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Weekend review: March 14 & 15, 2015

by Editor
Monday 16th March 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ashridge Boundary Run

Ashridge Boundary Run

A field of 211took on the Ashridge Boundary Run, a tough, quite hilly, 16.5 mile off road run.

The weather was perfect for running, with a light breeze and sun at the start, clouding over later. Conditions underfoot were good, the course had dried out nicely.

Luke Delderfield of Tring RC was the clear winner in a time of 01:41:15. Peter Flewitt of Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC was second in 01:46:08 and Peter Mackrell of Leighton Buzzard AC third in 01:48:41.

The winning woman was Elizabeth Barker of Headington Road Runners in a time of 02:07:38. Maria Russell of Bearbrook RC was second in 02:09:58 and Liz O'Keeffe of Tring RC third in 02:14:06.

Ashridge Boundary Run

Men's results

1 Luke Delderfield Tring RC 01:41:15
2 Peter Flewitt Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC 01:46:08
3 Peter Mackrell Leighton Buzzard AC 01:48:41


Women's results

1 Elizabeth Barker Headington Road Runners 02:07:38
2 Maria Russell Bearbrook RC 02:09:58
3 Liz O'Keeffe Tring RC 02:14:06


Click here for full results



BAR8 Ultra


The inaugural BAR8 Ultra was organised by the Rotary Club of Bodmin. The initial route took in vast amounts of Bodmin moor but unfortunately circumstances led to a late route change. Not to be defeated a 32/33 mile course was put together with a fair mixture of road, trail, track and moorland.

A starting field of 65 runners and walkers set off in spectacular weather for March from Bodmin Airfield which was the event base. The walkers left at 0700 & the at runners 0900. The first section took them up over moorland through Temple and immediate exposure to the elements, from there it was out to Colliford Lake where they ran across the dam before heading through areas that most of the entrants hadn’t seen before to St Neot back up over Bodmin more & into airfield for the penultimate checkpoint, we then left for the bottom circuit of the ‘8’ – for those suffering or if the weather had been bad this checkpoint after 24 miles would have been quite a mental hurdle for some!!

Parts of the course were challenging and provided a good variation for the runners. The checkpoint marshalls were friendly and the whole event had a good atmosphere. The comments have all been positive for the event to go ahead next year. The showers and hot food at the end in the Airfield club house were excellent & encouraged people to stay on and socialise. All round a good sociable event suitable for experienced ultra runners as a social training run or novices wanting to dip their toe or gain experience.

Details for the 2016 event can soon be found at www.bodminultra.co.uk

By the end of the day 56 of the 65 starters finished to be presented with a very unique medal which was great. The fastest finished in just over five hours and the final walkers came in after just over 12 hours. A good day out with many saying they will be back next year.  

Men's results

1 Duncan Oakes 05:15
2 Richard Keefe 05:15
3 Richard Martin 05:15


Women's results

1 Emily Cook 06:12
2 Joanna Richardson 06:25
3 Rebecca Fryer 06:46


Click here for full results



The Mighty Deerstalker

The Mighty Deerstalker Event

The toughest off road run in the UK “The Mighty Deerstalker”, returned to Innerleithen for its 10th year this weekend.  The event which is run by leading adventure sports company Rat Race, saw 3,000 men and women dressed head to toe in tweed, tackle mud-filled trenches, water crossings and forest trails in the Scottish borders late on Saturday night.

Participants entered the race either as an individual or as a team and could choose between the 5K Deerstalker or the 10K Mighty Deerstalker course.  The 5km “Deerstalker” race was completed in daylight and was designed for those competitors who are new to off-road running.

For those who wanted to push their body to the limit, the 10k MIGHTY Deerstalker was further, higher, steeper, wetter and wilder. It offered all of the challenges of the 5k race, but instead of competitors stopping when they reached the finish line at Traquair House, runners completed the longer version in darkness with only a head-torch to light the way.

In keeping with Rat Race tradition, at the end of the course runners were joined by their friends and family at the notoriousMighty Beerstalker tent, where they were able to toast their success and enjoy lots of food, drink and live music. 

Jim Mee, Rat Race MD and creator of the Mighty Deerstalker said of the event: “In a world where obstacle-heavy events dominate, The Mighty Deerstalker goes back to the basics and uses Mother Nature to deliver the challenge, as competitors not only have to deal with a gruelling course in the wilds of the Scottish winter, but they also must do so in complete darkness.” 

He added; “This year was The Mighty Deerstalker’s 10th anniversary, making it one of our most established and popular events. As always, there was a fantastic atmosphere on the night, with lots of participants dressed up in Tartan and Tweed, keeping with the events historic theme.”

The Mighty Deerstalker is Rat Race’s first event of 2015 with more to come throughout the year.  Rat Race have the largest selection of adventure races in the UK, with 14 events in 2015 and catering to some 70 000 participants annually.

To enter future Rat Race events please visit www.ratrace.com

The Mighty Deerstalker Event

Men's results

1 Marcus D'Agrosa Stag 00:51:36
2 Craig Rendle Stag 00:51:42
3 Ryan Henderson Stag 00:53:03


Women's results

1 Julie Menzies Doe 00:59:53
2 Joda Quigley Doe 01:02:08
3 Zoey Johnston Doe 01:03:52


Click here for full results



Moonlit Flit Half marathon night run and 10km

The final race in the Wild Night Run Series took runners on a tough half marathon circuit, past splendid vineyards on the banks of the Dart, in a loop back round Sharpham House, on the outer edges of Totnes.

On the way, the one hundred and sixty entrants who turned out on a mild March evening, were confronted by gnarly green lanes, forest paths, a two foot flooded trench and a mile long climb from post box hill, which stayed true to Devonian contours.

With many participants competing in the Grand Prix FRA style format, the leader board came down to the wire and any one of three runners could have taken the four race title in both men’s and women’s categories.

In the men’s half marathon, James Green, Rhys Goodhead and Tom Allan, tussled over the rights to be the innaugural wild night series champion. The former used his strength on the hills and better endurance to good effect, coming home in a highly respectable 1.24.47, half a minute clear of Wild Night Run winner Rhys Goodhead. Tom Allan, winner of the first race in the series the Dark Dart Dash, was still recovering from a cold and lost touch in the muddy green lane climb to Beenleigh cross. He showed his resolve to hang on to third.

In the women’s race, Elizabeth Dyson never looked like being bettered, coming home in a very impressive 1.35.32, well ahead of Jane Allison, who was also second overall in the series and Miriam Quick who was running for the host club Wild Running AC.

The daylight had dwindled by the time, the 10km runners careered down the cycle track towards Sharpham Barton, but this did not slow the first man home Roger Eastbrook, who regularly uses the surrounding trails on training runs. Roger, who is a member of the Wild Running dad’s group, finished well clear of the rest in 39.51 with first woman Mud Crew runner Sharon Daw, also coming in second overall, in a very impressive 43.08. Third man home was Nick Roberts in 45.39, with Amy Barker 48.56 finishing second woman and Xavier Flashman in third in 49.08.

Men's half marathon results

1 James Green Axe Valley Runners 01:24:47
2 Rhys Goodhead We Are Scientists 01:25:16
3 Tom Allan Wild Running AC 01:27:57


Women's half marathon results

1 Elizabeth Dyson Haldon Trail Runners 01:35:42
2 Jane Allison Mud Crew Trail Runners 01:42:30
3 Miriam Quick Wild Running AC 01:46:40


Click here for full results


Men's 10km results

1 Roger Easterbrook   00:39:51
2 Nick Roberts Dartmouth AAC 00:45:39
3 Nathan Gardiner   00:46:20


Women's 10km results

1 Sharon Daw (2nd overall) mud crew 00:43:09
2 Amy Barker   00:48:56
3 Xavia Flashman   00:49:08


Click here for full results



Spring Shakespeare Runs

Raceway Events’ Spring Shakespeare 

Photos © www.yourraceday.co.uk

Tom Cornthwaite ran the fastest UK marathon time of 2015 last weekend, knocking four minutes off the previous best time of the year. The Salford Harriers Club runner finished Raceway Events’ Spring Shakespeare marathon in 2 hours and 28 minutes.

Undeterred by the strong Long Marston winds, Cornthwaite delivered an expertly timed performance which looked effortless throughout. The international runner set a consistent pace of 17:30 minutes for each 5 kilometres he ran.

Cornthwaite is now eyeing the Manchester Marathon as an opportunity to improve his personal best after a strong performance last weekend in Warwickshire.  

In the day’s other races, there were convincing performances in the Women’s marathon and 10 kilometre races; 100 Marathon Club’s Sally Ford finished 11 minutes ahead of second place in the marathon and Alex Eykelbosch finished comfortably in first place to record a personal best in the 10 kilometre race.   

There was a pulsating finish in the Men’s Half Marathon as Daniel Chan finished three seconds ahead of Matt Adcock. Barnsley runner Chan will be delighted to have edged this close race, having finished just outside the top three at the Long Marston course in the autumn.    

Thames Valley runner Victoria Carter finished strongly to secure first place ahead of Sarah Morwood in the women’s Half Marathon and Sam Lloyd-Perks was first to cross the line in the Men’s 10km race. The 19 year old Halesowen runner achieved a personal best finishing in a time of 33 minutes and 29 seconds.  

Special mention should also be given to the following runners who finished just behind 1st place for their respective races; Lewis Chalke, Stuart Holloway, Diane Roy, Alison Boyle, Matt Adcock, Richard Simkiss, Sarah Morwood, Natalie Bhangal, Nick Hardy, David Dew, Laura Gale and Kathryn Lovelock.

The Spring Shakespeare was hosted by Raceways Events and is popular because of its flat course which is perfect for personal best potential and London Marathon practice. Raceways next event will be the Avenger 2015 triathlon held at Ragley Hall in Alcester. More information can be found on the company’s website.  

Results from the Spring Shakespeare 2015

Men's marathon results


Tom Cornthwaite

Salford Harriers & AC



Lewis Chalke

Stubbington Green Runners



Stuart Holloway

City of Salisbury A & RC



Women's marathon results


Sally Ford

100 Marathon Club



Diane Roy

Mudcrew Trail Runners



Alison Boyle




Click here for full results

Men's half marathon results


Daniel Chan

Barnsley AC



Matt Adcock

Hermitage Harriers



Richard Simkiss




Women's half marathon results


Victoria Carter

Thames Valley Harriers



Sarah Morwood

Bere Alston Trekkers



Natalie Bhangal

Leamington C and AC



Click here for full results

Men's 10k results


Sam Lloyd-Perks

Halesowen AC



Nick Hardy

Birchfield Harriers



David Dew




Women's 10k results


Alex Eykelbosch

Dacorum and Tring AC



Laura Gale

Bournville Harriers



Kathryn Lovelock

Fleckney and Kibworth



Click here for full results



Thames Meander Series - Spring

The winning times were outstanding thanks to a very high caliber of runners from all over the globe taking part, including the "Triple Crown" runners (doing all three of our Meander races) and a number of first time marathon runners. 

The honour in the men's marathon went to John Stoddart, who set a blistering pace and finished the race in 2.40.49. In the ladies marathon Sharon Bolister stormed to victory in a time of 3.18.03.

The half marathon men's winner was Daniel Hunt (Lordshill Road Runners) Harriers) who had a cracking run and completed the race in a time of 1.17.25.The winning lady in the half marathon was Anne Emmerson and she won the ladies half in a time of 1.25.50. 

There were many more notable performances in the Vet Categories for both M/ F runners and as mentioned some cracking PB's. A full results listing can be found here.  

The next Thames Meander event will take place on the 29th August and the next race from the organisers will be the Bewl Water Marathon/Half on 9th May.  (www.hermesrunning.com )   

Men's results



Women's results

1 ANNE EMMERSON   01:25:50


Click here for full results

Men's results

1 JOHN STODDART 02:40:49
3 DAVE BARR 02:54:24


Women's results



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Yeovil Montacute parkrun

Yeovil Montacute parkrun

Photos: Leading lady Holly Bigger conquers the Hill; a couple of first timers enjoy the sprint to the finish!
It was a busy morning with 193 runners turning up (about 150 of those within the 8.55 – 9.00am window again!), with another 29 first timers to be told about Montacute house being featured in Wallace & Gromit. The ground conditions were good for fast running as there were 54 new Personal Bests – they’re all getting quicker!

