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AGM

This will be on Wednesday 6th January 2010. All current committee members are prepared to stand for 2010. Ralph will email round for expression of interest from BRC members interested in joining the committee and also for any items that members wish to include of the AGM Agenda. In an effort to encourage attendance we will have a free prize draw and mince pies.  Matters to be discussed need to be passed to Ralph for inclusion on the Agenda

 

All members of Blyth Running Club are welcome to stand for election to the Club Committee, or stand for one of the main offices (Chairman, Secretary or Treasurer). Anyone wishing to do so should have a proposer and seconder from within the club, and forward these names to the Club Secretary at least 2 weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Wednesday 6th January

 

The current committee is:

Chairman:

 

Kevin Freeman

Secretary:

 

Ralph Dickinson

Treasurer:

 

Dave Kitching

Development Officer:

 

Ralph Dickinson

Welfare & Child Protection Officer:

 

Keith Willshire

Juniors:

 

Keith Willshire

Press/Communications Officer:

 

Keith Willshire

Coaching Co-Ordinator:

 

Aynsley Herron

Membership Secretary:

 

Ralph Dickinson

Acting Social Secretary:

 

Aynsley Herron

Ladies:

 

Helen Morris

 

The following are also on the committee:

 Mal Darbyshire, Susanne Hunter, John Mallon, Iain Singer, Alison Lowes, Craig Birch

 

SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats)

In previous years we have tried to progress the club by producing the Club development plan. This year we have tried to come at the future of the club from a different angle by producing a SWOT analysis of the club. This has identified several areas where BRC are weak and need addressing. This maybe discussed at the AGM.

 

North East Cross Country Harrier League 2009/10

Juniors: The Under 13's are usually the first race at 12:30, followed by Under 15's. There are two packs, Slow and Fast. Anyone running in their first Harrier League should start in the slow pack. Depending on number of entries, anybody finishing in the first six will be promoted into the next pack. Depending on the distance (normally about 2K), the slow pack will start off 50 - 90 seconds before the fast pack 

Senior Men: Races are generally between 5.5 and 6 miles, and start at approx 1:15pm. There are three packs, Fast, Medium and Slow. Anyone running in their first Harrier League race will start in the slow pack. Finishing in the first 30 in any league race will result in you moving up to the medium pack for the rest of the season and the whole of the following season, and you will start two and a half minutes after the slow pack. Running from the medium pack and finishing in the top 20 results in you moving up to the fast pack for the rest of the season, and the whole of the following season, starting 5 minutes after the slow pack. The first 6 Blyth members to finish the race, irrespective of which pack they started in, will count for the team.

Senior Women: Races are normally around 3 or 4 miles, and start after the Senior Men's race finishes. There are two packs, Fast and Slow, which work along similar lines to the men's. Finishing in the top 5, I think, from the slow pack will take you up into the fast pack. The first 3 Blyth members to finish the race, irrespective of which pack they started in, will count for the team.

Under 17's: Normally after the Senior women and there are two packs, Slow and Fast.

keep your number for each race.

The dates for this year's Harrier League are

 

Sat

28th

November

2009

Farringdon

Sat

9th

January

2010

Cramlington

Sat

30th

January

2010

Town Moor

Sat

13th

February

2010

Wrekenton

Sat

20th

February

2010

Temple Park

Sat

27th

March

2010

Prudhoe

 

Northern Cross Country Champs

The above takes place at Witton Park, Blackburn on 23rd January 2010.

Entries need to be in by 14th December 2009.

The Club pays for these entries so don’t panic about the cost.

Anybody interested let Ralph know ASAP, any Juniors let Keith know.

