Race Report 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

Pos Time
46 Chris Owen 3:19:53

Half Marathon
PosTime
192 Dave Cook 1:42:34
196 Dave Payling 1:42:44
688 John Hateley 2:16:19

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 halfdave cook 1.42.34dave payling 1.42.44john 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