Grand Prix Race 10: Finchley 20 13th March 2011

It was a mild morning but with the promise of some drizzly rain to dampen the spirits somewhat on our return to the Finchley 20 for the longest distance run in this year’s Grand Prix. The event was used by many from the Club to prepare both the legs and the mind for the upcoming marathons being attempted next month.

Jason Blair led the men home in and impressive time of 2:13:12 (6:40 min/mile) to claim his first Grand Prix win in both the Men’s past the post and age graded competition. This puts Jason on track for potentially going sub 3 hours in his upcoming Boston marathon. Joe Chang quietly did the business of collecting 19 points to take him to the top of the overall men’s past the post competition and into third place for the age graded table. Next man home was the in-form Ed Brunskill, who continues to improve his running with each run. This was a day after he ran 19:24 for his hundredth Parkrun at Bushy on Saturday. Well done Ed. I know Kevin Parker was disappointed with his time of 2:32:05 was not a pb, but it still bodes well for a good time and potential PB at the Marathon in Brighton (which is 3:29:17). Stephen Blakeney ran a good consistent and evenly paced run and should also do well at his first marathon next month.

I had a pleasant run around and was kept company by Richard Goulder who ran a nice even pace and was pleased that he beat his expectations by running an average 7:50 min/mile. Well done Richard. Special mention to both Kevin Stone and Kevin Furlong who both dug in when the going got tough on that final lap to complete the distance. Well done Guys.

Katherine Wilson stormed the course for the Ladies coming home first for the ladies in a time of 2:23:20 (7:09 min/mile) while the irreplaceable Ann Bath took nearly two minutes off 2008 Finchley time to finish with a massive age graded result of 78.59%, which was by far the highest age grading for anyone from the club yesterday. I understand that Laura Roberts struggled with her fuelling strategy, and so her time was not as she had hoped for but did well to continue on despite this and to run 2:51:19 (8:34 min/mile pace). Hopefully, the fuelling challenge can be sorted by the big day next month and it will all go well on the day. Zoe Wingfield and Sarah Pettefer also ran well.

With Aimee being out of action yesterday, Zoe Ashcroft stretched her lead in the Ladies past the post and still leads the Age Graded competition, but with a run in hand Ann has Zoe in her sights. Sarah Pettefer is now in joint third place in the past the post and fourth in the age graded. Well done Sarah.

Once again, thanks goes to Ann for providing such wonderful post race victuals and John Matthews for his support and encouragement.

I hope everyone enjoyed the run and that it was good preparation for your up coming marathons.

The next event is the re-scheduled Horton 10k on 27th March 201

Tables for the Finchley 20 and the cumulative positions are set out below.

 
Men
 
Past the Post
Age Graded
 
 
AGE
Time
Points
%
Points
1
Jason Blair
31
2:13:12
20
69.98%
20
2
Joe Chang
32
2:21:13
19
66.01%
19
3
Edward Brunskill
36
2:23:33
18
65.25%
18
4
Kevin Parker
34
2:32:05
17
61.32%
16
5
Stephen Blakeney
24
2:34:10
16
60.46%
13
6
Andrew Pengelly
43
2:36:59
15
62.79%
17
7
Richard Goulder
39
2:37:09
14
60.71%
14
8
Ben Downe
32
2:57:19
13
52.57%
11
9
Mike Gray
54
3:04:14
12
58.85%
12
10
Neil Sunderland
59
3:07:06
11
60.72%
15
11
Kevin Stone
43
3:09:45
10
51.94%
10
12
Kevin Furlong
43
3:25:15
9
48.02%
9
 
 
Women
 
Past the Post
Age Graded
 
 
AGE
Time
Points
%
Points
1
Katherine Wilson
26
2:23:20
20
71.28%
19
2
Zoe Ashcroft
36
2:38:24
19
65.69%
18
3
Laura Roberts
36
2:51:19
18
60.73%
17
4
Ann Bath
62
3:00:23
17
78.59%
20
5
Zoe Wingfield
33
3:01:24
16
56.66%
15
6
Sarah Pettefer
45
3:07:12
15
60.23%
16
 
 
Cummulative points positions (>10 pts):
Mens – Past The Post
Total
 
 
 
 
 
