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Weekend review: April 21 & 22, 2012

by Editor
Monday 23rd April 2012
 
 

Saturday April 21, 2012

Clandon Park 10km, 4km and Junior Fun Run

A break in the rain meant the 900 entries to this year’s Clandon Park Run stayed dry – but got very muddy! Nearly 1/3 of the participants were aged under 18 and three of the first six places in the 10k were under 18, the first female finisher was too.

Winners took away Fitstuff and Scott shoe vouchers, and there were spot prizes of sessions at The Running School. The organisers would like to thank event sponsors Foxhills and Seymours and Lady Onslow for access to the Clandon Park Estate.

Clandon Park Run is organised by George Abbot School and this year all funds raised by the run will go towards an astro training pitch for school and community club use.

Linda Cairns, the Race Director, is also one of the team that brings parkrun to Stoke Park in Guildford every Saturday at 9.00. This free 5k run is suitable for all levels of runners and joggers – see www.parkrun.org.uk/guildford for information.

Men's results

1 Robert Sherwood 37:51
2 Charlie Critchley 38:01
3 George Gathercole 38:24

 

Women's results

1 Eleanor Harrison 44:12
2 Angela Armitage 44:35
3 Wendy Fitzpatrick 44:48

 

Click here for full results

 

 

Moreton Morrell Mad Dash, 10km and 20km

The Moreton Morrell Mad Dash, organised by Raceways.eu, took runners through villages and country lanes from the grounds of Moreton Hall on an udulating course of 10km. 20km runners run two laps of the course.

Jonathan Folland of Barrow Runners was first in the 10km event in 34:27, with Nardia Poole of Kenilworth Runners first woman in 40:45. Jim Morris of Stanford Striders was victorious in the 20km event in 1:16:02, while Courtney Thornberry took the women's race in 1:34:19

The organisers Thanks go to the following sponsors: Cafe2U’s for their ongoing support. StonetheCrows of Leamington Spa for the prizes, Wild and Free of Leamington Spa for the fruit and Warwickshire College for having the race there once again. To Asics for the numbers, start and finish banners, to Forever Living for prizes and ongoing support and to Peter Hodder for the warm ups!

This Raceways event raised over £1000 for KIDS RUN FREE. The next KRF races are on May 5th at 9am, at Newbold Comyn, Leamington. Memorial Park, Coventry and Bentley Heath, Solihull. Register online for free at www.kidsrunfree.co.uk

The next Raceways event, Summer Sun Run, on August 11th at Warwickshire College, all profits to Kids Run Free. Enter online at www.raceways.eu

Men's 10km results

1 Jonathan Folland Barrows Runners 34:27
2 Sean Byrne Desford Striders 35:43
3 Nick Frost Pontypridd Roadents 36:25

 

Women's km results

1 Nardia Poole Kenilworth Runners 40:45
2 Bridget Shiel   45:32
3 Susan Lawrence Rugby & Northampton Club 47:59

 

Men's 20km results

1 Jim Morris Stanford Striders 1:16:02
2 Robert Dick Road Runners 1:19:52
3 Steve Turvey   1:25:47

 

Women's 20km results

1 Courtney Thornberry   1:34:19
2 Amy Burdis Northbrook AC 1:50:44
3 Heather Moodie   1:52:28

Click here for full results

 

 

Halewood 5k

The Halewood 5k this week was birthday themed due to regular runners Andy Edwards (21), Tony Wilcox (50), and Billy Merritt (50) all celebrating their landmark birthdays leading up to this weeks event. There is usually a bit of fruit left over when that is provided after the race, but the birthday cake proved more popular this week with none left afterwards!

In the mens race it was birthday boys Andy Edwards and Tony Wilcox who finished first and second place respectively, with Andy lowering his personal best by one second in the process. In third place for the men was Colin Thompson of Helsby Running Club.

It was twin sisters Alexandra and Megan Barnsley who yet again dominated the ladies race. Despite being U11 athletes they again finished 1st and 2nd place overall. The Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton stars surely have a great future ahead in the sport. In 3rd place for the ladies was Clare Lowrey (Widnes Wasps), with her clubmate Joanne McGillicuddy not far behind in 4th.

There was also a group of charity runners who took part in todays race. 'Team Thailand' consists of Sharon Burston, Sian Cassie, Sarah Eves, Clare Lathom, Carina Taylor, and Lindsay Barfoot. They are aiming to raise funds for Rainbow House in Thailand which helps children and young adults with disabilities. If anyone would like to sponsor them for this great cause please goto https://www.justgiving.com/teams/teamthailand2012.

