2016 Handicap Series

FINAL RESULTS

The results are finally in, well at least in our website, more importantly the timings are available

 

 

The last race of the series took place on the 09th of September. those hoping for cool conditions were sadly disappointed with a balmy September evening warming the runners cockles, and runners don't need these warm.Despite a number of apologies, from very disappointed club members who had to be elsewhere,  48 runners gathered at Hamfield Leisure.

The majority took a quite liberal approach to warming up, concentrating mainly on loosening their vocal cords around Ray's HQ. After Ray had finally organised his helpers and cajoled the runners  to the start line Nicola Cowle led the race off with Victoria Jones closely followed by Charlotte Barnes and Richard and Emma Hearn. There was then a steady trickle of starts showing the improvement that had been achieved by the front runners over the series. the starters were very well behaved with very little chuntering about handicap times until the Chairman got to the line with Trevor Lewis. Despite the fact he had not raced since the 06.09.2011 (to be precise, competing in the Handicap) there was some consternation that he should be going off based on a 7:30 pace (for the record he ran 23:59 in 2011). His excuse was that he had no idea on whether he could sustain any effort. This proved to be a load of old codswollop!

This miscalculation and Emma and Richards Hearns first outing robbed Dave Halford of a victory; which with his increased level of commitment to training (amazing how a marathon can concentrate the mind!) he probably deserved. Behind these first four new members continued to impress with Nicola Evered managing to hold Sue Davies at bay over the final half mile, and Pete brown squeezing in between Janet Mathews and Amanda Wiley  to finish 7th. Again to the credit of Ray Williams runners finished in a steady stream with a melee starting at around 38.30, this included Brad Johnson just failing to beat his better half Rachel despite pulling all the stops out in the last 50 metres to run a seasons best. Joining him in achieving a season's best were Chris Ashworth, Charlotte Barnes, Nicola Cowle, Sarah Crabtree, Ian David, Sue Davis, John Delafield, Pual Dunn, Gillian Durden, Nicola Evered, Tony Freer, Margaret Johnson, Janet Mathews, Darren Richards, Haydn Smith, Sarah Smith, Mark Western, Amanda Wiley and Chris Young. Nicola and Sue knocking over three minutes off their time over the series and Darren and Mark Western just under the 3 minute mark in their improvement.

Others impressed with their consistency over the series: Louise Biddell, Alice Lewis, Rachael Johnson, Neil Malpass, Kevin Proctor, Richard Smith  and Graeme Tudor.

In terms of the speedsters Dan Anderson was out their by himself with a 19:57 run at the start of the series. Behind this scintillating performance Mark Brasier was both consistent and fast, dropping under 21:50 on his first outing and then staying close to this time for the rest of the series, being fastest runner on three occasions. Brad Johnson was on his heels in August and September. Haydn Smith and Joe Browning both had a couple of good times well under 23 minutes and new member Mike Crompton, joining on the day of the last race was another who managed to run in just over 22 minutes

 

Well done to Paul Dunn overall winner and first male, Sue Davis second overall and first woman. Darren Richards 2nd and Mark Western 3rd in the. Men's cat, with Nicola Evered 2nd, and Gillian Durden 3rd in Women's cat. Well done to all the runners real effort put in tonight across the board.

The Night finished with a very pleasant buffet, whilst numbers were crunched and the confusion of the melee sorted, the prizes were presented and then fair number remained to observe the tradition of a came of killer in the skittles alley, if memory served correctly Sara Smith was a clear winner the night.

The series has been a great success this year with 76 members competing and 169 entries over the series, this could not happen without Ray Williams and his many helpers, Mel, Dave (the plumber) who is not a member of the club nor a runner, others include Dave Durden, Fred and Avril Yearsley, Moira and Rob Woodward, John Delafield (great spreadsheet!), Steve Peers and Laura Price for helping with August results,  also to Roger who led club runs around the course for those who did not wish to race.  So again a massive thank you to all involved.

Race 4 Results

 

handicap Pos.

Race no.

