TUESDAY 7th NOVEMBER 2017
Welcome back to another round-up of results and events.
This time, we’ll be rounding up September and October.
First up a polite reminder:
When compiling these results I check most results databases against our members list where possible. Every month there are a few people who sign up to races as a DH Runner who don’t appear on our members lists. Going forward these names won’t be included in results unless they actually become a member. If anyone wants to discuss this further please don’t hesitate to contact myself or the club secretary. Also, members, please ensure you sign up to races as a DH Runner where possible. If there are any issues doing this then please again contact myself or the club secretary and we’ll contact race organisers where needed to see what the issue is.
And so on to the results, due to a technical error, there was an omission from August’s results.
Sarah Hamilton completed the Thames Marathon Swim on the 6th August. The swim is 14km and Sarah completed the course in 4:56.23. Afterwards Sarah said, “I know we’re a running club but without DH I wouldn’t have even dreamt about entering a 14k swim. It’s thanks to our amazing, supportive family that I had the confidence to go for it. It was a great event and one I’d definitely do again.”
Having the confidence of completing that Sarah then signed up for the Lakesman Half along with a whole host of DH Runners and some who have signed up for the Lakesman Full. More on that next year.
Karl and Carol Douglas took part in the in the Matfen 10k on Sunday the 3rd September. Karl said that it was, “a very undulating course with nice views.” Karl finished in 51:32 and Carol in 55:12.
Also on the 3rd Paul Todd and Heather Eccles took part in the Golden Ball 20 Miler in Lancaster. Heather completed in 2:43.50 and Paul in 3:21.29. This was Heather’s last outing as a first claim DH Runner as she returns back to Eden Runners as her first claim. We wish her the best of luck competing under the Eden Runners banner.
Also on the 3rd was the Muckletoon Doctors Run organised by the Muckletoon Joggers. Susan Fawkes finished 18th in 1:03.33 (first female), Julie Story finished 28th in 1:10.19 (age category winner), Mark Story finished in 29th place at 1:10.30 while Derek Johnstone completed in 26th place in 1:12.03.
Paul Todd was back in action on Tuesday 5th September over at the Gosforth 10k. Based in West Cumbria this race was organised by the Blengdale Runners AC. Paul finished in 56:09.
The Great North Run was next up on Sunday 10th September.
Taking part in this one were Paul McKnespiey, Matt Charlton, Caroline Evans, Andy Caven, John McGibbon, Julie Dodd, David Wilson, Marc Farmer, Seema Ritson, Kathryn Holliday, Helen
Sanderson, Mike Holmes, Keith Atkinson, JP Whalen, Fiona Moore, Tracey Pagin, Mark Drummond, Phil Bell, Jill Glencross, Rebecca Wilson, Jackie Dodd, Russell Hind, Elizabeth Lockwood, Elaine Doran, Helen Cupac, Lisa Postlethwaite, Sara Milburn, Carole Holdich, Emma Richardson, Tracey Beckett, Kelly Pattison and Paula Harmon.
Also on Sunday 10th was the Dumfries Half a small contingent of DH Runners crossed the border for this one.
Anthony Nicholson completed in 1:55.57, Karl Douglas finished in 1:58.36, Christine Alcock crossed the line in 2:02.07, Paul Todd completed in 2:02.14, Carol Douglas finished in 2:03.27
Finally, also on Sunday 10th September was the Montane Trail 10. Richard Henry completed the trail 10 in 54:56 in 59th place.
The Cumbria Way Ultra is a 73 mile trail ultra-race passing through varied terrain in the Lake District. This event is held by Pure Outdoors and took place on Saturday 16th September. Taking part for DH Runners were Michael Irving and Daniel Mullinder. Michael Irving finished 3rd in 15:14.26 and Daniel Mullinder finished in 30th place in 21:35.42.
Over in Warrington was the English Half Marathon. Held on Sunday 17th September this one is classed as a fast, PB course. Taking part in this one were myself (Steve Claringbold), Andrea Armstrong, Tracey Pagin, Kate Whalen, Louise Porter and Gordon Beattie.
Results as follows; Steve Claringbold – 1:29.01, Tracey Pagin – 2:01.51, Louise Porter – 2:22.07, Andrea Armstrong – 2:13.35, Kate Whalen – 2:31.03 and Gordon Beattie – 2:56.11.
