The Dash April 2015 Editorial I’ve just got back from a much needed break in Portugal with Cath. I was advised to go for the sunshine benefits by the Nurse at Hand Therapy. The first few days it was bloody freezing and chucking it down and my mood was not lifted much by texts from the kids at home reporting glorious sunshine cracking the flags on the Costa del Darwen. Luckily the current bun finally turned up and we had a decent time and I even – gasp – managed to get a couple of runs along the beach in. I’m hoping to try to keep it up now that we are back. There is some sort of big race going on down in that London in the near future. Congrats to all who managed to get in, especially Joanne who has been given an elite start thanks to her fantastic results. She added a brilliant first Lady at Accy 10k last month at an event which was awash with Dashers. Well done everybody who took part and flew the Dashers flag. Whilst we are in congratulatory mood I must make a mention of Kazza and Bazza getting spliced at Astley Bank the other week. It was a lovely day and inevitably Dashers pretty much ruled the dance floor in the evening. I’m sure everyone will join me in wishing the happy couple all the best for the future. Inside this month’s Dash is an ad for Aggies Staircase fell race. If you aren’t racing then please help George out by volunteering to marshal. Further details on the advert. Also inside in an article by Cal Ferguson on taking part in the Viper – a 9 hour relay race. I haven’t been getting many race reviews or articles recently so please put digit to keyboard and send me some! Until next month Evening runs on the moors? It’d be rude not to. Mr Sparkle Cover pics: Chris Cash scaling the heights at Pendle by Ady Nicholls of SportSunday Happy Dashers at the start of Accrington 10k Mr and Mrs Shackleton Chairman’s chat So this is it! Four years as chairman and I’m standing down. That makes this my 48th Chairman’s Chat and I am taking orders for leather bound ‘Chats’ if you want to see where I have repeated myself time or maybe to just read my inane ramblings. All the regular Dash contributors will appreciate that it can be difficult to find something interesting to write about each month. I can finally admit that I don’t have much to tell you about, so I’ll keep this short. I still intend to be an active member of the club and I would like to say a genuine ‘thank you’ to all Dashers who have supported me; it really is appreciated, friends We have interest in all the vacant committee posts which is a healthy sign that the enthusiasm of the members continues. I don’t know of any posts that have attracted more than one person, but if there are then we will take a vote at the AGM. We do not have postal votes so you need to be at the meeting. Committee meeting Thursday 9/4/15 Present: Jonathan, Chris, Carly, Rebecca, Barry, Brian, Alison A. AGM preparation The agenda was agreed. Copies of 2014 minutes and constitution to printed. Action CC New Dashers this month are: Janet Greenhalgh James Robinson Bill Hudson Jeremy Turner Sean Procter Dale Dacre Joanne Lynch A warm welcome to all of them! All other actions from last month’s committee meeting will be carried over to the next meeting. Date & time of next committee meeting: Thursday 4/6/15 20:30. The Old Chapel. Jonathan O Captain! My Captain! FELL RUN CHAMPIONSHIP NEWS The fifth race of the 2015 Fell Race championship takes place on Saturday 2nd May starting at 11:00 and is The Cake Race at Kiln Green Church, Diggle, Saddleworth. Its difficulty category is BM. There is no pre entry so its entry on the day at a cost of £4. The distance is a midges short of 10 miles with 518 metres of climb. You can find the start by placing BB4 7SW into your Sat Nav. The sixth race of the Championship comes just ten days later with the Mearley Clough. The actual venue is the Calf’s Head, Worston, Nr Clitheroe and it is reported to be a superb short race. One steep ascent and then downhill (not as steep). Wear some shoes with some grip and when it’s over enjoy a free pasta supper. It is on Tuesday evening 12th May starting at 19:15 with category AS. The distance is a reasonable 3.5 miles with 380 metres of climb. Once again there is no pre-entry so you turn up on the day with £4. After the first four races the tables are currently led by Stuart Smith (Mens), and Rebecca Simms. ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP NEWS – The eighth Road Championship race of the season is the Bolton 10K on Sunday May 26th. It starts and finishes at Leverhulme Park and those who run the weekly parkrun will be very familiar with the course. It isn’t exactly two laps of the parkrun course, but it’s very close, and Cruella de Hill needs negotiating twice from the bottom. The entry fee is £10 and please be aware that there are no entries on the day. That caught quite a few out last year. There is a limit on the course of 850 which should mean everyone gets in. It starts at 10:00 and there is a fun run before the main event so it’s unlikely you will get on the car park unless you get there very early. There is plenty of parking in the streets across from the park. After the