Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Running News In Southport! And Summer Time Madness Plus Born to Die!


Brian's Monday night speed session will now meet next to Ainsdale train station every Monday night at 6.30 pm!
Rob Mcgrath finished 1st vet 45 at the Great Langdale Mountain 1/2 marathon!
Scottish Steve Won the Mountain Marathon for the second time in a row!
See my post from last year!
I hope to get Steve to write about his amazing race and win1
Check bacxk here soon!
SUMMER TIME SADNESS!

Monday, 24 September 2012

666 whats In A Number?

NAME OF THE SUN!

Are you afraid of the number 666? If you were issued an automobile license plate or a telephone number that included a string of three sixes would you ask for a different number? Do you think the number 666 is inherently evil? Do you believe any number can in and of itself be evil? READ MORE
 

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Running Is Freedom!


Big sandhill Run
Sat
I have many feelings and thoughts going through my mind right now!
But once on the open Road-Trail these things evaporated away!
I felt the the fresh breeze and the salt air in my face.
I was one with everything, enjoying the moment!
My adrenaline pushed me on, through the over grown Rain Forest that is meant to be my local sandhills!
Once back on the road for a final two miles I pushed harder and harder!
First marathon pace, progressing faster and faster, ending in 5K pace!
Man that felt so F***king good :0]
Raising me up above all my troubles!
My fastest time for the year :0]
Fri
Weight training,core work and trigger point massage.
Thur
After a good warm-up i ran 10 mins at tempo effort followed by 20 x 20 sec sprints up short steep hills.
I got down to sub 5 min mile average pace on the last few!
Then followed 6 x 20 sec on the flat, reaching 14.7MPH Max speed.
And to finish off I ran for 10 mins progressively  harder to finish at sub 5k pace.
Felt really good.
Wed
With organizing the Rubbish 5K I only had time for core work and a short easy run.
Tue
Easy run with Tess over the Velvet trail.
Plus weight training, core work and Trigger point Massage.
Mon
Brian's session in the pinewoods, good turnout of runners.
Fast speed work.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Southport Beach 10K and updated Rubbish 5K Results

Southport Beach Race Preview
By Guest Reporter Brian Grice 
The revived Southport Beach Race returns on Sunday (September 23rd) starting from the pier at 10am. Last year’s race was won by Ben Johnson (34.45) and Clare Constable (42.39) with Vicki Harvey a good second. The course comprises about 3K on the beach and 7K on the good wide path alongside Marine Drive. With more than 400 runners already entered it looks to be a great event and hopefully last year’s perfect race conditions will be replicated. There are good prizes on offer with sports vouchers to the value of £100, £75 and £50 awarded to the first three men and women. The first 100 finishers receive a gold medal, though probably not real gold.
The old Southport Beach Race was organised by Southport Waterloo AC from 1983 to 1996 with a record turnout of more than 1,200 runners in 1984 over a 10 mile course. Gerry Helme, runner up in the London Marathon, set the course record at a remarkable 50 minutes 27 seconds in 1986. Collette Harkin, now mayoress of Bolton, was a dual winner of the race in the eighties. Kate Harrison recorded a hat trick of wins for Southport Waterloo from 1990-1992, first over the 10 mile course and then over 10K when the distance was changed in 1991.
Two weeks later the Southport Seaside 10K will be held on Sunday October 7th starting and finishing in Princes Park. Entries are going very well with a field in excess of 600 likely again this year

Rubbish 5K Updated results By Brian Grice 

 Hi Rick - I have sent you an improved version of the results with order of finish + actual times alongside each other

Hope you are not still suicidal!! - I think the event was the victim of its own success with another great turnout (44) and the vast majority of runners finishing within a minute of their handicap time - your ingenuity in devising the rubbish run is vindicated

Yes, next year we will get some cones + tape and create a funnel

If you write a report on your blog it might be worth mentioning the above and also:
[1] congratulations to matthew winning the race but will be giving simon a start next year
[2] max rothwell finished exactly to handicap but many others within a few seconds of their handicap
[3] great comeback from broken leg by christine
[4] pb by sheila

