Northbrook Results

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January 2019

Wilmot Wander 32 Miles – 27 January

  Liz Pharoah 6:40:00

Wychavon Way 38-Mile Ultra – 26 January

Tony Bowe 8:20:33

Midland Counties Cross-Country Championships, Leamington Spa – 26 January

Northbrook Women – 15th

33 Natasha White 34:42
121 Cath Fenn 40:34
139 Sarah Duffy 42:09
151 Elle Townsend 42:59
222 Lisa Bragg 51:38
223 Julie Cozens 51:43
230 Lottie Graham 53:00
237 Tracey Williams 54:22
243 Verity Crichton 55:26
253 Kelly Parker 60:04
260 Jane Stephens 63:53

Northbrook Men – 20th

120 Oliver Jones 48:33
125 Andy McConville 48:49
194 Craig Slyde 52:13
196 Rob Barry 52:19
216 Steve Turvey 53:19
234 Damian Pharoah 54:24
249 Jamie Gould 55:25
312 Spencer Davies 59:26
334 Raghbir Sangha 61:19
344 Mark Parker 62:05
353 David Mills 62:47
366 Martin McCrystal 64:05
375 Phil Rawson 65:36

Thirteen men and eleven women represented the sunburst in the Midlands Cross-Country Championships at Newbold Comyn. The weather was cold with a wind chill effect that made it feel even colder. It was a new course that went from the bottom of
the famous ditch, to the top of Beacon Hill twice per lap.

As usual the standard was high. Oliver and Natasha led the teams home and navigated the crowds at the spectator filled ditch. There was a better place that certainly caught a few full on face plants in to knee-deep puddles of mud that made navigation challenging.

Well done to all those that ran; great displays of cross-country running were witnessed by fellow runners and by our spectators – Spencer



Gato Sports Head Torch 10k – 23 January

5 Craig Slyde 41:23
10 Mark Parker 48:28
38 Dawn Webb 58:33

Three of us took part in this the first Gato Sports Head Torch 10k at Rugby, on an out and back course along the disused railway with a zig-zag back up the hill to finish. We were warned about the icy patches, but after the first lap they seemed to thaw.

This was a fun and well organised event – Dawn


Ilmington 10k, Tempo Winter Series Race 4 –
20 January

20 Natasha White 42:05 1st FV35
30 Mike Wheeler 43:41 2nd MV45
35 Tony Forde 44:16
42 Martin McHugh 45:00
96 Cath Fenn 49:08 2nd FV45
104 Richard Hands 50:09
117 Katherine Plunkett 51:14
151 Spencer Davies 54:39
154 Claudie Combelas 55:05 2nd FV55
210 Julie Cozens 59:49
216 Lisa Bragg 60:23

Eleven Northbrookers and supporters headed over to Ilmington for race 4 in the series. Village first this time in good cool running conditions suited a lot of us with good times run by all. Natasha led us home followed swiftly by Mike, Tony and Martin. For me the words of encouragement of everyone passing me helped me get round to ensure the prize is on order.
Race 5 is in one month’s time and one last time due up the hill this series – Spencer


Langsett Loop Marathon – 13 January

Tony Bowe 6:03:29

Langsett Loop Marathon – 13 January

Tony Bowe 6:03:29

Cannock Chase Trig Point 17 Miles – 13 January

57 Paul Stead 2:29:23

Oundle 10k – 13 January

23 Martin McHugh 42:48 PB, 3rd FV45
37 Spencer Davies 43:50

Just the two of us headed over for the inaugural Oundle 10K. This was after the tough cross-country race the day before so I wasn’t sure my legs would even work. I had every confidence in my colleague as his form says it all.
We were warned of a hill at 1km but we both sniggered when we saw what they called a hill after yesterdays Alps scaling activities.

The course was 2 laps of 5k, an easily navigable square but a mile of headwind per lap meant you had to work to get through it. At one point I was aware of 3 runners using me as a windbreak (they did not have to be 3 in width
though!!).

Martin looked comfortable and I knew we were on target for what we set our minds to do. Were it not so windy this would be a great pb course and great organisation as well. Well worth another visit – Spencer


Draycote Water Winter 10k – 13 January

Peter Kirkhope 44:33
John Murphy 49:12
Lisa Bragg 53:54
Andy Scruton 55:14
David Tittle 55:33
Kirsty Parker 57:46
Chris Archer 65:50

A windy 10k around Draycote Water, but we all came home clutching our new Coventry Runner headbands. Next one in the series is 10th Feb – Chris


Midland Women’s Cross-Country League Race 3 at Droitwich – 12 January

Northbrook Women – 12th (out of 25)
Northbrook Women Masters – 7th
(out of 21)

8 Natasha White 27:18
76 Cath Fenn 31:22
82 Sarah Duffy 31:50
85 Katherine Plunkett 32:06
90 Enya Tabram 32:25
97 Sally Eason 32:55
118 Eleanor Townsend 33:53
142 Claudie Combelas 35:13
168 Dawn Webb 37:10
185 Julie Cozens 38:13
193 Pia Singh 38:44
233 Verity Crichton 43:50
238 Kelly Parker 44:19
239 Catherine Shepherd 44:19
248 Tracey Williams 45:40
264 Helen Hodge 48:39
272 Jane Stephens 53:18

Birmingham & District Invitation Cross-Country League Race 3 at Droitwich – 12 January

Men’s ‘A’ Team 8th – 337 points, Overall 6th – 827 points
Mens’ ‘B’ Team 4th – 652 points, Overall 4th – 1753 points