first seven races the tables are led by Brian Morris and Anna Capstick. In the first six races of the Road Championship we have had 148 Dashers racing in the ebony and gold which is an average of almost 25 per race. OTHER RECENT RACE RESULTS (not championships): th nd Stanley Park 10k, Blackpool, 28 February Trimpell 20, 22 March 2015 1 Winner 5 Martin Oldfield 190 Louise Oldfield Total 313 1 Winner 76 Derek Reilly 131 David Barnes 163 Carol Butterworth 226 Carly Edwards 397 Rebecca Simms Total 530 34:52 37:35 55:29 1:53:49 2:22:34 2:33:51 2:38:31 2:47:13 3:15:32 MAUREEN ROBERTS TROPHY Top 38 places (Updated 7/4/15) The Maureen Roberts trophy will be awarded to the Darwen Dasher who completes the most competitive st th races between December 1 2014 and November 30 2015. In order for the race to count it must be published in The Dash so if you take part in an event, make sure you send the details to the editor of The Dash. (You will see similar examples above.) Please note that parkruns, relay races and cross country events do not count, but Road, Trail, Ultra and Fell events do, regardless of whether they are part of our championships or not. NAME # of Races Last Race Calvin Fergusson 17 Pendle Fell Race Brian Morris 10 Pendle Fell Race Jim Taylor 10 Liver Hill Simon Taylor 10 Pendle Fell Race David Barnes 8 Trimpell 20 Anna Capstick 7 Accrington 10k Carly Edwards 7 Trimpell 20 Tina Kuczer 7 Accrington 10k Dave Shorrock 7 Pendle Fell Race Don Clarkson 6 Accrington 10k Karen Atherton 6 Accrington 10k Lee Shorrock 5 Liver Hill Alison Abbott 5 Accrington 10k Helen Jones 5 Accrington 10k James McGarry 5 Accrington 10k Louise Oldfield 5 Stanley Park 10k Barry Shackleton 5 Accrington 10k Rebecca Simms 5 Liver Hill Cath Fox 5 Liver Hill Stuart Smith 5 Pendle Fell Race Steve Whitehead 4 Wilmslow Half Marathon Carol Butterworth 4 Trimpell 20 Sue Eastham 4 Roddlesworth Roller Martin Oldfield 4 Stanley Park 10k Leanne Postlethwaite 4 Roddlesworth Roller Chris Cash 4 Pendle Fell Race Jonathan Stubbs 4 Pendle Fell Race Dave Rushton 4 Pendle Fell Race Paul Brindle 4 Pendle Fell Race George Thompson 4 Pendle Fell Race Barry Ross 3 Accrington 10k Jonny Bromilow 3 Trotters 5 Paul Taylor 3 Mr Sparkle’s Dark Un Joanne Nelson 3 Accrington 10k Sarah Quinn 3 Accrington 10k Linda Coffey 3 Accrington 10k Michelle Connolly 3 Accrington 10k Amy Hasler 3 Accrington 10k Races added since last month – Trotters 5, Stanley Park 10k, Trimpell 20, Accrington 10k, Liver Hill, Pendle Fell Race. Any races which have been published in the Dash which are not included above will be caught up in the next issue. EARLY WARNING AND MARSHALS REQUEST AGGIE’S STAIRCASE FELL RACE 4 Mile with 1150 ft Accent Under FRA Rules – Classification AS Thursday 18th June 2015 Start 7:15pm. Punstock Road, Darwen (GR689221) Registration in Darwen Leisure Centre from 6pm Entry on the day £4.00 If you require more details please contact: George Thompson Tel: 01254 772013 Mobile 07960523959 E-mail: [email protected] Or Facebook message, or catch me at club training. Ideal first fell race (Important Note: Juniors MUST be over 14 to enter the race) HELPERS WANTED Marshals and Helpers required – If you are not doing the race please contact me as soon as possible and offer to help on the night. George Thompson Tel: 01254 772013 Mobile 07960523959 If you have a preferred marshalling location or job that you usually do please let me know when you call. Many thanks, George Viper Series 369 – Delamere Forest – Saturday 28th March 2015 So, me, Brian and Martyn (non-Dasher, for now) set off at 5:30am on this misty Saturday morning for a challenge of basically unknown quantity. The format was running 3.2 mile laps around Delamere forest in Cheshire over a 9 hour period. It was broken down in to three 3 hour sectors with a number of laps required in each. The first section, 3.0, required 5 laps, which we completed with over 1 hour 20 minutes to spare. 6.0 was completed with over 25 minutes to spare and then section 9.0 was our major challenge. The local radio station had a MC set up for the day to keep us all entertained and warned us that the first few runners were coming along the final straight about 20 minutes after the gun had gone, leaving the watching crowd surprised and amazed. Martyn asked me if I thought it would be Brian, a firm “yeah, no doubt”, and I was right! Brian was the first runner for our team and came back in 2nd place but it would’ve been a leading run if not for a marshalling mishap. I set off on my lap just before 8:30am and just as the rain decided to pour down. The trail was a little tough one. As mentioned, just over 5k per lap and a near 400 feet of climb (per lap), it provided climb that required various twists and turns and some strong winds up at the radio mast, along with a technical decent that weaved through trees and cut up majorly as the day went on. There was talk in some quarters of even altering the course due to the grass and mud that was taking a battering, but me & Brian seemed to talk the organisers round and basically stated it was all part of the fun and added to the challenge along the way! Various challenges throughout included