Inter County Cross Country Championships – 8 March 2014
Quick description of the course from Vicky Royle – I have never seen so much mud as there was yesterday for them and some parts smelt of more than just mud and was over ankle deep..!!
Well done to our athletes, competing for your county is a great achievement that is beyond most of us! Full results here.
Bertie Houghton ran in the U20 Men race, he finished in 21st place with a time of 26:45. The winning time was 25:07. 180 runners finished.
Jessica Royle ran in the U17 Women race, she finished in 242nd place with a time of 26:02. The winning time was 18:31 and 260 runners finished.
Ellie Watts ran in the U13 Women race, she finished in 145th place with a time of 13:10. The winning time was 11:24 and 306 runners finished.
Georgina Weston ran in the U20 Women race, she finished in 119th place with a time of 26:33. The winning time was 19:52. 150 runners finished.
Adam Simms ran in the U13 Mens race, he finished in 300th place with a time of 14:23. The winning time was 10:38 and 300 runners finished.
Grindleford Gallop – 8 March 2014
New member and Ultra Endurance runner Martin Hookway ran the Grindleford Gallop 21 Mile, 3000ft of ascent race on paths, tracks and open moorland. Martin finished in 3:07:34, this was an hour quicker than last year! He said “I really never thought I’d get anywhere near that time. Came as a bit of a shock. I’m over the moon”
His trainers were brand new yesterday and have served him well.
The course is quite runnable now having continued to dry out. A total of 33 PB’s were set today, it was quite breezy and not quite as warm as the weather forecast had lead us to believe it would be.
Well done to Jonathan and George who finished 1st and 2nd and also to Rose who was first Lady to finish today. Welcome to Richard who ran his first Parkrun and he was the 60th DAC athlete to take part. New PB’s were run by George, Pete and Martin.
The Highest 3 age grade places were run by Philip, George and Pete.
Pictured are George and Jonathan on their second lap.
|1||Jonathan FRARY||18:31||SM30-34||70.48 %||M||1||PB stays at 00:18:02|
|2||George PHILLIPS||18:41||JM11-14||75.91 %||M||2||New PB!|
|9||Richard CHANDLER||21:05||VM40-44||64.74 %||M||9||First Timer!|
|10||Pete WADE||21:18||VM55-59||72.77 %||M||10||New PB!|
|11||Philip BUSSEY||21:37||VM65-69||77.56 %||M||11||PB stays at 00:21:12|
|26||Martin BOYD||23:26||VM50-54||63.94 %||M||26||New PB!|
|37||Simon HUNTER||25:04||VM50-54||58.84 %||M||37||PB stays at 00:23:28|
|38||Rose JAMES||25:07||SW35-39||59.52 %||F||1||PB stays at 00:24:17|
|65||Fred DUNN||28:18||VM70-74||63.07 %||M||56||PB stays at 00:27:42|
Retford Half Marathon – 9 March 2014 – Caroline Ranked No 1 for V55 Lady in UK!
A big PB for Dave Sedgwick taking over 40 seconds of his 2013 time. I think Steve McGuire ran a PB by 3 minutes, well done to Dave Tune who finished with Steve. Going off Power of 10 Warren took 5 minutes off his PB! Caroline Wheelhouse was first lady to finish so massive well done to her and she ran her fastest half marathon since 2011. Jay and Glynn were disappointed but don’t worry mate, not every race can be fantastic as we all know.
|1||1:11:25||Tom Straw – No Team||Man||1:11:23|
East Hull 20 – 9 March 2014
Keith Lindley said “did East Hull 20 today in 2-53-40 (197th place) which takes me under 4 hours for London comfortably so reasonably pleased with that, and the weather this morning, had everything in my bag as usual apart from what I needed sun tan lotion for my bald head on 9th March!!!!!!!!!!????? Is the weather in this country going crackers or what?”
Keith is running for The Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice when he does the London Marathon in a few weeks time, please click here to sponsor him.
Ian Micklethwaite Finished in 40th place with a time of 2:16:04. The winning time was 1:55:15 and 351 runners finished. Well done guy’s.
5 Mile Road League 2014
We don’t have our number yet but we know what they will be so we are taking names now! You can purchase them for £5 – That’s £1.25 for each race! The normal cost is £7 but DAC will pay the £2. We need to get some strong teams out this year and ALL abilities are welcome! The first race is on 9 April, check this link for all the information you need. See Janet, Rose and Martin so sign up.
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.