A good turn-out in difficult conditions. There was a blustery westerly
wind (at least until the way back when it became an easterly). It's
good to see that we're still attracting class runners - three of the first timers beat 15.30.
There's a change to the rules. If you have a really bad run (for instance, if you're ill or just back from injury), it's not right that your handicap wholly reflects that bad run. If you're back to your usual level the following month it's too easy to win the cup. So the new rule is you can't increase your handicap by more than 30 seconds in any month. You can see the effect this month on the runners whose times with handicap are more than 21.30.
There was a bit of a glitch at the start. Richard set off on 0.11 instead of 2.11. If he had set off on time he would have been third (at 20.01) and John Hanscomb would have won his own trophy. As that is such a satisfactory result, I've shown John as the winner. But Richard gets
to clean the cup.
Finally the marshals list is at last available (see marshals tab). Les Renders can't marshal next month. Does anyone know anyone who could do it instead (with Simon Lewis)? An injured runner would be ideal.
As usual, if the links to your clubs or your age status is wrong, let us know.
|Status||Number||Handicap||Run time with handicap||Actual run time||Next handicap|
|Richard Whiting||Herts Phoenix||M55||2390||0.11||18.01||17.50||3.10|
|John Hanscomb||Ranelagh||M70||14||Add 0.5 mins||19.58||20.28||0.32|
|Stuart Hathaway||Headington Roadrunners||M50||2504||3.40||20.17||16.37||4.23|
|Peter Groves||Abingdon Amblers||M50||2507||3.54||20.18||16.24||4.36|
|Jenny Rowley||Victoria Park Harriers||W||2616||3.26||20.31||17.05||3.55|
|Dave Cox||Woodford Green||M50||2201||7.53||20.51||12.58||8.02|
|Ray Chapman||Bromley Vets||M50||2625||6.08||21.00||14.52||6.08|
|Guy Lawrenson||Hardley Runners||M55||2346||3.31||21.02||17.31||3.29|
|Kevin Burnett||Croydon Striders||M65||2450||Add 1.5 mins||21.05||22.35||Add 1.5 mins|
|Fran Rump||Victoria Park Harriers||W||2615||3.58||21.05||17.07||3.53|
|Phil Lightfoot||KPMG RC||M55||2606||6.14||21.06||14.52||6.08|
|Alan Davidson||Liss Runners||M60||1352||4.40||21.14||16.34||4.26|
|Chris Brolly||Bishop's Stortford||M45||2495||4.52||21.14||16.22||4.38|
|Dennis Williams||Hercules Wimbledon||M60||2588||4.47||21.33||16.46||5.17|
|Jerry Carnell||Cambridge Harriers||M50||2630||7.30||21.44||14.14||8.00|
|Julia Gristwood||ES Middx||W45||2221||3.27||21.52||18.25||3.57|
|Steve Sheekey||Havering 90||M45||2490||3.31||21.55||18.24||4.01|
|Tom Morris||Herc Wimb||M45||2476||5.19||22.07||16.48||5.49|
Marshals Paul Oakes and Andrew Dodd
Winner of the WJH Trophy donated by John Hanscomb - John Hanscomb