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Cop Hill Race 2013

Posted: Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

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Meltham 10k Results

Posted: Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Many thanks from the whole club to all those who competed, marshalled and organised today’s Meltham 10k.  We had another fabulous turnout and suitably pleasant conditions for a late-January fixture.

The results are now available here, or you can follow the links on the Meltham 10k page.  Race photos taken by Flaming Photography.

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 

Pennine 10K

Posted: Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Due to the snow and ice of January leading to the race being postponed, runners had the pleasure of warm, sunny conditions for this year’s Pennine 10K .  Julian Mawson (Otley AC) led the field in with a time of 34 mins 37 secs with Joanna Seymour (Hallamshire) taking the ladies race in 40 mins 09 secs.

34 – Raymond McArthur 0:43:13 (2nd Male 55)

42 – Mick Lunn 0:44:46

51 – Mike Harrison 0:45:59

96 – Jeffrey Taylor 0:51:05 (1st Male 70)

102 - Fiona McArthur 0:52:29 (2nd Female 55)

107 – Martin Sturdy 0:53:58

Bournemouth Quarter Marathon

Posted: Monday, April 5th, 2010

An Easter weekend on the Dorset coast was Matt Dillingham’s excuse for competing in the Bournemouth Quarter Marathon.  Crossing the line in 11th place and in a time of 38min 55sec, he completed the race in a sub 6min/mile pace for the first time.  The course followed the promenade for over 2miles before turning back into the wind, and was excellently marshalled and supported by the locals.  Overall, it was a well executed event and hopefully more Meltham AC runners can enjoy it in the future.

Full results can be found here.

Salford 10K

Posted: Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Andy & Graham at the Salford 10KThree members of the club headed over to Salford for the 2 lap 10K race on Good Friday. Graham Sykes and Andy Beardsley battled it out on the first lap, with Andy taking the honours in the end

1 – Mark Buckingham (Holmfirth) – 29 mins 59 secs

116 – Andy Beardsley – 38:53
146 – Graham Sykes – 39:51
363 – Peter Hirst – 48:31

Spen 20

Posted: Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Sunday saw a double header of local races. With most of the club over the hill in Marsden for the Ian Roberts Fell Race  (1st counting event in the club championships), a few brave souls dared to tackle the Spen 20.

Andrew Beardsley was first back for the club in 2 hrs 25 mins 05 secs, with Mel Sykes our first lady home.

57 – Andrew Beardsley 2:25:05
131 - Mel Sykes 2:44:12
138 – Hayley Lomas 2:47:04
151 – Mick Lunn 2:49:29
206 – Martin Sturdy 3:04:04
217 -  Lisa Oldfield 3:07:15
239 - Angela Allum 3:16:31

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Ian Roberts

Posted: Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Andy Whitworth once again led the club efforts behind a rampant Sean Carey (Todmorden Harriers) who finished in 48:07, almost a minute clear of Ryan Gould (Salford Harriers) with Bill Stewart of the host club in 3rd.

5 – Andy Whitworth 53.02
7 -Rob James 53.16
27 – Ray McArthur 60.08
50 - Barry Tyas 67.46
53 - Andy Hargreaves 68.24
61 - Andrew Tyack 69.26
64 - Gilly Markham70.27
65 - Nigel Thomas 70.33
80 - Sue Heap 77.12
89 – Ruth Thomas 81.00
91 – Fiona McArthur 83.05
92 - Alison Hargreaves 90.22
94 – Wayne Hancock 97.31

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Huddersfield 10K

Posted: Sunday, February 28th, 2010

A fantastic day for the club with Andy, Rob & Matt comfortability taking the 1st team prize from our local rivals, plus we had two vet winners in John Hobbs and Jeff Taylor.

7 - Andy Whitworth (2nd Vet 40) – 0.37.33  
10 - Rob James – 0.38.24  
17 – Matt Dillingham - 0.40.00  
22  – Stephen Robinson – 0.40.37  
83 -  Mick Lunn – 0.45.30  
99 -  John Hobbs (1st Vet 65) – 0.46.54  
112 -  Nigel Thomas – 0.47.18  
124 - Richard Beaumont – 0.47.49  
157 -  Hayley Lomas – 0.49.31  
227 -  Jeffrey Taylor (1st Vet 70) – 0.52.24  
269 -  Gary Spivey – 0.54.57   
306 - Martin Sturdy - 0.56.53  
325 - Ruth Thomas - 0.57.37  
356 - Fiona McArthur - 0.59.27  
368 - Robert Page - 0.59.50  
407 - Wayne Hancock  – 1.03.46  

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