Tuesday night saw the first of the Short counting races in the ARC Fell Running Championship take place from the Fox House Inn near Hathersage. It was a warm evening, and being one of the first evening races of the season, saw 327 starters for the popular circuit of the Burbage Valley, taking in the two main summits of Owler Tor and Higger Tor on the route, back along Burbage Edge and then dropping to the main path below for a long gently downhill run in to the finish.
Ashbourne RC was represented by;
Howard Winbow (complaining of a pulled Achilles tendon)
Dave Patrick (carrying an inhaler and complaining of a tight chest)
Gabriel Hutchings (with a bandage on his knee and claiming an upset stomach as well)
Dave Thornsby-Smith (..oh, I did the Leicester Triathlon yesterday so I’m a bit tired….)
Alasdair Duncan – the only one not complaining
and as it turns out all the various excuses must have been sandbagging, because everyone had a good run, and we finished fairly closely grouped;
1st Kristian Jones Dark Peak 36:21 - won by 4 minutes!
110th Gabriel Hutchings 51:47
133rd Dave Thornsby-Smith 53:36
139th Dave Patrick 53:51
148th Howard Winbow 54:20
164th Alasdair Duncan 55:17
Championship table attached. There is still plenty of time to join in and complete enough qualifying races……..
Next event is Tansley Hill Race (near Matlock) on Tuesday 05/06, hope to see some more of you there….?
The Ashbourne Half will take place this year on September 14th.
Keep an eye out in the new Ashbourne Half Marathon section for online entry and further details and developments as they happen.
Well done to everyone for completing the Ashbourne Half and Fun Run.
Another great day and sterling work behind the scenes from marshal's and race committee..
Results are here and attached
Well done Jo & Caroline.
Best of luck !!!
Details of this years Club Championship are now available
Well, as I'm sure your all aware the weather hasn't been the kindest to the start of the New Year.
Snow and ice have affected running and the cold spell has been particularly hard on those training for a Spring Marathon.
Fingers crossed it will improve.
The fixture list for the 2013 Club Championship will be announced shortly with a few different events just to freshen up the schedule and keep you on your toes. First race will take place at the beginning of March so get training..
Finally good luck to all our members taking part in Shrovetide...
Over 60 members of Ashbourne Running Club attended their annual end of Season Presentation dinner at the Miraj Hotel on Saturday 24th November.
The Club Championship was very well contested this year with runners in various categories entering races in and around the Ashbourne area over the course of 2012.
The most prestigious and coveted award was Runner of the Year, awarded to Chris Patterson who had run consistently well all year, gaining a second place in this Year’s Ashbourne Half Marathon and also clinching the Men’s Open Club Championship trophy and claiming the John Hemstock Trophy for first club runner finishing the Dovedale Dash.
The Sportsperson of the Year Shield was awarded jointly to Bill Mitchell and Emily Sanders, Emily also picking up the Ladies Open Club Championship trophy.
Other Club Championship category winners were Antony Brookes winning Men’s Novice and Mandy Allen winning Ladies Novice by a very close margin, securing her trophy in the last race of the season at the Dovedale Dash. In another keenly contested category, Men’s Veteran trophy was won by Peter Moss for the second year running with Ladies Veteran trophy won by Janice Clowes.
The Most Improved Runners of the Year awards were presented to Dave Thornsby-Smith and to Louise Maskery who had both shown great improvement in their performances over the year.
More stamina and footwork was demonstrated by the running club members with many staying on after the dinner and awards to dance into the small hours celebrating successful years running.