Race Reports January to March 2008

Newcastle 7 mile - 30/03/08

Twenty harriers travelled to Newcastle to tackle this hard 7 miler, with weather conditions good, there were no excuses, although there was some complaining, especially the hill between one and three miles.First home for the Harriers was Paul Douglas in a time of 44-09 2nd M55, with Mark Bentley and Pete Sarson the other Harriers to break 50 minutes. Other good runs came from Chris Skellern 53-57 1st M40 and Lucy Earnshaw 54-00.
20th Paul Douglas 44-09 2nd M55 .......................131ST Mike Jones 54-24
51st Mark Bentley 48-38 .....................................134th Ralph Wedlock 54-40
63rd Pete Sarson 49-37 ....................... ...............144th Dave Cowley 55-49
73rd Steve Turner 50-07 ....................... .............154th Karen Davies 57-01
87th Bernard Wilkes 51-12 ..................................159th Tony Baker 57-28
98th John Leese 52-18 ....................... .................185th Lew Badger 60-18
108th Chris Skellern 52-57 .................................. 206th Rebecca Bostock 64-37
116th Rob Simpson 53-22 .................................... 220th John Hateley 68-28
127th Lucy Earnshaw 54-00 ................................. 227th Gillian Cauldwell 70-58
130th Graham Williams 54-24 ..............................230th Judith Colman 71-29
237 finished.

53rd Pete Hodgetts Handicap - 23/03/08

See Club Challenges page for a history of Handicap races.

Stafford Half - 16/03/08
The weather relented, so on a cool morning, with a bit of a breeze, 61 Harriers toed the line in the centre of Stafford to tackle this fairly hard course around Stafford. With nearly 1300 runners the start was very crowded, but for runners that are new to running, it meant they couldn't go off to fast.
Chris Hollinshead enjoyed a good run, finishing in 2nd place, only one second off his personal best, but getting a PB since joining Stafford Harriers. Next two Harriers were Mike Saint-Dunn and Tom Hobbins both getting PB'S , next was Paul Douglas finishing as 2nd M55.
Other good runs came from, Michael Down PB, Keith Skelton PB, Mark Cooper first half, Sereca Atherton 3rd L35, and all the others who gained PB's or completed their first half marathon, Some very impressive runs, hope they carry on running and so improving, and in turn enjoy their running.

 

2nd Chris Hollinshead 1-12-06 PB .......511th Vicky Lowndes 1-45-29
33rd Mike Saint-Dunn 1-21-35 PB ......519th Ralph Wedlock 1-44-30
37th Tom Hobbins 1-22-16 PB ...........542nd Sara Mountford 1-45-33 FH
43rd Paul Douglas 1-23-28 2nd M55 ...584th George Singh 1-48-45
88th Michael Down 1-27-52 PB ..........597th Dave Cowley 1-48-40
115th Keith Skelton 1-29-24 PB ..........625th John Greatholder 1-49-48
118th Mark Cooper 1-29-10 FH ..........631st Lydia Atkins 1-49-42
126th Malcolm Mountford 1-30-13 ......643rd Sara Houlton 1-49-50 FH
173rd Gary Hemming 1-32-28 ............692nd Karl Tyson 1-52-14
181st Mark Williams 1-32-40 .............700th Lew Badger 1-52-45
183rd Brian Denham 1-32-45 .............710th Clair Stokes 1-53-25 FH
184th Mark Bentley 1-32-53 ...............740th Tony Baker 1-54-12
195th Mick French 1-33-14 ................774th Bill Whitworth 1-55-25
204th George Fox 1-33-39 .................839th Lynn Geoghegan 1-57-16
231st Sereca Atherton 1-34-35 3rd L35.... 859th Karen Murray 1-58-49 FH
233rd Steve Turner 1-34-32.................... 885th Karen D Murray 1-59-00 PB
242nd Ruth Umerah 1-34-58 ...................888th David Trevor 2-00-10 PB
266th Eddie Smith 1-36-08 .....................967th Carla Avery-Poppit 2-02-47 FH
269th Ian Spencer 1-36-15...................... 982nd Sally Burns 2-04-30 FH
327th Bernard Wilkes 1-38-42 ................1012th Joanne Carson 2-07-02 FH
330th Keith Faint 1-39-03 ......................1023rd Sarah Johnson 2-07-44 FH
332nd Tim Hough 1-37-35 ....................1030th Rebecca Bostock 2-07-55
352nd Dave Preece 1-39-44 ...................1047th Tracy Kenny 2-08-43 FH
375th Chris Skellern 1-40-36 .................1067th Paul Wilson 2-09-32
391st John Leese 1-41-19 ......................1102nd Gillian Cauldwell 2-12-53
399th Mike Jones 1-41-33 ......................1110th Amie Mahal 2-13-10 FH
417th Helen Parry 1-42-22 PB ................1161st Judith Colman 2-19-10
441st Allen Aukim 1-42-43 ....................1166th John Hateley 2-19-03
454th Dean Geoghegan 1-43-27 PB .........1207th Josie Jones 2-26-45 FH
456th Emma Greensill 1-43-52 FH ..........1244th Sara Broome 2-40-20
497th Robert Proctor 1-43-53 ...............................................................1281 finished.
PB = Personal best, FH = First Half.

Fradley 10k - 09/03/08

Two Harriers sneaked off to Fridley near Lichfield to do a 10K instead of the Stafford 20. They were Dave Marsden finishing in 84th 42-51 6th M50, and Neil Oldfield 221st 49-21. 527 finished.

