Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas Torchlit Tip 5K News Update!

By Andy Hudson

7pm Wednesday 17th December will bring down the curtain on the
Torchlit Tip 5k Series in its present form.

Fittingly it will be a festive get together  with any appropriate
accoutrements invited and most welcome.

Limited loan head torches and Santa hats available on the night!

This gathering has proved popular in all conditions attracting
enthusiastic runners from the elite to the rest of us!

The legendary Brian Grice has kindly put together a spreadsheet of
results for all those who have taken part over the years for which we
are grateful and hope we can finish with a bumper turnout.

Helpers are as important as those who take part and as such please
come along if you can assist.

On this note I’d like to say a big thank you to regulars particular
Nicola and the ever present Neil who unfortunately will be absent on
this final occasion!

As previously addressed, the Torchlit Tip 5k series is not a “race”
but merely a competitive edged night time training session for the
like minded.

Having said that it would be fitting if a certain blonde haired mother
of two would finally accept my invite of smashing the female course
record whilst keeping the elite men on their toes.

Mild, still and dry conditions are probably too much to hope for but
come along and enjoy an occasion of festive cheer.

It will also be a final chance to acquire a finishing memento,
particularly for those who missed out last year.

See you on the 17th, many thanks, Andrew.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Torchlit Tip 5K Results

POSITION NUMBER NAME TIME
1 29 Harry Doran 18:17:00
2 10 Rob McGrath 18:18:00
3 3 Jason Walker 18:29:00
4 24 Paul Warrington 18:53:00
5 15 Steve McLean 18:57:00
6 45 Steve Wilkinson 19:30:00
7 33 Terry Boland 19:39:00
8 22 Damian Wright 19:40:00
9 42 Boyd Park 20:09:00
10 6 Rick Bowker 20:17:00
11 39 Andrew Hudson 20:21:00
12 37 Keith Lunt 20:46:00
13 27 Matthew Nelson 21:07:00
14 5 Brian Davey 21:20:00
15 16 Neil Silcock 21:24:00
16 32 Tracey Peters 21:32:00
17 41 Andrew Guilford 21:53:00
18 28 Robbie Trecarichi 22:03:00
19 13 David Alty 22:08:00
20 2 Alex Holt 22:13:00
21 14 Paul Ashby 22:14:00
22 19 Phil Foster 22:22:00
23 25 Hugo Kearsey 22:31:00
24 8 Gareth Williams 22:33:00
25 4 Steven Owens 22:45:00
26 38 Ed Sherstone 22:48:00
27 11 Paul Dewhurst 22:57:00
28 1 Vicki Harvey 23:18:00
29 36 Barry Rimmer 23:42:00
30 12 Joel Green 23:52:00
31 21 Steve Flanigan 23:53:00
32 20 Tony Bond 23:53:00
33 18 Mark Robinson 25:38:00
34 31 Sophie Rothwell 25:55:00
35 26 Pat Kearsey 25:57:00
36 7 Sue Stewart 27:08:00
37 35 Helen Rigg 28:18:00
38 9 Sarah McGrath 31:20:00
39 34 Jon Singleton 31:33:00
40 17 Anita Williamson 34:08:00
41 44 Alison O'Malley 40:33:00
42 43 Jenny Oliver 40:33:00

DNF 30 Donna Spencer
DNF 40 Howard Nuttall
DNF 23 Ashley Strom

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Torchlit Tip 5K returns!

The Torchlit Tip 5k Winter Series makes its return by aparant popular demand on Wednesday 19th November 2014.

With cancellation unlikely irrespective of weather, come down to the reclaimed land on Benthams Way by Dobbies to enjoy a different style of training run with a competative edge.

With a 7pm start this is a popular alternative to pounding the pavements on these cold, dark winter nights!

All abilities welcome with a limited number of head torches available to borrow on the night.

