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June 2009 – Cowgrove 4 mile Time Trial

With building work in progress at QE this month’s time trial had to be re-routed. This led to a slightly shorter course. Under the circumstances it was likely that if any of our fast runners put in a performance a fastest-ever time trial time would be achievable.  Both Guy Thompson (23:31) and Anthony Clark (24:06) went faster than the record of 24:45 set by Jerry Shield last month. We can’t know for sure whether Guy would have beaten Jerry’s time over the old course, but clearly, with being over one minute inside the previous best, Jerry’s time would have been, at the very least, under serious threat!

Despite the heroics from this pair of greyhounds, they were not the first to cross the line. This honour went to Dave Higgins, a friend of Pete Carr’s, who was running with us for the first time. With no previous recorded time, he was allotted, what turned out to be a generous handicap, but his run of 27:22 was a great debut over an unfamiliar route.

It wasn’t just Dave’s handicap that was out. An accumulating miscalculation tended to work in favour of our faster runners. When the system works perfectly the first runner over the line is the one who has made the greatest improvement in time. On that basis Paul Hougham’s fantastic improvement of 4.5 minutes ought to have been enough to land him the trophy.

There were many other great improvements too, even allowing for the shorter course. Well done to Dave Black, Kev Elliott and Maddy Vaughan-Johncey, all of whom went inside 30 minutes for the first time.

It was Teresa Grist who suffered the most from the miscalculated handicaps. Although she finished in the final place, she had made a dramatic improvement of almost two and a half minutes. Well done, Teresa.

Well done to all those who took part, and thank you to Bob Caines who does not appear on the time sheets who acted as guide/pace runner. It was great to see Paul Mallett back in action after an injury lay-off sensibly taking it as a steady run and also not on the timing sheet.

Thanks to our team of timekeepers/recorders – Denise Craddock, Jeff Hinsley, Ian Kennedy and Paul Teck.

Full results for the time trial were:

June 2009 – 4 miles – Cowgrove route

Position

Name

Handicap   

Handicap time

Actual time

1

Dave Higgins

9

36:22

27:22

2

Guy Thompson

13

36:31

23:31

3

Ian Buckingham

9.5

36:48

27:18

4

Paul Hougham

5.5

36:53

31:03

5

Graham Whiffen

11.5

36:56

25:26

6

Kevin Elliott

7.5

37:03

29:33

7

Anthony Clark

13

37:06

24:06

8

Craig Dixon

11.5

37:08

25:38

9

Daryl Davies

9.5

37:10

27:40

10

Maddy Vaughan-Johncey

7.5

37:24

29:54

11

Andy Porter

11.5

37:29

25:59

12

Phil Burgess

9.5

37:35

28:05

13

Jon Braund

11

37:39

26:39

14

Steve Guy

12

37:43

25:43

15

Dave Black

9

38:01

29:01

16

Jerry Shield

13.5

38:02

24:42

17

Paul Grist

9

38:13

29:13

18

Robin Hughes

9

38:40

29:40

19

Andrew Olden

11.5

38:53

27:23

20

Georgie Hougham

3.5

38:57

35:27

21

Mike Porter

9.5

39:03

29:33

22

Pete Carr

7.5

39:14

31:44

23

Guy Miller

5.5

39:18

33:48

24

Richard Davies

9

39:32

30:32

25

Julie Mead

5.5

39:40

34:10

26

Derek Sainsbury

5.5

39:42

34:12

27

Barbara Frampton

3.5

41:13

37:43

28

Laura Booker

2.5

41:15

38:45

29

Claire Newby

5.5

42:47

37:17

30

Celia Ireland

0

46:45

46:45

31

Teresa Grist

1.5

46:50

45:20


 

 

 
 
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