Tonight saw the Annual Summer Handicap Race on Brocton Coppice. Full results to follow, but the winners were:
Thanks go to the Craig family for organising and marking out the course, and also to Jonathan Howell for hosting the post race barbeque – and the rain even stayed off for a change!
Congratulations to all who took part in today’s footpath relay. Here are the overall results, click here for more detailed splits.
Thank you all for running today and making the race a big success despite the small number of teams involved. As I said at the “prize giving” we all need to go out recruiting teams for the future otherwise there will not be a race, which I for one, really enjoy running in.
I borrowed the race format from DVO (I think) who organised a four loop race several years ago and I thought the concept worked very well today from the excellent event centre of Ilam Hall. It was great to see so many people waiting at the end enjoying the day and socialising.
Many thanks to the National Trust for letting us use the venue and especially to Zoe for her help in arranging everything. I would also like to thank Sue Williams for doing the computing and producing results so efficiently and speedily and Andy Yeates for helping with the route planning and leg descriptions.
I hope to see you all next year.
Many thanks to Iain who produced a fab set of testing courses on Brereton Hayes – such a shame the Eastern side is set for felling!
Mike Barnby showed his class taking a convincing win, maintaining his lead in the series, with Cath again the first female finisher, maintaining her lead in the series.
The next event in the series is the summer pursuit race in Brocton Coppice – Tracy will be in touch shortly with further details.
Results can be found here
Routegadget can be found here soon…
So, after 1 event, top man is Mike Barnby, top woman is Cath Williams and top junior is Henry Webb.
Well done to all podium finishers – individual or school. School results:
Primary (best 4 results to count)
Middle (best 4 results to count)
Secondary (best 6 results from at least 3 classes)
I hope everyone had a good time yesterday…..unless I am mistaken the winners of my unwise offer to buy chocolate based prizes for the fastest run ins are as follows – I will try and get these out to the relevant winners asap (Kelvin)
Ethan Evans/Ben Day
Matt Hartland/Joshua Jelley
Neil Lawford organised the last night- O of the winter season on Thursday around Barton-under-Needwood. After 7 races and at the summer close Jon leads the way from Andy and then Ray. Christine holds a decent lead in the womens race from Mary and then Cath. From now on those with 7 runs are likely to only add the odd point as the final count is half of all runs +1. Those who have less than 7 runs will close the gaps next winter. The scores are: