Friday July 29th 2016
Welcome one and all to the recent round-up of results and events to close out July.
After a busy couple of months it’s all started to die down a little bit as people head off for their holidays. Whatever you're doing holiday wise, enjoy.
Sunday 17th July saw a busload of DH Runners head over to Lytham to take part in the Windmill Half Marathon. The day resulted in first time half marathon finishers and some PB’s.
Results as follows:
Lindsay Mechie – 1:23.58
Stuart Lightfoot – 1:27.27
Steve Claringbold – 1:39.37
Tony Mills – 1:40.41
Chris Knox – 1:41.12
Brian Hazelwood – 1:42.40
Andy Baker – 1:42.49
Michael Storey – 1:45.19
Matt Begg – 1:48.30
Matthew Holliday – 1:49.32
Natalie Storey – 1:50.25
Beverley Armstrong – 1:52.14
Kathryn Holliday – 1:57.47
Mel Warwick – 1:58.03
Paul Todd – 2:03.53
Christine Alcock – 2:06.54
Andrea Young – 2:10.23
Michelle Mackay – 2:11.02
Amanda Kirtley – 2:14.55
Kirsty Mahoney – 2:16.03
Karl Douglas – 2:16.40
Mark Drummond – 2:18.09
Glen Blakey – 2:21.32
Nicola Jackson – 2:32.19
Helen Cupac – 2:32.39
Frances Braithwate – 2:32.49 and
Catherine Hadden – 2:44.25.
Solid running from everyone there, well done. The weather in Lytham wasn’t too bad for a change (mostly warm with some wind) and everyone enjoyed a meal afterwards in the newly relocated Harry Ramsden’s in Blackpool Tower.
Saturday 23rd July saw Heather Bunker (Eccles) take part in the Music on the Marr Reservoir Run. Heather took home the ladies trophy by being the first female finisher. Well done Heather.
Some info on the race in case you may be tempted next year: The Round the Reservoir Race is a running race which has been held every year since 2009 when it was run to celebrate the centenary of the opening of Castle Carrock reservoir. It’s just under 2 miles long and starts and finishes outside the Duke and is now part of the Music on the Marr weekend. In 2014 80 people ran. The route begins uphill along the road towards Geltsdale as far as Garth Foot. It then turns right and begins its journey around the reservoir in a clockwise direction. Runners appear at the end of the (usually) muddy lonning opposite Ralph Cottage, and then return triumphantly to the Duke, to be welcomed home with refreshments, envy and a medal
Saturday 23rd July and Sunday 24th July also saw Ben Smith of 401 Challenge fame return to Carlisle. Ben took in Carlisle parkrun on the Saturday before completing the rest of the marathon route. Many DH Runners were on board again whether that was running, supporting or providing refreshments for the runners. We have had some wonderful feedback about the club and our members from runners far and wide that joined Ben for the day. You’ve done a great job showing everyone just what a friendly and supportive bunch we are. We had a lot of our club members running distances they'd never ventured to before as well as some taking in a marathon on either day or those who chose to complete both days. Well done to everyone. Here at DH Runners we're very supportive of Ben's challenge and you can find out more and donate at http://www.the401challenge.co.uk/
Upcoming we have participation in the Carlisle Tri Club Triathlon and Bassenthwaite Triathlon.
To close out I’d like to give a big shout out of good luck to everyone taking part in Lakeland 50 or 100 this weekend. The very best of luck to you.
Until Next Time
Sunday 17th July 2016
Hello again everyone, welcome to the latest round-up of results and events. It's been a busy old start to July, let's get right down to it.
First up we had a group of DH Runners heading over to the North East on Sunday 3rd July to take part in the Great North 10k in Gateshead.
Mike Holmes, Simon Dolman, Mark Drummond, Louise Porter, Emma Taylor, Clair Stockdale, Nicola Jackson, Rebecca Birkett, Sarah Wardle, Sophie Wardle, Jo Turnbull, Emma Richardson, Fiona Moore, Glen Blakey and Pauline Connolly all took part in one of the UK’s favourite 10k’s.
Results are as follows:
Mike Holmes – 51:51
Simon Dolman – 52:41
Mark Drummond – 58:18
Louise Porter – 59:54
Glen Blakey – 1:02.07
Emma Taylor – 1:02.16
Clair Stockdale – 1:03.59
Nicola Jackson – 1:06.25
Fiona Moore – 1:08.10
Rebecca Birkett – 1:08.34
Pauline Connolly – 1:10.04
Jo Turnbull – 1:10.47
Sophie Wardle – 1:14.27
Sarah Wardle – 1:14.27
Emma Richardson – 1:18.50
Great work everyone. I've heard on the grapevine that you all owned that hill at the finish.
Also on Sunday 3rd July we had some members take in the Southport Half Marathon
Stephen Weston finished 9th with a time of 1:18.15 with Ian Harkness finishing 16th with a time of 1:22.12.
Derek Johnstone finished with a time of 1:51.56 while Paul Todd completed the course in a time of 2:02.14 with this being his debut at the half marathon distance.
On Wednesday 6th July Paul Graves and Stu Windsor took their trip over to the North East to take part in the Tynedale 10k.
Paul finished 4th with a PB of 33:01 while Stu finished 18th with a time of 35:53 and a placing of second in his age category.
As the busy week continued myself and Lucy Lamb took part in the Ullswater Triathlon on Saturday 9th July. I took part in the Standard Distance while Lucy took part in the Sprint. The swim was choppy and conditions weren’t great and both of us commented afterwards that the swim would haunt us. Lucy smashed it with a finish of 1:59.23 finishing 2nd in her age category. My standard distance was finished in a time of 3:45.26. Overall it was a thoroughly well organised event and many thanks to Sport in Action for another great event.
Many club members also turned up to volunteer at the event and, with the inclement weather, spent much of the day getting soaked. We thank them for their efforts and managing to stay positive while cheering on the competitors in the process.
To round the week off a bunch of our ladies represented at Carlisle’s race for life on Sunday 10th July. Well done to each and every one of you who took part as well as those who headed down to support.
Finally, we had a band of DH Runners head to Moffat to take part in the 31st Moffat Gala Festival of Running 15k (Originally called the Edinburgh Woolen Mill 15k).
Paul Graves, Stu Windsor, Ian Harkness and Richard Henry had a great outing on a tough course. 218 runners took in the run which sees the first 3.75 miles of the route having a gradual rise up to 350 feet followed by a mile of steep track rising to 550 feet. Once at the top there is a 4.6 mile descent all the way back into Moffat.
Paul Graves was first over the line to win the race with a time of 52:24.
Stu Windsor finished fourth with a time of 57:12 finishing first in his category in the process.
Ian Harkness placed sixth with a time of 57:41 and Richard Henry crossed the line at 1:22.50
Not much on my radar coming up that I know of. By the time most of you read this a group of DH Runners will be heading over to Lytham St Annes by bus to take part in the Lytham Half Marathon. Given the reaction to most of our runs up that way we will no doubt endure weather of some extreme or another. As well as that we will have some members taking part in the Carlisle Tri Club Triathlon and Bassenthwaite Triathlon. Good luck to everyone whatever you are doing.
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