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FESTIVAL OF RUNNING 2004

6th/7th and 8th August

Points awarded for each event and results by the WAVA age grade system.

 

 

Competitors ready for the Fell Race, the last event of the weekend.

 

 

The second ADAC Running Festival was held in the region at the weekend.

The event is a real challenge for even the fittest of runners. With four races over three days the hardest thing is to judge how to run fast yet keep that little something back for the next run. The results as last years were age graded which enabled all competitors to be on a level footing as they were racing their own age group world standard times this means that everyone has to work as hard as one another as the faster your time the better your percentage and those with the highest scores get the top points.

In total twenty runners from Moffat, Beattock, Gretna, Carlisle, Waterbeck, Hightae, Lockerbie, Twynolm and Annan took part.

It was a very hot and sticky Friday evening that met the athletes who turned out for the first event the one-mile track race on Annans Everholm.

In form Carl Heaven was first across the line in a very fine time of 4.32 but when the results were transferred to the age grade system it was super veteran Jim Buchanan’s time of 5.56 that took the honours proving that every second saved was going to be crucial. Roger Guy also a super veteran (over 55) took third position when his time of 5.53 was transferred. New member Paul Nicholson showed good track speed to come home in 5.56 .Louise Hopper was fastest lady in 6.17 and she was just beaten by yet another newcomer to the club Colin Christie who surprised himself with his time of 6.16.

Just over 45 minutes rest and the runners set off this time to run 3.75 miles over a cross country route on the banks of the River Annan.

Once again it was Carl Heaven who came into the home straight well ahead but pushing himself all the way, had he done enough this time to earn himself top marks with his excellent time of 18.50 giving him a score of 84.15%. ? Andy Fairgieve crossed in second place 23.16 just ahead of Roger 23.42 and John Robson 23.46 .Jim came into sight and was clearly working very hard all the way to the line to record a time of

24.20 just enough to receive a score of 85.34% and steal top marks from Carl. Yet again Roger had to be content with third place.

After a good nights rest Saturday morning arrived and with it came very warm muggy weather conditions not at all welcome for the competitors. Twelve people set out to complete the third run which was a road race starting and finishing at Gretna Green. The runners were set off in groups according to their ability to give the faster runners a target to chase in order to try to help them achieve a fast time but due to the heat and air humidity it was a tired and very hot bunch of runners who crossed the finish point six miles down the line. It was no surprise that Carl was fastest across the line in 32.51 from guest Darren Rook 35.35 but Jims third place and time of 38.57 was too good and gave him a clear lead going into the final day. Gillian Reid back from an injury layoff was the fastest lady coming home in 42.56.

Sunday morning and it was over to Moffat which was the venue for the 3.5 mile fell race and although it was a climb of only 550 feet –not much for the experienced fell racers- it was going to pose a bit of a challenge for those not familiar with the hills. The competitors that had completed all three events so far were feeling slightly weary legged but they were eager to complete the final hurdle.

Fourteen in total set off on the scenic route across the Moffat hills. Carl crossed the tape ahead (21.51) well clear of Andy (26.18) and an excellent run by Roger in 27.38 gave him third place. John Robson (27.46) at home on the fells finished ahead of Jim (28.20) and Owen Brown (29.31). Guest Kenny Patterson was just behind them in 32.03. Jean Robson always enjoys the off road runs and was first of the females home in 33.13. John Murphy (35.38) worked just hard enough to beat Caroline Legg (36.07) who in turn left Gordon Rogerson (36.21) and Rachel Robson (36.22) to battle it out behind Gordon just winning the sprint finish. Alan Legg as usual enjoyed the scenery and thanks to guest Roy Anderton for taking part and supporting our event.

After some light refreshments it was time to add up the points and it was Jim Buchanan who was the overall winner again this year. Carl had to settle for second place but should be pleased with the excellent times he achieved and Roger Guy a newcomer to the club took a well-deserved third .

Well done also to Andy, John Murphy,Gordon and Caroline who along with the first three completed all four events.

The event was a huge success once again and thanks go to all competitors and helpers for their support.

