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December 2017

Massey Ferguson Pace Race 31 December

 Actual time order
11 Peter Kirkhope 23:32
17 Spencer Davies 24:53
21 Simon Jones 25:34
22 Jill Pittard 25:35
27 Sally Eason 26:17
28 Rob Cox 26:19
40 Adrian Powell 27:32
41 Claudie Combelas 27:46
51 Julie Cozens 29:03
56 Allison Smith 29:47
61 Amy Burdis 27:32
Chris Archer 31:02
Mark Smith 32:03
 Variance order Predicted Actual Diff
2 Jill Pittard 25:30 25:35 0:05 2nd female
3 Tracey Cox 37:10 37:04 0:06 3rd female
6 Claudies Combelas 27:46 27:53 0:07
7 Julie Cozens 29:03 29:10 0:07
10 Simon Jones 25:34 25:45 0:11 3rd male
25 Adrian Powell 27:32 28:00 0:28
28 Rob Cox 26:19 26:50 0:31
31 Sally Eason 26:17 26:49 0:32
32 Spencer Davies 24:53 25:30 0:37
94 Peter Kirkhope 23:32 26:20 2:48
96 Chris Archer 31:02 33:54 2:52
103 Mark Smith 32:03 35:19 3:16
105 Allison Smith 29:47 33:12 3:25

Massey Ferguson staged their New Year Pace Race on New Year’s Eve this year (much better) at the War Memorial Park. A race with a difference, runners had to predict their time to complete the 3.55 mile course with no time or pace aids and try to finish in that time or as close to it as possible. The winner was not the first over the line but the runner who got closest to their predicted time.
Having checked with Spencer and Jill at the start line their predicted time, Jill & I decided to join forces and pace each other round. We let Spencer run into the distance as we set our steady pace, cruising to the finish, no sprint required! Not long after the finish we had the results and Jill was awarded the Female runner-up trophy, finishing 5 seconds after her predicted time. She was only 1 second off the winner! No trophy but a notable 3rd place to Tracey Cox with Claudie and Julie very close behind. I was elated to finish within 1 second of my predicted time (the one in my head at the start line), shame my submitted time was 10 seconds slower! No trophy but happy with 3rd male, 5 seconds off the winning male, and 3 off the runner-up – Simon


Ilmington 10k, Tempo Winter Series Race 3 – 30 December

25 Mike Wheeler 44:20
53 Spencer Davies 48:20
69 Cath Fenn 49:57
75 Steve Bottomley 50:29
83 Richard Hands 51:04
92 Amy Burdis 52:28
97 Martin McHugh 53:17
110 Claudie Combelas 55:09
127 Tony Forde 57:04
202 Chris Perkins 70:29
203 Linda Richards 70:45

Great Barrow Christmas Triple Tipple Marathons – 28 to 30 December

Day 1 Tony Bowe 4:51:05
Day 3 Tony Bowe 4:42:22

7 Sins – 28 December

71 Spencer Davies 1:19:47

This was a 7 mile event sold as 7miles,7 hills. There was an added bonus of a river crossing and water tunnels to cross that were thigh deep. With the temperature at -4°C they were kind enough to have broken the ice for us. This was tough, no place to get any rhythm going and the hills were not runable by me on both the up and the down. Sticky mud that sucked your trainers and caused you to fall with the rutted ice at the top meant it was hard work. But hopefully I’ll be back.


Sunset to Sunrise Challenge Ultra – 27 December

Tony Bowe 7:38:06 75km completed

Run as many laps as you can on a 1km cycle track in Shrewsbury between sunrise
and sunset. Breaking it down into 10 lap chunks helped pass the time.


Lee Valley 10k – 23 December

Andrew McConville 37:46 PB

Having had races cancelled over the last few weeks I resorted to a train journey to the big smoke. It paid off with a PB on what was a more undulating course than I had imagined it would be but not so much that it had big effects on pace. 6.2 laps around a pristine tarmac 1 mile cycling course with a fair bit of weaving in and out of runners. But I wanted a PB and I got one. That’s me done until 2018. Merry Christmas to all at the club!


Enigma Christmas Cracker Marathon – 21 December

Tony Bowe 3:37:43

Elsecar Trail Marathon – 16 December

Tony Bowe 3:56:05

Enigma Christmas Marathon – 9 December

Tony Bowe 3:45:22

Centurion Grand Prix 5 Mile – 3 December

10 Andrew McConville 29:58 PB
24 Spencer Davies 34:29 1st MV45
32 Jill Pittard 36:01 4th Female
36 Craig Slyde 36:11
39 Cath Fenn 36:48 1st FV45
45 Amy Burdis 37:48
46 Martin McHugh 37:50
47 Tony Mackness 37:52
58 Bernard Blundell 39:09
64 Mike Duggan 39:31 1st MV75
71 Paul Cozens 40:41
79 Jo Arden 42:26
82 Michael Cherrington 42:32
83 Julie Cozens 42:35
109 Linda Richards 49:02
110 Louise Slatter 49:09
116 Tracey Cox 55:37

17 Northbrookers headed over to Chelmsley Wood for what is becoming a very popular event for us. Five miles in good conditions, and excitement was evident though for the eight of us who battled at Stratford the day before the talk was about aching and tired legs. Andy soon set the lead and knocked
out a fantastic PB. Every one ran well and some great battles between the pockets of Northbrookers made fascinating viewing and kept the mind off the job in hand. Great race, great event and worth trying folks – Spencer


Midland Women’s Cross-Country League Race 2 at Stratford – 2 December

Northbrook Women 14th (4 to count)
Northbrook Women Masters – 7th (3 to count)

82 Jo Brown 31:23
94 Jill Pittard 32:12
 115 Cath Fenn 33:00
 117 Sally Eason 33:12
 121 Amy Burdis 33:16
 177 Liz Pharoah 38:26
 181 Julie Cozens 39:09
 200 Linda Richards 45:00
 202 Anne Hughes 45:36
 206 Helen Hodge 47:53

Birmingham & District Invitation Cross-Country League Race 2 at Stratford – 2 December

Men’s ‘A’ Team 15th – 607 points, Overall 14th – 1231 points
Mens’ ‘B’ Team 9th – 1111 points, Overall 9th – 2164 points

71 Stuart Lumsden 39:59
91 Liam Mills 41:10
99 Damien Dear 41:32
100 Steve Turvey 41:36
120 Martin Winch 42:22
126 Rob Barry 42:40
145 Damian Pharoah 43:27
162 Ben Smith 44:03
165 Jon Seed 44:06
211 Tommy Demspey 47:28
212 Terry Moynihan 47:50
216 Richard O’Shea 48:00
219 Spencer Davies 48:33
221 Craig Slyde 48:41
223 Richard French 48:51
225 Neil Smith 49:20
236 Simon Davies 50:27
237 Martin McHugh 50:33
245 Rob Cox 51:08
246 Sean Duffy 51:25
249 Tony Hughes 51:50
250 Tom Miller 51:51
253 Kevin Coughlan 52:08
255 John Davies 52:15
256 Mark Parker 52:17
263 Mark Baker 53:24
269 Philippe Rawson 54:09
271 David Giles 55:56
272 Andrew Pitt 56:46
281 Fraser Barrett 60:44
286 Chris Perkins 60:00

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