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WAKEFIELD DISTRICT HARRIERS & AC

MID-WEEK DISTANCE RUNNING LEAGUE

NEWSLETTER 471st December 2001

Ron Needham 01924 829495†† email: wakefieldharriers@yahoo.co.uk

 

Closest finish for months


Craig Heppenstallís return from injury brought him into close conflict with a very fit Steve Tibbs in a 2.9 dash around Carlton. The two were locked almost together as they appeared through the gloom at the finish in front of the Unicorn pub and there was just one second in it as they crossed the line with Heppenstall ahead.17 athletes took part.The result brings leaves Mark ahead of the newly constituted division one table, but only by the narrowest of margins.The championship is wide open really could go to anyone in the top four or so, dependent to a certain extent upon injury and other commitments.Can anyone afford not to take part?

Handicaps were based on the last two events and also provided close results with most running to form.It was one of our lady athletes who took first handicap prize, however.Maree Anderson, training regularly now with London aspirant Alix Jordanova recorded her first win over table leader Dot Hand and stormed the handicap system to win by 28 seconds over Peter Farr who also produced an effort over and above recent form.

 

System for the Leagues

We have now divided the menís league into different divisions.From now, points will be awarded on the basis of where an athlete finishes in his division.So, 1st home in each division will score 10 points and so on.Points credited to each athlete up to the dividing stage have been divided by two and carried forward to the new structure-so if you had a score of 80 after six events, you have carried 40 into your new division (we have rounded up odd scores).††

One problem, Graham Whitworth, Tony White and Dave Brailsford all are level on 22 points.However, Grahamís and Daveís 22 points came after they scored 43 and had their 21.5 rounded up to 22, Tony scored 44, so he goes into division 1.

At the end of the ďseasonĒ the top of each division will receive awards (divisions 2 and 3 are likely to be medals).

The Ladies and Vets leagues will remain the same as before with the Vets points awarded on the basis of positions in relation to other vets (so 1st Vet gets 10, 2nd gets 9 and so on) with Vets over 50 having their score doubled and Vets over 60 trebled.By the way, Paul Sanderson told me on Thursday evening that he is in fact a vet, so I have recalculated the vets table.

 

Accounts

We took £25-50 in entries, £13-00 went on prizes, leaving £105 in the kitty.†† We may use some of this to put on a buffet at the Christmas Handicaps in December.

 

Publish your results

If you want your road, fell or cross country results publishing in the newsletter and on the WEB page, then let me have details, preferably by email, and Iíll put them in the newsletter.

 

Next Event

Next monthís league event are the Christmas Handicaps and will take place on the 20th December over the traditional two lap of the park course.Please be at the start/finish area of the track no later than 6-45.The Christmas Handicaps are run on a ďstart handicapĒ basis (i.e. if you have 15 minutes start, you start 15 minutes before the scratch man).Please encourage as many as possible to turn out-anyone can run, including shot putters, club presidents, etc.Will last yearís winner please remember to bring back the cup (nicely polished)?There is no entry fee. Instead, everyone running MUST bring a unisex prize to the value of between £3 and £4, suitably wrapped (its true nature disguised if possible).First back takes first choice from the table, and so on.Please donít run if you donít bring a prize.We are hoping to put on a buffet at a local hostelry.Details probably on the night (we have to find somewhere willing to do it for us on the Thursday prior to Christmas).

 

Other Future Events

The Yorkshire Vets Cross Country Championships in Thornes Park will now take place on 17th February 2002.

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Please note change of email address:

Please contact me in future for club matters at:

wakefieldharriers@

yahoo.co.uk

 

London Marathon

We have been successful in gaining 5 club places for the London Marathon.These will be allocated on the following basis:

1.     First priority goes to club members who have taken part in this yearís distance league and who have pre-entered the London and been rejected.If you wish to be allocated a place, on this basis, you must have given me your rejection slip prior to the presentation at the handicaps on the 20th December (no slip, no place).††

2.     Second priority if there are any places left goes to any club members who have pre-entered the London and been rejected.If anyone wishes to be allocated a place, on this basis, theymust also have given me their rejection slip prior to the handicap prize presentations on the 20th December (no slip, no place).

3.     Third priority if there are any places left goes to club members who have taken part in this yearís distance league and who have not pre-entered the London.If you wish to be allocated a place, on this basis, you must tell me before the handicaps presentation by the 20th December.††

4.     Fourth priority if there are any places left goes to any other club member.If a member wishes to be allocated a place, on this basis, they must tell me before the handicaps presentation by the 20th December.

5.     If at any stage of this process, we have more applications than entries available, we will make a draw at the Christmas Handicaps.

6.     Note that for all applications from 1 to 4 above, the member must be present to collect the entry at the handicaps presentation, or MUST SUPPLY ME WITH AN A4 SIZE STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE.I will not run round getting entries to people who canít be bothered to help me in this way.