 

FUTURE RACES

December

Saturday 5th 2pm Norman Woodcock Memorial Road Race Gosforth Park Race Course, following the ambulance track, 5 miles

Sunday 6th The 50th Blyth Sands Race, 11:00am, special 50th anniversary memento to the first 125 entries

Sat    12 Dec, NE Counties XC Championships, Darlington

Sun    20 Dec, Saltwell Road Races. Saltwell Park, Gateshead

 

2010

January

Sat    9  Jan    Start Fitness NE Harrier League    East Cramlington (Nature Reserve)

Sun   17  Jan    Durham Cathedral XC Relays         Durham City (Green Lane)

Sat   23  Jan    Northern XC Championships          Witton Park, Blackburn                 

Sat   30  Jan    Start Fitness NE Harrier League    Newcastle (Town Moor)

February

Sat   13  Feb    Start Fitness NE Harrier League    Wrekenton (Edmund Campion School)

Sat   20  Feb    Start Fitness NE Harrier League    South Shields (Temple Park)

Sat   27  Feb    English National XC Championships  Leeds (Roundhay Park)

Sun   28  Feb     Snake Lane 10, Pocklington

 

Coaching

North Shields Poly are trying to organise some Level 1 coaching courses, sponsored by the Tony Blair Sports Foundation. Anybody interested should let Ralph know as soon as possible.

 

Juniors

High Jump/long Jump/Throws Coaching

Although we do not have the facilities for High Jumping or Long Jumping, coaching is available at Monkton stadium.

Hopefully, during the early spring we will be arranging for throws coaching and hurdles coaching.

Anybody interested in either see Keith for further details.

 

Junior Website

Most of the information regarding races, etc can be found on the Junior web-site:

www.freewebs.com/brcjuniors

 

Junior Christmas Party

This years Christmas party will be on Monday 21st December and will be Ice Skating at Whitley Bay. Further details to follow.

 

Christmas Indoor Athletics

Last Christmas we held a mini indoor athletics competition during the school holidays. If there is enough interest then I will try and book the hall again.

 

 

Blyth Running Club

Minutes of meeting held 2nd November 2009

 

Apologies: John Mallon and Aynsley Herron

The meeting commenced at 8.34 p.m.

Junior Kirstie Johnson was again in attendance to observe the committee process as part of her volunteering project.

Minutes of meeting held 5th October 2009 were read and approved. This was proposed by Malcolm Darbyshire and seconded by Dave Kitching.

 

Matters Arising

 

None

 

Chairman’s Report

 

Kevin reported that since the last committee meeting it’s been fantastic to see and hear of club members putting all their technical and challenging training schedules to the test in competition on road, cross country, trail and ultra-trail. I was particularly please with the performance of the U15 boys at the Sherman Cup cross country. I was delighted with the organisation, competition, fun and pleasure derived from holding both the senior and junior autumn relays. Well done to all concerned. Finally it was wonderful to see on Page 77 of the October 15th Edition of the News Post Leader a full colour photograph of the winning team in the Senior Autumn Relays. Pictorial evidence of a great club for all Blyth Valley residents to see.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Ralph reported that there had been 9 new members since the last meeting; 3 seniors and 6 juniors. Correspondence received included;

  • Club numbers for Virgin London marathon.
  • Various race entries.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Dave reported that the financial statement for the year ended 31st October 2009 will be reported at the AGM. Funds remain healthy.

 

Mens Captain Report

 

Iain Singer reported that the gentlemen of the running club were represented recently as follows:

  • Steve Walker and Dave Bradley completed the 50 mile Rowbotham Round off road race.
  • Terry McCabe and Joe Frazer came 2nd and 3rd over 60 respectively in the Carlisle Half Marathon.
  • There was good representation in all levels at the recent Sherman Cup cross country at South Shields.
  • Craig Birch was 22nd home and Terry McCabe was 2nd over 60 at a very wet Gibside Trail race.

 

Ladies Captain Report

 

Helen reported that since the last meeting we have had some good performances by the ladies.

  • At the autumn relays- Leanne Herron achieved a new course record in 14.33. Well done to Leanne.
  • At the North Shields Poly grand prix race we had 3 ladies (2 vets and 1 senior) finishing in the top 10 fastest females.
  • On the 24th October the first cross country meeting took place at Temple Park. The ladies were competing for the Davison Shield. 10 ladies took part and considering the awful weather conditions they all seemed to enjoy it. I would like to mention Alison Lowes, Joanne Straughan and Angie Brown who all ran their first cross country and all said they would like to do more. So hopefully we will have a good turnout at Farringdon in a few weeks time.
  • On 25th October at the Great Cumbrian Run Cath Young was 1st over 50. Well done to Cath.
  • The Gibside Trail Race on the 1st November attracted 12 ladies. Well done to them all for coping with the horrendous conditions.