The Lancaster Marathon took place on Sunday 17th September. Paul Todd was back in action for this one completing in 4:45.05.
On Tuesday 19th September Heather Harrison and Amanda Kirtley were in action in Keswick for the Go Tri sprint Triathlon. Amanda finished in 1:01.56 and Heather completed her first triathlon in 1:11.03.
The Stoneybeck 10k took place on Sunday 24th September. Held by Eden Runners this is described as a relatively flat 10k.
Taking part were Kevin Scott (39:11 finishing 10th), Bethany Duffy (48:06 finishing 48th), Matt Taylor (49:02 finishing 55th), Karl Douglas (52:39 finishing 66th), Carol Douglas (54:14 finishing 85th), Christine Alcock (55:03 finishing 89th), Fiona Wilson (55:18 finishing 90th), Glenda Blakey (55:30 finishing 94th), Louise Duffy (56:46 finishing 103rd), Diane Graham (1:00.18 finishing 119th), Tracey Sowerby (1:02.43 finishing 129th) and Susanne McDougall (1:15.00 finishing 146th).
Also on Sunday 24th September was the Kendal Sprint Triathlon hosted by Epic Events. Taking part were Anni Stumpf and Heather Harrison. Anni completed in 1:11.28 and Heather finished what was only her second triathlon in 1:55.41
Taking part on Sunday 24th September was the Haltwhistle Half. Mel Warwick finished in 2:03.02 in 136th place.
1st of October saw the running of the Cumbrian Run Half Marathon hosted by GLL. As usual there were plenty of DH Runners in attendance.
Taking part were Paul Graves (1:13.31 finishing 4th), Michael Irving (1:19.52 finishing 14th), Kevin Scott (1:24.27 finishing 34th), Rob Simmons (1:25.23 finishing 38th), Andrew Pescod (1:42.37), Simon Dolman (1:44.17), Andy Caven (1:45.20), Lynn Connolly (1:45.39), Donald Richardson (1:48.20), Matt Taylor (1:50.06), Steve Viney (1:50.37), Chris Knox (1:51.56), JP Whalen (1:53.32), Steve Claringbold (1:53.32), Kate Imrie (1:53.38), Kevin Ramshaw (1:55.18), Karen Taylor (1:59.51), Anthony Nicholson (1:57.00), Paul Todd (2:01.49), Lindsay Graham (1:59.35), Carol Douglas (2:03.00), Carole Steel (2:02.53), Kathryn Holliday (2:04.21), Gill Harding (2:08.20), Julian Ponsford (2:07.41), Alison French (2:07.42), Tracey Pagin (2:10.27), Tony Carrigan (2:10.48), Mary Messenger (2:17.03), Wayne Stevens (2:17.45), David Liddle (2:17.50), Glen Blakey (2:00.51), Bev Pasa (2:22.01), Harrison (2:27.02), Helen Cupac (2:28.51), Sara Milburn (2:29.50), Frances Braithwaite (2:29.55), Amanda Baillie (2:36.44), Mandy Atkinson (2:43.42), Sarah Fitzpatrick (2:52.25), Sophie Wardle (2:52.25), Rebecca Birkett (2:52.38), David Macnaughton (2:57.50), Helen Macnaughton (2:57.51), Emma Richardson (3:00.53), and Kelly Pattison (3:12.47),
As with most large events the results were all over the place. Some were signed up as DH Runners, some weren’t. I’ve tried to catch as many team members as possible and have scoured the results a few times now and checked this against our current members list so if you’ve been missed off I can only apologise.
Lakes In A Day is a 50 mile Ultra from Caldbeck to Cartmel. Taking part in this one was Richard Holliday who completed in 12:36.20. Great work Richard.
Taking part in the West Coast Half on Sunday 8th October were Karen and Matt Taylor. Matt finished in 1:57.50 and Karen in 2:02.40. Well done both and a nice bit of bling as well.
Also on the 8th October was the Chester Marathon, Matt Charlton completed in 3:00.49, Matt Tyson finished in 3:08.53, Steve Claringbold completed in 3:18.20, Caroline Evans crossed the line in 3:33.49, next up was Brian Hazelwood in 3:50.37, Andy Baker finished in 3:59.35 and Bev Armstrong in 4:26.23.