managing our nutrition, managing the gaps in time between laps both when a runner was out on the course and when we’d finished sections, especially after the 3.0 as we had nearly 2 hours to wait before we ran again. Most of these, if not all, are things that during “normal” races you don’t really consider as you make it one blast over 5k or 10k, commonly, and then you’re done and dusted. Both myself and Brian ended up running 6 laps by the time we had finished 9.0 and Brian had pulled out 22 minute laps even after 6 hours of hard racing, it was some achievement that even left the organisers in awe. I managed a couple 24 minute laps, a couple of 25’s and my final two dropped dramatically to a high 27 and a 29. I have done a longer write up on my blog which I’ll post on the Dashers Facebook page for anyone on there, or, if anybody would like the link it’s below (obviously reading the print out of the Dash won’t help you though!!) - http://calferguson.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/the-viper-369.html Cal Diary of a Wimpy Runner! Time is marching on now are there is only 6 weeks to go! 14th March saw 5 dashers taking part in the Howarth Hobble, Amy Freeman, Alex Buckland, Neil Duerden, Chis and myself. It was a tough 32 miles and the vegetable stew was a welcome site at the finish. We met a couple from Preston who we ran the last 7 or 8 miles with and the brother was also doing the Red Rose 100 for the same reasons as I am …. “Because it is on my doorstep” He lives in Longridge. He had done some crazy events like 150 mile along canal paths!! He made us laugh with a statement that his girlfriend calls him the “laziest Ultra Runner” bit of a contradiction in terms I think. 22nd March was the Two Crosses 22 miles from Tottington which brought us over Entwistle to Belmont up over Catherine’s Edge and back over to finger post and back towards Holcombe. I saw the red flag flying on top of the moor and stupidly asked “are we heading up there” … “Not useless you want to get shot!” was Mr Cash’s reply. I didn’t realise it was a military shooting range did I? The Naughty Corner was a welcome sight with a shot of Rum for Chris and a warming Sherry for me. Pilgrim’s Cross was erected in 1176 AD and it is thought that Pilgrims rested here on their way to Whalley Abbey. Peel Tower was also a landmark of the day and was actually open on this beautiful sunny day. 29th March was Blubberhouses 25 mile. Well …we set off with NO map NO route description not even a postcode for the start. But Chris winged it and we got to the start with 19 minutes to spare! Most of the route was a good tracks and paths but the 8 or 9 miles over the moors was very boggy and I’m not a lover of the mud. Again we were so lucky with the weather and on the way back to the finish we saw not one but two beautiful rainbows. 2nd April we did our second recce of the 100 covering the section from Feniscliffe to Whalley. We went wrong in a section over at Wilpshire and ended up in the boggiest field ever. It was obvious that we just needed to get into the next field but no “Sherpa Cash” made us go all the way back up the boggiest field ever and back on the correct track. I sulked for a whole 3 minutes. The evening was spent celebrating at Barry & Karen’s wedding. 8th April again another beautiful day we spent over in Yorkshire doing a section of the Fellsman which Chris will be doing on 25th April. Chris wanted to recce a section from Fleet Moss to Hell’s Gap and he borrowed a Garmin. But because it was so sunny we couldn’t see the screen and had to go old school and use a map a compass. I don’t know what the mileage was that we covered on the Fleet Moss recce but I have recorded 150 mileage of training in the last month. Off over to Yorkshire again tomorrow to do my longest event so far the Calderdale Hike – 37 miles. Wish me luck. Debbie Bevitt Fell race preview – The Cake Race Sat 2nd May 2015 at 11:00 16km with 518m of climb Kiln Green Church, Diggle, Saddleworth. This is a lovely race! The route generally follows good tracks, most of which are on big stone slabs. As a ‘medium’ race it is essential to carry the mandatory FRA kit but don’t let this put you off as other Dashers will help out before race day wherever possible. Incidentally, the cake competition is entirely based on appearance so you’re not going to win with granny’s Victoria sponge recipe when faced with constructions like this. After the race, the runners are expected to eat all the cakes in return for a donation. We ran this race in our 2012 championship and these were the Dashers’ times which might give you an idea how long you can expect to take. Mark Walsh 01:13:04 Derek Reilly 01:15:04 Simon Fox 01:20:15 Jamie Dowell 01:21:44 Janine Fallon 01:32:25 Joanne Nelson 01:34:43 Linda Clarkson 01:40:30 A copy of the race route can be downloaded from our website Jonathan Fell race championship TOTAL Ashurst Beacon Bleasdale Circle Liver Hil Pendle 550 460 420 390 360 335 300 295 275 225 200 150 145 135 130 130 130 125 120 100 90 85 140 110 135 125 115 105 135 120 140 120 145 135 110 140 125 120 115 150 150 145 130 115 Stuart Smith George Thompson Simon Taylor