Results Update 27 July 2014 – Thunder Run, Sheffield Trail Rush, parkrun

Emily Barker got a call this week to represent Yorkshire in u17 intercounties champs at Derby week Saturday in the 3k, Well done Emily.

Thunder Run – 26 to 27 June 2014

DAC Ultra Runner Martin Hookway ran the Thunder Run solo, we have had teams of 5 and 8 before but Martin is the first DAC athlete to run it solo.  His report is below which he wrote just after finishing (anyone else would be collapsed).  We should look to get some teams in next year as a club, 6 of us are doing the lightning run next year which is the same venue but 12 hours, the more the merrier.


“TR24, you have 24hrs to run as far as you can around a trail 10k course. Simple right? Well after 54 miles in searing heat I forgot to refuel and ended up under a mountain of towels to keep me warm, while being force fed fuel by my wife as my blood sugars had crashed. 2hrs wasted with no sleep I reluctantly went back on the course to see in the sunrise. The sunrise seemed to give all runners a big boost and come 12pm Sunday morning I ended my last lap with girls by my side, crying like a big baby I was relieved to have finished but at the same time strangely sad to see it end. I managed 80miles of ups and downs in one of the most friendly and well supported events in running. I’m now a broken man but dam I’m a happy one.”  Well done Martin and also well done to Mick Clark who also completed 80 miles.

Doncaster parkrun – 26 June 2014

Mick Page finished 1st overall with a PB of 40 seconds.  Well done Mick and we wish you well with the operation.  Mick and Phil were the highest 2 age graded athletes to finish.

PB’s also for Sue Greaves (3 and a half minutes!) and Rose Fells (50 seconds!).  Welcome to first timer Jo Howe.

1 Mick PAGE 19:08 VM60-64 84.58 % M 1 New PB! 2
3 Phil BUSSEY 20:23 VM65-69 83.07 % M 3 PB stays at 00:20:21 20
28 Bill TOPPING 25:21 VM65-69 66.80 % M 25 PB stays at 00:24:19 19
30 Jo HOWE 25:41 VW35-39 58.92 % F 4 First Timer! 1
36 Maxim BOULBY 27:05 JM10 60.37 % M 31 PB stays at 00:26:11 2
55 Diane POLWIN 30:57 VW40-44 49.70 % F 20 PB stays at 00:29:58 5
60 Sue GREAVES 31:53 VW65-69 65.55 % F 24 New PB! 12
64 Rose FELLS 36:06 VW45-49 44.00 % F 27 New PB! 4
65 Suzanne GLOSSOP 36:06 VW35-39 41.69 % F 28 PB stays at 00:35:32 3

St Albans parkrun – 26 June 2014

7 Martin JAMES 18:09 VM35-39 74.10 % M 5 First Timer! 10
144 Rose JAMES 25:23 VW35-39 58.90 % F 24 First Timer! 14

Sheffield Trail Rush – 27 June 2014

This tough off road race follows a circular walk around some of the parks of Sheffield, it follows the Sheffield Round Walk route.

The runners went off in 15 minute waves and both the conditions and course were great.  some really good descents through woodland and some evil climbs including 2 massive sets of woodland steps up the sides of valleys not far from the end.






Martin James. Gary Long and Russell Walker

Pos Name Cat Time
1 Phil Skelton / Unattached? MOpen 1:42:20
7 Martin James MOpen 1:52:00
61 Russell Walker MOpen 2:21:17

Some Races to enter

Askern 10 Mile – 10 August 2014

Belper Rugby Rover 30k – 17 August 2014

Leek Half Marathon – 17 August 2014

Major Stone Half Marathon – 7 September 2014

Chesterfield & Derbyshire Marathon – 14 September 2014

Isle of Axholme Half Marathon – 28 September 2014

Cusworth 10k – 5 October 2014

Leicester Marathon – 26 October 2014

Worksop Half Marathon – 26 October 2014

If you want any news including on this weekly update please email it to Martin James, thanks