Archive for April, 2010

Summer Handicap 11th May 7.30pm

Posted: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

The details for the Meltham AC Club Summer Handicap have been finalised.  The annual event will take place on Tuesday 11th May.  All club runners wanting to run should congregate on Mean Lane below the club for a 7.30pm start.  The course will be approx 4.5miles long with some traditionally biased handicapping.  The club will be laying on some food at the end so we hope to see a healthy crowd participating.

The Summer Handicap, departing from the Community Sports Centre

EPOC – Local Informal Orienteering Calendar

Posted: Monday, April 26th, 2010

In May, the East Pennine Orienteering Club are putting on several informal orienteering events which are specifically for NEWCOMERS to the sport and in particular CHILDREN.  There will also be courses for IMPROVING and EXPERIENCED orienteers.  The first event in Netherton will be particularly suitable for Meltham-ers.

All four events are on WEDNESDAY evenings.

STARTS:  6:30 to 7p.m. COST:   £2 for adults and £1 for children

 MAY 5th: SPRING WOOD,Netherton,near Huddersfield. From Netherton village turn left onto Moor Lane for about 50metres, then right into Netherton Fold. Parking is on Corn Bank.

Organiser:Bob Page

 MAY 12th :SCAMMONDEN SAILING CLUB, signed at GR 048154 on Sledge Gate which is the narrow road on the S.E. side of Scammonden Reservoir.

Organiser: Rod Shaw

 MAY 19th :FAR ISLE FARM The event will be signed from  the Denholme to Oxenhope Road (B6141)  at GR 043342.

NO DOGS PLEASE. FOOD available afterwards.

Organiser:Dick Spendlove

 MAY 26th:BRADLEY WOOD SCOUT CAMP. Signposted from the Huddersfield to Brighouse Road (A641) at GR 145212 just north of the M62. Turn N.E. onto Woodhouse Lane and immediately S.E. onto Shepherd’s Thorn Lane.

Organiser:Martin Reynolds

London Marathon 2010

Posted: Monday, April 26th, 2010

Congratulations go out to all of our club members who made it round the London Marathon course on Sunday 25th April.  The full results can be found here, but Meltham AC results are as follows:

Place Overall  Place Gender  Place  Category  Surname BIB  Category   HALF  Finish time
1985  1863  255  » Beardsley, Andrew (GBR) 26010  45-49  01:33:42  03:11:11
3121  2824  48  » Sykes, Graham (GBR) 24142  55-59  01:33:42  03:21:36
6684  1022  619  » Lomas, Hayley (GBR) 30315  18-39  01:44:16  03:43:05
10159  8364  1185  » Harrison, Michael J (GBR) 22903  45-49  01:48:51  03:57:22
12083  9816  1365  » Thomas, Nigel (GBR) 14398  45-49  01:56:38  04:04:40
13610  10940  336  » Spivey, Garry M (GBR) 18289  55-59  02:01:29  04:10:44
16811  3627  648  » Allum, Angela (GBR) 15394  40-44  02:06:43  04:22:32
17721  3939  2390  » Oldfield, Lisa Jane (GBR) 9765  18-39  02:11:21  04:25:51
27275  19719  10849  » Hirst, Peter C (GBR) 21942  18-39  02:23:25  05:04:50


Meltham AC's London Marathon Finishers 2010

Joe Percy 10k – Team Members Required

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Details for the Joe Percy 10k have been published, and as ever the club are hoping to have as many runners competing in the club colours as possible.  The team needs to consist of 10 runners and so hopefully you can keep the evening of Monday 14th June clear.  Details of the event are as follows:

EIGHTTEENTH JOE PERCY 10K - 7.30PM Monday 14 June 2010

 The course is a potentially fast, two-lap, gently undulating, rural course. It starts and finishes at Thurstonland Cricket Club, which has some showering facilities, toilets and a bar!

The following clubs have been invited to take part in this ‘pre-entry’ only club competition:

  • Denby Dale Travellers
  • Dewsbury Road Runners  
  • Halifax Harriers AC     
  • Holmfirth Harriers AC 
  • Huddersfield Road Runners     
  • Longwood Harriers AC
  • Meltham AC
  • Penistone Footpath Runners     
  • Spenborough & District AC
  • Stadium Runners
  • Stainland Lions            
  • Wakefield District Harriers AC

ALL entries to me by Saturday 12 June on the entry form provided to the club

Scoring is kept simple with the first 10 finishers in each club to count. There’s an annual trophy awarded to the winning club, to be signed for and returned for presentation the following year. No individual prizes will be awarded, but commemorative awards will be given to each scoring member of the first three teams. Runners must be 15 or over on the day of the race.

Finishers will be issued with a number which they must pass on to their team ‘manager’ who will record the Race Number, FULL Name, Veteran Category and Race Position on the team sheet(s).  ‘Finishing numbers’ are to be placed inside the team’s plastic wallet, suitably labelled, e.g. Longwood ‘A’, Longwood ‘B’, etc. and handed in at the results table – once the team score has been calculated! People do tend to miss veteran categories off both entries and result envelopes, thereby leaving me unable to write them into the results. First names are a preferred option to initials too since they help identification – sex or otherwise!

HEALTH & SAFETY issues… we will require signatures from competitors on or before the race day – space for signatures is provided on the entry form.

Club vests MUST be worn, it’s a club race! A full set of results will be available to runners on request (at no extra cost) – please leave your name and address with me. A copy (or copies as requested) will be posted on to team managers – who will be also (where possible) be emailed copies of the results for publication on websites, notice boards, etc..

Please use the enclosed/attached sheets for you club entries - £3 per runner – all cheques should be made payable to Longwood Harriers AC.

Entries to:       Andy Miller, 145 Healds Road, Dewsbury, and WF13 4HT           01924 462477 or 07799 714586

Hopefully it’ll be another warm, clear, light evening and we’ll see you there!

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.

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

Sunday Run – 11th April

Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2010

Sunday 11th April
Upper Holme Valley

A steady 11 mile road run (with an additional 3 mile option – Isle of Sky) with re-groupings as appropriate

9am from the Community Centre

Contact Martin (852048) or Mike (329482) for information

Guiseley Gallop

Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

The Guiseley Gallop was the second event in the Club Championship for the 2010/11 season and covered 10k over a mixture of terrains.  Meltham AC runners finished as follows:

68th - Mick Lunn  M40  00:47:21
188th - Andy Hargreaves M55 00:54:39
365th - Alison Hargreaves F45 01:06:50

Full results can be seen here

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