Archive for the ‘Club Champs’ Category

Marsden 10 Challenge

Posted: Monday, June 10th, 2013

On Sunday 9th of June the next race in the club championship was run, the Marsden 10 mile Challenge. There was a big turn out of runners from Meltham AC and some competitive inter club running with 6 runners finishing within 4 minutes of one another. Andy Whitworth was our fastest runner finishing in 1:08:36 to claim 9th place. Followed by Penny Ditchfield in 1:13:46, claiming 3rd female place. There were some good results for others as well notably Christian Lloyd who beat his previous time by 8 mins and Adele Tayles who beat her previous best by 7 mins. Full results can be found here.

 

Once again a big thank you to Andrew Thrippleton for sharing his fantastic photos with us.

 

Dovestone Diamond

Posted: Friday, May 31st, 2013

The next race in the Meltham Championship, The Dovestone Diamond was run on Wednesday 29th May. Meltham AC were well represented with 12 members in the race. After lots of rain for a couple of days before the race, the course was quiet wet and muddy. First Meltham AC runner was Graeme Lee who took Mark Cope’s place at the last minute, in 47:44, followed by Steve Perren and Paul Elliott. Well done also to Adele Tayles who came in first  in her category. Full results and pictures can be found here.

 

 

A big thank you to Jason and Colin for hosting a great friendly event, which was well organised with excellent marshalling. Catering and real ale available at the finish.

 

Meltham AC Club Dinner

Posted: Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Meltham Ac held it’s annual club dinner on Friday 16th of March at the Meltham Golf club. Thank you to Ruth Thomas and Gilly Markham for organising such a great event again for the club, which is great for catching up with old and new friends and throughly enjoyed by everyone. The Bamforth trophy for an outstanding contribution to the club in the past year was awarded to Penny Ditchfield who broke the Meltham Ladies 10k record, at Dewsbury in 38’55 a fantastic achievement.

Road Runners 10k and Club Champs Final Results

Posted: Sunday, March 13th, 2011

The Huddersfield Road Runners 10k on the 27th February was the traditional final race on the Meltham AC Club Championships calendar, and so was the last opportunity to accumulate points towards the main Club and Handicap Championships.

The race itself saw a clear victory for Holmfirth’s Matthew Pierson in a time of 34.05, and in the women’s race victory was for Amy Green of Keighley & Craven AC in 39.54.  Full results can be found on the Huddersfield Road Runners website.  Meltham AC had an excellent numer of finishers, 17 in total, and their times and positions are listed below:

  • 10 0.37.57 Rob James M 06:06.3 4/106
  • 22 0.39.55 Matthew Dillingham M 06:25.3 9/106
  • 53 0.43.27 Mick Lunn M40 06:59.4 9/60
  • 79 0.44.47 Chris Oldfield M35 07:12.3 13/51
  • 80 0.44.47 Raymond McArthur M55 07:12.3 2/25
  • 114 0.46.42 John Hobbs M65 07:30.8 1/6
  • 128 0.47.34 Nigel Thomas M50 07:39.2 9/33
  • 141 0.48.12 Paul Elliott M45 07:45.3 15/39
  • 164 0.49.08 Mike Harrison M50 07:54.3 14/33
  • 179 0.49.41 Hayley Lomas F35 07:59.6 6/30
  • 199 0.51.10 Mark Cope M40 08:13.9 35/60
  • 201 0.51.14 Susan Heap F45 08:14.6 1/20
  • 219 0.51.51 Jeffrey Taylor M70 08:20.5 1/4
  • 286 0.55.08 Martin Sturdy M50 08:52.2 21/33
  • 316 0.56.29 Fiona McArthur F55 09:05.2 4/9
  • 348 0.57.48 Robert Page M60 09:17.9 11/15
  • 435 1.04.30 Hannah Spring F35 10:22.6 25/30

The Club Championships were thus concluded and the final and full results can be viewed now.  The winners of each Championship were announced as follows:

Ladies Champion                                              -              Sue Heap
Men Champion                                                 -              Ray McArthur
 
Ladies Champion (Handicap)                       -              Fiona McArthur
Men’s Champion (Handicap)                       -              Mick Lunn
 
Ladies Fell Champion                                      -              Gilly Markham
Men Fell Champion                                         -              Ray McArthur
 
Ladies Fell Champion (Handicap)               -              Fiona McArthur
Men’s Fell Champion (Handicap)               -              Andy Hargreaves
 
Team Champions                                             -              Chris Oldfield, Matt Dillingham, Andy Tyack

Holmfirth 15

Posted: Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

The fog descended on the runners for the Holmfirth 15mile race this weekend, but this gave perfect conditions with no breeze and no rain.  The course involved the traditional small loop around Holmfirth High School and then two large laps of the New Mill/Honley/Holmfirth circuit.

