|Name||5K||BIB||RACE||Actual Time||Pos in Group||Pos Overall|
|Sarah Fawcett||25:01||race one|
|Gemma Wandless||25:23||race one|
|Andrew Munro||26:07||race one|
|Heather Raistrick||26:32||race one|
|Corrine Whaling (27 minute pacer)||26:39||race one|
|Angela Williams||26:56||race one|
|Steph Greenwell||27:09||race one|
|Hayley Lockerbie||27:51||race one|
|Kathryn Ferry Shanks||27:59||race one|
|Wendy Littlewood (30 minute pacer)||28:00 approx||race one|
|Lisa Lumsdon||28:04||race one|
|Alan Smith||28:29||race one|
|Sharon Pattinson||32:10||race one|
|Sandie Greener||34:17||race one|
|Sri Prudon||34:49||race one|
|Sarah Watson||36:14||race one|
|Tim Butler||20:58||race two|
|Chris Hassell||21:22||race two|
|Nik Corton||21:42||race two|
|Malcolm Sygrove||21:46||race two|
|Peter Hart||21:53||race two|
|Daniel Mitchell||21:56||race two|
|Ian Butler||21:59||race two|
|David Browbank||22:03||race two|
|Adrian Jenkins||22:35||race two|
|Chris Shearsmith||22:44||race two|
|Alex Brown||22:49||race two|
|Rachelle Mason||23:00||race two|
|Shaun Roberts||23.12||race two|
|Mark Herkes||23:35||race two|
|Anna Mason||23:39||race two|
|Kathryn Sygrove||23:48||race two|
|Louise Collins||23:51||race two|
|Kevin Morson||23:52||race two|
|Lee Stephenson||23:54||race two|
|Mark Foster (24 minute pacer)||23:54||race two|
|Lucy Whelan||23:59||race two|
|Tim Matthews||24:15||race two|
|Lee Brannan||24:25||race two|
|Jean Bradley||24:40||race two|
|Marc Watson||24:44||race two|
|Ashley Price-Sabate||24:54||race two|
|Abigail Steed||25:00||race two|
|Fiona Harrington-Hughes||26:03||race two|
|Rachel Coy||27:46||race two|
|Stephen Jackson||16:04||race three|
|Graham Watt||17:27||race three|
|Michael Littlewood||17:32||race three|
|Stuart Scott||18:13||race three|
|Barrie Kirtley||18:37||race three|
|James Garland||18:55||race three|
|James Lee||19:03||race three|
|Emma Thompson||19:16||race three|
|Juan C Ant||20:00||race three|
|David Holcroft||20:11||race three|
|David Oxlade||20:28||race three|
|Matty Carr||20:31||race three|
|Anna Basu||20:33||race three|
|Robin Parsons||20:41||race three|
|Conrad White||20:49||race three|
|Andrew Davies||21:02||race three|
3200m Track Time Trial
|overall pos||race pos||race||strider||time||march 2018|
|8||2||3||Juan Corbacho Anton||5.54|
The inaugural Striders Downhill 1 mile run looked a great success with some fierce finishes.
For more photos (all downloadable full size) visit the gallery …
Here’s the details of the run for the next time!
Gareth writes …
The Wednesday (5th April) the club run will be a one mile downhill dash from old Durham Gardens. The Start at the top of old Durham Gardens and finish at the wobbly Bridge at MC.
The idea is to set each pace group off under the run leaders and meet just about 7:30ish at the start area. We will then set each race/wave off in their chosen Mile group.
I just want this to be fun, but people can definitely target a Mile PB if they desire on the day as it’s very fast Down Hill.
Here’s a map of the route:
Max elevation: 86 m
Min elevation: 34 m
Total climbing: 14 m
Total descent: -56 m
Total time: 00:05:19
And now a pictorial guide (Gareth’s photos):
Down the hill then turn right towards the Cathedral
A long flatish slightly downhill stretch with the Cathedral in the distance
Down towards Old Durham Gardens then bear left at gate (marshalled)
Looking back at the gate that you’ve just gone through
Down the hill then bear left up the muddy path
A few metres up the path then bear right, towards the river
Just before old bridge, bear right then left
Left Left Left under the old bridge
Straight run to the finish
If you’ve got 10 minutes to spare, here’s how it looks. You can see that it’s going to be very sunny. It’s not quite GoPro quality but you get the idea. Be ready for the Susan Davis photobomb.
Link to full size (1.3GB) file: Downhill Dash 1 mile
Night time safety / December club run, Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Catherine and Gareth Smitchard
Well done to everyone who turned out tonight, particularly those who were super luminous, reflective and lit up! Shining bright like diamonds!
