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November 2009 – Willett Arms 4 mile Time Trial

Generation landslide, youngsters take all three podium places.

On an evening when the weather looked far from promising, there was a terrific turnout for the time trial. We have never seen so many runners make their time trial debuts in a single night. Iain Donnelly, Carol Howe, James Hughes, Callum Kennedy, Jill Killinger, David Long, Roy Long, Liz McCormick, Jess Stephen and Maggie Walton all recorded their first times over the route. With so many new runners, we sent out a number of pilot runners, who didn’t record times, but made sure our newcomers were OK. All this made the timekeepers/recorders jobs very interesting!

This time trial was also remarkable for the injection of youth into the field. The youngest person to have taken part in a time trial previously had been Ross Kirkpatrick (14), Callum Kennedy and David Long (both 14) ran, but our new record holder is James Hughes who is just 10 years old. So with James, Callum and David all making a little bit of history before the stopwatch even started they then proceeded to come in first, second and third! James was piloted around the course by his dad, Robin, while Callum and David (who had both been given a 9 minute handicap) gave their pilots, Craig Dixon and Jerry Shield, a handy workout.

Iain Donnelly made a fantastic debut and he was the first of the seniors to register a time.  The time trial trophy is awarded to the first runner home who has run with a calculated (rather than estimated) handicap. Effectively this means that no one can take the trophy on their debut. The winner of the trophy this month was flying Andy Horsley. Andy improved his time by just over two minutes.

Although the youngsters stole the show many of the other debutants recorded excellent results too. The fastest actual time recorded on the night went to Anthony Clark he clocked 23:55 and the fastest time for the ladies was a storming 28:37 from Annie Dougall.

Our timekeepers/recorders on the night were Jeff Hinsley, Clalre Newby and Terry Simms they did a fantastic job. Full results for the time trial were:

November 2009 – 4 miles – Willett Arms route

Position

Name

Handicap   

Handicap time

Actual time

1

James Hughes

0

34:03

34:03

2

Callum Kennedy

9

34:40

25:40

3

David Long

9

35:34

26:34

4

Iain Donnelly

10.5

35:53

25:23

5

Andy Horsley

10

36:01

26:01

6

Wendy Kennedy

0

36:40

36:40

7

Rich House

10

36:58

26:58

8

Roy Long

9

37:01

28:01

9

Andrew Olden

10.5

37:02

26:32

10

Paul Mallett

10

37:15

27:15

11

Kevin Elliott

9

37:17

28:17

12

Dave Black

8

37:18

29:18

13

Annie Dougall

9

37:37

28:37

14

Anthony Clark

14

37:55

23:55

15

Phil Burgess

10

38:19

28:19

16

Ian Kennedy

9

38:25

29:25

17

Maddy Vaughan-Johncey

9

38:48

29:48

18

Graham Whiffen

14

39:05

25:05

19

Jeremy Hett

8

39:30

31:30

19

Pete Carr

8

39:30

31:30

21

Guy Thompson

15

40:02

25:02

22

Laura Harvey

5

40:10

35:10

23

Liz McCormick

5

40:17

35:17

23

Carol Howe

16

40:17

35:17

25

Maggie Walton

0

41:57

41:57

26

Jill Killinger

0

42:02

42:02

27

Jess Stephen

5

42:32

37:32

28

Teresa Grist

0

42:56

42:56

29

Laura Booker

0

42:57

42:57

30

Christine Marston

0

42:57

42:57

 

 
 
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