Newsletter – August 2001

 NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2001 ISSUE 289

 

EVENTS DIARY:

SEPT. 1st

OVERTON 5 miles
2nd

 
8th

 
9th

NEW FOREST half-marathon & Marathon, NEWBURY 10 miles, AAA 10km at CHELTENHAM
15th

 
16th

 
22nd

 
23rd

LITTLEDOWN 5 miles , THRUXTON 10 km
29th

SOUTHERN MEN’S ROAD RELAYS at RUSHMOOR.
30th

WOMEN’S ROAD RELAYS at RUSHMOOR, CLARENDON WAY RACES, HIGHCLERE CASTLE 10 km
OCT. 6th

 
7th

BRISTOL half-marathon inc. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
13th

HANTS. XC League at FARLEY MOUNT
14th

GREAT SOUTH RUN at PORTSMOUTH
20th

 
21st

ABINGDON Marathon, SARUM 8km Cross-country
27th

 
28th

 
NOV. 3rd

HANTS. XC League at READING
4th

SALISBURY half-marathon

PLEASE CHECK NOTICE BOARD OR RUNNING MAGAZINES FOR FURTHER INFO.

FRANNY’S BITS!!

By the time this article is printed the Overton 5 weekend should be over. I hope you enjoyed the weekend and appreciate all the hard work that the race committee put in to stage this event.

EMMA has resumed the race entry system on the notice board, if you wish to enter an event just sign the appropriate sheet. However if you are new to the club you will need to fill in a form (Available from Emma) so that she has your required details (address, DOB, etc) to enable her to her to send in the entries. If your details have changed (moved house?) since you last filled in a form please contact Emma so she can make any corrections.

Race results on the road are taken some time to reach me, please can you let me have them ASAP so that I can include them in the newsletter. It is also hoped to improve our newspaper profile so prompt results will help.

The first event in this year’s consistency league is the NEWBURY 10 miles on September 9th. Forms are on the board and there should be entries on the day if you get there early enough.

Finally congratulations to JAMIE on winning the bronze medal in the recent Southern Counties track 10,000 metre Championship held at Brighton

SOUTHERN TRACK Lge. At ABINGDON.

4th AUGUST.

The final meeting of the season finished with a solid third place behind Salisbury and White Horse Harriers. The weather was the worst of the summer with the meeting being suspended for a while on safety grounds due to the thunder and heavy rain. Jeremy had an excellent meeting; his best result came when winning the B string Discus. He backed this up with fine second places in the High jump and Pole Vault. Further points came in the 100m, 200m, Long jump, Hammer and relays…quite a busy afternoon for a promising junior. Tim covered four events plus the relays. He scored good points in the hurdles with the 110’s being run when the rain was at it’s heaviest, his best result however came when winning the B string High jump. Alan scored another win in the Vault, took third in the monsoon hurdles race and scored valuable points in the Shot and Javelin. Simon had a mixed day in the throws but was rewarded with a very good win in the A string Hammer.

Jamie was our only winner on the track where both Salisbury and White Horse fielded strong squads. Chris, once again, scored well in the 200m and 400m before giving the last relay team a good lead on the opening leg. Keith Clark had a pair of thirds in the 800m and 1500m while our other Keith again doubled up in the 400m hurdles and Steeplechase.

Making his debut was Nick Roberts who after competing well in the triple jump showed great spirit to tackle the B steeplechase where he was rewarded with a fine 3rd place. The final result gave our squad their best placing in the league for several seasons.

 

EVENT POS

NAME

 

PERF. POS NAME

PERF.

