October 2019 Results

In terms of weather this has been a ‘Goldilocks’ season: pretty dry, reasonable temperatures, and no gales. So 10C and heavy rain on top of several days of heavier rain meant that only the hardier committed souls turned up. Mud and soft grass does make a difference to the strength requirements and the fitter brethren and sorority gain an advantage in these circumstances. Flat, boring road it isn’t! A good prelude to the Cross Country on Saturday then. Anybody who got anywhere near their time of last month is clearly on the up and should be pleased. I am especially pleased at the close finishing with the first 14 within 70 seconds of the winning time. Not bad handicapping given the conditions. Officials Kate W and Rob made it all possible.

…………………………Finishing time….Actual time…….Points

1st Elen………………..6.38.03pm……….24m03…………73/5

2nd Tony W…………….38.05…………….19m35…………25/5*

3rd Tracey……………….38.15…………….24m15…………34/5*

4th Mat……………………38.18……………21m48…………59/5

5th Tony B……………….38.23……………23m23…………33/5*

6th Mel……………………38.33……………23m33…………43/5*

7th Luke………………….38.38…………….25m08………..57/5*

8th Duncan……………..38.42…………….24m42………..80/4

9th Carys…………………38.51……………..26m21…………9/1

10th Arwel……………….38.54…………….25m54…………56/5*

11th Glen………………….38.55…………….20m55…………46/4

12th Peter L………………38.58……………26m28………….53/5

13th Bob……………………39.08…………..27m08………….64/5*

14th Chris………………….39.12……………27m12………….77/4

15th Ruth…………………..39.29…………..34m29………….59/5*

16th Ruari………………….40.52…………..27m52………….48/5*

  • Best of five races.

The series has a very worthy winner in Tony W who got through to 2nd and therefore substituted this for his 14th in May, having already dropped a 25th and a 17th – illustrating the value of doing as many races as possible, especially when there is a lean month for numbers and lower scores are easier. Tony B played his cards very well and takes a good Silver. Victoria fell at the last hurdle, her 43 points being overtaken by Tracey for Bronze (as predicted in view of her improving form) and equalled by Mel. Mentioned in dispatches for finishing 6th-17th in the championship are Ruari, Peter L and Ron, Arwel, Luke, Mat and Ruth, Bob, Diane, Mark, and Elen who also completed the series with at least 5 races. Fastest Man was Shaun in May with 18m04. Joe did 18m27 and Tony W 18m48. Fastest lady, once again after all these years, was Emma who did 22m19. Katy did 22m21. Alaw has a faster official time but apparently she got lost and missed a bit.

 

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September Handicap Results

 

Due to IT glitch the results only list actual times and points total/number of races.

*Best of 5 races.

 

1st John LT 30:18, 17/3

2nd Ron 36:39, 53/5

3rd Diane 35:36, 67/5

4th Jeff 30:08, 4/1

5th Nicola 30:51, 8/2

6th Chris R 25:28, 6/1

7th Tracey 23:45, 49/5

8th Mat 21:22, 55/4

9th Melina 22:30, 57/5

10th Tony B 22:35, 41/5*

11th Gareth 23:09, 11/1

12th Mark J 25:09, 70/5

13th Caz 29:14, 39/4

14th Adam 22:15, 25/2

15th Emma 22:19, 15/1

16th Ruari 25:21, 48/5*

17th Tony W 19:21, 37/5*

18th Caroline J 26:45, 34/2

19th Vic 21:31, 63/4

20th Ian 25:42, 74/4

21st Chris 27:04, 63/3

22nd Bob 27:07, 73/5*

23rd Ruth 32:34, 82/5

24th Duncan 25:34, 72/3

Clearly this is the closest series ever! With one race to go and so many people having 5 races already (and so can drop a worst position) and nobody with a big lead, it will be down to a genuinely good run by someone to determine the winner.

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October Handicap Start List

The first Tuesday at 6pm – 1st October at the Leisure Centre. This is the last one of 2019, completing my 20th year of setting the handicaps. Might possibly get this one right, do you think?

