London Marathon

London Marathon 2019

Sunday 28th April 2019

Only one Harrier in the event this year . Mark White and Julie Nokes won their place in our club ballot draw. Mark couldn’t take part due to injury but Julie ran and ran well she was within a minute of a PB.

 

Place (Overall)
Place (Gender)
Place (Category)
Name
Club
Runner Number
Category
Half
Finish
29034
10010
402
Julie Nokes
Stafford Harriers
24755
55-59
02:24:03
04:54:49

LONDON MARATHON

London marathon 2019 ballot draw Results

Only two places awarded this year.

Last year it was 3 (due to fall in member numbers we are expecting only two this year) and once assigned they couldn’t be transferred if some one got injured.

So here are the first six people drawn out by the committee.

1. Mark White
2. Julie Nokes
3. Phil Hillsdon
4. Alan Jones
5. Ruth Edwards
6. Mel Deakin

London marathon 2019 ballot draw

London Marathon will be letting people know from Monday whether they have been successful or not in getting a place for next years race.

If you’re not successful please don’t get rid of your rejection letter or email.

We don’t know how many places we are going to be given for the marathon but it is likely going to be two.

All Rejection slips/emails to be handed into a committee member, coach or session leader by 31st October or emailed to info@staffordharriers.co.uk

We also have a few rules:

1. You must have entered the London Marathon 2019 ballot and have a rejection slip or email. (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. If your name was drawn from the ballot last year you are not eligible to enter the draw this year. These were Paul Higginson, Kev Darby and Dean Hibbitt.

Good luck everyone!’

The names will be drawn out of a hat at the next committee meeting on November 6th.

People that have email us so far

Julie Nokes
Mel Deakin
Rachel Marsden
Simon Bromley
Ian Hodkinson
Ruth Edwards
Lisa Sanzeri
Jason Littlewood
Phil Hilsdon
Minnie Charlesworth
Jennifer Beckett
Chris Elsley
Graham Williams
Liam Duggan
Alan Jones
Mark White

London trip 2019

Stafford Harriers have for many years travelled together to London for the London Marathon staying overnight the night before the big race. This year Happy Days Coaches are put on a one night stay with transport to registration and to the race start. For spectators they will be taken into London and then everyone will be picked up together Pall Mall  for the journey home.

The cost is £119 pp sharing a twin room.

Below are full details of the trip and a phone number to contact and book.

london Race Results 2018

Sunday 22th April 2018

Race Reports are here

Also Alex Langford raised £2500+ for children with cancer uk.

Race results so far. Please email us if we have missed someone.

 

PLACE OVERALL
NAME
CATEGORY
PLACE CAT.
HALF
FINISH
2009
Phil Hilsdon
40-44
388
01:24:23
03:11:02
6032
Paul Higginson
40-44
1073
01:41:41
03:41:02
8853
Kev Darby
45-49
1143
01:44:48
03:56:18
9321
Nia Nokes
18-39
1171
01:52:05
03:58:22
15398
Alex Langford
18-39
5217
01:58:43
04:27:55
19715
Alan Jones
50-54
1464
02:07:50
04:46:18
21631
Dean Hibbitt
40-44
2760
02:00:28
04:54:15

London trip 2018

Stafford Harriers have for many years travelled together to London for the London Marathon staying overnight the night before the big race. It has always been organised by The County Staff Club. This year Happy Days Coaches are put on a one night stay with transport to registration and to the race start. For spectators they will be taken into London and then everyone will be picked up together near the finish for the journey home.

The cost is £117 pp sharing a twin room.

Below are full details of the trip and a phone number to contact and book.

London marathon 2018 ballot draw

Tuesday 8th November 2017 9.00 pm

 

Names drawn out in order –
1. Paul Higginson
2. Kev Darby
3. Dean Hibbitt
4. Shelley Burns
5. Charlotte Ward
6. Andrew Carter
7. Jason Littlewood
8. Craig Harris
9. Chris Elsley
10. Ruth Edwards
11. Ian Hodkinson
12. Debs McDermott
13. Simon Bromley
14. Steve Vaughan
15. Kerry Robertson
16. Rich Davies
17. Wayne Vaughan
18. Liz Simcox
19. Mel Deakin
20. Alan Jones
21. Sandra Smith
22. Georgina Coggins

 

 

First 3 have the ballot places

 

 

London Marathon 2017

23 April 2017

 

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 Draw 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 2016

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 Ballot 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 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

 

 

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