Susanne reported that she has entered the international cross country races to be held at the riverside bowl, Gateshead on the 14th November. We wish her luck.

 

Social

 

In Aynsley’s absence Ralph reported the following:

  • The Christmas Party is fully organised and ticket sales are going well.
  • A Post Race Do is organised for the evening of Wednesday 30th December following the Winter Series.
  • The Social committee is looking into a Casino Night for some time in January.
  • Leanne is looking into a trip to the Jersey Half marathon.

 

Grand Prix

 

Mal reported that the last race is the Brampton to Carlisle 10 mile Road Race. A full bus will be going to the event.

 

Juniors

 

Keith had the following to report.

·        Junior Autumn Relays held on Monday 19th October, results on web-site and notice-board

·                                Blyth helped at Blyth Schools Fun Run, cementing club/school links, Bedlington run postponed due to weather.

·                                Several juniors helped at Sportshall at Blyth Sports Centre, Craig, Stephanie, Emma, Kirstie and senior Steve Walker

·                                Hopefully we will have a good turn-out at Heaton Town Moor races which will act as selection race for London Mini Marathon 2010.

·                                Keith unavailable on Monday 9th November and will be looking for other coaches to assist.

·                                Junior Christmas Party on Monday December 21stIce-skating @ Whitley Bay

·        Community Police Officer for Cowpen is holding an ‘open day’ at Briardale Community Centre on Saturday 28th November. He wondered if BRC could attend.

 

AOB

 

Winter Series – is all sorted. Iain Singer has offered to chaperon any vulnerable runners. Obeying the competition rules of course.

 

Sands Race – This will be on Sunday 6th December 2009. The Race Permit has been approved; 2009-100290. The event Notification Form has been sent to Northumberland County Council for comment. All Clubs have been emailed with event details. 2 marshals are required for either end of the course. Mementos have been ordered. Start Fitness will provide prizes/numbers etc.Keith will approach Bill McGuirk with a view to presenting the trophies. Kevin asked if we could offer more than tea and biscuits for the attendees. Perhaps some mince pies?

 

North East Harrier League – The fixture at East Cramlington takes place on Saturday 9th January 2010. Arrangements are ongoing and will be reported more fully at the next meeting. Ralph has heard nothing from the Race Permit people and will contact them again.

 

Blyth Valley 10k This will be on Sunday 25th April 2010. Ralph will need to send the event Notification Form to Northumberland County Council for comment. This is in the early stages of the organisation.

 

AGM This will be on Wednesday 6th January 2010. Ralph will email round for expression of interest from BRC members interested in joining the committee and also for any items that members wish to include of the AGM Agenda. In an effort to encourage attendance we will have a free prize draw and mince pies.

 

SWOT Kevin provided a report as follows. As reported previously Dave, Ralph and I undertook a SWOT analysis for BRC. Overall we concluded that BRC is in good shape and would maintain/retain the clubmark standard.

The SWOT analysis is here tonight and is available for anyone to read. It is also available for anyone to take away and read at a later date. (Ralph will email to all committee members)

The SWOT is divided into 8 sections, namely: Recruit and Retain, Volunteers, Competition, Coaches and Officials, Structure, Legal, Business and Promotion.

As a result of studying these groups we concluded the following short to medium term “fixes” that will benefit BRC to move forward.

