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British Masters Road Relays – 18 May 2019
Six of our veteran male runners traveled down to Birmingham to compete against the best Veteran teams in the country in this 6 stage relay, officially the distance is 5.08km. Doncaster AC gives our athletes lots of opportunities for competition. Conditions were good, dry, warm, not much wind. our team finished 18th out of 35 teams. Thanks to all who competed and special mention to Roy for standing in. The winning team finished in 1:38:44.
18 Doncaster AC M35 1:52:58 Peter Badger (18) 17:29 Pete Tallents (21) 18:14 Simon Wright (17) 18:07 Martin James (15) 18:38 Kevin Newman (15) 19:21 Roy Turton (18) 21:09
Hathersage Hurtle – 18 May 2019
Mariusz said “Didn’t know I’m going to run this race up to Wednesday quick decision and BOOOM 3rd 🥉place overall , one of these days when everything clicked ✅. Starting quite slow and realised legs are in good shape so push hard to finish .” What a brilliant effort and a podium finish.
Nottingham Sprint Tri – 18 May 2019
Jayne wrote “1st triathlon of the year and open water swim at Nottingham sprint today. Water temp 15 degrees so not too cold. 1st V50 and 5th female overall so I’ll take that!! “
Graftman – 19 May 2019
Sharon said “Big thanks to everyone who wished me good luck today and the guys who supported me on a fabulous weekend.A bit gutted that the swim was cancelled!” Massive well done to Sharon and Kevin.
|50||Sharon Carson||(F) 50-54||6||03:21:11||01:57||02:07:41||05:30:50|
|347||Kevin Waugh||(M) 55-59||26||03:24:28||02:29||02:48:30||06:15:29|
Outlaw Half – 19 May 2019
Andy breeze wrote “Congratulations to my friends Diane Polwin Ws PapworthSharon Carson and Kevin Waugh on their Half Iron Man distances today,fantastic achievements by all,not forgetting all the support crews,you know who you are”. Well done to Diane for completing her first Half Iron Man distance.
|Pos.||Participant||Category||Start time||Finish time||Swim||T1||Bike||T2||Run|
|1238||Diane Polwin||(F) 45-49||06:48:00||07:16:04||44:37:00||12:12||03:58:03||04:08||02:17:04|
Derwentwater Ten Road Race –
Windermere Marathon – 19 May 2019
Martin and I ran this race for the first time last year and I absolutely loved it. We ran the Manchester Marathon earlier that year too and I completely cocked that race up. So I went into the 2018 Windermere Marathon determined not to make a mess of it, I ran negative splits for the first time and had a brilliant race.
With that in mind, I had a solid plan for the 2019 marathon. Head out at an easy pace, wait for the halfway point and then slowly speed up towards the end. Sorted!
The race started at 10.30 am and we both decided to drive over to save some money on accommodation. I got ready and headed out the house at 6 am, I met up with Martin at 9, got registered and we wandered around for a bit. The race village is at the Brathay hall and it’s a great place to waste away an hour or so before you start.
While we had a wander around, we bumped into Rob Pope, Rob ran over 15,700 miles in 2016 raising money for Peace Direct and the World Wildlife Fund. We had to get a cheeky selfie.
At 10:10 we all headed down to the start line, we both needed a quick last minute toilet break so we made a quick detour on the way down, the downside to this was that we ended up further back from the start line then I’d have liked.
We got as far to the front as possible and waited for the shotgun blast to start the race (yes, that’s right, the race starts with a shotgun).
Before we knew it, the gun went off and the race had started. The traffic was a little slower then I would have liked. The roads aren’t that wide at the start so it took some time to get past people. After weaving in and out of people for a few minutes, I heard Martin shout from behind me, not to wait and we’d meet at the finish line.
With a quick wave back I picked up the pace and started passing as many people as I could. 1/2 mile in and I was through the thick of it, I could sit back and start my race plan. My goal was to run 7.47 splits for the first half and then 7.29 splits for the last half, if that went to plan I’d finish in 3.20.00.