The race was won by Holmfirth’s own Dave Watson in a time of 1hr 23min57 comfortably ahead of the field, with Bridget Coomber again the clear winner in women’s race in 1hr 40min23.  Full results can be found at: http://www.ukresults.net/2010/holmfirth15.html

Meltham’s finishers were as follows:

  • 12 Matt Dillingham M   01:37:19
  • 77 Mick Lunn M40   01:54:09
  • 107 Mark Cope M40   02:03:04
  • 110 Sue Heap F45  02:03:46
  • 116 Jon Burdon F35  02:04:27
  • 129 Gilly Markham F50    02:10:33
  • 157 Helen-Marie Krugger F   02:24:52

September & October Results

Posted: Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Yorkshireman Full & Half Marathon – 12th September

Full Marathon

  • 75  Mick Lunn MV40  4.48.47
  • 99  Sue Heap     FV45  5.08.07

Half Marathon

  • 56 Ray McArthur MV55 2.08.58
  • 98 Melanie Sykes F 2.19.54
  • 112 Andy Hargreaves MV55 2.24.02
  • 127 Penny Ditchfield F 2.26.52
  • 128 Hayley Lomas F 2.26.53
  • 170 Gilly Markham FV50 2.35.50
  • 217 Fiona McArthur FV55 2.52.10
  • 243 Alison Hargreaves FV45 3.13.56

Ravenstones Fell Race – 2nd October

  • 24 Ray McArthur M55 01:32:15
  • 37 Andy Hargreaves M55 01:38:11
  • 48 Mick Lunn M40 01:41:57
  • 49 Sue Heap F45 01:42:01
  • 52 Gilly Markham F50 01:46:01
  • 58 Mike Harrison M50 01:51:38
  • 70 Fiona McArthur F55 02:11:53

Wharfedale Half Marathon

Posted: Sunday, June 13th, 2010

On Saturday 5th June, several club members competed in the Wharfedale Off-Road Half Marathon, gaining themselves points for the Club Championship.  This 13 mile fell race, which starts and finishes at Wharfedale Rugby Club, in Threshfield, takes in some of Wharfedale’s finest scenery following well established footpaths including the Dalesway and Mastiles Lane.  The event was won in a time of 1hr 34min 27sec by Bob Addey, with the leading female competitor, Holly Williams, completing the course in 1hr 50min 16sec.

The race for Championship points was again keenly fought between Ray McArthur and Mick Lunn, with Ray finishing just a minute clear, although both were comfortably under the 2hr mark.  Gilly took full points in the female section with a 2hr 15min clocking.  Full results can be found here.

 
Pos
Name
Category
Time
  
 
28
Raymond McArthur
MV55
01:57:13
 
 
30
Mick Lunn
MV40
01:58:16
 
 
64
Mike Harrison
MV45
02:10:22
 
 
88
Gilly Markham
FV50
02:15:18
 
 
111
Sue Heap
FV45
02:21:29
 
 
134
Martin Sturdy
MV50
02:29:01
 
 
144
Fiona McArthur
FV55
02:36:14
 
 
mp
Alison Hargreaves
FV45
02:46:10

Summer Handicap Results

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

The first of the season’s club events, the Summer Handicap was expected to be a pleasant evening dash through some mid-May sunshine … but instead it wasn’t far off the temperature of the previous Winter Handicap!  That didn’t stop 28 runners complete the course up to Netherton and back.  An amazing turnout, saying that the club membership only just touches 50, and with several members either time-keeping, supporting or pretending to be local paparazzi.

Summer Handicap 2010 - Club Photo

 

The event was won by new-boy Sam Philpot by a massive margin of over 2 and a half minutes, making sure his future handicapping will be much more punishing.  However, the club were delighted to gain another excellent prospect for the upcoming Joe Percy event – ample compensation for an easily won trophy.  Ruth Thomas came home 2nd in a personal time of 33.30, with similarly-handicapped Helen Hunter 3rd.

