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The 2019 DAC Endurance Runners club championships have been announced. The final event in the 2018 championships is the
Ward Green 6, this is on Sunday 23 December. Our thanks to Chris Lawson for looking after the championships which have been very successful.
Lots of parkruns happening over the Christmas period including on Christmas day at Doncaster and on New Years day the opportunity to double up, a full list of parkruns over the Christmas period can be found here. Thank you to all the volunteers for these events.
FROSTY TRIPLE, 14-16TH December 2018
Report by Julie Cull
Location: Barrow in Furness
This was a 3 day event, organised by Christopher Kay and it was only the second time the event has been run. This event is not marshalled along the route but the routes are very clear, tarmac surfaced and Christopher keeps tabs on all the runners. The route changed each day with Day 1 and Day 2 basing from Rampside Village hall and Day 3 from the Brewers Fayre at Barrow in Furness. All three routes being coastal runs in the main, with stunning scenery and many friendly local runners. Each run was based on a 10k loop with 5k turnaround points, so options every day included 5k, 10k, half marathon (2x10k loops) and full marathon options (4x10k loops) Drinks and selection of nuts/sweets supplied to recharge at the start point for hydration and fuelling for all the runners. Scrumptious! Especially the Hot chocolate self-service option for when you’ve completed your runs at Rampside on day 1 & 2. Sluuurp!
Day 1 Rampside Ramble route 1
The 11 DAC members equated to 20% of the total runners on Friday. Clear blue skies, 4 deg C with a small wind chill factor meaning just above freezing, made this a chilly run. On the plus side, the coastal views were stunning with water or fields and well signposted tarmac paths making the run a pleasure. The route takes you out of the village and along a causeway to the Lifeboat station and back (keep running and you need water wings) then turn to follow the coastline round a bay with the 5k turnaround just before the small climb over the headland. All other runners continue up and over the headland around to the start of docks where you turn around and return to the village hall to complete the 10k loop (actually 6.56miles). Sharon managed to complete a 5k despite having a very painful foot injury, Becky & Angie a full marathon and the rest of us all the distances between. The Bronze effect snowman bling was well worth the effort…no doubt you’ve seen the pictures. Mazza won the cup for the 1st lady half marathon finisher.
Day 2 Rampside Ramble route 2
More runners today despite strong winds (gusts up to 50km/h) making the running temperatures -3 deg C with heavy overcast skies…a sign of the approaching icy rain that arrived a little over an hour after the run started, thus affecting all the longer distance runners. Visibility was reduced by the low cloud and everyone was well wrapped up…Mazza even wore trousers rather than her trademark shorts. The route was slightly changed with the lifeboat loop replaced by another causeway path leading all the way to the end of the dock area so this time even the 5k runners had to go up and over the headland climb before they turned around. The poor weather meant most of us kept our hats and coats on and battled through the run with little time spent admiring the view. Mazza again finished 1st lady
half marathon so received another cup for her efforts and completed in a faster time..unlike most of us who were happy just to finish. Cross winds made running hard work, legs fighting to keep going ahead rather than sideways meant lots of aching muscles at the end of the day, but Gemma had brought her massage table so most of us partook of her services. Refreshments as per day 1 with silver effect snowman bling today.
Day 3 Barrow coast run
Highest number of runners with several more signing up on the day. All their entry money was donated to the Charity that supported the days event. Weather great for running, 7 deg and light winds with good visibility so that the scenery could be enjoyed. Meet up point was at Brewers Fayre, with the run starting alongside the sea, running along the coast, climbing some steps before veering off to footpath alongside a road for a couple of miles before turning around for 10k runners. The 5k route turned left a short distance into the roadside run with the return route for the 10k linking into the 5k route. This part of the route headed back to the sea but with a very steep climb that felt like 1 in 3 including a switchback in the path, with a continuing climb over Black Coombe until levelling out to a view over the bay. Legs really tired at this point. Narrow path then turned through small woodland for a few hundred yards until linked back to the steps, running down these to join the original pathway alongside the bay before crossing a small bridge to the finishing line. Guess who won the 1st lady half marathon – finisher…Mazza and cup no 3 for her. Gold effect snowman bling and T shirt for those of us who completed all three days events.
Christopher was blown away by the level of support DAC runners gave to the event and to the way we all encouraged each other as well as all other runners there. I would recommend this event to anyone, the mix of terrain, scenery, lower number of runners with a relaxed atmosphere and daily distance options make it a great alternative to road running or trails. In fairness, we ate, drank and celebrated in true DAC style, all staying in the same hotel (organised by Becky & Angie), dressed in festive jumpers at the Chinese restaurant on Saturday night and had a fantastic time together. Great company, all having a great time both running and recovering.
Time Trial 18 December 2019
Thanks to Roy and all that helped out on a wet cold evening, well done to all the runners.
|Place||Int||Surname||Handicapped Time||Actual Time|
Parkruns 15 December 2019
|100||Mike CLEASBY||27:37||VM45-49||51.36 %||M||78||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:23:45||151|
|53||Paul BROWN||28:35||VM65-69||59.77 %||M||41||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:24:01||202|
|8||Sebastian PUGH||21:44||SM30-34||59.66 %||M||8||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||38|
|43||Nick NEWMAN||24:22||VM55-59||64.71 %||M||37||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:22:37||119|
|28||David WATTS||22:52||SM30-34||57.07 %||M||25||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:19:20||50|
|53||Grace THOMAS||24:41||JW11-14||63.67 %||F||10||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:23:47||2|
|109||Angela LAMBERT||39:57||VW40-44||38.80 %||F||43||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||19|
|1||Jack PELL||19:06||JM15-17||72.86 %||M||1||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:18:27||38|
|2||Peter BADGER||19:28||VM40-44||72.26 %||M||2||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:17:21||119|
|4||Andrew TEASDALE||19:41||SM25-29||65.54 %||M||4||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:18:48||38|
|13||Jane PURCHASE||21:23||VW50-54||82.46 %||F||1||Doncaster AC||New PB!||3|
|24||Peter FORRESTER||22:41||VM55-59||70.10 %||M||23||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:21:10||152|
|37||Simon PARKIN||24:32||VM45-49||59.65 %||M||36||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:20:47||87|
|39||Fawad SHAH||24:41||SM25-29||52.26 %||M||38||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:24:00||6|
|57||Martin BOYD||26:20||VM55-59||58.86 %||M||52||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:21:55||143|
|58||Margaret BUTLER||26:27||VW60-64||72.34 %||F||6||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:25:42||52|
|62||Christopher MORAN||26:42||VM40-44||51.50 %||M||56||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:17:33||74|
|81||Peter BUTLER||28:08||VM60-64||58.53 %||M||72||Doncaster AC||New PB!||56|
|103||Janet POWELL||30:32||VW55-59||61.79 %||F||17||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:29:27||12|
|104||Bill TOPPING||30:48||VM70-74||57.95 %||M||87||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:24:14||194|
|122||Jeannette WALTERS||33:29||VW60-64||59.63 %||F||24||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:28:59||34|
|134||Michelle GUEST||35:21||VW55-59||50.54 %||F||34||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:34:08||45|
|135||Yvonne GIBBON||35:22||VW45-49||45.81 %||F||35||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:32:16||16|
|139||Ken GREAVES||37:44||VM70-74||47.92 %||M||103||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:35:15||46|
|140||Stephanie FELLS||38:12||SW25-29||38.74 %||F||37||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:27:28||8|