Any volunteers/marshalls are greatly appreciated and welcome.  Please contact Andrew Hudson on 07909980153 if you would like to come down and help out on the night.

Don’t forget that this event will be followed by our Christmas Special Torchlit Tip 5k in December!
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Monday, 20 October 2014

Farmers Arms 10K Result!


Parbold 10K Oct 19th
The comeback!
After an Achilles tendon injury and general burn out from years and years of racing and hard training I decided to make a comeback!
I'd not raced in 6 months and felt very nervous when I got up this morning!
I'd picked the Parbold 10K because I really enjoyed the route last year.
It's pretty rolling (well compared to Southport at least] but no really big climbs and the quiet country roads make a nice change from your average 10K!
I set a target of sub 40 mins based on my last tempo run, a long way off my best of sub 35 [ Rufford 10 K] but well that was a long time ago!
THE START
I guess there were about 100 of us racing today on a warm blustery windy day.
I was quite shocked to find myself near the front as we went through the first mile, this felt goood :0]
Team mate Paul Warrington came along side me [he's flying after losing a couple of stone] I think we were in 4th and 5th place.
2 Miles went by in 12.11
3 miles in 18.30
By 3 1/2 miles I was starting to blow on the uphills,so I told Paul to push on.
He quickly pulled away, leaving me to try and hang on!
The legs started to feel real heavy now!
My body felt like it wanted to explode!
Runner after runner passed me!
It was mind over matter now!
That last mile was hard ,Oh man was it painful!
Don't give in,keep pushing forward!
At last I reached the top of the final hill :0]
Just 100 meters to go and I picked up the pace to finish in 40.03!
Just of my target, but still quite pleased!
   Paul was 2nd, an amazing run! I  finished 7th !
So at least I achieved one of my goals of a top ten place!
Anyway its cool to be a racer again really cool ;0]
I hope everyone how took part enjoyed the challenge as much as me, CHEERS!

Pos   Num   Forename   Surname   Cat   Club   Time   
1240PeterRiceMV50Horwich RMI00:36:23
2172PaulWarringtonMSouthport Waterloo AC00:39:06
3255NeilHughesMAstley & Tyldesley RR00:39:31
4239LeeBoothMV45Trawden AC00:39:33
5164BrianDaviesMV5000:39:38
6234KarlTuzioMV45Wigan Phoenix Black00:39:49
7153RickBowkerMSouthport Waterloo AC00:40:03
8132KevinWalkerMSkelmersdale Boundry Harriers00:40:31
9224TimKnowlesMV4500:41:06
10151SteveLeggeMV4000:41:54

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Rubbish 5K Photos!

Thanks to Brian [photographer] and Steve Levis [man behind the scenes]!
Photos

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Rubbish 5K hanicap Results!

order of finish
1 H Kearsey (5.30) 27.58
2 C Warrington (4,00) 28.32
3 Pat Kearsey (4.30) 28.37
4 M Tobin (9.30) 28.49
5 R Altham (8.30) 28.51
6 S Flanaghan (4.00) 28.56
7 D Baker (5.30) 29.04
8 E Hopwood(00.00) 29.09
9 R Cosgrove (7.30) 29.11
10 T Barlow (5.30) 29.12
11 M Thompson (12.00) 29.14
12 J Chorley(00.00) 29.15
13 J Blacklin (2.00) 29.21
14 Jessica Peters (5.00) 29.29
15 Phil Foster (7.30) 29.31
16 D. Wright (10.30) 29.34
17 Paul Stennett (7.30) 29.35
18 R Stephen (11.30) 29.36
19 P Warrington (10.30) 29.37
20 S Owens (7.30) 29.38
21 P Dewhurst (7.30) 29.46
22 V Harvey (7.00) 29.47
23 S Marshall (00.00) 29.48
24 Ed Sherstone (7.30) 29.49
25 S. Cooper 7.00) 29.51
26 N Silcock 29.52
27 S Lewis (11.30) 29.53
28 Carol James (6.30) 29.56
29 D Wilkinson (6.30) 29.57
30 S McLeam (11.00) 30.01
31 R McGrath (12.00) 30.11
32 P Cain (10.30) 30.13
33 A Hudson (10.00) 30.19
34 J Walker (12.00) 30.22
35 L Parry (3.00) 30.25
36 T Peters (9.30) 30.37
37 E Sutton (4.00) 30.39
38 J Singleton (00.00) 30.55
39 S James (5.30) 30.58
40 R Trecarichi (8.30) 31.04
41 D McDonough (12.00) 31.15
42 K Rimmer (00.00) 31.26
43 G Gillison (00.00) 32.33
44 Norman ??