7.     Finally, there is a substitution system in operation this year.If you discover you cannot take part, you must inform me by 31st January, so the number can be reallocated.Please donít be selfish and hang on to your number hoping you can defer to next year†† -another club member maybe able to use it

 

NEXT EVENT

20th December

CHRISTMAS HANDICAPS

2 laps of the park

Meet at track finish line

6-45 Latest Registration

No entry fee

You MUST bring a unisex gift-wrapped prize to value of between £3 and £4



Result of November meeting 2.9 miles, Carlton, 29th November

 

MEN

 

Time

League pts

Vets Pts

1

Craig Heppenstall

M

16-09

20

 

2

Steve Tibbs

M

16-10

19

 

3

Mark Domaille

M40

17-02

18

10

4

Richard West

M40

17-20

17

09

5

Dave Brailsford

M40

17-25

16

08

6

Tony White

M

17-40

15

 

7

Steve Wilkinson

M40

17-45

14

07

8

Derek Price

M40

18-35

13

06

9

Paul Sanderson

M40

19-02

12

05

10

Mike Logan

M40

19-06

11

04

11

Peter Farr

M50

21-39

10

06

12

Stuart Anderson

M60

21-48

09

06

13

Graham Whitworth

M50

22-35

08

02

 

WOMEN

 

 

 

 

1

Maree Anderson

F

23-16

10L

 

2

Dot Hand

F55

23-35

09L

 

3

Sue Needham

FV45

27-27

08L

 

4

Val Anderson

FV55

29-30

07L

 

 

LADIES LEAGUE TABLE

1

D Hand

L55

48

2

S Needham

L45

44

3

M Anderson

L

44

4

V Anderson

L55

42

5

A Jordanova

L

17

6

E Twigg

L

10

7=

A Young

L45

09

7=

K Smith

L

09

9

L Marsh

SG

06

 

VETS LEAGUE TABLE

 

 

 

Vets Pts

1

S Anderson

M60

60

2

M Domaille

M40

57

3

S Wilkinson

M40

34

4

P Young

M40

31

5

M Logan

M40

29

6

A Stainer

M50

28

7

D Brailsford

M40

22

8

S Butler

M40

20

9

P Farr

M50

19

10

A Audsley

M40

18

11=

A Cooper

M40

17

11=

R West

M40

17

13

G Whitworth

M50

16

14=

R Needham

M50

10

14=

P Sanderson

M40

10

16

P McNamara

M40

08

17

D Price

M40

06

18=

D Holden

M60

03

18=

J Turner

M40

03

20

J Senior

M50

02

 


 

MENSí LEAGUE TABLEDivision 1

 

 

 

League pts

1

M Domaille

M40

51

2

C Heppenstall

M

50

3

S Tibbs

M

47

4

S Wilkinson

M40

33

5

M Logan

M40

31

6

P Young

M40

30

7

S Anderson

M60

28

8

D Needham

M

27

9

D Brooke

M

25

10

T White

M

22

 

Division 2

1=

G Whitworth

M50

22

1=

D Brailsford

M40

22

3

A Audsley

M40

20

4

P Farr

M50

18

5

S Butler

M40

17

6=

A Cooper

M40

16

6=

A Stainer

M50

16

6=

R Parfrey

M

16

6=

R West

M40

16

10

P Sanderson

M

12

 

Division 3

1

D Wotton

M

10

2=

B Horsfall

M

09

2=

N Mannion

M

09

4

R Needham

M50

08

5=

P McNamara

M40

07

5=

D Price

M40

07

7

J Turner

M40

04

8

J Senior

M

03

9

D Holden

M60

02

 

 

Thoughts for next year-should we operate the leagues as this year (i.e. run one table to the half-way stage and then divide into divisions) or should we have promotion and relegation at the end of the ďseasonĒ (say with the top three of each division promoted and the bottom three relegated)?Have a think about it.
WAKEFIELD DISTRICT HARRIERS & AC

 

 

CLUB CHRISTMAS HANDICAPS

 

 

 

Thursday, 20th December

 

At Thornes Park

 

Start/finish on the track -two laps of the park, traditional course

 

Start time for first athlete:7-00

 

Rest start on handicap thereafter (so fastest men can expect to start about 7-30).

Please be at the start at 6-45 (we need to sort out handicaps).

 

 

Entry is free but all competitors MUST bring with them a prize, suitably gift wrapped and unisex in nature to value of between £3 and £4

First back chooses prize first, etc.

NB: please donít take part if you donít bring a prize

 

 

To help with handicaps, please let us know in advance your fastest 10k time since 1st January 2001 (if you havenít run 10k since then, let us know a time for the nearest distance)-hand to Steve Wilkinson, Steve Tibbs or Craig Heppenstall as soon as possible.

 

 

 

Name

 

 

Fastest 10k since January 1st 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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