Jonathan Stubbs Calvin Ferguson David Shorrock Paul Brindle Brian Shaw Brian Morris Jim Taylor Chris Cash Mark Walsh Martin Oldfield David Robinson Neil Tattersall Jamie Dowdall David Rushton Lee Shorrock David Ponton James McGarry-St’y Barry Shackleton Don Clarkson Rebecca Simms Carly Edwards Cath Fox Jacqueline Shaw Karen Atherton Vikki Livsey Debbie Bevitt Tina Kuczer Helen Jones 295 150 150 145 140 140 135 130 125 140 125 115 150 145 110 95 105 150 145 135 130 130 130 125 120 100 90 85 150 145 150 150 145 140 140 135 130 125 Ladies’ road race championship Caldervale10m 120 130 110 Accrington10K 175 155 150 145 130 125 120 105 90 80 125 Wilmslow Half Fiona Salt Kymberlee McGarry Carol Butterworth Carly Edwards Hannah Caulfield Sue Taylor Catherine Ferro Carmel Ellicot Jennifer Fielding Andrea Skelton 75 105 110 145 Roddlesworth 115 130 135 140 95 150 100 Lostock 6 Garstang10k 765 690 575 570 525 450 410 345 335 325 310 290 265 265 260 250 240 225 220 210 200 Winter Warmer TOTAL Anna Capstick Karen Atherton Leanne Postlethwaite Catherine Fox Alison Abbott Joanne Nelson Tina Kuczer Linda Coffey Helen Jones Sarah Quinn Debbie Robinson Nerina Gill Janet Greenhalgh Alice Capstick Louise Oldfield Michelle Connolly Sue Eastham Amy Hasler Vickie Pilkington Jo Maxwell Kathryn Bamber 120 135 145 140 95 150 120 140 150 145 105 150 125 140 135 100 115 85 110 105 145 145 105 150 90 100 65 110 95 150 140 130 120 140 135 125 75 85 130 135 135 115 115 80 125 100 70 95 110 115 90 85 75 80 150 145 130 125 120 105 90 80 Men’s road race championship Lostock 6 Roddlesworth 135 130 110 125 75 95 150 140 130 145 110 120 145 140 115 Paul Brindle Mick Leigh Dale Dacre Jonathan Stubbs Paul Taylor Daniel Haworth David Barnes Gary Taylor David Robinson Chris Gosling 150 145 140 135 130 130 130 125 120 100 Paul Brain Chris Worsley 90 85 Paul Astin 80 110 150 120 90 105 100 145 150 145 120 150 100 110 105 100 105 65 90 85 140 95 120 90 110 130 145 95 130 90 115 115 135 135 115 140 125 95 125 135 125 145 150 95 Caldervale10m Winter Warmer 140 135 115 Accrington10K Garstang10k 720 690 590 555 510 470 455 445 405 355 335 310 300 285 270 255 250 245 225 210 150 Wilmslow Half TOTAL Brian Morris Simon Taylor Calvin Ferguson Russ Corsini Jim Taylor Stephen Whitehead David Shorrock Jonny Bromilow Barry Shackleton Barry Ross Don Clarkson James Mcgarry-S Lee Shorrock Martin Oldfield Lee Smalley Gareth Taylor David Rushton Calum Rigby Dave Ponton Brian Tull Derek Reilley 70 100 105 125 80 105 150 150 145 140 135 130 130 130 125 120 100 90 85 80 Liver Hill fell race review I didn’t take part in this race, choosing to take a few pictures instead. There was a bitter wind on the fell tops and I took shelter while waiting for the runners to arrive. We’ve had more Dashers doing this race in the past, but this year’s weather was particularly horrible and the conditions underfoot were bad, so well done to all those who braved the elements. Jonathan Pendle fell race review One of the reasons I like going to races is to have a good chat in the car on the way there and back. Today I shared with Stuart and on the drive over we established that we had both had a lot of VWs over the years. Stuart also admitted that despite being born and bred in Darwen he had never been to Pendle which probably explained why he was bouncing around the car like an excited puppy. At least he didn’t slobber on my windows. I damaged my knee in the Roddlesworth Roller last month and Pendle was my first run since so I was a bit apprehensive. With hindsight it would have been more sensible to ‘test out’ the knee with an easy training run from home, but that would have been too sensible! Anyway, I’ve always liked Pendle race: it’s not too far, there is friendly atmosphere and the route suits me. Along with 290 other runners I jostled along the water board road and then up the fields towards Pendle summit. As expected, the route then dropped down a track before the summit. My knee was feeling OK so I gained a few places. The next steep climb was as difficult as ever and I just dug in and followed the footsteps of the runner in front. Once at the trig point, the run was all downhill but my knee was starting to hurt so I took my time and lost loads of places as I ungainly hopped about. Once back at the finish I headed for the obligatory tea and cake. When I asked what cakes were on offer, the tea-lady replied ‘Tea loaf and this very stale parkin.’ Unsurprisingly I chose the tea loaf and was given a free piece of parkin anyway. She was right. Pos 38 74 80 104 128 174 214 236 260 269 Name Paul Brindle Brian J Morris Simon Taylor Stuart Smith David P Rushton Jonathan Stubbs Calvin Ferguson David Shorrock George Thompson Chris Cash Time 00:40:36 00:43:31 00:43:59 00:45:39 00:47:20 00:50:13 00:53:05 00:55:38 00:59:30 01:02:33 Jonathan PARKRUN REPORT FOR MARCH 2015 Week one 7/3/15: On the weekend of the Roddlesworth Roller, and when spring returned with temperatures in the teens, all manner of Dashers records were smashed when FORTY turned up at three different events, including the graduation of the latest Newbies from the 10-week running course. Gareth Taylor completed his 20th parkrun, all of which have been at Preston. George Thompson also ran at Preston in his sixth run of the Championship and he qualifies. Louise Oldfield ran a Personal Best at Keswick in 28:12 which takes 1:30 from the time she ran on the same course 38 weeks ago. The remainder of the report refers to Bolton parkrun. Jonny Bromilow ran the fastest time of the day in 20:15. James France ran a Personal Best when he removed 1:13 from the time he set 24 weeks ago. It was the first time he has registered over 60% grading. He is now the all time 360 th fastest runner on the course. Stuart Smith was a First Timer and his time of 20:42 puts him as the 386 th fastest person ever. Dave Robinson ran a Personal Best taking 22 seconds from the time he posted last week. His time of 21:20 puts him at #529 on the all time fastest runners on the course. Linda Clarkson ran a Years Best time taking 58 seconds from the time she ran 2 weeks ago. Her 67.88% was the highest grading of the day. Karen Atherton ran a Years Best time taking 1:20 from the time set 10 weeks ago. It was her best time for 35 weeks, and highest grading for 45 weeks. 8year-old Holly Turner ran a Personal Best taking 50 seconds from the time she set 5 weeks ago. Her grading of 66.32% was the fourth highest of the day and only 1% from being the highest. Michelle Connolly ran her 10th parkrun at Bolton in a Years Best time, taking 2:30 from the time she ran 10 weeks ago. Lucy Atherton, Andrea Hopwood, Hayley Woods, Rebecca Renshaw, Scott Bentley, Joanne Ruddock, Michael Connor, Deborah Connor, Karen Quinn, Jane Allen, Peter Bell, Lorna Wilde, Hannah Fielding and Gary Redmayne were First Timers. Elaine Turner ran a Personal Best taking 16 seconds from the time she set 3 weeks ago. Don Clarkson ran a Personal Best time taking 1:07 from the time set 14 weeks ago and as this was his 6th race of the season, he qualifies for the championship. Vikki Livsey paced one of the graduates but that didn’t stop her running her fastest time for 96 weeks, and registering her highest ever grading. Calum Rigby ran a Years Best time slicing 2:43 from the time he set 10 weeks ago. Amy Hasler ran a Personal Best taking 19 seconds from the time she set 16 weeks ago. Rachel Redmayne equalled her Personal Best with 40:21, agonisingly exactly the same time as 5 weeks ago. The Darwen Dashers had 40 running a parkrun today which beats the previous best of 36 from the 31 st January. There were 37 Dashers running at Bolton which is the highest ever number at one parkrun, beating the 33 at Bolton on the 31st January. There were 14 First Timers at Bolton which equals the most number of First Timers in one day. When Lorna Wilde crossed the line she became the 84th Dasher to complete a parkrun this season. Bolton parkrun had their third highest attendance today of 325. When Andrea Hopwood crossed the line she became the 4,500th different runner to complete a parkrun at Bolton. Hayley Woods has the honour of being the 100th Darwen Dasher to run at Bolton. Scott Bentley is the 800th Dasher to complete a parkrun at Leverhulme Park. There were 37 Dashers today out of 325 runners which means that every 8.5 runners to finish was a Dasher. There were 114 club runners of which 37 were Dashers meaning every third club runner to finish was a Darwen Dasher. The total number of parkruns which have been completed by Darwen Dashers running today was 753. The record is 809 which was set on 14th February. Week two14/3/15: There were 24 Dashers running at EIGHT different parkruns. That is a new record of Dashers appearing at different events on one day. Jamie Dowdall was a First Timer at Pendle where he became the 769th different runner on the course. His time of 23:49 puts him at #199 on the all time fastest 500 list. [Note: Jamie also ran at Widnes on 28th February for 64.92% but was missed from the results in last months Dash.] Jonny Bromilow ran a Personal Best time of 18:54 at Preston which was the fastest time by a Dasher on the day. He takes 3:56 from the time he ran 5 weeks ago. It was his first time over 70% and was his fastest time ever at any parkrun. He is the 179 th quickest runner on the course. Cath Fox graded 74.01% at Preston which was the highest grading of the day. This was her sixth race of the season and she qualifies for the championship. George Thompson ran a Years Best time at Preston taking 47 seconds from the time he ran last week. Karen Atherton also ran a Years Best time at Preston taking 19 seconds from the time she set two weeks ago. This was her best time for 35 weeks and her best grading for 46 weeks. It was also her 25th parkrun at Preston. Barry Shackleton ran a Years Best time at Preston taking 30 seconds from his time of two weeks ago. Joanne Ruddock was a First Timer at Preston and her time was 2:23 faster than her debut parkrun at Bolton last week. She is the 3,375th different runner to appear at Preston. Calvin Ferguson was a First Timer at Tring in Hertfordshire and is the first Dasher ever to have run there. He is the 1,074th different runner to appear there and his time of 27:43 just squeezes him into the fastest 500 list at #493. This was his 6 th race of the