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Huddersfield road Runners 10k

Posted: Monday, February 24th, 2014

On Sunday 23rd February 13 Meltham AC runners competed in the Huddersfield Road Runners 10K, the last race in this years championship. This is the traditional last race in the championship and a tough race that has three stiff hills in it. The race was won by Simon Cook in 35:54, first for Meltham was Andy Whitworth in a great 9th place in 38:34. First Meltham lady was Adele Tayles in 52:56, full results can be found here

 

The Trigger 2014

Posted: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

On Sunday 12th of January 4 Meltham runners attempted The Trigger race from Marsden to Edale. Here is Jeff Miller’s account of his race and how when your last your still a winner. As Kipling famously wrote:-

“If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’”

Like Elvis and Bjork it only needs the one name to conjure up a thousand myths…but seriously, how hard can it be?  Steve ran it last year and said never again, but he’s signed up again so there must be something going on…Andy and Christian are keen too and I really enjoy running with them, so…

Let’s break it down –

Marsden to Black Hill – been there a hundred times, it’s a Sunday run classic…

Black Hill to Crowden – only half the Crowden Horseshoe – easy…

Crowden to Snake Pass via Bleaklow – Looks steep at first on the map, but once you’re up there it must be plain sailing…

Snake Pass to Edale – Practically the Pennine Way, so how hard can that be…

My mind was made up, application in and recce runs booked – it’s Trigger time!

 

I arrive at 7.45am Sunday 14th to the Marsden Cricket Club and the throng is good, plenty of people, all looking fitter than me, and although it’s cold, the weather looks clear.  I meet up with Andy and Nick before kit check and picking up my number, 56. I’ve written some split times on my hand, but keeping it to myself that I’m aiming for 5 hours. Plenty of chatter as time passes, Christian arrives and we see Steve apparently cutting it fine for check in, or maybe just more experienced!  Feeling good, we all start to congregate outside for a bit of a warm up (not too much, there’s plenty of miles to go) when we get a final safety briefing, herded to a hole in a fence and then we’re off!

A precession snake down to the reservoirs, where we spot the ever enthusiastic Tina cheering us all on, I wave back, happy-go-lucky…the weather has turned warm and I tuck away my hat as we keep a good pace up to Wessenden Head.  I try a cheeky short cut at the Head, bursting up the grassy left instead of the normal path, but it backfires as the pack dive across the moorland instead of heading up to the road and I find myself stuck in style queue, before leaping a barbed wire fence and charging up to the road.

Black Hill was a big concern for ice, but to be honest it was much better than expected, and even the tight ups and downs were not too bad despite still being packed in.  Once we started the main drag up to the top I caught up with Christian and we nattered a bit to the first Check Point, before heading off the PW to find a quick line straight down the middle.  As I was settling into my own pace (only 5 minutes off sub 5 hour target time) and letting Christian go off in front, I spotted Steve following a fantastic line over the tops and picking up loads of places.  I knew that I was slower on the big descents, so I slipped into a good rhythm and before long was through the valley and speeding along a fairly decent path to Crowden.  A nice little detour through some trees instead of a car park, a wave to Nick, and I was over the road and through Check Point 2.  Only a couple of minutes behind Steve and Christian and pretty much on pace target, I was feeling good enough to slow down for a swig of drink, and then up to the foot of Lawrence Edges…

…where I made a massive mistake.

 

I had recce’d this a few times and found a nice line under the pylons, still tough, but looked to bring me round to Bleaklow quicker.  I had mentioned this to Steve ages ago and he told me I was wrong, and to follow up the fence line, super steep, but the traditional line.  As I approached the dry stone wall I can see everyone, clue: EVERYONE, following the fence line; but not me…I stick to my guns and head, all alone, to my own line.  I can see runners above me, but I’m still sure that by attacking my line I will cut them off and meet up with the pack at Bleaklow.  As I climb I can feel the temperature dropping, and the wind increasing and when I reach the tops there it is – snow.  Not masses, but enough to change the look of everything from previous trips, so compass out, head SSW and away.  But it’s tough, really tough.  The ground is horrible, cold, claggy and deceptive, and the air temperature has really dropped.  The blue skies we left at Wessenden are a memory, this is like a different day, and I’m here all alone, cold and wishing I’d stayed with the pack.  I carry on for about twenty minutes before I first spy the fence that will put me on course for Bleaklow, but I’ve lost a lot of energy and the cold has gotten into my legs with the first twinges of cold cramps….over the fence and push onto the summit where I take a Jelly Baby from a very cheery Mountain Rescue man who tells me I’m doing just fine and the pack aren’t that far in front.  I look out to High shelf though and see no pack, so nothing left but to carry on and see where I end up, although for some reason I struggle to find the line and start zig zagging a bit, which is when Andy Lang comes bouncing past with words of encouragement.  With his bright red coat I have a clear reference, but what’s with the legs?  No gas??? Already????