100 m

 

4

J.REYNOLDS

12.0sec

5

T.STAGG

13.4sec

200 m

 

4

J.REYNOLDS

24.8sec

5

A.GOLD

27.1sec

400 m

 

3

C.JONES

55.6sec

4

T.STAGG

59.2sec

800 m

 

3

C.JONES

2m 05.1sec

3

K.CLARK

2m 12.3sec

1500 m

 

3

J.JONES

4m 30.4sec

3

K.CLARK

4m 37.1sec

5000 m

 

1

J.JONES

15m22.4sec 2

M.BLISS

16m 22.4sec

110 H

 

3

T.STAGG

21.4sec

3

A.CORNELL

22.0sec

400 H

 

2

T.STAGG

64.7sec

4

K.VALLIS

70.4sec

3000 m S/C

 

3

K.VALLIS

10m 32.6sec

3

N.ROBERTS

11m 51.7sec

H.JUMP

 

2

J.REYNOLDS

1.60m

1

T.STAGG

1.60m

L.JUMP

 

5

J.REUNOLDS

5.66m

5

N.ROBERTS

4.06m

T.JUMP

 

4

N.ROBERTS

9.78m

5

K.VALLIS

8.80m

P.VAULT

 

1

A.CORNELL

3.20m

2

J.REYNOLDS

1.20m

SHOT

 

5

S.MORGAN

8.59m

3

A.CORNELL

8.31m

DISCUS

 

4

S.MORGAN

28.45m

1

J.REYNOLDS

24.84m

HAMMER

 

1

S.MORGAN

32.03m

3

J.REYNOLDS

17.71m

JAVELIN

 

4

A.CORNELL

37.78m

2

S.MORGAN

32.97m

4 X 100 m

 

5

  50.2sec

     
          MATCH RESULT  
        1

SALISBURY

149 pts

        2

WHITE HORSE

131.5 pts

4 X 400 m

 

3

  3m 53.7sec

3

OVERTON

102 pts

        4

WIMBORNE

80 pts

        5

THAMES VALLEY 65.5 pts

             

BURNHAM BEECHES half-marathon.

19th AUGUST.It was a good few years’ ago since this race last featured in a club newsletter, the course being a two lap affair that could be best described as undulating, Previous winners include a young Paul Wheeler. Three club members decided to enter this years event which was held in rain that Andy described as “a biblical deluge”

First home was Mark who has been noticeably been absent from the track this summer. He had a fine run to finish just outside the Athletics Weekly result list and once again just missed that elusive sub 80-minute time he wants. Andy splashed his way round in a time that seems slower than his ability suggests. He should go much faster on a faster course in good conditions. Martin completed the team and is another who will clock a faster time this winter.

16th

M.SIMCOX

1 hr 20 min 40 sec.

81st

A.HARTLEY

1 hr 29 min 26 sec.

 

M.CHURM

1 hr 40 min

SUMMER HANDICAP.

16th AUGUST.Many thanks to John Hoare for manning the finish for this final event of the summer. The weather was conducive to fast times as was proved with seven of the first eight runners all clocking PB’s. The odd man out was the handicapper who somehow got his figures in a twist and set himself a duff starting time. This gave him no option but to disqualify himself from the final results. First on the night was Ian who had a clear margin at the finish ahead of Audra who is slowly coming back into top form. Moira recorded the biggest PB of the night to take third. Fastest on the night was Mike with Mark having a large gap over third place man Dave Mills.

POS

NAME

TIME

H’CAP

ACT. TIME

H’C POS

 
1

I.VOSSER

24.18

GO

24.18

19

PB 67 secs.

2

A.DENNISON

24.35

3.23

21.12

13

PB 53 secs.

3

M.WEST

24.47

GO

24.47

20

PB 1m 36 secs.

0

R.FRANCIS

24.51

4.12

20.39

0

 
4

G.DUNCAN

25.15

6.03

19.12

4

PB 14 secs.

5

D.BRIGHT

25.16

5.52

19.24

6

PB 13 secs.

6

G.CLOKE

25.25

4.26

20.59

10

PB 4 secs.

7

M.BLISS

25.31

8.43

16.48

1

PB 3 secs.

