Archive for June, 2013

The Wall

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Two entreped and rather daft Meltham runners, ran “The Wall” race on Saturday 22nd June. The course is 69 miles from Carlisle Castle to The Millenium Bridge in Newcastle along the course of Hadrians Wall, with a time limit of 24 hours to complete. Nick Thompson ran the distance in 16:05:39 and Andy Lang in 14:55:20. There was a mixture of terrian with roads and trail running plus a mixture of weather with rain showers in the morning and hot sunshine in the afternoon.


Joe Percy 2013

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

The Joe Percy inter club run was held at Thurstonland Cricket Club on Evening of Monday 17th of June. There were some great performances by Meltham runners on the night. 3rd in the M45 category was Andy Whitworth; 1st in M70 category was John Hobbs; 1st in M75 category was Jeff Taylor; 1st in F55 category was Gilly Markham and 3rd in F60 category was Fiona McArthur. Well done to them all, full results can be found here.

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.


Wharfedale Half Marathon

Posted: Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Four Meltham AC runners competed in the next race on our fell championship, the Wharfedale Half Marathon on Saturday 1st June. The race was run in bright sunshine with great views of the Yorkshire Dales. First back for Meltham was Jeff Miller in 2:01:58 closely followed 6 seconds later by Ray McArthur in 2:02:04. Jeff said “Ray would have had me if it was 100 yds longer…I was running on fumes”. Andy Hargreaves was next in 2:12:59 and Fiona McArthur came in 2:37:22. Well done all, full results can be found here. A big thank you to Andrew Thrippleton for the use of his photos.