Results update 27 May 2019 – Edinburgh / Liverpool running festivals, Birmingham / Humber Bridge / Huddersfield 10k, London mile, Cape Wrath Challenge

Some great events for you to enter:

Sandall Beat 10k          Wednesday 12th June 2019

Town Centre 5k             Wednesday 10th  July 2019

Sprint & Endurance Evening      Wednesday 18th September 2019

Cusworth 10k                Sunday 29th September 2019

Edinburgh marathon festival

Congratulations to:

Irene Fazakerley (V50) who completed the marathon in 5:16:07.

George Laing (V55) who completed the half marathon in 1:48:42. George also completed the 5k race 21:07.

Kirsty Laing (SF) who completed the half marathon in 1:48:44.

Kirsty wrote “Today I completed my first half marathon in a time of 1.48.44.

In September 2017 I started running 3 x 5ks per week with an average of 28 minutes. This was the start of my running…

Then, 1 year ago, I completed my first 10k in a time of 49.49 here in the same city. This time last year I was in awe of anyone who could run 13 miles and run for any longer than 50 minutes because that was hard work for me. I loved watching the half marathoners coming in but I didn’t think it was for me.

But, since then, I’ve set myself achievable goals and I’ve managed to build myself up to completing a half marathon.

Running isn’t easy and at times you have to dig really deep to achieve what you want to achieve but it can be done with consistent training (and George Laing) as your coach.

Thanks to my Dad for the constant support with my running and for Lewis Atherton for always pushing me on too!

I just wanted to write a little post because I know that people often consider running but don’t know where to start… just start by setting achievable goals and building up slow and steady and remember to be proud of yourself for just getting out.

Loved the Edinburgh half experience! ✅❤️

Now to think about the next milestone.

Liverpool Rock N Roll weekend

Tracey fell hard at mile 21, so massive well done for finishing. She thanked “Merv and Mick for running in with us and Martin for being by my side all the way. If I ever do another Marathon I will make sure it’s a flat one. Thanks team DAC for a fab weekend. Liverpool rocks”



6306358Mervyn Christison03:45:05
23836231Martin Wilson04:55:31
23848377Tracey Christison04:55:31

Half Marathon

Laura wrote ” And that’s us out out in Liverpool after the best day running in my life! 1/2 marathon without stopping and an official 18 minutes off my PB, never felt that emotional at the end of a run. Love you Stuey thank you for being my partner in crime today 😘 @ Concert Square Liverpool “

15531751John Sheerin 01:52:41
249714338Michael Riley 01:59:48
434014283Mick Hair02:13:30
449016347Michelle Ward 02:14:34
450710859Kerry Mitchell02:14:42
500517216Laura Mann02:18:27
554914047Janet Powell02:22:31
674317378Sharon Waters02:33:24
674417379Chris Waters02:33:24
681017286 Sam Prowse 02:34:13
711414587 Barry Prowse 02:38:05
773320225Yvonne Gibbon 02:47:41
773515363Claire Beegan02:47:41
838319419Sharon Heath03:05:50
Dee Schade03:12:36
855518368Donna Riley03:15.29
855618351Lisa Hair03:15:30


190326305Sharon Waters00:32:42
190529162Chris Waters00:32:43
160822021Barry Prowse00:31:17
175624109Sam Prowse00:32:01
200526004Claire Beegan00:33:12

Birmingham 10k – 26 May 2019

Well done to Kev Newman who qualified to run in his England vest, kev was 5th v60 (he thought he would be). 38.22. Really tough course, very undulating, windy and wet. Great turnout for England masters never seen so many. England beat Celtic nations so a good result. **these results are not correct, Kev may have been higher placed in the V60**

Huddersfield 10k – 26 May 2019

Well done to Simon Wright, another good time and nice to see Martin Wilkinson getting a race in.