8

M.WOODS

25.32

4.31

21.01

11

 
9

A.HARTLEY

25.41

6.24

19.17

5

 
10

E.SANDALL-BALL

25.52

3.55

21.57

15

 
11

D.McCARTHY

25.53

5.55

19.58

7

 
12

M.SIMCOX

25.53

8.20

17.33

2

 
13

D.MILLS

25.55

6.57

18.58

3

 
14

D.HENERY

25.59

5.24

20.35

9

 
15

J.THOMAS

26.03

2.08

23.55

18

 
16

M.CHURM

26.11

3.27

22.44

17

 
17

S.GRAHAM

26.17

3.45

22.32

16

 
18

A.HARRIS

26.30

5.56

20.32

8

 
19

C.BOYLE

26.32

GO

26.32

21

 
20

E.TILBURY

26.36

5.31

21.05

12

 
21

D.CUFF

27.17

6.03

21.14

14

FIRST TIME

22

M.VOSSER

29.02

1.50

27.12

22

 
23

A.AYLWARD

32.43

GO

32.43

23

FIRST TIME

SOUTHERN COUNTIES 10,000 metre Championship at BRIGHTON.

20th AUGUST.Half past eight on a Wednesday evening seems a strange time for an area championship but Jamie made the trip to Brighton and was rewarded with a super PB as he finished 6th in a good quality 10,000m race that was won by Sam Haughian.

Further reward for all the hard training he has done this summer came when finishing 3rd in the Southern championship to win a well deserved bronze medal.

6th

J.JONES

31 min 22.0 secs

3rd Southern Counties

Wedding Day 7K Friday 27th July from Liz

As usual there was a good turnout of just over 500 for this popular evening race at Bushey Park. Ian was our only prizewinner this year taking third place in the V40 category.

14

Ian Ford

24m

53s

124

Eric Tilbury

29m

35s

136

Jill Hills

29m

56s

164

Geoff Cloke

31m

01s

172

Audra Dennison

31m

24s

231

Liz Sandal-Ball

33m

04s

251

JT

33m

36s

416

Moira West

39m

29s

FINAL SUMMER HANDICAP TABLES.

The final summer handicap tables show Mike winning the time league after winning all three races that he competed. Following his opening 3rd spot in the first mob match, Mark showed good consistency with three second places to take that position overall. Despite missing the final run Keith had already done enough to ensure third. The handicap league was the closest league I have ever seen with numerous contenders for the title leading up to the final race. Handicap specialist Liz did enough to snatch the title ahead of Audra whose storming run in the last run moved her up several places to take second. Another to climb several positions was Dave who pipped Aaron for third by a point. Unlucky runner was pre-race leader Scott who slipped to fourth despite a gutsy effort…….Only five points covered the top five.

Let’s hope the winter series is as close. The opening race will be on the Foxdown course on October 25th.TIME LEAGUE.

 

NAME

M

J

J

A

sum

M.BLISS

0

1

1

1

3

M.SIMCOX

3

2

2

2

6

K.CLARK

1

5

3

0

9

P.WHEELER

4

4

4

0

12

D.MILLS

6

6

0

3

15

A.HARTLEY

0

7

5

5

17

G.DUNCAN

8

10

6

4

18

D.BRIGHT

9

8

0

6

23

A.HARRIS

10

9

7

8

24

D.McCARTHY

14

0

8

7

29

M.WOODS

0

11

10

11

32

R.FRANCIS

15

12

9

0

36

G.CLOKE

16

16

11

10

37

E.TILBURY

12

0

17

12

41

A.DENNISON

0

13

16

13

42

E.SANDALL-BALL

0

17

12

15

44

S.GRAHAM

0

15

13

16

44

J.THOMAS

18

19

19

18

55

G.McLAUGHLIN

19

20

20

0

59

M.VOSSER

20

21

0

22

63

           

 

HANDICAP LEAGUE.          
NAME

M J J A sum
E.SANDALL-BALL

0 4 1 10 15
A.DENNISON

0 2 12 2 16
D.BRIGHT

3 9 0 5 17
A.HARRIS

2 8 8 18 18
S.GRAHAM

0 1 2 17 20
M.SIMCOX

14 3 9 12 24
D.MILLS

7 6 0 13 26
G.McLAUGHLIN

4 12 13 0 29
G.CLOKE

16 17 7 6 29
G.DUNCAN

13 18 14 4 31
M.BRIGHT

8 21 0 5 34
A.HARTLEY

0 15 10 9 34
M.WOODS

0 7 19 8 34
J.THOMAS

10 11 15 15 36
R.FRANCIS

12 13 11 0 36
D.McCARTHY

20 0 5 11 36
M.BLISS

0 14 17 7 38
P.WHEELER

11 10 18 0 39
K.CLARK

5 19 20 0 44
M.VOSSER

18 16 0 22 56
E.TILBURY

6 0 21 20 57

RESULT CALCULATED ON BEST THREE RUNS.

