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Coxhoe 10K Trail Run, Sunday, September 23, 2018

Grand Prix Race - click flag for current league tables. Sprint Champion Race - click flag for more information.

Coxhoe 10K Trail Race Group Photo - photo by Catherine Smith

Results
posbibNametimeGender
1207McKenzie James (Heaton Harriers)00:35:04M
342Callan Chris00:35:55M
4181Mason Michael00:36:44M
9122Watt Greame00:39:19M
10110Potts Bryan00:39:51M
1163Scott Stuart00:39:57M
1364Kirtley Barry00:40:22M
1762Anderson Michael00:40:49M
369Holcroft David00:44:38M
37103C. Anton Juan00:44:41M
43164Darby Lisa (Sedgefield Harriers)00:44:55F
46230Ray Phil00:45:23M
4719Barlow Michael00:45:24M
4915Basu Anna00:45:29F
50209Mitchell Dan00:45:34M
5193Jones Fiona00:45:47F
52220White Conrad00:45:59M
614Alfree Robert00:47:06M
62116Lumsdon David00:47:23M
7077Chaytor Trevor00:48:32M
78189Sabate Jordi00:49:59M
8044Carr Matthew00:50:07M
88117Connor Philip00:50:51M
9345Scott Alan00:51:05M
9639Foster Mark00:51:26M
97132Panke Jan00:51:28M
10870Mason Anna00:53:09F
113176Brown Alex00:53:33M
11984Ellis Stephen00:54:54M
12518Barlow Stephanie00:55:50F
131208Talbot Rebecca00:56:36F
13649Dixon Angela00:57:26F
13843Scott Aileen00:57:33F
140168Young Jan00:57:50F
144137Stephenson Lee00:58:06M
152111Glassey Danielle01:00:03F
159136Walker Sue01:01:38F
17047White Staney01:03:16M
175118Waugh Lynne01:03:57F
184195Dennis Sophia01:07:10F
18622Fisher Anne Marie01:07:47F
187105Pattison Sharon01:08:34F
18992Richardson Joanne01:09:28F
196140Lumsdon Lisa01:14:25F

LGBT Running Festival 5K, Friday, July 20, 2018

Grand Prix Race - click flag for current league tables. Sprint Champion Race - click flag for more information.

posbibnamecatcat posage catage cat poschip timefinish timebehind leader
6699Gareth PritchardM630-39400:17:2400:17:28+00:01:34
10643Michael John LittlewoodM1040-49100:18:0900:18:13+00:02:19
12158Phil RayM1230-39800:18:1800:18:23+00:02:28
31142Mike BarlowM2940-49700:19:5100:19:56+00:04:01
94164Katy WaltonM8330-393800:22:2800:22:36+00:06:38
129154Peter HartM11040-493700:23:3100:23:40+00:07:41
132160Matt CarrM11240-493800:23:2900:23:42+00:07:39
145159Anna SeeleyF2530-391700:24:0000:24:09+00:08:10
198141Stephanie BarlowF5040-491600:25:3000:25:39+00:09:40
259145Jean BradleyF8160-69100:27:1700:27:27+00:11:27
289735Catherine SmiF10240-494000:27:2600:28:12+00:11:36
324165Lynne WaughF12740-495200:28:4400:29:19+00:12:54
327147Emma CumpsonF12940-495400:28:5600:29:31+00:13:06
385150Jane DowsettF16850-591800:30:4400:31:14+00:14:54
433157Mike ParkerM23140-497100:32:0800:32:38+00:16:18
434644Wendy LittlewoodF20340-498800:32:0800:32:38+00:16:18
445146Anita ClementsonF21240-499300:31:4700:33:04+00:15:57
475143Kerry BarnettF23640-4910200:32:5800:34:14+00:17:08
484144Katharine BartlettF24350-593300:33:2100:34:37+00:17:31
556152Claire GallowayF30130-399400:36:1000:36:59+00:20:20
580155Derek Michael IslesM25850-594700:36:5400:38:09+00:21:04
585149Sophie DennisF32530-3910300:37:3800:38:28+00:21:48
623163Bev WalkerF35150-595500:38:5900:40:15+00:23:09
624161Diane SoulsbyF35250-595600:38:5900:40:15+00:23:09
654151Mike ElliottM27570-79200:42:4200:43:32+00:26:52

