarah McNaney, Jason Brannigan and Clare Rowntree
Good, Bad & Ugly 2nd runners up 2nd runners-up
l-r Claire Lynch, Tony Hughes and Scott Shepherd

 

There was a record entry this year for the relays with 67 runners taking part. The start and finish is the junction of Hawkes Mill Lane and Browns Lane. The route is from Hawkes Mill Lane, left at the White Lion pub, along Wall Hill Road, then left to Bridle Brook Lane, on to Washbrook Lane, left into Hawkes Mill Lane, up the hill to the finish at the junction with Browns Lane.
Some teams were handicapped at the start, and there was some keen racing. Joe Kelly was first back on leg 1, and Craig McNaney led home leg 2. Amanda Deavy led home the winning team on leg 3.
Bottles of wine were presented to the winning team of Laura Nye (guest runner), Kevin Coughlan and Amanda Deavy. The second team of Jason Brannigan, Sarah McNaney and Clare Rowntree and the third placed team of Scott Shepherd, Clare Lynch and Tony Hughes received chocolates as prizes.
Thank you to everyone who contacted me in advance. It helps a lot when creating the teams. Thanks to all the runners, and to Tara Lambert, Anne Hughes, John Wilson, Terry Moynihan, Katy Davies and Roger  Ladbury who helped on the night - Mark Baker

For full details of this unusual event go to the GBU page.


Weedon 10k - East Midlands Grand Prix Race 7 - 23 June

Pos   Cat     M/F Cat Pos
197 Charles Jones M60 49:20   166 6
209 Richard Hands M40 50:20   174 26
289 Julie Cozens F50 56:45   72 11

Standings after six races:

    Cat       Cat Pos  
  Dave Cooper M45       31  
  Charles Jones M60       3  
  Mick Duggan M70       1  
  Jill Pittard F35       1  
  Lyn McDonald F40       11  
  Julie Cozens F50       7  

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


K & D Arden 9 - 21 June

76 Pete Fellows   60:39  
89 Darron Handley   61:56  
95 Tom Miller   62:21  
111 Tony Hughes   64:02  
115 Tony Mackness   64:11  
128 Damian Pharoah   65:22 PB
138 Peter Kirkhope   66:19  
149 Clare Rowntree   66:55  
157 Amy Burdis   67:27 PB
233 Spencer Davies   76:20  
238 Allison Smith   77:00  
241 Martin Gavin   77:08  
242 Rich Cawley   77:12  
266 Julie Cozens   81:28  
276 Linda Richards   82:33 PB
284 Simon Sweeney   84:26  
320 John Ralph   91:21  

Buff Back to Front Enigma Marathons -

8.30am - Marathon 1

  Tony Bowe   3:37:54

3pm - Marathon 2

  Tony Bowe   4:46:10

Sphinx AC Summer 5 - 17 June

14 Trevor Knight   30:07  
19 Martin Winch   30:47  
23 Andrew McConville   31:02  
31 Amanda Deavy   31:29 1st lady
43 Steven Turvey   32:22  
51 Mike Wheeler   32:46  
54 Scott Shepherd   32:53  
58 Jo Brown   32:59  
61 Tony Forde   33:13  
66 Peter Fellows   33:25  
67 Guy Bicknell   33:29  
68 Steve Mason   33:40  
79 Tom Miller   34:15  
80 Darron Handley   34:18  
85 Simon Jones   34:28 PB
91 Damian Pharoah   34:38  
98 Tommy Dempsey   34:52  
100 Mark Baker   :34:57  
107 Spencer Davies   35:21  
112 Paul Robbins   35:28  
113 Peter Kirkhope   35:31  
117 Tony Mackness   35:49  
124 Rachel Meredith   36:18  
131 Sally Eason   36:46  
132 Corinna O’Connor   36:49 PB
134 Kevin Coughlan   36:52 PB
138 Cath Fenn   37:12  
144 Clare Rowntree   37:20  
153 Richard Hands   37:50  
157 Adrian Powell   37:58  
159 Simon Davies   38:10  
162 Jonathan Boyd   38:28  
166 Robert Pool   38:54  
170 Rich Cawley   39:01  
178 Keith Burdett   39:25  
179 Rick Wise   39:26  
180 John Smith   39:30  
185 Mark Dalton   39:46  
191 Brian Hewetson   40:05  
194 Gemma Darby   40:21  
195 Andrew Houston   40:25  
202 Helen Wyatt   40:59  
205 Martin Gavin   41:07  
211 Claudie Combelas   41:33  
212 Allison Smith   41:35  
223 Tara Lambert   42:35  
226 Joanne Stacey   43:13  
227 Amy Burdis   43:14  
228 Leanne Jones   43:22  
229 Mark Smith   43:27  
241 Julie Cozens   44:24  
243 Linda Richards   44:37 PB
274 Helen Hodge   49:21  
275 Martin Turrall   49:21  
278 Anthony French   50:22  

Harborough 5 - East Midlands Grand Prix Race 6 - 16 June

Pos   Cat     M/F Cat Pos
123 Lyn McDonald F40 35:19   15 2
157 Jill Pittard F35 35:39   18 3
183 Charles Jones M60 38:29   152 5
289 Julie Cozens F50 44:44   84 13
294 Dave Cooper M45 45:02   208 40

Standings after five races:

    Cat       Cat Pos  
  Dave Cooper M45       35  
  Charles Jones M60       6  
  Mick Duggan M70       1  
  Jill Pittard F35       1  
  Lyn McDonald F40       13  

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


Liverpool Half-Marathon - 14 June

  Tony Hughes   1:44:04

Lanzarote Wine Run - 14 June

213 Sarah McNaney   2:07:03 2nd FV50
214 Craig McNaney   2:07:04  
296 Tracy Morgan   2:39:56  

This is no ordinary off-road run. The course winds its way through wine-making region of Lanzarote over sharp black volcanic rocks. The ground under foot is treacherous to say the least, and of course it wouldn't be Lanzarote if there weren't a few mountains to climb along the way. The course is well marshalled and drink stations are plentiful. Being a wine run, wine was available as well as water but as it was 30 degrees we opted for water whilst running, as we knew we could sample the local grapes at the end. The route twisted and turned through some fantastic vineyards. At times you had to just stop, take a breath and admire the views as they were stunning.
Craig and I opted to run together (as you can tell from our times), and we crossed the finishing line in Uga feeling very pleased with ourselves, having managed to complete the tough course in one piece. Tracy followed on behind us managing to pick off several runners in the process. Once we had all collected our medals and t-shirts it was on to the serious business of sampling the local food and wine (all included in the entrance fee).
This was the second year of running this event and it was nice to have done it this time on a different route as we didn't know what to expect. I would certainly recommend this to anyone out here on holiday as the locals sure know how to throw a party - Sarah


Two Castles 10k - 14 June

Gun     Chip  
62 Damien Dear   00:38:43  
67 Andrew McConville   00:38:37 PB
82 Scott Shepherd   00:39:28  
96 Amanda Deavy   00:39:53  
100 Stuart Lumsden   00:40:00  
117 Terry Moynihan   00:40:19  
163 Steven Turveyt   00:42:16  
180 Peter Fellows   00:42:47  
185 Will Kirk-Wilson   00:43:00  
205 Guy Bicknell   00:42:34  
215 Tom Miller   00:43:29  
258 Darron Handley   00:43:25  
270 Tony Mackness   00:44:16  
274 Steve Handy   00:44:07  
275 Tommy Dempsey   00:44:40  
293 Alix Almond   00:44:55  
313 Paul Mcgurk   00:44:57  
327 Peter Kirkhope   00:45:08  
340 Paul Robbins   00:45:33  
352 Rachel Meredith   00:45:29  
356 Cath Fenn   00:45:52  
357 Corinna OConnor   00:45:34  
369 Spencer Davies   00:45:32  
395 Andrew Ralph   00:46:02  
489 Kevin Coughlan   00:47:14 PB
523 Sally Eason   00:45:49  
623 Simon Davies   00:48:56  
628 Charles Jones   00:49:26  
632 Adrian Powell   00:48:45  
723 Steve Bottomley   00:47:59  
738 Rich Cawley   00:50:03  
805 Andrew Houston   00:51:16  
839 Mark Dalton   00:51:22  
867 Kieran Prescott   00:52:02  
885 Jo Arden   00:52:24  
1241 Leanne Jones   00:54:57 PB
1308 Julie Cozens   00:56:19  
1447 Martin Gavin   00:53:53  
1448 Julie Liggett   00:56:10  
1623 Rachel Liggett   00:57:33  
1806 Anthony French   01:01:07  
1987 John Ralph   00:59:29  
2171 Brian Hewetson   00:56:21  
2280 Gemma Darby   00:55:36  
2357 Jason Brannigan   00:59:12  
2404 Julie French   01:06:00  
2405 Martin Turrall   01:06:00  
2546 Tony Bowe   01:05:28  
3234 Ros Myers   01:05:23  

Andrew McConville on his way to a PB

On a surprisingly warm morning, after two dull wet June days a record forty-eight club members competed in this year's race. There were some excellent times, with new member Andrew McConville topping the club list in a superb 38:37 and new lady Leanne Jones achieving a huge PB time of 54:57.

