Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Shrewsbury AC senior track and field team held on for the Title of Division 5 at Leamington on the first weekend of August. Shrewsbury finished 3rd on the day, with the women taking more of the honours over a slightly depleted Men’s Team. As we finished ahead of Stratford, we were confirmed as Champions.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
After a string of fell race victories this season, more recently 1st place in the Skiddaw Fell Race and 2nd place in the Moel Siabod Race in 47/10, Shrewsbury Athletic Club star Steve Cale used his debut appearance in the Snowdon Race to demonstrate his abilities on the international fell scene. On the day, Steve stormed to 9th place in 1/12/19 and in doing so, finished ahead of a host of international runners running for England, Scotland, Wales and the continent.
There were successful runs for Kevin Francis, finishing 56th in 1/26/34 and 5th in the Veteran over 40 category and club captain Graham Jones 80th in 1/30/10 and 2nd in the Veteran over 50 category, with Leo Murray 223rd in 1/46/09. Anna Bartlett, selected again to run for Wales, finished 8th in the Ladies International Race in a time of 1/33/10, a fine performance in conditions of strong winds and driving rain.
On the Sexarathon scene, Pete Middleton continued his challenge for a podium spot in the series, with an outstanding 3rd place at the Vic Musgrove Fast 5K, in 15/50, keeping him in 3rd spot in the series with one race to go. Kevin Francis , having his best season to date, finished 14th in 16/59 and 1st Vet over 40, keeping him in that spot for the series and Steve Waters, moving further up the finishing order with each race, finished 19th in 17/19.
In the Ladies Race, Claire Burgoyne produced another fine display, finishing 2nd in the Ladies Race in 18/39, maintaining 1st spot in the series.
In the Summer Fell Series, Juan Castillo continued his successful season, with 6th spot in the Stiperstones Race in 30/18, with Graham Jones 10th in 31/56 and 1st Vet over 50, Kevin Francis 12th in 32/00 and 2nd Vet over 40, and Anna Bartlett 11th in 34/09 and 1st Lady.
9 Steve Cale 1/12/19, 56 Kevin Francis 1/26/34(5th Vet over 40), 80 Graham Jones 1/30/10(2nd Vet over 50), 223 Leo Murray 1/46/09
Vic Musgrove Results:
3 Pete Middleton 15/50, 14 Kevin Francis 16/59(1st Vet over 40), 19 Steve Waters 17/19, 24 Ben Calder 17/34, 32 Paul Clarke 17/56(3rd Vet over 50), 34 Grant Lloyd 18/01, 45 Tim Viner 18/22, 52 Claire Burgoyne 18/39(2nd Senior Woman), 55 Chris Wakeman 18/48(7th Vet over 50), 72 Dan Fleetwood 19/44, 81 Sean Hickey 20/00, 114 Ben Nash 22/05, 152 Emma Sheekey 23/51(8th Female Vet over 40), 198 Brian Williams 27/58(2nd Vet over 70)
6 Juan Castillo 30/18, 10 Graham Jones 31/56(1st Vet over 50), 12 Kevin Francis 32/00(2nd Vet over 40), 27 Anna Bartlett 34/09(1st Lady), 63 Derek Owen 40/08(6th Vet over 55), 70 Adam Stockwell 43/18
13 Anna Bartlett 1/05/41(1st Lady), 17 Kevin Francis 1/08/17
Gyrn Gallop Results:
3 Kevin Francis 46/32(1st Vet over 40), 4 Graham Jones 47/01(1st Vet over 50), 11 Anna Bartlett 50/07(2nd Lady), 36 Derek Owen 59/47(3rd Vet over 55)
Picture of Steve Cale in descent from Snowdon, copyright and courtesty of Alastair Tye - www.fellrunningpictures.co.uk