Durham City Run 10k, Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Grand Prix Race - click flag for current league tables. Sprint Champion Race - click flag for more information. 10k

Stephen Jackson – Winner of Durham City Run 10k 2018 [Photo Credit: Camilla Lauren-Määttä]
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16287038:12Michael LITTLEWOODMale1610K-M40438:1216
22250538:50Georgie HEBDONMale2110K-MS1238:4722
37300739:36Sam RENWICKMale3610K-MS1939:3336
42261439:53Stuart SCOTTMale4110K-MS2439:4641
48263840:16Barrie KIRTLEYMale4710K-MS2940:1348
56238640:38Matt ARCHERMale5510K-MS3340:3556
71370441:16Stuart ORDMale7010K-MS4241:1070
78201341:37Allan RENWICKMale7510K-M45941:3178
90259042:11Emma THOMPSONFemale410K-FS342:0388
105216843:12Alex WITTYMale9910K-MS6043:08112
123362443:42Nik CORTONMale11710K-M501043:36125
127339743:58David HOLCROFTMale12110K-MS7043:50134
151352644:46Terry ROBERTSONMale14410K-MS8144:31149
171325645:41Stephen WINSHIPMale16410K-M501645:22177
176370845:45Mark PAYNEMale16910K-MS9445:28180
198219246:35Davey LUMSDONMale18910K-M502046:25218
205282646:41Peter BURROWSMale19610K-M502146:35224
228309747:16Simon DOBSONMale21410K-M452746:35222
238333447:28Katy WALTONFemale1510K-FS1047:19267
241289747:28Fiona JONESFemale1710K-F40447:20268
249304747:34Richard HOCKINMale23110K-M65147:23270
258203447:42Jonathan HAMILLMale23910K-M404647:36284
271381447:58Helen TONESFemale2110K-F40647:27274
273398247:59Sarah DAVIESFemale2210K-F50147:51297
291312648:31Robert ALLFREEMale26410K-M404847:41289
292308948:32Ian BUTLERMale26510K-M551047:06255
304215448:50Andrew DAVIESMale27610K-M404948:32317
327368149:26Chris SHEARSMITHMale29210K-M405549:12366
341201449:37Natalie BELLFemale4210K-FS2648:41327
347220149:47Doug JARDINEMale30510K-M405648:38322
358239350:01Philip CONNORMale31410K-MS16349:33387
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367205850:08Peter HARTMale32110K-M405849:07360
369254050:09Susan SCOTTFemale4710K-F401249:41399
381380450:23David BROWBANKMale33410K-MS17048:50337
423255051:17Trevor CHAYTORMale36710K-M551650:48458
454273651:42Nina MASONFemale6010K-F401551:12476
469378351:58Jon TURNERMale40210K-MS20050:32442
473301052:10Fiona SHENTONFemale6910K-F55351:09475
483255152:24Robin LINTONMale41210K-MS20651:49512
493273852:32Jean BRADLEYFemale7410K-F60252:25556
529256553:09Kim BENNETTFemale8710K-F451252:25555
545350953:30Matthew CARRMale45210K-M408352:39572
560205553:54Mark FOSTERMale46110K-M408651:51514
563222753:54Chris EDWARDSMale46310K-MS22952:20547
573218154:06Sally THOMPSONFemale10510K-FS6352:13539
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595226654:34Craig WALKERMale48210K-M552053:08607
597340554:35Vaughn WILLIAMSMale48410K-MS23953:17616
599353254:36Karen BYNGFemale11410K-F451552:07529
626343455:00Jack FRADGLEYMale50710K-MS25253:35642
672404555:38Matthew ROYLEMale53810K-MS26254:06671
676369355:42Tom CROOKESMale54010K-MS26355:16751
679209155:43Sarah FAWCETTFemale13810K-F55554:30692
685223555:46Colin DEANMale54510K-M552653:03601
735263656:40Letitia CHAPMAN-WARDFemale159 10K-FS91 55:57804
747366256:50Lisa SAMPLEFemale16210K-FS9355:48793
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751296156:55John THOMPSONMale58810K-M459255:41780
758204456:58Lee STEPHENSONMale59310K-M459355:25765
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851309958:11Angela DIXONFemale20310K-F403856:28846
852255858:12Kimberley WILSONFemale20410K-FS11257:37927
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947293759:36Lesley HAMILLFemale25110K-F454457:00889
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Pier to Pier Results 2018, South Shields to Sunderland, Sunday, May 20, 2018

