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WAKEFIELD DISTRICT HARRIERS & AC

MID-WEEK DISTANCE RUNNING LEAGUE

NEWSLETTER 5129th March 2002†††††

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

 

Domaille Opens up the Gap

Mark Domaille took full advantage of the absence of Craig Heppenstall (the Crigglestone Kid) to go into a 12 point lead at the top of division one.The fact that his efforts place Domaille more than 10 points clear means that he will have to miss one of the remaining two events to be caught.

Nineteen members risked life and limb to take part in the highly dangerous outing in an event which split members into teams of two running three alternate legs each on a relay basis over a challenging course.The course, which included a steep sting in the tail up the disused relay line at Stanley and then steeply down Baker Lane, was a good test of aerobic fitness and tactical guile with those members pacing themselves evenly over their entire three legs doing the best in the individual results.For individual league points, each athleteís separate lap times have been calculated and added together.Adam Cooper (over-all time 12-48) just managed to edge home in front of Steve Tibbs by 1 second (12-49), with Dave Needham who paid the price of an incredible 4-03 on his first lap (fastest single lap by 10 seconds) coming in third.In the ladies, there were superb runs by both Denise Green (17-09) and Jane Senior (17-16).

Teams were ďsortedĒ at the start with the fastest members being placed with the slowest.As usually happens in such events, the teams with two middle of the order athletes produced the better results with Richard West and Tony Audsley taking the honours (28-22) over Brian Horsefall and Peter Farr ((29-43) and Tony White and Stuart Anderson ((30-09).As itís Easter, prizes were all Easter eggs this time round.A special mention must be given to hero Dave Brooke who drew the short straw as the odd one out when the team pairs came together and actually ran all six legs as his own team to finish 4th in a time of 30-12.Daveís individual position was calculated on the basis of his best three laps.

The after-venue proved to be a good one with children allowed in the room and with home entertainment in the form of often slightly off-key karioke.Next time we go there, there will be a special prize for the member who does the best turn (how about Stuart Anderson sings the hits of Des OíConnor?).

The Vets table has seen Stuart Anderson move further into the lead now 11 points clear of Mark Domaille and Dot Hand is now 10 points clear at the top of the ladies table.In division 2 of the menís leagues, Tony Audsley seems set to pick up the honours.

 

System for the Leagues

Just a reminder-The menís league is now divided into three divisions. Points are 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).††

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 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.

The promotion/relegation in the menís divisions will be on the basis of two up/two down, so if youíre in the promotion/relegation zones, you have a lot to still run for.

 

Accounts

We had £98 in the kitty.19 members paid £1-50 each to give us £28-50, prizes cost us £11, so we have £115-50 remaining.

 

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 -for Wakefield Breast Cancer Appeal

The April meeting will be an open event, with members of the public and other clubs invited to participate.It will be a 3.3 miles, off-road event from Stanley Ferry.Start time is 7-00 and, as we may get a big entry on the night (The Wakefield Express is doing a big splash) pre-entry is essential (entry form is attached).The entry fee is £3-50 and all proceeds will go to the appeal.The aim is to make money for this cause and nothing will be taken from the entries, even for prizes (The Frobisher Suite at the Ferry is giving us a couple of prizes and Iím going to use a surprise cheque I recently received from Wensleydale RFC for when I called off a game there because of snow, to buy a few prizes).

We need marshals (there are a few places where people could possibly go wrong), and helpers to take on night entries and to help me with time-keeping and results, so if you have friends or family members who would like to help, please do let me know.

 

Other Future Events

The Wakefield City 10k is on April 7th.Unfortunately, Sue and I will be away that week-end, as will John Wootton (with the international special needs team),Jack Hewitt and Joe Johnson.We are desperate for help with things such as putting mile markers out on the morning, helping with the fun runs, controlling a finish funnel, etc.Please think twice before entering the event, and lend a hand on the day.Please turn up if you can offer any help at all.

