Saturday 27th August.
We’ve had a bit of a holiday up here at DH Towers but it’s time to get back to business and get everyone up to speed on the latest round-up of results and events.
The Lakeland 50 and 100 took place over the weekend of July 29th and 31st with Stephen Weston, Michael Irving, Peter Murray and Richard Henry flying the DH Runners flag.
Results are as follows:
Stephen Weston – 8:42.46
Peter Murray – 14:15.43
Richard Henry – 15:03.23
Michael Irving – 27:46.52
What an absolutely amazing effort from all.
On Saturday 30th July over in Kettering we some participation in the popular Rat Race event Runstock.
Mark Drummond completed three laps of the course with his kids in an overall time of 5:01.14 while Natalie Storey completed ten laps of the course in a time of 6:46.00 along with husband Michael Storey who finished in a time of 6:46.01.
On Saturday 6th August Mark Drummond was in action again taking part in Total Warrior at Shap as part of the team Who’s stupid idea was this?! (Shouldn’t that be whose? Tut, tut).
A bit closer to home (well my home at least) saw participation in the Carlisle Tri-Club Triathlon on Sunday 7th August. Nina Errington, Lorna Graham and Derek Johnstone were flying the DH flag here.
Derek Johnstone posted a total time of 1:23.01
Lorna Graham finished in a total time of 1:34.06 and
Nina Errington completed in a total time of 1:37.21
Also on Sunday 7th August Anthony Nicholson was taking part in the Gloucester City Marathon finishing in a time of 4:39.06.
The Gateshead Trail 10k took place on Saturday 13th August. There was an absolute plethora of DH Runners turning up to this one. So, bear with me, here are the results:
Stu Windsor finished in 39:38
Paul Rawlinson completed in 43:46
Mike Holmes was next through in 53:16
Closely followed by Simon Dolman at 53:20
Next up was Paul Todd at 58:21
Followed by Mark Drummond in 58:57
Emma Taylor was the next DH Runner through at 1:00.28 (PB)
Followed by Elaine Doran in 1:00.36
Next up was Glen Blakey at 1:01.22
Rachel Lee completed in a time of 1:02.25
Michelle Mackay was next up in a time of 1:03.02
Followed by Frances Braithwaite in 1:08.04
Adrienne Harris was next up at 1:09.07
Pauline Connolly completed in 1:10.03
Kate Whalen finished in 1:12.04
Sarah Wardle followed at 1:12.38
With Sophie Wardle close behind in 1:12.39
Gordon Beattie was next up in 1:12.57
Rebecca Birkett finished in 1:15.12
Next up was Sara Milburn in 1:15.39
Emma Richardson completed in 1:18.17
Tracy Kenny finished next in 1:18.18
Gillian Holmes was next up in 1:19.25
Carole Holdich closely followed in 1:19.26
Paula Harmon finished in 1:36.34
Hopefully I’ve managed to catch everyone’s names there. Absolutely brilliant from you all on what I believe was a scorcher of a day.
Saturday 13th August also saw The Bassenthwaite Triathlon take place.
Andrew Graham finished the standard distance in an overall time of 2:50.11 which saw a swim of 33:36, bike 1:16.41 and run of 56.20.
17th August saw the Round Latrigg fell race with both Brian Hazelwood and Andy Baker taking part.
Andy finished in 57:10 with Brian just behind in 57:11.
Sunday 21st August saw a bunch of DH Runners heading to separate parts of Lancashire to take part in both the Fleetwood Half Marathon and the Lytham Half Marathon.
Over in Fleetwood Paul Todd and Fiona Moore were representing.
Paul finished in 2:03.14 and Fiona in 2:07.01. Well done both.
Lytham meanwhile saw myself, Andy Baker, Brian Hazelwood, Matt Begg, Matthew Holliday and Beverley Armstrong take part.
Results as follows:
Steve Claringbold – 1:39.06 (PB)
Brian Hazelwood – 1:42.13 (PB)
Andy Baker – 1:44.06
Matt Begg – 1:46.58
Matthew Holliday – 1:47.19 (PB)
Beverley Armstrong – 1:50.03 (PB)
PB’s aplenty on what was a relatively flat course.
Whitley Bay was host to the Spanish City Triathlon also on Sunday 21st August.
Mark Drummond was on the blocks for this one in the sprint distance. Finishing in an overall time of 1:45.56 with a swim of 22:58, bike of 47:28 and run of 31:59.
Best of luck to Michael Holliday taking part in the UTMB (Ultra Trail Mont Blanc). His results will be in the next round-up.
Coming up we have The Sport in Action 10k taking place Sunday 28th August. Best wishes to everyone taking part in that one and many thanks to those who have offered to volunteer. Also upcoming is the Great North Run on Sunday 11th September. Plenty of DH'ers taking part in this one. Best of luck.
I’ll keep a look-out for whatever else everyone may be taking part in. Don’t forget to drop the website a message and let us know what you’ve taken part in and how you got on.
What a full round-up this time around. You’ve certainly been a busy lot and congratulations on all your achievements. Best of luck in whatever you’ve all got coming up.
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