Windermere is hilly so I knew it wasn’t going to be possible to run perfectly to plan. The highest point of the Marathon is around mile 7, so that was my first target. I had to rein myself in a few times in the first 7 miles but I got to the biggest hill feeling great and powered up it.
Since starting my new job I’ve been doing at least two hill sessions a week. Living in Doncaster has always made hill training a pain in the backside, so I’ve been putting the time in on the hills at work.
Not only uphill work, but downhill work as well. It has made a massive difference. I was able to keep pushing to the top of all the climbs, and then, even more importantly, push on the way down and let the hill do all the work without destroying my quads.
Anyway, back to the race. Now that the biggest hill was out of the way I could sit back and enjoy the race for a bit, I had a few lovely chats with some of the other runners and I was feeling in great shape.
The day really started to heat up but I wasn’t too concerned, by this point I knew I wasn’t going to be out in it for too long. I just made sure I took on extra water at the water stations. Mile 13 came around quicker then I had thought and we’d reached the bottom of Lake Windermere and the halfway point. I remembered from last year that this is where the fun starts, miles 13 to 16 have a couple of long climbs but I felt strong and I was starting to pass even more people.
I hit mile 16 without any problems, 10 miles to go and I felt like I’d paced the race perfectly. By mile 20 I’d reached Windermere village. It’s always super busy so you get loads of cheers from the crowds. That always gives me a massive boost. I started getting a small amount of cramp at mile 21 but it wasn’t too bad. I backed off the pace a little to make sure I could finish strong and it went away almost immediately.
Miles 22 to 26 flew by and, before I knew it, I could hear the loudspeaker from the finish line. I didn’t bother looking at my watch, at that point it doesn’t make that much of a difference. With the adrenaline pumping, I picked up the pace, powered up the final hill and towards the finish line.
My goal was to beat last years time and aim for as close to 3.20.00 as possible.
I ran it in a chip time of 03:19:41 and came 38th overall, 22nd in my category. I feel like I’m definitely getting smarter with my running/racing. Learning how to listen to my body and act on it right away seems to be really paying off. I’m 100% happy with how that race went and I can’t wait for the next one.
RACE VERDICT The ASICS Windermere Marathon by the Brathay Trust is now cemented as one of my favourite road Marathons.
It’s not an easy one, but that makes it even better. It’s a fantastic, incredibly scenic route that stops you from getting bored and keeps you on your toes for most of the race. There are a great number of drink stations on the route, with amazing volunteers. You get a surprisingly large amount of people out watching the race, cheering you on. The race village is also great, you could turn up with nothing and buy everything you need before the start.
This is definitely one of my favorite marathons to run and I’d highly recommend it to anyone. I can’t wait to be back again next year and get the third medal in the set of four
Parkruns – 18 May 2019
|221||Claire SAYLES||28:54||VW35-39||52.36 %||F||66||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||34|
|23||Stuart BARTLEY||21:00||VM55-59||73.81 %||M||22||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||82|
|127||Rose JAMES||22:40||VW40-44||67.50 %||F||10||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||124|
|128||Mark WEBSTER||22:40||VM45-49||64.04 %||M||118||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||77|
|169||Kelsey WILSON||24:41||SW20-24||59.96 %||F||27||Doncaster AC||New PB!||18|
|11||Andrew TEASDALE||19:24||SM25-29||66.49 %||M||11||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:17:57||56|
|125||Dawn GOODINGS||26:56||VW50-54||62.25 %||F||38||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||65|
|152||Julie CULL||27:48||VW60-64||69.78 %||F||53||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||72|
|255||Lynette JENKINS||32:40||VW55-59||54.69 %||F||107||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||69|
|256||Mark KENWORTHY||32:40||VM50-54||46.63 %||M||149||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||67|
|283||Amie-Louise KNOTT||34:34||VW35-39||43.25 %||F||126||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||4|
