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2019 Championship Final Results

Happy New Year! Hope everyone has had great Christmas and is raring to go for the 2020 Club Championship. This years races are on the website, and we’ve updated the document to show links and dates (the ones we currently know anyway!!)

But before we move onto 2020, here are the final results for the 2019 Championship, for those who missed the prize giving.

Endurance Experts 2019

This category covered races with distances above 10km and up to marathon. It was a very close competition in both categories.

Men’s results:

  1. David Witnall – 48 points
  2. Kevin Joynes-Creed and Andy Masser – 37 points each

Ladies Results:

  1. Ellie Taylor – 49 points
  2. Rochelle Ravenscroft – 45 points
  3. Kirsty Pitts – 37 points.

Short Stuff Specialist 2019

Distances between 1 mile up to 10km covered in this category. Again a great competition for the prizes.

Men’s results:

  1. David Witnall – 50 points
  2. Mark Manley – 45 points
  3. Mark Garrett – 44 points

Ladies competition:

  1. Rosie Oates – 50 points
  2. Ellie Taylor – 46 points
  3. Sharon Smith – 43 points

Overall Championship 2019

This year saw the introduction of the Master’s prize to the overall championship, as well as top 3, a prize was awarded to the highest ranked non-placed Veteran.

Men’s results:

Masters trophy – David Whitlow 56 points

  1. David Witnall – 79 points
  2. Mark Garrett – 69 points
  3. Ben Chapman – 63 points

Ladies results:

Masters trophy – Kirsty Pitts 62 points

  1. Ellie Taylor – 77 points
  2. Rosie Oates – 68 points
  3. Rochelle Ravenscroft – 67 points

Well done all who raced in our 2019 championship, a great range of winners this year. I look forward to seeing how 2020 goes!

Happy Running,

Elaine, Club Captain

Championship Update 2019- Endurance Expert -Race 7, Cricklade Half Marathon

The Cricklade Half Marathon on Sunday 6th October was the 7th and final race in the endurance expert championship. It also doubled up as our annual Handicap time race. Conditions on the day were bright over head but cool enough for quick times. Once again our runners did not disappoint in the PB stakes and chased down the set handicap times.

For Cricklade HM points were rewarded for improvement on a handicap time instead of position. 

Ladies Competition

In the Ladies contest there were 11 participants with Ellie Taylor taking the 10 points. Not only coming home first for the Ladies she also beat her handicap time by 36 seconds. Seven Ladies were awarded the 9 points – they were Jo Wood, Jo Beames, Sarah Reynolds, Sarah Page (5 min PB), Vicki Mason (PB), Cathy Steer (2 min PB), and Vanessa Poole. Taking 8 points and narrowly missing out on the Handicap time by 14 seconds was Kirtsy Pitts. Linda Edwards (7) and Rochelle Ravenscroft (6) took the remaining points.

This leaves the standings as

  1. Ellie Taylor – 48 points
  2. Rochelle Ravenscroft – 42 points
  3. Kirtsy Pitts – 37 points

Men’s Competition

Ten men took on the Half Marathon – taking the 10 points was Kevin Joynes-Creed improving on his handicap time by 5 min 30 seconds and also setting a new PB. Ben Chapman (9 points) also grabbed a new PB beating his handicap time by 2 mins 32 seconds. Just 2 seconds pushed Istvan Vegh into third and the 8 points. Andy Masser (7) and Ryo Taylor (6) also beat their set times. The other points were shared between Tom Razazan (5) and PB, Gareth Roberts (5) Vic Trykush (5), Mark Garrett (4) and David Witnall (3)

This leaves the standings as

  1. David Witnall – 41 points
  2. Andy Masser – 37 points
  3. Kevin Joynes-Creed – 35 points

Brilliant efforts by everyone. Remember, you have until the end of October to submit a Marathon time if you have completed one. Just message Elaine or me the time and the details of the event. You need to complete 5 races to qualify for the Endurance Expert Championship.

Dave Witnall – Vice Captain

Short Stuff Specialist Championship 2019 Update

Our last short club race was the Cricklade 10km. It was also the Handicap race, which meant points were rewarded for improvement on a handicap time instead of position. We had 4 men and 6 ladies competing with themselves to beat their times!

Men’s Competition:

After struggling in previous races, Mark Manley returned to form, and smashed his handicap time to pick up the 10 points. He was followed by Elliot Gardiner, who ran an impressive PB to collect the 9. Steve Sandercock picked up the 8, and Ted the 7. Well done all.

How has this affected the top 3?

  1. Mark Garrett 44 points
  2. Mark Manley 40 points
  3. Ben Chapman 36 points

Ladies Competition

Proving she really is a short stuff specialist, Rosie Oates smashed her PB and handicap time to pick up the 10 points. She was followed by Anne Gardiner, for the 9, and Pauline Tilbury collected the 8 points. Great running!

How has this affected the top 3?

Rosie has cemented her lead now, she will be our short stuff specialist 2019, well done Rosie. Other places are still to play for though!

  1. Rosie Oates 50 points
  2. Ellie Taylor 45 points
  3. Kirsty Pitts 36 points

Fantastic results. Remember, you have until the end of October to submit a 5km time. You can compete in a race or a Park Run, just give myself or Dave the time and the details of the event. You need to complete 5 races to qualify for the SS Championship.

Happy Running,

Elaine, Club Captain

Club Handicap Race 2019 Results

Last weekend was the club handicap race, with the option of running in the Cricklade 10km or Half marathon. Always an interesting event, as points are rewarded for improvement on the given handicap time rather than first in, it quite often mixes things up in the championship.

Full results are now available in the championship section of this website.

The winners of each category are as follows:

Men’s Half Marathon : Kevin Joynes Creed

Ladies Half Marathon: Ellie Taylor

Men’s 10km: Mark Manley

Ladies 10km: Rosie Oates

Some impressive times run on the day, including PB’s for Kevin and Rosie, well done all who ran over the weekend.

Happy Running,

Elaine and Dave, Club Captains