Reports

BMAF Relays - 29/4/18

Ben Reynolds reports:
First off in the M35 race was Martin Shore finally attending the BMAF relays after many years of thwarted ambition. He was a little taken aback by the furious early pace but ran solidly to finish 13th and record one of only four sub-17 min Thames clockings on a course that was new to the BMAF relays. Next up was Simon Wurr making a welcome return to the fray after months of frustrating injury. Sutton Park has historically not been a particularly happy hunting ground so it was good to see him clock a low 17 min circuit and move us up a few places. Newcomer to the veteran ranks and new to Sutton Park, Charles Morris had given the team manager some cause for concern by only arriving 10 mins before his leg. Charles took over with heartening self-possession, promising himself he would run a 17.30 leg, and proceeded to scythe through the field taking us from 9th to 4th with 17.22. On leg 4 we had the unexpected pleasure of Phill Sly making a very welcome return to competitive action. Running faster than he has for many months/years he took us up into a medal position with a swift 16.40 and handed over to Nic Gould who, with London still in his legs, had the unenviable task of holding his position which he did to good effect handing over in 4th giving Phill Tedd everything to play for. Due to various ailments, Phillís attendance had been in doubt until the last minute but once again we enjoyed seeing the fastest sideburns in athletics deliver the goods. Holding his broken strapped GPS in front of him like some sort of lodestar, Phill was soon in silver medal position despite the efforts of Tipton to hang on. I had pity for Tipton and wanted to tell them that there was no point in hanging on. If they were still in the mix come the final sprint, they would be toast but it never came to that. Phillís long socks cruised home in a comfortable second. Team silver secured.
Meanwhile the older boys were having their own fun in the M45 race. Simon Baines opened proceedings with a fine victory on the first leg with the second fastest M45 time of the day (16.35). A hospital pass was a curious way to thank Andy Howse for manfully stepping into the breach caused by injuries to Messrs Weir, Lynas and Symonds but Andy stuck to his task and hung on well to hand over in 8th. Paul Cheetham set about moving us up the field and pulled us up to 5th despite being passed by eventual winners Cambuslang. That gave Ben plenty to chase. In times of yore it might all have ended in glorious gold but Benís diminishing strength meant he made no impression on the red Cambuslang and Salford vests in front of him. Thankfully he did ooze past Leeds and Leicester to capture team bronze.

We also turned out two teams in the men's V55-64 age group and thanks to Rhodri Davies for the race report:
Despite all team members being in the top half of the age group or out of it altogether, the A team of Richard Pitt, Andrew Lenon and Rick Turner placed a creditable 16th, with the B team (Rhodri Davies, Paul Whitlock and Mike Farmery) managing not to embarrass the A team or themselves in 22nd. Stand out performances were a 20:55 clocking by Andrew Lenon as he moved the A team up 6 places on leg two and a barely slower 21:01 from Rick Turner (who qualifies for the M65s).
Full results can be found here.


Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 29/4/18

At Surbiton, Lucy Molden finished 55th in 12:11 and Edward Molden finished 98th in 15:29.


BUCS 10km Race - 28/4/18

Paddy Roddy finished 13th in 32:11.


parkrun Weekly Roundup - 28/4/18

Nineteen Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns. Richard Ollington took the individual honours at Clapham Common.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time Event
1 1 Richard OLLINGTON 16:15 Clapham Common #6
2 2 Joe GALE 17:37 Nonsuch #346
10 9 Christopher RYE 17:57 Exmouth #18
41 1 Elizabeth STAVRESKI 19:47 Clapham Common #6
13 13 David CROWTHER 19:56 Wimbledon Common #599
31 2 Claire ALTMANN 21:23 Richmond #558
32 31 Matthew BEANEY 21:30 Wimbledon Common #599
107 11 Jessica DAVIES 22:04 Clapham Common #6
235 23 Joanna SHILLINGTON 23:14 Bushy Park #732
82 71 Alistair IRVINE 23:42 Richmond #558
56 51 Paul KEELER 23:44 Kingston #427
156 136 David WIGFIELD 23:53 Nonsuch #346
57 52 James WINGRAVE 25:17 Mole Valley #7
162 131 Matthew IRVINE 26:08 Richmond #558
339 263 Darren SELWOOD 27:46 Nonsuch #346
340 264 Jim FOSTER 27:48 Nonsuch #346
253 189 Andrew SIMON 28:34 Cheltenham #271
146 100 Jim STEPHENSON 31:04 Mole Valley #7
332 240 Colin PRICE 33:20 Wimbledon Common #599

London Marathon - 22/4/18

Twelve of our first-claimers were in action in the London Marathon. Results below.