Did you know that yesterday was “Pi Day” – with the date and time bringing up the magical time at which the date and time match up with the first 10 digits of pi, 3.141592653 – 3/14/15, meaning that when Sam Pollard crossed the line in 26m52 (and as the run started at exactly 9.00.01am (obviously), he finished at 3/14/15/9/26/53 – we would have bought him a pie in the Café had I known!


In the run Kevin Blundy marked his third run at Montacute with his first first-placed finish, a cracking time of 17m52, whilst Jason Scott marked being named Sweatshop parkrunner of the month for February to finish in second with a time of 18m03. Jamie Pringle of Newcastle (Staffs) AC was the first of our parkrun tourists as he finished third in 18m23.
  Things are heating up in the Men's annual points competition – James Legg holds on by his fingernails to top spot with 1829points, just seven points ahead of Rob Gundry (1822points) with Jason Scott catching up quickly with 1789 points.
  In the Women's placings today Holly Bigger of Langport Runners had a superb run, finishing in 23m09, her second time as leading lady in 13 appearances here, with Clare Martin second lady (33rd overall) over the line in 23m26 and Diane Fahy was third (38th overall) in 23m50.
  The current standing in the Women's annual points competition sees Vicky Gale still at the top with 2210 pts, ahead of Lucy Pittard (2144points) and Tina Hewitt (1892points).
  There were some good performances throughout the field today, with plenty of PBs, including a whole bunch of you who broke 30 minutes for the first time – so Shane Rice (29m41), Ruth Vellacott (29m51), Jucinta Marshalsea (29m25), Binoy Manimala (29m34 – is that 4 PBs in a row?) and Mairi Todd (29m58). Ray Byrd and Karen Handley also both got PBs but were just over 30 minutes – we’ll have to shout at them a bit louder next week!

Yeovil Montacute parkrun

Photos: Kevin Blundy (in black) and Jason Scott fight it out at the front

Men's results

1 Kevin BLUNDY Unattached 17:52
2 Jason SCOTT Crewkerne RC 18:03
3 Jamie Keith PRINGLE Newcastle (Staffs) AC 18:23


Women's results

1 Holly BIGGER Langport Runners 23:09
2 Clare MARTIN Unattached 23:26
3 Diane FAHY Unattached 23:50


Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Yeovil Montacute parkrun Results Page



Sunday, March 15, 2015

Barnes Fitness Cholsey Chase

Barnes Fitness Cholsey Chase

Paul Fernandez successfully defended his Cholsey Chase title, slicing more than two minutes off his 2014 time to cover the nine-mile multi-terrain course in Oxfordshire in 53 minutes and 02 seconds.

The Abingdon AC runner had a margin of more than three minutes over second-placed Stephen Copley, of Oxford City RC, who crossed the line in 56:31. Third was Abingdon's Mark Lewy in 57:24.

They led home a field of 156 on a challenging and undulating route which started and finished at in the South Oxfordshire village of Cholsey, near Wallingford. Conditions were much easier underfoot than last year, when most of the course had been affected by thick mud following recent flooding, and this was reflected across all finishing times.

Leading the women home was White Horse Harriers' Claire Norrish in 1:03:47, followed by Reading Roadrunners' Alix Eyles in 1:04:13, and local runner Sophie Keay, from Cholsey, in 1:04:30.

The Cholsey Chase was revived in 2014 by Reading-based Barnes Fitness after an eight-year absence.

Race director Ellie Barnes said: "The weather was much kinder to us this year which made for faster times and less of a challenge out on the course! We were delighted that Abingdon AC once again chose Cholsey as a club championship race, and they were joined this year by Alchester RC whose members also recorded some impressive times. We're looking forward to welcoming them and all our other competitors back next year."

