Race Report January to March 2022

 

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Midland Road Relays

Saturday 26th March 2022

Men’s 12 stage relays

We put together a complete team of 12 runners and they came 48th out of 76 teams.

The first four relay legs were 5.38 miles long and the remainder 3.16 miles long

Leg
Name
Time
Distance
1
Phillip Hilsdon
33:08
5.38 miles
2
Justin Green
35:32
5.38 miles
3
Richard Crump
33:57
5.38 miles
4
Christopher Seale
34:47
5.38 miles
5
Jason Littlewood
21:59
3.16 miles
6
Jake Oliver
21:18
3.16 miles
7
Nitesh Thakrar
22:30
3.16 miles
8
Pete Chell
22:07
3.16 miles
9
Antonio Treglia
23:08
3.16 miles
10
Leon Stringer
22:41
3.16 miles
11
Tom Davall
26:09
3.16 miles
12
Ian Hodkinson
22:55
3.16 miles
 
 
 
 
 
Total
5:20:11
46.8 miles

 

Ladies 6 stage relays

We put together a complete team of six runners and they came 46th out of 72 teams

(4 x 3.16mile legs + 2 x 5.38mile legs)

Leg
Name
Time
Distance
1
Romy Williamson
42:33
5.38 miles
2
Chris Skellern
24:45
3.16 mile
3
Melonie Deakin
45:41
5.38 miles
4
Caitlin Mills
27:34
3.16 mile
5
Joanne Oliver
27:15
3.16 mile
6
Ruth Edwards
28:39
3.16 mile
 
 
 
 
 
Total
3:16:27
23.4 miles

 

 

stafford Half

20th March 2022

Well done to everyone that took part. As usual, a lot of people weren’t identified as Harriers in the results. I have tried my best, but if you are still missing from the table below, send me an email at info@staffordharriers.co.uk

 

Position
Name
Time
Gender Pos
Cat
Cat Pos
PB
7
Tom Chell
01:14:01
7
MS
6
PB
33
Mark Silvester
01:21:39
33
MS
26
PB
41
Richard Crump
01:22:48
39
MS
30
PB
91
John Scott
01:26:29
86
MV50
7
PB
102
Christopher Seale
01:27:18
97
MS
59
PB
106
Liam Duggan
01:27:34
102
MS
62
 
119
Ashley Jones
01:28:22
124
MS
77
 
154
Justin Green
01:30:04
144
MV50
12
 
211
Ian Hodkinson
01:33:52
209
MV50
23
 
251
Pete Chell
01:36:00
235
MV50
27
 
256
Alex Langford
01:36:09
240
MS
136
 
260
Rosie Silvester
01:36:37
17
FS
10
 
348
Antonio Treglia
01:39:35
314
MV40
97
 
368
Ian Heath
01:40:08
330
MV50
45
 
369
James Bream
01:40:08
319
MS
173
 
397
Nitesh Thakrar
01:40:57
355
MV60
8
PB
430
Mark White
01:42:25
380
MV50
58
 
524
Mark Shrehorn
01:45:21
459
MV40
143
 
651
Chris Skellern
01:49:00
80
FV55
6
 
663
Neil Eisenhauer
01:49:13
556
MV50
100
PB
687
Alan Jones
01:49:46
567
MV50
103
 
721
Jason Littlewood
01:50:30
593
MS
288
 
769
Vasu Krishnan
01:51:47
647
MV40
200
 
799
Scott Palmer
01:52:44
700
MV50
127
PB
868
Philip Oakley
01:54:21
728
MV40
223
 
954
Caitlin Mills
01:56:09
144
FS
68
 
965
Sue Jones
01:56:23
142
FV45
40
 
966
Tom Davall
01:56:24
778
MS
367
PB
1040
Sally Haycock
01:58:14
179
FV45
50
PB
1151
Karen Murray
02:00:51
222
FV55
19
 
1163
Marie Larivoire
02:01:18
227
FS
105
 
1177
Karen Gretton
02:01:52
245
FV65
1
PB
1226
Steve Babb
02:03:38
947
MV50
185
 
1268
Elizabeth Stork
02:04:31
275
FS
126
PB
1305
Mark Bentley
02:05:53
976
MV50
193
 
1329
Mark Willson
02:06:37
1048
MV50
210
 
1348
Scott Kelsall
02:07:30
1043
MV40
322
 
1389
Tracy Haycock
02:08:57
337
FV45
93
 
1470
Katie Silvester
02:12:16
358
FS
165
 
1500
Samantha Bream
02:12:58
368
FV45
100
 
1513
Wendy Sears
02:13:14
376
FV55
32
 
1520
Joanna Duggan
02:13:23
377
FV35
70
 
1552
Katie Burbidge
02:14:57
398
FV35
73
 
1555
Mark Jones
02:15:06
1115
MV50
228
 
1789
Julie Nokes
02:27:30
529
FV55
41
 
1819
Robert Hoare
02:28:58
1275
MV70
8
 
1932
Amelia Daune
02:39:34
623
FS
278
 
1933
Kerri Delaney
02:39:35
624
FS
279
 

 

