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Weekend review: October 3 & 4, 2015

by Editor
Monday 5th October 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Run Forest Run

Run Forest Run

About 95 people, including lots of families came to the run event on a beautifully sunny saturday morning. Lots of people came in 'woodland creature' costumes - there was an ewok, an armadillo, an owl, a chameleon, and for those who didn't come prepared, there was a facepainter who turned many people into lemurs and tigers.

The fastest time for the tricky woodland trail 10k was set by Andy Clark, at 39.41. Next was Edward Plager at 39.55, and third was Terry Avey of Brighton Phoenix, who is 64, in a fantastic time of 46.44

The 5k trail, which had a lot of ups and downs and windy bits, was won by Peter Kielar in 23.57 - whilst wearing a monkey onesie. Second place was Jade Knights in 24.11, and third in 25.04, was by a female (name unknown).

Jess Plews and family won the prize for best fundraising, and the best costume prizes went to the little owl and the ewok - actual names unknown.

Run Forest Run

Find out more about the event at www.runforestrun.org.uk



Yeovil Montacute parkrun

It was another mist-ical morning as Montacute was swathed in mist, the sun poking through the clouds as runners disappeared in and out of the trees as they ran round the course. As the mist lifted and the temperature rose, it led to absolutely ideal running conditions – evidenced by 79 new Personal Bests within the 233 runners, including 13 of the top 20 runners going faster than they ever had before. There were 36 first timers - it’s always nice to see parkrun tourists come and join the run, so if you are reading this as an international Rugby player who unexpectedly finds themselves with a few free Saturdays coming up, there are plenty of worse things to do than to spend Saturday morning running round the Yeovil Montacute parkrun!

Chrissy Smith as well as Margaret and David Pearl were the latest additions to the 50 Club. Karen Handley got to run after helping with the course set up, having reached the 25 Volunteer mark.

The first placed runner was Crewkerne RC’s Ed Stahl, who ran a PB of 17m43 with a strong performance over the second half of the course, whilst Mike Biss “remembered” his barcode given that his time of 17m53 was also a personal best, and Tom Thick made it three PBs in the top three with his time of 18m18. Jon Cross led the age gradings with 80.24% for his time of 19m39 (9th overall) on his first run at Montacute.

In the ladies, another Montacute first timer Nina Hampshire finished as leading lady, crossing the line in 26th place overall and a time of 21m23, with Yeovil Olympiads’ Amy D’Arcy running a personal best as she finished second (40th overall) lady in 22m37. Harriet Edgar was third (54th overall) in 24m15.

Of the runners with PBs this week, Tim Thorner (19m06) edged out Paul Thomas (19m19), but they ran too fast – it meant that Miles Caswell, with his PB of 19m21 finished in 7th but in doing so was the 16,000th finisher since the event started in September 2013! Anthony Ray finished 8th with a PB in 19m28, Nick Ryan 10th in 19m46 and Mike Parrott in 20m08, whilst Will Rooks got his PB with 20m18 and Kevin Stenner, on a rare running outing, recorded a cracking PB of 20m38, and Matthew Quarterman (20m56) and Steven Spare (21m01) rounded out the 13 PBs in the top 20 runners – cracking!

Will Rumsey was another who ran a personal best time of 21m44, with Aaron Harcom (23m04), Chris Hummel (24m29) and Alan Cunard (24m46) not far behind. Nicky Hayes ran her PB of 25m20 by accompanying Simon Eadon in his England rugby shirt – keep going in that, mate, and you’ll be playing in the next one!

Lucy Hiller ran well for her 25m36, edging out Joy Nixon (25m38) and Marcus England got his time of 26m10 in his 46th parkrun. Shaun Edwards (26m47), John Allan (27m07) and Rachel Griffin (27m19) were three more to get personal bests, as were Jo Pittard (27m41) and David Pittard (27m56), and Rebecca Burton got hers with 28m02 and Rebecca England ran 29m33. Two particularly special PBs were those of Margaret Pearl – whose 28m43 on her 50th parkun – and Rachel Holmes who has achieved a personal ambition as well as personal best as she’s overtaken a certain someone’s PB by breaking the 29 minute barrier with her new time of 28m55.

It was a family affair as both Eve Sale (30m15) and Richard Sale (31m04) got personal bests, as did Yasmin (31m06) and Emily Rayner(34m37) – well done all!!

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

Men's results

1 Ed Stahl Crewkerne RC 17:43
2 Mike Biss Wells City Harriers 17:53
3 Tom Thick Unattached 18:18


Women's results

1 Nina Hampshire Unattached 21:23
2 Amy D’Arcy Yeovil Olympiads 22:37
3 Harriet Edgar Unattached 24:15


Click here for full results



Sunday, October 4, 2015

Alf Shrubb Memorial 5 Cross Country Race

This true early season cross country course looked splendid in the autumn sunshine and was possibly too warm for some, but all participants appeared to enjoy the race and the social occasion.