Given the darkened streets we really do recommend people purchase kit that helps them be seen by motorists, cyclists and other pedestrians. To encourage this and in memory of the girls who tragically lost their lives in the recent accident we will be dedicating the next club run to them. We’d like you to invest in (borrow / share) items to keep you safe and wear them ALL on club run night to make our own ‘lumiere’ event on 8th December. A few people had the heel lights on and they were really fab, as were the flashing arm bands. Only a few quid from eBay! Failing that neon clothing / over vests etc are available at reasonable prices – not the most fashionable items but could save a life.
Club Run and BBQ, Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Some photos from the club run …
Light nights and a reasonable weather forecast meant that a plan that had been germinating at the back of my mind could be enacted. A steady start along the Burma Road through Houghall College served as a nice, normal warm-up, though we racked up a minor casualty when Jon Ayres turned an ankle on the descent to the Bridge at Low Burnhall. Once we’d arrived, a brief pause to break the news to people that we were about to run a 35-minute orienteering score event around the fixed marker course kindly laid out by the Woodland Trust and Northern Navigators was followed by questions such as ‘what’s a score event?’ (answer: bag as many controls as possible, some worth more than others, with points deducted for coming back to the start late) and ‘do we have to stay together as teams?’ (answer: yes).
At minute zero a dozen teams set off, four runners who were having their first taste of the club amongst them and Anna and I settled back to scan the horizon for the occasional flash of high-visibility clothing and talk about endurance and blisters; running chat at its best. 29 minutes later Jenny and Maggie T arrived back, thinking to record the marker on the bridge itself (the easiest 10 points on offer, missed by many), followed shortly by Mike Elliot’s group, who realised they actually had time to back a further control and still be back in time. Thick and fast other teams followed, with teams led by George N, Mandy D, Greta, Mike B and Conrad all making the cut-off, the latter by 2 seconds, Peter Mac, Alister, Lucy and Rich Hall (senior) all leading teams in with minor deductions of 10-20 points per team. A few minutes later we were still a little short of our full complement, so Mike Bennett led the group back to Maiden Castle and sweepers went out to find the remaining teams, one of which had managed to get split up, apparently due to a passing labrador injury (said dog was reported to be ok by the second half of the team, thankfully, though the fact that the two halves of the team returned with two separately-marked maps was rather amusing), another of which had made their way directly back to MC rather than the course finish and a final team whose GPS trace I would love to see, given that they eluded all sweepers and approached the finish from a direction completely off the map – Kelly Collier et al, take a bow as you definitely managed the most mileage for the evening.
So, no prizes but an evening purely about enjoying the area in a slightly different way from usual. For what it’s worth, local knowledge, hard running and prioritising the high-scoring controls paid off for Conrad’s team, who bagged slightly fewer controls than second-placed ‘Wet and Windy’ but outscored them 280 to 270 (theoretical maximum 360, though this was not possible in the allotted time). The majority of teams scored in the 120-160 range (‘Andy’s A-Team’ topscoring in this pack), with only one team managing to accrue negative points, though an entirely-subjective mileage bonus has been awarded and concessions made for the stops allegedly taken to produce ‘orienteering-selfies,’ apparently an essential component of the evening.
Finally, many thanks to Anna for making this happen, Alister, Peter Mac, John H, Anita and Richard Hall for sweeping and everyone who ran for throwing themselves at a new challenge with such gusto.
As part of the continuing fantastic summer weather, the club run took place in beautiful sunshine, which lasted until the end of the night, so things couldn’t have been better for the crowd of sweaty runners, charred meat, smoked veg and fruit eaters, friends, family and dogs who stood chatting around the BBQs until after 10 p.m. The run followed a meandering route for an hour, taking in a mixture of clear paths, head-high ferns, viscious nettles and brambles, a few hard hills, several bridges and two cooldowns paddling across streams. Because of the heavy rain on Monday several sections were overgrown, very green and lush.
As ever, folk new to the fell were amazed it is there and said they never knew about it, some veterans of several such runs still said they didn’t have a clue where we were or where we went to. Susan and Geoff said it should be listed for extra Harrier League training sessions.
After the run a sumptuous supper of great variety was produced. Alister won the prize for eating the most burgers, Danny definitely ate the most food, Jules had the fattest sausage, Mike the stumpiest carrot and Mandy the biggest corn cob. Most impressive veggie delight had to be Carolin’s kebabs. As ever, Angela drank the most tea.