It’s been a while since we have had a results round-up so grab yourself a cuppa before you starting reading this….its three weeks’ worth of results! We start with results from way back on first weekend in November….
“Remember, Remember the 5th of November”
It was a cold start at Harrogate parkrun for the five Striders in attendance. David Halladay was first Strider back in 23:17, followed by Andy Roberts (24:04), Paul Heywood (24:47), Nick Wallen (24:51) and Julian Carr, who was taking on pacing duties to finish in 24:58. Over at Skipton, Rob Earl clocked a time of 20:16 on his first visit to the venue.
Also on the Saturday, Sue Morley ventured to Lumbutts in the South West Pennines to take on the Shepherds Skyline Fell race. On the cold windy tops, Sue ran up to the summit of Stoodley Pike, a distance of 10k and 1000ft of climbing, in 01:16:00.
Mass Turnout at Leeds and Ripley
On Sunday 6th November, it was the last big race day of the year in the Striders club championships, with members of the club taking on the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k or the Guy Fawkes 10mile. Starting at the wind and rain swept Abbey Dash in Leeds City Centre, Tom Calvert clocked a 10k PB of 36:01 to lead the 15 Striders in attendance home. Guy Close was next, just dipping under 38mins with a chip time of 37:58. Sean Brennan (42:40) led a pack of 5 Striders who finished within just over 1 minute of each other, with the others been Gareth Conkleton (43:03), Chris Umpleby (43:37), Jason Green (43:42) and Jonny Chadwick (43:59). That group were chased down by Derek Calvert (46:51), new member Simon Rider (47:21), Mark Taylor (47:53), Gemma Harding (52:44), Julie Elmes (52:51), Roy Cooley (58:28), Clare Rogers ran despite an injury but in beautiful new trainers (01:04:08) and returning from injury, Bill Kirkpatrick finished in 01:08:43.
At the Guy Fawkes 10 Mile, based at Ripley Castle, Simon “The Legend” Shaw put his injury worries behind him to finish in an impressive 01:04:59.
Martin Brock chased him all the way to finish 01:05:30 and he was then followed by a further 16 Striders – James Wright (01:08:36), James Ireland (01:08:54), Dan Foley (01:10:47), Dan Wilson (01:12:40), Ian Mitchell (01:13:11), Nicola Carter (01:15:55), Phil Cornforth (01:18:35), Stewart Hymas (01:20:25), Julian Carr (01:24:20), Dean Logan (01:28:07), Pamela Singleton (01:30:34), Anthony Everitt (01:41:33), Dawn Richardson (01:44:38), Tracy Allison (01:56:21) and a BIG shout out to Joanne Gray who completed her first ever 10 mile event in 02:11:11 alongside the super duper Anne Cooley (who also clocked 02:11:11).
A Flying Start
The following weekend was a little bit quieter, but it started well for Guy Close as he achieved a parkrun PB at Pontefract in a time of 18:44.
On the Stray at Harrogate, Sean Brennan was the first Striders member over the line (21:10) and he was followed by Gareth Conkleton (22:04), Nick Wallen (24:16), “Pacer Paul” Heywood (24:56) and Edna Wood (29:50).
Tom Calvert carried on his superb form from the Abbey Dash into the parkrun at Fountains Abbey, stopping the timer on 17:44 to achieve a course PB. Nicola Carter clocked 21:38 and was joined in running up the final “insert swear word here” of a hill by Derek Calvert (22:47) and regular FAbbey runner David Halladay (25:47).
The Cancer Research ‘Tough10’ took place for the first time at Roundhay Park at 11am on the Saturday and was taken on by four Striders. The course was certainly a toughy, with a starting KM of a lap of Soldiers Field before a lap around the lake, then into the energy sapping mud in the woods before a killer finish of three ‘up n downs’ Hill 60 (those who have done the PECO Cross Country events will know about this hill!) to the horror of the those taking part! James Wright secured 2nd place overall with a time of 44:57. It was not so tough for regular Jason Green who loves these types of runs who finished in 51:55. He was followed by new member Simon Rider (56:52) and Anthony Everitt (01:09:27).
Striders were represented at two events on the Sunday. At the Dalby Dash in Dalby Forest(!), David Halladay was the sole Striders representative and stopped the clock in 46:36.
Sue Morley took the LV60 prize at the Wadsworth Half Trog race based at Hebdon Bridge. The event was over a distance of 9.3 miles and involved 1378ft of climbing. She finished in a time of 2hrs 37mins.
Some guest reporting….
This weekend’s round-up has been written by our guest roving reporter Clare Rogers (it’s a bit different…..!)……
Harrogate parkrun was in reverse this week, so the results are also in reverse to “jazz it up” a little. Emma Hall completed the run in a time of 39:45, with the winner of last year’s Tallest Strider award Mr Mark Shelton finishing in 28:30. Anthony “Tooonneeyy” Everitt completed in 26:58, with Nick Wallen finishing in 24:45. Mark Taylor completed in 23:15 and Ian Mitchell finished in 21:36. The Striders camping Daddy Sean Brennan finished in 21:09, just after 24hr race legend Graham Yare (21:05). Finally the top 2 Striders finishers were, James Wright in 19:33, and thanks to all his junior parkrun practice, Keith Emery smashed it in 18:14.
Another junior parkrun regular Guy Close completed York parkrun in 18:14.
It was a family affair at the Fountains Abbey event, as Tom Calvert (running his 50th parkrun) finished in 17:54, whilst his Daddy, Derek Calvert clocked a time of 22:22. Julian Carr also attended finishing just behind Derek in 22:42, whilst new member Nimah Falconer finished in 24:02.
Our 2016 Club Championship leader, Nicola Carter traveled to Keswick parkrun, which she smashed in a time of 22:21.
In the words of Jason Green, “BOOM” that’s your Striders round up.