  1. Iain Singer previously agreed to deal with the Introduction of a Welcome Pack. (could help with recruitment and retention). The pack should include questions to new members as follows:
    a) Skills and or expertise?
    b) Qualified First Aider?
    c) Qualified member of legal profession?
    d) Banking or financial qualification?
    e) Marketing skills?
  2. Keith Willshire would deal with the following issues:
    a) re-visit advertising.
    b) ensure full circulation to all schools, libraries, leisure centres etc.
    c) ensure updated information.
  3. Dave Kitching to look at rewards for volunteers; expenses, fees, clothing, vouchers or similar.
  4. Club Captains to look at Retention of Athletes. Development of action plan and carry them through.
  5. AGM – Discounted membership for families, which is best discussed at the AGM. Ralph to include on Agenda.
  6. Committee – Need to look at:
    a) ways of providing assistance for First Aid qualifications.
    b) Discuss introduction of “Self Declaration Forms”.
    c) Spend some time reviewing the awards we present.

We also concluded that there is a medium to long term “fix” required relating to Coaches and Officials.

Bullet points coming out of the meeting were as follows:

·         Lots of discussion.

·         Questions asked in SWOT were searching and thought provoking.

·         Mindful that coaching is voluntary.

·         Mindful that it encroaches on personal time.

·         No criticism is levelled at coaches or existing coaching structure BUT we all want time spent to be BENEFICIAL, WORTHWHILE and IMPACTFUL.

·         We feel the best way forward is a meeting.

·         The meeting would discuss structure and progress of coaching.

·         The meeting would need an Agenda and a Chairperson. This would help prevent the possibility of going off on a tangent and should keep the meeting on track and also ensure there is a worthwhile outcome.

·         The committee agreed a meeting would be helpful.

·         No further details could be decided on the night.

·         This subject to be revisited.

 

Coaching Courses

·         Level 1 - December 13th Coach Lane Campus, Newcastle

·         Level 2 - Core November 7th/8th Gateshead

·         Level 2 - Modules  19th/20th December Gateshead

No funding available from Northumberland Sport.

 

Churchill Track Vaughan Hemy from NSP has advised that track is available on a Monday night at a cost of £5.00.

 

Northumberland Athletics Action Group The Partnership of Alnwick, Blyth, Morpeth and Tynedale have submitted a bid to England Athletics on behalf of the Northumberland County Athletics Network for funding to help future developments of athletics in Northumberland. The bid if successful will provide investment in the Northumberland Athletics Network to build on the work already done on limited funding over the past few years. There have been significant developments in addressing athletics in the community through activities such as Sportshall and the Network is an opportunity to grow, develop and sustain the work already done.

 

 The meeting closed at 9.53 p.m.                         Date of next meeting – Monday 30th November 2009

 

Kevin A Freeman                                                                                           Ralph Dickinson

Chairman                                                                                  Secretary

 

Proposed                                                         Seconded

 

SANDS RACE – SUNDAY 6th DECEMBER

This years Sands race will start and finish on the beach outside the Dave Stephens Building at the Links Car Park. This year is the 50th and to mark the occasion, the first 125 entries will receive a memento.

Unlike the Summer Cup and Winter Series the handicaps are set in stone, so there’s not much point in whinging about them – you can only alter your handicap by growing old or having a sex change.

 

Course:

5 miles from Blyth Promenade to Blyth Pier and back along the shoreline to Seaton Sluice Harbour and then return along beach back to Promenade

Unique staggered start:

Ladies  O/55                                        13 Minutes start

Ladies O/50                                         12 minutes

Ladies  O/45 Men O/70                       11 Minutes

Girls U/18 Ladies  O/40  Men O/65     9 Minutes

Men O/60  Ladies O/35                       7 Minutes

Men O/55  Ladies O/18                       5 Minutes

Men O/50                                            4 Minutes

Men O/45                                            3 Minutes

Boys U/18     Men O/40                       2 Minutes

 

ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN AT THE SPORTS CENTRE ON CLUB NIGHTS, AND ON THE DAY AT THE DAVE STEPHENS BUILDING

 

IT WOULD BE EXTREMELY USEFUL IF ALL BYTH RUNNERS ENTERED BEFORE THE DAY TO CUT DOWN ON THE AMOUNT OF TIME IT TAKES TO PROCESS THE ENTRIES

 

VOLUNTEERS WANTED:            To Marshall

Make Tea (and friends at the finish)

Take Late Entries

Car-Parking

 

Winter Series

On a cool, calm evening perfect for running, a record 63 runners completed the first race in this seasons Winter Series, first back was U15 Scott Povey, followed by Heather Barrass and Dave Roberts.  First team on the night was The Hare and the Tortoises with a low 25 points, followed by The Game with 62.  Paul Whalley (taking it easy in his words), was the fastest finisher and only 3 secs outside the course record with 13:07, Leanne was again fastest lady with 15:23.  It was encouraging to see so many of the newer club members taking part and enjoying the race.

