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Weekend review: November 12 & 13

by Editor
Monday 14th November 2011
Tags  Braid Hills Rrace   |   Seagrave Wolds Challenge   |   CTS - Gower   |   Brueton parkrun   |   Brutal Run   |   Over the Hills   |   Scenic 7   |   Ilkley Lido Relays   |   Sodbury Slog

Saturday November 12, 2011

Braid Hills Rrace 2011

Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds Braid Hills race 2011 couldn't have seen a nicer day for the races! With a 'little' rain overnight to soften the ground, conditions were perfect, and with the largest field the race has seen in the past few years (349 runners) all was set for a great day's racing. Runners came from all over Scotland and as far away as Swansea to take part in the race which is on the annual calender for many universities and clubs due to its popular (usually muddy) course.

The Men's race saw over 220 runners tackling the tough 6 mile course. In the individual race the first three over the line were.

Men's results

1 Niall Sheehan Lasswade AC 32:35
2 Jamie Stevenson Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds 32:59
3 Mickey Breen Corstorphine AAC 33:11

The hosts went even better in the team competition with their Men's A team following up last years first place finish by taking the first spot again by an even bigger margin, with their B team pipped into 4th place. The top three teams in the Men's race were: 1 - Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds; 2 - Leeds University A; 3 - Costorphine AAC A.

In the Ladies race, the green-vested troops set out to better their second placed team finish last year. Individually there were some brilliant runs by members of the club and the first three ladies over the line were:

Women's results

1 Claire Ward HBT 18:34
2 Megan Crawford Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds 18:42
3 Emma Raven Leeds Uni/Doss AC 18:53

In the team race, the ladies stormed to the top spot with some great team running. The top three teams were: 1 - Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds A; 2 - HBT A; 3 - Fife AC A.

The first Male Under 20 over the line was Jamie Stevenson in second place with the first Under 20 lady Halina Rees who was over the line in 4th place. The winner of the Vet's race for the Men was the club's very own honorary president Robin Thomas and Hazel Dean took the honour for the ladies.

A BIG thank's to all the ran, helped, baked cakes for the cake sale and those who travelled up for the race. Thanks must also go to the race organiser Sarah Hazzard, who ensured that the race was a massive success as ever!

Click here for more information and full results



Seagrave Wolds Challenge 2011

This event was devised to encourage exploration of the rolling countryside around Seagrave, and to raise money to help towards the refurbishment and upkeep of Seagrave Memorial Hall and to support other good causes.

The seventh Seagrave Wolds Challenge was another success. The weather brightened and the ground was soft but less hard going than the last couple of years. The competition at the front was fierce and despite the course being slightly longer than last year the front runners all posted sub 1:50 times. Most importantly, and as always, the views and fruit crumbles were fantastic!

Seagrave Wolds Challenge 2011

Photo: Robin Carter (1:48:00) holds off Bruno Nikoloff and Craig Twigg to earn 1st place. The First Lady runner Stacey Voss (1:56:16)

Men's results

1 Robin Carter 1:48:00
2 Bruno Nikoloff 1:48:10
3 Craig Twigg 1:48:20


Women's results

1 Stacey Voss 1:56:16
2 Steph Russell 2:00:08
3 Zoe Smith 2:02:00


Juniors (under 16): 1st Harry Thompson in 2:03:30 and 2nd Alfie Thompson in 2:03:33. (Yes, they are brothers!)

Click here for full results


Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series - Gower

The incredible Gower peninsula was the base for the second stage on the internationally acclaimed Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series. The series is open to all runners and the adventurous out there with 10K, half marathon, marathon and Ultra distances on offer, trail runners can decide just how much of the fantastic coast they want to take on.

2011 Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series - Gower

James Heraty from Endurancelife said “The Gower is such an incredible location and the trail running on offer covers every terrain possible, from woodland cliff tops to beeches and open moorland. On race day we were blessed with day of unbroken sunshine which showcased the incredible location further.”

Vince Kemp won the marathon in a time of 4hrs and 35 seconds and spoke about the course “I can’t get my head around just how fantastic the marathon course was, absolutely stunning.”

