Race Reports, November 2007

Harrier League, Blaydon, 18th November

Results

Women

Pos Name Club Cat Pos Time
1 HOLT, Michelle Sunderland Harriers 18:31
29 LAYTON, Roz 21:40
38 DAVIS, Susan 22:07
43 DUPLESSIS, Danelle 22:20
56 YOUNG, Jan 22:57
61 NATHAN, Jane 23:09
63 LAMB, Liz 23:23
66 PEARSON, Sue 23:34
69 ROWELL, Wendy 23:44
75 HUTCHINSON, Suzanne 28:20

75 finishers.

Men

Pos Name Club Cat Pos Time
1 TEATE, Andrew Gateshead Harriers 29:17
122 REEVES, Tom 36:31
133 DAVIS, Geoff 36:52
142 BENNETT, Mike 37:12
149 WESSON, Keith 37:23
185 ROBERTS, Shaun 38:22
195 HEPPELL, Nigel 38:47

274 finishers.

Women's League

Pos Club Points
1 Sunderland Harriers 25
2 Chester-le-Street 42
3 Heaton 44
4 Tynedale 49
5 Wallsend 59
6 Gateshead 68
7 Sunderland Strollers 75
8 Claremont 81
9 Blaydon 93
10 North Shields Poly 97
11 Elvet Striders 110
12 Alnwick 156
13 Jarrow and Hebburn 159
14 Durham City Harriers 191
15 Saltwell 202

After ONE race.

Men League, Division 2

Pos Club Points
1 Morpeth 39
2 Heaton 106
3 Low Fell 143
4 North Shields Poly 190
5 Blyth 208
6 Saltwell 217
7 Claremont 255
8 Jarrow & H 321
9 Elvet Striders 324
10 Houghton 366
11 Derwentside 368

After ONE race.

Brampton to Carlisle 10M, 17th November

Shaun Roberts

Heavy rain had been forecast for this one, so it was a relief to get to the start with it not yet raining, and though there was a westerly breze, it wasn't too bad. Yet again the first mile-marker seemed to come around very quickly, but later someone with a GPS confirmed that it was in fact a mile - amazing. The gently-undulating course wasn't at all bad, at least until the boring stretch on the pavement alongside the A-road, which I always find drags a bit. Good to get to the top of the final hill above the Sands Centre for a last sprint down to the finish.

Mike had a very good run, and I was pleased enough with mine, finishing in front of Tom, who had a bit of an off day - though as it turned out, that meant he had lots left in the tank for the Blaydon Harrier League (take a look). Danelle lead the ladies home, and everyone else finishing seemed to have had a good one. Special thanks to Andy for organising the bus, and to Barrie for doing the honours on the day, and figuring out that the hotel were trying to overcharge us by three meals!

Results

Pos Name Club Cat Pos Time
1 Michael Morris Morpeth Harriers 00:53:01
15 Hayley Haining Kilbarchan AAC L 1 00:54:31
127 Mike Bennett V50 15 1:05:08
189 Shaun Roberts V50 23 1:07:38
247 Thomas Reeves V40 39 1:09:37
412 Danelle DuPlessis 1:18:43
435 Barrie Evans V60 19 1:20:12
445 Andrew Thompson 1:20:49
466 Philip Owen V40 71 1:21:48
559 Alan Purvis V65 11 1:30:18
587 Jim Nicholson V60 26 1:36:14
592 Margaret Thompson L55 7 1:37:48
598 Emma Thompson L 156 1:40:18
599 Jackie Smith L65 3 1:40:43
603 Mike Hall V75 1 1:42:15

613 finishers

Town Moor 10K, 11th November

Dave Robson

A cold, sunny day with quite a strong wind which was hard to battle against on the exposed areas of the moor. This can be a very fast two lap course, but the wind made this very difficult today (going to the Striders Christmas party last night also probably didn't help!) Phil, Ann and I raced.

Results

Pos Name Club Cat Pos Time
1 Peter Newton Claremont RR 33:17
15 Helen Lawrence Wirral AC L 1 36:30
276 Dave Robson V55 19 50:06
340 Philip Dodd 55:36
369 Ann Rush L45 8 1:01:26

385 finishers

Gibside Trail Race, 4th November

Results

Pos Name Club Cat Pos Time
1 Stewart Bell Chester-Le-Street & Dist AC V40 1 38:32
35 Kim Simpson Gateshead H & AC L 1 45:23
64 Michael Bennett V50 5 48:53
76 Thomas Reeves V40 27 49:47
127 Graham Daglish V50 17 52:32
156 John Hutchinson V50 21 54:03
231 Danelle Du-Plessis L 45 58:10
250 Dave Robson V50 39 58:54
263 Stephanie Barlow L 57 59:36
268 Jan Young L55 2 59:51
271 Jane Nathan L35 25 1:00:00
275 Frank Coffield V60 8 1:00:04
286 Liz Lamb 1:01:16
287 Jean Bradley L 68 1:01:17
298 Andrew Thompson 1:01:50
304 Wendy Rowell L55 5 1:02:14
349 Mike Elliott 1:06:48
356 Alan Purvis 1:07:18
364 Julie Mitchelson L35 38 1:08:03
376 Margaret Thompson L55 7 1:10:27
379 Mary Coffield L45 22 1:10:46
399 Jackie Smith L65 3 1:16:01
401 Ann Rush L 128 1:16:15
404 Emma Thompson L 131 1:18:27

408 finishers

Derwentwater 10, Keswick, 4th November

Results

Pos Name Club Cat Pos Time
1 HEPPLES, Stephen Loftus A.C. Senior Male 52:09
16 ROBINSON, Rebecca Kendal A.C. Senior Female 1 57:33
393 EVANS, Barrie Male 60 to 64 1:26:03
435 FARNSWORTH, Christine Female 55 to 59 94 1:30:54

530 finishers

Ullswater Trail Race, 3rd November

Dave Robson

A great day ! Lovely course, beautiful scenery and a great atmosphere. Got up at 6.00 and left soon after 6.30 and got there about 8.15 - way too early. There was a steamer to the start and I saw the 9.00 Challenge and the 10.00 one off - I was on the 11.00. Some people, including Phil, finished the Challenge before we had boarded the 11.00 steamer, so I was able to get a good description of the route. We started as soon as we were off the boat and I was running with a rucksack - we were told to carry trousers, kagool, hat and gloves in case we fell over and needed help - the weather was fairly mild. The course was very undulating and the up bits often too steep to run and I can't see how I could have run the course much faster - it was very rocky and there was a difficult section where the rocks were covered with leaves. If you have not done any of these trail races, I strongly recommend them, they are great.

Results

Pos Name Club Cat Pos Time
1 COX, Martin Bristol & West AC 49:02
135 ROBSON, Dave Vet 50 1:21:34
* OWEN, Philip Fetcheveryone Vet 40 1:24:20

291 finishers in trail race
* Phil ran in the Challenge, no positions recorded.