Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Shrewsbury Athletic Club extended their lead at the top of the division after an excellent victory at Bangor. On a long and muddy course Shrewsbury scored a team total of just 127 points.
League after 3 meetings
Shrewsbury AC 354
Eryri Harriers 607
Telford AC 760
Colwyn Bay AC 788
Wrexham AC 918
Abergele Harriers 1070
Tattenhall Runners 1207
Buckley Runners 1896
Men's Veteran League after 3rd round
Shrewsbury AC 75
Maldwyn Harriers 176
Vale Royal 177
Oswestry Olympians 188
Monday, November 24, 2008
Shrewsbury Athletic Club staged the inaugural Mad Jack’s Five mile multi-terrain race on Sunday 9th November in the grounds of Attingham Park, in conjunction with the National Trust. Despite heavy rain and strong winds in the hours before the race, the organisers were really pleased by the turnout of over 200 runners, whose bravery was rewarded by an improvement in the weather conditions just before the start of the race.
Mike James of Shrewsbury AC was the emphatic winner in 29mins 26secs, followed by Richard Lucock of Telford AC in 31mins 21secs with Steve France of Shrewsbury AC third in 31mins 44secs. In the Ladies race, Sian Davies of Telford AC had a great run to win in 33mins 29secs and place 11th overall in the race. Anna Bartlett of Shrewsbury AC was second in 36mins 17secs and Nicky Cowe of South Cheshire Harriers third in 37mins 12secs.
Male Category winners were: over 35, Paul Jones, Oswestry Olympians, 32mins 55 secs; over 40, Andy Davies, Mercia Fell Runners, 31mins 55secs; over 45 Steve Hatton, Shrewsbury AC, 34mins 45secs; over 50, Chris Wakeman, Shrewsbury AC, 35mins 38secs; over 55, Alan McDonald, Telford AC, 36mins 52secs; over 60, Michael Whiteside, Tattenhall Runners, 39mins 5secs; over 65, Douglas Davies, unattached, 46mins 13secs; over 70, Geoff Howarth, Northern Vets, 56mins 27secs.
Female Category winners: over 35, Anna Bartlett Shrewsbury, AC 36mins 17secs; over 40, Julie Moore, MSW Tri Club, 40mins 9secs; over 45, Cheralyn Evans, Telford AC, 38mins 34secs; over 50, Libby Collinson, Shropshire Shufflers, 41mins 49secs; over 55, Pauline Newton, Newport & District AC, 44mins 44secs; over 60, Christine Sedman-Smith, 44mins 24secs; over 65, Kathy Ling, Wrekin Runners, 73mins 55secs;
Junior Men: 1st, Daniel Hoof, Wrekin Runners, 35mins 30secs. Junior Women: 1st,Gemma Cutler, South Cheshire Harriers, 49mins 42secs.
Race organiser Kevin Francis said “It was great to see so many runners out today. Attingham Park is a great place to run in and The National Trust deserve a big ‘thank you’ for being prepared to host this race. I’d like to thank all the runners for the positive feedback – they all seemed to enjoy the scenic off-road course, and we look forward to seeing them all next year. I’d also like to thank the sponsors who generously donated prizes and helped with financial support, Up and Running Shrewsbury, Rybrook BMW Shrewsbury, Mytton and Mermaid Hotel Atcham, Women In Mind Shrewsbury, Welti Tennis and Fitness Shrewsbury, Tesco Shrewsbury, Harry Tuffins Churchstoke and Tanners Wines Shrewsbury”.
Given the success of the race, the organisers are in discussions with the National Trust to stage the race in 2009. A provisional date of Sunday 8th November has been set. Confirmation and more details will be in the running press next year.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Pat threw the 5 different weights of hammer a combined distance of 128.91m, beating her own world record from last year by 1.09m!
Well done Pat!
Also on the same day Peter won the M65 category with a combined distance of 151.26m, to become Midland Champion.
These results are all the more remarkable in view of the atrocious weather conditions, and the 2 inches of mud around the throwing area!
Sunday 30th November.
Registration at Little Stretton Village Hall. Registration only on the day.
Staggered start times from 9:30 to 11:30
Compete solo or as a pair. £3.00 per person.
More information at www.timetrial.org
Mick Boulton bus service – Finish to Start – places must be pre-booked – call 01694 771226 office hours only
Sunday, November 16, 2008
12 athletes made the short trip across to the William Brookes school in Wenlock for the largely flat, but muddy course.
Consistency, and indeed significant improvement was the order of the day, with many of our athletes being rewarded for their efforts with some very good individual performances once again, as well as a 1st in the U13B team placings.
Strong running from Ross Kirby saw him record a seasons best finish in 2nd place, just edged out by his Telford rival by 2 seconds. Luke Howes was again consistent, running a very strong second half of the course to finish 7th after a 3 way battle. Debutant Eddie Brittleton ran superbly throughout to finish 14th and can be proud of his performance.
Our girls showed progress in the U13 category with all 3 athletes moving up the listings from their last outing at Oswestry.
Becky Peet led the team home in 25th, closely followed by Elizabeth Hooper in 26th. Abigail Lavis completed the trio finishing in 37th.
Arguably the race of the day in which Shrewsbury fielded a full team to finish top points scorers.
Ben Ashcroft was again the victor, though he had to work hard for this win. A head to head sprint against John Fletcher (Bridgnorth) for the final 150m saw Ashcroft edge out his rival after a gutsy effort from both lads. Jack Fielding returned in the club colours to finish comfortably in 3rd place, while another debutant, Cian Faichney impressed in 14th place. Finishing off the scorers was Daniel Lucas in 21st, while Andrew Hickman narrowly ran out of ground in pursuit of chasing down his rival, finishing 26th.
Lydia Peet again was our sole competitor, and her commitment was rewarded with a seasons best placing of 11th. A great reward for her hard work, and she still managed her customary sprint finish!
Again many thanks to Athletes & parents alike for your support today. Final race in the series is December 7th at Bridgnorth.
Please confirm your availability at this race - a full team could see us sneak 3rd place in the Boys team competition.
Many Thanks, Dom.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Some Photos of the race can be found here:
Race results can be found on the Mercia Fell Runners website, a report will follow soon.
Results also available at UKresults.net:
If you have any feedback on todays event please send comments to the below email address.
Many thanks to all who helped make todays event a success.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Shrewsbury Athletic Club, in partnership with The National Trust at Attingham Park are proud to announce a new multi terrain race to the local calendar:
Sponsored by Rybrook BMW Shrewsbury, the 'Mad Jack's Five' is to be held on Sunday 9th November 2008 at Attingham Park on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.
Start time is 11am prompt.
5mile multi terrain race.
Entries on the day only, £7.
See below point of contact details for any queries.
The contact for the race is:
Andy Lewis, 88 Meole Rise, Shrewsbury SY3 9JE (01743 245253)