Grand Prix Race - click flag for current league tables. Sprint Champion Race - click flag for more information. Approx 7 miles

Anita Wright

Photo courtesy of Michael Wright
RankBibNameGenCatTime
1771Abraham Tewelde
Saltwell Harriers
mMen00.38.57
39759Judith Nutt
Elswick Harriers
wSeniors W4000.45.25
884Michael MasonmSeniors M4000.42.06
1335Michael LittlewoodmSeniors M4000.43.12
14133Mark WarnermMen00.43.12
221221Georgie HebdonmMen00.43.58
315Stuart ScottmMen00.44.45
55458Sam RenwickmMen00.46.47
76720Matt ArchermMen00.48.06
109197Allan RenwickmSeniors M4000.49.28
125804David HolcroftmMen00.50.11
127223Alex WittymMen00.50.14
169783Fiona JoneswSeniors W4000.51.37
19640Davey LumsdonmSeniors M5000.52.29
20395Stephen WinshipmSeniors M5000.52.39
21024Stephen SoulsbymSeniors M5000.52.45
220888Ian ButlermSeniors M5000.53.09
2511Andrew DaviesmSeniors M4000.5406.
2593Jonathan HamillmSeniors M4000.54.21
263148Mark PaynemMen00.54.24
28294Anna BasuwSeniors W4000.55.00
3207Sarah DavieswSeniors W5000.56.04
355740Chris ShearsmithmSeniors M4000.57.06
35610Susan ScottwSeniors W4000.57.10
35721Rachelle MasonwSeniors W4000.57.18
362235Stephanie BarlowwSeniors W4000.57.32
393970Malcolm SygrovemSeniors M5000.58.22
40586Alex BrownmSeniors M4000.58.43
42568Craig WalkermSeniors M5000.59.12
464317Jean BradleywSeniors W6000.59.58
486936Natalie BellwWomen01.00.28
49523Robin LintonmMen01.00.43
534944Lisa SamplewWomen01.01.26
5552Lesley HamillwSeniors W4001.01.56
560236Danielle Harper-BradywWomen01.02.04
606665Jill RudkinwSeniors W4001.03.25
614574Laura JenningswWomen01.03.41
6301002Joanne PattersonwWomen01.04.15
653114Lee StephensonmSeniors M4001.04.50
694159Chloe BlackwSeniors W4001.06.25
695161Jane RannswWomen01.06.26
742191Heather RaistrickwSeniors W5001.07.39
749132Alan SmithmSeniors M7001.07.54
76429Jenny SearchwSeniors W4001.08.07
78854Kate ThompsonwWomen01.08.34
789206Kelly GuywWomen01.08.34
80438Kimberley WilsonwWomen01.08.55
81372Catherine WalkerwSeniors W6001.09.07
816179James NicholsonmSeniors M7001.09.11
823369Jane SkeltonwWomen01.09.33
829573Alison HeslopwSeniors W4001.09.41
846583Kirsten FenwickwWomen01.10.12
853955Letitia Chapman-WardwWomen01.10.29
854166Angela RobsonwSeniors W4001.10.29
8748Danielle GlasseywWomen01.11.28
91573George Alan ScottmSeniors M5001.12.50
92025Elaine BroatchwSeniors W5001.12.55
9216Jane DowsettwSeniors W4001.12.56
92251Carole Thompson-YoungwSeniors W5001.12.56
926767Emma StevensonwWomen01.13.00
929766Tina TaylorwSeniors W4001.13.00
934661Faye WardwSeniors W4001.13.15
94837Wendy LittlewoodwSeniors W4001.13.52
95157Zoe Dewdney ParsonswWomen01.13.56
10031180Alison SmithwSeniors W4001.16.39
1004109Sue WalkerwSeniors W6001.16.39
10131013Christine FarnsworthwSeniors W6001.16.50
10261290Ann KainwSeniors W5001.17.11
1067112James PottermMen01.18.58
1084102Victoria DowneswWomen01.19.49
1085425Jane BailliewSeniors W4001.19.50
109165Aileen ScottwSeniors W4001.20.10
109822Kerry BarnettwSeniors W4001.20.46
1104100Louise BarrowwWomen01.20.58
111156Lindsay ParkerwSeniors W4001.21.30
1128440Sophie DenniswWomen01.22.20
113159Julie SwinbankwWomen01.22.24
1140824Sharon CampbellwSeniors W4001.23.00
1148653Rebecca GilmorewWomen01.23.17
1149455Diane SoulsbywSeniors W5001.23.17
1181181Carol HolgatewSeniors W4001.25.58
12191346Jennifer RollwWomen01.33.51

