Handicap results and report February 2015

The February 2015 handicap was well attended – perhaps buoyed by both the mens and ladies records being set in February (2013 & 2014 respectively) you were hoping for a little bit of that magic to rub off, there were 14 runners out.

Sadly there was no new course record, but Caroline Renton ran 26:47, recording a new personal best and in the process the 3rd fastest ladies time ever.  Positions 1 & 2 are held by Naomi Stanley, with the best being 26:16.  Also recording new PB’s were Baz Newman, for the 2nd consecutive month and Robert Finch, who knocked a mighty 3:40 off his previous best to record 24:00.

We were also delighted to welcome first timer, Alex Waugh, who ran a very creditable 28:34.

As you know I do love current consecutive attendances, being the person who has attended (running or timing) the most consecutive handicaps stretching back from today.  Both Jules and Ian R missed todays event, so Mark Aston now leads this competition on his own, having run or timed every event since August 2014.  Ian Smith is in second place, with a run (boom boom!) stretching back to September.

As mentioned above, the ladies record of 26:16 is held by Naomi Stanley (Feb 14), while the mens record, is held by the only person to run sub 20:00, Paul Ashley, with 19:20 from February 2013.

The next event will be on Tuesday 24th March and I will send out a calendar invite closer to the time.

Handicap Feb 2015

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