Time

Start time

Net time (automated)

Position on Time

1

Emma

Hearn

383

31.12

0.40

30.32

34

2

Dave

Durden

379

35.18

12.07

23.11

5

3

Dave

Halford

378

36.28

9.44

26.44

16

4

Nicola

Evered

362

36.51

1.28

35.23

43

5

Sue

Davies

363

36.57

1.43

35.14

42

6

Janet

Mathews

326

37.09

6.56

30.13

30

7

Pete

Brown

320

37.25

6.59

30.26

33

8

Amanda

Wiley

380

37.32

2.31

35.01

41

9

Charlotte

Barnes

314

37.39

0.40

36.59

44

10

Victoria

James

316

37.42

0.00

37.42

45

11

Paul

Dunn

312

37.46

3.43

34.03

37

12

Nicola

Cowle

381

37.55

0.00

37.55

46

13

Gillian

Durden

336

38.01

3.13

34.48

40

14

Mike

Crompton

331

38.02

15.42

22.20

3

15

Darren

Richards

315

38.09

10.44

27.25

19

16

Tony

Ball

353

38.12

6.59

31.13

35

17

Rob

Woodward

343

38.16

9.57

28.19

24

18

Richard

Pitts

368

38.19

15.02

23.17

6

19

Chris

Young

339

38.21

10.50

27.31

21

20

Mark

Western

319

38.25

8.05

30.20

31

21

Sarah

Crabtree

332

38.30

10.31

27.59

23

22

Keely

Staite

334

38.30

10.44

27.46

22

23

Ian

Davis

307

38.32

9.48

28.44

27

24

Tony

Freer

310

38.33

15.15

23.18

7

25

Hayden

Smith

350

38.36

16.08

22.28

4

26

Fran

Amigoni

361

38.39

11.14

27.25

18

27

Rebecca

Topham

322

38.40

12.37

26.03

11

28

Rachel

Johnson

377

38.41

10.21

28.20

25

29

Brad

Johnson

382

38.42

16.40

22.02

2

30

Laura

Price

384

38.43

38.43

47

31

Mark

Brasier

373

38.44

16.43

22.01

1

32

John

Delafield

337

38.45

12.29

26.16

13

33

Margaret

Johnson

381

38.53

12.03

26.50

17

34

Chris

Ashworth

325

38.53

12.44

26.09

12

35

Sarah

Smith

344

38.59

9.18

29.41

28

36

Mark

Waller

374

39.60

15.42

24.18

9

37

Neil

Truelove

353

39.13

15.00

24.13

8

38

Alice

Lewis

332

39.15

12.44

26.31

15

39

Richard

Smith

334

39.19

13.59

25.20

10

40

John

Kerry

335

39.23

13.02

26.21

14

41

Erica

Fuller

371

39.26

9.24

30.02

29

42

Trevor

Lewis

372

39.37

12.07

27.30

20

43

Graham

Tudor

320

39.39

9.15

30.24

32

44

Louise

Biddell

312

40.05

5.4

34.25

38

45

Mike

Hanman

316

43.10

8.33

34.37

39

46

Joe

Browning

339

44.46

16.17

28.29

26

47

Kevin

Proctor

314

41.42

8.22

33.20

36

 

 

Race 3

The club’s third handicap race of the season was run in fairly chilly and windy conditions on 12 August. Janet Matthews stormed home in first place, just ahead of husband and wife Mike and Julie Froggatt. Mark Brasier had the fastest time of the evening, with Alice Lewis continuing her speedy season and crossing the line as fastest woman.

 

 

Handicap pos.

Race no.

