Annan & District Athletic Club
HILL RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP 2010
The championship has now been decided following the last race at TINTO.
Despite a long term injury Roger has managed to retain the Championship once again, but by the closest of margins. A final 10 points at Tinto brought Adam Anderson to within 1 point of Roger's total.
1. Roger Irving
2. Adam Anderson
3. Nigel Priestley
1. Jean Robson
Points were awarded to the first eight in any race with 1st receiving 10 pts, 2nd receiving 8 pts, 3rd receiving 6 pts, 4th receiving 5 pts, 5th receiving 4 pts, 6th receiving 3 pts, 7th receiving 2pts and 8th receiving 1pt. Best eight scores to count.
Race 1. Carnethy Race 8. Skiddaw.
Race 2. Chapelgill. Race 9. Bampton.
Race 3. Criffel. Race 10. Langholm.
Race 4. Langholm. Race 11. Beef Tub.
Race 5. Screel.
Race 6. Hartfell. Race 13. Manor Water.
Race 7. Durisdeer. Race 14. Tinto.
HILL and FELL RUNNING REPORTS
DURISDEER HILL RACE
Saturday 12th June
(see "ADAC in View" for more photos)
What makes a good fell run? Good weather, testing course, good company and a tent full of cakes, we had them all at Durisdeer with everyone having a very enjoyable day courtesy of the organiser Adam Anderson and his ever present family of helpers.
It’s a shame that this run for as long as I can remember struggles to attract runners year after year and seems to be stuck on a good day to around a field of 30. This year was no exception with 34 runners.
From the gun Tom Owens powered away and never looked back showing a clean pair of heels to everyone coming home a very clear winner in a time of 1hr 28.14 mins. His nearest rival was Dave Eiser 12 minutes behind!! Alan Smith who is only day’s away from his 50th, yes 50th birthday was third in 1hr 42.06 mins.
Leading the females home also with a substantial lead was England International Natalie White of Kendal AC in 1hr 52.52 mins. She was followed home by Alayne Finlay of Ochil in 2hrs 04.09 mins and Julia Connor of Moorfoot in 2hrs 06.53 mins
ADAC fell runners are struggling at the moment with injuries and only myself and Nigel managed to make the start line both of course being the picture of good health and athleticism!!! Nigel’s words not mine!! I managed to come home 9th in 1hr 53.23 mins and Nigel finished 25th in 2hrs 21.18 mins.
Durisdeer Hill Race: 34 runners entered the race in near perfect weather conditions. This is a record entry for a non-championship year in one of the busiest race Saturdays of the year.The course was in fine condition and as always a few are caught out by the steepness and at times ruggedness of the apparent rolling grass covered hills of The Lowthers.The catering department won the day providing a seemingly endless supply of tea n goodies.Thanks as always to Moffat Mountain Rescue, volunteer marshals and officials.
HART FELL HORSESHOE
Saturday 15th May 2010
With cool weather and runners experiencing hail as they moved across Hart Fell, the weather could have been kinder, however, all competitors returned times close to their previous attempts.
The only exception was that of our winner, Roger Irving who slashed 5 mins 55 seconds of his previous best. Roger appeared confident before the start and his time certainly reflected it. Kevin and Andy had good runs to finish in 2nd and 3rd places respectively. Kevin showed no signs of problems of his previous injury and Andy very much involved with serious triathlon training.
The first supervet was Gordon Vivers who is running at his best with no obvious loss of form after running the London Marathon( as was Kevin). Shirley kept John company on the way round to keep him working, and picked up the Ladies Vet prize, with Jean again our 1st Supervet Lady.
Ross and Nigel had good steady runs, the latter being very close to his previous best. Congratulations to Ian Waude who set off early, having not experienced the route before, and came back in a very respectable time.
Thanks to John Robson for marshalling and Louise Plummer for photos which are on ADAC in VIEW.
Unknown to the organiser, Johnny, for family outing reasons, covered the route prior to the race by starting at 0530 and getting round dry but cool. Johnny hasn't missed one so far, so it was good that he managed round despite a lack of training recently.
SCREEL HILL RACE
Saturday 17th April
We were lucky once more at Screel and were blessed with a nice spring day to do battle over this years slightly shortened course. Because of a recent tree fell the Forestry Commission thought it unwise for us to run over the resultant rough ground!!! Obviously the person reviewing the race route has no experience of the type of ‘rough’ ground we are used to racing over and no amount of reassurance from the race organiser would change her opinion.
The change in the route made little or no difference to the enjoyment of this short but challenging run and there were no complaints from the runners.
In a field of 36 runners Alan Smith came home in first place just under the half hour with a time of 29.59 mins. Second and third went to Will Horsley 30.25 mins and Sandy Bennet 30.28 mins.
First female was Phoebe Webster in 33.41 mins with Shirley Singh 39.16 mins and Toni McIntosh 42.59 mins second and third respectively.
Adam Anderson back from a recent achilles injury pulled on the ADAC vest for the first time and finished well up the field in 4th place with a time of 32.13 mins.
9th and 10th places were taken by Roger 33.29 mins and Andy 33.37 mins. Next home was Ranjit in 18th place 38.47 mins followed by Nigel 21st in 40.05 mins. Once again our only female competitor was Jean finishing 30th in 49.48 mins.
The next hill race is on the 15th May and is the Hartfell Horseshoe.
LANGHOLM 5 HILLS RACE
Saturday 27th March 2010
CARNETHY SAT.13th FEBRUARY 2010
The first race of our championship this year was at Carnethy on Saturday 13th February and although it was frosty with some snow underfoot the conditions were okay. It is getting more difficult to get an entry into this race since it went to online entry only with the result that only four of us managed to get in. A near full capacity race of 487 runners started, 500 being the race limit, of which 484 completed the course.
1st home once again was Rob Jeb – 48.41 mins with Andrew Symonds – 48.58 mins and Prasad Prasad – 49.53 mins 2nd and 3rd respectively.
1st lady was Claire Gordon in 98th place with a time of 1hr 5.12 mins and 2nd Sarah Ridgway – 111th in 1hr 5.57 mins. 3rd lady was Helen Bridle – 119th in 1hr 6.43 mins.
The ADAC quartet’s positions were,
Roger – 122nd – 1hr 6.48mins.
John – 180th – 1hr 10.35 mins.
Andy – 197th – 1hr 11.32 mins.
Jean – 443rd – 1hr 36.17 mins.