Up through Check Point 3 we turn to see Snake Pass on the horizon, but again with the snow the line is hard to find and by the time my feet touch back on the PW Andy has gone on before me.  I grit in, knowing that my mates are at Check Point 4, and it’s not too long before I hear their encouraging cheers.  I try to push through, but no more gears so I pull up at the gate and am treated to cake and a magnificent cup of hot sugar water.  This both helps and makes me realise just how cold it has become.  I’m 45 minutes behind schedule and 20 minutes behind Christian and Steve, so my LE line really hurt…but hey, crack on, over half way and the worst of the climbing done, although I’m so engrossed in my hot water I need Nick to give me a polite nudge to get on with it!

Over the road and onto Mill Hill, 30 mins tops and we’re flying…but no.  Two things hit and hit hard – the PW flagstones are like polished glass and I’m struck hard with cramps in both legs, slowing me down to little more than jogging, whilst looking up at the clouds and mist descending rapidly around me.  Andy’s red beacon jacket disappears into the mist and I am alone again, struggling to get a rhythm and it takes forever to get to the final big climb up to the last Check Point.  I know where they should be, and I can hear their radios crackling away about idiot Fell Runners no doubt, but I don’t see them until I’m all but on top of them.  I have lost both contact lenses by now, but the visibility is getting quite serious.  I take words of encouragement and head back down to the PW, which took seemingly forever to refind, and set about for Kinder Downfall.  The path was clear, thankfully, because I’m down to 20ft tops for visibility, no other runners and eerily quiet…

As I reach the river itself I stop to get my compass out when from behind another runner appears, who is also suffering from cramp and energy loss.  We stop for a quick drink and energy bar before ploughing up river, which was realistically running through thin ice that breaks under foot and leaves you frozen solid from shin down.  Happy to see the big cairn, I know we are on the way in, but now what?  Visibility down to a few feet at best, no chance of picking out visual landmarks that had been stored from previous recce’s, and the bogs treacherous.  We try and pick a line, aiming SE all the way when I go knee deep with my right leg and shin deep with my left.  I must have looked terrified as Daz reassured me he wouldn’t leave without me, and I set about digging my legs out, as no amount of pulling would free them.  Officially miserable now, we keep plodding SE, but it’s just not happening, nothing looks right, visibility is really concerning and it’s just starting to darken…and then we come across a river.  Have we circled back to the Kinder??  Surely not, but Daz suddenly wants to follow it North!  No, North is bad, North can only be bad…keep pushing south!  So we agree to follow the river south and see where we come out, when suddenly Daz recognises where we are…at the top of Grinds Brook.  I take assurance he is right, but he then explains that we will have to descend a waterfall that really people only ever climb up…I remind him at this point that I really can’t see too well, and he reminds me that it’s getting dark!  We scrambled down as fast as we could, and found a path that Daz reaffirms will take us to Edale…and when we passed through a gate I had never been happier – ‘Civilisation’ I said as we passed through, Daz laughed and we both agreed we would not die today…when suddenly my emergency phone rang.  People were worried, but I explained where we were and who I was with and that we were maybe 30 mins from the finish line.  A burst of adrenaline helped us run back into Edale where the Meltham contingent where waiting for my safe return.  With much back slapping, and some well needed water and energy bar from Andy and Christian I had crossed the line in 7hrs 14, over 2 hours over target time, and  last of the Meltham runners.

The tea and jacket spud were as much of a blur as my eyesight, which was like looking through tissue paper, when we heard the last runners were in and accounted for (so at least I wasn’t last!).  Bundled into a car and home for bath, soup and Sherlock, by the end of which my eyesight had thankfully started to clear (I later discovered that at least three other runners were struck by the same blurring of vision).

So, let’s not quibble – the Trigger is tough.  Physically and mentally that is one heck of a race, but as I type this up two days after, with achy knees, bruised feet and (still) dry eyes, I would do it again…it’s addictive.  If you break it down it is simply so much bigger than the sum of its parts, but also the smallest of decisions will have the biggest consequences – stick with the pack!!!