Time

Start time

Net time

Pos. on time

1

Janet

Matthews

383

34.36

3.25

31.11

26

2

Mike

Froggatt

379

35.00

9.21

25.39

9

3

Julie

Froggatt

378

35.24

3.18

32.06

29

4

Paul

Dunn

362

35.33

0.09

35.24

32

5

Mark

Western

363

35.37

4.35

31.02

24

6

Neil

Malpass

326

35.49

7.55

27.54

14

7

Graeme

Tudor

320

35.59

6.07

29.52

21

8

Sarah

Crabtree

380

36.02

7.36

28.26

15

9

Kevin

Proctor

314

36.07

5.22

30.45

23

10

Mike

Hanman

316

36.25

5.51

30.34

22

11

Louise

Biddel

312

36.29

3.02

33.27

30

12

Brad

Johnson

36.30

14.03

22.27

2

13

Fran

Amigioni

336

36.38

8.45

27.53

13

14

Margaret

Johnson

331

36.43

9.39

27.04

27

15

Debi

Jones

315

36.53

1.58

34.55

31

16

Neil

Truelove

353

37.05

12.58

24.07

6

17

Mark

Brasier

343

37.12

14.48

22.24

1

18

John

Delafield

368

37.18

10.40

26.38

12

19

Joe

Browning

339

37.30

14.40

22.50

3

20

Ian

Davis

319

37.30

8.12

29.18

18

21

Alice

Lewis

332

37.35

11.12

26.23

11

22

Richard

Smith

334

37.40

12.32

25.08

8

23

Sue

Davies

307

37.49

0.25

37.24

34

24

Amanda

Wiley

310

37.50

1.14

36.36

33

25

Tony

Wooldridge

358

37.51

13.34

24.17

7

26

Phil

Stimpson

350

37.53

12.00

25.53

10

27

Tony

Freer

361

37.55

14.03

23.52

4

28

Steve

Peers

322

38.04

8.21

29.43

20

29

Rachael

Johnson

377

38.29

9.43

28.46

16

30

Charlotte

Barnes

382

38.36

0.09

38.27

35

31

Rich

Pitt

384

38.40

14.35

24.05

5

32

Pete

Brown

373

38.44

7.36

31.08

25

33

Andy

Kilby

337

39.00

10.09

28.51

17

34

Nicola

Cowle

381

39.07

0.00

39.07

36

35

Sue

Peachey

325

40.14

8.21

31.53

28

36

Dave

Halford

344

42.16

12.53

29.23

19

 

RACE 2

Tuesday the 15th of July

Thirty nine runners turned up on a sultry summers evening for the second race in the series. the race had been delayed a week to allow Ray and co to spend a week in Yorkshire on their bikes. This meant those running the Frampton 10K had over weeks rest as opposed to 24 hours! This did not stop Dave Halford from a DNS due to sore buttocks or maybe he was otherwise engaged? Two new members Paul Dunn and Jonathon Fahy put the handicaper's skills to the test, and will both find their handicaps adjusted after tonight's efforts.

Paul Dunn was first home in a net time of 37:30, with Jonthan over four minutes behind him. Darren Richards came in third knocking almost two minutes of his previous time, closely followed in by John Delafield. The number of runners finishing started to gather pace, Becky Court repeating her Frampton sprint finish to be first woman home. A number of the late starters squeezed into the higher placings with Dave Wood 7th and Kevin Jackson 10th both running seasons bests. There were a number of runners improving their times from the previous event, which given the warmer conditions was impressive, this included a number who are conducting Friday Training sessions on the race loop, sneaky eh! The wheels came off for a few including Tony Freer (too much cycling) and Andy Kilby who was hoping his walk run effort would mean a favourable handicap in August, dream on Andy! after 2 races the series is led by Sue Davies on 9 points, Nicola Evered, second on 12 and Darren Richards third on 16. Gillian Durden lies in weight on 20 points with Sarah Barker on 23. So as the summer holidays begin there is all to play for with two more events to go with best three placings to count.

