The official results show Cloey Mason as finishing in 81st position in a time of just over the hour. In actual fact the results do not tell the full tale. On her way to the race, she found that the M61/M6 was gridlocked due to an accident, so she arrived late and set off 14 minutes behind everyone else. Her actual time was 47:35.
81 Cloey Mason 1:01:38
A good turnout from Barlick today with 5 finishers in the top ten. In the early stages of the race, Robin Howie & Jack Smith of Wharfedale built up a good lead after the climb out of Wycoller to Watersheddles Reservoir. They were busy racing each other and everyone wondered if they had put too much effort in too early and would be caught as the race progressed. In the end, they ran out easy winners, with Lee Athersmith who had been trailing them at the Res, closing in on them.
In the meantime, there was another club battle going on between David Mirifield, Andy Collins and Ian Beresford with them finishing in that order and good performances from Stuart Heaviside and Ben Whitehead completed the BFR top ten finishers.
Carl Pawson still has his running head in the right place and he managed to hold off Declan Bulmer to take 11th place overall and first M45. Andrew Smith is on fire, finishing just outside the top twenty and once more taking the 1st M55 place.
All in all, it was a good show from Barlick, with everyone all the way down the field racing until the end. Well everyone except Heather and Andrew Driver who went out for a gentle jog, seeing that Heather had run yesterday in the cross country. Karen Lemon gave it her all, but again was suffering from two races in two days.
4 David Mirfield 56:05 (2nd M35)
5 Andy Collins 56:12
6 Ian Beresford 56:46 (1st M40)
7 Stuart Heaviside 1:00:25
10 Ben Whitehead 1:01:26
11 Carl Pawson 1:01:43 (1st M45)
19 Ian Cocks 1:05:05 3rd (M35)
21 Zac Kaye 1:06:59
22 Andrew Smith 1:07:22 1st M55)
26 Jackie Collins 1:09:01 (3rd Lady, 2nd F35)
30 Shane Muller 1:10:25 (3rd M45)
41 Jonathan Boothman 1:12:49
61 Hayley Whitehead :19:24
62 Jamie Fox 1:19:26
78 Katie Towers 1:25:37
82 Nicola Muller 1:26:31
85 Eve Boothman 1:27:21
88 Karen Lemon 1:28:02
111 Heather Driver 1:37:52
112 Andrew Driver 1:37:53
115 Anne Marie Beech 1:40:05
A good performance from Alex Mason to easily take the first U20 place and from Gary Shaw to finish first V45
49 Heather Driver 28:17
54 Karen Lemon 28:38
16 Gary Shaw 40:12 (1st V45)
20 Alex Mason 40:49 (1st U20)
189 Tony Duffy 56:36
23 Barlick 'A' 4:15;38
Jimmy Craig, Nick Treitl, Luke Maude, David Poole, Andy Collins, David Mirifield
108 Barlick V50 5:14:13
Derek Walkden, Andy Smith, Steve Roberts, John Boothman, Glen Whittaker, John Boothman
8th V50 team
133 Barlick Ladies 5:33:23
Jackie Collins, Paula Cullen, Lucy Brown, Molly Ralphson, Paula Cullen, Victoria Peel, Lorraine Slater
15th Open Women's Team
Barlick V40 Missed checkpoint
Barlick Ladies 'B' Missed checkpoint
Barlick Mixed Missed checkpoint
There is a small but growing band of runners within the club who are getting the taste of serious fell running in the Lake District. This is one such race. It is 13 miles in length with 4,757 ft of ascent and is a tough challenge. Luckily, the weather was kind and a record number of starters set off (just short of 400). In view of the recent weather, the going underfoot was very slippery on the rocks and very boggy everywhere else. As a result, many runners spent quite a bit of time on their arses. Stuart Heaviside had a good run and posted a good time as well as leading the Barlickers home. Ben Hoye did not look too great before the start, but he came to as the race progressed and he also had a good run. John Boothman set off wearing an old worn pair of trainers, which were not ideal for the conditions underfoot and they did not help his race. In addition, John also suffered from "sheep syndrome" and after the bad step on Crinkle Crags, he followed a group of runners who led him on a longer excursion than he need have taken. This probably cost him about thirty places, but he still managed a quicker time than last year.
Special mention should be made of Helen Harrison. She made up her own mind to take on this race and whilst she has done long runs, they were probably not anything like the terrain of this race. However, she not only completed the course, but finished in good shape and looking cheerful.
69 Stuart Heaviside 2:42:18
93 Ben Hoyle 2:50:10
194 John Boothman 3:16:35
374 Helen Harrison 4:32:55
396 starters - 377 finishers.
For the first time since the club was formed, we had a ladies team out in this race and they worked well as a team, they all put in a tremendous effort and came home with a very creditable 6th place.
Again, another good performance from the men, equalling last year's finishing position of tenth place and the third time that the club has made the top ten.
|1||Ian Beresford & Alex Mason||41:22||10|
|2||Andy Collins & David Mirfield||1:14:42||10|
|3||Jimmy Craig & David Poole||56:58||10|
|4||Nick Treitl & Luke Maude||1:17:38||10|
10th place. Overall Time 4:10:40
|1||Lucy Brown & Hannah Newbold||54:37|
|2||Emma Taylor & Molly Ralphson||1:35:41|
|3||Victoria Peel & Paula Cullen||1:24:51|
|4||Jackie Collins & Lorraine Slater||1:51:05|
6th Ladies Team 5:46:14
Jonathan Cleaver has been in training for this race for some time and this paid off on Sunday when he came home in 300th position in a time of 2:34:51. Here is his report of the day:
Definitely up there as possibly my favourite world major with it being a flat fast course with masses of support on the roadside. The day started off well with clear blue skies, but as we started to race the clouds came over, with wind and light rain. I had a target in mind to pace at 05:43 min miles, but I made a bit of mistake trusting this to my GPS and found out by half way I was already 80 seconds adrift which is really hard to get back in the second half. I hit 20 miles at around 01:55 which had me in range for a 02:33, but my legs started to fade ever so slightly drifting me nearer to 06:00 miles for the final 10km landing me on 02:34:51 and 300th place overall in a field of over 44,000. That's a good couple of minutes knocked off my PB from Tokyo which I am delighted with. As always with the marathon - however many you have done - it takes you back to school and you learn about what to do and not to do next time! That's all 6 majors completed now starting back in 2011 in NYC finishing in 03:23.
A good performance from young Alex Mason saw get a top twenty finish and first MU20.
16 Gary Shaw 34:58 (3rd V40)
19 Alex Mason 35:20 (1st U20)
83 Ben Whitehead 40:37
109 Andrew Smith 41:33
129 David Pease 43:06
188 Tony Duffy 49:11
38 Lucy Brown 31:39
53 Hayley Whitehead 32:19
76 Heather Driver 33:39