Sunday 4th June 2017
Welcome to another month of rounding up results and events. This round-up catches up with the goings on in May and what a busy month you’ve all had.
We’ll start off the month where you usually start off the month…which is namely…at the start with the Kendal AAC 10km Series on Wednesday 3rd May. Taking part were John McGibbon and Matthew Holliday. John finished in 46:12 with Matthew right on his tail in 46:18. This was the first in the series of runs taking place mid-week. John often advertises when he’s planning to head down to one so keep an eye out if you fancy an extra race during the week.
The weekend of Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th Paul Todd took part in the Kendal to Barrow walk. Paul finished in 11:39.49. Nice work Paul.
Also that weekend, on Sunday 7th, Dave Thompson took part in the Fred Whitton challenge finishing in 6:49. The Fred Whitton challenge (as described on their website) is a gruelling 112 mile sportive challenge ride for charity around the Lake District which is run in memory of Fred Whitton who was a popular member of the Lakes Road Club. It starts and finishes in Grasmere and takes in climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott and Wrynose passes.
Sunday 7th also saw the Sunderland 10k with Nina Errington and Kirsty Mahoney taking part. Nina finished in 57:16 and Kirsty in 1:06.15. Good going there ladies.
Wednesday 9th saw another midweek run with Sarah Lord, Glen Blakey and Nina Errington taking part in the Whitehaven Harbour 5km. Sarah finished in 26:46, Glen in 29:17 and Nina in 30:48.
Congratulations to all who took part in the Carlisle Colour Run on Sunday 14th May. Yet again a lot of money was raised for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw and a lot of fun was had in the process.
Saturday 20th saw a bus load of DH Runners head down to Lancaster to take part in the 5k series. Results as follows:
Brian Hazelwood - 20:30; Julie Dodd -20:41; Matthew Holliday - 21:20; Beverley Armstrong - 22:56;
Bethany Duffy – 23:36; David Wood – 23:54; Mark Drummond -24:15; JP Whalen – 24:36;
Tracey Pagin – 25:35; Kathryn Holliday – 25:38; Louise Duffy – 25:50; Seema Ritson – 25:58;
Andrea Young – 26:30; Fiona Moore – 26:34; Lindsay Graham – 26:42; Glen Blakey – 26:43;
Natalie Storey – 27:40; Malcolm Carson – 27:47; David Macnaughton – 27:53; Jill Glencross – 28:05;
Louise Porter- 28:21; Emma Taylor – 28:32; Russell Hind – 28:50; Kate Whalen – 29:52;
Elaine Doran – 30:37; Michelle Mackay – 30:48; Sarah Hamilton – 31:04; Nicola Jackson – 31:20;
Frances Braithwaite – 31:37; Helen Cupac – 31:50; David Firth – 32:14; Carol Thompson – 33:09;
Bev Pasa – 33:45; Matthew Walker – 33:47; Mary Messenger – 33:53; Helen Macnaughton – 34:00;
Gordon Beattie – 34:09; Christine Walker - 36:37; Catherine Wood - 39:03;
Well done to all 39 who took part, especially those who were racing for the first time, I know that the organisers were chuffed to bits with so many travelling down to run.
Howgills Trail Marathon and Half Marathon took place on Sunday 21st May. Taking part in the Marathon were Michael Irving – 4:24.50 (finishing 8th overall), Matt Tyson – 4:46.43, Paul Rawlinson – 4:51.38, Dan Mullinder – 4:53.53 and Michael Storey – 5:11.03.
While the half saw attendance from Brian Hazelwood – 2:45.54, Keith Atkinson – 2:57.51, Richard Henry – 3:06.17 and Andy Baker – 3:08.55.
The main words coming out of Howgill were disgusting, brutal and hilly. Well done for enduring a difficult course everyone.