The race was dominated by Max Dumbrell of Brighton and Hove AC in a time of 27.04.

Due to other races taking place in the area there were only 77 finishers, but this did not detract from the enjoyment of the event, which commemorates Britains greatest ever runner Alfred Shrubb.

Men's results

1 Maxwell Dumbrill Brighton Hove 27:04
2 Simon Manning South London 31:46
3 Paul Cates Eton Manor 32:12


Women's results

1 Laura Manning South London 34:31
2 Lucinda Potten Horsham Joggers 35:07
3 Johanna Terry   35:35


Click here for full results



Basingstoke Half Marathon

It was superb day at the Basingstoke Half Marathon with a field of 1300 runners on the closed road, picturesque course.

It was the 5th anniversary and the villagers came out in force and encouraged the runners with a mix of enthusiastic cheering, jelly babies and a fabulous assortment of scarecrows and  motivational signs bringing a real carnival feel to this popular race.

The winner was Vincent Boit who missed the course record by seconds coming in 1:04:43 – impressive for a hilly course, first lady was Kate Towerton from Winchester in 1:25:02.

The weather was superb – sunny but cool.  Early arrivals to the race village were treated to the spectacular site of a low flying balloon.

Entries are already open for 2016 at www.basingstokehalfmarathon.com.

Men's results

1 Vincent Boit 01:04:43
2 Alex Milne 01:12:01
3 David Meacock 01:13:36


Women's results

1 Kate Towerton 01:25:02
2 Alice Leake 01:29:25
3 Nikki Gray 01:32:22


Click here for full results



Clarendon Marathon

Clarendon Marathon

Photos (l-r): President Winchester Rotary Anthony Arkwright, Deputy Mayor of Winchester Jane Rutter, overall winner Neil Martin, deputy mayor's husband, Duncan Rutter. Winner Neil Martin with his wife Marie and their two children Holly (two) and Gemma (four)

Nearly 1,000 runners and walkers took part in this year’s Clarendon Marathon from Salisbury to Winchester in the 17th year of the event. The weather conditions were perfect with a bright, sunny autumnal day and the ground dry underfoot.

The 26.2 mile route is mostly-off road, following the ancient Clarendon Way between the two cathedral cities. It is a scenic but challenging run with hills. The event is organised by Winchester and Salisbury Rotary Clubs.

First over the finishing line to huge cheers was Neil Martin from Basingstoke, with a time of 2:56:31. The first woman to finish was Jo Meek in fourth place overall with a time of 3:08:45.

Deputy Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Jane Rutter and president of Winchester Rotary, Anthony Arkwright, presented trophies.  Cllr Rutter said: “This is a fabulous event. All sorts of local charities will benefit. Rotary does an excellent job organising it all.”

Mr Arkwright said more than 200 volunteers helped to marshal the event with drink stations along the route.

Last year, 946 runners took part in the marathon and half-marathon, starting in Broughton and raised more than £37,000 for charities chosen by runners and Rotarians. The event is open to individuals and relay teams

Men's results

1 Neil Martin Overton Harriers 2:56:31
2 Keith Garbutt Woking 3:01:55
3 Pere Capdevila Belgrave 3:04:12


Women's results

1 Jo Meek Eastleigh 3:08:45
2 Tracy Cook Blandford Forum 3:14:25
3 Melanie Langer Wimborne 3:40:27


Click here for full results



Cricklade half marathon, 10k and fun run

Cricklade half marathon, 10k and fun run

Photos: First lady in 10k Kate Jacobs, Adrian Williams and Stuart Henderson, the first man in the marathon

Unfortunately I have no groups of runners as our photographer broke her hand yesterday! so I took some pictures of the winners - the first one is first lady in 10k, second is the first man in 10k and last is the first man in the marathon - as detailed below

With weather set fair and a record number entering the races.  Another successful day was had at Cricklade, with over 700 runners taking part over the 3 races – half marathon, 10k and fun run.
First male in the half marthon was Stuart Henderson of Bath AC with a time of 01:18:49.  The first woman in the half was Shona Crombie-Hicks of Bourton Roadrunners with a time of 01:23:37. 

The 10k was another fast race with first male being Adrain Wialliams of Cirencester AC with a time of 00:33:51 and first female Kate Jacobs of Swindon Harriers with a time of 00:37:31.

Winner of the new category this year, first female over 60 in the 10k, was Ann Gray of Midland Masters AC, with a time of 53:50. with a time of 00:44:54 and first female over 50 in the half was Diane Hier of Avon Valley Runners with a time of 01:33:23.

