Race Reports July to September 2011

 

 

HINSTOCK 10K - Multi terrain

 25/9/11

 

This was a race which i wasn't really looking forward to after a semi disastrous run a litchfield 10k.on friday had a tiring run on the chase then did 65+mile cycle t ride on saturday so woke up with very tired legs.race started in the centre of hinstock and made its way across the the local football pitch,which didn't please every one especially the footballers as they had to postpone kickoff for a few minutes.for the next 2 miles it went back onto roads which were mainly downhill ,next 3 miles was mainly offroad on either farm tracks,footpaths or field boundaries. the rain the night before had softened the ground just nicely and also the roads were still damp,which helped as my off road trainers are so grippy on dry roads. at about 5 miles it went back to roads ,where i started chatting to junior who was very tired,(so was i) and we helped each other and at the finished he definfently did nor respect his elders and sprinted the last 50m. i finished in a very respectable time of 41.36(2nd best 10k time) and 11th overall(highest race placing) so the moral of this tale is to race with tired legs

 

 

chris owen



 

 

WARRINTON HALF MARATHON

18/9/11

 

 

I entered this race as I needed a Half in my training for Chester Marathon.

The weather was dry with a slight breeze which made it perfect race conditions.

The course started and finished in Victoria Park with a race track finish into the stadium. The course itself was undulating and was mostly uphill for the first half with a slight down hill finish. The race was on the road and through the park.

I was the only Harrier running as far as i know. I finished in 80th place overall and 6th lady in a PB of 1hr 30 :41.

1339 runners finished the course.The race winner was Daniel Cliffe in 1hr 09:44 and the 1st lady was Louise Blizzard from Belgrave Harriers in 1 hr 22:27.

 

 Kirsty Stephenson

 



GREAT NORTH RUN

18/9/11

 

Here are the results for Stafford Harriers from the Great North Run yesterday.I started in Zone B so was through the start line in 2 minutes. The weather to start with was fine, ideal for running.The course is mainly flat with a slight hill to tackle from mile 11 to 12. As usual the crowds were fantastic with their support, with people cheering the entire 13 miles. The rain poured down from mile 11 to the finish. I was well pleased with my time beating my PB on this course by 1 second, and last year’s time by 14 minutes.

 

Tim Hough



 

Pos

 

 

2846

Tim Hough

1-40-22

6191

Rob Eley

1-49-16

13526

Wayne Vaughan

2-01-33

20640

Jo Carson

2-14-06

24599

Alison Kelly

2-21-51



 

 

NOTTINGHAM MARATHON

11/9/11

 

Quite a warm day in Nottingham for the marathon which is a figure of eight course, unlike Wolverhampton this is a totally different second lap which took in the national water sports centre (very windy running around there)! Rain was forecast but luckily stayed away until the end. I completed the marathon in 3 hrs 58.04 (pb) and came in 504th   out of 1405 finishers. I couldn’t see any other Harriers on the results for either the full or the half.

 

Dave Cook.



 

GOODRICH 10K

 Sunday 11th September

 

On a dry but windy day Chris Hollinshead competed in the Goodrich 10km race,

which also doubled up as the Midland Masters Championships. After the

mountains of Leek and the undulations of Hexham, Chris was hoping for a flat

course and got his wish for the first one and a half miles! He was then

confronted with another climb for around one and a half miles into a head

wind. Having survived this it was downhill all the way and Chris finished

6th overall in a time of 34.31 minutes and became Midland Masters M45

Champion.

 

 



 

 

HELL RUNNER HELL UP NORTH

 

 

Sunday 11th September Marie Claire, Amelie and I went to Delamere Forest as Marie Claire had entered me into the Hell runner Hell up north. This is marketed as a 10-12 mile trail race with some tough mud. I had an idea that this could get messy but I was in for a shock. We arrived nice and early and went down to the start area, there were plenty of runners in fancy dress and someone carrying an ironing board on his back (I said to Marie-Claire "If he beats me I am never running again"). So I left my support team to go to the start. At the start the announcer stated that spectators could go to "the hills of hell" or "the bogs of doom", Nice!.

 

So we set off and my plan to run nice and steady sort of backfired when I found myself leading but feeling like I wasn't pushing it (Have I mis judged this). Anyway it was a very pleasant trail race for a while, twisting and turning with the occasional mud thrown in, lost a couple of places but still having fun. But then came the kicker. A massive bog that I had to cross. I went down the edge, slow progress was made and so went for the middle, that is when I tried to maker a leap for it, went waist deep and then ended up with mud in my face and hair. I managed to get out and tried to get the legs going again. Managed to keep going and then had to negotiate the "hills of hell". Basically run up and down the same hill zig zag fashion 4 or 5 times. Lots of fun when caked in mud.

 

Carry on for a further 2 or 3 miles and nearly home to finish off in "the bogs of doom". I think they call it a bog cos it smells awful. It was a bog of doom and it was longer, deeper and smellier than the 1st. I managed to pick up a rubber duck for a spot prize and was getting sick of the sight of mud. So having negotiated this it was then onto the finish. Another place was lost in the bog but I didn't care, I just wanted to finish. I came home in 1hr 26 mins and 4th place. A quick wash off under the only hose pipe available and then off to the pub to feed the family and have pint. A fun race overall and might take the challenge of the race on Cannock Chase in March for some more mud therapy.

 

Russ Barron



LICHFIELD 10K

11/9/11


Forty One Harriers made the trip over to Lichfield for this years 10K race and the latest race in the Harriers Challenge. It was a very pleasant day except for the wind blowing down the finishing straight.

First home for the Harriers and continuing his good form in the senior ranks was our junior Nathan Sabin finishing 20th (38-18) in a very strong field. Chris Skellern was our first lady home in 95th place (44-12) and she won the L45 prize. Not bad considering it was her second win in two days and third race in four days.

 

Here are all the places and times for Harriers. Please note that the times and places are chip times as it is a Challenge race.

 

20

Nathan Sabin

38-18

 

55

Mark Bridgwood

41-24

 

66

Paul Bosson

42-18

 

72

Graham Young

42-52

 

89

Neil Martin

43-57

 

95

Chris Skellern

44-12

1st L45

117

Steve Cooper

44-59

 

124

Michelle Fox

45-09

 

125

Mark Bentley

45-12

 

152

Chris Owen

46-33

 

157

Martin Moore

46-31

 

173

Steve Turner

47-18

 

185

Mark White

47-46

 

191

Eddie Smith

47-56

 

213

Esther Hughes

48-40

 

233

Dave Mantle

49-13

 

244

Jeff Martin

49-38

 

252

Ralph Wedlock

49-56

 

283

Liz Stanyer

50-54

 

298

John Greatholder

51-27

 

326

Jane Bisiker

52-26

 

329

Brian Langston

52-31

 

350

Karen Sabin

53-03

 

364

Michael Jones

53-26

 

392

Tracey Kenny

54-10

 

404

Karen Murray

54-28

 

424

Amy Yeomans

54-55

 

437

Sandra Smith

55-13

 

465

Tony Baker

56-08

 

479

Bill Whitworth

56-31

 

493

Sarah Johnson

56-57

 

510

Kevin Ball

57-18

 

522

Shaun Holt

57-41

 

525

Joanne Carson

57-46

 

538

Sally Liggins

58-06

 

575

Simon Stanyer

59-08

 

630

Allison Kelly

61-08

 

695

Kellie Lee

64-01

 

747

Amanda Pearce

68-24

 

780

Kirsten Fowlie

73-14

 

 



 

 

 

 

IPSTONES 5 MILE

8/9/11

Just eight Harriers made the trip up to Ipstones for this annual 5 mile jaunt.  Chris Skellern being the 1st home.