See you on the start line….

Park Run Huddersfield Mob Run

Posted: Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Meltham AC had a good turn out at the Huddersfield Park Run today 09/11/13. It was a “Mob run” where local teams are invited to put out teams of runners. There were 15 Meltham AC runners and one dog, 5 of whom achieved PB runs! Overall there were 612 runners making it the biggest Huddersfield Park Run to date. Club captain Andy Whitworth ran a fantastic time of 17:06 well done to him, still leading from the front. Husband and wife team, Fiona and Ray McArthur both got PB times as did Christian Lloyd and Gilly Markham. Well done all runners great day out.

Full results click here.

 

Cop Hill Fell Race 2013

Posted: Saturday, November 9th, 2013

146 runners completed the 2013 Cop Hill Fell Race in extremely wet and muddy conditions.

Gavin Mulholland of Stainland was first home in an impressive time of 39:20 , followed by Richard Pattinson of Pudsey & Bramley in 40:25 . Nigel Armitage of Pudsey Pacers was third in 40:41.First lady was Barbara Hinchcliffe of Holmfirth in 55:42.  Holmfirth won both the Male and Female Team Prizes.

http://www.run247.com/articles/article-4374-weekend-review%3A-november-2-%26-3%2C-2013.html

Full race results are shown below :

POSITION

NAME

CLUB

TIME

1

GAVIN MULHOLLAND STAINLAND LIONS 39.20

2

RICHARD PATTINSON PUDSEY AND BRAMLEY 40.25

3

NIGEL ARMITAGE PUDSEY PACERS 40.41

4

JONNY McLEAN HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 42.14

5

KEVIN DOYLE KIMBERWORTH STRIDERS 42.24

6

DANIEL SHAW HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 42.33

7

DAMIAN KILPIN PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 42.39

8

PAWEL CIESLIK POLAND TEAM 42.53

9

DARREN BURNLEY PUDSEY PACERS 42.55

10

TOM KAYE U/A 43.01

11

JAMES DURRANS HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 43.27

12

CHRIS JACKSON GLOSSOPDALE 43.37

13

TIM GREENALD EAST CHESHIRE HARRIERS 43.57

14

SHAW DIMELOW WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 44.04

15

NATHAN CROSSLEY HORSFORTH HARRIERS 44.12

16

DAN STEWART HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 44.23

17

MICK QUINN PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 44.32

18

RICHARD MACKIE PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 44.47

19

BARRY ATKINSON YORK KNAVESMIRE HARRIERS 44.52

20

TOM BURNS U/A 45.07

21

COLIN EARL KIMBERWORTH STRIDERS 45.13

22

MELVIN WALLACE BARNSLEY AC 45.16

23

CHRIS BEADLE HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 45.24

24

SHAUN WALKER PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 45.35

25

GLYNN PARDY DEWSBURY ROAD RUNNERS 45.36

26

HELEN BERRY HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 45.47

27

ANDREW DAVIS STEEL CITY STRIDERS 45.59

28

GARETH HUMPHRIES HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 46.02

29

HOWARD DARWIN ROTHERHAM HARRIERS 46.07

30

TOM SHELTON WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 46.16

31

ROBERT SAMUELS PUDSEY PACERS 46.47

32

DEAN CLARK CALDER VALLEY 47.05

33

LOUIS TAUB BRIGHTON AND HOVE CITY AC 47.07

34

CHRIS GORSE WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 47.30

35

RICHARD SAMPLE SADDLEWORTH 47.35

36

STEVE STOREY PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 47.44

37

ADI BAKER DARK PEAK 47.50

38

BRUCE HUMPHREY ALTRINGHAM AND DIST. AC 47.55

39

ROBERT BOLTON FRA 47.57

40

FIONA DAVIS KINGSTONE RUNNERS 48.21

41

KEITH LONG DEWSBURY ROAD RUNNERS 48.25

42

PHILIP WOOD U/A 48.29

43

JON HOWARD WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 48.37

44

NEIL BOWMER SWALEDALE ROAD RURRERS 48.50

45

MICK CHAMBERS SALTAIRE STRIDERS 48.59

46

MIKE DOUGLAS WARRINGTON TRIATHLON 49.03

47

PAUL FEARNS HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 49.04

48

STEVE SANDERS PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 49.04

49

CHRIS OLDFIELD U/A 49.05

50

MATRTIN BOOTH PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 49.05

51

MARTIN LOCKE WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 49.21

52

NEV SMITH WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 49.57

53

PAUL GEE PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 50.11

54

KEELAN SERJEANT HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 50.16

55

P STANLEY PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 50.22

56

JOHN SPENCER ROTHERHAM HARRIERS 50.26

57

TIM BROOKE PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 50.36

58

MATTHEW JONES ROTHERHAM HARRIERS 50.38

59

MICHAEL TOMAN ROSSENDALE HARRIERS 50.54

60

JAMES SHEARD SADDLEWORTH 50.55

61

PHILIP MARTIN HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 50.56

62

KERRY STORRAR BARNSLEY AC 50.57

63

CRAIG SPENCER KIMBERWORTH STRIDERS 51.05

64

JEFFREY NORMAN ALTRINGHAM AND DIST. AC 51.06

65

RICH McLEOD HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 51.13

66

BARRIE WAIN WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 51.37

67

BRYAN PARKINSON BINGLEY HARRIERS 51.59

68

JOHN FACAN U/A 52.28

69

BLAIR GARRETT CALDER VALLEY 52.39

70

SIMON WARD WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 52.44

71

ALAN BOCKING CHESHIRE HILL RACERS 52.55

72

GORDON KILROY WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 53.04

73

STEVE DICKENSON PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 53.07

74

ROB KERSEY HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 53.17

75

JENNI MUSTON WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 53.17

76

MARTIN WRIGHT STADIUM RUNNERS 53.22

77

PETER COVEY BINGLEY HARRIERS 53.46

78

BROOK CHAMBERS STAINLAND LIONS 53.56

79

NEIL HINDLE FRA 54.04

80

DAVID HENNESSY WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 54.06

81

NOEL BANFIELD WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 54.14

82

GRAHAM WARD-THOMPSON WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 54.29