Men's half marathon results



Women's half marathon results



Click here for full results


Men's 10km results



Women's 10km results



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Men's results

1 Matthew King Winchester 01:20:32
2 Max Costley Southampton Athletic Club 01:22:38
3 Matthew Richards Unattached 01:23:04


Women's results

1 Sarah Wheeler Stratford Upon Avon Athletics 01:33:19
2 Karen Rushton Winchester & District AC 01:37:14
3 Jessica Rosa Clapham Chasers 01:40:51


Click here for full results



Forest Row Fun Run

Forest Row Fun Run

Sunday 4th October saw the annual Forest Row 5 and 10km Fun Run take place from the First Forest Row Scout hut in Station Road, there and back along the Forest Way. The sun shone and conditions were perfect for runners of all ages and experience. Gaining more entrants every year this run has become a firm favourite in the running calendar. The atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable with families able to buy tea, coffee, soft drinks and cakes. Water and medals were given to all entrants, and trophies awarded to the winners in each category.

Organised by a huge team, this was the first year that ‘chip and pin’ technology was used to record times accurately and proved popular with each entrant receiving a slip of paper detailing their individual time and place in each race.

The First Forest Row Scout Group would like to thank all those who took part in the race, to all who helped to make it such a success, and look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Men's 10km results

1 Matt Leese 39:10
2 Noel Miles 39:20
3 Graham Hart 40:24


Women's 10km results

1 Kim Lo 41:52
2 Louise Toomey 48:28
3 Karen Wells 48:51


Men's 5km results

1 Ziggy Henry 22:36
2 Wilbur Skipp 25:09
3 Aaron Du Feu 25:56


Women's 5km results

1 Hattie Williams 25:35
2 Milli Carver 30:05
3 Ingrid Clemo 30:58


Entry and details of the winners can be found at: www.forestrowrun.co.uk



Hope Valley Run 8.3 & 4.3 miles

This multi terrain event celebrated its tenth year with ever increasing numbers of runners entering to beat their PB's and beat the fastest time.

This year Jeremy Jehan ran the 8.3 at the winning time of 53.39 followed closely by Matt James 54.14. In third and holding up for the ladies a record time of 56.45 was Cath Blew.

The 4.3 Fun Run which is in its fifth year, set up to encourage less confident runners to have a go, is on the up in entries with the Hereford Boxing Club keen supporters.

Winner Joe Woodrow finished in 30.26, second placed Matt Cliff in 32.23 and third placed Roland Wooderson in 35.04.

The first three women were Lucy Brookes who finished in 35.32. Laura Wilson was second in 39.58 and Kate Palmer third in 41.05.

Men's 8.4 mile results

1 Jeremy Jehan 53:39
2 Matt James 54:14
3 Daniel Lewis 58:05



1 Cath Blew 56:45
2 Sarah Hassall 60:33
3 Rebecca Davies 65:40


Click here for full results in due course



Julian Farrell 10K

Camberley and District Athletics Club hosted the 23rd Annual Julian Farrell 10K Road Race on Sunday 4th October. Numbers were a little down on last year, due to other races in the area on the same day, but those that did come along enjoyed a pleasant run in the autumn sunshine round the streets of Camberley.

First home was James Share from Guildford and Godalming Club in 35m 7sec. Second was Stephen Gumbrill in 35m 8secs and third was Daniel Vogwell in 37m . The male vet award went to Alex Radford.. First male U21 was Michael Rankin

First lady home was Susan Wookey, who was also first Vet, from Hart Runners in 42m 9sec. Second lady was Natalie Bretherton (also U21) in 42m 53secs and 3rd was Rachel Smith,  in 47m 20secs.

There was also a Junior 3K Fun Run held at the same event and the winner was James Hoare from Camberley.

Men's results

1 James Share Guildford 35:07
2 Stephen Gumbrill 35:08
3 Daniel Vogwell U/A 37:00


Women's results

1 Susan Wookey Hart Runners 42:09
2 Natalie Bretherton CADAC 42:53
3 Rachel Smith U/A 47:20


A full set of results is available on the club website: www.camberleyathletics.org.uk



Nutbourne Vineyards Cross Country

Nutbourne Vineyards Cross Country

On a sunny, warm day with a light breeze, runners got to appreciate the stunning views across Sussex Countryside to the South Downs during this undulating hilly run, that is limited to thirty five participants.

Participants had the choice of a variety of distances on the lapped off-road course, mostly on firm grass, mud and stony walking tracks.