 

34

Chris Skellern

37-15

1 st L45

51

Tracey Gee

39-46

3 rd L40

52

Eddie Smith

40-07

 

56

James Thorpe

40-34

 

61

Roy Clay

41-31

 

77

Karen Murray

46-28

 

85

Karen D Murray

48-34

1 st L50

94

Judith Colman

58-17

 

 



67th PETE HODGETTS HANDICAP, 8-9-11.


Report from Mike Jones, your handicapper.
On a good night for running, 48 turned out, a record, well done to Kirsty winning the sixty seventh Handicap, from Steve Cooper by over a minute, but notice that Kirsty handicap has gone up by over four minutes, nearly everybody handicap has gone up, because the slowest time has gone by over half a minute, next handicap is Sunday December 18th.

 

Place /Name time old handicap net   new handicap No races
1st Kirsty Stephenson 39-36 12-15 27-21 PB 16-30 2
2nd Mark White 39-59 11-00 29-59 1st 14-00 1
3rd Steve Cooper 40-46 12-30 28-16 PB 15-15 4
4th Jenny Addison 41-19 11-10 30-09 PB 13-00 23
5th Esther Hughes 41-26 10-30 30-56 PB 11-45 5
6th Joe Atherton 41-33 15-15 26-18   16-15 12
7th Keith Skelton 41-37 16-15 25-22   17-15 5
8th Liz Stanyer 41-50 10-45 31-05   11-00 7
9th Sara Broome 42-04 2-00 40-04   4-00 17
10th Simon Stanyer 42-05 6-30 36-35   6-45 5
11th Tom Exton 42-06 14-45 27-21 PB 15-45 2
12th Rob Foster 42-12 10-45 31-27 1st 12-30 1
13th Nathan Sabin 42-13 19-00 23-13   20-15 11
14th Ian Talbot 42-17 17-45 24-32   18-45 4
15th Ian Hodkinson 42-21 12-15 30-06 1st 13-45 1
16th Jeff Martin 42-22 12-15 30-07 PB 13-00 3
17th Matt Woodman 42-23 20-00 22-23 1st 21-30 1
18th Sandra Smith 42-28 7-30 34-58 1st 9-00 1
19th Neil Martin 42-30 14-30 28-00 1st 16-00 1
20th Dave Payling 42-33 12-30 30-03 1st 13-45 1
21st Mike Jones 42-37 8-45 33-52   9-30

67

22nd Graham Williams 42-41 8-45 33-56   10-00 23
23rd Chris Skellern 42-44 15-15 27-39   16-15

67

24th Ralph Wedlock 42-45 12-15 30-30 1st 13-30 1
25th Lauren Gee 42-51 8-45 34-06 1st 9-45 1
26th Tracey Gee 42-53 14-15 28-28   15-15 24
27th Julie Addison 42-56 13-00 29-56   13-30 15
28th Eddie Smith 43-01 13-45 29-16   14-30 60
29th John Greatholder 43-08 11-00 33-08   11-15 6
30th Ruth Umerah 43-11 14-30 28-41   15-00 3
31st Karen Murray 43-13 8-15 34-58   9-00 4
32nd Richard Hawkins 43-14 10-45 32-29 1st 11-30 1
33rd Lisa Percox 43-17 9-30 33-47   10-00 2
34th BrianLangston 43-20 9-45 33-35   10-15 33
35th Jane Bisiker 43-21 10-45 32-36   11-15 22
36th Bill Whitworth 43-25 5-00 38-25   5-30 16
37th Mark Bentley 43-30 15-30 28-00   16-15 35
38th Mark Bridgwood 43-42 17-45 25-57 1st 18-15 1
39th Colin Mitchell 44-02 11-45 32-17   11-30 11
40th Sally Liggins 44-06 7-30 36-36   7-45 6
41st Jim Smith 44-07 11-00 33-07 1st 10-45 1
42nd Les Smith 44-17 7-30 36-47 1st 7-00 1
43rd Kirsten Fowlie 44-24 zero 44-24   zero 2
44th Shaun Holt 44-49 10-15 34-34   10-15 3
45th Nigel Addison 44-58 12-30 32-28   12-45 31
46th Karen D Murray 45-05 9-30 35-25   9-00 7
47th Allan Price 45-11 14-30 30-41   13-15 1
48th Rob Eley 45-20 15-00 30-20   15-15 6

 

 

Offa’s Dyke Challenge

 Report from Stuart Fowlie

 

The Offa’s Dyke Challenge is one of 8 events organised by Trailblaze recently set up around the country taking runners along National Trust Trails. This particular challenge is to get from Prestatyn to Knighton (98 miles) with climb’s that total some 17000 plus feet and a time limit of 36 hours.

 

So with the weeks of training behind me and plenty of praying to the weather gods, we arrived at the Beach in Prestatyn. Looking in-land just a mile away the first climb of the Challenge was very visible, some 600 feet up the side of the cliffs with check point 1 just over the top.

 

0630 am and I was off slow and steady and in no time at all I was into the first climb, no rhythm in my running gained yet but I reached CP1 my lungs felt as if they were already bursting. I did stop and take in the view and boy was it worth it. The Great Orme looked resplendent and you could also just see Snowdon. Enough of a rest it was time to get down to it and head further in land. Check point 2 came and went lost count of the stiles crossed already and Check point 3 was in my sights. However on route to CP3 I managed to get savaged by a dog, bloody “Jack Russell” little S$£#, man’s best friend not runners.

 

So the first 12 miles were completed food and fluids topped up and I was off to hit the real hills. First up was Moel-y-Parc at 1000ft then Moel Arthur at 1400ft and finally the highest climb of the whole run Moel Famau at 1830ft and eventually down to check point 4. A late lunch was taken here, a doggy bag of spag bols from my support team who had spent there lunch time in the pub, cheers team. Off again this time trying to beat the weather and get further down the trail. So back up on to the ridge where visibility suddenly dropped to about 20 feet, running in the clouds maybe a great read, but you don’t half get wet. 30 miles in to the race the trail drops down to the village of Llandegla and check point 5, I was only the second runner to reach this point. Soaked to the skin, a complete change of clothes was required and it was my turn to visit the Pub for rehydration and carb loading.

 

Dusk was soon upon us, the weather not helping, but I was warm and dry again and so I left my support crew drying kit out in the cab of the van I head off through Llandegla forest heading to Worlds End and along the Eglwyseg Mountain where I started to come across green eyed monsters. Sheep in the day light are one thing but in the dark!!!!! Check point 6 in the bag (60km) and off down into Llangollen. The final Hare retired here, leaving the tortoise from Stafford to plod on into the lead. Feet still in good order, no blisters and the walk run strategy working well. If only it would just stop raining!!!

