London Marathon 13 April 2014
DAC had 5 athletes competing at the London Marathon who had mixed fortunes, still fantastic running everyone!
Caroline Wheelhouse ran an inspiring race running a PB for 4 minutes, finishing first in her category and she is ranked number 1 on power of 10!
Carl became unwell at 8 miles but stuck it out till 18 miles when things got really bad. He decided to continue on and finish which as we all know is a very difficult thing to do when your target is out of reach and your in pain. “Running has it’s ups and downs. To be honest you just have to laugh, enjoy it and take what comes. The bad days make the good ones so much more special. I will be back! I’ll keep smiling and enjoying my 78 bottles of Lucozade over the next few months”.
Keith was aiming for 3:50 and going on his East Hull 20 time he was well on for this but he struggled badly from 17 miles. He still had a fabulous day! You can sponsor Keith here.
This was Alan’s 4th Marathon in the last 4 years and it was his 2nd fastest so a solid performance.
Rosemary ran the Tokyo marathon a few weeks ago and she managed to go 8 minutes quicker at London! It looks like she ran her best time since 2010 so she is going from strength to strength.
DAC Friend Paul Nugent had a great run “Just finished #Londonmarathon Legs howling but absolutely delighted. Broke 4 hours on a warm day and loved every (aching) minute of it. Enjoy a taste of the post-race atmosphere.” Visit Paul’s blog here.
|Place||Place Gender||Place Category||Name||Half||Finish time|
|1063||1021||624 SM||Carl Ryde||1:12:32||2:57:29|
|2647||215||1 VW55||Carole Wheelhouse||1:35:07||3:13:04|
|10788||8523||770 VM50||Alan Tracey||1:50:20||3:56:37|
|15865||11909||406 VM55||Keith Lindley||1:53:35||4:17:36|
|21856||6189||4 VW70+||Rosemary Armstrong||2:15:35||4:42:54|
Doncaster Parkrun 12 April 2014
Another set of great results, George finished 2nd overall and Jessica finished 1st lady. New PB’s for George Philips (1 second), Simon Parkin (just over 1 minute), Rose James (just over 40 seconds), Paul Brown (18 seconds), Dawn Fletcher (nearly a minute), Andrea Simpkin (just over a minute), Vicky Royle (nearly 2 and a half minutes!), Ken Greaves (half a minute) and Sue Greaves (half a minute).
First man to finish was Danny Durose, Gool Viking Striders and he finished in 17:22.
|2||George PHILLIPS||17:42||JM11-14||80.13 %||M||2||New PB!||26|
|13||Simon PARKIN||21:43||VM40-44||64.77 %||M||13||New PB!||2|
|23||Jessica ROYLE||22:47||JW15-17||66.35 %||F||1||PB stays at 00:22:35||5|
|36||Rose JAMES||23:35||VW35-39||63.39 %||F||2||New PB!||7|
|38||Paul BROWN||23:45||VM60-64||68.70 %||M||36||New PB!||10|
|49||Bill TOPPING||25:22||VM65-69||66.75 %||M||43||PB stays at 00:25:02||9|
|53||Dawn FLETCHER||26:18||VW50-54||67.05 %||F||7||New PB!||2|
|66||Daniel BOYD||28:21||JM11-14||53.97 %||M||53||PB stays at 00:24:34||10|
|68||Martin BOYD||28:49||VM50-54||52.00 %||M||54||PB stays at 00:23:26||15|
|76||Andrea SIMPKIN||29:28||VW45-49||53.90 %||F||20||New PB!||2|
|77||Janet HAMPSON||29:34||VW35-39||51.41 %||F||21||PB stays at 00:22:59||6|
|81||Fred DUNN||30:23||VM70-74||58.75 %||M||58||PB stays at 00:27:09||23|
|82||Vicky ROYLE||30:26||VW40-44||51.31 %||F||24||New PB!||4|
|92||Julie GUEST||34:05||VW50-54||49.78 %||F||27||First Timer!||1|
|99||Ken GREAVES||38:18||VM65-69||45.04 %||M||69||New PB!||2|
|100||Sue GREAVES||38:19||VW65-69||53.72 %||F||31||New PB!||2|
Some Races to enter
Fancy something different this year? The Accelerate Gritstone Series of Fell Races looks great –
17th March, Wolf’s Pit (plus Gritty Series)
7th May, Burbage Skyline
7th June, Castleton (plus Gritty Series)
9th June, Accelerate Edale (plus Gritty Series)
21st July, Great Hucklow (plus Gritty Series)
2nd August, Salt Cellar Fell Race
7th September, Longshaw
13th October, Windgather
If you want to send a contribution to include on this results update please email them to Martin James.