 

 

Please note change of email address:

Please contact me in future for club matters at:wakefieldharriers@yahoo.co.uk

 

Result of March meeting:

Teams:

 

Team

Time

1

Richard West/Tony Audsley

28-22

2

Brian Horsefall/Pete Farr

29-43

3

Tony White/Stuart Anderson

30-09

4

Dave Brooke (hero)

30-12

5

Mark Domaille/Denise Green

30-17

6

Dave Needham/Dot Hand

30-48

7

Rob Parfrey/Graham Whitworth

30-57

8

Paul Sanderson/Jane Senior

31-44

9

Steve Tibbs/Sue Needham

33-54

10

Adam Cooper/Val Anderson

35-16

 

Individual results

 

 

lap 1

lap 2

lap 3

Total time

1

Adam Cooper

4-20

4-14

4-14

12-48

2

Steve Tibbs

4-19

4-13

4-17

12-49

3

Dave Needham

4-03

4-24

4-30

12-57

4

Mark Domaille

4-23

4-21

4-24

13-08

5

Rob Parfrey

4-23

4-21

4-27

13-11

6

Brian Horsefall

4-14

4-23

4-36

13-13

7

Tony White

4-32

4-33

4-35

13-40

8

Richard West

4-39

4-37

4-35

13-51

9

Tony Audsley

4-50

4-46

4-55

14-31

10

Paul Sanderson

4-40

4-57

4-55

14-32

11

Dave Brook (hero)

4-53

5-10

5-07

 

 

Dave Brook Continued

5-04

5-12

4-56

14-53

12

Peter Farr

5-41

5-27

5-12

16-20

13

Stuart Anderson

5-36

5-26

5-27

16-29

14

Graham Whitworth

6-00

5-52

5-51

17-43

1L

Denise Green

5-47

5-39

5-43

17-09

2L

Jane Senior

5-35

5-44

5-57

17-16

3L

Dot Hand

5-54

5-59

5-58

17-51

4L

Sue Needham

6-53

7-06

7-06

21-06

5L

Val Anderson

7-35

7-34

7-18

22-27


LADIES LEAGUE TABLE

1

D Hand

L55

83

2

S Needham

L45

73

3

V Anderson

L55

67

4

M Anderson

L

52

5

J Senior

L

29

6

A Jordanova

L

24

8=

E Twigg

L

10

8=

C Sykes

L

10

8=

D Green

L35

10

10=

A Young

L45

09

10=

K Smith

L

09

12

L Marsh

SG

06

 

VETS LEAGUE TABLE

 

 

 

Vets Pts

1

S Anderson

M60

105

2

M Domaille

M40

94

3

P Farr

M50

57

4

M Logan

M40

52

5

A Audsley

M40

47

6

P Young

M40

41

7

G Whitworth

M50

40

8

A Cooper

M40

37

9

S Wilkinson

M40

34

10=

A Stainer

M50

28

10=

S Butler

M40

28

12

P Sanderson

M40

27

13=

D Brailsford

M40

25

13=

R West

M40

25

15

R Needham

M50

10

16

P McNamara

M40

08

17

D Price

M40

06

18

K Singleton

M40

04

19=

D Holden

M60

03

19=

J Turner

M40

03

21

J Senior

M50

02

 

 

MENSí LEAGUE TABLEDivision 1

1

M Domaille

M40

82

2

C Heppenstall

M

70

3

S Tibbs

M

66

4

T White

M

52

5

D Needham

M

51

6

D Brooke

M

50

7

M Logan

M40

47

8

S Anderson

M60

44

9

P Young

M40

38

10

S Wilkinson

M40

33


 

Division 2

1

A Audsley

M40

53

2

R Parfrey

M

44

3=

G Whitworth

M50

43

3=

P Farr

M50

43

5

A Cooper

M40

36

6

P Sanderson

M

33

7

D Brailsford

M40

29

8

S Butler

M40

27

9

R West

M40

24

10

A Stainer

M50

16

 

Division 3

1=

D Worton

M

20

2

B Horsfall

M

19

3

S Faulkner

M

10

4=

N Mannion

M

09

4=

K Singleton

M40

09

6=

R Needham

M50

08

6=

P Walker

M

08

8=

P McNamara

M40

07

8=

D Price

M40

07

8=

D Dawson

M

07

11

J Turner

M40

04

12

J Senior

M

03

13

D Holden

M60

02

 

 

 

 

NEXT EVENT

25th April

From Stanley Ferry

3.3 miles off road

In aid of

Wakefield Breast Cancer Appeal

Entry fee: £3-50 (please pre-enter)

Race starts at 7-00

 


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