BG
Order of Finish Ranked by Time
1 27.13 M Tobin 7.00 1 16.41 T Loveridge
2 27.51 A Gilford 2.30 2 17.38 R McGrath
3 28.02 S Marshall 0.00 3 18.16 H Doran
4 28.10 S Flanagan 0.00 4 18.56 S McLean
5 28.11 T Loveridge 11.30 5 19.04 P Cain
6 28.17 S  Rothwell 0.00 6 19.30 M Rothwell
7 28.31 H Rigg 3.00 7 19.44 B Park
8 28.33 M O'Brien 3.00 8 19.45 S Lewis
9 28.35 S Stewart 2.30 9 19.47 K Lunt
10 28.38 R McGrath 11.00 10 19.52 A Hudson
11 28.48 C James 6.00 11 19.53 M Nelson
12 28.50 P Stennett 6.30 12 19.53 N Adshead
13 28.51 A Delaney 8.30 13 19.54 C Osbaldeston
14 28.52 A Hudson 9.00 14 19.55 T Peters
15 28.53 M Nelson 9.00 15 20.01 S Tobin
16 28.54 C Osbaldeston 9.00 16 20.13 M Tobin
17 28.55 V Harvey 6.30 17 20.21 A Delaney
18 28.58 B Davey 8.30 18 20.28 B Davey
19 29.00 M Rothwell 9.30 19 21.00 P Warrington
20 29.01 S Tobin 9.00 20 22.03 P Baxendale
21 29.02 S James 6.00 21 22.20 P Stennett
22 29.03 P Baxendale 7.00 22 22.25 V Harvey
23 29.04 P Cain 10.00 23 22.32 K Wresillo
24 29.07 D Wilkinson 6.30 24 22.33 R Cosgrove
25 29.09 G Howell 0.00 25 22.37 D Wilkinson
26 29.14 B Park 9.30 26 22.48 C James
27 29.20 D Marsh 5.30 27 23.02 S James
28 29.25 T Peters 9.30 28 23.45 E Sherstone
29 29.26 S McLean 10.30 29 23.50 D Marsh
30 29.27 J Blacklin 2.30 30 25.21 A Gilford
31 29.30 P Warrington 8.30 31 25.31 H Rigg
32 29.32 C Cutner 0.00 32 25.33 M O'Brien
33 29.32 K Wresillo 7.00 33 26.05 S Stewart
34 29.33 R Cosgrove 7.00 34 26.05 A Bradbury
35 29.33 J Singleton 0.00 35 26.09 E Sutton
36 29.35 A Bradbury 3.30 36 26.57 J Blacklin
37 29.39 E Sutton 3.30 37 28.02 S Marshall
38 29.46 H Doran 11.30 38 28.10 S Flanagan
39 29.47 K Lunt 10.00 39 28.17 S  Rothwell
40 29.53 N Adshead 10.00 40 29.09 G Howell
41 30.15 E Sherstone 6.30 41 29.32 C Cutner
43 30.15 S Lewis 10.30 43 29.33 J Singleton
44 33.48 J Wade 3.00 44 30.48 J Wade

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Rubbish 5K handicap Results

Matthew Tobin Wins the Rubbish Handicap!

On a windy but dry night Matthew stormed round to a New P.B. and junior course record for a well deserved second win here!
Toby Loveridge smashed the senior course record with a blisteringly fast 16.30
The Rubbish 5K is not just about fast times but also fun!
Starting with just 14 runners in the first event back in 2009 it has grown and grown, reaching almost 50 runners in one event this summer!
I hope you enjoyed the Rubbish races this year?
Stay tuned for Stevie Lewis's epic head web-cam race video which will be featured here soon!
Big thanks to Brian Grice for results and timing.
Coming soon Andy Hudson's Torchlite 5K winter series, dates will be on here as soon as I get them!
Until next year ' The Rubbish 5k Team ' :0]

Results Below:

Hi Rick - this is the order of finish though some confusion in positions 34 - 38 Brian Grice.
Sorry Brian thanks for your amazing time keeping.
Sorry I let the side down , without a finish line funnel things got out of hand!
As race Director my fault completely!
 Oh well, I'll hang myself tonight :0]!!!
Ados amigos!!!
    