Summer Handicap - Winners

Full results:

    Handicap Time Actual Time
1 Sam Philpot 36.55 34.55
2 Ruth Thomas 39.30 33.30
3 Helen Hunter 39.41 33.41
4 Pam Coombes 40.33 38.33
5 Andy Tyack 40.34 28.34
6 Andy Whitworth 40.36 25.06
7 Sharon Whitworth 40.55 40.55
8 Andy Hargreaves 41.05 32.05
9 Matt Dillingham 41.08 26.38
10 Andy Beardsley 41.15 27.45
11 Alison Hargreaves 41.19 39.19
12 Wayne Hancock 41.29 41.29
13 Nigel Thomas 41.33 31.33
14 Mick Lunn 41.42 30.42
15 John Hobbs 41.45 30.45
16 Chris Oldfield 41.55 29.55
17 Richard Beaumont 42.01 31.01
18 Dave Taylor 42.13 29.13
19 Giles Bailey 42.40 30.40
20 Benny Tyas 42.43 32.43
21 Gilly Markham 42.44 36.44
22 Rob James 42.50 27.20
23 Graham Sykes 42.52 29.52
24 Jeff Taylor 43.06 35.06
25 Bob Page 43.44 38.44
26 Hannah Spring 44.22 40.52
27 Martin Sturdy 44.35 37.35
28 Helen Jordan 47.20 45.20

 

The excellent evening was rounded off with pie and peas at the Community Centre with eyes now looking forward to a strong showing at the Joe Percy event, now with over 20 team members signed up for this annual invitational event.

Bluebell Trail Race

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Sunday 2nd May saw the annual Bluebell Trail Race take place, encompassing a challenging loop through Greetland, Halifax and Southowram.  The event, organised by Stainland Lions, was also part of the Club Championship and was well attended by many Meltham AC runners, seeing as so many have either just completed the London Marathon, or are in training for the Edinburgh Marathon.   

Although the morning was a bit on the chilly side, all the runners were brought to boiling-point by the demon climb up Trooper Lane.  This part-cobbled lane, situated around the 4 mile marker, scaled 570 feet in just over half a mile, and didn’t spare much for the remainder of the course.  At the bottom of the climb, Dave Watson of Holmfirth Harriers already had about a 2 minute lead on the rest of the field and he went on to comfortably win the 10.3 mile race in a time of 1:05:20.  Andy Whitworth was the leading Meltham AC runner in 8th in a time of 1:12:14, with Matt Dillingham two and a half minutes behind in 12th.   

The race had an excellent turnout with over 400 finishers and each and every one completing the final challenge of traversing the River Calder just before the finish line.  Full results can be found here and the Meltham finishers were as follows:     

 
  • 8 1:12:14 380 Andy Whitworth M Meltham AC M40 M 4 07:00.8 4/53 8 4 – M40
  • 12 1:14:50 332 Matthew Dillingham M Meltham AC M M 6 07:15.9 6/91 12 6 – M
  • 56 1:23:26 26 Raymond McArthur M Meltham AC M55 M 2 08:06.0 2/27 56 2 – M55
  • 113 1:29:50 70 Mick Lunn M Meltham AC M40 M 26 08:43.3 26/53 109 26 – M40
  • 159 1:35:13 399 Fran Whitworth F Meltham AC F40 F 6 09:14.7 6/23 16 6 – F40
  • 214 1:41:59 95 Sue Heap F Meltham AC F45 F 5 09:54.1 5/28 30 5 – F45
  • 217 1:42:17 363 Jeffrey Taylor M Meltham AC M70 M 1 09:55.8 1/3 187 1 – M70
  • 229 1:43:55 25 Fiona McArthur F Meltham AC F55 F 2 10:05.3 2/8 35 2 – F55
  • 254 1:47:49 89 Martin Sturdy M Meltham AC M50 M 29 10:28.1 29/41 210 29 – M50
  • 325 1:58:06 39 Alison Hargreaves F Meltham AC F45 F 19 11:28.0 19/28 80 19 – F45
  • 359 2:04:11 292 Anne Tinsdeall F Meltham AC F40 F 18 12:03.4 18/23 106 18 – F40 

Idle Trail Race added to Calendar

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

With the removal of the Oldham Half Marathon from the Club Championship, it has been decided that the Idle Trail Race on the 1st August 2010 will be a perfect replacement. The 10k course has been praised by club members over recent years, and should benefit from some well needed summer warmth.  This is a pre-entry only event, and all race and entry information are online via the link.  The John Schofield online entry is not currently available, but there’s plenty of time for entries.