Hartlepool Marina 5 Road Race, Sunday, April 15, 2018

Grand Prix Race - click flag for current league tables. Sprint Champion Race - click flag for more information. 5 miles

Nick Latham

Photo courtesy of Karen Harland

Five miles isn’t a particularly common race distance in the north-east as far as I can tell, there only seems to be a handful scattered through the race calendar in amongst the more common 5ks, 10ks and half marathons. Perhaps it was this uncommon distance, perhaps being in the middle of the spring marathon season (Paris, Manchester, London etc), or perhaps everyone had rusted up in the biblically damp lead-up to the race. Whatever the reason, it was a relatively small but hard-core Striders contingent of eleven that went out to play.

I scrounged a lift from Jonathan Hamill and his enthusiastic support team in a bid to cut down on carbon emissions. It was an easy journey and not just because I wasn’t driving. We arrived nice and early (just after 9 am), which meant no parking problems. After visiting the boat (not THE boat, sadly – that might have been a little more impressive!) to collect race number (with timing chip) and race t-shirt (sizing’s generous, so I went down a size), we made full use of the nearby McDonalds. Food for the support team, toilets for the athletes. We weren’t the only ones doing it! Other facilities are available.

The weather was starting to warm up from the extended winter we had been “enjoying”. Despite being fine and the sun attempting to break through there was still a chill in the southerly breeze. In the end, I opted to leave a light base layer under my club vest, big wuss that I am.

We warmed-up along Maritime Avenue, where the race would start and finish. By the time we got back to the start the rest of the racers had formed up in the start funnel, so we joined near the back. I was realistic about my likely finish position i.e. nowhere near the front, and the race was chip-timed, so I didn’t see the harm in starting near the back.

The course is essentially flat. It sets out next to the marina following Maritime Avenue through a housing estate before turning up a short incline through a car park and onto the promenade. It is an out and back course so once you’ve reached the turn you know what to expect on the way back. You also get to see the leaders on their return (or the chasers if you’re in the lead). As we met them coming back I counted the places and made Stephen Jackson 9th as we passed and it wasn’t long before I saw Chris Callan and some of our other faster runners on their return, giving me a chance to cheer them on.

I’ve been working my way back from some recent illnesses so I had set an easy expectation on myself – no PB to beat, no pressure. My plan was to set out at 8-minute mile pace, which I thought I could hold all the way through. I would see how I was feeling at 2 miles and then the turn (2.5 miles) and pick up the pace a little if I was feeling OK.

And I kind of stuck to that plan. Kind of. I held 8-minute mile pace for nearly 2 miles but seeing the leaders gave me a burst of adrenaline and my pace picked up before I realised what was happening. It felt OK and sustainable, so I kept at it, keeping around 7:40 pace most of the way back along the promenade. I was picking off other runners all the way back and this was the other advantage of starting from the back and running negative splits, it gave me natural targets to aim for. The route was plenty wide enough to allow easy passing all the way.

Getting to the last 600m or so I dropped back through the car park onto Maritime Avenue and the slight downward slope gave me the impetus to start pushing for the finish.

I’ve always had a finishing kick (a legacy of being a failed sprinter) so really wound it up in the final stretch, earning me a shout out from the tannoy announcer.

Photo courtesy of Karen Harland Photo courtesy of Karen Harland

Stephen was first male Strider home (8th overall in 26:23) and Fiona Jones was first female (20th woman in 35:26 gun time). There were some other excellent times from Striders, including both Chris Callan and Michael Littlewood coming in under 30 minutes (sub 6-minute mile average). In total there were 493 runners with times ranging from a blistering 24:16 (new CR from Dominic Shaw of New Marske Harriers) to just over 1:07.

I loved this race. It was a great course, inexpensive and accessible. It’s a good opportunity to run this less common distance and a real PB opportunity.

Pier to Pier, South Shields to Roker, Sunday, May 14, 2017

Grand Prix Race - click flag for current league tables. Sprint Champion Race - click flag for more information.