4Simon Wright36:06
83Martin Wilkinson52:49

Humber Bridge 10k – 26 May 2019

Dawn said ” Just found out my time from my Humber Bridge 10k yesterday
55:09 beating my best time of 57: 35. I am so pleased with this because it was like running in a washing machine with the sun, rain, high winds especially on the bridge.. feel on top of the world… I love running xx💖💖💖💖 “

Dawn GoodingsDoncaster ACV504/1500:55:0900:55:15
Rosemary ArmstrongDoncaster ACV65+4/801:09:1801:09:36

Vitality WestMinster Mile

Superb performances by our athletes who traveled to London for this amazing event.

in Gender
AGPos in AGTime
13Henry Cullen (GBR)689DAC13U15134:48
72 Hugo Cullen (GBR) 223DAC72U13726:16
12 Sophie Troth (GBR) 867DAC12U2085:23

Cape Wrath Challenge – Susan Forbes

A week ago I had a much needed break in Balnakeil Craft Village, Durness, the furthest Noth West mainland village in UK, for the 10th year, with my old friend Anita. She is the one that suggested when I joined Pacers in Sept ’15 “now you are a runner we have a little race up here you could do?’ I booked my train ticket for May ’16 before I looked at the weeks events!
Cape Wrath Challenge is a unique, tough, low key, week of running & social events to raise funds for the Village Hall. Race Director ex Military Police & Chair ex Marine! Runners of all ages and abilities come from all over the world, the hardest bit is finding accommodation!

I only did 2 runs last week at my 4th Cape Wrath Challenge as I’m  not well but enjoyed marshalling… here’s my report.

6am train to Edinburgh, time for coffee on sunny Calton Hill, change to Inverness, pipe band & vintage car rally & tea at Girvans (hailstones & sun) then  minibus to Balnakeil. Arrived 8pm!

Walked to Faraid Head MOD site before helping hand out bags & numbers at Registration & wine & nibbles at Meet & Greet in the modern Village Hall- our Race Headquarters for the week.

Loch Eribol Half or 10k road race. Timekeeping with local Lucy- organiser & ex PE teacher.

Two Lochs 5m Trail. I ran with lovely young couple Scott & Olivia (who swam the length of the second Loch as training for her Tri!)
Hot & hilly over the recently burnt heather & peat. Very rocky deep paths but stunning views.

Wednesday. Around Durness mixed terrain
10m or 6m.
Red hot! I had the 5m water station at the farmers gate after the ferry.

Beach Run 2m.
Hot fun run on both beaches this year as the tide was out. Amazing fancy dress outfits, Olivia’s birthday cake and 3 mad Paddle Boarders came round from the ferry followed by seals- great fun as I wasn’t going to run but I must make more effort next year & wear fancy dress!

Rest day but I walked lots ( I walked up & down to the Hall every day) & got a ride to Skerray.

Saturday.  Marathon & 2 or 3 team Relays.
I was honoured to be asked by the Chair & Race Director to help up at the lighthouse. I know the area, the people, the unique event & tough route, having run it all!
Up at 5am with the cuckoo, lift at 5.30, ferry at 5.45 to Capeside, bus at 6 for the iconic lighthouse.
Loved marshalling at the newly painted lighthouse- foggy, damp, nippy, but a few drams & Orkney tablet helped with good friends.
Very proud to wear my DAC Pacers kit & hi viz coach vest to marshall the marathon & I ran the last mile with our final relay runner Olivia, as she struggled with a neck injury after a fall running earlier in the week. Amazing effort by all & only one DNF. I shall be back to run it again but maybe in a relay team!
PS My moment of glory- I got to run round the lighthouse with the final relay runner & got a medal!

Parkruns 25 May 2019

At Doncaster 1st to finish was Peter BADGER and 1st lady was Rose JAMES running a PB. Highest age grade runner was Phil BUSSEY .

