For this pre AGM amble we had 27 runners. Weather conditions were good for the time of year and the route would have been a piece of cake after the tough mudder of a PECO race the day before.
We had 7 new faces to this winters series. Amy Crook, a new member, Alyson Glover, an “old” member but a very welcome face to the training night, Simon Boardman, and Kieran, who must have drawn the shortest straw regarding the not so beneficial handicaps. There were also Catherine (Cat) James, Jo Kendall and Matt Evans who have been before (Jo Kendall going back a year or two it seems) who were not members on the night – so missed out on any of the goodies going. Hopefully after the AGM, they are all paid up members now.
For a change the first 4 ones off, all finished at the back, with Steve Knight picking up the booby prize. First one over the line was Matt Evans with a run time of 20 minutes dead, but he was spotted taking the short cut up the side of the church, good Kirkstall Harrier potential there, or bad instructions from me? but as a non-member was outside the prizes anyway. First member over the line was Simon Boardman with a run time of 22.20, followed by Collette Spencer with a pb for the course of 26.01, then Catherine Barrett with a seasons best of 23.58. Fastest man on the night was Lee Hardy, 3 seconds out of a pb, but overtaking 19 from the very back to finish 8th and a run time of 19.56. Fastest lady, just pipping Catherine Barrett was Jo Kendall with a run time of 23.55. Other pb ers were Hannah Newman 26.23 and Malcolm Taylor 24.41
The good news (or bad) depending on your stance(style, speed, stamina or whatever) is that there is only one more winter time trial left, which will be in March. The overall positions of the best 4 runs will be worked out over the next couple of days and hopefully will be in time for the March newsletter deadline.
Many thanks to Jemma Roe and Adam Rhodes for doing a sterling job in getting you all off in the correct order and time, and recording the times (and names) again in the correct order.
Any queries regarding the running times – please let me know. The handicaps are non-negotiable I’m afraid
February Time Trial Results