Pos. Gender pos. Name Time
235. 235 Pearce, Gordon (GBR) 02:43:49
400. 394 Hinton, Jamie (GBR) 02:49:16
1267. 1222 Catmur, Edward (GBR) 03:02:08
1315. 1264 Gould, Nicholas (GBR) 03:02:50
1472. 1408 Pearson, Toby (GBR) 03:05:02
1536. 1467 Gale, Joseph (GBR) 03:05:55
1593. 74 Randles, Sarah (GBR) 03:06:29
2492. 2331 Woodburn, Peter (GBR) 03:15:39
5353. 4614 Harrison, Robert (GBR) 03:36:56
11805. 2971 Carpenter, Alison (GBR) 04:11:18
15571. 11292 Selwood, Darren (GBR) 04:28:33
23947. 7588 Jones, Paula (GBR) 05:03:58

Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 22/4/18

At Surbiton, Lucy Molden was 67th in 11:50 and Edward Molden was 112th in 15:24.


parkrun Weekly Roundup - 21/4/18

Twenty Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns. There was a hat-trick of individual victories through Ben Reynolds, Ruth Wallace and Liz Stavreski.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time Event
1 1 Ben REYNOLDS 16:58 Abingdon #344
20 1 Ruth WALLACE 19:16 Rushmoor #196
24 2 Mara YAMAUCHI 19:34 Dulwich #320
33 32 Simon GARDNER 20:02 Clapham Common #5
3 1 Elizabeth STAVRESKI 20:15 Cranleigh #189
33 33 Andrew LENON 20:46 Wimbledon Common #598
6 6 Alex MACKULA 21:00 Old Deer Park #384
8 3 Jo DAVIES 21:04 Jamaica Pond #4
40 39 Matthew BEANEY 21:06 Wimbledon Common #598
38 4 Claire ALTMANN 21:40 Richmond #557
57 4 Denise BARNETT 21:42 Wimbledon Common #598
41 36 Paul KEELER 22:31 Kingston #426
94 86 James FERGUSON 23:08 Wimbledon Common #598
95 87 Rupert FERGUSON 23:09 Wimbledon Common #598
144 134 Jim FOSTER 24:13 Nonsuch #345
155 23 Karen JONES 24:50 Guildford #302
96 75 James WINGRAVE 25:28 Kingston #426
388 300 Bruce BLACKSHAW 29:28 Nonsuch #345
928 649 Jim STEPHENSON 29:40 Bushy Park #731
436 291 Colin PRICE 32:26 Wimbledon Common #598

Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 15/4/18

At Wimbledon Park, Seb Cockerell was 2nd in 8:23. At Surbiton, Lucy Molden was 59th in 11:52 and Edward Molden was 103rd in 15:33.


