Northbrook Results

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October 2017

Illuminator 15 Mile Night Race, Aboyne Scotland – 28 October

Claudie Combelas 2:41:52

Snowdonia Marathon – 28 October

Tony Bowe 3:58:14

Abingdon Marathon – 22 October

238 Ben Smith 3:17:35 PB
570 Andrew McConville 3:59:04 PB

Stroud Half-Marathon – 22 October

Tommy Dempsey 1:38:01

Great South Run, Southsea 10 Miles – 22 October

2932 Mark Dalton 1:21:31

Ilmington 10k – 22 October

42 Spencer Davies 47:32
52 Cath Fenn 48:59 2nd FV45
59 Tony Forde 49:29
72 Richard Hands 51:09
111 Claudie Combelas 56:25 2nd FV55

Five Northbrook members headed over to Ilmington for the first race of the winter series. It was a bit “blowy” at the start which meant that by the time we hit the top it was going to be a lot worse, and so it was. For once I did not take in the views, I was more interested in picking up what I had lost coming up the hill to make it down the other side. Then the added feature came into play, the local farmer brought his flock of sheep out to spectate and encourage us. The farmer was so apologetic, but I thought it was great, a bit of sheep dodging while trying my hand at sheep whispering. The whispering failed but I got through the flock and could really let go all the way to the bottom of the village.

In the end a good time from all 5 of us; the un-initiated looked shell-shocked, the other 3 of us wondered if the XC relays the day before had been such a great idea.

I would recommend this series or the individual races, as they will teach you how to race up and down hills – Spencer


Midlands Cross-Country Relays – 21 October

Senior Men – 12th, 1:39:05

Damian Pharoah 25:05
Liam Mills 25:00
Oliver Jones 24:04
Damien Dear 24:56

Senior Men – 48th, 1:55:53

Rob Cox 29:26
Tony Hughes 27:46
Rich Cawley 28:30
John Davies 30:11

Senior Men – 55th, 2:01:48

Fraset Barrett 35:05
Rob Barry 25:57
Craig Slyde 30:59
Martin McHugh 29:47

Senior men – 56th, 2:07:37

David Mills 32:40
Richard O’Shea 30:36
Spencer Davies 28:01
Chris Perkins 36:20

Senior Women – 12th, 1:28:48

Sally Eason 30:01
Cath Fenn 29:26
Jill Pittard 29:21

Senior Women – 23rd, 1:54:20

Claudie Combelas 33:57
Emily Hughes 40:28
Linda Richards 39:55

Senior Women – incomplete team

Anne Hughes 36:56
Julie Cozens 35:28

With storm Brian due we were all watching the weather closely, but it takes more than Brian to scare off 23 hardy Northbrookers heading over to Aldersley Stadium.
This was the 1st cross-country event of the season and, despite one late drop out, we fielded 7 teams. It was a great turn out from all, ranging from novices, Northbrookers returning from injury and old seasoned campaigners. The temperature was cold and the wind was blowy, but the ground was reasonably dry underfoot. Once we had got ourselves organised and watched various other clubs tents blow away we got on with the business in hand with everyone putting in excellent performances. Our supporters were loud with their encouragement and even managed to cajole other clubs’ supporters into supporting us. This was a great event where we had a large presence; maybe not toward the top of the field but we were there. Next up the Warwick Uni relays – Spencer


Centurion Autumn 100 – 21 October

Amy Burdis 23:07:09
Tony Bowe 25:04:12
Helen Wyatt 27:35:48

Helen’s 100-mile debut


Manchester Half-Marathon – 15 October

Martin McHugh 1:48:15 PB

The race literature promised a pb as it was a ‘fast flat course’. I wasn’t disappointed as I picked up mine. The course is not that scenic but the race was very well organised.


Birmingham Half-Marathon – 15 October

1574 Mark Dalton 1:50:38
2134 David Giles 1:55:17 PB

Birmingham Marathon – 15 October

619 Mark Baker 3:38:04
807 Tony Bowe 3:44:39
1174 Andrew Pitt 3:55:48
2472 Amy Burdis 4:28:28

Lakeland Trail 15k, Ullswater – 15 October

Claudie Combelas 1:38:26

Lakeland Trail 13k, Helvellyn – 14 October

Claudie Combelas 1:29:37

Beacon Trail Half-Marathon – 8 October

Claudie Combelas 2:10:07

Chester Marathon – 8 October

Katy Davies 4:06:39
Anne Hughes 4:26:08

Lakes in a Day Ultra – 7 October

Tony Bowe 18:00:59

A beautiful 50 mile ultra from Caldbeck to Cartmel in the Lake District taking in 4000m of elevation.


Lincoln Half-Marathon – 1 October

Tommy Dempsey 1:37:14
Julie Liggett 2:09:17

Shelton Striders 10k – 1 October

188 Paul Cozens 50:21
258 Julie Cozens 54:41

Another Sunday morning 10km race for the Cozens. Shelton Striders 10km was fairly flat and run on both trail and road. It was well organised and marshalled and there was cake at the end! I had a great run it was my fastest time this year and my second fastest ever. Not so good in the age category this week though – Julie