On Sunday 15th October Deryck Hutchinson was over in Mallorca for the Mallorca Marathon. Deryck completed in 6:04.30.
The Manchester Half took place on Sunday 15th October and saw attendance from Ian Harkness and Nina Errington. Ian completed in 1:19.56 and Nina in 2:12.46. Well done both on what was a pretty muggy day.
The Autumn Breaker 10k, also Sunday 15th October, saw attendance from Simon Dolman, Louise Porter and Emma Taylor. Simon completed in 46:43, Louise completed in 1:00.14 and Emma finished in 1:01.15. A good day was had by all and, in keeping with Fylde Coast Runners events, a nice medal was well earned. I hear there was even milkshakes afterwards.
The Bamburgh Half took place on Sunday 22nd October and saw a bus load of DH Runners head down to support club member Mary Messenger. Mary is raising funds for CALM this year and Bamburgh is a special place for her family and was the ideal spot for her second half marathon.
Results as follows: Martin Grey – 1:36.58, Steve Claringbold – 1:38.48, Lynn Connolly – 1:47.12, Seema Ritson – 1:48.25, Kathryn Holliday – 2:05.50, Mel Warwick – 2:11.02, Carole Steel – 2:12.56, Karen Taylor – 2:13.12, Fiona Moore – 2:13.15, Garry English – 2:13.16, Mary Messenger – 2:13.19, Glen Blakey – 2:13.20, Andrea Armstrong – 2:13.51, Bev Pasa – 2:30.33, Wayne Stevens – 2:30.34, Kate Whalen – 2:35.17, Frances Braithwaite – 2:37.16, Lucy Jackson – 3:10.57, Helen Cupac – 3:10.59 and Nicola Jackson – 3:11.04.
Also on Sunday 22nd October, taking part in the Dresden Marathon was Paul Todd who completed in 4:26.22. Great work Paul.
Taking part in the Ennerdale Trail 50km over the weekend of 21st/22nd October was Dan Mullinder who completed in 5:29.46. Solid effort from Dan there.
DH Runner’s very first official event, The River Run 10k, took place on Sunday 29th October. This was the culmination of a few years work from the committee and the race committee of putting this event together and I believe it showed in the execution of the event (but I am biased). Results for DH participants are as follows:
Michael Holliday – 35.29 (2nd), Stu Windsor – 37:28 (7th), Kevin Scott – 38:22 (8th), Paul McKnespiey – 38:30 (9th), Toby Harling – 40:41, Graham Lewis – 41:06, Stuart Lightfoot – 41:08, Daniel Mullinder – 41:59, Peter Murray – 42:42, Jo Hazell – 43:19 (1st Female), Colin Nicholl – 43:28, Susan Fawkes – 45:11, Seema Ritson – 46:46, Bethany Duffy – 46:59, Wayne Watson – 47:19, Andy Caven – 47:28, Kevin Ramshaw – 47:40, Jay Ritchie – 47:47, Brian Hazelwood – 48:10, Chris Knox – 48:11, Rosie Holliday – 48:13, Keith Atkinson – 48:15, Michael Fell – 48:57, Sarah Lord – 49:25, John Billett – 49:41, Julie Story – 50:13, David Wood – 51:09, Richard Henry – 51:31, Karl Douglas – 52:08, Duncan Remington – 52:14, Helen Sanderson – 52:24, Michael Dobson – 52:42, JP Whalen – 52:59, Stephen Long – 53:52, Carol Douglas – 53:58, Kate Imrie – 53:59, Louise Duffy – 54:04, Christine Alcock – 54:49, Glen Blakey – 54:55, Tony Carrigan – 55:23, Fiona Moore – 55:39, Fiona Wilson – 55:57, Matt Taylor – 56:03, Shona Carey – 57:32, Kelly Yeomans – 57:36, Nicola Seggie – 58:03, Alison French – 58:23, Jules Ponsford – 58:24, David Macnaughton – 58:42, Gary Frizell – 59:01, Lucy Cowton – 59:07, Rachel Webster – 1:00.41, Karen Taylor – 1:02.10, Bev Pasa – 1:02.11, Helen Cupac – 1:04.54, Josette Billett – 1:04.54, Pauline Connolly – 1:06.40, Mandy Atkinson – 1:06.41, Russell Hind – 1:06.53, Michael Richardson – 1:12.01, Matt Begg – 1:12.01, Andrea Robson – 1:12.29, Alison Pescod – 1:12.31, Carol Thomson – 1:12.56, Sarah Fitzpatrick – 1:13.02, Sophie Wardle – 1:13.03, Rebecca Birkett – 1:15.52 and Catherine Wood – 1:18.31.