parkrun Weekly Roundup - 14/4/18

Twenty-four Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns. Jamie Hinton took the individual win at Blandford and Gordon Pearce was first male at Finsbury.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time Event
1 1 Jamie HINTON 16:33 Blandford #195
2 2 Martin SHORE 16:47 Richmond #556
6 6 Neil CHISHOLM 17:07 Bushy Park #730
2 1 Gordon PEARCE 17:37 Finsbury #418
58 50 Andy WEIR 19:59 Dulwich #319
63 55 Alex MACKULA 20:09 Dulwich #319
47 46 Ric TURNER 20:29 Nonsuch #344
27 26 Richard PITT 21:11 Newbury #334
155 13 Joanna SHILLINGTON 21:39 Bushy Park #730
32 30 Andrew LENON 21:58 Wimbledon Common #597
19 19 Nik PUGH 22:00 Hasenheide #15
45 43 Matthew BEANEY 22:24 Wimbledon Common #597
44 41 Paul KEELER 22:48 Kingston #425
133 116 David WIGFIELD 23:20 Nonsuch #344
142 122 Jim FOSTER 23:42 Nonsuch #344
116 98 Alistair IRVINE 24:02 Richmond #556
168 141 Darren SELWOOD 24:17 Nonsuch #344
109 21 Karen JONES 25:22 Guildford #301
162 126 Matthew IRVINE 25:37 Richmond #556
138 112 James WINGRAVE 27:41 Woking #184
241 196 Andrew SIMON 27:49 Cheltenham #269
344 240 Andrew JOHNSON 28:20 Fulham Palace #237
368 271 Bruce BLACKSHAW 28:27 Nonsuch #344
349 260 Colin PRICE 32:14 Wimbledon Common #597

Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 8/4/18

At Surbiton, Lucy Molden finished 27th in 10:52 and Edward Molden finished 63rd in 15:31.


91st 10-mile Challenge and Handicap - 7/4/18

Alistair Henderson took the tankard for winning the handicap. Fastest over the course (and thus Challenge winners) were Ed Catmur and Liz Stavreski.

Pos. Name Handicap Time Net time
1. Alistair Henderson 00:57:14 1:39:25 0:42:11
2. John Bull 00:23:06 1:11:15 0:48:09
3. Andy Robinson (SLOW) 00:30:49 1:28:02 0:57:13
4. Fergus Henderson 00:41:16 1:38:40 00:57:24
5. Jess Davies 00:25:19 1:22:47 00:57:28
6. Andrea Stehlikhova 00:27:31 1:28:08 01:00:37
7. Vicki Filsell 00:19:48 1:22:08 01:02:20
8. Ed Catmur 00:06:36 1:10:47 01:04:11
9. Elizabeth Stavreski 00:15:24 1:21:00 01:05:36
10. Paul Newby 00:35:13 1:45:06 69:53
11. Rob Clarke 00:13:12 1:25:25 72:13
12. David Rosen 01:06:02 2:35:05 89:03
13. Miriam Rosen 00:44:34 DNF

parkrun Weekly Roundup - 7/4/18

Seventeen Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time Event
2 2 Simon WURR 17:58 Hampstead Heath #361
69 5 Mara YAMAUCHI 19:47 Bushy Park #729
12 3 Jo DAVIES 21:05 Jamaica Pond #2
33 31 Andrew LENON 21:09 Wimbledon Common #596
54 7 Claire ALTMANN 22:10 Richmond #555
42 37 Paul KEELER 23:04 Kingston #424
85 76 David WIGFIELD 23:10 Nonsuch #343
93 82 Alistair IRVINE 24:07 Richmond #555
352 45 Joanna SHILLINGTON 24:36 Bushy Park #729
155 131 Darren SELWOOD 25:08 Nonsuch #343
117 25 Karen JONES 25:34 Guildford #300
155 126 Matthew IRVINE 26:05 Richmond #555
272 213 Bruce BLACKSHAW 28:20 Nonsuch #343
93 77 James WINGRAVE 28:57 Bracknell #161
162 109 Jim STEPHENSON 31:48 Mole Valley #4
329 237 Colin PRICE 32:32 Wimbledon Common #596
345 113 Lucy IRVINE 33:25 Richmond #555

Isle of Man Easter Athletics Festival - 1/4/18

James Hoad, Luuk Metselaar, Paddy Roddy and Richard Ollington were 2nd team overall and 5th, 8th, 10th and 17th individual respectively (running for Cambridge University Greyhounds).
Full results can be found here.


Notts AC Easter 10km Race, Wollaton Park - 1/4/18

In very muddy conditions, Anna Garnier was 85th/17th Lady and 1st W55.


Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 1/4/18

At Wimbledon Park, Seb Cockerell finished 1st in 08:09.



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