May 2014 Club Handicap, Season Round-up and July2014 Preview

May 2014 – Report and Result

34 runners, including 3 ‘first timers’, ran the final and deciding Handicap Race of the season. First across the line was Hannah Walsh in a PB time of 23:29, just 11secs ahead of Lizzie Wilson, who also ran a PB. Louise Johnstone (3rd) was just 2secs off her PB and 5 secs ahead of Sue Esslemont (4th) with an SB, and Greg Whiteman (5th) a further 5secs behind. There were also PBs for Victoria Kirk (7th), Steve Ramek (11th), Ben Woods (13th) and Peter May (18th), and SBs for Matthew Pritchard (19th) and John Bennett (32nd). First timers clocked the fastest times of the day, Risdon Weatherall, 17:47 for the men, and Lucy Chambers, 20:14, for the Ladies.

 

RACE ORDER       TIME ORDER        
Position NAME Start Time Recorded Time   Position NAME Race Time Pace SB? PB?
1 Walsh,Hannah 10:00 3329   1 Weatherall,Risdon 17:47 5:56 FR  
2 Wilson,Lizzie 06:30 3340   2 Woods,Ben 18:11 6:04   PB
3 Johnston,Louise 05:00 3402   3 Ramek,Steve 18:40 6:13   PB
4 Esslemont,Sue 05:50 3407   4 Rogerson,Gary 18:55 6:18    
5 Whiteman,Greg 13:30 3412   5 Hinton,Robb 19:17 6:26    
6 Chambers,Lucy 14:00 3414   6 Pimm,David 19:40 6:33    
7 Kirk,Victoria 10:20 3426   7 Street,Michael 19:44 6:35    
8 Street,Michael 14:50 3434   8 May,Peter 19:53 6:38   PB
9 Gray,Mike 09:20 3435   9 Chambers,Lucy 20:14 6:45 FR  
10 Brinkworth,Howard 01:00 3439   10 Whiteman,Greg 20:42 6:54    
11 Ramek,Steve 16:00 3440   11 Stacey,Maggie 20:44 6:55    
12 Wilkie,Derick 06:40 3440   12 Ashby,Graham 20:54 6:58    
13 Woods,Ben 16:30 3441   13 Pritchard, Matthew 21:43 7:14 SB  
14 Rogerson,Gary 15:50 3445   14 Wallis,Paul 22:07 7:22 FR  
15 Garnish,Sue 11:10 3446   15 Wilson,Jonathan 22:23 7:28    
16 Weatherall,Risdon 17:00 3447   16 Fuentes,Javier 22:59 7:40    
17 Pimm,David 15:10 3450   17 Grecian,Peter 23:08 7:43    
18 May,Peter 15:00 3453   18 Stone,Kevin 23:14 7:45    
19 Pritchard, Matthew 13:10 3453   19 Walsh,Hannah 23:29 7:50   PB
20 Stone,Kevin 11:40 3454   20 Garnish,Sue 23:36 7:52    
21 Fuentes,Javier 12:00 3459   21 Luke,Steve 23:37 7:52    
22 Ashby,Graham 14:10 3504   22 Furlong,Kevin 23:39 7:53    
23 Bennett,Andrea 10:40 3506   23 Pearce,David 23:45 7:55    
24 Wilson,Jonathan 12:50 3513   24 Kirk,Victoria 24:06 8:02   PB
25 Luke,Steve 11:40 3517   25 Bennett,Andrea 24:26 8:09    
26 Cenalmor,Maria 07:50 3519   26 Gray,Mike 25:15 8:25    
27 Kirk,Richard 09:40 3524   27 Bennett,John 25:18 8:26 SB  
28 Hinton,Robb 16:10 3527   28 Kirk,Richard 25:44 8:35    
29 Stacey,Maggie 15:10 3554   29 Wilson,Lizzie 27:10 9:03   PB
30 Furlong,Kevin 12:20 3559   30 Cenalmor,Maria 27:29 9:10    
31 Wallis,Paul 14:00 3607   31 Wilkie,Derick 28:00 9:20    
32 Bennett,John 10:50 3608   32 Esslemont,Sue 28:17 9:26 SB  
33 Pearce,David 12:50 3635   33 Johnston,Louise 29:02 9:41    
34 Grecian,Peter 13:30 3638   34 Brinkworth,Howard 33:39 11:13  

 

 

Season 2013/14 Round-up.

After a very close run season, this final race had a very significant effect on the Prize Positions. Steve Ramek, by virtue of his PB and 5 places higher finish, was able to take the Championship, by 4 points, from Sue Garnish. Javier Fuentes was able to consolidate his 3rd position but Sue Esslemont moved up 1 place to 4th and Lizzie Wilson from 8th= to 5th. Kevin Furlong dropped 2 places to 6th, but Victoria Kirk made a giant leap from 12th to 7th=, sharing it with Gary Rogerson, up from 10th. Richard Kirk dropped 2 places to 9th with Louise Johnstone claiming the 10th and final place with an improvement from 15th.

Thanks to every one of the 100 runners who supported the Handicap. This was 12 up on last season’s 88 and averages 32.9 per race. Many thanks to all who helped make the 2013/14 Handicap season such a success.

Prize Winners and their Stats.

Position    NAME                                      Total            SB               PB             Pace      Prize

1       Ramek,Steve                            177 (11) Runs                   18:40 (May)    6:13       £50

         PB improvement – 0:31                                                                                     

2       Garnish,Sue                             173 (10)         23:33 (Apr)                       7:51       £30

         Season’s improvement – 1:34                                                                            

3       Fuentes,Javier                          161 (11)         22:39 (Apr)                       7:33       £20

         Season’s improvement – 2:55                                                                            

4       Esslemont,Sue                         153 (7)           28:17 (May)                      9:26       £15

         Season’s improvement – 3:30                                                                            

5       Wilson,Lizzie Ruth                   150 (8)                             27:10 (May)    9:03       £10

         PB improvement – 0:53                                                                                     

6       Furlong,Kevin                          140 (9)                             22:18 (Dec)    7:26       £5

         PB improvement – 0:28                                                                                     

7=     Kirk,Victoria                             132 (7)                             24:06 May)     8:02       £5

         PB improvement – 0:11                                                                                     

7=     Rogerson,Gary                         132 (7)                             18:41 (Apr)     6:14       £5

         PB improvement – 1:29                                                                                     

9       Kirk,Richard                             127 (9)                             24:18 (Sep)    8:06       £5

         PB improvement – 0:06                                                                                      

10      Johnstone,Louise                    126 (7)                             29:00 (Feb)    9:40       £5

              PB improvement – 2:45                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                      

Season 2014/15 – July 2014 – Preview

Now that the dust(!) has settled from the Mile Championship, Endure 24 and Nonsuch Relays, it’s back to our Monthly Handicap and with it a slight change in the points system. Having analysed the Clock Finish times for last season, I intend to award place points for the first 20 finishers. This equates to the average number of runners who finished within a Clock Time of 35:10, being the same or better than their Handicap prediction for each race. Would very much welcome members not running to come along and give their assistance, but I do not intend to offer volunteer points. The weather forecast is pretty good so I expect a good turnout. See you for registration.