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Waterways 30 Miles – 28 January 2017
Well done to Wayne Martison, Martin Hookway, Becky HB and Marie-Louise Taylor!
Martin Hookway. DAC Ultra Captain wrote “After this weekend I couldn’t be prouder to be DAC Ultra Captain, with Wayne and Becky running their first Ultras and Mazza returning to do her 2nd ultra, the Waterways 30 was set to be a great team outing. I’ve been running longer runs over the weekend recently and had the opportunity (thanks to Jim Fletcher) to run with Wayne on his first attempt at an ultra was great. The plan was to run an even paced race and even with little burst of speed chasing the lead female near half way resulting in Wayne hitting “the wall” in the last few miles, we kept to Wayne’s planned Avg pace, finishing 19th & 20th on a very tough 31.5 mile of muddy trail, that to be honest felt as hard as a 50mi race. The trail was really hard going and at places un-runnable due to the amount of mud. All 3 runners put in an amazing performance and I look forward to watching them all progress as Ultra Runners”.
Wayne wrote “. It was an awesome day, challenging Course very long stretches on the Rivers and very challenging muddy banks to try stay standing. Martin Hookway was such an amazing pacer and helped me with my head in last 4 mile. And all his tips were so helpful. Couldn’t of done it with out him. Glad to be welcomed into his world and ultra team. Can’t wait to do another.”
Becky wrote “This was my first Ultra event and I entered this particular event for several reasons. 1. It was local. 2. It was aimed at beginners to Ultras as it involved no map reading or serious navigation and 3. Whats 5 miles extra in the scheme of things! Prior to this I was concerned I wouldn’t make the cut off time and I would get lost, I’m used to closed road and people in front of me to follow.
I trained for this and built up my mileage from a November marathon. I even studied the route and to ease my nerves about getting lost I did 2 recci runs on the stages that did not follow a canal or river. The race briefing quelled any nerves and the Imodium instants I took just before the start eased away any other stresses I may have had! It was well signed and marshalled and basically you had to follow the canal till you reached a river, then follow a river till you were marshalled off the path. Easy!!
My strategy was to leave my brain in the car and break the race down into bite size chunks, 5 in all to match the aid stations. 8.53 miles to stage one and taxing as it involved running directly through a freshly ploughed field, then running with a style akin to cross country skiing in mud along the canal. I felt like I was running on a listing boat as I constantly veered to the left in order to dive landside if I slipped in the mud rather than end up in the canal.
Revived by jelly beans and a coke I continued. The coke was a bad idea as it was not flat enough and I belched my way to the next station Waterways at mile 15. The canal was monotonous, muddy and boring, but half way reached.
Shoes adjusted and a couple of tender spots on the feet checked out. A guy running in bare feet offered me advice, but I soldiered on. Aid station 3, Trent Port and mile 20 reached, Yeah the end of the canal. A peanut butter sandwich and a cup of squash and I felt I’d broken the back of this now.
The river did little to stimulate the mind, the tracks were a little narrow and I constantly had to look downwards to ensure I didn’t trip up. At least there was no mud! However, the styles and gate I had to climb over were becoming challenging for my little legs the more tired I became. Buoyed on with the confidence that come what may I would finish this and I promised myself the mars bar from my supplies at the next aid station.
Aid station 4, Ings Lane and mile 25. Mars Bar and a very quick coffee and I was on my way into unknown territory! Not strictly true as I had done a recci on this part of the route. In many ways I wish I hadn’t as I knew of the hill approaching. Knowing the other DAC I knew it wouldn’t be long till I joined them. I didn’t realise the final couple of miles involved mud, deep trenched of the stuff but I somehow managed to stay upright. I spent the last 1.5 mile cursing that the Waterways 30 was infact 31.5miles, But I did it!!
“Absolutely chuffed to bits to turn the final corner, see the finish flag and see Martin and Marie there shouting for me, even managed a little sprint! What can I say, I loved it. I wouldn’t rush to do this course again as the course was mind numbingly boring but on the over hand it was so well organised its given me the confidence to do more. And within hours of this Martin Hookway kindly sent over the link to Ultra marathon running site!”
Ferriby 10 Mile Road Race – 29 January 2017
Despite the freezing weather, conditions were fairly good for this local favourite. With a couple of icy patches (one around 400m long). Carl Ryde won the race, running his fastest 10 mile race since 2013. Carl has won this race 7 times in the last 8 years which I am sure you will agree is a fantastic achievement. Carl set a new DAC age group record by about a minute with this performance. Carl is currently ranked fourth on Power of 10 for all age groups of men in the UK for 10 Miles.