Results

POSBIBNameGenderCATClubTime
1354Abraham TeweldemMenSaltwell Harriers 38:18
61607Natalie BateywWomenDerwent Valley RC 47:17
6326Gareth PritchardmMenElvet Striders40:14
17487Michael LittlewoodmSeniors M40Elvet Striders42:59
20523Chris CallanmMenElvet Striders43:41
152502Fiona JoneswSeniors W40Elvet Striders52:06
162306Louise WarnerwWomenElvet Striders52:24
169101Helen ToneswSeniors W40Elvet Striders52:37
2341067Graeme WaltonmSeniors M40Elvet Striders54:30
27740Jonathan HamillmSeniors M40Elvet Striders55:59
289605Melanie HudsonwWomenElvet Striders56:14
2921131Dougie NisbetmSeniors M50Elvet Striders56:19
303124Andrew DaviesmSeniors M40Elvet Striders56:33
32814Craig WalkermSeniors M50Elvet Striders57:13
33799Rachelle MasonwWomenElvet Striders57:36
358838Jean BradleywSeniors W60Elvet Striders58:21
361147Robin LintonmMenElvet Striders58:25
374102David BrowbankmMenElvet Striders59:03
381150Helen ParkerwSeniors W40Elvet Striders59:20
382134Lynne StobartwWomenElvet Striders59:20
404504Chris ShearsmithmMenElvet Striders59:52
422203Sue GardhamwSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:00:25
43854Karen ByngwSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:00:59
447604Dave RobsonmSeniors M60Elvet Striders1:01:13
463836Kate ThompsonwWomenElvet Striders1:01:33
4741168Victoria BrownwWomenElvet Striders1:01:53
528520Stephen EllismSeniors M60Elvet Striders1:03:03
529432Andrew MunromSeniors M40Elvet Striders1:03:03
53857Anita WrightwSeniors W50Elvet Striders1:03:11
556820Lesley CharmanwSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:03:26
558300Karin YoungerwSeniors W50Elvet Striders1:03:29
559471Anna SeeleywWomenElvet Striders1:03:29
563325Catherine SmithwSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:03:34
56574Joanne PattersonwWomenElvet Striders1:03:36
56860Mike ParkermSeniors M40Elvet Striders1:03:41
603619Jill RudkinwSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:04:57
6121026James PottermMenElvet Striders1:05:18
616728Jim NicholsonmSeniors M70Elvet Striders1:05:21
623956Katie-Louise FinneywWomenElvet Striders1:05:27
624505Victoria JacksonwWomenElvet Striders1:05:28
626439Andrew ThurstonmSeniors M50Elvet Striders1:05:34
68919Alan ScottmSeniors M50Elvet Striders1:07:09
70315Catherine WalkerwSeniors W50Elvet Striders1:07:44
70628Debra ThompsonwSeniors W50Elvet Striders1:07:49
72162Rachel TurnerwWomenElvet Striders1:08:14
723483Peter HartmSeniors M40Elvet Striders1:08:22
729108Angela RobsonwSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:08:30
749489Wendy LittlewoodwWomenElvet Striders1:09:02
769393Alison HeslopwSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:09:42
770677Fiona WoodwWomenElvet Striders1:09:43
771929Jill YoungwWomenElvet Striders1:09:43
7731083Kirsten FenwickwWomenElvet Striders1:09:47
80382Jane DowsettwSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:10:43
80417Aileen ScottwSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:10:47
817474Helen ThomaswSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:11:04
821898Karen MetterswSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:11:06
854977Louise BarrowwWomenElvet Striders1:12:14
9161161Christine FarnsworthwSeniors W60Elvet Striders1:13:32
922519Janet ElliswSeniors W50Elvet Striders1:13:45
973207Helen HackettwSeniors W50Elvet Striders1:15:38
9761138Katie DavisonwWomenElvet Striders1:15:47
1019747Gillian GreenwSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:18:01
10201158Rebecca GilmorewWomenElvet Striders1:18:02
1022572Sharon CampbellwWomenElvet Striders1:18:06
1025578Neil JenningsmSeniors M50Elvet Striders1:18:13
1027333Diane SoulsbywSeniors W50Elvet Striders1:18:28
1054839Kerry BarnettwSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:20:13
1056848Laura GibsonwSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:20:18
1058846Natalie JohnsonwWomenElvet Striders1:20:22
10611174Rachel TothwSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:20:45
1065729Caitlin MooneywWomenElvet Striders1:21:03
109497Pauline ElliottwSeniors W50Elvet Striders1:23:08
1128320Helen LintonwSeniors W50Elvet Striders1:27:03
1149934Mike ElliottmSeniors M70Elvet Striders1:31:46
1160579Elaine JenningswSeniors W50Elvet Striders1:36:08
1161585Rachel Leigh-FirbankwSeniors W40Elvet Striders1:36:08
1169219Laura JacksonwWomenElvet Striders1:38:49