Photos by Colin Mitchell

 

knighton 20

13th March 2022

20 Mile race

Pos
Name
Gender Pos
AG
AG Pos
NSRRA
Time
PB
63
Ian Hodkinson
58th
M50-54
13th
 
2:34:45
 
108
Nitesh Thakrar
87th
M60-64
4th
E
2:52:42
PB
134
Charlotte Ward
34th
F40-44
7th
 
3:12:19
 

3 Leg Relay — sorry I don’t have the team members.

Pos
Name
Time
2
Who Brought Grandad!
2:06:24
8
Team Oliver
2:52:19

Mike Penman Open 5 miles

Saturday 19 March 2022

Race Report by Leon Stringer

To Victoria Park in Hackney Wick, East London for this race which I’d entered in 2020 before it was postponed for obvious reasons. The weather was sunny so the park was busy which meant you had to watch out as you shared the paths. There was a stiff wind too. The course is two figure-of-eight laps on a flat tarmac surface. There were also junior and wheelchair races on a shorter course before the seniors’ 5-mile race. On the course, you pass two stone alcoves preserved from the old London Bridge. Race HQ was at the Victoria Park Harriers and Tower Hamlets Athletics Club clubhouse which had changing rooms, bag storage, and coffee and cake on sale afterwards. I thought I’d be anonymous being far from home, but someone saw my club top and asked if I’d be running the half on Sunday!

131 took part in the 5-mile race.

Harriers:

74th Leon Stringer 00:35:38 (chip time) PB

 

Florette Fradley 10k

13th March 2022

No Harriers took part in this event.

Milton Keynes Festival of Running 10K

13th March 2022

Race Report by Leon Stringer

After a year off this event returns with 5K, 10K, half marathon and 20 mile races. I entered the 10K. It was a dry morning with warm sunshine but a cold wind. Setting off from Xscape you stay on the closed side of a dual carriageway for the first 3km before crossing the canal into more pleasant surroundings. With subways, footbridges and a short, steep hill at 9km the elevation starts to add up and the wind was an unwelcome companion. But then you reach the last 500 metres and hear the cheering from the crowds, and it’s across the line and all done.

575 took part in the 10K.

Harriers:
Leon Stringer 00:46:52 (chip time)

Cambridge Half Marathon

6th March 2022

Race report by Melonie Deakin

The VIP way.

I’ve run the Cambridge half marathon three times before and always done well – it’s flat and fast which is what I like, but as with a lot of races, it is getting more and more difficult to secure a place. Cambridge opens entries a day early for those with a local postcode, which in principle is good, just makes it more difficult for non-locals like us to get in! In November 2021 I ended up buying a VIP place for £99 -bear in mind a standard place is £46 without a t-shirt, you thought Stafford Half was expensive! It is a lot of money but it was the first half marathon I had entered in a long time and I really wanted to do it, so click click click I was in.

So what does a VIP place get you? A t-shirt was posted out to you in advance of the race! There was also the promise of entry to the VIP heated marquee near the start with its own bag drop, food, massage, and toilets all before and after the race. I must admit I was a bit sceptical. However, on the day I was pleasantly surprised. Although there were 100+ VIP runners, the marquee was ample big enough and it was really good. No queues for the toilets, ‘free’ food which was hot bacon rolls and similar, fruit, cakes, croissants, drinks and lots more…. warm space to wait and being March and 8am it was cold outside. The icing on the cake for me was I could start from any pen in any wave – so of course, I went in the first pen first wave to go at 09:30. This worked well for me, no bottleneck at the start, and once I was running I kept up a good pace, and ran a much better time than I expected.

Would I consider VIP again? Definitely but not often! Expensive yes, but once in a while to target a race is worth it. If you eat the food, use the facilities you get your money’s worth and starting at the front is priceless. VIP aside, Cambridge is a really nice course, you pass lots of landmarks, run through Cambridge University grounds which are amazing, lots of support on the way around. As always, the event ran like clockwork, can’t fault it at all.

Results:

1st Nick Bester – Best Athletics 1:06:19

1st female Lucy Reid – Tonbridge Athletics 1:15:15

 

Melonie Deakin – Stafford Harriers chip 1:51:51

4158th of 9889 finishers. 49th of 387 in FV50.

Stafford Half Practise

6th March 2022

This was the third run we have held for members to build upto the Stafford Half. Thanks to the leaders, helpers, and those taking part in a great day.  Hopefully, the weather for the actual race will be as kind.