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Rubbish 5K - Southport - Final Event 10th Sep 7PM

The Final Event of the series will be taking part on the 10 th Sep at 7Pm'
This will be a hanicap event.
I have decided to stand down from organizing this event after 6 years!
Hopefully a new organizer will step forward for next year as it will be sad to lose the event for good!
So join the fun then meet at Witherspoons for a drink after.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Rubbish 5K Results!

RUBBISH 5K RUN 
August 20th 2014
good conditions
1 Rob McGrath 17.28
2 Jason Walker 17.52
3 Ryan Stephen 18.12
4 Richard Houghton 19.05
5 Steve McLean 19.11
6 Anon(started late) 19.27
7 Ben Wittenberg 19.32
8 Paul Cain 19.40
9 Andrew Hudson 19.45
10 Matthew Nelson 19.59
11 Matthew Tobin 20.01
12 Keith Lunt 20.20
13 Chris Stephen 21.34
14 Brian Davey 21.37
15 Kirsty Riley 21.46
16 Gareth Williams 21.47
17 Paul Stennett 21.58
18 Phil Foster 22.16
19 Ian Fitzpatrick 22.24
20 Vicki Harvey 22.25
21 Carol James 22.58
22 Don Wilkinson 23.05
23 Clive James 23.06
24 Tracey Barlow 24.06
25 Darren Baker 24.16
26 Rob Lowther 24.36
27 Sarah Ford 24.44
28 Pat Kearsey 25.05
29 Steve Flanaghan 25.19
29 Tony Bond 25.19
31 Sue Stewart 26.03
32 Elaine Sutton 26.32
33 Peter Ford 26.43
34 Lee Parry 26.53
35 Jacob Jones 27.57
36 R Jones 27.57
37 Emma Hopwood 29.06
38 Joanne Chorley 29.18
39 Sarah McGrath 29.20
40 Sheila Marshall 29.26
Thanks for your support
Next Race Handicap Run September 10th

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Rubbish 5K Results 16th July 2014

RUBBISH 5K RUN 
July 16th 2014
1 Harry Doran 17.26
2 Rob McGrath 17.47
3 Jason Walker 17.57
4 Rob Berry 19.06
5 Steve Lewis 19.41
6 Andy Hudson 19.56
7 Matthew Nelson 20.21
8 Matthew Tobin 20.26
9 Keith Lunt 20.38
10 Brian Davey 21.18
11 Tracey Peters 21.44
12 P Dewhurst 22.27
13 Paul Stennett 22.28
14 Rob Cosgrove 22.46
15 Don Wilkinson 22.57
16 Carole James 23.12
17 Ian Fitzpatrick 23.24
18 Tracey Barlow 23.38
19 Hugo Kearsey 23.52
20 Vicki Harvey 24.00
21 Peter Lewis? 24.05
22 Joel Green 24.12
23 Jessica Peters 24.42
24 Rob Lowther 25.14
25 Sue Stewart 25.57
26 Elaine Sutton 27.23
27 Heather Goadsby 27.47
28 Jane Blacklin 27.49
29 Joanne Chorley 29.04
dnf Simon Tobin injured!!!
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT And cheers to Mr Brian Grice for timing and results!