Sunderland 5K, Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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Katy Walton

I had been looking forward to this race following my great experience in 2015. This race is a very fast 5k course. On this night the sun was out and the wind up slightly, but no conditions to make the pb seekers fear their results.

Ladies and M50’s were the first group of people to charge down the 1k hill at the very start of the race. Elbows all out hoping that you don’t trip.

Once reaching the bottom of the hill a crowd of spectators greeted the eager runners as they started their small lap of the park.

Clearly marked kilometre signs were positioned en route for those keeping to a set pace.

As you finished the first loop of the park you approach the supporters again, Simon, Allan, Graeme, Mark, Stephen and Gareth were shouting loudly. Next is a larger loop where runners do a loop of the lake, at this point the wind was certainly making its point in slowing me down.

A lady who I often race against at the NEMAA ran past me which bucked me up a bit, I knew I was on par with her so my new aim was to keep on her.

A little mistake I made last year was that I didn’t push on the winning ‘straight’ (I was unaware where the finish was) and this year I was determined not to repeat my mistake so I started to pick up my pace and give my all.

A nasty little incline on the finishing straight certainly finished each runner off nicely!

Excellent times from all Striders, Stephen Soulsby, Elaine Bisson, Louise Warner, Lesley Charman, Fiona Jones and Karen Byng, Louise Barrow, Catherine Smith and Victoria Stott.

In the second race Strider men running were Gareth Pritchard, Stephen Jackson, Mark Warner and Graeme Walton, all men gave their all as the vast group of runners flew down the hill causing a big draft of wind to hit the spectators. Fabulous runs from all.

This race is a brilliant, cheap local race which can be entered on the night and also an offering of a good chance of a pb. See you next year Sunderland 5k!!

Hartlepool Marina 5M, Sunday, April 3, 2016

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Results

Pos Name Club Cat Catpos Time
1 Dominic Shaw New Marske Harriers Club 24:24
17 Rob Everson 28:11
27 Joasia Zakrzewski Durham City Harriers & AC 28:54
49 Jack Lee 30:03
179 Andrew Rayner 35:57
190 Michael Ross 36:10
204 Fiona Jones 36:51
281 David Spence 39:40
344 Peter Hart 42:38
444 Karen Chalkley 48:49
477 Kate Talbot 52:23

533 finishers

Dentdale Run, Dent, Cumbria, Saturday, March 12, 2016

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Penny Browell

A couple of years ago a friend of mine recommended I run the Dentdale race – “just your kind of thing” she said, so it was one that had been on my radar for a while. When I discovered I had a Saturday where I wasn’t needed for ferrying to children’s parties I elected to give it a go. It was a bit of a last minute decision and I had no thoughts on pace or race strategy – I decided I just wanted to enjoy it.

When I got to the pretty village of Dent I was happy to see a good number of Striders, discussing how many layers we needed and warning each other of the hills ahead. The race started at 1pm which caused me all sorts of quandaries with regards to eating. As we lined up to start I realised my stomach was already rumbling and asking for lunch but it was too late to do much about it. Whilst waiting for the gun I spotted a Swaledale runner who I knew was pretty speedy and has beaten me on a number of occasions but I’d just manage to squeeze past her at the Viking Chase last year so knew she was a good target for me. I decided to try and stick with her as far as I could.

Penny and Swaledale friend.
photo courtesy and © Andrew Thrippleton

The race starts with a deceptively speedy descent but before long the first of many climbs kicks in. I managed to tuck in behind my Swaledale friend and began to enjoy making my way through the beautiful countryside. The course is a kind of figure of 8 (without crossing at the centre) so at the half way mark I caught sight of my car in Dent. Much as I was enjoying the race I was beginning to tire and was aware of more hills approaching but I resisted the temptation to just jump in and drive home. Around this point my Swaledale friend slowed down to have a gel. I pulled up next to her and we chatted about other races we’ve done and plans for the future. After a couple of minutes she waved me on, saying she felt she’d started too fast. Not long before, one of the many fabulous local supporters had told us we were second and third ladies and I began to worry I too had gone off too fast.