Nutbourne Vineyards Cross Country


1 James Malcolm Green 00:18:35 1.6 miles
1 Kelly Johnston 00:39:50 3.2 miles
1 Helen Turier 00:55:40 4.8 miles
2 Nick Johnston 01:04:20 4.8 miles
1 Emma Hawkins 01:02:15 6.4 miles
1 Ben Heller 01:08:21 8 miles
2 Mark Ferris 01:14:12 8 miles
3 Iona Malcolm 01:22:02 8 miles
4 Debbie Gatland 01:27:30 8 miles
5 Katie Sollohub 01:40:10 8 miles


For more information visit: www.flickr.com/photos/128217132@N05/sets/72157657124846104



Royal Borough of Kingston 10

Royal Borough of Kingston 10 Miles

The inaugural Royal Borough of Kingston 10 was a great success and the sun was shining for the 496 runners as they arrived in Kingston Market Place. The sunshine made for perfect running conditions and there was a real buzz as runners arrived in the Market Place.

Runners enjoyed an initial two miles through the historic Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames before crossing over Kingston Bridge and heading up the iconic three mile stretch of the Barge Walk beside the Thames. They then reached the magnificent Hampton Court Palace before following the course through Thames Ditton and back towards Kingston for the famous Market Place finish.

For more information, visit the Royal Borough of Kingston 10 on Twitter @RBK10mile

Men's results

1 James Hoad Bedford & County AC 0:53:50
2 Alister Moses Reigate Priory AC 0:54:55
3 Simon Shaw No club 0:55:10


Women's results

1 Lisa Rooney Collingwood AC 1:05:27
2 Vicki Clark Arena 80 AC 1:05:34
3 Samantha Pickford Wimbledon Windmilers 1:07:13


Click here for full results



Titsey Trail 10K

This year’s TT10K turned out to be a record breaker all round! An amazing 319 runners, the largest number to date, took part in the seventh annual TT10K race on Sunday 4th October and helped raise an incredible £6,500 plus, for two local charities, The Alzheimer’s Society and The Woodhouse Centre.

The course, a single-lap run through the glorious National Trust and the ancient Titsey Estate woodlands on Limpsfield Chart in Surrey, is almost entirely off-road along tracks, footpaths and bridleways, with a brief stretch along a country lane.

The weather turned out to be a perfect autumnal sunny day, offering great race conditions which saw three new race records being set. Richard Philips of Serpentine Runners Club set a new course record of 35:02 as the fastest male, while Neil Reissland of South London Harriers set a new course record of 36:12 for the Male 50 category and Lucy Marlow of Cambridge Harriers set a new course record for the females of 41:42.

The full results and hundreds of photos are on the website www.oxtedrunners.org.uk/titsey-trail-10k/ .

Wonderful feedback received from runners on the day.

Next year's race will be on Sunday 2nd October, with entry opening from early June and we look forward to seeing everyone again then.  Please do spread the word!

Men's results



Women's results



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Willow 10K

Willow 10K

The historic Hatfield House, in Hertfordshire is a stunning setting to don the running shoes and take on a challenge.  The annual Willow 10K took place there again on Sunday 4 October and this year it included a shorter 5K route and a 1K Junior Race. 620 participants took part and raised funds Willow – the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days.

It was a warm, sunny morning and everyone was in good spirits. The Willow10K has a fun atmosphere, with lots of Willow’s beneficiaries and their family members taking part. Open to seasoned runners, complete beginners and power walkers alike, there’s something for everyone on the rural race route which starts and finishes in full view of the regal Hatfield House.  The Willow 10K provides an exclusive opportunity to see hidden parts of the picturesque Hatfield House estate not normally open to the public. 

Since 2009 the Willow 10K has been a hit with people of all ages taking part and they have raised more than £250,000 for the Charity.  Every runner was timed and received a medal as they crossed the finish line, including the under-14s IK Junior Race runners. There was an energetic warm-up and live music all making for a fun and motivating atmosphere. 

The free kids dash and runners’ village which included refreshment, face painting and much more provided entertainment for spectators who are supporting friends and family, plus Hatfield House Stable Yard is close by with its wonderful cafe and shops.

Every penny raised in sponsorship will help Willow to continue working with seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days.  For some their Special Day is the opportunity to return some normality to their lives. For others it is the last chance to fulfil a dream. But for all, it is a life-affirming experience that can lift spirits, reunify families and be a source of strength when it’s needed most.

Willow 10K

Men's 5k results

1 Phil Bellingham 22:47
2 Matteus Labia 22:50
3 Russell Bradley 23:30


Women's 5k results

1 Clare Howard 28:03
2 Suzanne Castle 28:29
3 Briony Day 30:38


Click here for full results


Men's 10k results

1 Shaun Mills 39:12
2 Jay Munkley 39:45
3 Douglas Hobson 39:52


Women's 10k results

1 Kate Barrow 42:49
2 Emma Pearce 46:20
3 Joanne Wilding 47:11


Click here for full results


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