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MID-WEEK DISTANCE RUNNING LEAGUE

NEWSLETTER 63††††††††† 9th May 2003

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

Holidays and a slightly less accessible venue reduced the entry to the penultimate event of the season but 16 athletes found their way around a largely off-road course of approximately two and three quarter miles.How times have changed-only a couple of years ago we would have been celebrating an entry of 16.Mark Ridgway demonstrated fine pace, heading the field in a time of 14-30, with Steve Tibbs and Dave Brailsford trailing about a minute behind.In the ladiesí event, Jane Senior now recovered from her London Marathon led Denise Green by 31 seconds.Welcome to newcomer Maria Dodge, by the way-all the way from New Zealand.We hope you enjoyed both the run and the after event craic.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the on night organisation.The course was being tried out for the Yorkshire Vets event to be held on 1st June- more details of that later in this newsletter.

The event just about settled all but one of the league tables.With a maximum of only ten points available in the last race, Steve Tibbs now cannot be bettered at the top of the menís division 1 with Denise Green and Steve Wilkinsonenjoying similar positions in the ladies and menís division2 tables.The Vetsí table is all but won by Tony Audsley as he now leads Stuart Anderson by 21 points.Should Stuart finish no lower than 4th vet at the next event and Tony not show up at all, Stuart would finish level on points (remember that a vet over 60 scores treble his points in the Vetís league).Division 3 has only 4 points separating Richard West and David Dawson-an interesting situation if both turn up for the final fixture.

Accounts

We had £186-00 in the kitty.We took £24-00 in entry fees.Prizes cost £12-00, leaving us with a balance of £198-00.

Next Event

The final event of the season will take place at Stanley Rodillian Rugby Club on June 5th (the last Thursday in May falls during Spring Bank Holiday week).Dave Brooks has kindly offered to cater once again.This venue has been chosen as it offers both showers and a kitchen for Dave to use (essential if the weather is bad) as well as a licensed bar.Donít forget that presentations will also take place after this event.

Future of the league

As discussed previously, I am considering affiliating the league to the North of England and am currently investigating the implications of this.This would give us the opportunity to open up participation to members of any affiliated club without the worries of whether or not we are insured and without having to apply for permits for each and every event.The affiliation fee is £20 per annum and the affiliation process is very straightforward.Iíd like to discuss the future of the league in detail after the next event, please.If we do decide to go down the affiliation route, the discussion will form the inaugural general meeting of the new league and a draft constitution will be available for agreement.

 

Vets League Event in Wakefield-Sunday June 1st
The club is hosting a round of the Yorkshire Veterans Grand Prix series, and we have decided to use Haw Park woods and the old Wakefield-Barnsley canal towpath for the route. Registration and race headquarters will be at the Walton Sports & Social Club, where we held the last Distance League race. We need marshals and other helpers on the day to make the event a success, so can as many of the Distance League runners as possible please help out on that Sunday morning. Obviously we need some of the veterans to actually run in the race, as we need league points for the club, and some individuals may be in the running for individual honours in the league. All we ask is that vets who wish to compete in the race provide one or more family or friends as helpers. All those able to offer their services on June 1st please let Peter Young know as soon as possible.

 

Result of March meeting (approx two and three quarter miles on road)

 

 

Time

Vets position

1

Mark Ridgway (V40)

14-30

1

2

Steve Tibbs

15-25

 

3

Dave Brailsford (V40)

15-31

2

4

Tony White

15-34

 

5

Dave Brooks

16-03

 

6

Steve Wilkinson

16-04

 

7

Mark Domaille (V40)

16-21

3

8

Tony Audsley (V50)

16-52

4

9

David Dawson

17-09

 

10

Mike Logan (V40)

17-19

5

11

Neil Devlin (V50)

19-27

6

 

Ladies

1

Jane Senior

19-04

2

Denise Green

19-35

B 3

Dot Hand

22-20

4

Maria Dodge

25-19

5

Sue Needham

25-20

 

MENSí LEAGUE TABLEDivision 1

1

S Tibbs

96

2

T White

84

3

R Parfrey

77

4

D Brooke

74

5

M Logan

53

6

A Audsley

49

7

M Domaille

41

8

S Anderson

39

9

C Heppenstall

20

10

D Needham

00

 

Division 2

1

S Wilkinson

77††††††

2

P Farr

63

3

G Whitworth

62

4

P Young

61

5

D Brailsford

48

6

P Sanderson

46

7

A Cooper

20

8

B Horsefall

19

9=

S Butler

00

9=

S Faulkner

00

 


Division 3

1

D Dawson

62

2

R West

58

3

M Box

48

4

P Campbell

34

5

A Stainer

31

6

B Cooper

27

7

M Ridgeway

20

8

N Devlin

17

9

P McNamara

16

10

P Croft

10

11=

P Walker

08

11=

K Singleton

08

11=

M Dodsworth

08

14

A Gelder

04

VETS LEAGUE TABLE

1

T Audsley

M50

102

2

S Anderson

M60

81

3

P Farr

M50

64

4

M Logan

M40

62

5

S Wilkinson

M40

57

6

P Young

M40

55

7

R West

M40

54

8

M Domaille

M40

45

9

D Brailsford

M40

44

10

G Whitworth

M50

34

11

M Ridgeway

M40

30

12

P Sanderson

M40

28

13

A Stainer

M50

26

14=

A Cooper

M40

19

14=

M Box

M40

19

16

B Cooper

M60

15

17

P McNamara

M40

12

18

N Devlin

M50

12

19

K Singleton

M40

06

20

P Walker

M40

03

 

 

NEXT EVENT

Thursday 5th June

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

From Stanley Rodillian RUFC (showers & bar)

Entry Fee £1-50

Food (free) and league presentations afterwards

Decision time on the future of the league

 

 


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