|292||Tracie WHYMAN||35:30||VW45-49||45.16 %||F||130||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||14|
|305||Lynnette-Jane TEMPERTON-BALL||37:15||VW55-59||47.96 %||F||143||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||53|
|90||Nick NEWMAN||24:00||VM55-59||66.25 %||M||75||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:22:39||138|
|60||Carrie WATSON||33:49||VW35-39||44.36 %||F||25||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||22|
|2||Connor ANDERSON||18:24||JM15-17||74.46 %||M||2||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:18:00||35|
|10||Rafal WOJCIECHOWICZ||20:38||SM30-34||62.84 %||M||10||Doncaster AC||New PB!||29|
|13||Phil BUSSEY||20:53||VM70-74||84.44 %||M||13||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:20:02||85|
|16||Niall HORSTEAD||21:10||SM25-29||60.94 %||M||16||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:19:11||67|
|23||Peter OLIVER||21:35||VM60-64||74.29 %||M||23||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:21:34||65|
|39||Michael REYNOLDS||23:04||SM30-34||56.86 %||M||38||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:22:38||37|
|45||Rebecca COATES||23:18||SW25-29||63.52 %||F||2||Doncaster AC||New PB!||24|
|48||Gary BROWN||23:24||VM40-44||58.76 %||M||46||Doncaster AC||New PB!||5|
|50||Peter FORRESTER||23:30||VM60-64||68.23 %||M||48||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:21:10||165|
|53||Harry FLINT||23:56||JM11-14||60.58 %||M||50||Doncaster AC||New PB!||23|
|61||Mick RILEY||24:31||VM50-54||60.16 %||M||57||Doncaster AC||New PB!||12|
|64||Wayne BRETT||24:33||VM40-44||55.60 %||M||59||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:24:06||10|
|67||Wayne CODDINGTON||24:44||VM60-64||64.82 %||M||62||Doncaster AC||New PB!||8|
|86||Paul JOHNSTON||25:28||VM50-54||59.82 %||M||79||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:25:15||42|
|98||Martin BOYD||25:54||VM55-59||60.36 %||M||90||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:21:55||157|
|152||Michael HAIR||28:27||VM50-54||52.26 %||M||123||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:28:22||15|
|162||Claire MACLEOD||28:57||VW45-49||56.53 %||F||35||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:27:32||28|
|186||Sophie ROYLE||30:45||SW18-19||48.67 %||F||47||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:24:43||62|
|196||Laura FRASER||31:05||VW40-44||49.87 %||F||56||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:29:13||45|
|203||Tony O’CONNOR||31:39||VM70-74||57.14 %||M||146||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:24:40||23|
|204||Bill TOPPING||32:07||VM70-74||55.58 %||M||147||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:24:14||212|
|227||Sue GREAVES||34:14||VW70-74||66.11 %||F||74||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:31:53||41|
|239||Sue BEEBY||34:47||VW60-64||55.01 %||F||80||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:32:42||78|
|240||Stuart BEEBY||34:47||VM55-59||45.71 %||M||160||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:32:23||32|
|241||Rosemary ARMSTRONG||35:15||VW75-79||70.02 %||F||81||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:27:45||121|
|244||Kay BROWN||35:22||VW35-39||42.98 %||F||83||Doncaster AC||New PB!||3|
|247||Yvonne GIBBON||35:36||VW45-49||45.51 %||F||86||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:32:16||32|
|248||Michelle GUEST||35:36||VW55-59||50.84 %||F||87||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:34:08||61|
|254||Kayleigh CODDINGTON-BISHOP||36:13||SW30-34||41.05 %||F||90||Doncaster AC||New PB!||8|
|257||Lynn OLSEN||36:22||VW45-49||45.55 %||F||92||Doncaster AC||New PB!||8|
|279||Dee SCHADE||39:34||VW60-64||49.03 %||F||108||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:37:22||30|
|285||Lynne WEBB||40:54||VW60-64||48.13 %||F||112||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:33:35||25|
|286||Mark CAWOOD||40:59||VM45-49||34.85 %||M||174||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:40:10||65|
|291||Elaine GREEN||42:04||VW50-54||41.92 %||F||116||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:29:31||13|
|309||Amber HAWKES||45:01||SW20-24||32.88 %||F||129||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:32:40||11|
|314||Charlotte BECK||45:14||SW20-24||32.72 %||F||132||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:41:03||6|
|326||Winifred COSTELLO||55:38||VW55-59||33.43 %||F||142||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:33:00||17|