Order of Finish
1 27.13 M Tobin 7.00
2 27.51 A Gilford 2.30
3 28.02 S Marshall 0.00
4 28.10 S Flanagan 0.00
5 28.11 T Loveridge 11.30
6 28.17 S  Rothwell 0.00
7 28.31 H Rigg 3.00
8 28.33 M O'Brien 3.00
9 28.35 S Stewart 2.30
10 28.38 R McGrath 11.00
11 28.48 C James 6.00
12 28.50 P Stennett 6.30
13 28.51 A Delaney 8.30
14 28.52 A Hudson 9.00
15 28.53 M Nelson 9.00
16 28.54 C Osbaldeston 9.00
17 28.55 V Harvey 6.30
18 28.58 B Davey 8.30
19 29.00 M Rothwell 9.30
20 29.01 S Tobin 9.00
21 29.02 S James 6.00
22 29.03 P Baxendale 7.00
23 29.04 P Cain 10.00
24 29.07 D Wilkinson 6.30
25 29.09 G Howell 0.00
26 29.14 B Park 9.30
27 29.20 D Marsh 5.30
28 29.25 T Peters 9.30
29 29.26 S McLean 10.30
30 29.27 J Blacklin 2.30
31 29.30 P Warrington 8.30
32 29.32 C Cutner 0.00
33 29.32 K Wresillo 7.00
34 29.33 R Cosgrove 7.00
35 29.33 J Singleton 0.00
36 29.35 A Bradbury 3.30
37 29.39 E Sutton 3.30
38 29.46 H Doran 11.30
39 29.47 K Lunt 10.00
40 29.53 N Adshead 10.00
41 30.15 E Sherstone 6.30
43 30.15 S Lewis 10.30
44 33.48 J Wade 3.00

Monday, 10 September 2012

Rubbish 5K Handicap 12Th Sep


It's your last chance to race on the Rubbish 5K trail course this summer.
This last edition will be a handicap event, see starting list below.
Or if you have not run before give Brian Grice your best recent 5K-10K times.
The Event will start at 7pm prompt.
HANDICAP

EXPECTED
TIME

RUBBISH HANDICAP

SCRATCH

29 mins

Jon Singleton   Gill Gillison   Sheila Marshall  

Sarah Reynolds   S Flannagan   Ginny Howell  

Sarah Lunt

2 mins

27 mins 

Donna Spencer   Jess Spencer  

Mike Lavender   Lindsey Mutch

2.30

26.30

Sue Stewart   Jane Blacklin   Andy Gilford

3 mins

26 mins

Helen Rigg   Dave Aspinall  
V Heredith

3.30

25.30

Elaine Sutton   Nick Meredith   T Bond   A Bradbury

4 mins

25 mins

Carol Wright

5 mins

24 mins

Rachel Thomas

5.30

23.30

David Marsh  

6 mins

23 mins

Steve James   Carole James   Michelle Spencer

6.30

22.30

Vicky Harvey   Ed Sherstone   Paul Stennett 

Jenny Caton   Geoff Caton   Don Wilkinson

7 mins

22 mins

Matthew Tobin   Rob Cosgrove   Sue Cooper

Ian Kilshaw   Phil Baxendale   K Wresillo   P Todd

7.30

21.30

Marc Taylor

8 mins

21 mins

Terry Bolland   Gareth Williams   Clare Constable

8.30

20.30

Brian Davey   Neil Silcock   Trevor Williams

P Warrington   M Sutton   Angela Delaney

9 mins

20 mins

Andy Hudson   Rob Johnson   Simon Tobin

Matthew Nelson   Paul Talbot   Paul Ashby

9.30

19.30

S Bennett   Howard Nuttall   Tracey Peters

Max Rothwell   Boyd Park   K Evans

10 mins

19 mins

Keith Lunt   Paul Cain  

10.30

18.30

Rick Bowker   Steve Lewis   Steve McLean

Greg Callaghan   Chis Dunn   Rob Berry

11 mins

18 mins

Steve Wilkinson   Rob McGrath

11.30

17.30

Ben Johnson   Harry Doran   David Hamilton

Matthew Thompson   Rob Ashworth

Toby Loveridge  
Map and video of the Rubbish 5K here;RUBBISH 5K, SOUTHPORT