WINTER TIME TRIALS
After 6 long months of cold and dark nights, Spring is now here – so they say officially??? That also means it is the end of our winter time trials – cannot hear how many are shouting for joy and see how many of you are shedding tears? Altogether we had 44 different members taking part, knowingly or not that that particular night was a time trial run. Attached is a full list of all the names and times – if you spot any obvious errors – please let me know.Out of the 44, 14 did 4 or more races. Counting up the lowest 4 positions for each runners there is a close finish with Vicki and Jonathan both on 33 points and finishing in joint 4th position. As Jonathan was always the last to start that’s quite an achievement. Finishing in 3rd place with 31 points was Adam Moger, 2nd with 27 points with a quick time and low score on the last night was Simon Boardman. Finishing in first place with 21 points was Catherine Barrett. Well done and many thanks to all of you for taking part. Trophies were awarded on the night of the Chairman’s Chase with only Simon missing so we will present him with his trophy next time we see him. Looking at the times, pb’s and which way the routes went there does not seem to be a significant trend of there being a “quicker “way.
Many thanks go to the many helpers on each night who make the organising a lot easier, with a special thank you to Jemma, who is now a dab hand at getting you all started at the correct time and suitably “warmed” up and raring to go. If anyone has any ideas for next series please let me or the committee know while it is fresh in your minds. For the present time its now into the countryside and all that fresh air to breathe in whilst relaxing on your runs. Just hope the rain avoids Monday and Wednesday evenings.
CHAIRMANS CHASE 10/4/19
Although the temperature was a bit chilly for the time of year, about 7 degrees at least it was dry and we had 13 runners, 2 joggers and at least 7 people to help and marshal, along with 2 minors to keep an eye on Jemma. To avoid anyone losing valuable time due to red traffic lights we started outside the Bridge pub, and the finish was by the last gated entrance after the Abbey itself, so the distance could not have been too much short of a 10k. First over the line was Paul Chapman with a run time of 47.33. With a time like that it is hoped he will be doing more races this year. 42 seconds behind in 2nd place, having stood around for 22 minutes in the cold, but overtaking everyone else in the race was Alan O’Brien with a run time of 36.45. The fastest time on the night. In 3rd place, 41 seconds further behind was Liz Walker with a time of 53.26. The Baildon Boundary half M on Sunday must have done some good. Just missing out in 4th place by 58 seconds was Gary Carlisle with a run time of 49.24. Bringing up the rear on the night was Hannah Newman who was not fibbing when she said it would be a slow run for her. Fastest lady on the night was Jane Crossley with a run time of 48.57. Hoping the other runners were not too dissatisfied with their positions but the handicaps are set mainly by Run Britain, so it all depends how and when your last run was, that dictates the starting line – with a little bit of fudging where needed. Running is an unpredictable event at the best of times. Only 9 minutes separated all 13 runners but taking 2nd to 11th position there was less then 4 minutes. Apart from the bleep test next week, hopefully there will be no more time trials until the Members Meander as Autumn approaches.
Thanks to Peter for organising another Odd Couple run last night.
Here are the results and those from the previous 2 runs:
ODD COUPLE RUN Apr 19
Over the past month there have been several 20 mile races, all of which were included in our club championship. There has been Spen 20, Trimpell 20, East Hull 20 and the inaugural Brownlee Centre 20 mile events. All of which are great for marathon training as London and Manchester to name a couple are coming up! We had 12 Harriers take advantage of race conditions and earned themselves valuable points.
The runners final positions in the club championship race 4 were:
||East Hull 20
||East Hull 20
||East Hull 20
For full result tables please see here.
For the table, please see here.
Race 5 is the Even Splits 5k series at the Brownlee Centre – we’ve already seen 2 of these events pass already, 8 more to go! Enter 1 to receive Club Championship points.
Summer races are fast approaching, so make sure you’re entered into the races listed in our calendar.
Finally, don’t forget to submit your wildcard entry which counts towards Race 20 and could mean the difference for a top 3 finish!
Your friendly CC rep.
Only 12 runners took part on the night. 2 members, Ben Coldwell and Lee Hardy jogged around the route to unwind from their Hull 20 miler the day before – recording 2.05.10 and 2.16.59 respectively. Patrick was also unwinding from his Canal marathon on the Saturday, whilst we know 4 other runners had done the 15 mile or more Heptonstall fell race, also the day before. Marathon training seems to peaking (along with the 3 peaks) for the end of April. I also gave Carol Moran the wrong instructions for the night so she was looking for us elsewhere!!!
With it being the last race of the series, runners were able to pick their quickest or easiest way around the route. We think 5 finishers went the normal way up Queenswood Drive, whilst the other 6 decided to go via Spen Road first. With only 2 minutes and 25 seconds separating the first and last finisher, it is difficult to decide if there is an easy option.
Only one new (old) face was added to the list of time trial runners, Martin Crosby. First over the line with a pb for the year was Jacquie Elmer recording 26.08, 2nd was Sean Scanlon, another pb for this year with 23.41, and 3rd was Karen Boardman with 27.20. Sadly bringing up the rear (due to a good/bad handicap, depending on who you are) was Catherine Barrett with 26.04. Alan O’Brien did his 2nd dnf with taking a tumble avoiding a collision with an impatient motor car. Fastest runner on the night was Adam Moger just beating Paul Miller 19.57 with Paul recording his pb for the year. Another pb was achieved by Simon Boardman who beat all his pb’s going back over 3 years with 20.54. The fastest lady was Theresa Sheehan with 23.30. Only 2 minutes 25 seconds separated the 1st and last finisher.
Many thanks again to Jemma for getting everyone away on time and recording the results as without her help it would be virtually impossible to do the runs.
I shall shortly compile a spread sheet of all runners and times for this year and see who recorded the best overall scores.
March 2019 5k Time Trial Results
At the AGM on 18 February, the winners of the two awards were announced and presented. These awards are voted for by the club members.
Vicki Hipkiss was named sportswoman 2018
A tie in the mens voting lead to both Adam Moger and Jonathan Young being awarded sportsman of 2018.
Very well done to our three sportspersons of 2018.