June 30th 2015
Hello and welcome to another weekly round-up.
In a change from usual proceeds we do not start with Carlisle parkrun. I know what you’re thinking…what kind of craziness is this Steve? Bear with me, the world will not end because of this change…I promise.
As there was no Carlisle parkrun on 20th June due to Manorfest we’re starting the weekly round-up this week with a retrospective look at the Muckletoon Adventure Festival. Some DH Runners were in attendance over the weekend of 19th June to 21st June taking part in 5k’s, 10k’s and half marathons.
You can find the results for the 5k and 10k here:
Notable mentions to Stu Windsor for finishing the 10k in a time of 43:08 in fifth place (1st Vet40) and Anni Stumpf who finished the half marathon in a time of 1:52:28 in 14th position (2nd female overall).
By all accounts the half marathon was lovely and scenic but quite a tough and technical run.
And so, back to Carlisle parkrun. The most recent event on June 27th saw 9 PB’s out on the course. So a big round of applause for Gordon Beattie, Sarah Cupac, Nicola Jackson, Daisy Graham, Louise Duffy, Joanne Graves, Sophie Wardle, Stephen Mallinson and, last but not least, Kev Mulvey.
Appleby was the run of choice for a small band of DH Runners, including myself, on Sunday June 28th.
The run was billed as slightly undulating. For slightly please read massively. Having been a rainy morning we all set off as the sun arrived and the next six miles were a slog. The run itself seemed to be uphills followed by downhills for 4 miles and then the stretch from miles 4 to 5 was a complete slog before hitting the downhill stretch to the finish and finishing on the grass track. In total 100 runners took part in the 10k race in addition to several kids, parents and disabled people taking part in the fun run which started an hour and a half before the 10k.
All enjoyed it though.
Now to the results:
Kevin Scott finished in 39:50 at 12th place
Michael Story finished in 44:40 at 32nd place
Andrew Bailey finished with a time of 48:58 at 49th place
Natalie Kay completed the course in 50:35 at 53rd place
Steve Claringbold finished with a time of 50:36 at 54th place
Simon Dolman rounded out the times with a finish of 58:12 at 80th position.
On Wed July 1st we had participation at the Tynedale 10k from Paul Graves, Ian Harkness, Stu Windsor and Anni Stumpf.
Paul finished in 34:03 at position 7
Ian finished at 36:09 in position 18
Stu finished in 36:22 in position 21
and Anni finished in 42:36 at position 119.
In total there were 546 runners taking part.
Results for that can be found here:
Upcoming in July we have participation in the Great North 10k at Gateshead, Regents Park 10k and the X Border 10k. If you’re taking part in something let us know and we’ll make sure it gets a mention.
Until next time; Happy Running
June 18th 2015
Welcome one and all to another jam packed weekly round-up. Half Marathons, Marathons, Triathlons and parkrun…it’s all been going on.
We start as always with Carlisle parkrun where we had 42 DH Runners in attendance this Saturday with 14 PB's recorded. Congratulations to; Heather Brown, Mike Holmes, Clair Stockdale, Ian Harkness, Nicola Jackson, Ruth Woodhouse, Sophie Wardle, Sarah Wardle, Kirsty Mahoney, Rebecca Birkett, Jon Haymes, Rebecca Wilson, Jill Glencross and Lucy Cowton. Good going everyone.
Point of order, this week Carlisle parkrun is cancelled due to another event in the park. If you still want to get your fix then Keswick and Workington seem to be the best options as Penrith is also cancelled.
On Saturday 13th June I attended my first triathlon at Blenheim Palace. This was a super-sprint distance so it was a 400m swim, 13.2km bike and 3.1km run. I managed to complete this in a time of 1:11:12. With a 15:16 swim, 31:25 bike and 14:45 run. The setting was lovely and the organisation of the whole event was top notch. I was fairly happy with my first outing in the triathlon world hopefully I can keep improving with a couple more coming up this year.
Saturday also saw Ali Johnston take part in a 5k in Liverpool that was part of the Liverpool Rock N’ Roll Marathon weekend. Ali completed this in a time of 37:47.
Sunday saw some attendance in both the Half Marathon and Marathon in Liverpool.
Olly Ewbank, Anni Stumpf, Kev Mulvey, Ali Johnston, Ian Mair, Emma Richardson, Frances Braithwaite, Michelle Mackay, Kate Whalen, Andrea Young, Adrienne Harris, Gillian McDougall and Mark Drummond all took part in the half marathon.
Olly – 1:27:12
Kev – 1:27:28
Ian – 1:32:25
Anni – 1:31:31
Kate – 2:18:51
Gillian – 2:19:21
Andrea – 2:20:50
Adrienne – 2:24:14
Michelle – 2:37:24
Frances – 2:37:25
Mark – 2:40:12
Emma – 2:44:11
Ali – 2:53:08
I'm hearing on the grapevine that Anni finished 9th female overall. That's an impressive effort considering the depth of the field. Well done to all involved.
While Susan Fawkes and Julie Story tackled the marathon distance.
Susan – 3:50:20
Julie – 4:08:09
Amazing times from both ladies there. Well done to both of you.
Also on Sunday Andrew Graham and Nina Errington took part in the Cockermouth Triathlon. This entailed a distance of 500m Swim, 20km Cylce and 5km run. (Andrew assures me the run was actually 6km).
Andrew finished with a time of 1:14:35 which included a swim of 10:57 a cycle of 35:45 and a run of 25:50.