83

ROB BOLAM WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 54.35

84

PETER CRUIKSHANKS WAKEFIELD HARRIERS 55.02

85

BARBARA HINCHLIFFE HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 55.42

86

GARY DEAN PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 55.45

87

ANTHONY WESTON DENBTDALE TRAVELLERS 55.53

88

LESLEY FISHER BURNDON ROAD RUNNERS 56.01

89

JEAN SHOTTER HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 56.20

90

JULIO D’ESCRIVEN HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 56.31

91

MONTY ADKINS U/A 56.36

92

BEVERLEY SMITH HORSFORTH HARRIERS 56.47

93

CAROLINE WARRINGTON YORK KNAVESMIRE HARRIERS 56.50

94

MALCOLM COLES VALLEY STRIDERS 56.55

95

IAN BITHELL YORK KNAVESMIRE HARRIERS 57.02

96

ANDREW PIG STADIUM RUNNERS 57.07

97

DAVID FOSTER PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 57.15

98

LEE BRIDEGWATER U/A 57.57

99

ANGELA PATTINSON HORSFORTH HARRIERS 58.08

100

Dr STEVE CLEVERLEY U/A 58.22

101

CRAIG SHAW STADIUM RUNNERS 58.32

102

M40 FELLANDALE 58.36

103

CLARE ASH HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 58.46

104

ANDREW WATERS BARNSLEY AC 58.49

105

WILLIAM MURGATROYD U/A 59.32

106

NEIL MIDGLEY HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 59.45

107

IAN WATSON U/A 59.46

108

GRAHAM BREEZE WHARFEDALE HARRIERS 59.57

109

PAUL FRYERS PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 60.35

110

ANNA SYKES WAKEFIELD HARRIERS 61.19

111

EMMA STEAD PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 61.23

112

TRISH MELLOR PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 61.30

113

STEVE HEWITT HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 61.31

114

MADELEINE WATSON WHARFEDALE HARRIERS 61.43

115

BILL HUNTER HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 61.48

116

LINDA EDMONDSON WREKIN R R 61.52

117

LINDSAY HURST U/A 62.14

118

ROBERT INNES PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 62.18

119

ROS BLACKMORE SWALEDALE ROAD RURRERS 62.24

120

IAN MANNERS MANCHESTER YMCA HARRIERS 62.39

121

EVA SLADE WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 63.30

122

GAIL TOMBS ABBEY RUNNERS 63.51

123

SIMON EDWARDS HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 63.57

124

LINDA HAYLES CALDER VALLEY 64.00

125

K JAGGER STAINLAND LIONS 65.02

126

JANE COCKERTON PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 65.25

127

PAUL PARKIN PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 65.40

128

SARAH CLOUGH PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 65.45

129

RAY BROWN PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 65.50

130

BARBARA HAIGH PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 67.07

131

TONY SHEPHERD HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 68.19

132

FIONA EARL KIMBERWORTH STRIDERS 68.19

133

ANDREW NOBLE WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 68.20

134

CLAIRE SPENCER KIMBERWORTH STRIDERS 68.20

135

ANNIE LIGHTOWLER PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 69.51

136

PETER McCORMICK HALIFAX HARRIERS 69.52

137

JILL DAVIS PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 73.00

138

HELEN BOTTOM WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 73.15

139

GARETH WILLIAMS WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 73.30

140

HAZEL NOBLE U/A 73.50

141

JAMES NEAH WAKEFIELD TRIATHLON 75.10

142

LOUISE GALVIN U/A 75.14

143

JIM SOMMERVILLE HOLMFIRTH HARRIERS 75.39

144

JOHN SPENCER PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 76.33

