Monday 28th March 2016
Welcome again to another round-up of results and events.
It’s been a pretty busy few weeks here in DH Runners land and there have been a wealth of events that have seen the red and black (or pink and black in some cases) grace the start line.
So, without further ado let’s get down to listing the events.
On Saturday the 12th March a small contingent of DH Runners headed to Lorton School near Cockermouth to take part in the Lorton School 10k.
Marc Farmer, Glenda Howson, Paul Todd, Pauline Connolly, Sophie Wardle, Sarah Wardle and Rebecca Birkett all took part.
Marc crossed the line in position 70 with a time of 48:04
Glenda finished with a time of 59:25 in position 164
Paul completed in position 173 with a time of 61:02
Pauline finished with a time of 74:27 in position 219
Just behind were Sophie and Sarah with times of 75:24 and 75:25 finishing in positions 220 and 221 respectively
Rebecca completed the course with a time of 81:32 in position 224.
Solid times guys on what is a very difficult course.
On Sunday 13th March over at Silverstone Anthony Nicholson was taking part in the Silverstone Half Marathon finishing with a time of 1:51.05 in position 1947. Awesome work.
While over in Liverpool Andy Shannan and Kath Saunders were taking part in the Liverpool Half Marathon.
Andy finished with a chip time of 2:03.15 in position 2882 and Kath completed the course with a chip time of 2:11.48 in position 3562. Good going both.
Over at Kirkbampton we had some representation in the Carlisle Tri-Club Duathlon. Stu Windsor, Lucy Lamb, Steven Boyd, Chris Knox, Myself (Steve Claringbold) and Frances Braithwaite all braved the run, bike, run.
Stu finished in position 14 with an overall time of 1:14.38
Steven completed in position 29 with an overall time of 1:20.30
Lucy finished in position 35 with an overall time of 1:21.58
Chris ended up in position 60 with an overall time of 1:36.54
I completed the course in position 62 with an overall time of 1:37.26
Frances finished in position 70 with an overall time of 1:56.05
Yet again some people were dipping their toe into Duathlons for the first time. Awesome efforts by all.
Philippa Wakefield was over in sunny Barcelona taking part in her first marathon.
Finishing in position 1393 with a chip time of 3:09.10 it’s safe to say that she absolutely smashed it. Well done Philippa.
On Saturday 19th March Stu Windsor and Rachel Lee were over in Pooley Bridge taking part in the Daffodil Run 10k organised by NAV4 Adventure.
Below is the race report as told by our roving reporter Rachel:
“DH Runners Race Report.Brilliant Daffodil Run from Pooley Bridge. Stu Windsor smashed the fast runners 11 am start and was first Home, first DH runner home, first male home, first in age category.#athlete I was first to the top of Hallin Fell, first DH Runner in and first Female Vet 50. (I am studiously missing out the fact I started off about one and a half hours before Stu as I proudly say I came in before him in the inaugural daffodil run.) Great route. marvellous views, friendly marshals and excellent refreshment stops. Highly recommended.”
Over in Whitehaven some DH Runners were taking part in the Glow in the Dark family fun run in aid of Danica’s Dream Fund. This was organised by West Coast Challenge Events. Taking part were Nina Errington and Mark Drummond and his kids (who were also sporting impressive glow in the dark DH Runners hoodies).
Over at Coniston David Firth took part in the Coniston 14. David finished in a time of 3:13.03 in position 1090.
On Sunday 20th March many DH Runners took part in the Sport Relief running/walking events at Talkin Tarn. So as not to miss anyone out I’ll just say that those I spoke to who did it all had an enormous sense of achievement as well as a warm glow from raising funds. Just some of the organisations that Sport Relief help in Cumbria include: Cumbria Gateway, Pride in North Cumbria, Silloth Rugby Football Club and Cockermouth Rugby Union Football Club.
Also on Sunday 20th March Kevin Scott, Andy Baker and myself took part in the Trimpell 20 mile run. Usually starting from Salt Ayre Leisure Centre this year saw a new start and finish at Lancaster Castle. Advertised as the pre-London run it’s also a good tune up for Brighton and Manchester marathon.
Scores on the doors were:
Kev Scott: 2:21.28
Andy Baker: 2:50.57
Steve Claringbold: 2:53.19
Some promising times in the build-up to Manchester there.
In Charity news we now have Eden Valley Hospice vests in sizes Small, Medium and Large if anyone wants them for any events they are doing.