6.00 pm. Mari J

6.00.30 Ron

6.01 Jess,

6.01.30 Diane

6.03 Eurian, Teleri

6.04 pm. Wendy, Bronwen, Rebekah, Kath S

6.05 Angela

6.06 Mike Hb, Helen D, Jill, Littlekath, Claire Sp, Rhian WJ

6.06.30 Nicola, Ruth

6.07 Kate W, Paul J, Hannah, Julie, David Sp

6.07.30 Dawn, John L-T, Jeff, Meirion

6.09 Caz, Sarah

6.10 Rob P, Katherine E, David S, Andy M, John G

6.10.30 Roger, Gwenan, Ed

6.11.30 Dizzy Liz, Bill (Wil A), Anwen

6.12 Menai, Caroline, Chris, Bob, Jon

6.12.30 Sali, Peter L, Carys

6.13 Ruari, Gerwyn, Dan S, Mark W, Mark J, Arwel, Chris R, Ian J

6.13.30 Paul G, Luke

6.14 Sioned, Mari W, Tracey, Elen, Fred, Duncan, Victoria

6.15 Ceri B, Ceri D, Mel, Tony B, Gareth

6.15.30 Rhian, Alaw, Emma, Katy

6.16 Adam

6.16.30 Brett, Phil, Owen, David B, Mat

6.17 Steve, Vic

6.17.30 Hywel, Huw

6.18 Glen

6.18.30 Dan J, Tony W

6.19 Joe

6.19.30 Shaun

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September Start List

The penultimate one of the series – and weather-wise often the most favourable before autumn storms break and the ground gets muddy. A good one for the ‘improvers’ group to try if you have ideas about doing the Winter League Cross Country (which would be good!).

6.29 pm. Mari J

6.30 Ron

6.31 Jess, Diane

6.33 Eurian, Teleri

6.34 pm. Wendy, Bronwen, Rebekah, Kath S, John L-T

6.35 Angela

6.36 Mike Hb, Helen D, Jill, Littlekath, Claire Sp, Rhian WJ

6.36.30 Nicola

6.37  Kate W, Jeff, Paul J, Hannah, Julie, David Sp

6.37.30 Ruth, Dawn

6.39 Caz

6.40 Rob P, Katherine E, David S, Andy M, John G

6.40.30 Roger, Gwenan, Ed

6.41 Sarah

6.41.30 Dizzy Liz, Bill (Wil A), Anwen

6.42 Menai

6.42.30 Sali, Chris, Peter L, Bob

6.43 Ruari, Gerwyn, Jon, Dan S, Mark W, Mark J, Arwel

6.43.30 Fred, Ian J, Paul G, Luke

6.44 Sioned, Mari W, Tracey, Elen

6.45 Victoria

6.45.30 Ceri B, Ceri D, Duncan, Mel, Tony B

6.46 Rhian, Alaw, Emma, Katy, Adam

6.46.30 Brett, Phil, Owen, David B, Mat

6.47 Steve

6.47.30 Hywel, Huw, Vic

6.48 Glen

6.48.30 Dan J

6.49 Joe, Tony W

6.49.30 Shaun

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August Results

Warm-ish but windy with intermittent rain. The grass is longer in the fields which does restrict progress a little, but the playing fields were cut recently so on balance the conditions were good. Interesting that most people were a little slower than last month and I think this may indicate that there have been a lot of particularly long and hard races recently which are beginning to sap the energy levels. This is a point to note as the Cross Country season approaches. Not that I am ‘anti’ half marathons or Fell ultras, but go into October tired and you won’t have time to recover before two of the League races are gone and the team is 100 points adrift of where we need to be. This handicap race worked well in terms of showing how difficult a close finish can be with 17 of the 21 within a minute. In the Women’s League races a minute represents about 40 places – blink, feel tired, or lack confidence, and you lose half a dozen. The men have longer to regret not taking a couple of weeks off!