 

FULL RESULTS WERE AS FOLLOWS: -

NAME

ONE MILE TRACK RUN

3.75 MILE X COUNTRY RUN

SIX MILE ROAD RUN

3.5 MILE HILL RUN

TOTAL POINTS

Time

%

Points

Time

%

Points

Time

%

Points

Time

%

Points

Jim Buchanan

5.56

84.10

20

24.20

85.34

20

38.57

87.13

20

28.20

83.56

20

80

Carl Heaven

4.32

82.80

18

18.50

84.15

18

32.51

79.13

18

21.51

82.77

18

72

Roger Guy

5.53

75.99

16

23.42

78.62

16

39.48

76.50

16

27.38

77.56

16

64

Andy Fairgrieve

5.40

68.08

11

23.16

69.22

13

40.18

65.28

9

26.18

69.08

14

47

John Murphy

5.43

70.97

13

24.59

67.76

12

39.11

70.58

14

35.38

54.16

7

46

John Robson

5.45

72.75

15

23.46

73.42

15

-

-

-

27.46

71.64

15

45

Louise Hopper

6.17

71.50

14

26.07

71.77

14

43.55

69.66

13

-

-

-

41

Caroline Legg

7.28

60.68

5

27.57

67.62

11

46.59

65.66

11

36.07

59.65

10

37

Jean Robson

7.08

65.78

8

29.31

66.29

10

-

-

-

33.13

67.14

12

30

Gordon Rogerson

6.55

62.47

6

30.29

59.09

7

54.50

53.68

8

36.21

56.05

8

29

Paul Nicholson

5.56

65.94

10

25.59

62.85

8

40.42

65.55

10

-

-

-

28

Owen Brown

5.42

65.61

7

24.30

64.68

9

-

-

-

29.31

61.27

11

27

Colin Christie

6.16

61.56

5

27.46

58.00

6

49.18

53.36

7

-

-

-

18

Rachel Robson

6.33

65.84

9

-

-

-

-

-

-

36.22

57.32

9

18

Darren Rook

(Guest)

-

-

-

-

-

-

35.35

73.05

15

-

-

-

15

Kenny Patterson

(Guest)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

32.03

67.48

13

13

Gillian Reid

-

-

-

-

-

-

42.56

67.16

12

-

-

-

12

Jim Sloan

6.51

69.07

12

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

12

Alan Legg

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

38.57

49.91

6

6

Roy Anderton -Tyers

(Guest)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

44.32

49.46

5

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADAC FESTIVAL OF RUNNING 2004

ONE MILE TRACK RACE -FINISHING ORDER

AGE GRADE RESULT

NAME

TIME

AGE

POINTS

Carl Heaven

4.32

Jim Buchanan

67

84.10%

15 + 5 = 20

Andy Fairgrieve

5.40

Carl Heaven

33

82.80%

13 + 5 = 18

Owen Brown

5.42

Roger Guy

56

75.99%

11 + 5 = 16

John Murphy

5.43

John Robson

48

72.75%

10 + 5 = 15

John Robson

5.45

Louise Hopper

42

71.50%

9 + 5 = 14

Roger Guy

5.53

John Murphy

44

70.97%

8 + 5 = 13

Paul Nicholson

5.56

Jim Sloan

62

69.07%

7 + 5 = 12

Jim Buchanan

5.56

Andy Fairgrieve

37

68.08%

6 + 5 = 11

Colin Christie

6.16

Paul Nicholson

39

65.94%

5 + 5 = 10

Louise Hopper

6.17

Rachel Robson

15

65.84%

4 + 5 = 9

Rachel Robson

6.33

Jean Robson

47

65.78%

3 + 5 = 8

Jim Sloan

6.51

Owen Brown

32

65.61%

2 + 5 = 7

Gordon Rogerson

6.55

Gordon Rogerson

52

62.47%

1 + 5 = 6

Jean Robson

7.08

Colin Christie

37

61.56%

0 + 5 = 5

Caroline Legg

7.28

Caroline Legg

42

60.68%

0 + 5 = 5

 