Next race Wednesday 2nd December

WINTER SERIES 2009/10  RESULTS  RACE 1

 

RACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO.

POS.

NAME

CLOCK TIME

HANDICAP

ACTUAL

640

1

Scott Povey

 

25:39

10:15

15:24

656

2

Heather Barrass

26:01

06:30

19:31

628

3

Dave Roberts

 

26:12

09:45

16:27

659

4

Stephanie Ramsey

26:14

05:00

21:14

623

5

Steve Richardson

26:19

11:30

14:49

617

6

Emma Freeman

26:22

08:30

17:52

664

7

Gareth Hope

 

26:25

11:00

15:25

635

8

Terry Hart

 

26:30

07:30

19:00

655

9

Graeme Hare

 

26:32

09:45

16:47

658

10

Peter Holmback

26:32

10:30

16:02

607

11

Aynsley Herron

26:33

08:45

17:48

672

12

Graeme Stewart

26:34

10:45

15:49

606

13

Steve Gillespie

26:34

11:15

15:19

662

14

Mark Johnson

 

26:35

02:30

24:05

651

15

James Young

 

26:36

09:00

17:36

638

16

Adam Smith

 

26:36

12:15

14:21

666

17

Susie Hunter

 

26:37

09:30

17:07

624

18

Leanne Herron

 

26:38

11:15

15:23

650

19

Cath Young

 

26:42

09:30

17:12

637

20

Craig Birch

 

26:42

12:15

14:27

613

21

Peter Brown

 

26:43

12:45

13:58

673

22

Robbie Barkley

26:44

13:00

13:44

608

23

Wendy Herron

 

26:46

06:00

20:46

634

24

Paddy Brolly

 

26:47

10:30

16:17

641

25

Chris Lillico

 

26:52

12:15

14:37

646

26

Mark Nicholson

26:53

10:15

16:38

642

27

Charlotte Ramsey

26:55

08:30

18:25

643

28

Scott Goodfellow

26:55

10:30

16:25

627

29

Steve Walker

 

26:57

10:45

16:12

602

30

Davina Lonsdale

27:00

07:30

19:30

648

31

Jacob Hall

 

27:01

12:00

15:01

601

32

Ron Ingram

 

27:02

08:30

18:32

616

33

Liz Freeman

 

27:03

00:45

26:18

611

34

Helen Bruce

 

27:08

09:45

17:23

639

35

Jake Jansen

 

27:09

11:45

15:24

652

36

Helen Morris

 

27:13

10:00

17:13

669

37

Dennis Morgan

27:15

09:15

18:00

645

38

Louise Scott

 

27:16

10:45

16:31

622

39

Shaun Dodd

 

27:19

11:00

16:19

636

40

Sharon Richardson

27:20

05:45

21:35

675

41

Paul Whalley

 

27:22

14:15

13:07

644

42

Michael Scott

 

27:24

10:30

16:54

618

43

Alison Lowes

 

27:26

06:00

21:26

649

44

Ralph Dickinson

27:28

10:00

17:28

619

45

Terry McCabe

 

27:29

10:45

16:44

621

46

Mal Darbyshire

27:29

11:00

16:29

631

47

Claire Riches

 

27:31

09:30

18:01

615

48

Julie Lemin

 

27:35

08:30

19:05

654

49

Joanne Straughan

27:40

06:30

21:10

625

50

Andrea Scott

 

27:41

04:30

23:11

605

51

Kevin Freeman

27:41

10:15

17:26

603

52

Richard Shillinglaw

27:45

08:00

19:45

612

53

John Mallon

 

