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WAKEFIELD DISTRICT HARRIERS & AC

MID-WEEK DISTANCE RUNNING LEAGUE

NEWSLETTER 5628th September 2002

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

 

Return of the Crigglestone Kid

Craig Heppenstall marked his distance league comeback at Robin Hood on Thursday evening with a convincing lead of 16 seconds over the 2.5 miles course over league leader Steve Tibbs.The position at the top of the table, however, remains unchanged and, in fact, rather perversely, Steve actually increased his lead since second in the table Dave Brook could manage only 6th place on the night.In the ladies table, Jane Senior took full advantage of Denise Greenís absence through injury with a superb run to close the gap to a couple of points and Val Andersonís run brought her only one point adrift.An interesting situation is also brewing up in the vets table, with Pete Farr closing down on Stuart Andersonís dominance of the vets championship.

18 members tackled the hilly course based on the Half-way House, courtesy of Mark Domaille.The leading handicap prizes were taken by Jane Senior (whose improvement goes on and on) and Alan Stainer, who made a remarkable improvement on last monthís performance.Alanís decision to choose the Kylie advent calendar was equally remarkable.We hope you and Kylie have lots of fun together, Alan.On the subject of handicaps, I was asked how scientific it all is-well, first I rank everyone running based upon their last two distance league performances, then I compare positions with those.Anyone making an significant improvement on the ranking gets a prize.Then I look at times and try and estimate where people should be on that basis (e.g. you Mike might have finished 20 seconds ahead of Dave last month but this month is 50 seconds ahead, but still in the same positions).If all else fails, I throw in a few wild cards (which is sports speak for making it up).

Welcome, by the way, to Brian Cooper, a new member, over 60 vet.Hope you enjoyed the outing Brian and that we see you at all the rest.

 

Accounts

We had £149-50 in the kitty.18 members paid £27 and prizes cost us £14, leaving us with a balance of £162-50.

 

Next Event

The next event will take place on Thursday 31st October from The Bedford Arms at East Ardsley (go on A650, over the M1 round-a-bout, take next major right hand turn in about 5 or 600 metres, Bedford Arms is on the right hand side before you start to go down the Falls).Course is designed by Steve Tibbs and Denise Green.It is approx 2.5 hilly miles. Enter on the night (£1-50).Be there at 7-00 for a 7-30 start (ladies starting about 7-20).

 

London Marathon

I was asked last Thursday about London Marathon club entries and if the club is sending for them.Having thought about it since, Iíve realised that the request has to be on club letter heading and has to come from a club official.As I am no longer club chairman, or a member of the management committee, I do not fulfil the requirements.The letter requesting places will have to come from one of the senior officers who will also be responsible for allocation of the places when they arrive.I know from past experience that club committee members sometimes read this newsletter (at least they do when it suits them), soÖÖover to you guys.

 

Corrections

Last months results unfortunately omitted Maree Anderson and failed to take into account the fact that Mark Box is a vet 40.The league tables have been corrected to set things right.
Result of September meeting at Robin Hood†††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† Division

1

C Heppenstall

M

13-23

1

2

S Tibbs

M

13-39

1

3

R Parfrey

M

14-34

1

4

T White

M

14-35

1

5

M Domaille

M40

14-45

1

6

D Brooke

M

15-13

1

7

S Wilkinson

M40

15-20

2

8

M Logan

M40

15-59

1

9

D Dawson

M

17-35

3

10

P Farr

M50

17-59

2

11

A Stainer

M50

18-02

3

12

M Box

M40

18-06

3

13

S Anderson

M60

18-09

1

14

G Whitworth

M50

21-28

2

15

B Cooper

M60

22-24

3

1L

J Senior

L35

20-09

L

2L

S Needham

L45

23-35

L

3L

V Anderson

L55

24-27

L

 

 

LADIES LEAGUE TABLE

1

D Green

L35

30

2

V Anderson

L55

29

3

J Senior

L35

28

4

S Needham

L45

22

5

D Hand

L55

17

6

M Anderson

L

08

 

VETS LEAGUE TABLE

 

1

S Anderson

M60

39

2

P Farr

M50

38

3

S Wilkinson

M40

29

4

M Logan

M40

28

5

D Brailsford

M40

25

6

M Domaille

M40

20

7=

R West

M40

18

7=

P Young

M40

18

9=

G Whitworth

M50

16

9=

A Stainer

M50

16

11

T Audsley

M40

14

12

M Box

M40

09

13

B Cooper

M60

06

14

P Sanderson

M50

05

15

N Devlin

M50

02

 

MENSí LEAGUE TABLEDivision 1

1

S Tibbs

39

2

D Brooke

28

3=

T White

24

3=

R Parfrey

24

5

M Logan

22

6

S Anderson

17

7

M Domaille

15

8

A Audsley

12

9

C Heppenstall

10

10

D Needham

00

 


Division 2

1

S Wilkinson

34

2

P Farr

29

3

D Brailsford

28

4

G Whitworth

25

5

P Young

18

6

B Horsefall

10

7

P Sanderson

06

8=

S Butler

00

8=

A Cooper

00

8=

S Faulkner

00

 

Division 3

1

R West

20

2

D Dawson

19

3=

M Box

16

3=

A Stainer

16

5

P Croft

10

6

P Campbell

09

7

N Devlin

08

8

B Cooper

07

 

 

 

NEXT EVENT

Thursday 31st October

from The Bedford Arms, East Ardsley.

Entry £1-50

7-00 for a 7-30 start (Ladies go at 7-20)


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