3.75 MILE X COUNTRY RUN -FINISHING ORDER

AGE GRADE RESULT

NAME

TIME

AGE

POINTS

Carl Heaven

18.50

Jim Buchanan

67

85.34%

15 + 5 = 20

Andy Fairgrieve

23.16

Carl Heaven

33

84.15%

13 + 5 = 18

Roger Guy

23.42

Roger Guy

56

78.62%

11 + 5 = 16

John Robson

23.46

John Robson

48

73.42%

10 + 5 = 15

Jim Buchanan

24.20

Louise Hopper

42

71.77%

9 + 5 = 14

Owen Brown

24.30

Andy Fairgrieve

37

69.22%

8 + 5 = 13

John Murphy

24.59

John Murphy

44

67.76%

7 + 5 = 12

Paul Nicholson

25.59

Caroline Legg

43

67.62%

6 + 5 = 11

Louise Hopper

26.07

Jean Robson

47

66.29%

5 + 5 = 10

Colin Christie

27.46

Owen Brown

32

64.68%

4 + 5 = 9

Caroline Legg

27.57

Paul Nicholson

39

62.85%

3 + 5 = 8

Jean Robson

29.31

Gordon Rogerson

52

59.09%

2 + 5 = 7

Gordon Rogerson

30.29

Colin Christie

37

58.00%

1 + 5 = 6

ADAC FESTIVAL OF RUNNING 2004

SIX MILE ROAD RACE -FINISHING ORDER

AGE GRADE RESULT

NAME

TIME

AGE

POINTS

Carl Heaven

32.51

Jim Buchanan

67

87.13%

15 + 5 = 20

Darren Rook

35.35

Carl Heaven

33

79.13%

13 + 5 = 18

Jim Buchanan

38.57

Roger Guy

56

76.50%

11 + 5 = 16

John Murphy

39.11

Darren Rook

34

73.05%

10 + 5 = 15

Roger Guy

39.48

John Murphy

44

70.58%

9 + 5 = 14

Andy Fairgrieve

40.18

Louise Hopper

42

69.66%

8 + 5 = 13

Paul Nicholson

40.42

Gillian Reid

27

67.16%

7 + 5 = 12

Gillian Reid

42.56

Caroline Legg

43

65.66%

6 + 5 = 11

Louise Hopper

43.55

Paul Nicholson

39

65.55%

5 + 5 = 10

Caroline Legg

46.59

Andy Fairgrieve

37

65.28%

4 + 5 = 9

Colin Christie

49.18

Gordon Rogerson

52

53.68%

3 + 5 = 8

Gordon Rogerson

54.50

Colin Christie

37

53.36%

2 + 5 = 7

 

 

 

3.5 MILE FELL RUN -FINISHING ORDER

AGE GRADE RESULT

NAME

TIME

AGE

POINTS

Carl Heaven

21.51

Jim Buchanan

67

83.56%

15 + 5 = 20

Andy Fairgrieve

26.18

Carl Heaven

33

77.65%

13 + 5 = 18

Roger Guy

27.38

Roger Guy

57

77.56%

11 + 5 = 16

John Robson

27.46

John Robson

48

71.64%

10 + 5 = 15

Jim Buchanan

28.20

Andy Fairgrieve

37

69.08%

9 + 5 = 14

Owen Brown

29.31

Kenny Patterson

58

67.48%

8 + 5 = 13

Kenny Patterson

32.03

Jean Robson

47

67.14%

7 + 5 = 12

Jean Robson

33.13

Owen Brown

32

29.31%

6 + 5 = 11

John Murphy

35.38

Caroline Legg

43

59.65%

5 + 5 = 10

Caroline Legg

36.07

Rachel Robson

15

57.32%

4 + 5 = 9

Gordon Rogerson

36.21

Gordon Rogerson

52

56.05%

3 + 5 = 8

Rachel Robson

36.22

John Murphy

44

54.16%

2 + 5 = 7

Alan Legg

38.57

Alan Legg

45

49.91%

1 + 5 = 6

Roy Anderton - Tyers

44.32

Roy Anderton - Tyers

60

49.46%

0 + 5 = 5