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Mens April 2016 Race Report

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April 2016


Bournemouth Bay (Sunday 3rd April)

We had the Harriers out in force for this popular local race - with reasonable weather conditions, though the wind was a little energy sapping along the prom out to Southbourne!


Place Time Name
46 0:44:29 Wayne Walford Jelks
49 0:44:35 Steve O'Connell
57 0:45:13 Anthony Robins
793 1:06:36 John Lomax

Half Marathon

Place Time Name
5 1:18:51 Paul Hill
20 1:25:02 Gary Worsley
23 1:25:40 Steve Williams
110 1:36:15 Martin Hudson
145 1:39:07 Graham Malt
165 1:40:13 Steve Elson
188 1:41:49 Paul Manning
201 1:42:46 Peter Barton
202 1:42:46 Nick Marshall
205 1:42:50 Andrew Rumsey
417 1:53:01 Mike Kibble
448 1:53:48 Simon Blundell
474 1:55:52 Lee Baxter
485 1:55:14 Mike Terry
621 2:02:07 Guy Burdett


White Horse Half Marathon (3rd April, 2016) Grove, Oxfordshire - 450 finishers

Thanks to Mr Dave Wilson for submitting this very thorough race report! "Here’s the blurb: It is a level and attractive rural course through the country villages of the Vale of the White Horse. Starting from Grove the course follows quiet country lanes through the villages of Denchworth, Lyford and Charney Bassett. The White Horse Half Marathon has been voted one of the top 10 races for PB potential on the Runners World web site.
I read that this race was a potential P.B. course. The race is limited to 500 runners and always is full very early. It normally clashes with the Bournemouth Bay Run Half Marathon, so I have not entered before. This year the Bay Run was not in the Club Championship so I took the opportunity to give it a whirl.
With an entry fee of £16, your race number (with timing chip attached) sent to you, the start at 9:30, and your results counting on Runbritain, what more could you want?
I arrived at 8:30 and parked at the HQ. After a ‘comfort break’, warm up, and another ‘comfort break’, I jogged to the start. The course was nice and flat. There was good support in the villages we passed through, and the marshals were numerous and friendly. A bit of a head wind on the second half, but the temperature was a nice 7-10 C.
I can’t fault the race. You receive a nice mug, bananas and water at the end. The results were already up on the wall at HQ when I got there. There were numerous prizes. I won 2nd in the 50 age category. I was already on my way home by the time the presentations were made. The Excellent glass trophy was posted to me. What service :)
If you want to try for a half marathon P.B., you could do a lot worse than enter this race. It’s about a 1 hour 20 min drive. If the weather’s kind, you’re on a winner!"

Place Time Name  
14 1:22:32 Dave Wilson PB


Manchester Marathon (10th April)

Thanks to Darren Howard-Tomes for this race report "I personally can’t fault this race, I loved it from start to finish and would recommend it to anyone. I heard there was some baggage issues but I didn’t use it so it’d be unfair to comment. The important bit for me is always the race itself and it was well marshaled and brilliantly supported by spectators and entertainers. I would do it again in a heartbeat!"

Place Time Name  
178 2:54:22 Darren Howard-Tomes PB
6215 4:27:19 Steve Amey  
8645 5:20:05 Stuart Smith  


London Marathon (Sunday 24th April)

It was almost perfect running conditions - and what an amazing experience it was (my first London marathon!). We had some great Harrier performances and lots of Harriers cheering us on route! Well done all!

Place overall Place gender Place category Name Category HALF FINISH  
1086 1056 38 » Wilson, David (GBR) 50-54 1:25:20 2:53:23
1259 1221 249 » Bonner, Adrian (GBR) 40-44 1:25:52 2:55:04  
1321 1278 143 » Packer, Mark (GBR) 45-49 1:27:19 2:55:32  
1353 1309 149 » Worsley, Gary (GBR) 45-49 1:27:20 2:55:47 PB
1565 1510 922 » Williams, Stephen (GBR) 18-39 1:27:38 2:57:17 PB
2157 2061 458 » Goodwin, Mark (GBR) 40-44 1:29:14 3:00:54 PB
3551 3272 1672 » Brown, Matthew (GBR) 18-39 1:30:15 3:12:29  
11370 8914 1341 » de Luca, Paolo (GBR) 45-49 1:47:12 3:51:08  
14179 10886 5387 » Tout, Dan (GBR) 18-39 1:57:44 3:59:38  
15374 11675 1742 » Mollaghan, John (GBR) 45-49 1:59:45 4:04:21  
25610 17861 3330 » Gregory, Ian (GBR) 40-44 2:04:06 4:44:45  
26157 18147 9156 » Tubman, Roy (GBR) 18-39 2:04:27 4:47:01  
31515 20898 2943 » King, Ricky (GBR) 45-49 2:23:55 5:14:34  
31560 20921 2947 » Archibold, Chris (GBR) 45-49 2:18:09 5:14:48  


Upcoming races:

  • North Dorset Village Marathon (DRRL) - 1st May
  • Lymington 10k (CC) - 8th May
  • Poole 10k (CC & DRRL) - 5th June
  • Puddletown Plod (CC & DRRL) - 12th June


As a general reminder, please ensure you wear your Harriers vest if you have entered a race as a Littledown Harrier or are a current club member - we are required to wear our club vest in races, and apart from anything else it means we can identify and support each other more easily! I have also been asked to remind you to ensure race organisers are advised of any number swaps before a race.


As always, if I have missed you from the results (or made any errors!), or you have done any other races or PBs not reported on please let me know. Also feel free to submit any race reports to be published in next months report.

Race hard guys!


(Littledown Harriers - Men's Captain)

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