Thursday, December 14, 2017
   
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Late Summer Handicap

A superb turnout for the club handicap race saw 42 runners hit the paths of Chelmsford last night. Having calculated the majority of handicaps prior to the race via the power of social media (facebook) the additional 15 or so runners turning up on the night did not overwhelm the organisers. With all handicaps calculated from previous 5k races and some other distances where not available we also had to rely on an element of honesty from the competitors. Admittedly, some runners did attempt to increase their handicap using reasons (excuses) ranging from “I had a big pizza prior to running” to “I don’t run as fast at night time”. Needless to say these were not taken in to account.

The conditions were ideal from the start and the race commenced shortly after 8pm. Some great individual efforts and numerous PB’s later we had a winner. In 1st place  was Toni Brown with a time of 29:33, knocking a fantastic 3 mins of her previous best. Well done Toni! In 2nd place was Katherine Lee with a time of 29:35 and again, nearly 3 mins of her PB. Both Toni and Katherine were part of the Springfield Striders beginner running group so it’s great to see them both placing here tonight and entirely in the spirit of the race. In 3rd place was Kevin Wright who ran 30:32, a PB post operation. 

All that is left is a big thanks to all the helpers on the night, especially Allison and Alistair and the marshals. And then to the runners for coming and having a go. I look forward to seeing you all for the Winter 5k Handicap which will likely be a Thurs night in Feb. 

 

Pos. Name Clock Time Finish Time
1 Toni Brown  37:03 29:33
2 Katherine Lee 37:05 29:35
3 Kevin Wright 37:32 30:32
4 Dannielle Lewis 38:06 30:06
5 Jackie Russell 38:12 27:42
6 Karen Hatcher 38:20 27:50
7 Malcolm Potter  38:21 38:21
8 Dean McLeod 38:28 20:28
9 Leonardo Webb 38:41 18:11
10 Jan King 38:44 29:44
11 Kym Eden 38:50 21:50
12 Donna Hindle 38:52 23:52
13 Ken Hands 39:01 21:01
14 Sam Rule 39:02 23:32
15 Tim Brockington 39:04 22:04
16 Steve Bugden  38:17 19:47
17 Gary Robins 39:20 18:20
18 Gary Joslin 39:24 20:54
19 Harriet Oakley  39:25 25:55
20 Rob Sirrett  39:25 20:25
21 Jon Byford 39:26 18:56
22 Richard Rule 39:26 21:56
23 Chris Sewell 39:31 22:31
24 Ed Freeman  39:33 19:03
25 Neil Wilson 39:34 19:34
26 Nicky Hands 39:38 23:38
27 Melanie Lamb 39:40 24:40
28 Julien Catmull 39:41 22:41
29 Sharon Bannister  39:41 23:41
30 Hilda O'Kelly 39:42 23:42
31 Alan Ashton 39:46 19:16
32 Clive Higdon 39:49 21:49
33 Val Govender  39:51 19:51
34 Sharon Prince  39:55 25:25
35 Sarah Stonehouse  39:55 29:25
36 Patrick Dinwiddy 39:58 20:28
37 Martin Mack 40:16 20:46
38 Marisa Christie 40:23 27:23
39 Mark Babbage 40:29 23:59
40 Louise Birke 40:37 23:37
41 Caroline Adlem 40:39 26:39
42 Nicola Norman 42:26 26:56