Points
Races run
Joe Chang
154
9
Dominic Collier
150
8
Steve Watkins
134
9
John Matthews
120
7
David Pimm
111
8
Edward Brunskill
97
7
Andrew Pengelly
91
8
John Neal
82
5
Richard Goulder
77
8
David Maher
66
4
Joe Brewer
65
4
Jason Blair
64
4
Declan Flynn
63
4
Kevin Parker
56
5
Mark LaFrenais
47
3
Greg Whiteman
41
6
Kevin Stone
41
8
Luke McDonagh
39
2
Neil Sunderland
39
7
Matthew Pritchard
37
8
Kevin Furlong
31
7
Simon Gerrard
30
3
Stephen Blakeney
29
3
Mark Weight
26
2
Peter Tozer
24
5
Mike Gray
23
6
Neil Parker
22
2
Alan Collis
22
2
Derick Wilkie
21
6
Pat Tiernan
18
2
Dave Wilson
17
2
Tony Sayers
17
2
Don Esslemont
17
2
Rob Hinton
17
1
Charlie Foster
15
2
Ben Downe
15
2
Jim Ley
14
1
Tom Wilkinson
14
2
Marcus Chilton
12
2
Michael O’ Neill
10
1
Moustafa Fawzy
10
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mens – Age Graded
Total
 
 
 
 
 
Points
Races ran
David Pimm
154
8
Dominic Collier
151
8
Joe Chang
135
9
Steve Watkins
129
9
John Matthews
106
7
Andrew Pengelly
106
8
Edward Brunskill
83
7
John Neal
79
5
Declan Flynn
79
4
Neil Sunderland
65
7
Richard Goulder
62
8
Jason Blair
58
4
David Maher
57
4
Peter Tozer
56
5
Joe Brewer
55
4
Derick Wilkie
49
6
Kevin Parker
48
5
Mark LaFrenais
40
3
Dave Wilson
36
2
Kevin Stone
35
8
Greg Whiteman
33
6
Mark Weight
32
2
Luke McDonagh
30
2
Kevin Furlong
28
7
Tony Sayers
26
2
Mike Gray
26
6
Pat Tiernan
25
2
Simon Gerrard
24
3
Alan Collis
24
2
Matthew Pritchard
24
8
Stephen Blakeney
24
3
Don Esslemont
19
2
Don Esslemont
19
2
Rob Hinton
17
1
Neil Parker
16
2
Ben Downe
12
2
Jim Ley
11
1
Derek Summers
10
1
Paul Stone
10
4
 
 
 
Ladies – Past The Post
Total
 
 
 
 
 
Points
Races ran
Zoe Ashcroft
172
9
Aimee Billington
138
7
Jacqueline Chang
127
9
Sarah Pettefer
127
8
Ann Bath
116
8
Elaine Dodds
78
6
Laura Roberts
73
4
Zoe Wingfield
64
5
Katherine Wilson
59
3
Natalie Randell
51
3
Alice Tozer
50
3
Andrea Bennett
43
3
Maggie Stacey
37
2
Libby Marchant
35
2
Victoria Barnato
33
2
Mandy Brown
32
2
Sue Garnish
31
2
Lizzie Wilson
27
3
Elyse Chilton
25
2
Amanda Waaler
20
2
Erin Robinson
18
1
Irene Rowe
18
2
Sharon Andrew
16
1
Karen Brewer
15
1
Jo Newstead
15
1
Carmela Pengelly
14
1
Zoe Foster
13
1
Sue Esslemont
12
1
Janet Hyde
11
1
Melissa Guler
10
1
Lindsay Baldwin
10
1
Cass Brewer
10
 
 
0
 
Check =Ok
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ladies – Age Graded
Total
 
 
 
 
 
Points
Races ran
Zoe Ashcroft
158
9
Ann Bath
155
8
Aimee Billington
132
7
Sarah Pettefer
124
8
Jacqueline Chang
111
9
Elaine Dodds
100
6
Laura Roberts
70
4
Zoe Wingfield
59
5
Katherine Wilson
56
3
Andrea Bennett
48
3
Alice Tozer
45
3
Natalie Randell
43
3
Mandy Brown
38
2
Maggie Stacey
38
2
Victoria Barnato
28
2
Sue Garnish
28
2
Libby Marchant
28
2
Lizzie Wilson
28
3
Irene Rowe
25
2
Elyse Chilton
21
2
Amanda Waaler
21
2
Jo Newstead
18
1
Sharon Andrew
16
1
Karen Brewer
15
1
Erin Robinson
15
1
Carmela Pengelly
14
1
Sue Esslemont
13
1
Janet Hyde
13
1
Zoe Foster
12
1
Meg Toerier
11
1
Cass Brewer
10
1
 
0
 
Check =Ok