LONDON MARATHON

"If you want to win something, run 100 meters.
If you want to experience something, run a marathon."

Emil Zatopek, 1952 Olympic marathon winner.

 

 

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"Running a Marathon is not twice as hard as running a Half Marathon, it's four times as hard"

 

CJ de Mooi, Egghead, TV personality and 3.10 marathon runner.

London Marathon 2017

23 April 2017

 

Results so far.

 

Place overall place gender place category name runner no category half finish
2114 2028 1172 Phil Hilsdon 32638 18-39 01:22:23 03:01:53
2944 2785 208 Ian Wood 27677 50-54 01:33:24 03:09:16
4105 3771 344 Michael Dobson 26010 50-54 01:36:22 03:17:01
5409 622 123 Michelle Fox 26916 40-44 01:40:25 03:25:31
5693 5007 2386 Ryan Nokes 31641 18-39 01:42:51 03:27:12
14203 3474 1863 Natalie Godfrey 26786 18-39 01:55:31 04:03:50
17233 12683   Ed Smith 26965   02:01:58 04:16:52
29332 9819 1732 Julie Petrek 41876 40-44 02:30:26 05:07:23
29382 9845 1738 Rachel Marsden 22966 40-44 02:24:18 05:07:41
35424 22408 10970 David Kumar 51430 18-39 02:37:55 05:51:32

London Marathon 2017

 

At the committee meeting on Tuesday 6th December the draw was made for the club places in the London Marathon.

 

 

Heather Bennett
Ruth Edwards
Rachel Marsden

 

Reserves


1st Frank Evans
2nd Richard Davies  
3rd Karen Murray
4th Alan Jones

 

 

London Marathon 2017 Club ballot

 

We have been allocated 3 places for next year's race.

The draw will take place during December 6th committee meeting. First 3 to get places and 4 reserves to be drawn but all names will be drawn to ensure fairness & transparency.

Usual rules on eligibility apply are on within the London Marathon page of our website.

Physical Rejection slips (no photocopies) to be given to any committee
member, please put your email address on the rear.

email rejection slips to be forwarded to info@staffordharriers.co.uk    Please ensure you include your name.

In either case by 29th November 2016.

Good luck

 

The rules for eligiblity are as follows.

 

1. You must have entered the London Marathon 2017 ballot and have a rejection slip. (No photocopies)

2. You must have been a fully paid up 1st claim member of the Harriers for 12 months. (From date of Marathon)

3. You must have run races as a Harrier or helped out at Harriers races on at least 6 occasions in the last 12 months.

4. If your name was drawn from the ballot last year you are not eligible to enter the draw this year.

 

Names of people in the draw for 2017

If you have handed in paper versions please can you email info@staffordharriers.co.uk so that we can check your document has arrived.

 

 

Craig Baxter

Heather Bennett

Shelley Burns

Georgina Coggins

Kev Darby

Richard Davies

Ruth Edwards
Chris Elsey

Frank Evans

Alan Griffin

Spencer Holland

Alan Jones
Rachael Marsden

Richard Rea

Charlotte Ward

Bill Whitworth

 

 

London Marathon

24th April 2016

 

Report Chris Elsley

 

23 Harriers were among the 39,000 who took to the streets of London for the famous London Marathon.

 

Phil Hilsdon (2.47.03) was the only one to dip under the three hour mark and finished a superb 648th place.

 

Mark Bridgwood (3.04.56), Andrew Locke (3.09.44) and Ian Wood (3.17.32) came inside the 200 minute barrier.

 

Name Time  
Phil Hilsdon 2.47.03 648th place
Mark Bridgwood 3.04.56  
Andrew Locke 3.09.44  
Ian Wood 3.17.32  
Kevin Darby 3.29.50  
Mark Orchard 3.35.25  
John Greatholder 3.57.47  
Jane Bisiker 4.04.29  
Debbie McDermott 4.05.15  
Alan Jones 4.07.55  
Liz Simcox 4.08.07  
Mark Bentley 4.21.12  
Angela Brookes 4.23.27  
Ed Smith 4.32.25  
Tina Darby 4.45.51  
Sarah Johnson 4.46.45  
Dave Cook 4.47.01  
Rachel Darbey 4.47.58  
Wendy Sears 4.50.34  
Sally Liggins 4.50.48  
Martin Moore 4.58.00  
Angela Charlesworth 5.59.40  
Annabel Evans 6.27.28  

 

London Marathon 2016

 

At the committee meeting on Tuesday 3rd November the draw was made for the club places in the London Marathon. This year the London Marathon Company has cut the number of places available to club runners and so this year we only have three instead of the four we have had in the past.

 

The names drawn out, in order were.

 

Mark Bentley

Rachel Darbey

Liz Simcox

 

The first four reserves were 

 

Wiliam Gray

Julie Noakes

Frank Evans

Paul Higginson

 

 

London Marathon Trip 2016

 

 

London Marathon Saturday 23rd April 2016
Join The County Staff Club and Happy Days Coaches for our London Marathon Runners & Supporters Weekend.

Cost = £104.00 per person in a twin/double room single supplement - £15.00 and children under 12 sharing with two adults £42-00, children under 16 sharing with 2 adults £66-00. The price includes all coach travel, dinner, bed & breakfast at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Brentwood including use of leisure facilities at the hotel.

