Good turnout at the 1st race in the 4 race series, super display by the women, well done.
Tough course the Heaton Park XC – 2 mile circuit, women doing 2 laps and the men doing 3. Could have done with stopping at 2 myself, the third lap was just agony, Checkers and Tony Hesketh trotting off into the distance leaving me trailing behind.
Jaynes other half was there today running unattached – in typical fashion he said he wasn’t a good runner then sprinted off at the start and I didn’t see him till the end.
I might see if I can change my name to Maria and do 2 laps next time, either that or see if i’m any good at darts.
Well done to everyone, it was tough but still glad I did it…………………….I think.
23 247 Jane Counsell L35 4 Lostock Ac 33:25
51 248 Mel Crompton L35 11 Lostock Ac 35:57
58 246 Joanne Hingham Lostock Ac 36:46
73 253 Jane Faulkner L50 7 Lostock Ac 38:24
88 252 Maggie Slamin L45 16 Lostock Ac 40:11
102 249 Emma Davies L35 19 Lostock Ac 42:34
108 251 Carolyn Highland L40 24 Lostock Ac 44:20
Over 18 team
10 Lostock Ac 129 — 22 Jane Counsell 50 MelCrompton 57 JoanneHingham
10th out of 14 teams
7 Lostock Ac 100 — 14 Jane Counsell 34 MelCrompton 52 Jane Faulkner
7th out of 11
108 238 Mark Checkley V5018 Lostock Ac 47:58
124 236 Mark Shuttleworth V4526 Lostock Ac 49:18
150 241 Geoff Sale V5514 Lostock Ac 52:18
189 244 Alan Jones V65 9 Lostock Ac 1:02:35
191 560 Mark Smith Lostock Ac 1:12:48
14 Lostock Ac 208 — 56 Mark Checkley 66 Mark Shuttleworth 86 Geoff Sale
14th out of 17.
10 Lostock Ac 124 — 22 Mark Checkley 38 Geoff Sale 64 Alan Jones
10th out of 10.
Just a reminder that it is the 1st cross country race on Saturday 16th November at Heaton Park.
The races start times for the 2013-2014 season are as follows
U11 Boys / Girls 1.00pm
U13 Boys / Girls 1.10pm
U15 Boys / Girls 1.20pm
U17 Youths / Inters 1.35pm
Senior Ladies 1.50pm
Senior Men 2.30pm
This was a spur of the moment decision instead of doing the Roaches I thought I would go somewhere different. Although a much shorter race with less climbing, It was just as challenging being A very fast runnable route. I might be be blowing my own trumpet here. My experience of doing so many races shone through today. Having never been here before. A quick look at the map told me what to expect in this race. Also being the southern Peak District told me that the hills would be much gentler and not as rough. I quickly assessed that the race route would be A downhill start and an uphill to finish and mostly follow the river. (more…)
|1||Mark Smith||20.00||19.00||1st Man|
|2||Emma Davis||20.06||18.56||1st Lady|
|3||Sue Caldwell||20.29||18.59||2nd Lady|
|4||Rob Garstang||20.31||16.51||2nd Man|
|6||Martin Taylor||20.34||13.14||Fastest Man|
|12||Sally McCoy||21.08||15.38||Fastest Lady|
Thanks to all who took part in the race, it was competed in the manner that we have come to love at our club (ie lots of fun and jollity mostly at my expense as usual)
Thanks to Leo, Sheila, Gill and Kath for helping with marshalling.
There was a great atmosphere for the presentations and supper.
Thru The Villages 8.5 miles with some climbing involved Turned up at Wheelton expecting heavy showers most of the morning. It ended up being a glorious sunny run. Today it was just Me Sharkey Brian Jane F Carolyn H and Laura. I knew exactly what i had to do today. It was a case of just putting one foot in front of the other and pacing it. Again we started too near the front none of us had done a proper warm up. The first hill went on for ever my legs were still stiff from Saturday. I just stayed an easy distance behind Brian until we started to go down. Where i got up to speed as most of the roadies seemed to take easy on the downhill.. Its a good roller coaster of course I realised that we would have to climb back up this hill on the way back. So eased off on the other climbs letting runners pass only to re pass them later By mile 5 I was up on my expected time and was going faster picking off runners all the way to the finish. Julian gave us his support somewhere along the route. Sharkey came in first in around 62 mins I was about 64 mins and Brain was about 67 mins. Sorry girls I did’nt make a note of your times Jane F came in first closely followed by Laura nursing a sore knee then Carolyn H. We all had a very pleasant run On a nice Autum Day. —
90 10 081 Robert Sharkey M (028/049) Lostock AC 04.38/07.27 01:02:54
110 17 097 Mark Checkley M50 (015/030) Lostock AC 04.44/07.36 01:04:16
140 40 122 Brian Halton M50 (020/030) Lostock AC 04.57/07.58 01:07:16
207 46 040 Jane Faulkner F50 (007/013) Lostock AC 05.22/08.38 01:12:53
241 14 052 Laura Barrow F (009/012) Lostock AC 05.39/09.06 01:16:50
272 134 074 Carolyn Hyland F40 (018/022) Lostock AC 06.10/09.56 01:23:55
A typical November day, blustery showers as usual for this race. Mark S had entered his daughters into the childrens race. They got battered by the rain, sadly I missed them. Whilst going back down to my car there was a bit of a traffic jam with some impatient drivers who just couldnt wait and promptly called the police. I tried to reassure them that the marshalls had everything in hand. By the time the police arrived the jam had ceased to be. Until about 10 mins before the start I had’nt seen any other Lostock runners or many familiar faces apart from Michelle Fuller. Then I met everyone all together Mark S, Allan and his son Wesley, Sharkey and Mark L, also George Large. I went off did a quick warm up. I was feeling good.
The next race in the Lostock Fell calendar is the Shepherds Skyline fell race, advertised as Category ‘BS’ race with 350m of ascent over 10km.
Race HQ is The Shepherds Rest Inn, Lumbutts Road, Todmorden. GR945232 on OS South Pennines Leisure Sheet 21. Its a good pub with good food, pub has a beer garden with climbing frame etc to keep kids appy. £6 for the race. Note I couldn’t find any mention of mud on the race website but take it from me it is always muddy. Please note the kit requirements below.
Safety Requirements – please read:
All competitors in the Senior race MUST BRING Waterproof Body Cover, Hat & Gloves. Although the organiser may waive the need for full kit if the weather allows, it is often cold, wet and windy on the hills above Todmorden so you are likely to be required to carry full kit in a bum bag or rucksack. The kit requirement will be clearly signed at race registration on the day and will be posted on the FRA forum by 9am on race day. There will be kit checks before the race. NO KIT, NO RUN.
Its a great race, a congested start uphill for a mile then flat along the tops to Stoodley Pike, a fast steep descent to London Road along the bottom then a walk back up to the top and retrace your route back in. Oh and it will be muddy.
2013 – 2014 Season
Race 1 – Saturday 16th November 2013 – Heaton Park
Race 2 – Saturday 30th November 2013 – Provisional Date
No Venue yet……
Race 3 – Saturday 18th January 2014 – Leigh Sports Village
Race 4 – Saturday 15th February 2014 – Boggart Hole, Salford
Just so everyone knows where we went on Wednesday nights Ernills mystery tour…