The Rotary Club & Leamington C & AC will have been pleased with the record 3,900 runners taking part - Kevin


South Downs Way 100 Mile Ultra - 13 June

  Amy Burdis   25:10:23

I ran the South Downs Way 100 mile ultra, starting in Winchester at 6am and finishing at around 7am the next day. This was my first successful 100 miles. I'm feeling quite smug - Amy


Notts 10 Mile - 12 June

166 Lyn McDonald   1:13:35  
171 Simon Jones   1:14:16 PB
181 Jill Pittard   1:14:40  

Banbury 5 - East Midlands Grand Prix Race 5 - 9 June

Pos   Cat     M/F Cat Pos
155 Jill Pittard F35 35:45   24 4
210 Mick Duggan M70 38:16   169 1
211 Charles Jones M60 38:17   170 8
223 Richard Hands M40 39:00   177 29
289 Dave Cooper M45 43:17   217 37
293 Julie Cozens F50 43:35   75 10

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


Stour Valley Marathon - 7 June

20 Sarah Booker   4:23:24 2nd lady

Mash Running 'The 10k Chase Callenge' 6 June

60 Adrian Powell   54:12

An off-road event around Cannock Chase


Tysoe Windmill 10k - 6 June

  Darren Handley   48:52
  Spencer Davies   52:49
  Sarah McNaney   56:33
  Amy Burdis   58:00
  John Hunt   ??:??

Tysoe Windmill 5k

  Tracy Morgan   32:20

This is a relatively low key event (at the moment) and there was only a small 'field' of eager competitors - 140 in total.  It's a 10k run (I use the word run loosely!) that starts in the village of Tysoe and meanders through the little main street until you come to the open countryside. Then the fun begins. You are directed into a field that seems to climb up into the clouds. I pity the poor farmer who has to plough the top part. Once at the top of the field you go through a narrow gateway and the famous Tysoe Windmill is straight in front of you. I would have taken a moment to admire the views at this point but felt the need to carry on as more hills awaited.  From the windmill onwards, the route takes you down the other side, through some more fields, along some trails, up more hills (mountains), up even more hills (bigger mountains) until you cand see the windmill again. I was sort of aware that we were doing a loop of some description as we had to get back to Tysoe somehow. However, nearing the windmill again we passed through a small copse and upon exiting this we were presented with the most spectacular views ever. At this point, I did take a moment as it was breath-taking. Why do you never have a camera when you need one? Anyway, I had two ladies hot on my heels so I ramped up the pace and set about tackling the last 2 miles back to base; they were not going to beat me.  Before I knew it, we were back in the village and doing one last lap of a school playing field before diving over the finishing line.  According to my team mates, I was third lady overall, not that you got a prize for that but it's nice to know that someone of my tender years can still hold off some of these young whipper-snappers!!
This is a highly recommendable run and incorporates a 5k run too which is just as tough, as that route also takes you up to the windmill. For those who want a more leisurely pace, there is a 5k walk.  So, something for everyone!  Our hosts for this event (not sure who they are unfortunately) had put on a great spread of hot drinks and cakes for the finish at a very small charge and everyone received a medal at the end.
Was this a tough 10k, most certainly. Think TR24 but harder so it was good training for August.  Would I go back next year? But of course. Thanks to Spencer for convincing me to do it - Sarah


Corby 5 - East Midlands Grand Prix Race 4 - 3 June

Pos   Cat     M/F Cat Pos
143 Lyn McDonald F40 36:19   14 3
153 Jill Pittard F35 36:42   17 2
198 Mick Duggan M70 39:09   169 1
209 Charles Jones M60 39:39   178 7
275 Dave Cooper M45 45:11   215 36
286 Julie Cozens F50 46:05   68 49

Standings after four races:

    Cat       Cat Pos  
  Dave Cooper M45       48  
  Charles Jones M60       8  
  Mick Duggan M70       1  
  Jill Pittard F35       1  
  Lyn McDonald F40       9  

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


Cork Half - Marathon - 1 June

42 Amanda Deavy   1:24:47 2nd lady

Amanda was sponsored by Northbrook and
represented Coventry in "wet and windy" conditions.