Vernon’s Limp Wrist Race

New Year’s Day 5 Mile Run

In memory of Vernon Olivant.

All profit will go to Katharine House Hospice.

We have started planning the event for 1st January 2022. We are expecting to be able to hold a physical race, but due to the new link road we will have to change the route. We will publish more information as soon as we can.

 

A 5 mile run on New Years Day we ask you to predict your run time.

There are prizes for the 10 closest guesses.

Online Entry £5 per runner (payment by credit card)

Rules:-

a) you are not allowed to carry or wear a device that can be used to measure time or pace.
b) prize pools will be split in the event of a tie in each category.
c) it is assumed that all participants accept that the members and Officers of Stafford Harriers are NOT liable for participant’s health or possessions during or as a result of the event and that all participation is at one’s own risk!

History of the event.

The race started in 1st January 2003 by Vernon Olivant as part of his Stupid Heroes League. For many years the hard work of organising, processing entries and calculating the results was down to Mike and Carol Jones. 2021 is the first race organised by Stafford Harriers.

Results

2021

Due to covid we had to hold a virtual race and so asking people to predict their own race time would have been impossible to adjudicate and so we asked people to guess answers to the following:-

  1. Closest time prediction to the overall average. £20 prize for nearest.
  2. Guess the time of the 20th fastest runner. £20 prize for nearest.
  3. The total number of entries. £20 prize for the nearest.

Just to add an additional handicap the weather wasn’t kind with 50mm of snow and ice. Conditions underfoot were very slippy and race times reflected more about how brave you were rather than fitness.

Winners:-

  1. Average run-time was48:53 Winner: Mark Oliver with predicting 47:30
  2. 20th runner was Chris Skellern in 50:37 Winner: Jodie Clarke with predicting 50:03
  3. The number of entries was 41 Joint Winners: Nitesh Thakrar and Charlotte Ward both predicting 45

 

Money raised for Katharine House Hospice (less credit card fee and prizes)  = £133.93

Race Photos:-

 

Bryan Dale compiled a selfies gallery.

Photo Gallery

 

Position
Name
Club
Average run time
20th runner race time
total number of entrants
run time
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Andrew Lamont
Unattached
00:42:01
00:34:07
80
00:29:16
2
Christopher Seale
Stafford Harriers
00:46:28
00:40:38
106
00:35:03
3
Natalie Boswell
Cannock and Stafford AC
00:43:18
00:36:15
185
00:38:16
4
Leon Stringer
Stafford Harriers
00:52:48
00:34:56
168
00:39:50
5
Nitesh P Thakrar
Stafford Harriers
00:51:45
00:36:00
45
00:40:14
6
Alan Jeavans
Unattached
00:40:37
00:36:12
64
00:40:47
7
Sue Jones
Stafford Harriers
00:51:24
00:39:24
64
00:41:55
8
Steve McHugh
Stafford Harriers
00:54:47
00:42:08
97
00:42:00
9
Richard Booth
Stafford Harriers
00:45:02
00:40:57
65
00:42:26
10
Stuart Turner
Stafford Triathlon Club
00:54:20
00:43:20
165
00:44:38
11
Kevin Uzzell
Stone MM
00:42:36
00:36:35
108
00:44:53
12
Mark Bentley
Stafford Harriers
00:41:33
00:37:00
70
00:46:15
13
Ian Hodkinson
Stafford Harriers
00:42:55
00:31:30
69
00:46:17
14
Linda Dale
Unattached
00:42:14
00:38:18
58
00:47:29
15
Hilary Wood
Unattached
00:42:47
00:26:49
243
00:47:29
16
Mark Oliver
Stafford Harriers
00:47:30
00:38:45
50
00:47:38
17
Joanne Oliver
Stafford Harriers
00:42:21
00:40:33
58
00:48:47
18
Jennifer Sutherland
Unattached
00:45:16
00:37:06
150
00:48:59
19
Lee Armitage
Unattached
00:55:00
00:44:00
78
00:50:21
20
Chris Skellern
Stafford Harriers
00:38:37
00:43:39
83
00:50:37
21
Jack Hodkinson
Stafford Harriers
00:43:14
00:33:14
86
00:51:54
22
Georgina Baxter
Stafford Triathlon Club
00:52:52
00:42:42
77
00:53:15
23
Wendy Proctor
Newcastle (Staffs) Tri Club
00:51:02
00:32:22
74
00:53:44
24
Julie Nokes
Stafford Harriers
00:42:48
00:36:10
68
00:54:18
25
George Hodkinson
Stafford Harriers
00:51:03
00:41:03
93
00:54:52
26
Criag Baxter
Unattached
00:46:20
00:38:50
109
00:55:01
27
Edwin Smith
Stafford Harriers
00:45:20
00:41:10
72
00:57:14
28
Mark Wood
Unattached
00:40:00
00:30:12
256
00:58:00
29
Richard Bailey-Jones
Unattached
00:53:17
00:38:25
62
00:58:00
30
Tracy Burrows
Stafford Harriers
00:42:17
00:37:19
71
00:58:33
31
Ruth Edwards
Stafford Harriers
00:39:32
00:36:51
49
01:00:36
32
Lindsey Foster
Stafford Harriers
00:43:23
00:38:19
64
01:00:44
33
Charlotte Ward
Stafford Harriers
00:42:32
00:35:42
45
01:04:17
 
Graham Williams
Stafford Harriers
00:50:22
00:48:02
82
 
 
Jodie Clarke
Stafford Harriers
00:44:20
00:50:03
12
 
 
Owen Milton
Unattached
00:49:25
00:33:26
243
 
 
Richard Hill
Team New2Tri
00:45:45
00:25:25
57
 
 
Sarah Bromley
Stafford Harriers
00:43:56
00:36:37
76
 
 
Simon Bromley
Stafford Harriers
00:46:17
00:29:12
121
 
 
Stuart Jones
Unattached
00:46:23
00:30:22
326
 
 
Val Stuart
Stafford Harriers
00:45:28
00:43:12
74
 

 

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