 

Trefonen and check point 7 was only 24km away and I would be over half way and it was all down hill from there? Coming out of Llangollen navigation across the fields started to become a bit of an issue but I made it to Chirk Castle only to find a Bull in the field S$£#. I had to take the alternative route round which wasn’t that well marked, but it got me where I wanted to go. As more up’s and down’s came and went things started to become harder to do. Navigation across the fields, visibility and the weather, plus fatigue were starting to take affect. Within shouting distance of CP7 I seemed to go round in a circle. I eventually checked in 20 hours 32 minutes and 52 miles from the start. It was at this point I gave myself a check over and took the decision it would be wise to call it a day and safer, how things change in such a short space of time. So sadly I retired from the Challenge. Disappointed at not going further and already planning a return next year I got my head down for a few hours, before returning home. I would also like to say that without the help of my support team I couldn’t have done what I did, thank you team. Sorry I didn’t finish.





 

 

 

WOLVERHAMPTON MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON

4/9/11

 

Report from Dave Payling

 

Just 4 Harriers made the not so long journey to Wolverhampton for the combined half and full marathon for an early start. The race also included a half marathon relay and 19.4K cycle race. Competitors in all three running events ran the same course and started together with the full marathon runners taking on a slightly modified second lap. There was a good field with 318 finishing the full marathon and 901 people completing the half marathon. The course definitely has PB opportunites with a gentle downhill and flat first 2 thirds and a few not too steep climbs when returning back to Wolverhapmton. The weather was about right, the sun poked through occasionally but it was mostly overcast with a gentle breeze. The marathon was won in 2:41:36 by Dominic Croft of the Woodstock Harriers and the half marathon in 1:09:09 by Ross Jones of the Tipton Harriers. Chris Owen of Stafford Harriers had a very good finishing position and time in the full marathon and the complete full and half marathon Harrier times are given below.
Marathon
PosTime
46Chris Owen3:19:53
Half Marathon
PosTime
192Dave Cook1:42:34
196Dave Payling1:42:44
688John Hateley2:16:19

and from Chris Owen,

 

people say ,wolverhampton marathon boring! but it has got a few things going for it
 a 1/3 of the price of many city marathons say brighton,guaranteed entry unlike london and local it might not be out in the country side with nice long windy roads but set in a urban landscape with many twists and turns ,around numerous housing estates and rat runs.this is one reason why i like it as you can't see far in front the miles seam shorter.the race didn't start to well,within 20 yds a bottle bounced of my belt and 0.5m later 2 gels also slipped,but the pace was to quick to stop and retrieve.with it being a half and full marathon combined it's quite hard not to treat it as a half ,so at half distance my time was 1hr32 and knew i was going to suffer later on.managed to keep this pace until 18m where a slight uphill caught me(this incline catches me every time even on the first lap) and i started to suffer,at 20m reckoned on 3hr30 Finnish,24m stopped and walked at last water station,at just over 25m had a bit of shock craig taylor from newcastle came past(up to this point i knew i was group leader) kept pace with him for about .5m but legs said sorry ,had a quick look behind and saw no one so eased the pace of ,byebye extra point.finished in 3hrs19m53s .(nead to sort out my fuel and hydration for snowden marathon)
was only harrier on the full but 3 did the half
dave cook 1.42.34
dave payling 1.42.44
john hateley 2.16.19
 
chris owen



NATIONAL VETS 10 MILE ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hexham Northumbria.4/9/11

 

After last weeks gold medal in the Vets Half Marathon Championships at Leek Chris Hollinshead tried his luck with the National 10 mile Road Championships this week. Still suffering from the hills of Leek he managed to grab the silver medal in 57-30. This race also had a hill near the end so Leek was good training. Still waiting for the full results but apparently the race was won by a Kenyan athelete in 49 mins.



 

 

 

BLACKPOOL HALF MARATHON

4/9/11 Report from Steve Vaughan

 

 

I signed up for this race as part of my build up for Chester Marathon next month to give me an idea of my current fitness. After a cool day and rain on the Saturday I was hoping for the same conditions for the race. However it turned out to be a very warm day and not ideal conditions for a half marathon. The race started and finished on the middle walkway outside the Hilton and headed North towards Cleveleys and returning South along the lower walkway to the North Pier, then back along the middle walkway. A 2 lap course, that as you can imagine was very boring. Despite this, a fast course. I had a great race and managed to finish 2nd in a PB of 1.19.01. 409 runners finshed the race.


The race winner was Duncan Anderson in 1.16.15 and the Ladies race was won by Hayley Kuter of Salford Harriers in 1.19.56 and she was 3rd overall


 

 

LITTLE ASTON 5 Miles

 4/9/11

 

 

Two Harriers did this flat 5 mile course through the almost traffic free country lanes of Little Aston  which is close to Sutton Coldfield and Aldridge.. It was organised by Sutton Coldfield Athletics club.  It was a small scale run going centred around the school grounds and the local recreation ground. It was very close to my (Tony’s) house  so we were able to amble through the woods and over the golf course to gte there.

Looking around at the start we were up against runners from Sutton ,Aldridge, Wrekin Road Runners, Telford and “SE Fitness”. In total thee were about 100 or so runners of all abilities. I (Tony ) was the butt of many quips from my other club Aldridge about the fact I was wearing my Stafford vest , “trip him up” one said (jokingly of course ) I said don’t worry , you lot will be  ahead of me anyway.

 We set off down Forge Lane , the kids in the fun run sped past the main group , turning at 1 mile  coming back towards us to finish their two mile dash . The scenery was nice taking in the old “forge” over Footherley brook before doing a circuit of country lanes around Stonnall and Shenstone before heading back towards the school to finish. The weather was great for running, it had rained earlier but was now drying out.

 I(Tony) had  gone off too fast (too fast for me anyway !)and was trying to keep up with a colleague from Aldridge  before slowing up rapidly towards  the finish line in ( time ) . I said a few choice words when I realised I couldn’t pull the ever increasing gap back. 

The memento was a towel which came in very useful.

The race was a very local one, well marshalled with a water station at 2.5.miles . This race is  a good idea if anyone wants a PB for a 5 miler. Its very flat save for some very slight inclines . I would recommend it as a lighter more scenic option to the Wolves half /full.

Tony Baker

 

And from Ralph

 

As Tony has said,  it was a good course, mainly flat with a few small inclines                   ( hardly noticeable ) 

The weather was semi overcast, ideal for running.  The first runner in was Dave Mansbridge of Telford A.C  with a time of 27:17. 

First Lady was Lynne Cox of Tipton Harriers in 6th place with a time of 29:05.

I was first Harrier in.  I never thought I would see the day.  It has finally happened.

Overall a good event and well worth a visit.

 

Ralph Wedlock  39:41

Tony Baker        43:55

 

Ralph Wedlock



 

 

 

LEEK HALF MARATHON

Sunday 21/8/11

 

More runners than usual took part in this tough Half Marathon as it was the National Veterans Half Marathon Championships. They certainly picked a tough one. Chris Hollinshead has an aversion to hills that is well documented so it is to his credit that he took on the course and finished as National Champion. Chris Skellern who will run anything, anywhere, (as long as  not a marathon) again showed her good form by finishing in Bronze Medal place in the Ladies Championships.

