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May 2009 Cowgrove Time Trial

Biggest field yet as course record is smashed

Despite the damp and windy conditions, May’s time trial was an extraordinary one. We saw our biggest field yet and a new course record. With so many WACers having run in marathons over the last two weekends – London and North Dorset – it was to be expected that our times might suffer. The opposite proved to be the case. Of the 35 runners, we had one, Dave Black, taking part for the first time, and 23 others who improved on their previous time.

Jerry Shield, who less than two weeks ago got a PB of 2:55 for the marathon and then went sub-3hours just a week later, somehow recovered sufficiently to knock off 26 seconds off the course record. Another of our improvers was Craig Dixon who is the only other WACer to have run in both London and North Dorset marathons in the past 10 days.

Smashing the course record will not necessarily bag you the handicap time trial trophy, however, as it rewards the runners who make the biggest time gains, and Jerry was the tenth runner to cross the line. It was brilliant to see Barbara Frampton back in the thick of it once again. Barbara had a fine run and was first runner home but, as her handicap was only guesstimated, the trophy was awarded to Jools Maskell who was second on the road. Anyone who saw Jools’ excellent performance on Sunday running the anchor leg for our ladies’ winning relay team at North Dorset will not be the least surprised by her time trial run. Nicki Roe got the girls relay team off to a flying start at the weekend and her newfound pace was in evidence again in the time trial – she broke through the sub-30 minute barrier for the first time joining Rachael Mailer and Becky Wood.

Many of those who improved their times did so by more than a minute. With the Ridgeway Relay coming up soon it is great to see both Paul Teck and Robin Hughes rediscovering their form at the right time. Teresa Grist gained 45 seconds this month – despite taking a wrong turning – so watch out for further improvements from her next month.

Well done to all who took part, and just think what the improvements might have been without that gusty wind.

Well done timekeepers/recorders on the night: Denise Craddock, Richard Davies, Ian Kennedy, Nick Solomon and Danny Symington.

Full results were:

May 2009 – 4 miles – Cowgrove route

Position

Name

Handicap   

Handicap time

Actual time

1

Barbara Frampton

5

43:01

38:01

2

Jools Maskell

12

44:20

32:20

3

Pete Carr

12

44:30

32:30

4

Tim Box

11

44:48

32:48

5

Paul Teck

16

44:52

28:52

6

Robin Hughes

15

45:29

30:29

7

Kim Jolliffe

12

45:33

33:33

8

Guy Miller

11

45:37

34:37

9

Dave Black

15

45:44

30:44

10

Jerry Shield

21

45:45

24:45

11

Nicki Roe

16

45:50

29:50

12

Rich House

19

45:55

26:55

13

Paul Grist

15

45:58

30:58

14

Steve Snook

16

46:05

30:05

15

Craig Dixon

16

46:07

27:07

16

Guy Thompson

21

46:13

25:13

17

Stewart Little

21

46:14

25:14

18

Andrew Olden

19

46:25

27:25

19

Jon Braund

18.5

46:26

27:56

20

Anthony Clark

21

46:35

25:35

21

Celia Ireland

5

46:45

41:45

22

Phil Whitehurst

16.5

46:48

30:18

23

Rachael Mailer

17.5

46:50

29:20

24

Bob Caines

11

46:51

35:51

25

Graham Whiffen

20

47:08

27:08

26

Phil Burgess

17.5

47:13

29:53

27

Andy Porter

20

47:14

27:14

28

Jeff Hinsley

18.5

47:21

28:51

29

Jeremy Hett

15

47:23

32:23

30

Selwyn Richards

15

47:31

32:31

31

Terry Simms

15

47:32

32:32

32

Teresa Grist

0

47:45

47:45

33

Ian Buckingham

18

48:09

30:09

34

Kevin Elliott

16

48:26

32:26

35

Daryl Davies

20

49:31

29:31

 

 

 
 
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