Grand Prix Standings after race 10, Cross Country

Well done everyone on a damp and cold day. I’ve added the cross country results and updated tables to the downloads section and they will appear on the noticeboard tomorrow. Since Richard has suggested he’ll write something later in the week, I’ll leave a race report to the captains – feel free to add it in here, or post your own.

The races

Well done to all on a successful season. The ladies’ A team has never had the best 5 runners in action at the same time, but then some time ago they were imprisoned for a crime they didn’t commit and are only available for action if you can find them. It’s therefore no surprise that lots of different people have contributed, with the team finishing 6th in their division. The B team were 19th, ahead of 2 A teams, and the C team was ahead of 8 other teams despite not always having a team at all, let alone a full one.

The men’s team took promotion from the 4th division in some style, and we should enjoy the achievement whilst recognising that we will find the going harder in division 3. I’ve run in 6 cross country seasons now – Div 3,4,3,2,3 and 4 again – maybe next year will be the first without promotion or relegation?

It’s also interesting to point out, as Steve has in the forum, that we are vet heavy. Especially the ladies, for whom 9/10 in the final race were of vet status, though that does hit you earlier. For the men, we had 14/20, and 6/10 of the scoring team. If you see any youngsters running around the roads (or, perhaps, fields) of Surbiton, send them over to the club. And Michael Stone deserves great credit for forming our youth team in the final race.

Grand Prix

As you can see from the top 10s listed below, there have been a few changes amongst the leaders. These will not be the last changes, but for now Jack and I are joined by Rob in the past the post standings, but chairman Joe has a race in hand to take 3rd. Jack has an unbeatable lead. In the ladies’, enforced inaction for Katherine has let Libby swipe the lead but again, Katherine has a race in hand. Zoe Ashcroft is in 3rd, and these three will divide the prize money. In the age-graded tables, I have taken the lead but Rob still has a relatively poor score to replace – in football terms, I’ve put the points on the board, he has the games in hand, while Jack will take the last prize spot. In the ladies’, Katherine is still in the lead despite having a race to go, while Libby has a total on the board for Zoe to aim at with her race in hand. Again, those three will divide up prize money.

Results from the day

Women Past the Post Age Graded
AGE Points % Points
Maggie Stacey 45 0:39:25 20 73.17% 20
Zoe Ashcroft 38 0:41:52 19 65.35% 17
Libby Marchant 27 0:43:36 18 61.29% 15
Sharon Andrew 47 0:47:25 17 62.13% 16
Jo Newstead 55 0:49:49 16 65.40% 18
Jo Deeks 38 0:49:54 15 54.83% 13
Andrea Bennett 48 0:53:05 14 56.16% 14
Zoe Wingfield 35 0:54:48 13 49.27% 11
Maria Cenalmor 40 0:55:02 12 50.31% 12
Ann Bath 64 0:55:21 11 66.86% 19
Jane Davis 0:55:55 NA #N/A NA

 

Men Past the Post Age Graded
AGE Time Points % Points
Jack Holland 28 0:32:58 20 71.61% 16
John Matthews 40 0:34:03 19 73.35% 18
James Thurston 35 0:34:30 18 69.90% 15
Declan Flynn 52 0:35:02 17 78.29% 20
Rob Hinton 48 0:35:21 16 75.12% 19
Chris Coghlan 28 0:36:47 15 64.18% 9
Richard Goulder 41 0:37:18 14 67.46% 12
Steve Watkins 40 0:37:26 13 66.72% 11
David Pimm 53 0:37:50 12 73.09% 17
Ben Downe 34 0:37:57 11 63.21% 8
Mark Weight 44 0:38:03 10 67.65% 13
Alasdair Reisner 35 0:38:43 9 62.29% 6
Steven Ramek 47 0:38:50 8 67.85% 14
Joe Chang 34 0:40:07 7 59.79% 3
Peter Grecian 49 0:40:56 6 65.40% 10
Simon Gerrard 41 0:41:02 5 61.32% 5
Daniel Hookey 39 0:41:13 4 60.15% 4
Ricky Emery 49 0:42:34 3 62.89% 7
Greg Whiteman 44 0:43:17 2 59.47% 1
Kevin Stone 44 0:43:42 1 58.91% 1
Graham Ashby 46 0:43:45 1 59.76% 2
David Pearce 32 0:45:45 1 52.00% 1
Richard Kirk 29 0:54:26 1 43.40% 1

Grand Prix standings – top 10

The worst score listed is the ‘next worst’ – so does not include the already discounted score for anyone who has run all 10 races.

Past the post
Name Total Races Worst score Name Total Races Worst score
Jack Holland 173 10 16 Libby Marchant 165 9 17
John Matthews 167 9 17 Katherine Wilson 160 8 20
Rob Hinton 131 9 11 Zoe Ashcroft 147 8 16
Joe Chang 120 8 7 Andrea Bennett 128 10 14
Richard Goulder 84 7 10 Natalie Coghlan 103 6 16
Luke McDonagh 73 4 17 Jo Deeks 80 5 15
Steve Watkins 73 5 13 Maria Cenalmor 74 6 9
Kevin Parker 72 5 9 Sue Garnish 71 5 12
Alasdair Reisner 72 6 9 Linda Grossman 59 4 13
Chris Coghlan 62 4 15 Ann Bath 52 4 10
Age graded
John Matthews 165 9 17 Katherine Wilson 158 8 19
Rob Hinton 161 9 14 Libby Marchant 154 9 15
Jack Holland 155 10 14 Zoe Ashcroft 142 8 15
Joe Chang 104 8 3 Andrea Bennett 134 10 14
Richard Goulder 89 7 9 Natalie Coghlan 91 6 12
David Pimm 74 4 17 Ann Bath 78 4 19
Luke McDonagh 62 4 14 Maria Cenalmor 75 6 8
Steven Ramek 61 4 14 Jo Deeks 73 5 13
Kevin Parker 61 5 4 Sue Garnish 68 5 11
Steve Watkins 72 5 11 Linda Grossman 51 4 9