On Wednesday 17th May the local Carlisle City Urban Trail Run saw a large attendance from ourselves. 56 runners were out representing the club that night which made up nearly a quarter of the attendance of the race. Supporting local races has been something we’ve always pushed as a group and it’s something I’m sure the organisers appreciate so well done everyone. Results as follows with prize winners in brackets:
Paul Graves – 35:20 (Overall winner); Michael Holliday – 36:02 (Overall 3rd); Kevin Scott – 39:30 (2nd place Vet 40); Richard Holliday – 41:05; Paul McKnespiey – 41:26; Colin Nicholl – 43:15; Martin Grey – 43:25; Paul Rawlinson – 43:41; Andrew Graham – 43:54; Susan Fawkes – 44:09; Julie Dodd – 44:40; Tony Mills – 45:00; Wayne Watson – 45:58; Chris Knox – 46:52; Simon Dolman – 46:54; Steve Viney – 46:56; Rosie Billett – 46:58; Beverley Armstrong – 47:19; Michael Storey – 47:40; Richard Henry – 48:52; Bethany Duffy – 49:13 (Junior Female – Under 18); Helen Sanderson – 52:17; Karl Douglas – 52:53; Louise Duffy – 53:59; Anthony Nicholson – 54:17; JP Whalen – 54:18; Sarah Lord – 55:00; Tracey Pagin – 55:16; Paul Todd – 55:43; Glen Blakey – 55:56; Gary Frizell – 56:08; Fiona Moore – 56:41; Lindsay Graham – 56:56; Allan Raymund Redoble – 58:49; Suzanne Osborne – 59:16; Lucy Cowton – 59:24; Amanda Kirtley – 59:38; Fiona Wilson – 59:40; Heather Harrison – 1:00.13; David Macnaughton – 1:00.47; Lucy Jackson – 1:01.12; Rachel Lee – 1:01.22; Emma Taylor – 1:01.43; Kate Whalen – 1:03.55; Kathryn Holliday – 1:03.58; Sara Milburn – 1:06.16; Kath Saunders – 1:06.25; Helen Cupac – 1:07.03; Jo Hutchinson – 1:07.16; Nicola Jackson – 1:10.19; Frances Braithwaite – 1:10.24; Mary Messenger – 1:16.17; Sarah Wardle – 1:17.18; Sophie Wardle – 1:17.19; Emma Richardson – 1:17.31 and Paula Harmon – 1:29.02.
Sunday 21st May saw the running of the ASICS Windermere Marathon. The sole DH Runner taking part was Michael ‘Curly’ Irving. Curly finished in an impressive 2:53.21 in an overall place of sixth.
Wednesday 24th May saw another midweek 10k. This time at Vindolanda with Paul Todd and David Macgillivray taking part. David finished in 49:13 and Paul finished in 1:00.32. Afterwards David said, “The course was a mixture of uphill and downhill with some uphills like Cummersdale Hill +50%. The last 400 metres were vertical. Afterwards I went back to the Milecastle Inn and the 2 pints never touched the sides.” While Paul described the race as, “Hills, Flies, Hills, Heat and more Hills.”
Kirkcudbright Half Marathon took place on Saturday 27th May which saw Paul Todd in action again. Paul finished in 2:16.35 and finished off a busy racing month for himself all in all.
Sunday 28th May saw marathon festivals in both Edinburgh and Liverpool as well as the 10k and Half Marathon taking place in Manchester.
In Edinburgh Heather Eccles tackled the marathon distance in a time of 3:56.46 claiming a course PB in the process before hitting the town to celebrate her wedding anniversary.
Lynn Connolly took part in the Half Marathon finishing in 1:44.35 and bagging the sub 1:45 she wanted in the process. The build-up hadn’t been the best for Lynn with a few injury niggles in the build-up but it all seemed to go well for her on the day.
Liverpool saw a large contingent of DH Runners having stayed over being joined by those who arrived on the bus on the Sunday morning.
The half marathon was very well attended but sadly I am unable to separate the results by club as that option has been removed. So the only results I have for this event are those which have been sent to me. Apologies to all who have missed out but I simply don’t have the time to sift through the results of a mass race.
So those results as follows:
Kathryn Holliday – 1:58.45; Kate Imrie – 1:59.58; Mark Drummond – 2:04.38; Jill Glencross – 2:06.06; Tracy Pagin – 2:06.38; Andrea Armstrong – 2:08.00; Fiona Moore – 2:14.07; Emma Taylor – 2:17.25; Louise Porter – 2:17.25; Lucy Jackson – 2:18.09; Heather Harrison – 2:19.00; Kate Whalen – 2:21.20; Elaine Doran – 2:23.47; Hannah Baker – 2:31.57; Helen Cupac – 2:42.39; Nicola Jackson – 2:53.14;
Gordon Beattie – 2:54.53; Kelly Pattison – 3:00.15 and Paula Harmon – 3:18.45.
Afterwards Kelly Pattison said, “This was my first ever half marathon. I was doing ‘You Can Run’ 12 months ago having never ran before. I’m still high on the fact that I’ve already done a half. I’m really an example that if I can do it then anyone can. It’s been a very special day and all thanks to the DH family. I’ve enjoyed it so much that I’ve signed up for the two days next year already.”
Kathryn Holliday chipped in, “It was a brilliant day out…even if I was chased by a man dressed as Mrs Potato Head.”
The marathon distance was completed by myself (Steve Claringbold) in 3:32.00 and Julie Story in 3:49.09. With this time Julie qualified for London with a good for age qualification. To say she was ecstatic at the finish line was an understatement.
The finishers in the Manchester Half were Daniel Gill – 1:54.09; Mike Holmes – 1:58.32 and Jo Turnbull – 2:42.21, while the 10k was completed by Helen Macnaughton in 1:13.42. Well done everyone.
Upcoming we have Morecambe 10k, Epic Events Ullswater swim, and the next race in the club championship which is the Carlisle Tri 10k, Appleby 10k. I’m sure there will be more so keep those results coming in.
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