Club Championship 2015

And so our Club Championship for 2015 has come to an end and the results are now public, congratulations go to Paul Newton, Helen Burgess and Patrick Nesden!

In the end we had 108 members gain points over the course of the year so thank you all for coming out to play through some horrible weather, lovely mud and hilly courses. It may not be some peoples preference, but oddly it has been my pleasure to doddle around with spreadsheets & the likes (geek yes) so it has been a fun year for me. Hopefully you’ve had some fun along the way too, I never realised how seriously people take the championship (which is by no means a bad thing – on the contrary, I’ve happily had discussion on the nitty gritty of it!).

By all means give me a shout if you have any queries or general interest (  or hold on to them & give your new championship co-ordinator (Malcolm Taylor) a test of his mettle in early January.

The full leaderboard for 2015 is here for your perusal, along with the individual results for each race in the season here.

The upcoming 2016 Club Championship Calendar is here, kicking off with the PECO on the 24th January.


Winter Time Trial Series 15/16 – Race 3 – December

We were blessed with relatively good weather again for the time of year, a bit blustery and the runners did complain that it was against them all the way round, as we always do. We had 25 starters and 24 finishers. Poor Gary is still trying to get over his bug so decided to take the short cut across the playing fields.

First 3 over the line were our newer members and first timers to the time trial. Andrea Fox with a run time of 22.01, Paul Griss 21.11 and Helen Kucharczyk 27.19. Any benefit of any doubts over their run times will be ignored for their next runs.

Laura Davies did a good time on her birthday but could only finish 10th but was rewarded with one of the festive small prizes.

Bringing up the rear – again – was Patrick Nesden in a very slow time of 34.34, but he had reccied the Rombalds Stride (with Sam Broome) the Sunday just gone.

Fastest female on the night was Andrea Fox and the male was Hal Roberts with 18.48. Many thanks to Bethan Thomas-Lloyd and Vikki Daniels for ensuring they all started on time, took the correct turns at the end, and were recorded in the correct order and times – (hopefully).

If anyone has any queries with their times – please let me know.

Full results available at this link, including your actual run time.

The next one will be in the second week of January (I think), likely to be a Monday. Check the training schedule when it is published at the end of the month.

Remember, this is a winter series & points are accumulated based on your finish position in each TT, with your best 4 results of 6 to count.

Historic 5k TT results are available here.


Club Championship – Race 19 – Abbey Dash

After my fair weather runner comments I got what was coming to me & a very wet cycle down to the Abbey Dash, lucked out for it to dry up just before the start though.

Bumper turnout for the CC finale of 39 members with Chris Hudson taking home 50 points, followed by Justin Newall and Liz Walker.

For the full club championship results table click here. Let me know ASAP if there are any errors or omissions – trophies are being ordered this weekend!

The presentation to the winners will be at the Christmas Fuddle (21st December).

Please go here and check you have been allocated the correct bonus points for parkruns & marathons. The deadline for running qualifying bonus point races has now passed, if you’re not on the list but think you qualify, let me know ASAP – you’ve already had ample opportunity!

Steve Webb

PECO XC Race 1 – Temple Newsam

In the first race of the XC season we had a massive turn out of 51 members for the club. 28 women and 23 men took on a record total field of senior runners of 786.

The race also saw our own Peter Hey return to competition and the purple vest after his recovery from a heart attack. It was great to see Peter representing the club once again.

It had many of the ingredients for a classic cross country race (cold, mud and hills). The fourth and fifth elements (wind and rain) were thankfully missing on this occasion.

The ladies had a great result and are off to a flying start by finishing first in the premier league. A fantastic start to the season.

The men finished third in the first division and can improve on that in future races.

For full results click here

The next race is on Sunday 13th December at West Park

Our results are below. Note that the counters are in red but all runners help the team results by pushing up the scores for runners in other clubs, so everyone contributes to the success.

Ladies Race (341 finishers)

Pos Name   Cat Time Cat Pos
9 Murray-Gourlay Alice FSEN 00:32:36 7
13 Jackson Niamh F35 00:33:03 2
18 Ballantyne Emma FSEN 00:33:27 11
19 Sisimayi Shamiso FSEN 00:33:31 12
44 Drew Helen F35 00:36:12 11
80 O’Brien Louise F40 00:38:35 12
82 Brigginshaw Emma F35 00:38:38 22
117 Muir Marion F40 00:40:35 15
133 Barrett Catherine F35 00:41:17 37
140 George Rose F45 00:41:46 16
142 Glover Alyson F50 00:42:02 13
165 Moran Carol F50 00:43:09 17
192 Dwyer Becky F35 00:44:21 41
201 Walker Liz FSEN 00:44:53 62
223 Davies Laura F35 00:46:05 47
227 Hipkiss Vicki F50 00:46:26 28
228 Lee Hannah FSEN 00:46:29 66
246 Broome Samantha FSEN 00:47:37 69
262 Longfellow Karen F45 00:48:49 37
263 Malinowska Dominika FSEN 00:48:51 72
267 Rhodes Clare F35 00:49:12 51
269 Rycroft Ceata F40 00:49:34 50
275 Sandhu Baldish F45 00:49:58 39
289 Cameron Rhona F55 00:52:05 13
312 Thomas Diane F50 00:54:40 45
320 Buckley Jill F35 00:56:43 58
336 Hustwit Emma Jane F40 01:11:59 60
337 Rathbone Gemma FSEN 01:12:00 84

Mens Race (456 finishers)

Pos Name   Cat Time Cat Pos
48 Woodman James MSEN 00:29:32 33
91 Webb Steve MSEN 00:30:56 60
96 Miller Paul MSEN 00:31:02 62
134 Moger Adam M40 00:32:03 28
151 Nodwell Adam MSEN 00:32:43 87
171 Carter Andrew M50 00:33:19 13
180 Hallam Paul MSEN 00:33:33 102
222 Glover Chris M50 00:34:37 22
230 Smith Simon M45 00:34:55 33
238 Rhodes Adam MSEN 00:35:07 120
261 Dazin Timothe MSEN 00:36:02 129
313 Hutchinson John M65 00:37:47 3
321 Clark Ben MSEN 00:38:03 152
326 Carlisle Gary M50 00:38:17 39
340 Hudson Chris M40 00:38:53 67
346 Britton Peter M55 00:39:07 22
359 Shaw Antony M65 00:39:37 7
376 Chapman Paul M40 00:40:50 72
378 Nundy James MSEN 00:41:00 164
431 O’Halloran Sean MSEN 00:45:14 179
433 Kelly Kevin M40 00:45:45 77
436 Taylor Malcolm MSEN 00:46:02 181
449 Hey Peter M60 00:50:47 17