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July 2019

Snowdonia Trail 37 Mile Ultra Marathon – 14 July

  Tony Bowe 9:21:41

Piece of Cake Trail Half-Marathon, Shropshire – 14 July

  Eleanor Townsend 2:38:54

Piece of Cake Trail Marathon, Shropshire – 13 July

  Tony Bowe 5:13:29

Sphinx AC Mile Relays – 11 July

Women’s teams of three

4 Gemma Ross Sarah McNaney Louise Myers 20:59
7 Jo Arden Lisa Bragg Fern Kenny 21:45
12 Sarah McNaney Lottie Graham Leisha Smith 23:25
15 Julie Cozens Ellie Aldridge Pia Singh 24:32
16 Gemma Darby Kirstie Murray Verity Crichton 24:32
18 Antoinette McHugh Caroline Parkinson Charlotte Mills 24:41
20 Dawn Webb Julie Liggett Sara Phipps 24:47
21 Julie Horbury Melissa Armston Lisa Bragg 24:58
28 Allison Smith Ellie Townsend Tracey Cox 26:01
29 Fern Kenny Jane Stephens Pia Singh 26:03

Mixed team of four

1 Adam Brearley Pete Stafford Natasha White Sarah Duffy 24:31

Men’s teams of three

2 Liam Mills Ben Smith Chris Goodman 16:27
7 Owen Drage Jamie Gould Tony Forde 18:09
16 Owen Drage Martin McHugh Jamie Gould 19:31
17 Bret Stokes Joe Kelly Sean Duffy 19:32
18 Adam Brearley Spencer Davies Martin McHugh 19:35
21 David Giles Richard Gould Tim Hughes 19:45
22 Paul Robbins Simon Aldridge Martin Seeley- Davies 19:49
24 David Mills Kyle Beddoe Tommy Dempsey 19:55
25 Ben Tabram Darron Handley Simon Jones 20:06
26 Tom Miller Tommy Dempsey Martin Gavin 20:48
  Raghbir Sangha Peter Kirkhope    

SPENCER DAVIES

 

With big interest in this event it was always going to be a tough one to arrange. With drop outs in record numbers leaving teams decimated meant at least 9 sunbursts stepped up to become heroes and run twice. What did not help on the day was that Sphinx had changed the running order since informing us the night before. I threw a proper tantrum at them stating how half my men would not be present and most of my women would have disappeared before their new race start times. Sphinx obliged and changed what they could.

The night went by so quickly we did not get a chance to cheer everyone and sort out the ever changing teams but the rest of the club kept everyone going. The women set us off and true to the events nature everyone ran out of their skins, great performances from all our women en masse. Then it was the men’s turn, they were releasing them all and I had to rescue one of our who had just nipped to the toilet. It was fast, our teams were chasing hard and being chased at the same time. We flew and managed 2nd in the men’s race behind a very strong Spa team. Then came the mixed team, we had kept these back from the other races so they were fresh and ready. It was quick, Adam setting them off and quickly establishing a position that Sarah could maintain. Natasha stepped up after Sarah and got Pete to start off in 2nd place against a 12 year old Godiva boy. Pete blasted the first 100 metres and soon overtook him. Pete looked confident, the rest of us watched as a Badgers runner was eating the ground up behind him, but the 400 metre start on him that Pete had was enough, just. 1st place and title
retained.
Well done all on a great performance on a great night. it almost all worked out in the end – Spencer


Lutterworth 5-Mile – 7 July

49 Spencer Davies 35:42
201 Dawn Webb 46:16

Sunday saw the sun and 2 of us heading over to Lutterworth. This was a great find, a real happy and friendly atmosphere, plenty of parking, music to get the atmosphere going, and with the weather it was a real treat. As expected once the race was underway I started to melt into the tarmac, but with a nice and gentle 2-mile downhill start this was good. The hills came in the second half but there was nothing horrific.

There was a nice medal to finish. A great event, well organised, well marshalled (9 marshalls out on course is all that it needed) and well attended – Spencer


Challenge Roth Iron Distance Triathlon – Trail Marathon, Germany – 7 July

  Tony Bowe 4:49:06

Leamington Spa Half-Marathon – 7 July

49 Ben Smith 01:28:20  
214 Ian Paterson 01:38:52  
  Ben Tabram 01:44:01  
  David Mills 01:45:52  
570 Catherine Armstrong 01:51:07  
610 Lottie Graham 01:52:12 PB
629 Lisa Bragg 01:52:56  
720 John Murphy 01:55:59  
741 Allison Smith 01:56:51  

Draycote Seven @ Severn 7k – 7 July

11 Darren Taplin 27:31
12 Chris Goodman 27:39
106 Lottie Graham 37:59
110 Kirstie Murray 38:15
123 Andy Scruton 38:40
248 Jane Stephens 46:34

Black Country Trail Half-Marathon – 6 July

  Pia Singh 2:00:00

Warwickshire Open Graded Series 1 Mile – 3 July

  Oliver Jones 4:58
  Stuart Lumsden 5:01
  Darren Taplin 5:50

The 3rd race in the Warwickshire Open Graded track series included a 1 mile race. The opportunity to join the great British athletes and join the ‘sub 4’ club meant that three Northbrookers entered the event. Can’t speak for the rest of the guys that entered but I was coughing up lactic acid for about 2 hours after I finished. Funnily enough – a very flat and fast course. Who knew? – Oliver