145

SUE HIGHAM PENISTONE FOOTPATH RUNNERS 78.05

146

ROB HUBBARD U/A 80.02

 

 

 

Cop Hill Race 2013

Posted: Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Race ResultsPhotosVideo

Oldham Half Marathon 2013

Posted: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

The latest race on the club championship was the Oldham half marathon on Sunday 20th October. It was a warm day with the odd threat of rain in the air. Six members of the club turned up to run this tough course over some steep hills:- Dan Wilkinson, Gilly Markham, Christian Lloyd, Adele Tayles, Jeff Miller and Andy Lang. Christian came in first with a great time of 1:43:49 closely followed by Jeff Miller in 1:44:20. Andy Lang came in next 2mins faster than last year in 1:49:16 followed by Adele Tayles in 1:56:15 and Gilly Markam in 1:57:43. Dan Wilkinson finished in a very credible 2:04:32. Full results can be found here. Oldham Half Marathon photos kindly supplied by Steve Bateson Photography/runningpix.co.uk if you want larger prints or other photos from the Oldham Half Marathon please order them from him.

 

In the Bridlington Half Marathon on the same day Penny Ditchfield ran 1:33:04 and was the second female runner. Great time Penny.

Keswick Trail Race

Posted: Monday, September 9th, 2013

The next event on our championship was the Keswick trail race on Saturday 7th September. Ten members of Meltham AC made the trip up to the Lake District to compete in this tough fell race. The weather was variable with warm sunshine followed by showers which were quite refreshing during the race.

The whole team produced some great results, in particular Graeme Lee who finish in the top ten. Tina Crowe who managed to get under the 1:30:00 mark on her first run with the club and Dan Wilkinson who put in a strong performance despite twisting his ankle the Tuesday before and broke his target of 1:30:00.

  1. 1:09:09     Graeme Lee
  2. 1:13:00     Steve Perrin
  3. 1:13:47     Paul Elliott
  4. 1:15:49     Christian Lloyd
  5. 1:19:09     Jeff Miller
  6. 1:22:00     Andy Lang
  7. 1:25:13     Mike Harrison
  8. 1:27:54     Dan Wilkinson
  9. 1:29:53     Tina Crowe
  10. 1:31:49     Nick Thompson

As is now becoming something of a Lakeland trails tradition, cakes and buns were supplied by Nick, Graeme and Andy for the social afterwards.

Cakes after the Keswick trail race

 

Cinnamon Lodge Chase 2013

Posted: Sunday, August 18th, 2013

The Cinnamon Lodge chase organised by Meltham AC was run on Wednesday 14th August 2013. This is a trail race approximately 10k across the fields of Meltham, Helme and South Crosland. Although there was light rain at the start, unlike last year the course was mostly dry. Andy Swift of Penistone Footpath Runners lead from the start and won with over one and a half minutes lead. Fastest lady was Margeret Sykes of Holmfirth Harriers in 42:25 also with over one and half minutes over her nearest rival.

A big thank you to Stainland Lions for such an impressive turn out with 27 runners attending

Full results can be found here.

Blair Garrett shared some excellent photos of the event with us which can be seen here

Thank you to everyone who turned up to marshall the event and to Mike Harrison for his great work organising the event again this year.

Millbrook Monster 2013

Posted: Thursday, August 1st, 2013

The next race in the Championship, the Millbrook Monster, was run by Adele Tayles, Steve Perren, Christian Lloyd, Jeff Miller and Nick Thompson. Congratulations to Adele Tayles who won the FV45 category.