27:56

10:00

17:56

660

54

Keith Willshire

 

28:09

09:45

18:24

632

55

Heather Christopher

28:10

10:30

17:40

677

56

Louise Rawlinson

28:18

05:15

23:03

633

57

Rob Hall

 

28:35

12:45

15:50

661

58

Kirstie Johnson

28:36

09:15

19:21

665

59

Ken Turnbull

 

28:47

08:30

20:17

679

60

Diane Wallace

 

29:02

08:00

21:02

610

61

Louise Douglas

29:07

08:15

20:52

620

62

Joe Frazer

 

29:21

10:30

18:51

678

63

Jacqui Mallon

 

32:06

04:15

27:51

 

Northern Athletics League

Provisionally, Blyth will be in a league with:

1

Blaydon Harriers

2

Houghton AC

3

Midd & Clev / Hartlepool BR

4

Richmond & Zetland AC

5

Scarborough AC

6

Tynedale Harriers & AC

7

Wallsend / Blyth

 

Match 1

Match 2

Match 3

Match 4

Saturday

Saturday

Sunday

Saturday

01/05/2010

05/06/2010

04/07/2010

31/07/2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

                

Blyth also have to organise the first fixture so we will need as many people as possible to help on the day. See Ralph for further information

 


BRC JUNIOR AUTUMN RELAYS 2009 (One Mile)

 

On a cold night, eleven teams completed the one mile course. As the race progressed the lead changed hands several times, Emma Freeman was      

the first runner back on the first leg, while Mark Nicholson took the lead on the second leg and passed onto Lewis Jansen on the final leg,

followed by  Joseph Dungworth, Michael Scott and Chris Lillico.  Lewis held the lead at the half way mark but was passed by Michael Scott

and then Chris Lillico. Chris then managed to get past Michael to win the race for his team of Adam Swalwell and Joseph Woods. Michael

Scott took second place for his team of Haydn Connelly and Taylor Glover. 

 

Kalvin Hurst set the fastest time on the night, while Emma Freeman was the fastest girl.

 

Adam Swalwell

4

00:07:14

00:07:14

 

Joseph Woods

4

00:14:23

00:07:09

 

Chris Lillico

1

00:19:31

00:05:08

Haydn Connelly

2

00:07:02

00:07:02

 

Taylor Glover

3

00:13:59

00:06:57

 

Michael Scott

2

00:19:42

00:05:43

Amy Tanney

5

00:07:24

00:07:24

 

Mark Nicholson

1

00:13:29

00:06:05

 

Lewis Jansen

3

00:19:53

00:06:24

Matthew Ilderton

7

00:08:43

00:08:43

 

Joseph McDonnell

6

00:15:00

00:06:17

 

Kalvin Hurst

4

00:20:05

00:05:05

Daniel Tait

3

00:07:03

00:07:03

 

Jamie McDonnell

2

00:13:56

00:06:53

 

Joseph Dungworth

5

00:20:09

00:06:13

Chloe Young

6

00:08:12

00:08:12

 

Steph Ramsay

8

00:15:51

00:07:39

 

Scott Povey

6

00:21:21

00:05:30

Dan Langley

9

00:09:01

00:09:01

 

Harry Davey

7

00:15:42

00:06:41

 

Jake Jansen

7

00:21:52

00:06:10

Emma Freeman

1

00:06:25

00:06:25

 

Ben Malcolm

5

00:14:24

00:07:59

 

Emma Freeman

8

00:22:34

00:08:10

Daisy Smith

10

00:09:37

00:09:37

 

Charlotte Ramsay

10

00:16:16

00:06:39

 

Rebecca Nail

9

00:22:43

00:06:27

Sarah Scott

8

00:09:01

00:09:01

 

Jessica Thompson

10

00:16:15

00:07:14

 

Josh Harvey

10

00:23:07

00:06:52

Bethany Rayne

11

00:11:20

00:11:20

 

James Young

11

00:17:46

00:06:26

 

Scott Goodfellow

11

00:23:50

00:06:04

 

 

2009 Autumn Relays

 

