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Helen brings it home!  5 December 2013

Chris Archibold reports from the December time trial.

The December time trial was run not in snow with the clanging of sleigh bells, but in the wet and rain with the sound of splashing in puddles. But despite the inclement weather 14 hardy souls lined up at the start for the last time trial of the year.

The theme for this time trial was excellent organisation going horribly wrong. The handicap system worked well, with only six minutes gap between first and last runner on the clock time, and only 12 minutes difference on the actual times meant it was a quick set of times.

Where it went wrong, despite having lots of time to get ready was in the non giving out of numbers effectively and trying to remember the names of everyone as they crossed. A lesson learned by myself.

The athletes though had no such concerns. Off from the start, quick march uphill, round the circle and then through the houses and still had time for a sprint finish at the end.

First home was Helen Edbrooke in a time of 24 minutes 53 seconds, and an actual time of 23 minutes 23 seconds. This was closely followed by Gerry Hutchings in second and Andy Horsley in third place.

In actual times it was Andy Horsley who produced the quickest time of the night in 19 minutes 33 seconds some 1 minute 30 seconds  ahead of everyone else. Maybe there was a push on to see who could get to the mince pies first!!

With the end of the year it was a good time trial that saw some excellent performances and some very quick times. Roll on 2014 where we hope more people can get involved and in pushing one another develop their running.

Thank you to Fiona Kasey who helped out in this time trial in testing conditions.

Chris & Fiona

Position

Name

Finish time

Handicap

Actual time

1

Helen Edbrooke

24"53

1"30

23"23

2

Gerry Hutchings

25"29

2"00

23"29

3

Andy Horsely

25"33

6"00

19"33

4

Andy MacDonald

25"35

4"30

21"05

5

Lynn Hutchings

24"43

3"30

21"13

6

Andy Olden

25"47

3"30

22"17

7

Phil Whitehurst

26"00

2"30

23"30

8

Ed Brandley

26"06

3"30

22"36

9

Rich House

26"16

4"30

21"46

10

Graham Whiffen

26"20

4"00

22"20

11

Nick Solomon

26"31

3"00

23"31

12

Jem Allen

26"43

5"30

21"13

13

Mike Hillborne

31"02

0"00

31"02

14

Dell Freir

31"05

0"00

31"05

 

 

 

 
 
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