season and he qualifies for the championship. Barry Ross was a First Timer at Mansfield and is the first Dasher ever to appear there. His time of 20:57 makes him the 264 th fastest runner ever on the course and it was his fastest time at any parkrun by over a minute. It was also his highest ever finish position (11 th). Paul Brain ran a Years Best time at Cuerden Valley and takes 1:45 from his time of 9 weeks ago. Paul Livsey ran his first parkrun for 18 months at Braustone in Leicester, and his time of 22:12 was his fastest time anywhere for 22 months. Vikki Livsey was also a First Timer at Braustone and beat her best time at any parkrun by over three minutes by finishing in 30:10. Her grading of 53.15% was the first time she has ever graded more than 50%. Paul and Vikki are the only Dashers ever to run at Braustone. Dave Rushton ran 21:48 at Bolton and continued his consistent running at the course where his last five parkruns have been between 21:40 and 21:52; a span of just 12 seconds. Dave Shorrock ran a Years Best time taking 43 seconds from the time he set 10 weeks ago. Jim Taylor ran a Years Best time at Bolton taking 5:13 from the time he set 4 weeks ago. Brian Tull ran his 140th Bolton parkrun. Gary Redmayne ran a Personal Best at Bolton taking 1:04 from the time he set last week. Elaine Turner ran a Personal Best at Bolton and continues her record where all four times she has run at Leverhulme Park have been PB’s. She takes a further 12 seconds from the time she set last week. Jane Allen ran a Personal Best at Bolton and takes 1:50 from the time she set last week. Carol Butterworth was a First Timer at Burnley in her 13th parkrun. Mansfield parkrun have had more than 10,000 finishers at their event. Barry Ross was # 10,070. Bolton parkrun set a new attendance record of 342 which adds seven to their previous high. They have also past 37,000 finishers of which Dave Shorrock was # 36,997. The total number of parkruns which have been completed by Darwen Dashers running today was 848 which is a new record, beating the 809 which was set on 14 th February. So which Dasher achieved Pi time status? The value of Pi to 9 decimal places is 3.141592653 so as today’s date is 3.14.15 then at 9:26:53 that is known as Pi time. None of our runners finished a parkrun in that exact time but Dave Shorrock came closest at 9:26:09. He now holds this record for 800 years because although Pi time comes around every Century, it will be 2815 before Pi time happens on a Saturday morning again. Week three 21/3/15: There were 39 Dashers running at 5 different events, on the first official parkrun of the spring. Cath Fox was a First Timer at Newby Bridge and finished in 11th place which made her the first Lady. She is the 219th fastest runner ever on the course and her grading of 73.52% is the 60th highest ever registered there. Andrea Hopwood was a First Timer at the inaugural Evesham parkrun in her second outing and her time of 30:01 puts her in the Evesham Fastest 500 runners at #163. Gareth Taylor ran a Personal Best at Preston taking 5 seconds from the time he set 4 weeks ago and his time of 19:59 was his first time under 20 minutes. It makes him the 329 th fastest person ever on the Preston course and as this was his 6th race of the season he qualifies for the championship. Rebecca Renshaw also ran a PB at Preston taking 3:19 from the time she set 8 weeks ago. Paul Brindle ran the fastest time of the day in 19:01 for his third place at Cuerden Valley by taking 9 seconds from the time he set 35 weeks ago. He is the 27th fastest person to run at Cuerden Valley and is the fastest ever Dasher on the course. The rest of the report refers to Bolton parkrun. James France ran a Personal Best taking 24 seconds from the time he set two weeks ago. It was the first time he has finished in the top 10 and is the 286 th fastest person on the course. Brian Morris ran a Years Best time taking 10 seconds from his time of 12 weeks ago. It was his highest grading for 27 weeks. Barry Ross ran a Personal Best taking 55 seconds from the time he set 5 weeks ago. He is the 558th fastest person on the course. Jamie Dowdall ran his first parkrun at Bolton for 14 months, and Paul Livsey ran his first one for 18 months. Karen Atherton ran a Years Best time taking 29 seconds from the time she set 2 weeks ago. It was her highest grading for 50 weeks. Dave Shorrock ran a Years Best time taking 8 seconds from the time he set last week. This was his 30th parkrun of which 20 have been at Bolton. James McGarry ran a Years Best time taking 6:08 from the time he set 7 weeks ago. Holly Turner ran a Personal Best time taking 22 seconds from the time she set 2 weeks ago. Chris Gosling ran a Years Best time taking 5:17 from the time he set 7 weeks ago. Leanne Postlethwaite ran her 10th parkrun, of which 5 have been at Bolton. Jeremy Turner, Catherine Ferro and Harry Thomas were First Time ever parkrunners. Jim Taylor ran a Years Best time taking 3 seconds from the time he set last week. Mark Bamber ran a Years Best time taking 2:08 from the time he set 2 weeks ago. Linda Coffey joined the Darwen Dashers half centurion club by running her 50th parkrun, of