The twenty third running of the Top House Autumn Relays was held on Wednesday the 7th of October, at the Kitty Brewster Industrial Estate.  Congratulations go to the winning team of Richard Shillinglaw, Graeme Stewart and Adam Smith.  Paul Whalley’s time of 12:01 puts him in 4th place on the all time list and Leanne’s 14:33 puts her top of the female all time list, knocking 20 sec of the previous time which had stood since 1995.  Steve Gillespie continues his amazing record of having competed in all the 23 events.  Thanks to Keith and all his helpers for ensuring the event continued as smoothly as ever and to Helen & Louise for the quiz afterwards in the Top House.

Team

Name Leg 1

Pos.

Time

Lapsed

Name Leg 2

Pos.

Time

Lapsed

Name Leg 3

Pos.

Time

Lapsed

E

Richard Shillinglaw

7

17:21

17:21

Graeme Stewart

5

14:46

32:07

Adam Smith

1

13:23

45:30

D

Terry Hart

9

17:38

17:38

Gareth Hope

7

14:36

32:14

Craig Birch

2

13:48

46:02

J

Aynsley Herron

3

16:18

16:18

Terry McCabe

2

15:22

31:40

Leanne Herron

3

14:33

46:13

A

Joanne Straughan

12

19:09

19:09

Mal Darbyshire

12

15:12

34:21

Paul Whalley

4

12:01

46:22

I

Ron Ingram

4

16:21

16:21

Joe Frazer

4

15:36

31:57

Steve Gillespie

5

14:29

46:26

N

Ralph Dickinson

2

16:07

16:07

Graeme Hare

3

15:49

31:56

Dave Logan

6

14:32

46:28

K

Dave Bradley

1

15:43

15:43

Steve Walker

1

15:06

30:49

Dave Bradley

7

15:51

46:40

L

Dawn Palmer

5

16:29

16:29

Helen Morris

8

16:06

32:35

Steve Richardson

8

14:11

46:46

O

Pam Sewell

8

17:33

17:33

Dennis Morgan

11

16:44

34:17

Robbie Barkley

9

12:59

47:16

M

Cath Young

6

16:38

16:38

Dave Roberts

6

15:33

32:11

Chris Stone

10

15:30

47:41

B

Wendy Herron

13

19:20

19:20

Shaun Dodd

13

15:31

34:51

Peter Brown

11

13:15

48:06

H

Colin Seccombe

11

17:46

17:46

Alex Sewell

9

15:11

32:57

Paddy Brolly

12

15:26

48:23

C

Heather Barrass

10

17:46

17:46

Steve Bush

10

16:08

33:54

Peter Holmback

13

15:28

49:22

 

Blyth Running Club - Grand Prix 2009

Congratulations to this year’s divisional winners, Paul Whalley, Malcolm Darbyshire, Terry McCabe and Davina Lonsdale in divisions 1, 2, 3, and 4 respectively.  This was Paul’s fourth successive victory in division 1, but all depended on the last race at Carlisle, where Paul’s sixth place overall gave him maximum points in the division on the day for a total of 64, and hence a 1point victory over Robbie in 2nd with Peter Brown a further 2 points adrift in 3rd place. 

 

In division 2, Malcolm was a more convincing winner with 57 points, winning from Steve Gillespie in 2nd by 5 points.  Third place was shared by Leanne Herron and Shaun Dodd, who both had 46 points, although Shaun would have been much closer to Mal if he had competed in sufficient races.

 

Terry’s victory in division 3 was also fairly comfortable, with a 6 and 9 point gap over Graeme Stewart and Dave Bradley in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

 

Davina won division 4 by 4 points from Louise Douglas with Julie Lemin a further 7 points back in 3rd.  Julie (like Shaun in division 2), would have faired much better if she had competed in more races, as she won her division in each race she ran in, but Mal and Davina have again proven that by obtaining consistent finish’s in as many of the races as possible will bring the rewards.