 

Harriers times and positions are below.

Pos

Time
 
5th Chris Hollinshead 1-19-48 1st V45
132nd Mark Bentley 1-44-46  
136th Chris Skellern 1-44-58 3rd L45
231st Ralph Wedlock 1-57-50  
280th John Greatholder 2-05-06  
298th Karen Murray 2-09-14  
313rd Tom Rogers 2-12-55  
360th Denise Rogers 2-39-40  
366th Judith Colman 2-52-37  

 

Race the Train Quarry Challenge 10K

Saturday 20/8/11


As I am still trying to get fit I did the 10K rather than the 14 miler which was

in the afternoon. The start was changed as the local farmer had ploughed  one of

the fields. The weather was fine although it poured down for the later race. For

those people who have done the main race this was the last 10K of the course.

Starting in a field we had a small section of road before going straight up a

hill which the majority including myself ultimately walked, after a short flat

section we queued at a steep decline. This was followed by several bogs and

various sharp inclines and descents and then the sheep track which was on a

steep camber. During this time the train passed us which I did not see as I was

concentrating on keeping upright. The last two miles was on flat fields and

roads, the first mile took 14.5 minutes and the last 8.50. My time was 1.04.54

which was a PW but I was happy to finish. The winner was Daryl Barnaby of

Fairwater Runners in 39.28.

 First lady was Sarah Bolger unattached in 46.53. To beat the train you had to

beat 53.58. In the afternoon Sue and I boarded the train to watch the main race.

We had a great weekend stopping at the Penhelig Arms with Pete Burns and his

friends and also Jane Bisiker/ Vicky Lowndes and their families. Apart from the

14 miler and 10K there is also a 5 miler and also a childrens fun run. Having

done a run you can then go crabbing off Aberdovey Pier.

Graham Williams

 



 

 

 

The Clyde to Alexandra 10km Road Race

 Otago, South Island, New Zealand

report from Joe Connolly

 

Two former Harriers turned out in the middle of winter where the water goes down the plug-hole the wrong way in Central Otago, New Zealand.

The race was the Otago County Championships and attracted a field of two hundred runners and almost 100 walkers. There were junior races from 2km and the walkers started an hour before the runners thankfully although looking at the racewalker’s times, they move pretty quickly. The race started at the far side of Clyde dam with a decent, chilly wind behind everyone at the start. 3km of downhill along the side of the river Clutha and a fairly level course along the side of the local highways brought runners into Alexandra on a long, straight finish. The fastest walker was a lass in a class of her own, completing 10km in 51 minutes whilst our ex-Harriers completed the course in 39:32 for Pete Sarson and Joe Connolly 41:33. There were five men inside 32 minutes and the first lady finisher was in 36 minutes. The weather was beautiful, a bright, spring-like day with not a sign of the Antarctic blasts that were to hit a week later. Pete and Joe hope to catch up again later in the year.  



Pete in his new club vest with Joe before the start.

 

STAFFS KNOT 5 MILER

 

Stafford Harriers turner out in force for the Clubs own race on Cannock Chase. Now fewer than 58 Harriers completed the couse. There was some success to as the Men's team won the team trophy for the first time since 1993. The ladies team finished in second spot.

 

There were individual success as well as Chris Hollinshead was 1st V40 and the ladies Kirsty Stephenson, Cris Skellern and Tracey Gee all won the age group prizes.

 

Here are the results of the Harriers runners



2

Matt Woodman

27-26

 

3

Chris Hollinshead

27-33

1st V40

9

Steve Vaughan

28-49

 

21

Nathan Sabin

30-00

 

45

Dave Clarke

32-32

 

60

George Mafu

33-28

 

85

Kirsty Stephenson

35-09

1st L35

88

Chris Skellern

35-18

1st L45

94

Mark Bentley

35-30

 

106

Tracey Gee

36-08

1st L40

114

Dave Cook

36-37

 

116

Tom Exton

36-40

 

118

Chris Owen

36-45

 

121

Dave Payling

36-52

 

128

Eddie Smith

37-15

 

131

Mark Oliver

37-29

 

132

James Thorpe

37-30

 

135

Alan Derry

37-36

 

142

Sara Houlton

37-51

 

152

Robin Eley

38-28

 

166

Roy Clay

39-19

 

168

Sam Evans

39-33

 

178

Liz Stanyer

40-08

 

181

Emma Hurcombe

40-13

2nd L45

189

Colin Mitchell

40-45

 

190

Esther Hughes

40-51

 

205

John Greatholder

41-53

 

213

Amanda Clay

42-35

 

216

Amy Yeomans

42-42

 

217

Lisa Percox

42-48

 

223

Karen D Murray

43-28

 

227

Karen Murray

43-53

 

235

Graham Williams

44-05

 

241

Karen Sabin

45-06

 

245

Tony Baker

45-49

 

255

Amy Wilshaw

46-23

 

271

Dave Banner

47-31

 

273

Sally Burns

47-33

 

282

Amanda Pearce

47-57

 

283

Simon Stanyer

48-08

 

297

Tony Tomkins

50-01

 

302

Allison Kelly

50-28

 

303

Sue Down

50-30

 

305

Jo Oliver

51-35

 

306

Maria Banner

51-39

 

310

Holly Buckles

52-32

 

314

Frank Grant

54-45

 

318

Andrew Carter

55-11

 

320

Judith Colman

55-20

 

324

Sandra Elcock

56-43

 

325

Becky Humphries

57-08

 

326

Di Humphries

57-08

 

327

Louise Notley

57-28

 

332

Val Stuart

60-15

 

333

Ellen Law

61-13

 

334

Michelle Buckley

65-25

 

335

Clair Taylor

65-25

 

336

Pearl Anderson

65-29

 



INDIAN QUEENS HALF MARATHON

Newquay Cornwall 7/8/11

Report from Tim Hough

 

I competed in the 29th Indian queens 1\2 marathon on a warm sunny day. There were 550 runners making up the field. The course is mainly off road on a gravel track with some long steep hills along the way. Not many spectators for support, so a fairly boring run. I was going well for the 1st 10 miles then slowed right down for the last 3 miles. This was my first 1\2 marathon since Stafford in March and I was struggling towards the end. I finished in 1hr 51mins so not too disappointed but it was 11 minutes slower that I did in last years race. A decent medal for all finishers.



 

 

 

MEERBROOK 15K

 

No report yet but here are the Harriers times.