Stage 3 of the 7 strong Coastal Trail Series is in Dorset 3rd December more details at www.endurancelife.com

Men's 10k results

1 Robert Dyde 56:25
2 Matthew Freeman 59:13
3 Daniel Moore 59:23


Women's 10k results

1 Jo Swallow 1:04:16
2 Kirstie Morrison 1:06:52
3 Sarah Street 1:08:11


Men's half marathon results

1 Steve Marshall 1:43:46
2 Euan Lees 1:45:22
3 James Nunn 1:46:23


Women's half marathon results

1 Freya Bloor 1:44:38
2 Helen Ewing 1:50:23
3 Magdalen Miller 1:55:24


Men's marathon results

1 Vincent Kamp 4:00:35
2 Mike Martin 4:07:45
3 Oliver Sinclair 4:17:38


Women's marathon results

1 Alice Constance 4:53:00
2 Emily Tomlin 5:06:14
3 Susannah Black 5:28:28


Men's ultra marathon results

1 Andrew Bass 6:07:39
2 Russell Bailey 6:12:12
3 Lloyd Thomas 6:15:19


Women's ultra marathon results

1 Sophie Gaskell 6:26:10


Click here for full results for all four races



Brueton parkrun - Event 69

This week there were 121 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Stephen Sharp of Belgrave Harriers was first, with a lead of almost two minutes, in 15:26, his third win in three appearances. Stuart Underwood of Sparkhill Harriers was second in 17:28 and Thomas Carroll was third in 17:50.

Corinne Fox was first woman and 19th overall in 21:20. Samantha Barrett of Solihull & Small Heath AC was second in 21:53 and Amy Weston was third in 22:59.

Brueton parkrun started on 24th July 2010, and since then 1,243 different runners, including participants from 98 athletics clubs, have completed 6,270 runs covering a total distance of 31,350 km, and there have been 1,708 new Personal Bests.

Men's results

1 Stephen SHARP Belgrave Harriers 15:26
2 Stuart UNDERWOOD Sparkhill Harriers 17:28
3 Thomas CARROLL Unattached 17:50


Women's results

1 Corinne FOX Unattached 21:20
2 Samantha BARRETT Solihull & Small Heath AC 21:53
3 Amy WESTON Unattached 22:59

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Brueton parkrun Results Page



Brutal run - No 2 of Series 2

132 runners took part in the second Brutal run of the second series. Each Brutal run event is exactly 10km, and each requires mental toughness and and raw grit.

The next and last event in the series is Brutal Bordon, at Bordon Heaths on December 10, 2011.Click here for further information

Men's results

1 John Collier 45:19,2
2 Dafydd Hollis 46:50,6
3 Colin Wood 47:17,2


Women's results

1 Tish Jones 50:53,0
2 Sarah Thomas 55:05,8
3 Becky Hoare 55:16,2


Click here for full results



Sunday November 13, 2011

Over the Hills


Over three hundred runners lined up in Barton Farm Country Park for the Over the Hills multi-terrain race organised by Avon Valley Runners. The 12-kilometre course takes in some of the most technical terrain in the area as it takes runners along the trails around Bradford on Avon, Avoncliff, Freshford, Westwood and also presents a crossing through the River Frome at Iford.

Over the Hills 2011

Leading from the start, Tom Fisher of the host club claimed his third consecutive victory at the event recording a time of forty three minutes & thirty three seconds, just ahead of Rob Whalley from Bristol & West AC and Alec Woods of Team Bath who led his club mates, Barry Awan, Niall Urquhart and Nick Parry to the team title ahead of Chippenham Harriers. In the Ladies race Lucy Aukett of North London’s Shaftesbury Barnet Athletics Club won in a time of 54:55 ahead of Team Bath’s Renee McGregor and Michelle Maxwell of Chippenham Harriers.

Other prize winners: 1st MV40 – Shane Bird of Somer AC; 1st MV45 – Stephen Goulding of Swindon Harriers; 1st MV50 – Martin Chorley of Warminster Running Club; 1st MV55 – Brian Gardner of Swindon Harriers; 1st MV60 – Terry Welch of Bitton Road Runners; 1st FV40 – Sarah-Jordan-Whittaker of Gillingham Trotters; 1st FV45 – Mandy Spedding – Hogweed Trotters; 1st FV50 – Yvonne Cox; 1st FV55 - Catherine Fagg of Town & Country Harriers; 1st FV60 - Allison Lucas of Kingswood Tri Club.

Men's results

1 Tom Fisher Avon Valley Runners 43:33
2 Rob Whalley Bristol And West Athletics Club 43:55
3 Alec Woods Team Bath 45:32

Women's results

1 Lucy Aukett Shaftesbury Barnet 54:55
2 Renee Mcgegor Team Bath 55:10
3 Michelle Maxwell Chippenham Harriers 56:36


Full results are online at www.avonvalleyrunners.org.uk



Scenic 7 2011Scenic 7

The Stowmarket Striders Scenic 7 race took place in glorious Autumn sunshine with 302 finishers.

Since it was remembrance Sunday and the Royal British Legion's 90th Anniversary, all participants took part in a very respectful 2 minute silence at 11am. The race started promptly at 11:02 heading off through some lovely Suffolk Countryside.

Peter Downing completed the wheel chair race in 55:03 The race for the 1st three men's prizes was close with the following results:

Men's results

1 Jamie Shaw Newmarket Joggers 40:31
2 Stephen Pettot Ely Runners 40:36
3 Ben Caisey Ipswich Tri Club 40:39


Women's results

1 Jayne Willams Ipswich Tri Club 47:46
2 Jane Smith Grange Farm & Dunmow Run 49:05
3 Laura Hicks Stowmarket Striders 49:15


Click here for full results (provisional)



Ilkley Lido Relays

Ilkley Harriers staged the inaugural Ilkley Lido Relays on Sunday 13th November, based on the successful vets relays held at this excellent venue in previous years, and race organiser Peter Shields is hoping that from this good start with 25 teams the race will grow in popularity.

Fastest team on the day was Otley AC with Tom Midgley, Julian Mawson, and Liam Dunne setting an inaugural course record of 51:54 and the first ladies team was Ilkley, 9th overall in 61:26.

Nathaniel Williams from NYMAC and Sally Morley from Ilkley Harriers set fastest leg times for the 2.9 mile circuit of 15:31 and 18:27.

£66.71 was raised for a charity collection. Ilkley Harriers' next event is a 5 mile road race on Saturday 26th November: details and entry forms at www.ilkleyharriers.co.uk

Ilkley Lido Relays

Photo © Andrew Bennett

Men's team results

1 Otley A Tom Midgley, Julian Mawson, Liam Dunne 51.54
2 Old Ilkley Samuels Steve Turland, Mark Mon-Williams, Steve Weston 54.18
3 Ilkley Open A Martin Archer, Jules Carter, Lee Morley 54.45


Mixed team results

1 Total XC Stu Pitches, Alison Weston, Ian Furlong 58.04
2 Mao's Army Ryan Williams, Laura Cummings, Nathaniel Williams 61.11
3 Ilkley Allsorts Catherine Gibbons, Richard Reeve, Paul Stephens 62.59


Women's team results

1 Ilkley Ladies Sally Morley, Kate Archer, Rachel Carter 61.26
2 Bingley Harriers Mary Green, Sue Fulton, Becky Weight 65.07
3 Otley Women Tamara Weatherhead, Sharron Smith, Caron Ral 66.37


Click here for full results



Sodbury Slog

This race always coincides with Remembrance Day and is preceded by a reading, two minutes silence and playing of the “Last Post”, all of which set the scene for a memorable day.

The challenging 8.5 mile off road course attracted 996 runners in 2011. The route is varied and challenging and John Ashcroft was a narrow winner in a time of 55:50, closely followed by David Green in 55:03. Chris Dodd was third in 57:31. All three top men were from Bristol University.

In the women's race it was City of Edinburgh AC athlete Victoria Lomax who was first to cross the line in 1:06:13. Kerry Wray of Southville Running Club was second in 1:08:19 and Hilary Agate of Bristol University Old Boys & Girls third in 1:09:39.

Men's results

1 ASHCROFT, John Bristol University 0:55:50
2 GREEN, David Bristol University 0:55:53
3 DODD, Chris Bristol University 0:57:31


Women's results

1 LOMAX, Victoria City of Edinburgh AC 1:06:13
2 WRAY, Kerry Southville Running Club 1:08:19
3 AGATE, Hilary Bristol University Old Boys & Girls 1:09:39


Click here for full results


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