Rob has done a sterling job tabulating the results and the points competition is wide open, though Tony W has taken a significant lead having been able to drop his worst position (which was 25th) in favour of this 12th. Victoria drops an 18th for this 14th and both now have two more races – and both potentially have a worst 14th to discard. Ruari, Tony B, Luke, Bob, and Arwel also now in a position to get rid of the big numbers.

lace Finish time Name Start time Net time  Points
1 07:07:21 PM John L-T 6:33:30 PM 0:33:51  16/2
2 07:07:43 PM Arwel 6:42:30 PM 0:25:13  82/5
3 07:07:48 PM Melina 6:45:00 PM 0:22:48 48/4
4 07:07:52 PM Tony B 6:45:00 PM 0:22:52  46/5
5 07:07:54 PM Rauri 6:43:00 PM 0:24:54  49/5
6 07:07:57 PM Dawn 6:37:30 PM 0:30:27  53/3
7 07:08:03 PM Fred 6:43:30 PM 0:24:33  41/3
8 07:08:08 PM Mark J 6:43:00 PM 0:25:08  58/4
9 07:08:12 PM Ron 6:30:00 PM 0:38:12  51/4
10 07:08:22 PM Tracey 6:44:00 PM 0:24:22  42/4
11 07:08:26 PM Adam 6:46:00 PM 0:22:26  11/1
12 07:08:27 PM Tony W 6:49:00 PM 0:19:27 37/5*
13 07:08:30 PM Bob 6:42:30 PM 0:26:00  80/5
14 07:08:31 PM Victoria 6:45:00 PM 0:23:31  43/5*
15 07:08:34 PM Luke 6:43:30 PM 0:25:04  73/5
16 07:08:41 PM Caroline J 6:41:00 PM 0:27:41  16/1
17 07:08:42 PM Elen 6:44:30 PM 0:24:12  72/4
18 07:08:51 PM Mat 6:47:00 PM 0:21:51  47/3
19 07:09:12 PM Ed 6:41:00 PM 0:28:12  19/1
20 07:10:16 PM Katy B 6:46:00 PM 0:24:16  33/3
21 07:11:15 PM Diane 6:33:30 PM 0:37:45 64/4
 * Best of 5 races.

 

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Denbigh Harriers Weekly Report 29/6/19

Saturday was a sad day for many runners in the Vales of Clwyd as it was the 35th and last Bodelwyddan Castle Parkrun due to the grounds no longer being avaiable for this free and volunteer led run for all abilites. Denbigh Harriers were there in numbers with 22 running with others volunteering and supporting. A record turnout was achieved with some runners travelling huge distances to take part.  Joe Welch was a superb 3rd place with Emma Collins coming in as 2nd woman and wining the Age grade race by quite a margin.  The competition between club members enabled Peter Lester Owen, Helen Davies and John Llewelyn Thomas achieve a personal bests. There were age category wins for: Elen Baugh, Mari Williams, Joe Welch, David Baugh, Mel Morris, Emma Collins and Menai Baugh.
Results:
3rd Joseph WELCH 00:19:15
16th David BAUGH 00:21:34
31st Emma COLLINS 00:23:10
36th Mathew JONES 00:23:29
44th Melina MORRIS 00:24:08
47th Tony BENTON 00:24:13
51st Mari WILLIAMS 00:24:24
55th Elen BAUGH 00:24:35
57th Katy BAUGH 00:24:42
59th Victoria WHITEHEAD 00:24:52
84th Ruari BENTON 00:26:02
97th Ian JONES 00:26:26
104th Menai BAUGH 00:26:44
105th Peter LESTER-OWEN 00:26:47
165th Sarah BAYLISS 00:30:02
171st Helen DAVIES 00:30:38
178th Julie ROBERTS 00:31:02
208th Nicola FIELD 00:33:16
242nd John Llewelyn THOMAS 00:35:52
300th Diane LLOYD 00:41:50
301st Mari JONES 00:41:54
347th Volunteer Tail-walker Meirion Wyn ROBERTS 00:57:41
There was one Denbigh Haarrier at Southport half marathon on Sunday. It was billed as flat and fast course , hopes were high for a good time butthere was a strong headwind to rival RunFest last weekend, Dawn Marshall was delighted to comfortably run every step and finish in 2:16:40.
Other Parkrun results:
Florence/Firenze
8th Manfredi TORALDO 00:22:40
Kingston
245th Sian PRITCHARD 00:29:36