 

64       Chris Owen M40 (013/034) Stafford Harriers   01:09:12  
65 133 058   Rob Kedian M (025/056) Manchester YMCA Harriers 04.37/07.26 01:09:21  
66 16 059   Stuart Day M40 (014/034) North Staffs RR Ass'n 04.39/07.29 01:09:47 N278
67 232 060   Nick Gould M45 (010/029) Buxton & District AC 04.40/07.31 01:10:01  
68 156 061   Duane Daugherty M50 (006/021) Unattached 04.40/07.31 01:10:06  
69 261 062   Philip Dawson M55 (005/016) Congleton Harriers 04.41/07.32 01:10:10  
70 100 063   John Green M45 (011/029) Staffs Moorlands AC 04.41/07.32 01:10:13 N137
71 22 064   John Corbett M60 (003/014) Unattached 04.41/07.33 01:10:19  
72       Mark Bentley M45 (012/029) Stafford Harriers   01:10:25  
73 211 066   Mick Beardmore M60 (004/014) Cheadle RC 04.43/07.35 01:10:39 N130
74 278 067   Martin Hayward M (026/056) Staffs Moorlands AC 04.43/07.35 01:10:41  
75 200 068   Simon Alcock M40 (015/034) Uttoxeter Road Runners 04.43/07.35 01:10:44  
76 73 069   Anthony Hayhoe M45 (013/029) North Staffs RR Ass'n 04.43/07.36 01:10:46 N277
77 48 070   Geoff Astley M45 (014/029) Uttoxeter Road Runners 04.44/07.36 01:10:53  
78 250 071   Alex McCormick M45 (015/029) Congleton Harriers 04.44/07.37 01:10:56  
79 285 072   Frank Caci M55 (006/016) Unattached 04.44/07.37 01:10:56  
80       Chris Skellern F45 (003/019) Stafford Harriers   01:11:05  
81 275 073   Gary Payne M (027/056) Trentham Running Club 04.45/07.38 01:11:09 N2
82 259 074   Gary Jones M40 (016/034) Michelin AC 04.45/07.38 01:11:10 N553
83 197 075   Jon Bale M45 (016/029) Wilmslow RC 04.45/07.38 01:11:12  
84 248   009 Christine Geraghey F45 (004/019) Wilmslow RC 04.45/07.39 01:11:17  
85 223 076   Neil Corby M45 (017/029) Cheadle RC 04.46/07.40 01:11:28 N335
86 95 077   Stan Winterton M65 (001/006) Trentham Running Club 04.46/07.41 01:11:33 N595
87 284 078   Adrian Northcott M40 (017/034) Staffs Moorlands AC 04.47/07.42 01:11:46  
88 182 079   Patrick Grannan M60 (005/014) Wilmslow RC 04.47/07.42 01:11:50  
89 120 080   Chris Hall M (028/056) Unattached 04.49/07.44 01:12:09  
90 37 081   Craig Taylor M (029/056) Newcastle (Staffs) AC 04.49/07.45 01:12:15 N66
91 191 082   David Murphy M (030/056) Vale Royal AC 04.49/07.46 01:12:20  
92 185 083   Ken Bloor M50 (007/021) Trentham Running Club 04.49/07.46 01:12:22 N562
93 207 084   Geoff Gilbert M55 (007/016) Wilmslow RC 04.50/07.47 01:12:31  
94 225   010 Ruth Goreham F40 (002/017) Staffs Moorlands AC 04.50/07.47 01:12:37  
95 110 085   Rob Cumming R M45 (018/029) South Cheshire Harriers 04.51/07.49 01:12:48 N8
96       Joseph Atherton M (031/056) Stafford Harriers   01:13:02  
97 20 087   David Haines M40 (018/034) Vale Royal AC 04.53/07.51 01:13:10  
98 157 088   Lee Jones M40 (019/034) Trentham Running Club 04.55/07.54 01:13:39 N62
99 136 089   Mark Griffiths M (032/056) Manchester YMCA Harriers 04.55/07.55 01:13:43  
100 70   011 Janine Ellis F40 (003/017) Wilmslow RC 04.55/07.55 01:13:45  
101 75 090   Matthew Harper M (033/056) Unattached 04.56/07.56 01:14:00  
102 45 091   Neil Ridgeway M45 (019/029) South Cheshire Harriers 04.56/07.57 01:14:06 N78
103 286 092   Toby Miller M (034/056) Boalloy Running Club 04.56/07.57 01:14:07  
104 181 093   Daniel Harle M (035/056) Macclesfield Harriers 04.57/07.58 01:14:13  
105 265 094   Peter Richardson M (036/056) Unattached 04.57/07.58 01:14:14  
106 144   012 Sally Kenny F35 (001/006) Cheadle RC 04.57/07.58 01:14:17 N243
107 231 095   Charlie Rowlands M40 (020/034) South Cheshire Harriers 04.57/07.58 01:14:18 N43
108 234 096   Ben Blain M40 (021/034) Unattached 04.58/07.59 01:14:24  
109 228   013 Charmaine Wood F (005/018) Congleton Harriers 04.58/08.00 01:14:35  
110 189 097   Andrew Dodd M (037/056) Wilmslow RC 04.59/08.01 01:14:40  
111       Neil Martin M40 (022/034) Stafford Harriers   01:14:43  
112 236   014 Sarah Taylor F40 (004/017) Michelin AC 05.01/08.04 01:15:08  
113 148 099   John Wood M50 (008/021) Michelin AC 05.01/08.05 01:15:16 N95
114 103 100   Alan Lewis M70 (001/006) Trentham Running Club 05.02/08.05 01:15:25 N563
115 14 101   Grahame Cope M40 (023/034) Uttoxeter Road Runners 05.02/08.06 01:15:34 N400
116 125   015 Debbie Hill F50 (001/009) Congleton Harriers 05.03/08.07 01:15:39  
117 138 102   Geoff Cotterill M55 (008/016) Manchester YMCA Harriers 05.04/08.09 01:15:58  
118 134 103   Stephen Synons M45 (020/029) Manchester YMCA Harriers 05.04/08.09 01:15:59  
119 203   016 Angela Maziere F50 (002/009) Wilmslow RC 05.04/08.09 01:16:02  
120 238 104   Alan Burt M50 (009/021) Chase Harriers 05.05/08.10 01:16:10 N75
121 122 105   Stephen Burrowes M45 (021/029) Trentham Running Club 05.06/08.13 01:16:34  
122 55 106   Gary Miles M40 (024/034) Unattached 05.06/08.13 01:16:35  
123 47   017 Joanne Edwards F45 (005/019) Vale Royal AC 05.06/08.13 01:16:37  
124 154 107   Photis Kanellis M40 (025/034) Unattached 05.07/08.14 01:16:40  
125       Eddie Smtih M55 (009/016) Stafford Harriers   01:16:45  
126 279 109   Tom Osborn M (038/056) Unattached 05.07/08.14 01:16:49  
127       Tracey Gee F40 (005/017) Stafford Harriers   01:16:51  
128 28 110   Michael Horton M60 (006/014) North Staffs RR Ass'n 05.08/08.15 01:16:53 N21