Gareth
photo courtesy and © Andrew Thrippleton

The second half includes one very long climb and then you get lulled into a false sense of security as you approach the half marathon point with a nice descent. The 13 mile marker hails a killer little hill and the last mile seemed to go on for ever. Eventually we were back in the village and the crowds were fantastic shouting us in so I managed a bit of a sprint finish (ish). I was delighted to see Gareth and Jack who had both had great runs and after a bit of refreshment we cheered in the other Striders.

All in all an absolutely beautiful, runnable yet challenging race and definitely one I’d recommend. My friend was right it was definitely my sort of thing and I hope to be back

Darlington 10K, Sunday, August 9, 2015

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Gareth Pritchard

This is what a PB looks like. Darlington 10k has to be one of my favourite races of the year without question, it’s fast, local, easy to enter and a very high standard to push everyone onto that all important PB. Last year this was a great race for me, I was in the best shape of my life and flew round in 35:45 which was still my 10k pb as I stood on the start line a year later with 51 fellow striders.

The number 1 strider support crew were in full force with Catherine Smith and Flip leading the cheers on the day, this is a real boost for races like this and a big help and greatly appreciated by all. They managed to capture some fantastic pictures and made the day even more special for us runners, so a big personal thank you from me.

I travelled down with 3 other fellow striders, parking up was easy and everything is very well organised. Good changing facilities, easy bag drop and central location for start/finish. Had a catch up with fellow striders then hit the road with speedy Rob and Simon for a good warm up. Not sure if its just me, but I felt a real buzz in the air, the weather was dry, no wind and the smell of PB was definitely in the air.

My running lately has really started to improve due massively to the input of my coach Allan who has invested his time and effort into my training. This is something as a club that we are really blessed with as Allan also successfully trains many striders like me in the club. After the London I knew my normal/typical running low was on the way and Allan’s 10k training program really helped boost my spirits with Darlington was my end goal.

I had a plan for this race which almost worked to perfection, the first 2 miles were the key for a chance at that PB. 10 sec below 35:45 pace for those first miles, next 3 trying to pick people off and really go for it to the end. So off we went and 5:47 average for first 2 miles, a great start. Time to start picking up the pace and chasing people down. The plan worked well but the course really is not that flat and you can see this clearly in the mile split times. The down hill sections do make up for it very well but it is still challenging at times. Running the course last year really helped, so i knew the finish was down hill and very fast, as you enter the shopping high street its really time to push hard for the line. I spent the whole race passing people and had a great battle with a Durham Harrier lad to the end and was a big buzz leaving him behind as I shot for the line.

Now I kept a eye on my splits so knew it would be close to a pb, but had no real idea of my time in that last mile or as I crossed the line. A very happy and big shock as I saw 35:30 on my watch and a massive sense of joy with another fantastic PB I really did not expect to get any time soon.

I was very shortly followed by rob everson @36:24 with another PB and showing great form over a distance that I know is hard for him. 49 striders were left to follow and all had a great run, comeback pb for coach Allan who somehow managed to fall towards the end and got spoiled rotten by the friendly first aid people after the race. Starting to learn this is standard for the coach and not his first trip .

PB runs also for Michael Littlewood @ 38:10, Catherine Elliott @ 48:44, Andrew Davies @48:26

Turning Darlington Purple. All showing great form and surpassing their tentative pre race predictions. Strong runs from Lesley Charman and Simon Gardner also, showing real running form at a tough distance.

So another strider GP race done and I must admit to a sly happy grin when the nameless GP point hunter was unable to show. This due to being on an amazing holiday and really no contest when you have to decide a holiday or a GP run.

Fantastic race and will definitely be here again next year.

