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Harrier League, Newcastle Town Moor, Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mudman and Mudwoman

Grand Prix Race. Mud King/Mud Queen Race.

Out on the Wiley, Windy Town Moor

Striders didn’t quite “roll and fall in green” today, as Kate Bush once wailed, but rather “plodged and sloshed in brown”. The Toon Moor was saturated on our arrival with a heavy rain falling from a cloud base you could almost touch. Those areas of the moor that weren’t muddy were covered in surface water – EXCELLENT – just how a cross country course should be!

You'd think running in mud was good for you ...

Our brave boys and girls were not deterred and covered themselves with glory as well as mud. The men were first up and eleven striders did battle with the elements and a very long course. No debutants today and the team, mainly made up of old contemptables, were led home by Phil Sanderson (40th position running from the fast pack) with Dave Gibson continuing his welcome return to form. Provisional results show the team finishing above the bottom two in Division 2.

The women had second use of the manicured lawn and seven members of the “Sea of Purple” surged over the course and finished 4th team from 11 – their finest performance so far this season. Keri continued to shine at the front (15th place) with Zoe making a welcome return to the purple tide.

Results

Men
Pos Name Club Cat Time
1 BUSWELL, William Gosforth Harriers & AC 40:42
40 SANDERSON, Phil * 44:48
92 BENNETT, Mike 46:55
115 DAVIS, Geoff 47:47
122 GIBSON, David 48:06
164 WHITE, Conrad 50:23
174 ROBERTS, Shaun 51:16
209 HOCKIN, Richard 53:48
219 HEPPELL, Nigel 54:35
227 ROBSON, Alister 55:35
253 SPENCER, Ian 60:32
255 ROBSON, Dave 60:58

* Fast pack (+5mins)

269 finishers. Men’s Team 9th, Division 2 – now 7th overall.

Women
Pos Name Club Cat Time
1 MOONEY, Jane Morpeth Harriers & AC 33:17
15 PEARSON, Keri * 35:21
24 SHENTON, Fiona 36:05
30 MASON, Nina 36:28
45 DAVIS, Susan 37:41
47 TOMLINS, Zoe 37:55
50 YOUNG, Jan 38:16
74 PORTER, Joanne 42:23

* Medium pack (+2mins)

83 finishers. Women’s Team 4th – now 3rd overall.

Harrier League, Newcastle Town Moor, Saturday, January 30, 2010

Mudman and Mudwoman

Saturday’s Harrier League fixture on Newcaste’s Town Moor went ahead inspite of 2-3 inches of snow falling on Friday night.

Striders were there in force although our numbers were down on the previous Farringdon fixture particularly for the men’s team. The absentees missed a great day; bright & sunny with soft yielding snow lying on a flatish course – a winter wonderland! Our teams of 11 men and 11 women were led home by Phillip Sanderson and Nina Mason with Phillip finishing 7th overall, running from the medium pack, and Nina having her best run of the season so far. On the day the mens team finished 2nd in Division 3 while the women finished a creditable 10th. A good time was had by all particularly our debutants Richard Hockin and Michelle Langley although Michelle had to run in the largest Striders’ vest I have ever seen.

The next fixture is at Wrekenton (Gateshead) in two weeks time on Saturday 13th February . I know that one or two stalwarts won’t be able to make that fixture so please, please can those that are available please turn up and run – the men’s promotion bid is hanging in the balance and the women need to maintain the momentum to secure a top ten place. Go on you know you want to!

Results

Men
Pos Name Club Cat Time
1 WALKER, Thomas Gosforth Harriers 39:59
7 SANDERSON, Phil * 41:35
125 REEVES, Thomas 46:50
180 BENNETT, Mike 48:51
189 WHITE, Conrad 49:36
197 ROBERTS, Shaun 50:01
200 DAVIS, Geoff 50:06
203 WESSON, Keith 50:11
235 GARDNER, Stewart 52:07
256 HOCKIN, Richard 53:35
283 ROBSON, Dave 56:24
293 NESBIT, Dougie 57:13

* Medium pack

319 finishers. Men’s team 2nd of 5 scoring, Division 3.

Women
Pos Name Club Cat Time
1 HODGKINSON, Danielle Wallsend Harriers 30:07
43 MASON, Nina 36:27
45 DAVIS, Susan 36:43
54 GODDARD, Debra 37:35
56 SHENTON, Fiona * 37:42
69 LAYTON, Roz 38:28
73 BARLOW, Stephanie 38:46
84 YOUNG, Jan 39:33
91 BRADLEY, Jean 40:31
97 PORTER, Joanne 41:48
108 TARN, Lindsay 44:16
109 LANGLEY, Michelle 44:32

* Fast pack

110 finishers. Women’s Team 10th of 14.