 


Newark Half Marathon from Jamie
With the Robin Hood Marathon now looming up Paul decided it was time to do a
half marathon and as I am a stickler for keeping to his well typed out
training schedules the only one I could find was at Newark. Luckily my
grandparents live nearby and so I stayed up there the night before. The day
of the race dawned wet and windy and funnily enough stayed like that for the
entire day! The course though was quite flat with a big hill at about 10
miles but was well organised and had some good prizes. The winner – Titus
Limo from Kenya won a £1000 Breitling watch – but by the look on his face I
think he may well have thought he was going to receive some cash. Former XC
international Andrew Pearson was 2nd with me a distant 5th in 72.34. To say
I am bit pissed off would be an understatement as my last 3 half marathons
have all been within 5 seconds of each other and I am still waiting to break
my pb of 70.19 from Fleet many years ago.

10km – South of England Championships from Jamie
Paul thought it would be a good idea to one last track race so Chris kindly
drove me down to Brighton for this race. My pb stood at 31.58 when winning
the Hampshire Champs last year but recent training with Keith Clark surely
meant a better time was on the cards. The venue, support and weather were
perfect and after a few jittery laps in the middle Chris gave me some sound
advice (a few well chosen swear words) and I rallied to finish 6th in a pb of 31.22. With
this being a championship event I was surprised to find I had got the bronze
medal behind internationals Sam Haughian and Dave Mitchinson. The 3rd, 4th
and 5th guys had all entered on the day or were Scottish which apparently
ruled them out. Oh well Overtons gain!

Committee Meeting 13/8/01

Present: G. Cloke, P. Wheeler, C. Wheeler, R. Francis, G.Mclaughlin.

Apologies : M. Dennison.

Matter’s Arising:

  1. Andover-Newbury Relay, Date confirmed as 28/10/01. Route to be confirmed.
  2. J. Hoare writing to News and Views about the Overton 5
  3. Mob Match Trophy, this has been held by Basingstoke Gwyneth will speak to their secretary and hope to retrieve it.
  4. Overton 5, Will go ahead, Marshalled as before but with a more formal approach. Helen to help.

Treasurer’s Report.

Income £243.00

Expenditure £269.50

Current £486.00

Reserve £1964.28

Secretaries Report

  1. Questionnaire about gifted junior’s, to be fill out Geoff will do this.
  2. Running fitness magazine, free entry for the club, this will be taken care of by Gwyneth.

A.O.B.

  1. Help required for the Overton 5.
  2. Franny to organise the consistency league, fifteen races this year.
  3. Team Kennet, members seem keen to run in the Hants cross country and track league second claim. Discussion over costing for youngsters and paying for vests.

Meeting closed at 9.15 p.m.Date of next meeting 10/9/01

Overton 5 from Liz

What a super weekend, the race was a great success. I was pleased with my run considering the heat ( not complaining ). Thank you Eric for your coaching.

Our Bric a Brac stall made a total of £70.00, which we will share with Shopmobility a charity that supplies wheelchairs where necessary ( town centres etc ).

A big thankyou must go to the Overton 5 committee JT, John, Geoff, Paul & Helen, having gone to a couple of meetings on fete business, I was very surprised at all

the work involved, planning, police liaison, legal implications & paperwork etc.  And like myself, I hope the Harriers will join me in saying a huge THANKYOU.

Editor’s Note

Liz, your comments are well appreciated, but let us not forget your significant contribution particularly in organizing, and collecting the food for the barbecue. THANKYOU.

Bionic of the Month

This month seems to be all about

Jamie Jones, with two good wins in the Southern Track League at Abingdon in the 1500m and 5000m plus his Bronze Medal in the Southern Counties 10,000m Track Championship. All helping to put Overton Harriers on the map.

 

 

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