which 29 have been at Bolton and 16 at Worsley Woods. Her first parkrun at Bolton was in September 2012. She ran a Years Best time taking 30 seconds from the time she set 5 weeks ago. Her grading of 66.20% was her highest ever at Bolton. Vikki Livsey ran a Personal Best taking 2:51 from the time she set 98 weeks ago. It was her first time ever over 50% grading. Norman Walsh ran a Personal Best time taking 2:06 from the time he set 7 weeks ago. It was his first time over 50% grading. Lily Mae Thomas was a First Timer, running her first parkrun for 11 months. Deborah Robinson ran a Years Best taking 1:51 from the time she set 7 weeks ago. Steven Thomas ran his first parkrun for 26 weeks. Saskia-Mae Kuczer ran a Personal Best taking 1:21 from the time she set 7 weeks ago. Tina Kuczer ran a Years best taking 1:32 from the time she set 7 weeks ago. It was her best time for 27 weeks and was her 10 th Bolton parkrun, the first one being in March 2014. Calum Rigby ran a Years Best taking 1:33 from the time he set 2 weeks ago and it was his first time over 40% grading for 21 weeks. Chris Worsley ran his 20th parkrun of which 5 have been at Bolton and 13 at Burnley. Lisa Whittaker ran a Personal Best taking 3:22 from the time she set 29 weeks ago. It was her first time ever over 40% grading. Amy Hasler ran a Personal Best taking 1:53 from the time she set 2 weeks ago. Newby Bridge parkrun had both genders course records smashed when the Ladies was reduced to 17:40 and the overall course record was run in 16:23. Evesham parkrun staged their inaugural event and had 239 runners in attendance. Cuerden Valley parkrun have had over 8,500 finishers and Paul Brindle was #8,507. They also set a new attendance record on the day by adding 11 to the total and closing in on the 200 mark with 188. The total number of parkruns which have been completed by Darwen Dashers running today was 1,031, the first time ever that a daily total has exceeded one thousand. Week four 28/3/15 On the morning of the most atrocious rainstorm seen on a Saturday for many a month, and on the eve of the day when over 30 Dashers would appear at the Accrington 10k, there were 20 Dashers at four different parkrun events. Stuart Ryder finished in 30th place at Bolton in his 5th parkrun and this is his highest finish position ever. Dave Shorrock was one of six Dashers who ran at Bolton in his 31st parkrun, and as this was his sixth event of the season he qualifies for the championship. Holly th Turner finished as 24 Lady at Bolton which is her highest ever finish position and the third time she has achieved it. Linda Coffey was sweeper in her 30th Bolton parkrun. Derek Reilly was a First Timer at Burnley and ran his fastest parkrun anywhere for over six months. His time of 19:30 makes him the 202nd fastest runner ever on the course in 145 events at Burnley. He ran the fastest time of the day and his grading of 73.25% was the best. Linda Clarkson was a First Timer at Burnley in her 8th parkrun. Maddie Nelson ran her first ever parkrun at Burnley and becomes the 94th Dasher to run a parkrun this year. Karen Atherton ran a Years Best time at Ormskirk taking 36 seconds from the time she set 9 weeks ago. It was her best grading for 32 weeks. Paul Brain was a First Timer at Ormskirk in his 17th parkrun and as this was his 6th run this season he qualifies for the championship. Amy Hasler was a First Timer at Ormskirk in her 7th parkrun and her time of 37:15 was the fastest parkrun she has ever run anywhere by over a minute. Her finish position of 39th lady was her highest gender position ever. Viki Walsh was a First Timer at Preston and ran her fastest ever parkrun time in her 4th parkrun. Norman Walsh was also a First Timer at Preston and finished in the top 100 men for the first time. Ormskirk parkrun celebrated their first birthday and have had over 5,000 finishers. Paul Brain was #5,009. The Darwen Dashers are the 5th best represented club at Ormskirk where 19 Dashers have completed 34 runs. To celebrate this achievement and the enthusiasm the ebony and gold runners bring wherever they tour, Ormskirk honoured us with their award of Visiting Club of the Year. Preston parkrun has had over 21,000 finishers at their event. Viki Walsh was #21,073. The total number of parkruns which have been completed by Darwen Dashers running today was 676. The record is 1,031 which was set last week. Here are the facts and figures for March 2015, the fourth month of the championship: Venue Date Dashers Time Grading PB ever YB 2015 # Run Bolton 7/3/15 Jonny Bromilow 20:15 66.42% 19:23 19:23 14 Preston Gareth Taylor 20:21 63.39% 20:04 20:04 20 Bolton James France 20:33 62.77% 20:33PB 20:33 7 Bolton Stuart Smith 20:42 64.09% First Timer 1 Bolton Dave Robinson 21:20 66.48% 21:20PB 21:20 2 Bolton James Robinson 21:30 63.72% 20:40 20:40 2 Bolton Linda Clarkson 23:52 67.88% 22:43 23:52YB 7 Preston George Thompson 25:42 64.66% 23:15 25:42 66 Bolton Karen Atherton 26:27 65.85% 24:15 26:27YB 141 Bolton Holly Turner 27:19 66.32% 27:19PB 27:19 2 Bolton Barry Shackleton 27:20 57.68% 20:52 24:32 193 Bolton Leanne Postlethwaite 27:20 54.21% 23:15 23:15 9 Keswick Louise Oldfield 28:12 