In the age group categories, two of the women successfully defended their titles. Vet40 Susan Francis, running for second claim Compton Harriers, sliced nearly 10 minutes off her 2014 time to finish in 1:04:45, while the indomitable Kate Williamson of Eynsham Road Runners retained her Vet60 crown in 1:13:24, seven minutes faster than last year. Right on her heels was teammate and first Vet50 Jacky Pinnock, who finished just 24 hundredths of a second later.

As Fernandez and Lewy are Vet40 and Vet50 runners respectively, those age group titles went to Mark Roulston, from Oxford, who finished in 59:34, and Abingdon AC's Julian Moore with a time of 1:01:51. First Vet60 was Steve Colbourne, of Sphinx AC, in 1:08:08, and the Vet70 title went to Graham Patton, of Massey Ferguson AC, in a swift 1:13:20.

Prizes were courtesy of The Highwayman Inn, Checkendon, and Made in Britain online sports retailer Miles Stronger. Cholsey Community Tea Shop provided hot and cold refreshments.

Men's results

1 Paul Fernandez Unattached 53:02
2 Stephen Copley Oxford City 56:31
3 Mark Lewy Unattached 57:24


Women's results

1 Clare Norrish Unattached 1:03:44
2 Alix Eyles Reading Roadrunners 1:04:13
3 Sophie Keay Unattached 1:04:30


Click here for full results



Florette Fradley 10k

Florette Fradley 10k

Lichfield athlete and Lichfield Running Club member James Trollope repeated his 2011 win at the Florette Fradley 10k near Lichfield in Staffordshire. A near 1000 strong field  braved the cold but dry conditions and Trollope immediately headed the field from the gun and swooped home in an excellent time of 32:20 but slower than his 2011 time of 30:50, followed home by Matthew Missen in 33:11 with Aaron Brown (Cannock and Stafford AC) third home in 33:14.

First female home was Kim Fawke-Williams ( Centurion RC ) in a fast time of 35:53 which saw her finish a commendable 12th overall, second female was Joanna Simpson ( Team Florette ) in 36:38 and third was Linda Howell ( Bournville Harriers ) in 39:14

A feature for the event this year was a contingent of over 20 runners from sponsors Florette and their Team Florette ( pictured ) with Chadi Amoun finishing overall 11th and Joanna Simpson finishing 2nd female home; showing real commitment from a sponsor’s team.

Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events was delighted with the outcome on the day: "There was a fantastic turnout today, a really big number of runners on a cold day and friendly atmosphere being created, well done to everyone involved and massive congratulations to Team Florette!"

In the Fradley Fryer Junior 2k the race was won by Ben Edwards in 7:11 ahead of Lee Haymes in 7:34, first girl home was Sian Edward in 8:36. Full results for 2k  are listed here.

Results for 10k at www.stuweb.co.uk/events/2015/03/15/1966/

Photographs slideshow can be seen at www.photobox.co.uk/slideshow?album id=3280039597 and albums can be purchased at www.photobox.co.uk/3280039597

Men's results

1 James Trollope Lichfield Running Club 32:20
2 Matthew Missen   33:11
3 Aaron Brown Cannock and Stafford AC 33:14


Women's results

1 Kim Fawke-Williams Centurion RC 35:53
2 Joanna Simpson Team Florette 36:38
3 Linda Howell Bournville Harriers 39:14


Click here for full results



Lidl Kingston Breakfast Run

Lidl Kingston Breakfast Run - March 15, 2015

One of Human Race’s longest running events, the Kingston Breakfast Run, returned on 15th March 2015 but with some fairly big changes. This year was the first year with new title partner, Lidl, and upon arrival on this crisp spring morning it was pretty hard to miss their involvement with the amount of branding boards and flags they had in place.

In addition to Lidl’s involvement, it was the first time the event had featured the new 20 mile route which provided many runners with the perfect distance option for those training for a spring marathon just a few weeks later. The other distances on offer were the old favourites: the 8.2 mile and 16.2 mile options.

Not only did the range of distances offer the perfect marathon preparation training, a staple of the Human Race Marathon Training Pace Series is the range of Garmin Pacers spread throughout the course. They offer participants the chance to run the race pace they want to with pacers that range from the rapid 6 min/mile to the more conservative 12 min/mile pace.