We absolutely loved putting this event on and hope it becomes a fixture for years to come. Thanks so much to all who took part and made it such a success.
Finally, a big shout out to our Cross Country attendees over recent local events. At our AGM we will be appointing a Cross Country Co-ordinator and results going forward will be collated by them. For now, the results and a report have been kindly been included by Matthew Holliday:
With three Cumbria Athletics league Cross-Country (XC) races now completed, DH Runners have embraced this different running discipline with enthusiasm and grit. The first race was held at Cockermouth during the first week of October. With the usual pre-race excitement and bouts of anxiety taking hold, DH with their striking red and black vests were ready to make their mark. The course was set in two grassy fields, with some wet and muddy areas in the dips. The distance was about 8.5K covering 4 laps, there was a strong field of 85 runners. Runners were divided into 4 named groups, with the supper Hares setting off first, followed by the Hares, Bloodhounds and finally the Greyhounds which was made up of the fastest runners in the field. Although a tough race, it was enjoyed by all that took part. The DH Women took the 4th team position, with the men achieving the 5th position.
As the next race date approached later the same month, the cross country group chat was buzzing with excitement and anticipation, it was to be held on home soil at Rickerby Park Carlisle, with 17 DH runners in contention out of a field of 92, the sea of red and black was set to make an impression on the other teams. Overall the route was flat with a distance of 9k, a short steep accent at the end of each of the 4 laps was the sting in the tail. After the first lap the hill started to get very slippery, with the sheer number trail shoes and cross country spikes churning up the ground (and some even losing their shoes), by the fourth lap there was plenty of mud and very little traction, but the finish was in sight. The DH woman’s team took the envious position of 2nd whilst the DH Men’s team managed an improvement on the last race of 4th position.
With the halfway point of the Cumbria cross country season in sight, again the Cross-country group chat was anticipating another great race, this was to be held at Penrith, the course was undulating with one steeper hill near the start, thankfully there was also a long fast descent to the finish to balance things out, it was a very dry course, again with 4 laps. With 14 DH runners and a total field of 78 again DH made an impression. Before the start, Lindsay gave the men a little pep talk, which must have worked as both the Men’s and women’s teams came in with an impressive 3rd position. Lindsay gained celebrity status as she sprinted into the finish and was cheered at first by DH supporters but followed quickly by supporters of many other teams.
During the last three races the DH family have as always been out in strength offering support and much-needed encouragement. We are all so much looking forward to the rest of the season in both Cumbria and Lancashire.
Why not come along and cheer your team on.
Remaining XC Fixtures for the 2017/18 season…
Cumbria Keswick 11th November 2017
Cumbria Workington 16th December 2017
Mid Lancs Liverpool 25th December 2017
Mid Lancs Hyndburn 9th December 2017
Mid Lancs Burnley 13th January 2018
Mid Lancs Lancaster 17th February 2018
Mid Lancs Ulverston 3rd March 2018
Northern athletics championship Leeds 27th January 2018
UPCOMING LOCAL RACES
Keswick Cross Country – Saturday 11th November
HELL OF A HILL MARATHON DAYS 1-5 Wednesday 8th November to Sunday 12th November (CHORLEY)
WINDMILL 10K – Sunday 12th November (LYTHAM ST ANNES)
PRESTON 10 MILE Sunday 19th November
BRAMPTON TO CARLISLE 10 MILE Sunday 19th November
ARNSIDE KNOTT RACE Sunday 19th November
RAVENSTONEDALE 10k Saturday 25th November
THE HOWLING TRAIL CHASE Saturday 25th November (HORWICH)
MID LANCS Cross Country – Saturday 25th November (LIVERPOOL)
THE BEST 5K Sunday 26th November (PRESTON)
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