A set of photos can be found here


197Claire SAYLES29:44VW35-3950.90 %F58Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:29:4335


7James OSBORNE17:46SM30-3473.45 %M7Doncaster ACNew PB!102
17Phil WHITEHEAD18:36SM25-2969.44 %M16Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:18:10130

Rother Valley

85Wayne BRETT24:16VM40-4456.25 %M80Doncaster ACNew PB!11
164Paul JOHNSTON27:10VM50-5456.07 %M137Doncaster ACFirst Timer!43
195Dawn GOODINGS28:37VW50-5458.59 %F40Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:28:3366
207Kevin BRENNAN29:09VM60-6455.97 %M162Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:28:2222
281Lynette JENKINS33:03VW55-5954.06 %F89Doncaster ACNew PB!70
282Julie CULL33:03VW60-6458.70 %F90Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:26:5073
283Mark KENWORTHY33:04VM50-5446.07 %M193Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:26:0768
289Amie-Louise KNOTT33:27VW35-3944.69 %F96Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:32:065
294Michelle GUEST33:48VW55-5953.55 %F99Doncaster ACNew PB!62
325Lynnette-Jane TEMPERTON-BALL36:29VW55-5948.97 %F125Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:29:0354


109Nick NEWMAN24:26VM55-5965.08 %M92Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:22:39139


1Peter BADGER17:43VM40-4479.40 %M1Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:17:21133
3Christopher MORAN17:48VM40-4477.25 %M3Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:17:3386
4Andrew TEASDALE18:27SM25-2969.92 %M4Doncaster ACNew PB!57
5Jack PELL18:54JM15-1773.63 %M5Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:18:1650
10Tom CHISHOLM19:26VM35-3967.84 %M10Doncaster ACNew PB!33
18Phil BUSSEY20:38VM70-7485.46 %M18Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:20:0286
19Niall HORSTEAD20:40SM25-2962.42 %M19Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:19:1168
24Paul Anthony BOND20:58VM60-6476.47 %M24Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:19:589
31Peter OLIVER21:30VM60-6474.57 %M31Doncaster ACNew PB!66
32Pete WADE21:32VM60-6475.15 %M32Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:20:32102
33Rose JAMES21:35VW40-4470.89 %F1Doncaster ACNew PB!125
57Peter FORRESTER22:55VM60-6469.96 %M56Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:21:10166
58Rebecca COATES23:02SW25-2964.25 %F2Doncaster ACNew PB!25
62Simon PARKIN23:21VM45-4962.67 %M60Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:20:47100
102Bill TOPPING25:55VM70-7468.87 %M94Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:24:14213
137Harry FLINT27:26JM11-1452.86 %M119Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:23:5624
147Claire MACLEOD27:56VW45-4958.59 %F23Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:27:3229
165Peter BUTLER28:44VM60-6457.31 %M137Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:28:0263
167Kevin WAUGH28:54VM55-5953.17 %M138Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:26:0041
173Jody BREEZE29:02VW45-4955.22 %F32Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:26:2959
191Marc PELL29:51VM40-4447.12 %M149Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:26:4455
195Laura FRASER30:00VW40-4451.67 %F45Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:29:1346
205Martin BOYD30:41VM55-5950.95 %M155Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:21:55158
211Keith LAWRENCE30:48VM60-6452.98 %M159Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:30:4227
223Ian FLEETON31:22VM35-3942.30 %M164Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:24:1835
228Tony O’CONNOR31:57VM70-7456.60 %M166Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:24:4024
234Karen GUG32:31VW45-4950.33 %F68Doncaster ACNew PB!4
237Amber HAWKES32:51SW20-2445.05 %F70Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:32:4012
255Tracy MILLER34:11VW40-4445.00 %F77Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:29:533
268Sue GREAVES35:44VW70-7463.34 %F84Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:31:5342
291Philip HEPTINSTALL38:22VM40-4436.40 %M192Doncaster ACFirst Timer!1
300Jack SMITH39:24JM1041.50 %M195Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:38:203
301David SMITH39:25VM35-3934.38 %M196Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:32:105
314Lynn OLSEN40:39VW45-4940.75 %F117Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:36:229
316Sarah SMITH40:44VW40-4438.34 %F119Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:33:547
317Lilly SMITH40:44JW1044.48 %F120Doncaster ACNew PB!3
318Leanne MARRIOTT40:45SW30-3436.32 %F121Doncaster ACNew PB!3
322Mark CAWOOD41:10VM45-4934.70 %M199Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:40:1066
339Sinead HARRIS45:27SW25-2932.56 %F135Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:32:077
359Natalie HEPTINSTALL53:51VW45-4929.50 %F148Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:25:524