Archive for May, 2013

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.


Bank Holiday Weekend – Edinburgh Marathon and PBs

Posted: Friday, May 31st, 2013

On Sunday 26th May, four Meltham Ac runners competed in the Edinburgh marathon an old favourite with the club and billed as the fastest marathon in the UK. Well done to Hayley Lomas, 3:56:52, Richard Beaumont and Tony Crosby, 4:05:39 and John Gray, 5:02:52.

There were two PBs at the weekend also. On Saturday 25th, Adele Tayles broke her PB in the Parkrun again with a time of 22:51 to celebrate her 50th Parkrun. Mark Cope also got a PB in the Parkrun with a time of 20:09. Well done to both of you.

Well done also to Penny Ditchfield who ran in the Manchester BUPA great run on Saturday 25th and recorded another 10K PB with a time of 38:39. A fabulous time that made her 8th non-elite female and first in her category. Well done Penny, really great running.


Another great weekend of running for Meltham AC

Posted: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Meltham AC had another great weekend of running this week. Starting with new member Jeff Miller running the iconic Fairfield Horseshoe fell race on Saturday 11th. The race from Rydal House near Grasmere in the Lake district took place in terrible weather with wind and rain lashing the runners.  As Jeff said “serious climbs, fast descents, route finding and tricky terrain; all wrapped up in wind, rain, hail and cloud”. A full report and results can be found here.

On Sunday 12th the next championship run, The Sheffield Half Marathon, was run from the Don Valley stadium in Sheffield. Meltham were lead in by Penny Ditchfield again in a great time of 1:25:52. Adele Tayles achieved a PB with her time of 1:50:11. Other runners were, Mark Cope, Richard Beaumont, Tony Crosby, Gilly Markham and Ruth Thomas, in a great club effort all ran under 2 hours. Full results here.


Bluebell 2013

Posted: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Meltham AC members were running in the Bluebell Trail 10 on Sunday 5th May. The 10 mile multi-terrain race through woodland, canal towpaths, tracks trails, cobbled streets and a river crossing is hosted by Stainland Lions, thank you to them for a fantastic event.

Congratulations to Penny Ditchfield who posted a great time of 1:17:44 to win the Ladies race. Penny was aided by Andy Whitworth 1:17:45, followed by Mark Hoath 1:35:04, Christian Lloyd 1:35:04, Mike Harrison 01:46:23, Gilly Markham 01:47:27 and Martin Sturdy 01:54:14. Full Results can be found here

Thanks to “Huddersfield Parkrun” Facebook page for the following photos.