Nina finished with a time of 1:56:09 which included a swim of 14:40 a cycle of 58:44 and a run of 39:40.
Well done guys.
Upcoming we have the Appleby 10k on 28th June. Also not far off is the X-Border 10k on 26th July and the Carlisle Tri Club Triathlon on 2nd August.
Until next week,
GO HARD OR GO HOME.
Happy Running, Steve.
11th June 2015.
Welcome again to another DH Runners weekly round-up.
We start as always with Carlisle parkrun:
There was a superb turnout of 53 DH Runners on Saturday with 3 people recording PB's. They were Diane Ackley (on her 50th parkrun), Kirsty Mahoney and Gillian Smith. We also welcomed Rebecca Birkett, Sophie Wardle and Sarah Wardle who completed their first parkrun.
On Wednesday 3rd June DH Runners turned up in force to take part in the Carlisle Tri-Club 10k. The race starts at Carlisle Racecourse before heading towards Durdar and back to the Racecourse in a loop. 56 DH Runners turned up to compete on the night as well as many taking part in marshalling positions. Fantastic attendance again from some runners from our beginners group. You all smashed it and hopefully more local (and maybe not so local) runs are in your future plans.
The results can be found here
Notable mention goes to Philippa Wakefield who finished second female.
Kev Scott took part in the Lazonby 10k on 7th June finishing 3rd with a time of 39.03. Kev said after the race "won a ten pound cranstons food voucher really happy over this hilly course only 32 in the race which was such a shame as it was well down on 2013 participants. Maybe some dh runners may consider it next year." Well done Kev.
Philippa Wakefield was taking part in the Borrowdale Trail Half Marathon on Sunday 7th June. Philippa finished with a time of 1:56:44 and was first female finisher overall. Well done Philippa.
Over at Keswick, Nina Errington was taking part in the Keswick Triathlon. Nina finished with a complete time of 2:14:47. Also at Keswick was the return from injury of Kathryn Osborne. Kathryn has had a 5 month layoff from injury and was pleased with her finish time of 2:05:54. Not bad for three weeks training and a last minute decision on entering the Triathlon Kathryn, welcome back.
Go Hard Or Go Home.
Happy Running, Steve
3rd June 2015
Welcome again to another weekly round-up. It was another busy weekend which saw DH Runners competing in Edinburgh and South Africa.
First off, as always, we’ll start with Carlisle parkrun. There were three PB's to report this week so well done to Anni Stumpf, Ruth Woodhouse and Stephen Mallinson who all ran their fastest time so far. This was despite a bit of headwind uphill so great effort there.
There is one result which went astray from Wednesday 27th May to mention. Kevin Scott competed in the Levens 10k finishing with a time of 39:18. This was Kevin’s second 16th position in the matter of a week following his turn at the Kirkcudbright half marathon. Well done Kev.
Over in Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival we had competitors on both Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday saw the 10k event and both Nicola and Lucy Jackson were taking part. Lucy finished with a time of 1:12:37 with Nicola just behind her with a time of 1:12:41. This was Lucy’s first timed 10k and Nicola said that it was fairly hilly running around Arthur’s seat.
On Sunday we saw the Half Marathon and Marathon events.
The half marathon saw Dale Hedley, Andy Baker, Lindsay Graham, Mike Holmes, Diane Ackley, Heidi Farren, Adrienne Harris, Emma Richardson, Frances Braithwaite, Hannah Beattie and Gillian Holmes competing. The results were as follows:
Dale Hedley 1:35:15
Andy Baker 1:50:49
Lindsay Graham 1:53:27
Mike Holmes 2:09:50
Diane Ackley 2:10:38
Heidi Farren 2:23:21
Adrienne Harris 2:33:52
Emma Richardson 2:37:39
Frances Braithwaite 2:37:39
Hannah Beattie 2:48:04
Gillian Holmes 2:48:04
The marathon also attracted some interest from the DH Runners contingent and saw Matt Tyson, Dan Mullinder and Tony Carrigan taking part.
Matt finished in 3:29:32, Dan in 3:33:08 and Tony in 4:27:05. Solid effort guys, well done.
Over in South Africa, Stephen Weston was taking part in the Comrades Marathon. For those that don’t know the Comrades Marathon is an ultramarathon that takes place in South Africa and alternates direction every year with there being an “up” run one year which starts from Durban and a “down” run the next which starts in Pietermaritzburg. It was first ran in 1921 and has ran every year since (with the only exception being a break for World War 2). This year was an up year over 87.7km and saw Wes finish with a time of 7:18:27. This meant that Wes got a Comrades Silver medal knocking 42 minutes off the time of the previous year. Those that know him will know that Wes has put a fair amount of time and effort into his training for this and the Silver medal is a result of that time and effort. Solid running indeed and well done to Wes.
This Wednesday will see some DH Runners take part in the Carlisle Tri 10k at Carlisle Racecourse. I believe a photo roll call has already been announced for 6:40pm so no excuses to miss a team photo this time as you’ve been warned. Best of luck to all taking part, it’s always a well organised event so it should be fun.
One last thing to mention. There’s an event at Morton Manor on July 18th from 7pm in aid of Cure Rett. We’ve amassed a shed load of prizes to raffle off including entries to local runs and triathlons. Tickets are £5 and include a raffle, disco and pie and peas. Get amongst it and grab a ticket to join in the fun.
Until next week, happy running.
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