Results update 22 May 2019 – British Masters Road Relays, Hathersage hurtle, Windermere marathon, Graftman Tri, Outlaw Tri, Nottingham Sprint & parkruns

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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.

Pos. Name Cat Cat Pos Bike T2 Run Finish
50Sharon Carson(F) 50-54603:21:1101:5702:07:4105:30:50
347Kevin Waugh(M) 55-592603:24:2802:2902:48:3006:15:29

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 CategoryStart timeFinish time SwimT1BikeT2Run
1238Diane Polwin(F) 45-4906:48:0007:16:0444:37:0012:1203:58:0304:0802:17:04

Derwentwater Ten Road Race –

*Awaiting results

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

At Doncaster 1st DAC male to finish was Connor ANDERSON and first lady overall was Rebecca COATES running a PB. Phil BUSSEY was highest age grade athlete to finish.

Gorleston Cliffs

221Claire SAYLES28:54VW35-3952.36 %F66Doncaster ACFirst Timer!34


23Stuart BARTLEY21:00VM55-5973.81 %M22Doncaster ACFirst Timer!82


127Rose JAMES22:40VW40-4467.50 %F10Doncaster ACFirst Timer!124
128Mark WEBSTER22:40VM45-4964.04 %M118Doncaster ACFirst Timer!77


169Kelsey WILSON24:41SW20-2459.96 %F27Doncaster ACNew PB!18


11Andrew TEASDALE19:24SM25-2966.49 %M11Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:17:5756

Fountains Abbey

125Dawn GOODINGS26:56VW50-5462.25 %F38Doncaster ACFirst Timer!65
152Julie CULL27:48VW60-6469.78 %F53Doncaster ACFirst Timer!72
255Lynette JENKINS32:40VW55-5954.69 %F107Doncaster ACFirst Timer!69
256Mark KENWORTHY32:40VM50-5446.63 %M149Doncaster ACFirst Timer!67
283Amie-Louise KNOTT34:34VW35-3943.25 %F126Doncaster ACFirst Timer!4
292Tracie WHYMAN35:30VW45-4945.16 %F130Doncaster ACFirst Timer!14
305Lynnette-Jane TEMPERTON-BALL37:15VW55-5947.96 %F143Doncaster ACFirst Timer!53


90Nick NEWMAN24:00VM55-5966.25 %M75Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:22:39138


60Carrie WATSON33:49VW35-3944.36 %F25Doncaster ACFirst Timer!22


2Connor ANDERSON18:24JM15-1774.46 %M2Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:18:0035
10Rafal WOJCIECHOWICZ20:38SM30-3462.84 %M10Doncaster ACNew PB!29
13Phil BUSSEY20:53VM70-7484.44 %M13Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:20:0285
16Niall HORSTEAD21:10SM25-2960.94 %M16Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:19:1167
23Peter OLIVER21:35VM60-6474.29 %M23Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:21:3465
39Michael REYNOLDS23:04SM30-3456.86 %M38Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:22:3837
45Rebecca COATES23:18SW25-2963.52 %F2Doncaster ACNew PB!24
48Gary BROWN23:24VM40-4458.76 %M46Doncaster ACNew PB!5
50Peter FORRESTER23:30VM60-6468.23 %M48Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:21:10165
53Harry FLINT23:56JM11-1460.58 %M50Doncaster ACNew PB!23
61Mick RILEY24:31VM50-5460.16 %M57Doncaster ACNew PB!12
64Wayne BRETT24:33VM40-4455.60 %M59Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:24:0610
67Wayne CODDINGTON24:44VM60-6464.82 %M62Doncaster ACNew PB!8
86Paul JOHNSTON25:28VM50-5459.82 %M79Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:25:1542
98Martin BOYD25:54VM55-5960.36 %M90Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:21:55157
152Michael HAIR28:27VM50-5452.26 %M123Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:28:2215
162Claire MACLEOD28:57VW45-4956.53 %F35Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:27:3228
186Sophie ROYLE30:45SW18-1948.67 %F47Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:24:4362
196Laura FRASER31:05VW40-4449.87 %F56Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:29:1345
203Tony O’CONNOR31:39VM70-7457.14 %M146Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:24:4023
204Bill TOPPING32:07VM70-7455.58 %M147Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:24:14212
227Sue GREAVES34:14VW70-7466.11 %F74Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:31:5341
239Sue BEEBY34:47VW60-6455.01 %F80Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:32:4278
240Stuart BEEBY34:47VM55-5945.71 %M160Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:32:2332
241Rosemary ARMSTRONG35:15VW75-7970.02 %F81Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:27:45121
244Kay BROWN35:22VW35-3942.98 %F83Doncaster ACNew PB!3
247Yvonne GIBBON35:36VW45-4945.51 %F86Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:32:1632
248Michelle GUEST35:36VW55-5950.84 %F87Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:34:0861
254Kayleigh CODDINGTON-BISHOP36:13SW30-3441.05 %F90Doncaster ACNew PB!8
257Lynn OLSEN36:22VW45-4945.55 %F92Doncaster ACNew PB!8
279Dee SCHADE39:34VW60-6449.03 %F108Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:37:2230
285Lynne WEBB40:54VW60-6448.13 %F112Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:33:3525
286Mark CAWOOD40:59VM45-4934.85 %M174Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:40:1065
291Elaine GREEN42:04VW50-5441.92 %F116Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:29:3113
309Amber HAWKES45:01SW20-2432.88 %F129Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:32:4011
314Charlotte BECK45:14SW20-2432.72 %F132Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:41:036
326Winifred COSTELLO55:38VW55-5933.43 %F142Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:33:0017