Next weeks Halewood 5k is on Saturday 28th April at 1pm. Sorry folks but it is back to complimentary fresh fruit and refreshments this week! Runners of all abilities are very welcome. Results are published on the Power of 10 website.

To register before your first run please goto www.halewood5k.co.uk.

Halewood 5k - April 21, 2012

Photos, l-r: Andy Edwards, 'Team Thailand' and the Barnsley sisters © Nik Edwards

Men's results

1 Andy Edwards Deestriders 16:41
2 Tony Wilcox Knowsley Harriers 17:33
3 Colin Thompson Helsby Running Club 19:14

 

Women's results

1 Alexandra Barnsley Liverpool Pembroke Sefton 22:04
2 Megan Barnsley Liverpool Pembroke Sefton 22:18
3 Clare Lowrey Widnes Wasps 25:18

 

Click here for full results

 

 

Sunday April 22, 2012

Stelling Minnis 10K

Weather conditions were perfect for the East Kent Clic Supporters 2012 Stelling Minnis 10K which ensured good course times

2012 Stelling Minnis 10K

The runners were well supported by locals from Stelling Minnis and Bossingham. The for the event date had been brought forward to prevent clashes with other fixtures, but due to it being the same day as the London Marathon, numbers were slightly down. However the race was completed by 117 runners.

The first male was Tom Robertson in a time of 35.35, 2nd male was Tim Forsyth, also the youngest runner at age 15, in a time of 37.38, 3rd male was Peter Hogben In a time of 37.57

The first lady was Jacqueline King from Istead and Isfield Harriers in a time of 47.07.

Finishers all received a medal. All proceeds went to CLIC SARGENT, a children's cancer charity who provide home nursing for children in East Kent.

2012 Stelling Minnis 10K

Photos: Female winner Jaqueline King, second placed male Timothy Forsyth and race winner Tom Robertson

Men's results

1 Tom ROBERTSON   0:35:35
2 Timothy FORSYTH Ashford AC 0:37:38
3 Peter HOGBEN Canterbury Harriers 0:37:57

 

Women's results

1 Jacqueline KING Istead & Ifield Harriers 0:47:07
2 Fidelma ATKINSON Canterbury Harriers 0:48:31
3 Lorna PETTIFE Pitsea Runing Club 0:49:27

 

Click here for full results

 

 

Bolton 10k

Bolton’s Anthony Valentine made it a hat-trick of victories in the Bolton 10K race after missing the 2011 event through injury. Having steadily built a lead of 100m by the halfway point, Valentine (34.34) added to his 2009 and 2010 tally, eventually winning with ease from Blackburn Harrier Paul Bradshaw (35.20) and Trentham RC’s Carl Platt (36.28).

Times were slower than expected as the spring weather veered from monsoon rain and wind to glorious sun. It rendered parts of the course more like a multi-terrain event.

A classy run by Melissa Neal (39.40) of March AC won the women’s race, with 2011 winner Sharleen Hollinshead (39.57) eventually taking Trentham’s second podium position of the day by edging ahead of Keighley & Craven’s Amy Green in the final 1000m.

Clubmate Rudolph Maclejkowicz (40.52) won the M60 category, whilst the eldest race entrant Ed Corley did Horwich proud with a time of 58.43, even at 74 years young!

As one of the largest 10K races in the North West, the Bolton 10K underwent another facelift for 2012, unveiling a new two-lap course that took in the quiet highways around and within Leverhulme Park. Designed to maintain the traditional challenge of the old 10K courses, it was something of an unknown quantity for the 750 entrants as the scenic route was complemented by its Grandstand start and finish. With runners from the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Wight, one could have been mistaken for thinking it was the Island Games!

Organiser Steve Houghton was happy that people had travelled from far and wide, and just hoped the unbelievably wet conditions hadn’t put people off ever running again, nevermind returning for next year’s event! Earlier in the day, a team one-two was recorded in the Fun Run over one mile for Bolton United Harriers. Katie Oakley and Hannah MacKenzie led home a chasing pack of more than 50 juniors.

Results and photo web-links are available on the event website www.bolton10k.co.uk, and the club would like to invite those finishers who wish to continue running socially to join them for a training session on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Leverhulme Park.