Bill and Lynn from the Kenyan Schools Project will be at Carlisle parkrun this weekend (2nd April) to tell us more about the charity. Bring a couple of pounds with you as I’m reliably informed that they’ll be bringing some raffle prizes with them as well.
Coming up we have the Manchester Marathon and London Marathon. We have many runners competing in both and we wish them all well as they come to the end of their long training schedules and gear up for race day.
If you’re taking part in any events or have any other news give me a shout.
Until next time,
Wednesday 9th March 2016
Welcome everyone to another round-up of results.
A lot to catch up with this time around (I’ve been ill otherwise I’d have done it sooner) so let’s get down to it.
One notable omission from last time (purely down to the fact that she never mentioned she was doing it) was Rachel Lee’s attempt at the inaugural Worthing Half Marathon. Rachel completed the race in 2:08.40 (chip time) in a position of 1099. Rachel had a bit of a mission getting to race day and even managed to forget her trainers but thanks to Up and Running in Horsham she managed to get herself a new pair just in time for race day. Well done Rachel.
Three hardy DH Runners (myself included) headed off for Blackpool on February 21st for the Great North West Half Marathon. This run has broken many in the past but yet we still keep turning up. It rains every year, it’s windy every year and it’s definitely not a PB course. In the words of one wise man “You get no benefit from running that race.” Every year we’ve rocked up and said we won’t be back next year but I think this was the year we were finally broken.
Matt Begg finished the race in 1:44.59
Andy Baker was next with 1:47.53
Finally I rocked up with a time of 1:58.32
If you’ve never experienced it yet it’s worth doing it at least once but for me I’m looking for more sunnier and less windier runs next year.
On 28th February both Chris Knox and Steve Viney headed out to Netherhall for the Netherhall 10 miler.
Chris finished in position 36 with a time of 1:14.22 (3rd in age category)
Steve finished in position 51 in 1:20.32 (1st in his age category).
Also on 28th February a large contingent headed out to Dalemain for the Marmalade 10k trail run.
Stu Windsor finished 3rd (1st in his age category) with a time of 41:52
In position 21 was Paul Rawlinson in 47:08
Closely followed by Kev Scott in position 23 with a time of 47:15 (1st in his age category).
Lucy Lamb was the 4th lady to cross the line in a time of 47:22 in position 24 (2nd in her age category).
James Brown was next up with a time of 48:54
Daniel Gill crossed the line in 52:11
Martin Grey finished with a time of 52:45
Peter Murray ended up with a time of 53:08
Richard Henry was next up with a time of 57:19
Mark Drummond achieved a time of 1:05.27
Andrea Young completed in a time of 1:06.34
Tracey Sowerby crossed the line at 1:08.12
Rachel Lee was next up with a time of 1:08.38
Diane Graham finished in 1:11.22
Helen Cupac completed in a time of 1:21.35
On March 6th Louise Porter and Anna Rawling headed out to Lancaster for the Mother’s Day 10k. Both mum and daughter recorded PB’s with Anna finishing with a time of 53:48 and Louise with a time of 57:35. Francesca Bee also attended for her race debut and completed with a time of 1:18.38.
In St Helens lone DH Runner Paul Todd completed the St Helens 10k with a time of 57:24.
Also on March 6th a small group headed over to Haweswater for the half marathon. Paul Graves was a close second in the race with a time of 1:14.23. Ian Harkness finished with a time of 1:26.22, Anni Stumpf completed with a time of 1:29.00 and Anthony Nicholson rounded up with a time of 1:53.29.
Upcoming we have some representation at the Carlisle Tri Club Duathlon in Kirkbampton this Sunday and next Sunday (March 20th) sees a group head down to Lancaster to take part in the Trimpell 20 mile run.
With spring marathons fast approaching many runners are coming to the back end of their training for Manchester, London or Brighton (or wherever you may end up). With that in mind I just wanted to give you all a shout out and wish you all luck in the final build up. Trust the process, trust your training and enjoy the day.
If you are taking part in any events feel free to share the fundraising pages for both Eden Valley Hospice and the Kenyan Schools Project. These are the charities that were selected for DH Runners to support this year so share around friends, family etc. when you’re running an event and let’s get the ball rolling on fundraising.
https://www.justgiving.com/DH-RUNNERS (Eden Valley Hospice)
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DHRUNNERS2016 (Kenyan Schools Project).
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