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22 Apr: Latest News - Meal at Ash's; Barnsley parkrun
24 Apr: Spring Handicap: Fuller results added
Grand Prix Division 3 - Amended table - Amanda Wilson now top.
Manchester Marathon 
Manchester Marathon Relay 
Huddersfield Marathon 
Druridge Bay Marathon 
Meanwood Valley Trail 7.5m 
St Georges Day 10k 
Longhorn 10k 
Overgate Hospice 10k 
Trunce #2 
Nostell Priory 
Wakefeld Thornes 
Woodhouse Moor 
Druridge Bay 
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A record turnout of about 50 members enjoyed a superb run alongside the river followed by great food and a drink or two. Many thanks to Goole VS for their hospitality. Awaiting times, but provisional results on the night had Tim Owen winning the handicap in a pb time for his current weight. Simon Newton enjoyed being first back in a super quick time. It was pleasing to see so many first timers at the event. The summer handicap at the end of June is our chance to return the hospitality and hopefully have even more members out on the night.
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Rebecca Richards has put in loads of training in preparation for her 50k run along a trans -Pennine canal. It mat be flat but its a long way! The Manchester marathon will be a doddle!
Our first road race Grand Prix event of the year attracted 19 members, depleted by the 20 mile events on the same day. Some excellent times with 7 (?) new pbs. Ian Richardson was our first finisher in 1:04:28 (a pb?). Other pbs went to Craig Daniels (1:08:03), Adrian Leach (1:14:11), Lee Hopkins (1:17:16), Rose Wigglesworth (1:24:33), Emma Smith (1:26:06) and John Knowles (1:26:35). Great runs by Ashley Tazzyman who was just outside his pb and Catherine Allan on her first 10 miler?
A club turnout of 56 runners at this event must be yet another record - especially as it wasn't the most promising of mornings with a cold wind blowing. Simon Newton was our top finisher in 5th place with a time of 34:36, however Terry Forrest had the quicker chip time of 33;38 (years best) in finishig 12th. He did have to pass 1692 other runners having started in his usual back of the field position. Without having to dodge so many people who knows what time he could have done. TWENTY THREE excellent new pbs: - Ian Richardson (38:44), Rich Ritucci (40:35), Richard Smart (42:07), Tom Longden ? (43;43), Sandy George (47:50), Diane Widdowson (47:50), Adam West (49:10), John Moran (50;30), Roy Simson (51:22), Rebecca Richards (51:27), Maggie Hawksworth (52:14), Gemma Lund (52:15), Amanda Wilson (52:37), Sarah Rose (53:03), andrew Parkes (53:31), Jeff Denton (53:42), Carl Britton (53:48), Andrew Wilkinson (58:36), Sarah Larrington (1:00:50), Catherine Allan (1:08:25), and Sarah Longfield (1;11:29). Brilliant first runs to set pbs by Amey Scorah (50:49) and Julie Baker (1:02:06).
Hard luck to Craig Daniels and Amie Gowing who missed their pbs by 1 and 2 seconds respectively. Julie Stafford was running strongly to shortly after the turn when she suffered an injury. At that point she was running second to our first lady finisher Liane Warren (45:22)
The first run of the season saw a large turnout on a wet evening, but only a small contingent from us - perhaps quite a few of our marathoners were fearful of picking up an injury! New member and avid fell runner Simon Bennett paid his first visit and was our first finisher in 36:58. Guy Leech, John Moran, Rose Wigglesworth and Carl Britton were our other attendees - Carl's first Trunce also - is he hooked?
What a great day - all the hard work paid off! It's days like today when you really appreciate what being a member of our great club means. We should also thank the many other people 'associated with the club by family ties or friendship. Without the kind assistance of John Brookes for the use of the event field and the generous sponsorship of Richard Smith 's company "mte" and our other supporters we would not have been able to put on this great event.
The first winner over the new course was Jason Cherriman of Leeds City AC in a time of 1:12:04 - setting the course record! 2nd was our own Terry Forrest who again started at the back of the field. Terry's time of 1:14:47 sets the target for other members to beat. 3rd place went to Christopher Ward of Wakefield District Harriers in a time of 1:18:08,
The 1st lady home was Sarah Cumber of Halifax Harriers AC (1:25:23), 2nd Bridget Coomber of Denby Dale Travellers (1:27:22) and 3rd place to Clare Howard of Totley AC (1:31:19). Becci Winter was our first lady home (5th overall) in 1:37:53. Martyn Stearn was the first M60.
The course, coupled with the increasing strength of the wind didn't necessarily make it a pb morning ,,, but it was for a couple of members - Tim Ashby (1;36:46), Amanda Wilson (2:04:49). What do they have in common? answer - marathon training! Two of our newer members were having their first run at the distance and performed exceptionally well - Amy Scorah (1:54:26) and Julie Baker (2:25:01).
We have received loads of complimentary comments on Facebook - check them out.
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As the runners dispersed and the post event tidy up started, the wind got stronger to the extent that the marquee was in severe danger of being blown away. Unfortunately it was damaged but the help of up to 20 people managed to prevent even more damage.
Next weekend there is another event at the Water Tower - Scammell Trucks - well worth a visit.
Results are now available on the Results link. Yet another club record turnout with 44 members turning out on a cold and breezy evening. The handicap winner was Tim Owen (who has now soared in the rankings) and the 1st Lady trophy goes to Gemma Lund who is on a super run of form (noted by our handicapper who managed 3rd place by running incredibly better than his current form). Simon Newton was the quickest on the night and managed to be well inside his handicap time. Once again the hospitality by our friends at Goole was top class - remember its out turn to host in June for the Summer handicap.
Entries now open for this fab run - it will fill so get entered - form here
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22 finishers - 11 running their first 26.2m in fantastic times
10 of the 11 'seasoned' marathoners achieved massive pbs (would have been 11/11 if Gail Wrangles hadn't had injuries in the weeks before)
6 runners in the 2 person relay
New half marathon pbs for Gemma Guy and Emma Smith
Superb support team
Brill social weekend with food and drink added in!
Tough luck on Diane Widdowson and Adrian Byrom who were sidelined before the race and Tim Owen who had to limp out.
1st place to Terry Forrest on what is reputedly a very tough course (and he started at the back as usual!
DRURIDGE BAY MARATHON
Roy Young completes his 95th Marathon - his 100th is scheduled to be in October at Mablethorpe (4 more to do between now and then - crazy!)
Check out the Results here
We have 44 going on this social night and will be taking over the restaurant! We do have to be seated by 7:45 so make sure you're there on time. Don't forget the premises aren't licenced so bring your own drinks - alcoholic or otherwise,
For those who are going, why not come along to the 6:15 session and get a few miles in - there are showers and changing at the pavillion. We will be extending the session by 5-10 minutes to give our newer runners a little longer run than normal!
Apologies for the late reminder but this coming Saturday sees the first of our 4 Grand Prix parkruns at Locke Park Barnsley. It's an interesting course! Come along and try out a different parkrun - don't forget valuable GP points available. Wear your club vest - lets make our presence felt!