Barcelona Marathon – 10 March 2019
Well done to M35 athlete Michael Richardson who finished in 4388th place with a chip time of 3:42:43
“Heading back to the UK with a lovely DAC vest tan line. Always a pleasure to wear and represent, good or bad performance wore with pride through the streets of Catalonia
Marató Barcelona absolutely delighted with that in the struggle of the glorious barca sun ”salt tablets worked a treat”. A recent run of annoying injuries put participation in question and came with a target of just getting a sub4. Struggles kicked in at 15k but managed to pick it up and progress nicely at steady pace. 4-6 weeks run free now to hopefully recover at last”
Retford Half Marathon – 10 March 2019
After our presentation evening the night before.. Well done all runners,
it was a very cold damp start with rain later on.
Chester 10k – 10 March 2019
Kevin Newman finished this race in 82nd place with a chip time of 38:17. Well done Kev.
Rother Valley 5k / 10k Multi Terrain – 10 March 2019
Well done to all our runners, some great times all and 3rd place for Jonathan in the 10k and 2nd place for Phil in the 5k.
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Parkruns – 9 March 2019
Wayne Brett wrote “My own take on todays Doncaster Park run, bit of a read but hopefully some smile 🙂 I haven’t tagged people but some are mentioned.
Doncaster Parkrun 9th March 2019.
First thing to check was just how cold it was out there to decide just how many layers ill be wearing today. Not too bad I thought and opted for just the cold wear gear and t-shirt. Driving to the park I see a hint of water hit the windscreen and I am now already thinking hmmm… I don’t like water. No matter I thought onwards it may stop by the time I get there.
Arrived nice and early, rain still dropping slowly so sit in car for about 15 mins debating if it’s going to play nice enough to seduce me outside and brave it. Yes the weather gods decided that for hose 30 seconds I made that choice it would stop let me get out and think hmm maybe another light jacket and boom off I went.
Now this folks is where weather gods laughed at me. No sooner did I see Marty, Dawn and Mark (and others) but the wind then picked up, bracing is a word I would like to use. Others call me all sorts but I don’t do cold or wet very well. No worries everyone is getting hyped and ready to roll, the intro to the new starts seemed to take forever in that but we marched onto the start line. The longest walk known to man. All I can say is thank you for not taking too long in getting it going as by now the rain had decided to say oh you think it’s fun, wait till you see what I’m about to shove down your throat.
Race begins and were all off, fighting for the smallest amount of tarmac you can get onto so you “don’t get dirty” LOL. No sooner had it started did the rain decide to just fall in sheets, not just vertically but horizontally right into the face too. It felt like cutting glass was cutting into your soul. No matter though as it was soon into the “cover” of the other side of the lake and ready to head round onto the field. I will call it a field for now, this will change shortly.
Lake bit done up the sodding hill and there she is our very own Dawn cheering us on, massive coat on hood up, I have no words for this lady right now. Onto the first part of “the field” this part is now called the introduction to sliding, it’s an introduction because at the next bend you head into Death Valley, so called now due to mud covering the roots of trees. This moved into the moguls, I’m sure even an Olympic skier would have issues with those things, moving round straight into oops I slipped corner and onto… Grandma’s porridge. This part of the course sapped any hopes and dreams you have right there and then. You cannot see puddles of water so much, just a lot of mud pools. You don’t know if its solid and you pray that your next step won’t make you disappear. Through the banks of saplings which I just have to say did a great job of funnelling us all into the bog and out onto what we all thought was about a million times better than what we had just done. Round and down the tree line and back to the tarmac. I haven’t mentioned the weather in lap one, that’s simply because it was dire… Wind and Rain presented itself into making me as wet as a bath would. The final stretch back to the start which should now just be called slippery snake and this is when the weather gods thought hmm what else we can now do to really mess with them… I know SUNSHINE.