 

 

Snake Lane 10

Hawes water

½

Wallsend

5M

Keswick

½

Tynedale

10k

Coastal

Run

Morpeth

10k

Tynedale

10M

Brampton

10M

 

 

Pos

Division 1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Total

Counting

events

1

Paul Whalley

-

-

[9]

9

11

11

11

11

11

64

6

2

Robbie Barkley

11

11

11

10

[9]

[9]

10

[9]

10

63

6

3

Peter Brown

10

10

10

11

10

[10]

[9]

10

9

61

6

4

Joe Frazer

8

8

-

7

7

[7]

6

7

-

43

6

5

Steve Walker

9

-

-

6

6

6

5

-

7

39

6

6

Steve Richardson

7

-

7

-

-

-

7

8

8

37

5

7

Martin Gaughan

-

9

8

8

8

[8]

[8]

-

-

33

4

 

 

 

 

Snake Lane 10

Hawes water

½

Wallsend

5M

Keswick

½

Tynedale

10k

Coastal

Run

Morpeth

10k

Tynedale

10M

Brampton

10M

 

 

Pos.

Division 2

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Total

Counting

events

1

Mal Darbyshire

10

[8]

10

10

9

10

[6]

8

-

57

6

2

Steve Gillespie

8

[7]

9

8

-

9

9

9

-

52

6

3=

Leanne Herron

7

[5]

-

6

10

7

7

[7]

9

46

6

3=

Shaun Dodd

-

9

-

9

-

-

8

10

10

46

5

5

John Mallon

6

6

6

5

8

-

[5]

5

[5]

36

6

6

Dave Cox

-

[4]

7

7

-

8

-

6

7

35

5

7

Ralph Dickinson

5

-

-

4

7

6

4

-

6

32

6

8

Dave Roberts

-

-

-

-

6

5

3

4

8

26

5

9

Dave Logan

9

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

19

2

10

Gareth Hope

-

-

8

-

-

-

10

-

-

18

2

 

 

 

Snake Lane 10

Hawes water

½

Wallsend

5M

Keswick

½

Tynedale

10k

Coastal

Run

Morpeth

10k

Tynedale

10M

Brampton

10M

 

 

Pos.

Division 3

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Total

Counting

events

1

Terry McCabe

10

10

10

10

-

[10]

9

[9]

10

59

6

2

Graham Stewart

8

-

[8]

6

10

9

10

10

[7]

53

6

3

Dave Bradley

7

9

9

8

9

[8]

[7]

8

[6]

50

6

4

Susanne Hunter

9

-

7

9

7

-

-

[7]

8

40

5

5

Helen Bruce

4

-

6

7

-

7

6

5

-

35

6

6

Ron Ingram

6

7

[4]

-

6

5

5

3

-

32

6

7

Steve Bush

5

8

5

-

-

3

2

6

-

29

6

8

Chris Stone

-

-

-

-

8

-

8

-

9

25

3

9

Terry Hart

3

6

2

-

-

6

3

-

4

24

6

10

Aynsley Herron

[2]

-

[3]

-

5

4

4

4

5

22

5

 

 

 

Snake Lane 10

Hawes water

½

Wallsend

5M

Keswick

½

Tynedale

10k

Coastal

Run

Morpeth

10k

Tynedale

10M

Brampton

10M

 

 

Pos.

Division 4

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Total

Counting

events

1

Davina Lonsdale

6

-

-

8

7

7

7

8

-

43

6

2

Louise Douglas

[5]

-

-

7

6

5

6

7

8

39

6

3

Julie Lemin

8

-

8

-

8

8

[8]

-

-

32

4

4

Sharon Richardson

[4]

-

6

-

5

4

[5]

6

7

28

5

5

Sarah Kaminski

7

-

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

14

2

6

Natalie Clark

-

-

-

-

-

6

-

-

-

6

1

7

Sarah Herron

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

1

 

Grand Prix 2010

Although this years has just finished the first race of next years Grand Prix has already been decided upon and it is the Snake Lane 10 at Pocklington on Sunday 28th February. This is the day after the English Cross Country Championships at Leeds. The Snake Lane 10 is usually very popular but BRC may have been allocated some entries, anybody interested in doing it should see Mal or Ralph.