129 116 111   Steve Smith M40 (026/034) Vale Royal AC 05.08/08.15 01:16:57  
130 188 112   Owen Ashcroft M (039/056) Wilmslow RC 05.08/08.16 01:17:05  
131 139 113   Jon Paramor M55 (010/016) Manchester YMCA Harriers 05.09/08.17 01:17:14  
132 273 114   Dave Pickstock M (040/056) Trentham Running Club 05.09/08.17 01:17:17  
133 54 115   James Gowin M (041/056) Wilmslow RC 05.10/08.18 01:17:24  
134 198 116   Adrian Reeves Jones M40 (027/034) Cheadle RC 05.10/08.19 01:17:30  
135 143 117   Anthony Dickens M50 (010/021) Unattached 05.10/08.19 01:17:34  
136 180 118   Ian Ashcroft M65 (002/006) Wilmslow RC 05.11/08.20 01:17:41  
137 24 119   Paul Clutterbank M40 (028/034) Vale Royal AC 05.11/08.20 01:17:43  
138 135 120   Mike O'Brien M50 (011/021) Manchester YMCA Harriers 05.12/08.22 01:18:00  
139 126   019 Steph Goodchild F45 (006/019) Manchester YMCA Harriers 05.12/08.23 01:18:06  
140 96 121   Brian Mackey M65 (003/006) Uttoxeter Road Runners 05.13/08.23 01:18:09 N461
141 86 122   Sean Wileman M45 (022/029) Ivanhoe Runners 05.13/08.24 01:18:18  
142 140 123   Ian Allen M45 (023/029) North Staffs RR Ass'n 05.18/08.31 01:19:27 N131
143       James Thorpe M (042/056) Stafford Harriers   01:19:30  
144 274 125   Justin Clarkson M40 (029/034) Unattached 05.18/08.32 01:19:31  
145 90   020 Jennifer Day F35 (002/006) Unattached 05.18/08.32 01:19:32  
146 269   021 Katie North F (006/018) Unattached 05.19/08.33 01:19:46  
147 177 126   Charles Larsson M40 (030/034) Newcastle (Staffs) AC 05.19/08.34 01:19:47 N315
148 179 127   Rob Pearce M (043/056) Belper Harriers 05.19/08.34 01:19:49  
149 72   022 Gillian Russon F40 (006/017) Cannock & Stafford AC 05.19/08.34 01:19:52 N151
150 76   023 Dot Fellows F65 (001/004) Cannock & Stafford AC 05.20/08.35 01:19:57 N179
151 218 128   Bill Stevenson M45 (024/029) Michelin AC 05.20/08.35 01:20:01 N183
152 33 129   Adrian Lees M40 (031/034) North Staffs RR Ass'n 05.21/08.36 01:20:08 N79
153 195 130   Matt Culverwall M (044/056) Staffs Moorlands AC 05.21/08.36 01:20:10  
154 129   024 Claudia HammondPrice F (007/018) Manchester YMCA Harriers 05.21/08.37 01:20:20  
155 172 131   Chris Cannon M55 (011/016) Wilmslow RC 05.23/08.39 01:20:40  
156 25 132   John Dunn M60 (007/014) North Staffs RR Ass'n 05.23/08.40 01:20:44 N214
157 30 133   David Taylor M60 (008/014) Congleton Harriers 05.23/08.40 01:20:48  
158 264   025 Jude Newham F40 (007/017) Unattached 05.25/08.42 01:21:09  
159 233   026 Annie Lomas F40 (008/017) Congleton Harriers 05.25/08.42 01:21:09  
160 44 134   Alex Wilson M (045/056) North Staffs RR Ass'n 05.25/08.43 01:21:15 N366
161 102 135   Johnathon Pierce M60 (009/014) Telford Harriers 05.26/08.45 01:21:34 N310
162 260 136   John Holmes M55 (012/016) North Staffs RR Ass'n 05.26/08.45 01:21:36 N495
163 119 137   Frank Sheply M55 (013/016) Stone Master Marathoners 05.27/08.46 01:21:42 N42
164 230 138   Gareth Trimble M (046/056) Wilmslow RC 05.27/08.47 01:21:51  
165 208 139   Clive Baggaley M65 (004/006) Uttoxeter Road Runners 05.28/08.47 01:21:54 N373
166 158 140   James Morrison M (047/056) Charnwood AC 05.28/08.48 01:21:58  
167 65   027 Val Kinvig F45 (007/019) Vale Royal AC 05.28/08.48 01:22:03  
168 118   028 Lynne Sheply F55 (001/003) Stone Master Marathoners 05.29/08.49 01:22:08 N165
169 121 141   Gerry Calvert M70 (002/006) Trentham Running Club 05.29/08.50 01:22:17 N459
170       Ralph Wedlock M50 (012/021) Stafford Harriers   01:22:18  
171 92 143   Richard Benson M55 (014/016) Congleton Harriers 05.30/08.51 01:22:31 N439
172 239 144   Frank Murphy M (048/056) City of Stoke 05.30/08.51 01:22:33  
173 174 145   Colin Rutland M50 (013/021) Unattached 05.30/08.52 01:22:35  
174 155 146   David Stewart M45 (025/029) Unattached 05.30/08.52 01:22:37  
175 39   029 Nicola Lomas F35 (003/006) Newcastle (Staffs) AC 05.32/08.54 01:22:57  
176 23   030 Sharon Willis F40 (009/017) Potters Trotters 05.32/08.55 01:23:07 N291
177 270 147   Jeremy Brookes M (049/056) Boalloy Running Club 05.33/08.56 01:23:18  
178       Ester Hughes F35 (004/006) Stafford Harriers   01:23:23  
179 56   032 Carolyn Hirons F45 (008/019) Wilmslow RC 05.34/08.57 01:23:29  
180 53   033 Catoriona Marshall F40 (010/017) Wilmslow RC 05.34/08.58 01:23:35  
181 26   034 Ann Williams F45 (009/019) North Staffs RR Ass'n 05.34/08.58 01:23:36 N186
182 114   035 Jodie Rock F (008/018) Unattached 05.36/09.00 01:23:56  
183       John Greatholder M60 (010/014) Stafford Harriers   01:24:03  
184 10   036 Lorna Ford F40 (011/017) Uttoxeter Road Runners 05.37/09.02 01:24:10  
185 237 149   Richard Clark M45 (026/029) Unattached 05.37/09.02 01:24:15  
186 113 150   Andrew Hunt M (050/056) Unattached 05.37/09.03 01:24:17  
187 89 151   Gerald Davies M70 (003/006) Stone Master Marathoners 05.37/09.03 01:24:20 N268
188 31 152   Graham McLachlan M (051/056) Michelin AC 05.38/09.04 01:24:28 N359
189 268 153   Brent Greenway M (052/056) Buxton & District AC 05.38/09.04 01:24:33  
190 282   037 Huma Rahman F40 (012/017) Wilmslow RC 05.39/09.06 01:24:45  
191 164   038 Kath Sanderson F (009/018) Unattached 05.39/09.06 01:24:46  
192 142   039 Liz Clutton F55 (002/003) Cheadle RC 05.40/09.06 01:24:53 N390