Martin James was delighted to break the hour for the first time over the 10 mile distance, this moves him up the all time top 10 to 8th place on the DAC leader board.
Great performances by all, with some new to the distance and some great PB’s for the team.
Parkruns 28 January 2017
|50||Vicky ROYLE||28:52||VW45-49||55.54 %||F||9||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:27:45||32|
|33||Bill TOPPING||26:30||VM65-69||65.79 %||M||31||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||111|
|51||Paul BROWN||28:38||VM65-69||58.56 %||M||44||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||116|
|373||Susan HOOKWAY||38:57||VW40-44||39.28 %||F||149||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:27:29||55|
|2||Daniel ORME||17:32||SM20-24||73.57 %||M||2||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||16|
|179||Katey BICKERSTAFFE||30:59||VW45-49||53.47 %||F||62||Doncaster AC||New PB!||8|
|202||Lynnette-Jane TEMPERTON-BALL||33:00||VW50-54||52.07 %||F||79||Doncaster AC||New PB!||7|
|211||Gemma Louise TYLER||34:06||SW30-34||43.40 %||F||87||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:32:25||28|
|212||Susan HUNT||34:12||VW45-49||46.44 %||F||88||Doncaster AC||New PB!||10|
|215||Stuart BEEBY||34:38||VM55-59||44.75 %||M||126||Doncaster AC||New PB!||16|
|228||Sue BEEBY||35:13||VW55-59||52.82 %||F||100||Doncaster AC||New PB!||30|
|266||Sarah MACHIN||39:44||SW25-29||37.25 %||F||131||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:35:22||13|
|1||George ROWLAND||18:11||JM11-14||78.00 %||M||1||Doncaster AC||New PB!||15|
|23||Jess ROWLAND||21:15||JW11-14||78.27 %||F||5||Doncaster AC||New PB!||9|
|25||George LAING||21:25||VM55-59||72.37 %||M||20||Doncaster AC||New PB!||41|
|46||Nick NEWMAN||23:25||VM55-59||66.19 %||M||39||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:23:04||39|
|50||Kate WILLETT||23:36||SW25-29||62.71 %||F||8||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||3|
|74||Rob PEACH||24:59||VM40-44||56.30 %||M||62||Doncaster AC||New PB!||61|
|104||David WATTS||26:46||SM30-34||48.44 %||M||81||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:19:20||32|
|185||Janet LAING||30:56||VW55-59||57.76 %||F||66||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:29:56||32|
|188||Jane CHANDLER||31:07||VW50-54||54.53 %||F||68||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:25:39||40|
|1||Simon WRIGHT||17:34||VM50-54||85.29 %||M||1||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:17:16||6|
|4||Christopher MORAN||19:16||VM35-39||70.33 %||M||4||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:17:48||43|
|13||Pete WADE||21:38||VM55-59||73.50 %||M||13||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:20:41||44|
|18||Peter FORRESTER||23:00||VM55-59||67.97 %||M||18||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:22:02||95|
|21||Phil WHITEHEAD||23:20||SM25-29||55.29 %||M||21||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:19:18||94|
|24||Chris LAWSON||23:29||VM45-49||60.82 %||M||24||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:19:23||34|
|25||Simon PARKIN||23:36||VM45-49||61.02 %||M||25||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:20:47||52|
|26||Isabel ROBINSON||23:44||JW11-14||68.61 %||F||1||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:22:44||41|
|44||Jodi SAVAGE||25:13||VW35-39||59.29 %||F||4||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:25:07||9|
|82||Malcolm GREEN||30:29||VM55-59||50.85 %||M||72||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:29:48||5|
|103||Rosemary ARMSTRONG||32:36||VW70-74||73.06 %||F||21||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:27:45||75|
|128||Fiona GABBITUS||40:35||VW40-44||38.19 %||F||34||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:30:30||3|
|129||Shaynie CODDINGTON||40:35||VW55-59||44.02 %||F||35||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:33:46||21|
|137||Sarah FOSTER||48:25||VW40-44||31.60 %||F||40||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:44:23||2|
|138||Rebecca BARLOW||48:26||SW30-34||30.70 %||F||41||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:37:56||5|
Some Races to Enter
Sandall Beat 10k
Doncaster Town Centre Road Races
North Links Half Marathon
Askern 10 Mile