The weather was terrible on the drive over to Stalybridge, low cloud after an afternoon of torrential rain meant a soggy race was inevitable. However, the weather gods were smiling upon us and it was dry at the start line and all Meltham runners congregated to discuss tactics and what our predicted times were. Some said they were hoping just to get round whilst others had a specific time in mind based on last year or similar courses. 

Then we were off, up the hill and then up some more, with an occasional bit of flat to keep us motivated. Then at 2km the climbing was relentless, from 200m elevation up to 375m negotiating rocky paths and tracks. The only chance of rest was if you were lucky enough to have people queuing up in front of you at the stile.

There was a rocky descent down to the well-earned drinks station at Lower Swineshaw Reservoir. 5km to go and a change of terrain meant there was a fast tarmac descent back down to 150m elevation and back into civilisation.

Through numerous puddles and groups of cheering spectators we saw the 2km to go sign – but the worst was still to come. On tired legs we had to negotiate “The Steps” through the woods (which were described by many as evil). At last, the 400m to go marshall assured us she was telling the truth and a nice downhill finish was ahead of us.

The last Meltham runner was in and then it was off to the chippy for our well earned free chip butty. Christian declined his after suffering from a stitch for most of the run after his “onion ring revenge” and Steve was a little reluctant to hand in his running number in exchange for his chip butty. But we all stood outside, chip butties in hand swapping war stories about the evening.

 

For Full results click here

Summer Handicap 2013

Posted: Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
Well done to everyone participating in the Summer Handicap last night.

A good win for Richard Beaumont followed closely by Mark Hoath and Dan Wilkinson. Very kind of Jeff to let them take the honours, but by all accounts he made them work hard for it!

There was a good battle for 7th place with only 30 seconds separating Nick Thomson, Giles, John, Adele, Susi and Gilly.

A brief respite for the timers before the busiest minute of the night as Helen held off 11 other runners including Andy Whitworth, fastest runner of the night. Well done Helen – it must have felt like you were being chased by half of Huddersfield.

Well done also to Amanda who held an alternative run but managed to find her way back eventually!

Thanks to Graham and Wendy for doing the timings – especially that 17th minute.

Thanks to Graeme Lee for sorting out the handicaps, always a tricky job.


MELTHAM AC SUMMER HANDICAP

16TH JULY 2013

 

 

  Runner

Handicap

Actual Time

Adjusted Time

Finish Position

1st

Richard Beaumont (26:15)

7:00

20:48

13:48

9th

2nd

Mark Hoath

7:30

21:30

14:00

10th

3rd

Daniel Wilkinson

9:00

23:08

14:08

13th

4th

Jeff Taylor (27:19)

9.00

23:38

14:38

17th

5th

David Sadler

9.00

23:57

14:57

18th

6th

Gary Spivy

9.00

24:08

15:08

19th

7th

Nick Thompson (27:28)

9.00

24:27

15:27

22nd

8th

Giles Bailey (22:33)

4.00

19:33

15:33

4th

9th

John Hobbs (23:11)

6.00

21:39

15:39

11th

10th

Adele Tayles

7.30

23:17

15:47

15th

11th

Susi Sadler

8.30

24:18

15:48

20th

12th

Gilly Markham (27:02)

8.30

24:22

15:52

21st

13th

Helen Hunter

9.00

26:01

17:01

24th

14th

Andy Whitworth (18:35)

0.00

17:02

17:02

1st

15th

Ewelina Szadkowska

6.00

23:08

17:08

13th

16th

Steve Perren

2.30

19:45

17:15

5th

17th

Jeff Miller

3.30

20:46

17:16

8th

18th

Paul Elliott (21:34)

3.00

20:22

17:22

7th

19th

Benny Tyas (24:01)

6.00

23:30

17:30

16th

20th

Penny Ditchfield

1.00

18:40

17:40

2nd

21st

Fiona McArthur (27:51)

9.00

26:46

17:46

25th

22nd

Alison Young

9.00

26:48

17:48

26th

23rd

Andy Tyack

1.30

19:26

17:56

3rd

24th

Michael Pickering

2.00

19:57

17:57

6th

25th

Christian Lloyd

3.30

22:18

18:38

12th

26th

Sam Westcott

6.00

25:04

19:04

23rd

27th

John Gray (28:07)

9.00

29:45

20:45

27th

28th

Amanda Crozier

5.00

32:56

27:56

28th

Winter Handicap Actual Time in Brackets