Due to the distance they had ahead of them, the first group of runners to start were the 20 milers, a distance which sold out well in advance of the event and featured over 500 runners on the start line. Then, after a 30 minute pause to allow the 20 milers to be well clear, both the 8.2 and 16.2 milers were set off in small groups depending on what pace they wanted to run at.

The first group, running with the 6 min/mile Garmin pacer (who had to use a bike to ensure he kept at the correct speedy pace!), sped off rapidly and it wasn’t long until we welcomed home the first 8.2 mile finishers.

Lidl Kingston Breakfast Run - March 15, 2015

Photos: The first 3 8.2 milers (l-r) Paul, Peter and Claudio. Sarah Kingston, the first 16.2 mile female

It was a close finish for the 8.2 milers with Peter Orme winning the first finisher in a field of over 800 runners in a rapid time of 49:43. He beat Paul Edwards into second place by just 3 seconds with Claudio Picco from the Hillingdon Triathletes coming third in 49:53. All three commented on how they enjoyed the flat course but Paul particularly highlighted the difficulty of the return section of the route where runners faced some fairly strong head winds at times along the river. The first 3 women home in the 8.2 mile distance were led in by Rachel Jones who was victorious in a time of 52:36, followed by Emma Froud (53:44) and Caroline Kelly (54:52).

The 16.2 mile race wasn’t quite as close but was equally as competitive with an impressive 750 runners taking on this distance. The winner was Nathan Smeaton of Clapham Chasers who finished in a time of 1:31:32 ahead of Edward Calmur from Thames Hare & Hounds who posted a 1:32:08. Behind these two, and completing a trio of London club runners, was third placed Robin Jones who finished in 1:33:41 representing the Herne Hill Harriers. The women’s 16.2 mile field was dominated by the aptly named Sarah Kingston from Worthing Harriers who crossed the finish line in a time of 1:40:17, almost a full 14 minutes ahead of her closest rival. This rival was runner up Justine Lynch from Belgrave Harriers who finished in 1:54:04 followed by Ana Lees in 1:56:08 who came third.

Considering the distances ran, the 20 mile race was a close affair with the top three places separated by just one and a half minutes. The winner of the inaugural 20 mile distance was a delighted Nicholas Tworney from Ranelagh Harriers who won in a time of 2:00:32 and echoed other runners’ comments about the race featuring a “nice flat course” for them to enjoy. He was closely followed throughout the race by second placed Desmond Moore from Cambridge University who finished in 2:01:32 and taking third spot was Christopher Oddy from Serpentine RC in 2:02:03. Becoming the first ever female to finish the 20 mile distance at the Lidl Kingston Breakfast Run was Yasmeen Hussain who finished in a time of 2:17:53. Second place was Happy Tremayne (2:19:52) followed by Gemma Farrell of One Triathlon in third (2:20:33).

It wasn’t all about the winners though, a vast amount of the field were taking part purely for fun or to complete a challenging distance, whichever one that was for them. Of these an impressive 175 were running in support of official charity Breast Cancer Care, all raising thousands of pounds to fund free services for anyone affected by breast cancer.

Lidl Kingston Breakfast Run - March 15, 2015

Photos: Nicholas Tworney winning the 20 mile distance. The men's 20mile podium

Men's 8 mile results

1 Peter Orme Unattached 50:18
2 Paul Edwards Unattached 50:21
3 Claudio Picco Hillingdon Triathletes 50:28


Women's 8 mile results

1 Rachel Jones Unattached 53:12
2 Sophie Horsburgh Unattached 53:27
3 Sarah Hazel Unattached 52:56


Men's 16 mile results

1 Nathan Smeaton Clapham Chasers RC 1:32:06
2 Edward Catmur Thames Hare & Hounds 1:32:41
3 Robin Jones Herne Hill Harriers 1:34:15