193 130   040 Hannah Brierley F (010/018) Manchester YMCA Harriers 05.40/09.07 01:24:56  
194 112   041 Vicky Hewitt F (011/018) Unattached 05.40/09.07 01:24:59  
195 97   042 Belinda Riley F50 (003/009) Newcastle (Staffs) AC 05.41/09.10 01:25:22 N138
196 106 154   Colin Pheasant M55 (015/016) Chase Harriers 05.44/09.14 01:26:03 N382
197 176   043 Val McLintosh F50 (004/009) Birchfield Harriers 05.45/09.15 01:26:11  
198 247   044 Soraya Mason F45 (010/019) Wilmslow RC 05.46/09.16 01:26:25  
199 98 155   Tim Nixon M50 (014/021) Unattached 05.46/09.16 01:26:26  
200 229   045 Joanne Pickin F40 (013/017) Potters Trotters 05.46/09.17 01:26:34  
201       Jeff Martin M50 (015/021) Stafford Harriers   01:27:10  
202 109   046 Karen Midgley F45 (011/019) Unattached 05.49/09.21 01:27:13  
203 166   047 Janet Snow F50 (005/009) Vale Royal AC 05.49/09.22 01:27:19  
204 82 157   David Baker M55 (016/016) Staffs Moorlands AC 05.51/09.26 01:27:52  
205 94 158   David Reid M50 (016/021) Chester Triathlon Club 05.53/09.28 01:28:16  
206 5 159   Simon Copock M50 (017/021) Unattached 05.53/09.29 01:28:21  
207 8 160   Ryan Atherton M (053/056) Unattached 05.53/09.29 01:28:22  
208 159   048 Susan Baker F50 (006/009) Cheadle RC 05.54/09.29 01:28:25 N206
209 193 161   Keith Goss M60 (011/014) Uttoxeter Road Runners 05.54/09.30 01:28:30 N336
210 215 162   Trevor Goodwin M75 (001/001) Trentham Running Club 05.55/09.31 01:28:43 N380
211       Tom Rogers M45 (027/029) Stafford Harriers   01:29:09  
212 147   049 Linda Fernough F45 (012/019) North Staffs RR Ass'n 05.58/09.37 01:29:37 N305
213 15   050 Rita Banks F65 (002/004) Stone Master Marathoners 06.00/09.39 01:29:54 N222
214 46 164   Tony Hails M50 (018/021) Unattached 06.00/09.39 01:30:01  
215 171   051 Heather North F45 (013/019) Charnwood AC 06.00/09.40 01:30:05  
216 115   052 Danille Price F (012/018) Potters Trotters 06.01/09.41 01:30:20  
217 149   053 Rachel McLintosh F (013/018) Unattached 06.03/09.44 01:30:43  
218 151 165   Raymond Connor M45 (028/029) Unattached 06.03/09.45 01:30:50  
219 131   054 Nathalie Van Hernert F (014/018) Manchester YMCA Harriers 06.03/09.45 01:30:51  
220       Karen Murray F45 (014/019) Stafford Harriers   01:31:03  
221 202   056 Sarah Miles F (015/018) Wilmslow RC 06.05/09.47 01:31:08  
222 184   057 Linda Dale F45 (015/019) Staffs Moorlands AC 06.05/09.48 01:31:20  
223       Karen D Murray F50 (007/009) Stafford Harriers   01:31:39  
224 141 166   Barrie Clutton M60 (012/014) Cheadle RC 06.08/09.52 01:31:56  
225 262 167   Pete Doyle M50 (019/021) Congleton Harriers 06.09/09.54 01:32:12 N547
226 18 168   Peter Lymer M50 (020/021) Droitwich AC 06.10/09.56 01:32:32  
227 280 169   Malcolm Rushton M60 (013/014) Trentham Running Club 06.12/09.58 01:32:56 N475
228 222   059 Pamela McEntee F45 (016/019) Unattached 06.13/10.00 01:33:11  
229 78 170   Colin Wynne M60 (014/014) South Cheshire Harriers 06.14/10.01 01:33:24 N333
230 213   060 Isabel Syred F40 (014/017) Cheadle RC 06.14/10.02 01:33:29  
231 210   061 Laura Hall F (016/018) Norton Canes RC 06.15/10.04 01:33:48  
232       Michael Jones M65 (005/006) Stafford Harriers   01:33:58  
233       William Whitworth M70 (004/006) Stafford Harriers   01:34:17  
234 196 173   Darren Taylor M45 (029/029) Chase Harriers 06.17/10.07 01:34:17 N484
235 66   062 Emma Porter F (017/018) Unattached 06.18/10.08 01:34:29  
236 146   063 Gina Weatherall F65 (003/004) North Staffs RR Ass'n 06.18/10.09 01:34:32 N80
237 168   064 Gail Hill F35 (005/006) Wilmslow RC 06.20/10.12 01:35:01  
238 190 174   David Smith M40 (032/034) Unattached 06.20/10.12 01:35:03  
239 21   065 Joyce Edwards F60 (001/002) Stone Master Marathoners 06.23/10.16 01:35:39 N124
240 34   066 Tracy Hughes F35 (006/006) Uttoxeter Road Runners 06.25/10.19 01:36:12  
241 165 175   Craig Sanderson M (054/056) Unattached 06.27/10.23 01:36:44  
242       Tony Baker M50 (021/021) Stafford Harriers   01:36:53  
243 266 177   Dominic Heslop M (055/056) Unattached 06.29/10.26 01:37:12  
244 226   067 Bobbie Hickman F40 (015/017) Potters Trotters 06.29/10.26 01:37:17 N218
245 153   068 Janet Evans F40 (016/017) South Cheshire Harriers 06.30/10.27 01:37:25 N100
246 17   069 Sue Davies F45 (017/019) South Cheshire Harriers 06.40/10.43 01:39:56 N140
247 186 178   Chad Simpson M (056/056) Unattached 06.40/10.44 01:39:59  
248 199 179   Edward Taylor M65 (006/006) Rugeley Runners 06.48/10.56 01:41:53  
249 243   070 Bridget McCourt F40 (017/017) Michelin AC 06.52/11.03 01:43:00  
250 178   071 Lorraine Clarke F45 (018/019) Mow Cop Runners 06.53/11.04 01:43:08  
251 63 180   Andrew Cotton M40 (033/034) Muller Running Club 06.56/11.09 01:43:56  
252 137   072 Kate Farrell F65 (004/004) Manchester YMCA Harriers 07.06/11.25 01:46:27  
253       Frank Grant M70 (005/006) Stafford Harriers   01:46:35  
254       Denise Rogers F45 (019/019) Stafford Harriers   01:48:07  
255 227   074 Liz Stevenson F50 (008/009) Potters Trotters 07.14/11.38 01:48:25 N229
256       Michael Moore M70 (006/006) Stafford Harriers   01:50:52  
257       Judith Coleman F55 (003/003) Stafford Harriers   01:51:09  