Roger led a group around the course at 6pm and after a brief stop at the salutation they nipped into the finish before the racers

Again many thanks to Ray for organising the event, for Fred and Dave for timings, Avril and Dave for herding and number taking and for Dave and Dave for number crunching, and last but not least to John Delafield for his super results spreadsheet!

handicaps  Pos. Race no. Time Start time Net time
1 Paul Dunn 362 40.15 2.45 37.30
1 Jonathon Fahy 369 44.42 20.39 24.03
3 Darren Richards 317 46.51 18.28 28.23
4 John Delafield 368 46.59 20.00 26.59
5 Chris Young 328 47.07 18.45 28.22
6 Becky Court 375 47.23 13.09 34.14
7 Dave Wood 364 47.36 23.27 24.09
8 Sue Davies 307 47.32 10.18 37.14
9 Louise Biddell 312 47.46 13.09 34.37
10 Kevin Jackson 366 47.51 23.56 23.55
11 Nicola Evered 308 47.57 10.18 37.39
12 Mark Western 363 48.04 15.00 33.04
13 Chris Ashworth 376 48.11 21.25 26.46
14 Richard Smith 334 48.13 23.06 25.07
14 Rachael Johnson 377 48.18 20.22 27.56
16 Steve Peers 322 48.23 19.05 29.18
17 Gillian Durden 309 48.30 12.36 35.54
18 Sarah Barker 311 48.31 12.31 36.00
19 Mark Waller 374 48.34 25.09 23.25
20 Jerry Fowler 347 48.42 22.44 25.58
21 Ian Davies 319 48.42 19.15 29.27
22 Pete Brown 373 48.48 18.45 30.03
23 Dave Saunders 365 48.51 23.40 25.11
24 Lyndsey Healey 329 49.08 22.56 26.12
25 Haydn Smith 356 49.09 26.10 22.59
26 Joe Browning 339 49.24 26.25 22.59
27 Margaret Johnson 331 49.25 21.25 28.00
28 Mark Brasier 343 49.26 26.55 22.31
29 Mike Hanman 316 49.43 17.55 31.48
30 Kevin Proctor 314 49.47 17.30 32.17
31 Tony Wooldridge 358 49.49 25.44 24.05
32 Debbie Jones 315 49.49 14.08 35.41
33 Rob Woodward 323 50.01 20.51 29.10
34 Neil Malpass 326 50.06 20.22 29.44
35 Graham Tudor 320 50.17 18.45 31.32
36 Mel Williams 324 50.23 21.18 29.05
37 Fran Amigoni 336 50.29 21.35 28.54
38 Tony Freer 361 52.22 25.25 26.57
39 Andy Kilby 337 59.48 21.35 38.13

 

Race 1

The first race in the club handicap and series took place on Tuesday the 10th of June and we saw a fantastic field with the largest ever turn out for the event with 47 runners starting and finishing, this was despite the damp and humid conditions on the night.

As ever the runners were an excitable crowd, a few moans and groans regarding the extent of handicaps where made whilst people picked up there numbers and then it was off to the start line. There were a number of novices to the event, who were either very chatty or very quiet as the awaited their start. Sue Davis and Nicola Evered declared their goal was to beat Neil Parry although they were less than convinced they would do so. The next group’s goal was just to finish! Dan wound a few people up by declaring the “ he hates running fast” , yeah I’d really hate to run as fast as Dan! (I am not saying running that fast doesn’t hurt but…)

 