18 Stuart Lumsden 39:48
44 Oliver Jones 41:49
56 Liam Mills 42:47
57 Andrew McConville 42:49
77 Craig Slyde 44:04
85 Rob Barry 44:26
93 Richard Hodge 44:49
95 Terry Moynihan 44:55
100 Damian Pharoah 45:12
117 Owen Drage 46:22
122 Tommy Dempsey 46:34
125 Martin McHugh 46:38
137 Spencer Davies 47:19
142 Neil Smith 47:28
154 Tom McNamara 47:55
180 Steve Handy 49:24
181 Simon Jones 49:25
201 Raghbir Sangha 51:05
202 Jon Seed 51:07
206 Mark Parker 51:38
208 Kevin Coughlan 51:49
212 Martin McCrystal 52:02
224 Mark Baker 52:39
231 David Giles 53:16

Full results on Bham League web site

Seventeen women and twenty-four men headed to deepest Droitwich on a cold and windy day for the 3rd cross-country league races for illness-decimated teams. We had no idea that Droitwich had their version of the Alps and that we would be tackling them. The tents were pitched on the top of a cold and chilly hill; if only we had to run back to the top once per lap it would be a good course. That evidently became to be too easy.

The women set off first and the lack of smiling showed the men that this was not going to be an easy task. Natasha led the women home, with great running right throughout the team Some great battles were won and the women did the Sunburst proud, but the lack of smiles and warnings from the finishers were starting to ring alarm bells.

The men lined up and set off, Tommy getting involved in a fall and trying to drag Andy back into it. Stu set the pace, being chased by Oli in his first race of the season. But this was not an easy course. The hills were relentless and our only relief was the army of supporters who abused and encouraged us. The team had a hard task to do and everyone gave everything There are lungs and hearts left on a field in Droitwich and a team performance that sparkles with sunbursts outperforming other sunbursts.

A great team to be involved in and a great run guys and gals. One more to go, both teams heading to the Birmingham district of Gloucester next – Spencer

 


Country to Capital 45 Miles – 12 January

  Liz Pharoah 8:59:00

Centurion Grand Prix 5 Mile, Race 3 – 6 January

10 Steve Turvey 30:54
12 Mike Wheeler 31:36 2nd MV45
14 Natasha White 32:07 1st female
19 Paul Stead 33:14 3rd MV45
20 Craig Slyde 33:22
21 Martin McHugh 33:30 PB
28 Spencer Davies 33:56
35 Peter Kirkhope 34:52
44 Paul Robbins 35:50
45 Richard Hands 35:59
49 Tony Mackness 36:30
51 Sarah Duffy 36:48 PB
54 Cath Fenn 37:06
59 David Mills 37:31
73 Louise Myers 39:03
79 David Giles 40:12
87 Claudie Combelas 41:59
89 Lisa Bragg 43:04
91 Pia Singh 43:25
99 Jo Arden 44:45
102 Katy Davies 42:37
104 Julie Cozens 45:57
124 Chris Archer 52:24
125 Julie Horbury 53:33

Twenty-four Northbrookers headed up the road, the aim to get early points on the doors. We certainly inflated the field on a good running day, with winners and age group placings. Great running by all with battles between ourselves right through the field – Spencer


Warwickshire Cross-Country Championships – 5 January

Northbrook Men -10km

89 Andy McConville 38:13
104 Rory Anderson 38:51
142 Craig Slyde 40:32
161 Rob Barry 41:51
165 Terry Moynihan 41:59
166 Lee McKervy 42:02
167 Liam Mills 42:08
186 Owen Drage 43:10
195 Martin McHugh 43:34
197 Jamie Gould 43:36
209 Spencer Davies 44:05
223 Paul Robbins 44:33
267 Kevin Coughlan 47:24
278 Raghbir Sangha 48:16
283 Mark Baker 48:26
284 Mark Parker 48:45
287 Martin McCrystal 48:52
294 David Mills 49:37
302 David Giles 50:40

Northbrook Women – 6.4km

70 Enya Tabram 26:25
75 Cath Fenn 26:36
127 Eleanor Townsend 29:08
157 Claudie Combelas 31:03
165 Pia Singh 32:11
170 Emily Drage 32:39
175 Helen Morris 32:51
186 Julie Cozens 34:17
187 Lottie Graham 34:17
200 Linda Richards 36:35
204 Louise Slater 37:49
207 Kelly Parker 39:47
208 Jane Stephens 40:32


Senior Women – 9th position
Women Masters – 10th position

Senior Men – 9th position
Men Masters – 10th position

 


Polar Night Half-Marathon – 5 January

165 Adrian Powell 1:46:53
801 Liane Powell 2:33:06

Eight friends and relatives flew out to Tromsø in the Arctic Circle in Norway to run the Polar Night Half Marathon. The race starts in the City square at 3.00pm by which time it is already dark. The course is reasonably flat and runs out along the coast towards the airport before heading back into a biting Arctic for several miles and then back into town. The roads are covered in ice/slush, puddles and badly rutted in places making Yaktrax or similar a must.
Great finishing area with hot drinks and a lovely medal – Adrian


New Years Day Parkrun Double – 1 January

Chris Archer

Witney 32:00
Bicester 29:20

A great start to the new year with a parkrun new year’s day double in Oxfordshire. First a mixed terrain course at Witney to shake off the previous night’s excesses, followed by a quicker run and a course PB at Bicester.