 

 

Knype poole 5

27th February 2022

Pos
Name
Gender
AG
AG Pos
Time
104
Dave Marsden
72nd
M60
8th
46:42

 

carsington water 10K

26th February 2022

 

Position
Name
Time
Gender Pos
Cat
Cat Pos
PB
28
Nitesh Thakrar
46:45
26
Male Vet 60
1
PB
29
Ian Hodkinson
46:49
27
Male Vet 50
2
 
34
Pete Chell
47:37
32
 
 
 
73
Jackie Allen
52:26
13
Female Vet 45
4
 
84
Alan Jones
54:15
69
Male Vet 55
3
 

 

National Cross country champs 

Parliament Hill London

26th February 2022

— still waiting results —

Rugeley 10 Mile

20th February 2022

 

Position
Name
Time
Gender Pos
Cat
Cat Pos
PB
12
Mark Silvester
01:04:05
12
Ages 30 – 34
3
 
25
Phil Hilsdon
01:06:40
24
Ages 40 – 44
5
 
30
John Scott
01:08:08
29
Ages 50 – 54
5
PB
43
Justin Green
01:11:02
40
Ages 50 – 54
7
 
79
Ian Hodkinson
01:18:15
66
Ages 50 – 54
11
 
80
Rosie Silvester
01:18:21
14
Ages 25 – 29
1
 
85
Antonio Treglia
01:18:45
70
Ages 40 – 44
14
 
122
Chris Skellern
01:26:30
29
Ages 55 – 59
2
 
142
Alan Jones
01:29:19
109
Ages 55 – 59
6
 
168
Mel Deakin
01:33:01
45
Ages 50 – 54
6
 
170
Sally Haycock
01:33:31
46
Ages 45 – 49
10
PB
201
John Finney
01:41:51
140
Ages 75 – 79
1
 
235
Tom Davall
01:52:55
150
Ages 30 – 34
17
 
245
Julie Nokes
01:55:20
92
Ages 60 – 64
2
 
251
Graham Williams
02:00:37
155
Ages 75 – 79
2
 
262
Sarah Gray
02:11:01
103
Ages 60 – 64
4
 

 

walton wobble 10k

6th February 2022

OverallPos
Gender
CategPos
Category
Name
Chip time
16
Male
1
Ages 51-55
Justin Green
00:40:53
37
Male
8
Ages 36-40
James Bream
00:47:28
140
Female
10
Ages 41-45
Samantha Bream
01:06:17

 

alsager 5

6th February 2022

 

Position
Name
Time
Age Cat
Cat Pos
PB
42
Tom Chell
27:54
MSEN
34
PB
98
Mark Silvester
30:16
MSEN
57
PB
117
Richard Crump
30:58
MSEN
62
PB
137
Christopher Seale
31:53
MSEN
68
PB
149
Liam Duggan
32:08
MSEN
74
 
267
Sarah Di Cesare
35:46
FSEN
17
PB
301
Nitesh Thakrar
36:55
MSEN
107
PB
303
Pete Chell
36:58
M50
28
 
357
Vanessa Welham
38:16
FSEN
27
PB
368
Jason Littlewood
38:36
MSEN
122
 
402
Ian Wood
39:21
M55
29
 
396
Alan Jones
39:23
M55
27
 
412
Dave Marsden
39:43
M65
6
 
415
Chris Skellern
39:44
F55
7
 
446
Antonio Treglia
40:38
M40
53
 
508
Mel Deakin
42:02
F50
20
 
580
Ruth Edwards
44:05
F60
5
 
592
Tom Davall
44:32
MSEN
157
PB
605
Karen Murray
44:44
F55
18
 
620
John Finney
45:13
M75
3
 
785
Graham Williams
51:21
M75
5
 
795
Julie Nokes
51:45
F60
12
 
888
Sarah Gray
57:19
F60
19
 
939
John Hateley
01:03:21
M75
7
 

 

Staffordshire AAA XC Championships

8th January 2022

Race report Julie Nokes

I would like to give special thanks to Sarah Gray and Leon Stringer who both gave up their time to join me at Betley Court Farm volunteering at the Staffs Cross Country Championships on a very wet and muddy day!!
 
>Well done to Michael Dobson who ran in the race.

Pos
Name
Time
70
Michael Dobson
48:09

SH Virtual 5 mile run

1st January 2022

To finish the Harriers Challenge 2021, we had planned to use the Limp Wrist event. As this event was cancelled at short notice, we held a virtual 5-mile run.

Name
Time
Liam Duggan
00:33:17
Ian Hodkinson
00:36:29
Jake Oliver
00:37:03
Vanessa Welham
00:38:01
Nitesh Thakrar
00:38:31
Chris Skellern
00:40:24
Mark Oliver
00:42:02
Ruth Edwards
00:47:43
Tom Davall
00:47:44
Antonio Treglia
00:48:26
Julie Nokes
00:54:25
Colin Mitchell
00:56:42

 

Cancelled – Vernons Limp Wrist Race – New Years Day

1st January 2022

 

 

It is with deep regret that we decided to once again cancel NYD Limp Wrist event.

This is due to the current Covid status, with the rapid rise in cases and number of people affected by positive tests & close contact isolations disrupting family celebrations & time off work, not to mention the risks to personal health.

Therefore, we feel that it is in the best interests of everybody’s health & safety that we cancel the event. We are bitterly disappointed as we were looking forward to hosting this live event & try out our interesting new route!

We thank you for your understanding in these trying times & hope to return next year!

 

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