handicap Pos. Race no. Time Start time Net time (automated)
1 Sue Davis 307 42.12 3.45 38.27
1 Nicola Evered 308 42.12 3.45 38.27
3 Gillian Durden 309 43.39 7.30 36.09
4 Becky Miller 359 43.44 15.00 28.44
5 Sarah Barker 311 43.44 7.30 36.14
6 Joe Browning 339 43.44 21.24 22.20
7 Amanda Wiley 310 43.55 7.30 36.25
8 Ian Davis 319 44.16 14.35 29.41
9 Mark Brasier 343 44.20 22.30 21.50
10 Julie Cooper 357 44.25 12.25 32.00
11 Lyndsey Healey 329 44.34 18.45 25.49
12 Nicky Squire 313 45.05 12.25 32.40
13 Darren Richards 317 45.17 15.00 30.17
14 Kevin Proctor 314 45.50 14.35 31.15
14 Mike Hanman 316 45.50 15.00 30.50
16 Emma Denton 340 45.54 22.50 23.04
17 Fran Amigioni 336 45.55 18.45 27.10
18 Graeme Tudor 320 45.57 15.57 30.00
19 Dan Anderson 354 45.57 26.00 19.57
20 Richard Smith 334 45.59 20.38 25.21
21 Hadyn Smith 356 46.02 23.27 22.35
22 Mel Williams 324 46.12 18.45 27.27
23 Rob Woodward 323 46.24 18.30 27.54
24 Mouse Clutterbuck 346 46.28 22.52 23.36
25 Alice Lewis 332 46.30 20.03 26.27
26 Moira Woodward 338 46.37 12.25 34.12
27 Sarah Smith 321 46.44 16.55 29.49
28 Tony Freer 361 46.47 23.27 23.20
29 Zoe Lammerton 333 46.48 20.15 26.33
30 John Kerry 353 46.50 20.45 26.05
31 Steve Peers 322 46.54 16.55 29.59
32 Margaret Johnson 331 47.05 19.45 27.20
33 Neil Malpass 326 47.08 18.45 28.23
34 Kieran Leeson 360 47.10 26.00 21.10
35 Richard Hensman 341 47.12 22.30 24.42
36 Dave Halford 344 47.31 22.45 24.46
37 Dave Saunders 342 47.35 22.30 25.05
38 Neil Parry 352 47.37 24.45 22.52
39 Tony Wooldridge 358 47.46 24.45 23.01
40 Andy Kilby 337 48.07 21.00 27.07
41 Nick Langridge 349 48.23 23.27 24.56
42 Kevin Jackson 351 49.22 24.33 24.49
43 Debi Jones 315 49.37 15.00 34.37
44 Phil Stimpson 350 50.02 24.23 25.39
45 Neil Truelove 353 50.25 25.44 24.41
46 Jerry Fowler 347 50.56 24.55 26.01

 

Dan left at the back with Kieran and Keiran decided discretion was the better part of valour as Dan opened up with a well under 6 minute mile pace. Which is all well and good but it didn’t stop the winners on the night being Sue Davis and Nicola Evered, who obviously achieved their other goal on the night! Seriously too many good runs to mention and it was great to see a large turn out of new members dipping their toes into series, some doing their first competitive run since their school days. Position highlighted in yellow maybe slightly inaccurate as the plot was slightly lost on the finish line.


Thanks to Ray for organising the handicap, the two Daves and John for timings and placings.

 

Series Info:

On the 2nd Tuesday of the Months of June, July, August and September the club will meet at Hamfield's Leisure, Berkeley Power Station for the annual Club Handicap Series.

An exclusive “members only” event.

 

The club handicap series is one lap of the Berkeley 10K course just over 5K. The race has a staggered start, the slower runners go off first and the faster runners start last. This means that everyone finishes together – well that is the theory!

 

The starting time for each runner is calculated according to past performance.

If you have not already done so please let Ray Williams know your times via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01453 811741. He needs to know your  5km, 4 mile or 10km seasons best, or your estimated minute per mile pace.

 

Be at Hamfield's Leisure  for 6.15 for a 6.30 on the dot start, obviously the quicker runners will not be off for a while after that! If you need a lift try running club facebook page and if this fails have a chat at Club night.

 

For those not inclined to race Roger is looking to organise a group so that everyone can sample the atmosphere; you have to be there to see the incredulity on some runners faces as Ray announces their handicap! Trevor Lewis and Dave Halford seem routinely exercised on this point, we'll have to see what times Ray bestows on them in 2014!

 

Whilst Dave Durden and others sweat over getting the results out for an impatient Mr Halford ;-) , no doubt working out his handicap frustrations, there is an opportunity to pop into the bar and have lemonade, hot chocolate or even a shandy.

 

Runners have to race three events to be complete series. Their  race position giving points, the lower the better. Best three positions count, with first second and third prizes for men and women and an overall winner.

NB: After the last race we have a prize giving with food & skittles a deadly game of killer