Green Belt Relay 2015

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th May 2015

 

This weekend saw a very successful running of the Green Belt Relay. Our two teams enjoyed themselves immensely even if we may have not been competitive in the overall standings. If you really want to know, our blue team beat the red however since the teams were put together entirely by chance this doesn’t mean much (yes I was in red, no I am not a sore loser :P). We placed at 24th for Blue and 26th for Red out of 30 teams. Full results are available online here: Green Belt Relay Results

 
In terms of stand out performance, there were some excellent results on individual stages. Our top 10 places came from:
 
– Stage 5: Jon Matthews (6th)
– Stage 8: Libby Marchant (3rd lady)
– Stage 11: Joe Chang (6th) and Ryan Lambrix (7th) 
– Stage 13: Joe Chang (3rd)
– Stage 15: Steve Ramek (8th)
– Stage 17: Jon Matthews (6th)
 
Well done to everyone who took part whether you came 3rd like Joe or 30th like I did. Full results are listed below.
 
There were some memorable events over the weekend. Those I am aware of include Greg’s detour on stage 4 then Dan on stage 16 (GBR level 10 routes were not challenging/scenic enough for them so they added more), Andrea throwing water over Ellen at the marshal point on stage 20 and Kev Stone trying to steal a car in Tatsfield. I am sure there are many more memories that we will be able to reflect on in future club sessions.
 
Thanks to our non-running helpers, Lizzie, Julie, Kev Furlong, Maggie and Sarah Whiteman. Without your help we would have struggled to get round. A special mention for Graham Ashby, he gave his all for the team on Sunday and I hope he is now feeling better after a cup of tea (or maybe something stronger) and a sit down.
 
As the role of organising fell to me this year I would like to thank everyone for helping me out with making our teams run very smoothly. Even if split into the nominal Blue/Red teams I feel that as a club we supported each other fabulously and it was a pleasure to be out there with all of you.
 
 
Rich
 
PS. If anyone happens to be near Thorndon Park in the near future, please can you take down the signs we left at the marshal point 🙂

 

Saturday

 

Stage Start Start Time Postcode Distance Difficulty Red Team     Blue Team    
1 Hampton Court 08:30 KT8 9AS 12.7 6 Jon Neal 15 01:31:50 Paul Wallis 26 01:50:09
2 Staines Bridge 09:42 TW18 4BU 9.6 3 Jacq Chang 24 01:30:50 Andrea Bennett 23 01:29:00
3 Boveney 10:37 SL4 6QQ 11.0 5 Javier Fuentes 30 01:49:10 Peter Grecian 24 01:37:13
4 Little Marlow 11:40 SL7 3RZ 12.2 10 Greg Whiteman 29 02:20:00* Dave Wilson 27 02:02:58
5 Great Kingshill 12:53 HP15 6DR 13.5 10 Steve Ramek 12 01:36:37 Jon Matthews 6 01:32:12
6 Chipperfield 14:08 WD4 9BS 8.4 3 David George 11 01:03:54 Dan Hookey 21 01:15:11
7 St Albans 14:56 AL1 1HR 12.0 7 Graham Ashby 29 02:03:44 Danny Norman 18 01:30:58
8 Letty Green 16:03 SG14 2NL 10.7 4 Rich Kirk 30 01:43:34 Libby Marchant 11 01:20:33
9 Dobbs Weir 17:02 EN11 0AY 10.2 7 Vicki Kirk 23 01:32:21 Matt Pritchard 24 01:32:23
10 High Beach 18:02 IG10 4AE 9.7 8 Kev Stone 21 01:27:52 Ellen Lambrix 25 01:41:55
11 Toot Hill 18:58 CM5 9SE 7.5 3 Ryan Lambrix 7 00:53:42 Joe Chang 6 00:53:21

 

Sunday

 

Stage Start Start Time Postcode Distance Difficulty Red Team     Blue Team    
12 Blackmore 08:00 CM4 0RN 10.9 6 Kev Stone 25 01:38:13 Ellen Lambrix 26 01:38:13
13 Thorndon Park 09:04 CM13 3RZ 6.6 2 Vicki Kirk 19 00:50:49 Joe Chang 3 00:42:24
14 Cranham 09:41 RM14 3LT 8.2 5 Rich Kirk 29 01:30:43 Matt Pritchard 25 01:13:32
15 Stone Ledge 10:40 DA2 6PD 9.2 6 Steve Ramek 8 01:05:28 Danny Norman 21 01:17:49
16 Lullingstone Park 11:34 DA4 0JF 13.1 10 Ryan Lambrix 26 02:05:41 Dan Hookey 28 02:35:20
17 Tatsfield 12:54 TN16 2AH 10.5 7 David George 22 01:17:06 Jon Matthews 6 01:07:48
18 Merstham 13:53 RH1 3BA 8.7 6 Javier Fuentes 27 01:37:00* Libby Marchant 18 01:20:17
19 Box Hill 14:44 KT20 7LB 9.8 9 Greg Whiteman 24 01:28:50 Peter Grecian 25 01:29:06
20 West Hanger 15:46 GU5 9TE 5.6 1 Jacq Chang 20 00:50:31 Andrea Bennett 17 00:48:57
21 Ripley 16:17 GU23 6BG 8.4 2 Graham Ashby 20 01:04:42 Dave Wilson 22 01:07:19
22 Walton Bridge 17:04 TW17 8LY 9.2 3 Jon Neal 11 01:04:47 Paul Wallis 17 01:09:06