 

Additional information. Booking form below:-

 

London Marathon 2016.pdf
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London Marathon 2015

Place overall Name Runner no Category HALF FINISH  
905 Ryan Nokes 30443 18-39 01:26:12 02:51:48  
1486 Matthew Woodman 1203 18-39 01:27:58 02:57:47  
1616 Phil Hilson 22114 18-39 01:23:32 02:58:36  
3046 Ian wood 31762 50-54 01:33:21 03:10:51  
3273 Michael Dobson 31272 50-54 01:33:32 03:12:29  
3295 Kevin Darby 21919 40-44 01:30:57 03:12:36  
3831 Ian Hodkinson 8023 40-44 01:34:51 03:16:05  
3933 Steve Copnall 42022 18-39 01:30:55 03:16:57  
4468 John Gomersall 22083 40-44 01:38:14 03:20:48  
13972 Chris Elsley 22050 45-49 01:50:16 03:59:55  
14727 Chris Owen 28329 40-44 01:58:33 04:02:54  
16140 Shelley Burns 5052 18-39 01:54:19 04:08:53  
19444 Karen Davies 28810 50-54 01:56:59 04:21:35  
22410 Richard Davies 1499 40-44 02:08:55 04:32:24  
23408 Graham Williams 29071 70+ 02:14:42 04:36:27  
27858 Tina Darby 46754 50-54 02:21:18 04:56:00  
28449 Ruth Edwards 2048 55-59 02:21:18 04:58:45  
30645 Rachel Marsden 4982 40-44 02:21:17 05:12:17  
34963 Holly Wright 41627 18-39 02:34:25 05:54:01  
35826 Nikki Calladine 35951 18-39 02:49:56 06:09:52  
35827 Maria Davies 46750 40-44 02:49:57 06:09:52  
36061 Frank Evans 7606 70+ 02:54:27 06:16:11  

LONDON MARATHON 2015 BALLOT

 

 

The rules for eligiblity are as follows.

 

1. You must have entered the London Marathon 2015 ballot and have a rejection slip. (No photocopies)

2. You must have been a fully paid up 1st claim member of the Harriers for 12 months. (From date of Marathon)

3. You must have run races as a Harrier or helped out at Harriers races on at least 6 occasions in the last 12 months.

4. If your name was drawn from the ballot last year you are not eligible to enter the draw this year.

 

 

LONDON MARATHON 2011

 

Here is a list of the Harriers who are running in the 2011 London Marathon. If your name is not on it then let me know as we want as many people as possible watching out for your yellow vests on the tele. We have 16 so far. Anyone else?

 

Steve Babb

Mark Bentley

Dave Chittem

Frank Evans

Mike Jones

Chris Hollinshead

Sally Gray

Karen D Murray

Chris Owen

Lisa Percox

Dave Preece

Kim Preece

Rob Proctor

Liz Stanyer

Kirsty Sephenson

Bernard Wilkes

Bill Whitworth

 

To see how they got on and read a report with photos go to the Race reports page. HERE

THE LONDON MARATHON IN 2010

Fairly humid conditions provided an extra challenge for the runners competing in 2010 and a few of our contingent suffered disappointing runs for other reasons: But well done to everyone who

finished, particularly Chris Hollinshead who bettered his 2009 time by more than 6 minutes.

 

London 2009

Of particular note in the performances were:
Tom Hobbins, who knocked 14mins off his previous PB with a superlative effort that landed him in the St Johns Ambulance tent for a while at the end of the race,
and Mark Bentley who achieved a “Good for Age” time that gives him a guaranteed entry for 2010.

Race Day Checklist

Race day is approaching rapidly so you need to have a checklist of things to think of and take with you on the day:

 

  1. Make sure your travel arrangements and travel has been booked in advance, it saves last minute panic's.
  2. Kit - prepare your race day kit in advance (see check list below), never wear new kit or shoes on the day, it may look good but if you get blisters it will hurt a lot in the latter stages.
  3. Eat well, plenty of carbohydrates in the last 3 days and drink lots of water, have a good pasta meal early on Saturday evening and just a light breakfast 2/3 hours before the start.
  4. Get a massage during the week before the race if you can.
  5. Do not panic if you missed some training last minute cramming does not work.
  6. Avoid alcohol in the last week, plenty of time to celebrate after the race.
  7. Rehearse your race mentally, be positive and confident.
  8. Get to the start nice and early.
  9. Use the loo's early and avoid an unpleasant delay.
  10. Drink a little at each water/sports drink station.
  11. Warm up lightly, jog for 15 mins or so to get your muscles warmed up.
  12. Find your start place early, wear an old T.shirt that you can throw away once you get started, there is nothing worse than being freezing cold before you start.
  13. Don't go too fast in the first few miles, it is far better to be slightly slower in the early stages than to be infront of your target plan.
  14. Make use of all aid stations on route, if your vest is chaffing get vaseline from the St Johns helpers it will make life more comfortable.
  15. Enjoy the experience - not many people will ever have the guts to do what your doing - be proud.
  16. When you start to get tired focus on the reason for doing this and think of the money you will have raised - enjoy the crowd and soon you'll see that finishing line!
  17. After the race take a carbo snack or sandwich as soon as possible it will really start to aid recovery.
  18. If post race massage is available be sure to use it as it helps recovery.
  19. Try to collect your sponsorship monies as quickly as possible, show your medal to your sponsors and be proud of a wonderful achievement.

Kit checklist for race day

• tracksuit
• hat and gloves
• sweatshirt
• umbrella
• vest or t-shirt
• vaseline
• pants & shorts
• number and pins
• socks
• waterproofs
• race shoes
• directions
• dry socks for after race
• money for phone OR mobile phone, to give everyone the good news when you've finished
• towel
• shampoo
• food
• plasters
• kitbag