Now most think this is great and yes in some respects it is, the wind died down, I wasn’t getting wet anymore and well it seemed a little easier. It was still a mud bath, the moguls were still being dodged and the Bog of doom was still there to make sure your feet were sodden. However now came the tarmac. TARMAC I hear you cry, surely that’s easy. Yes it is… but it is now also a mirror. Blinding light hitting you from the floor. If I need a tan I would get one here all round.
Final lap and as we all do think that’s it we’ve done it, what else can happen today. Well luckily for me it was just the same run round with the same spots and issues as ever. One poor guy had his dog “pulling” him around, that’s fine on tarmac, but on mud… Let’s just say dogs seem to grip better than humans. The man did fall the dog decided it was best to keep trawling the mud. He was ok as about 5 people all around him got him up. I know he was fine because he and his dog then passed me shortly after covered from head to toe.
The final sprint over the finish and done. Dawn there to greet us all with a smile and a well done as she scanned the code.
What have we learnt, firstly if you do Doncaster and it’s anything like not dry wear something with a good tread on it? I felt like I had slick tyres on. Wearing the correct gear is a must, socks are vital and I am so thankful that at least I had that right. If this was your first park run, I promise you it gets easier. I though Donny in a partially dry day was hard… Donny on a wet day is basically a tough mudder.
First timers were Connor ANDERSON , Janet POWELL , Jeannette WALTERS , Karen LEWCHENKO , Isobel JENKINSON , Mike CLEASBY , Kevin WAUGH , Felicidad MINGUEZ , Rae MCGUIRE , Samantha HILL , Vicky KEVERNE
Set of photos from Doncaster taken by Chris Cull here.
|127||Kelsey WILSON||25:58||SW20-24||57.00 %||F||23||Doncaster AC||New PB!||15|
|125||Vicky ROYLE||29:50||VW45-49||54.86 %||F||30||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:27:46||66|
|142||Claire SAYLES||31:11||VW35-39||48.53 %||F||49||Doncaster AC||New PB!||28|
|361||Tammy CULLEN||34:28||VW40-44||44.97 %||F||131||Doncaster AC||New PB!||2|
|362||Michael CULLEN||34:29||VM40-44||40.79 %||M||231||Doncaster AC||New PB!||2|
|13||Roy TURTON||22:19||VM50-54||67.14 %||M||12||Doncaster AC||New PB!||18|
|3||Peter BADGER||17:50||VM40-44||78.88 %||M||3||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:17:32||126|
|7||Connor ANDERSON||18:29||JM15-17||74.12 %||M||7||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||27|
|12||Martin JAMES||19:07||VM40-44||73.06 %||M||12||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:17:33||93|
|193||Janet POWELL||28:49||VW55-59||65.47 %||F||47||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||22|
|194||Elaine GREEN||28:50||VW50-54||60.40 %||F||48||Doncaster AC||New PB!||11|
|265||Jeannette WALTERS||31:58||VW60-64||62.46 %||F||86||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||41|
|288||Karen LEWCHENKO||33:36||SW30-34||44.25 %||F||99||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||1|
|289||Isobel JENKINSON||33:36||SW20-24||44.05 %||F||100||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||2|
|310||Lynnette-Jane TEMPERTON-BALL||35:46||VW55-59||49.95 %||F||111||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:29:03||46|
|345||Dee SCHADE||41:29||VW60-64||46.77 %||F||136||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:37:22||25|
|350||Susan HUNT||42:37||VW45-49||38.01 %||F||141||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:34:12||11|
|352||Gemma Louise WARD||42:42||SW30-34||34.74 %||F||143||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:32:25||32|
|182||Mike CLEASBY||27:19||VM45-49||51.92 %||M||158||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||166|
|45||George LAING||24:19||VM55-59||64.84 %||M||42||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:21:03||93|
|47||Kirsty LAING||24:27||SW30-34||60.67 %||F||4||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:23:11||64|
|185||Kevin WAUGH||31:01||VM55-59||49.54 %||M||128||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||38|
