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Mens October 2016 Race Report

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October 2016


Bournemouth Marathon Festival (1st - 2nd October)

Lots of Harriers were out over the weekend - both supporting and racing for what feels like a home race! Unfortunately for the Saturday 10k'ers it was very windy along the seafront which hampered performances… not so for the Half Marathon on Sunday - low wind and near perfect conditions for the 2nd year in a row! The marathon too was in good conditions - although it did feel rather warm by the end of the marathon (and I was just spectating for that!). Well done all.


(Windy!) 10k - 1859 finishers

Position Name Time
13 Gary Worsley 0:38:21
23 David Wilson 0:39:54
78 Anthony Robins 0:43:27
220 Carl Hannah 0:49:28
344 Martin Lucas 0:53:27
395 Rob Rolph 0:54:17
804 James Sturman



Half Marathon - 3331 finishers

Position Name Time  
25 Rob Jones 1:21:54 PB
26 Matt Brown 1:21:54  
33 Steve Williams 1:22:31 PB
360 Richard Holmes 1:38:27  
362 Matthew Holmes 1:38:30  
403 Jonathan Woods 1:39:42  
413 Matthew Harris 1:39:54  
647 Mark Everett 1:44:17  
790 Peter Barton 1:47:40  
888 Mike Kibble 1:49:09  
1776 Guy Burdett 2:03:03  
2320 David Stokes 2:13:08  
2428 Luke Ardern 2:15:14  
2787 John Lomax 2:25:05  
3123 Gary Kirkby 2:39:56  


Marathon - 2015 finishers

Position Name Time
342 Andrew Rumsey 3:43:02
432 Nick Marshall 3:48:51
445 Scott Blakeway 3:49:41
544 Trevor McCarthy 3:54:41
752 Greg Hawkins 4:06:06
1033 Mathew Perry 4:22:59
1517 Lee Page 4:54:09
1718 Roy Tubman 5:15:34
1991 James Davies 6:26:18


Studland Stampede (9th October) - 425 finishers

Thanks to Glenn for submitting a report for the Studland Stamped. "Ten Harrier men turned out in warm conditions on what was a great morning out in Studland."

Position Name Time  
4th Darren Howard-Tomes 49:24 Purbeck Trail Series Overall Winner. A fantastic achievement!
65th Glenn Batt 59:54  
67th Jonathan Woods 1:00:01  
97th Doug Savage 1:03:09  
141st Scott Dutton 1:06:46  
247th Michael White 1:14:01  
255th Gerry Lucas 1:14:42  
276th Dave Randall 1:16:22  
336th Greg Hawkins 1:22:14  
413th Paul Lewry 1:38:07  


Vitality Oxford Half Marathon (9th October) - 7645 finishers

Thanks to Dave Wilson for submitting a very thorough race report! "Oxford is my home city. It’s where the mighty Yellows (OUFC) create their football magic and I used to try and copy them with a Sunday morning hangover. Anyway, enough of football; I will concentrate on running.
    I ran the Vitality Oxford Half Marathon two years ago and the organisation was not good (shuttle buses late, start delayed by 20 minutes, and the course was not scenic). I vowed never to run it again. I’m a forgiving man, and so now I’m back. The course has been changed to a ‘glorious city centre route that celebrates everything that we love about this beautiful city!’.
    The morning was fresh as I left my parents, house and drove to the dreaming spires of Oxford (actually a side road two miles from the centre. Free parking ). I jogged to the Race Village and tried not to look bored for half an hour. The start is about a 10 minute walk from the Village and there are no toilets at the start which as you can imagine creates a few problems.
     The course is fairly flat (130ft elevation), with no major hills. The temperature was around 14oC and a slight breeze. Good running conditions. They have improved the course. The run starts and finishes in the centre of Oxford and you run through many picturesque areas. My run was a bit of a struggle, but I managed a reasonable time. The Goody Bag was good and the bag collection worked a treat. I jogged back to the car and drove to my parents’ house, and a well-earned delicious Sunday lunch at a family friend."

Position Name Time
130 Dave Wilson 1:24:20


Isle of Wight Marathon (9th October)

Thank you Graham for sending in this result and race report "60th Isle of Wight marathon. Two of us did this tough hilly marathon, a challenging course". Graham was 27th overall and 3rd in age group knocking 12 minutes off his previous best - well done mate, great running!!

Position Name Time  
27 Graham Malt 3:30:25

PB & 3rd in age group


Gold Hill 10k (9th October) - 241 finishers

GoldHill10k 2016

Good conditions and a decent Harrier turnout for this Club Championship and Road Race League event. For the Road Race we did well on the day beating our main rivals - the Poole clubs, with a special mention to Mark G who managed to catch and pass a Poole Runner on the finishing straight at sub-4 min mile pace!! (Especially impressive after running all those hills!). It's a slightly undulating race (ahem) - but good 'fun' - with the famous climb up Gold Hill (from the old Hovis adverts) coming after about 1k.

Position Name Time
7 Matt Brown 0:40:10
11 Steve Williams 0:40:53
25 Mark Goodwin 0:42:35
50 Stuart Stone 0:45:58
66 Steve O'Connell 0:48:34
86 Martin Hudson 0:51:01
140 Barry Telling 0:56:06
166 Mike Terry 0:59:25
226 Peter Hellawell 1:13:42
229 James Davies 1:14:27


Maidstone Marathon (16th October)

Thanks again to marathon man Graham for sending this result and report "I thought IOW was challenging but this had 2500 ft elevation and was very tough. 7th overall and 2nd to the machine, Steve Edwards in age cat in this small field"

Position Name Time  
7 Graham Malt 3:34:26 2nd in age group


The Stickler (30th October) - 505 finishers

10.1 miles off road in the beautiful North Dorset countryside. A tough old race which includes 3 big peaks/hills (and a fourth that doesn’t count as a peak/hill!)

Position Name Time
9 HOWARD-TOMES, Darren 1:10:48
11 WILLIAMS, Stephen 1:11:26
18 BROWN, Matthew 1:12:51
32 GOODWIN, Mark 1:15:33
33 WILSON, David 1:16:05
44 PALMER, Craig 1:17:11
48 PACKER, Mark 1:17:45
64 STONE, Stuart 1:20:01
93 MALT, Graham 1:23:24
107 DE LUCA, Paolo 1:24:43
120 TURLE, Paul 1:25:50
157 BATT, Glenn 1:29:10
185 HUDSON, Martin 1:30:51
226 SAVAGE, Doug 1:34:11
232 HOLMES, Darren 1:35:01
279 BARTON, Peter 1:39:04
299 DUTTON, Scott 1:40:47
344 WALFORD JELKS, Wayne 1:44:32
367 PAGE, Lee 1:47:19
391 LUCAS, Gerry 1:50:48
431 BURDETT, Guy 1:56:32
442 RANDALL, Dave 1:57:55
504 SMITH, Stuart 2:24:30


Upcoming races:

  • Wimborne 10 (DRRL & CC) - 20th November
  • Boscombe 10k (DRRL & CC) - 27th November

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!


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