Men's results

1 Anthony Valentine Bolton United Harriers 34.34
2 Paul Bradshaw Blackburn Harrier 35.20
3 Carl Platt Trentham RC 36.28

 

Women's results

1 Melissa Neal March AC 39.40
2 Sharleen Hollinshead Trentham RC 39.57
3 Amy Green Keighley & Craven 40:02

 

Click here for full results

 

 

Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k

Race day began with much excitment in the running community. At one end of the country were a record 36,500 runners preparing for the 32nd London Marathon. And in a sleepy village north of Glasgow a record 600 runners were preparing for the 6th Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k. Unsettled weather seemed to miraculously clear (as it always does on Balfron 10k day) and at one point in the morning threatened to get too warm. Luckily a few clouds came over, and the temperature dropped to perfect running weather, in time for exScotland Rugby Star and BBC presenter John Beattie and his BBC colleague Rhona MacLeod to start the race.

2012 Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k

Photos: The start of the 6th Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k. John and Rhona. Olympic torch bearers

The undulating course is predominantly downhill for the first 5k, and the temptation to go out too fast is stronger than ever. But you really do need to save some energy as once you've heard the piper at the turning point its mainly uphill back to the finish. One person who gauged that perfectly on his first ever Balfron 10k was Robert Russell of Central Athletics, who managed to win by over three and a half minutes from Peter Moffett of Falkirk Victoria Harriers. Robert's finishing time of 32:12 also cracked the course record by nearly a minute. Third place was taken by Paul Thomson of Helensburgh Athletics - a veteran of the Balfron 10k, having been amongst the prizes in every one of its 6 editions - and who also won the V50 prize today.

Another course record was smashed by first lady Joasia Zakrzewski of Dumfries Running Club in 36:55. Claire Moffett made an unusual family and Falkirk Victoria Harriers 2-2 as second lady with Peter Moffett as second male. Third lady was Judith Turner from Carnegie Harriers.

This year saw the introduction of two new prizes for locals commemorating popular local runner Ricky Govan who sadly passed away last year. These were hotly contested by the area's running community, with the Male prize going to Balfron High School teacher Stuart McKay and the Female prize going to Balfron High School pupil Frances Brown.

And for those who weren't among the prizes, fresh oranges, a T-shirt, medal and well stocked goody bag more than made up.

Men's results

1 ROBERT RUSSELL CENTRAL A.C. 0:32:12
2 PETER MOFFETT FALKIRK VICTORIA HARRIERS 0:35:49
3 PAUL THOMPSON HELENSBURGH A.A.C. 0:35:59

 

Women's results

1 JOASIA ZAKRZEWSKI DUMFRIES RUNNING CLUB 0:36:55
2 CLAIRE MOFFETT FALKIRK VICTORIA HARRIERS 0:39:23
3 JUDITH TURNER CARNEGIE HARRIERS 0:40:16

 

Full results and photos are available at www.balfron10k.org.uk

 

 

Angmering 10 Mile & 10km Bluebell Trail Run

Angmering 10 Mile & 10km Bluebell Trail Run 2012

Photos © SussexSportPhotography.com

A stunning setting with the added bonus of sunshine greeted runners for the annual bluebell run on the edge of the South Downs National Park in West Sussex.

The 10 mile race took athletes through the bluebell woods before heading out onto the open countryside of the South Downs for some breathtaking views. Local runner James Walker from Steyning AC held off a number of top regional runners to win in an impressive 1:00:02 on a tough course; 29 seconds ahead of Tone Zone Vet runner Stephen McLoughlin.

The performance of the day was from Sharon Elder from Aldershot, Farnham District AC who was 6th overall in 1:09:18. Natasha Swan from Seaford Striders was second in 1:11:46.

Angmering 10 Mile & 10km Bluebell Trail Run 2012

Photos © SussexSportPhotography.com

The 10km race remained within the bluebell woods and saw a bunch of triathletes in the main breakaway group led by Tuff Fitty Tri Clubs Christian Faires with Team REP’s Tom Jackson not far off the pace. However it was Andy Morgan-Lee from Thames Hare & Hounds who made his presence felt even for the lead mountain biker as he powered his way to finish the tough course in 36:15.

The win was a month after coming second at the Vet BMAF Cross Country Championships. Junior triathlete Sophie Coleman was the first female in 00:44:19, with Jenny Hall of Crawley second.