|37||Simon PARKIN||26:55||VM45-49||54.37 %||M||32||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:25:58||95|
|2||Simon WRIGHT||19:25||VM50-54||78.45 %||M||2||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:17:07||33|
|3||Jack PELL||19:42||JM15-17||70.64 %||M||3||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:18:27||43|
|4||Christopher MORAN||20:10||VM40-44||68.18 %||M||4||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:17:33||81|
|13||Pete WADE||22:26||VM60-64||72.14 %||M||13||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:20:32||97|
|20||Peter OLIVER||23:40||VM55-59||67.18 %||M||20||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:21:42||57|
|40||Harry FLINT||25:14||JM11-14||58.92 %||M||40||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:24:17||17|
|68||Wayne BRETT||26:12||VM40-44||52.10 %||M||64||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:25:05||4|
|96||Wayne CODDINGTON||28:20||VM60-64||56.59 %||M||85||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:27:23||4|
|102||Bill TOPPING||28:33||VM70-74||62.52 %||M||90||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:24:14||204|
|137||Julie CULL||30:46||VW60-64||63.06 %||F||25||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:27:43||64|
|138||Marc PELL||30:46||VM40-44||45.72 %||M||113||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:26:44||48|
|140||John ATKINS||30:52||VM35-39||43.25 %||M||115||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:25:55||20|
|150||Alan THIMBLEBY||31:41||VM55-59||50.18 %||M||121||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:24:01||6|
|156||Trevor BLAKE||32:04||VM40-44||42.88 %||M||124||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:27:14||30|
|169||Felicidad MINGUEZ||33:04||VW35-39||45.21 %||F||40||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||1|
|172||Claire MACLEOD||33:12||VW45-49||48.80 %||F||43||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:27:32||24|
|183||Julie GUEST||33:52||VW55-59||53.44 %||F||49||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:28:39||123|
|184||Sarah SMITH||33:54||VW40-44||46.07 %||F||50||Doncaster AC||New PB!||5|
|185||David SMITH||33:55||VM35-39||39.95 %||M||135||Doncaster AC||New PB!||2|
|191||Warren INGRAM||34:37||VM40-44||39.43 %||M||136||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:32:36||2|
|192||Catherine FORRESTER||34:47||JW15-17||43.99 %||F||56||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:28:25||25|
|197||Martyn WALTER||35:26||VM55-59||44.50 %||M||137||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:23:15||116|
|198||Yvonne GIBBON||35:39||VW45-49||45.44 %||F||61||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:32:16||25|
|199||Gill PICK||35:41||VW50-54||48.16 %||F||62||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:31:05||27|
|200||Mark KENWORTHY||35:43||VM50-54||42.65 %||M||138||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:26:31||59|
|209||Lynne WEBB||36:35||VW60-64||53.80 %||F||69||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:35:20||20|
|212||Rosemary ARMSTRONG||36:54||VW75-79||66.89 %||F||71||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:27:45||116|
|214||Winifred COSTELLO||37:06||VW55-59||50.13 %||F||72||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:33:00||12|
|231||Rae MCGUIRE||41:04||VW45-49||39.85 %||F||83||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||1|
|237||Samantha HILL||42:30||VW40-44||36.47 %||F||87||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||1|
|238||Vicky KEVERNE||42:32||VW45-49||37.34 %||F||88||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||1|
|240||Lynn OLSEN||44:06||VW45-49||37.57 %||F||89||Doncaster AC||New PB!||2|
|241||Sue GREAVES||44:14||VW70-74||50.34 %||F||90||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:31:53||32|
|244||Michael REYNOLDS||45:04||SM30-34||29.11 %||M||153||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:22:38||34|
|247||Lynn GRIFFITHS||46:29||VW55-59||39.48 %||F||93||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:40:13||10|