Results

position bib name club cat finish time chip time
1 1425 Marc Scott Richmond & Zetland Harriers Senior M 0:30:42 0:30:42
23 1344 Justina Heslop Elswick Harriers Vet Ladies 35-39 0:34:45 0:34:44
29 642 Gareth Pritchard Senior Men 0:35:32 0:35:30
44 1556 Rob Everson Senior Men 0:36:26 0:36:24
63 1965 Simon Gardner Vet Men 45-49 0:37:10 0:37:04
85 1039 Michael Littlewood Vet Men 40-44 0:38:13 0:38:11
221 1238 Paul Pascoe Vet Men 45-49 0:41:51 0:41:44
427 1240 Fiona Jones Vet Ladies 35-39 0:46:29 0:46:03
442 1097 Michael Ross Vet Men 40-44 0:46:41 0:45:56
457 1219 Greta Jones Vet Ladies 45-49 0:46:58 0:46:23
459 1281 Philip Connor Senior Men 0:46:58 0:46:43
465 1509 Danny Lim Senior Men 0:47:02 0:45:05
504 1557 Martin Welsh Vet Men 50-54 0:47:41 0:46:43
536 1224 Karen Jones Vet Ladies 45-49 0:48:14 0:47:39
569 887 Andrew Davies Senior Men 0:48:53 0:48:26
576 1640 Catherine Elliott Vet Ladies 35-39 0:49:00 0:48:44
587 199 David Spence Vet Men 65-69 0:49:10 0:48:11
611 1028 Lesley Charman Vet Ladies 40-44 0:49:35 0:48:48
622 1288 Richard Hall Vet Men 55-59 0:49:46 0:47:49
652 1205 Victoria Brown Senior Ladies 0:50:26 0:49:56
693 1642 Craig Elliott Senior Men 0:51:19 0:51:03
725 599 Katherine Preston Vet Ladies 45-49 0:51:56 0:51:10
786 626 Lindsay Rodgers Vet Men 45-49 0:53:01 0:52:15
805 1124 Stephen Ellis Vet Men 60-64 0:53:21 0:52:35
899 1011 Kate MacPherson Vet Ladies 40-44 0:55:01 0:54:15
1013 1053 Robin Linton Senior Men 0:57:19 0:55:06
1071 1364 Louise Hughes Vet Ladies 35-39 0:58:32 0:56:02
1077 1313 Rebecca Devine Senior Ladies 0:58:37 0:56:37
1104 1232 James Potter Senior Men 0:59:05 0:57:01
1170 1237 Angela Coates Vet Ladies 40-44 1:00:06 0:59:19
1195 1125 Janet Ellis Vet Ladies 50-54 1:00:45 0:59:49
1228 1559 Clare Metcalfe Senior Ladies 1:01:29 0:59:16
1260 920 Jill Young Senior Ladies 1:02:02 1:00:03
1278 1287 Helen Hall Vet Ladies 45-49 1:02:32 1:00:43
1307 342 Sophie Dennis Senior Ladies 1:03:29 1:01:40
1362 1030 Joanne Thompson Senior Ladies 1:05:09 1:04:13
1368 891 Laura Chapman Senior Ladies 1:05:20 1:04:24
1427 1245 Laura Gibson Vet Ladies 35-39 1:06:46 1:05:50
1473 894 Rebecca Embleton Vet Ladies 35-39 1:08:22 1:06:22
1491 1431 Lisa Hall Senior Ladies 1:09:28 1:07:29
1492 914 Neil Jennings Vet Men 50-54 1:09:28 1:07:29
1513 994 Joanne Richardson Vet Ladies 40-44 1:10:24 1:07:25
1514 1037 Mike Elliott Vet Men 65-69 1:10:25 1:07:26
1556 815 Alison Simms Vet Ladies 40-44 1:13:13 1:11:11
1563 905 Rachel Leigh-Firbank Vet Ladies 40-44 1:13:33 1:11:33
1606 2125 Rachel Wilcock Senior Ladies 1:19:25 1:17:24
1608 2112 Natalie Gillon Senior Ladies 1:19:36 1:17:34
1628 916 Rachel Toth Vet Ladies 40-44 1:24:29 1:22:27
1629 915 Elaine Jennings Vet Ladies 50-54 1:24:35 1:22:33
1630 444 Katharine Bartlett Vet Ladies 45-49 1:24:35 1:22:33
1634 2117 Kerry Ellis Vet Ladies 35-39 1:26:02 1:24:00
1635 2133 Donna Austin Vet Ladies 35-39 1:26:02 1:24:00
1636 628 Allan Seheult Vet Men 70-74 1:26:17 1:23:06

1649 finishers.