DEREHAM 5K

 

 

What an eventful week for Chris Hollinshead and Emma Hurcombe, getting engaged and competing in two  5km  races! On Sunday 24th July while on holiday in Norfolk Chris and Emma undertook the inaugural Dereham 5km road race.The race was part of the clubs 25th year anniversary and the route  was two flat laps of a closed off  town centre. Chris finished 4th (three seconds off third) with a time of 16.52 minutes and Emma was 18th (26th female) in a new personal best time of 25.18 minutes.

 

Three days later it was back to business with the West Bromwich Harriers 5km (Wednesday 27th) within the grounds of Aston University sports ground. The race was run completely on grass (distant memories of cross country came flooding back!) and was a thorougly enjoyable event. Chris finished 2nd in 17.31minutes and Emma 41st (first W35) in 25.18 minutes.

 





CHEADLE 4
17/7/11
 
Although short a challenging 4 mile race with, yes you guessed it, a hill.  Well done to all Harriers who took part, results below
 
Nathan Sabin - 24.40 (17th overall)
Chris Skellern - 27.42
Mark Bentley - 28.08
Tom Exton    - 28.27
Tracey Gee    - 29.29
Ed Smith        - 29.51
James Thorpe - 30.23
Shaun Holt     - 33.50
Karen Murray  - 35.04
Karen D Murray - 35.32
Karen Sabin       - 35.45
Judith Coleman  - 42.52



 

 
JCB 5 MILER and Fun Run
14/7/11
 
Great to see our junior section compete in this 2.2 mile fun run - well done to all who took part :-
 
 
Tom Sabin - 12.48 (2nd overall)
Elisha Walker - 13.59 (8th overall)
Hannah Talbot - 14.29 (12th overall)
Joe Smith - 14.48 (15th overall)
 
 
 
The JCB 5 miler with those, yes here we go again, hills, twice,  with Nathan Sabin leading the Harriers home with a time of 29.27 (13th overall).
Well done to all took part :-
 
 
Nathan Sabin - 29.27
Mark Bridgwood - 32.11
Ian Talbot - 33.01
Chris Owen - 34.37
Mark Bentley - 34.53
Richard Caley - 34.53
Chris Skellern - 35.28
Robert Proctor - 35.58
Tracey Gee - 36.20
Ed Smith - 37.40
Tim Hough - 38.10
Martin Moore - 39.14
Ben Nash - 39.14
Craig Baxter - 39.39
Mark Oliver - 40.09
Steve Babb - 40.12
Bill Chidlow - 40.33
Keith Faint - 41.04
Brian Langston - 43.00
Karen Murrary - 44.09
Karen D Murray - 44.41
Karen Sabin - 44.47
Sandra Smith - 46.43
Joanne Oliver - 51.22
Judith Coleman - 54.33
Frank Grant - 55.02



 

TRENTHAM TEN

 

17/7/11

 

A good turn out and some great results for the Harriers at this years Trentham Ten. In second place in the race behind Ben Gamble was Harrier Matt Woodman in 57-38. Steve Vaughan also had a great run finishing in 8th place in 60-22.

 Our ladies also did us proud finishing as 1st Ladies team with Kirsty Stephenson 3rd lady overall, Chris Skellern 1st L 45 and Tracey Gee 1st L40.

 

Here are the Harriers times.

2nd Matt Woodman 57-38  
8th Steve Vaughan 60-22  
34th Keith Skelton 66-17  
43rd Ian Talbot 67-41  
52nd Mark Bridgwood 69-16  
53rd Kirsty Stephenson 69-28 3rd Lady
71st Chris Owen 72-08  
75th George Mafu 72-51  
82nd Mark Bentley 73-28  
85th Joe Atherton 73-52  
87th Rob Proctor 73-58  
88th Chris Skellern 74-09 1st L 45
91st Tracey Gee 74-26 1st L40
96th Richard Caley 75-02  
109th Eddie Smith 76-58  
122nd Rob Eley 80-07  
124th Tim Hough 80-32  
127th Craig Baxter 80-47  
147th Roy Clay 83-22  
180th Tom Rogers 88-42  
182nd Karen Murray 89-29  
197th James Thorpe 94-01  
216th Mike Jones 100-27  
222nd Denise Rogers 107-16  
223rd Judith Colman 108-27  

 

MIDSUMMER 6

 

10/7/11

 

5 Harriers took the trip to Wolverhampton for this off road race that starts and finishes at Aldersley stadium.  the course loops round fields, onto the disused railway track for about 2 miles, loops round some paths adjoining the canal and then back onto the railway track to head back to the stadium.  It was mainly flat with just a few little bumps here and there.  luckily, the trees along the railway track afforded a bit of shade as it was a hot morning.  there were only just over 100 runners, which was a shame as it was a nice race.  Perhaps more harriers will enter next year.

 

Wolves and Bilston took the top places

Dave Smith won in 36.21

Tess Parkinson was first lady in 40.15

 

Harriers times

Jane Bisiker   54.23

Tom Roberts   54.24

Brian Langston   55.10

Denise Roberts   64.38

John Hately   64.38

 

Jane Bisiker

 



 

Stafford Harriers Charity Run 2011


Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon

2nd July 2011

 

Twenty-six Harriers took part in this year’s Charity Run, the Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon once again. Harrier numbers were up on last year-something to do with it being in the Challenge perhaps? We couldn’t have asked for better weather, sunny and bright. In fact several worried Harriers were seen applying sun cream in the boatyard at Wolverhampton before the start.

We were also warned before the start of ‘a little local difficulty’ at Tipton, 5 miles in, where some idiot had set fire to vegetation. This meant that the Fire Brigade had to put a hose across the towpath so they could extract water from the canal to put the fire out. It just meant you had to leap over it when you reached it.

Most people, including myself, turned in better times than previously, perhaps it was because the weather was so nice. I was certainly motoring by about 7 miles.

Ian Talbot was first Harrier home in 1:32:42 followed by myself, Richard Caley, Neil Martin and the rest of us. It was nice to see that the showering facilities beneath the NIA had been reinstated this year.

All finishers got a rather nice canvas shoe bag with their medal this year.

Once showered, we all made our way to the Pitcher & Piano restaurant bar where we partook of a few (well-earned) beverages and some food (25% off when you showed your medal). Eventually, various people left to go home or shopping with their families, leaving a hard core of us to go on a mini-tour of Birmingham taking in Broad Street, the Wellington, the Old Joint Stock , Briar Rose and Shakespeare pubs, courtesy of Tony Baker.  After that, it was home on the train for a well-earned sleep!

May I take this opportunity to give heartfelt thanks to all of you who participated, I hope you all enjoyed yourselves as  much as I did, now let’s see the money roll in...

The race winner was Bertie Powell of Woodford Green With Essex Ladies in 1:16:26, whilst the ladies winner was Emma Taylor (Unattached) in 1:32:10.

1170 finished.

Full Harrier chip times are given below:

 

37

  Ian Talbot

1:32:42

82

  Mark Bentley

1:38:06

151

  Richard Caley

1:42:27

159

  Neil Martin

1:42:54

190

  Eddie Smith

1:45:01

204

  Tracey Gee

1:45:30

284

  Karen Davies

1:50:09

289

  Dave Cook

1:50:22

317

  Ben Nash

1:51:34

364

  Dave Mantle

1:54:13

387

  Rob Eley

1:55:19

393

  Jeff Martin

1:55:42

422

  Mark Oliver

1:56:52

447

  Esther Hughes

1:58:15

473

  Lisa Percox

1:58:35

502

  Jane Bisiker

2:00:44

533

  John Greatholder

2:02:15

569

  Craig Baxter

2:03:35

583

  Karen Murray

2:04:10

648

  Carmel Forest

2:07:36

726

  Tony Baker

2:11:25

748

  George Singh

2:12:44

917

  Sara Broome

2:23:49

979

  Tom Rogers

2:30:13

980

  Denise Rogers

2:30:15

1035

  Amanda Pearce

2:37:17