Stafford 20 - 09/03/08
Twenty-six Harriers took part in this year’s Stafford 20, in typical bright’n’breezy conditions. (There was always the threat of rain but it never materialised). First home for the Harriers in fine style was Chris Hollinshead, taking the Silver Medal in the M40 categoryof the Staffordshire Championships. Paul Douglas won the Gold Medal in the M55 category, whilst Bernard Wilkes did likewise in the M50 category. Meanwhile, newcomer Mike Saint-Dunn made his presence felt with an excellent PB time of 2:14:50. Nathaniel Williamsof North York Moors won the race in 1:52:39, whilst Ruth Watchorn-Rice of Cheadle RC was ladies winner in 2:17:15.

 

Position  Name              Time
                           
4th      Chris Hollinshead  02:00:20
25th     Paul Douglas       02:12:14
34th     Mike Saint-Dunn    02:14:50
104th    Ian Spencer        02:32:08
108th    Brian Denham       02:32:25
110th    Mark Bentley       02:32:39
111th    Gary Hemming       02:32:49
116th    Bernard Wilkes     02:33:38
140th    Mark Thompson      02:38:27
141st    Eddie Smith        02:38:46
163rd    Dave Preece        02:42:43
169th    Keith Faint        02:43:10
182nd    Tim Hough          02:47:12
189th    Mick Jones         02:48:16
196th    Rob Simpson        02:49:40
199th    Rob Proctor        02:50:15
206th    Ralph Wedlock      02:52:04
207th    Karen Davies       02:52:18
230th    George Singh       02:56:57
231st    Steve Woodcock     02:57:04
240th    Sara Mountford     02:59:33
242nd    Graham Williams    03:00:27
245th    Claire Stokes      03:02:05
275th    Tony Baker         03:12:03
302nd    Karen D Murray     03:24:19
334th    Judith Colman Time 03:55:15

 

 

Cloud Nine Hill Race - 02/03/08

Three Harriers travelled up to Congleton, to run this tough race, which takes you all the way up the big hill called the Cloud. Tom Hobbins had a very good run to finish in 26th in a time of 1-05-05, with two ladies doing well with Sue Johnson in 174th in a time of 1-26-39 and Lydia Atkins in 206th 1-34-09, 240 finished.

Action Heart 5mile - 24/02/08

Three Harriers travelled to the Black Country, to run this popular 5 miler, with Chris Skellern in 171st in a time of 38-21 and was 1st L45, with Paul Ivanavicius 393rd 44-42 and John Hateley 580th 57-15. 740 finished.

Ennstone 7mile - 17/02/08

Two Harries travelled to Telford, with Sara Houlton finishing in 93rd in a time of 54-35, and John Hateley 179th 68-47, 194 finished.

Alsager 5mls - 1st NSRRA event - 1st Club road challenge event - 03/02/08

A good turnout of Harriers as usual, with Paul Douglas just ahead of Mike Saint-Dunn. Good runs from Karen D Murray 42-51 and Sally Burns 43-47, both getting personal bests. 157th Paul Douglas 31-02 4th M55 515TH Karen Davies 39-12 13th L40175TH Mike Saint-Dunn 31-33 536th Sara Houlton 39-31 96th open254th Ian Spencer 33-28 27th M45 589TH Lew Badger 40-35 21st M60279TH Dave Marsden 34-20 12th M50 597th George Singh 40-45 10th M65283rd Mark Bentley 34-24 30th M45 687th Karen D Murray 42-51 17th L45 PB327th Steve Turner 35-19 36th M45 702nd Natalie Mountford 43-22 156 open331st Eddie Smith 35-22 13th M55 720th Bill Whitworth 43-34 13th M65378th Mark Thompson 36-15 45th M45 729th Sally Burns 43-47 169th open PB393rd John Leese 36-39 13th M60 826th Rebecca Bostock 48-17 36th L35 395th Bernard Wilkes 36-42 30th M50 892nd Judith Colman 48-51 15th L55407th Chris Skellern 36-53 5th L45 904th Frank Grant 49-19 17th M65420th Rob Simpson 35-55th M40 923RD John Hateley 50-11 3ed8th M60444th Vicky Lowndes 37-46 10th L40 1002nd Sara Broome 60-39 60th L40493rd Graham Williams 38-44 19th M60 1010 Finished.24th Men's open team, 13th Men's Vets team, 8th Ladies open team, 3rd Ladies Vet Team

Stourbridge Stagger - 03/02/08

Four Harriers travelled to Stourbridge, to run this mostly off road race, with Tom Hobbins in 17th place having a good run in a time of 1-10-04, with Keith Skelton 70th 1-19-42, Brian Langston 208th 1-32-52 and Jane Bisiker 254th 1-38-19. 384 finished. A word of caution, as with a lot of races in this area, they don't have entries on the day.

Four Villages Half, Cheshire - 20/01/08

On a good day for running, eleven Harriers tackled this very popular race, with Pete Sarson first home for the club, in a time of 1-26-49 2nd M60, with Michael Saint-Dunn the only other harrier to break 90 minutes.

Harriers placings were:

Pete Sarson set a new Club Age Group best time.

Trig Points Race - Cannock Chase - 15/01/08

Around 160 brave and hardy runners set out from Brocton on Cannock Chase on a wet and cold Sunday morning to take on the Cannock Chase Trig Points Race. Competitors had to find their way around the Chase and be checked off at several different points as they ran the 15 or so miles. Navigation was left up to each individual runner, but they had to visit the check points in the correct order before crossing the finish line back at Brocton. Harriers placings:

VSHL Limp Wrist 5ml - 01/01/08

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