Angmering 10 Mile & 10km Bluebell Trail Run 2012

Photos © SussexSportPhotography.com

Men's 10 mile results

1 James Walker Steyning AC 01:00:02
2 Stephen Mcloughlin Tone Zone Runners 01:00:31
3 Bruce Warren Brighton Phoenix 01:04:33

 

Women's 10 mile results

1 Sharon Elder Aldershot, Farnham & District AC 01:09:18
2 Natasha Swan Seaford Striders 01:11:46
3 Cat Bounds Senior Phoenix AC 01:14:26

 

Men's 10km results

1 Andy Morgan-Lee Thames Hare & Hounds 00:36:15
2 Christian Faires Tuff Fitty Triathlon Club 00:37:04
3 James Atkinson Phoenix 00:39:08

 

Women's 10km results

1 Sophie Coleman Independant 00:44:19
2 Jenny Hall Crawley 00:47:08
3 Lee Taylor Brighton 00:47:49

 

Click here for full results

 

 

The Wild Races 2012 Series - Hamsterley Forest

A new longer route ad a length of 16km proved a great success. Very positive comments from across the field.

The race was won by Jamie Barbour (Heaton Harriers) in 68.27, Kevin Lister (NEVAC) was second - 73.15 and Guy Watford (Quakers) in a time of 75.15. Susanne Hunter (Blyth) was first woman - 84.11, Jen O'Neil (UA) - 85.01 and Ellen Tipple (Sedgefield) was third lady in a time of 90.21.

The Wild Races 2012 Series - Hamsterley Forest

Photos: Second placed Kevin Lister and Iain Singer, Ian Baxter and first woman, Susanne Hunter of Blyth RC

Men's results

1 Jamie Barbour Heaton Harriers 68.27
2 Kevin Lister NEVAC 73.15
3 Guy Watford Quakers 75.15

 

Women's results

1 Susanne Hunter Blyth 84.11
2 Jen O'Neil UA 85.01
3 Ellen Tipple Sedgefield 90.21

 

Click here for full results

 

 

Shobdon Wood

This year's event attracted runners from Northumberland, Cumbria, Somerset as well as from Wales and the West Midlands. After recent heavy rain, the paths through the woods were muddy, and slippery on the descents and climbs.

Last year's winner, Jon Pugh (Builth & District) was pushed hard by James Baird of Barrow, but Pugh eventually pulled away and had a 6 second margin at the finish, completing the course in 33mins 17secs, 30 seconds faster than in 2011. Gwynant Jones (Maldwyn Harriers) finished third, in 35.16.

Mel Price (Mercia Fell Runners) won the women's race (11th overall, in 40.12) well clear of second lady, Jo Gascoigne-Owens (Alnwick Harriers), who was 16th (41.59). Luned Jones of Chepstow was third (43.39).

Wye Valley Runners were the first men's team, and Presteigne Pacers won the women's event.

Men's results

1 Jon Pugh Builth & District 33:17
2 James Baird Barrow 33:23
3 Gwynant Jones finished third 35:16

 

Women's results

1 Mel Price Mercia Fell Runners 40.12
2 Jo Gascoigne-Owens Alnwick Harriers 41.59
3 Luned Jones Chepstow 43.39

 

Click here for full results

 

 

Stanwick Lakes St George’s Day Run

Stanwick Lakes St George’s Day Run

A surprisingly sunny start in Northamptonshire welcomed the third running of this event; the counties largest St Georges Day Run. The cloud and heavy showers of the previous week stayed well away to allow a patriotic crowd to gather in preparation to run 5km, 10km or a half marathon through the stunning and thanks to St George, dragon free scenery of the Stanwick Lakes site. The race started at 10am in near perfect running conditions.

The traffic free route proved ideal for the runners as they made their way rapidly through the site of special scientific interest where some three thousand birds are currently nesting. The 5k race was won in tremendous style by Tom Allum who finished ahead of James Dwight and third placed runner Adam Eales. The first woman home was the very speedy Louise Bennett of Rushden Runners who was well supported by her children.

The 10k race was won by Demys Olefir who was a full two minutes ahead of Terry Hatter with Christopher Petrie coming home in third place.

The half marathon was completed in just 1.16.50 by Carl Tucker ahead of Carl Lake and John Webb.

Lloyd Clark, Race Director stated that it was a pleasure to see so many happy and athletic runners encouraging the back of the pack runners which made the whole event a pleasure to organise. The day went smoothly thanks to some excellent marshals and an incredibly enthusiastic group of runners without whom such events could not be staged.

The next event at Stanwick will be held on 10th June 2012, entry details can be found at www.ultramarathon.org.uk

5k results

1 Tom Allum 00.19.15
2 James Dwight 00.19.50
3 Adam Eales 00.20.53

 

10k results

1 Demys Olefir 00.35.06
2 Terry Hatter 00.37.09
3 Christopher Petrie 00.40.04

 

Half marathon results

1 Carl Tucker 01.16.50
2 Carl Lake 01.27.27
3 John Webb 01.22.40

 

Click here for full results in due course

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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