My running thoughts and observations
....present, past and what future I have left!
Sunday, 30 May 2010
ILKLEY TRAIL RACE
There must have been some sore knees in Ilkley this morning after a day of prayer aimed at banishing Saturday's murk and bringing back the welcome sunshine for the 3rd running of the ILKLEY TRAIL RACE. An event which has evolved from the Ilkley 8 mile road, the Ilkley 10K road race and the Middleton trail race. The course seems set now, yielding no complaints as far as I am aware and once again nearly 300 toed the line (mind you that took some effort but I'm very persuasive!) for the 11.30 a.m. start. Leaders included runners from as far afield as North Devon, Sale and the London club Ranelagh.
The Ranelagh athlete Sam Perkins battled well with local Ilkley Harrier, Tom Adams but he eventually pulled away for a clear win.
Ilkley Harrier SALLY MORLEY was never really
threatened after the first mile with Bingley F50 SUE BECONSALL coming through to take second place
Check Sally's hair ....which gives an indication of the strength of the biting wind as she descends back from Denton Moor. No doubt welcome for hard working runners but particularly uncomfortable for freezing picture takers. Female "masters", over 35,dominated the event. Only 2 under 35 in the top 30 to finish. Only 15 altogether of over 70 ladies who turned out!
Sally Morley and Tom Adams kindly posed for a quick shot after the prize giving...................
My turn tomorrow...........SALE 5...........no banners to put and take down....just race!
SYNCHRONIZED RUNNING. Ran with Grete Waitz from 17 miles point to Westminster Bridge. She ran 2:25:29 for a World Best Time to my 2:25:35. , beating my 1982 PB by 4 minutes 10 seconds.
2011 2012 races
Mar 11 Haigh Hall Relays
Apr 6 Salford 10K 43.29 M60 4th
Apr 26 Salford 5K 21.32 M60 4th
May 13 Beaverbrooks 10k 43.00 M55 3rd
May 27 Sale 5 miler 34.24 M60 1st
June 24 Platt Fields 10k 48.03 M60 3rd
July 8 Debdale Park 7K 30:57 M60 3rd
July 22 Moonraker 10KMT 44.47 M60 1st
July 28 Lancaster 5K 20.59 M60 2nd
MAR 5 STANLEY PARK 10K M6O/2 43.28 MAR20 N.OF E. 12 MAN RELAY incomplete team MAR 27 GREAT GRIZEDALE TRAIL M6O/1 74.10 APR 22 SALFORD 10K M60/5 42.59 MAY 1 ALEX ANDRA PK 5K M60/3 21.11 MAY 15 GT MANCHESTER 10K M60/5 42.39 MAY 22 SALFORD 5K M60 21.40 MAY 30 SALE 5 MILER M60/3 34.10 JUN 26 PLATT FIELDS 10K M60/3 44.17 JUL 10 DEBDALE PARK 7K M60/3 30.32 JUL 23 ELSWICK EXPRESS 10M M60/1 71.34 AUG14 CHERNOBYL 10K PRESTON M60/1 44.03 SEPT 4 GREAT ECCLESTON "FAST 4" M60/1 28.07
SEPT 18 BOGGART CHASE 10K M60/2 45.52
SEPT 24 NORTHERN 6 STAGE 6K 25.27
OCT 23 LEA TOWN 10K M60/2 43.23
NOV13 WINDMILL 10K M60/2 43.08
NOV27 THE"BEST" 5K M60/4 23.32 (calf strain at 0.5 mile)
Started club racing in 1963 at the age of 14. Finishing 7th in the Machester Schools XC champs. Consequently,was invited to join SALE HARRIERS by coach Alan Robertshaw. Enjoyed good times and success with Sale Harriers on the country (9th. Northern Jr. 12th Inter Counties for Lancs) and steeplechase (3rd AAA Jr.) Moving to Yorkshire, establishing THE COMPLETE RUNNER SHOPS and the FASTRAX brand I joined Bingley Harriers, Valley Striders,Ilkley Harriers, returning to Sale Harriers in 2009 to bring running
career to full circle.
Now 2011, with 139 10ks done, 103 10 milers, 102 half marathons (3 wins)and 26 marathons (2 wins)
completed. (PBs 15.15,31.45 51.14 67.55 and 2:25:33)Still
running every day,managing 45 miles most weeks but P.Bs very much a thing of the past! You can see details of the decline on my athletics data/power of ten profile! www.athleticsdata.com.So, yes, running on empty....where do we go from here? Time...and this blog..will tell!