Women's 16 mile results

1 Sarah Kingston Worthing Harriers 1:40:52
2 Justine Lynch Belgrave Harriers 1:55:40
3 Anna Lees Uattached 1:57:42


Men's 20 mile results

1 Nicholas Twomey Ranelagh Harriers 2:00:35
2 Desmond Moore Cambridge University H & H 2:01:35
3 Christopher Oddy Serpentine RC 2:02:05


Women's 20 mile results

1 Yasmeen Hussain Uattached 2:18:02
2 Happy Tremayne Uattached 2:19:56
3 Gemma Farrell ONE Triathlon 2:20:37


For the full list of Lidl Kingston Breakfast Run provisional results click here



River Thames Half Marathon

The River Thames Spring Half Marathon took place in cool, dry conditions - cold for the marshals but perfect for running. 395 runners completed the flat course which goes mostly along the Thames towpath.

River Thames Half Marathon

Photo: The first woman Kim Lo receives her prize


Men's results

1 Anthony Bourne Horsham Blue Star Harriers 1:17:58
2 Richard Appleby Unattached 1:19:07
3 Russell Pearson Clapham Chasers RC 1:21:04


Women's results

1 Kim Lo Haywards Heath Harriers 1:27:28
2 Anna Seymour Calne SMaRTT Running Club 1:29:21
3 Liz Killip The Stragglers RC 1:29:50


Click here for full results



Starfish Breakfast Run

Starfish Breakfast Run

On an unusually cold March morning over 400 runners braved the weather to complete the 5k, 10k & 15k annual Starfish Breakfast Run on Clapham Common. This family friendly event attracts both first-time runners and elite runners looking to achieve a personal best. After the race the participants enjoyed a complimentary picnic bag, 100 metre dash for the kids and entertainment area with bouncy castle.

“Everything was really well done. From the registration to the finish. The little goody bags full of treats were very gratefully received & the massages were a nice touch. We are looking forward to attending next year's run already!” Diane, 5k runner, 2015

In a strong field, 13 year old David Stone was the male 5k winner, clocking up an impressive 18 minutes 6 seconds.  Steff Goodall won the Female 5k in just 21.31.

Long term supporter Dawid Krige won the Male 10k in a strong 37.04. Jessica Rosa conquered the Female 10k in 43.49.

Keith Macintosh continued with tradition, winning the 15k in just 54.19 as a warm up to the London Marathon to be swiftly followed by the Comrades double marathon in South Africa this summer.

Jenny Moore won the Female 15k with a time of 1.09. And our youngest 15k runner was 11 year old Felippe Dreesmann, who finished 36th out of a field of 67 in just 1:25.

The run was supported by Wasserman Media Group, Anytime Fitness and Wholefoods Market, with over 60 volunteers giving up their time to ensure the day ran smoothly.

Stephanie Kitson, in charge of the run for Starfish, said: This year’s event has been fantastic; it was great to see so many people out enjoying the race and the bright orange t-shirts weaving around the park. The total raised this year has already reached £8,500 we still have fundraising coming in. Just £5 is enough to provide lifesaving care to vulnerable children, so this money will go a long way to changing lives for the better.”

“Special thanks must go to all of the runners, volunteers, marshals and people who came to cheer on the participants. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s race!”

For more information, check out Styarfish UK on Twitter: @starfishUK or Facebook @starfishgreatheartsuk

Starfish Breakfast Run

Men's 15k results

1 Keith MacIntosh 54:19
2 Rob South 59:55
3 Lorenzo Vercesi 1:00:54


Women's 15k results

1 Jenny Moore 1:09:39
2 Leticia Formosa 1:12:27
3 Una Flynn 1:13:39


Click here for full results


Men's results

1 Dawid Krige 37:04
2 Dominic Lewis 38:34
3 Patrick Bogues 39:34


Women's results

1 Jessica Rosa 43:49
2 Gemma Clunie 46:02
3 Jennifer Mc Givern 46:12


Click here for full results


Men's 5k results

1 David Stone 18:06
2 Darren Keane 18:59
3 Sam Ward 19:07


Women's 5k results

1 Steff Goodall 21:31
2 Fiona Hahnefeld 21:34
3 Celeste Collier 22:47


Click here for full results


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