55.79% 28:12PB 28:12 14 Bolton Michelle Connolly 29:41 50.53% 29:26 29:41YB 15 Bolton Lucy Atherton 30:35 48.39% First Timer 2 Bolton Gary Redmayne 30:55 47.33% First Timer 2 Bolton Hannah Fielding 31:10 47.49% First Timer 2 Bolton Leah Robinson 31:14 50.37% 30:57 30:57 3 Bolton Elaine Turner 31:27 50.50% 31:27PB 31:27 4 Bolton Mark Bamber 31:34 43.88% 28:25 31:34 3 Bolton Fiona Salt 31:50 48.06% 28:57 31:50 13 Bolton Andrea Hopwood 32:09 46.03% First Timer 1 Bolton Don Clarkson 32:24 48.25% 32:24PB 32:24 14 Bolton Hayley Woods 32:41 45.59% First Timer 1 Bolton Rebecca Renshaw 33:13 44.76% First Timer 2 Bolton Vikki Livsey 33:14 48.24% 33:07 33:14 7 Bolton Scott Bentley 33:40 39.16% First Timer 1 Bolton Joanne Ruddock 34:12 43.86% First Timer 1 Bolton Calum Rigby 35:16 38.99% 31:11 35:16YB 12 Bolton Chris Worsley 35:53 38.60% 33:44 35:53 19 Bolton Michael Connor 36:05 42.22% First Timer 1 Bolton Deborah Connor 36:05 48.27% First Timer 1 Bolton Karen Quinn 36:45 40.95% First Timer 1 Bolton Jane Allen 36:46 42.48% First Timer 1 Bolton Kathryn Bamber 38:33 38.56% 37:31 38:33 7 Bolton Amy Hasler 40:06 36.91% 40:06PB 40:06 5 Bolton Peter Bell 40:13 36.39% First Timer 1 Bolton Rachel Redmayne 40:21 38.70% 40:21=PB 40:21 3 Bolton Lorna Wilde 42:13 36.72% First Timer 1 Bolton Alison Abbott 42:14 37.25% 31:03 36:22 14 Bolton Brian Tull 42:15 41.26% 24:06 28:40 142 Jonny Bromilow 18:54 71.16% 18:54PB 18:54 15 Mansfield Barry Ross 20:57 65.95% First Timer 5 Bolton James Robinson 21:14 64.52% 20:40 20:40 3 Bolton Dave Rushton 21:48 67.13% 20:56 21:40 38 Braustone Paul Livsey 22:12 63.89% First Timer 8 Preston Cath Fox 22:23 74.01% 21:34 22:23 81 Burnley Carol Butterworth 23:08 69.31% First Timer 13 Pendle Jamie Dowdall 23:49 56.89% First Timer 23 Preston George Thompson 24:55 66.69% 23:15 24:55YB 67 Preston Karen Atherton 25:32 68.21% 24:42 25:32YB 142 Preston Barry Shackleton 25:57 60.76% 21:40 25:57YB 194 Bolton Dave Shorrock 26:09 64.12% 24:45 26:09YB 29 Tring Calvin Ferguson 27:43 46.54% First Timer 8 Bolton Jim Taylor 28:51 58.69% 26:27 28:51YB 33 Preston 14/3/15 Bolton Holly Turner 28:54 62.69% 27:19 27:19 3 Bolton Brian Tull 29:47 58.53% 24:06 28:40 143 Bolton Gary Redmayne 29:51 49.02% 29:51PB 29:51 3 Braustone Vikki Livsey 30:10 53.15% First Timer 8 Bolton Leah Robinson 31:14 50.37% 30:57 30:57 4 Bolton Elaine Turner 31:15 50.83% 31:15PB 31:15 5 Preston Joanne Ruddock 31:49 47.15% First Timer 2 Bolton Jane Allen 34:56 44.70% 34:56PB 34:56 2 Cuerden Paul Brain 38:50 35.67% 37:57 38:50YB 15 Bolton Rachel Redmayne 40:40 38.40% 40:21 40:21 4 Paul Brindle 19:01 73.44% 19:01PB 19:01 16 Preston Gareth Taylor 19:59 64.52% 19:59PB 19:59 21 Bolton James France 20:09 64.02% 20:09PB 20:09 8 Bolton Brian Morris 20:27 73.27% 20:16 20:27YB 11 Bolton Barry Ross 21:21 64.40% 21:21PB 21:21 6 Newby Br Cath Fox 22:32 73.52% First Timer 82 Bolton Jamie Dowdall 23:35 57.46% 19:46 23:35 24 Bolton Paul Livsey 23:45 60.14% 21:52 23:45 9 Bolton George Thompson 25:40 64.74% 22:29 25:40 68 Bolton Karen Atherton 25:58 67.07% 24:15 25:58YB 143 Bolton Dave Shorrock 26:01 64.45% 24:45 26:01YB 30 Bolton James McGarry 26:07 50.22% 25:53 26:07YB 18 Bolton Holly Turner 26:57 67.22% 26:57PB 26:57 4 Bolton Chris Gosling 26:58 54.26% 24:32 26:58YB 14 Bolton Leanne Postlethwaite 26:59 54.91% 23:15 23:15 10 Bolton Barry Shackleton 27:07 58.07% 20:52 24:32 195 Bolton Jeremy Turner 27:29 53.67% First Timer 1 Bolton Jim Taylor 28:47 58.83% 26:27 28:47YB 34 Bolton Brian Tull 29:03 60.01% 24:06 28:40 144 Cuerden 21/3/15 Mark Bamber Bolton Linda Coffey 29:22 47.16% 28:25 29:22YB 4 Bolton Andrea Hopwood 29:44 66.20% 28:48 29:44YB 50 Evesham Vikki Livsey 30:01 49.31% First Timer 2 Bolton Norman Walsh 30:16 52.97% 30:16PB 30:16 9 Bolton Lily Mae Thomas 30:43 53.12% 30:43PB 30:43 3 Bolton Rebecca Renshaw 31:04 54.94% First Timer 2 Preston Deborah Robinson 31:25 47.32% 31:25PB 31:25 3 Bolton Harry Thomas 31:57 46.32% 27:38 31:57YB 9 Bolton Steven Thomas 32:07 52.98% First Timer 1 Bolton Saskia-Mae Kuczer 32:16 40.86% 27:01 32:16 8 Bolton Tina Kuczer 32:16 47.42% 32:16PB 32:16 2 Bolton Calum Rigby 32:21 47.30% 31:48 32:21YB 13 Bolton Don Clarkson 33:43 40.78% 31:11 33:43YB 13 Bolton Catherine Ferro 33:53 46.14% 32:24 32:24 15 Bolton Kym McGarry 33:57 46.34% First Timer 1 Bolton Chris Worsley 36:15 40.83% 34:14 36:10 11 Bolton Lisa Whittaker 36:55 37.52% 33:44 35:53 20 Bolton Amy Hasler 37:38 43.49% 37:38PB 37:38 5 Bolton Paul Brain 38:19 38.63% 38:19PB 38:19 6 39:10 35.36% 37:57 38:50 16 Derek Reilly 19:30 73.25% First Timer 9 Ormskirk Jonny Bromilow 19:53 67.64% 19:37 19:53 16 Bolton Stuart Ryder 23:29 58.90% 23:06 23:06 5 Burnley Carol Butterworth 23:42 67.65% 23:08 23:08 14 Burnley Linda Clarkson 24:28 66.21% First Timer 8 Bolton Cath Fox 24:31 67.57% 22:09 24:31 83 Ormskirk George Thompson 24:54 67.34% 24:18 24:54 69 Ormskirk Barry Shackleton 25:06 62.82% 21:39 25:02 196 Ormskirk Karen Atherton 25:38 67.95% 25:13 25:38YB 144 Cuerden Burnley 28/3/15 Ormskirk Dave Shorrock 27:14 61.57% 24:45 26:01 31 Bolton Holly Turner 29:46 60.86% 26:57 26:57 5 Bolton Jeremy Turner 29:49 49.47% 27:29 27:29 2 Preston Viki Walsh 30:33 49.26% First Timer 4 Preston Norman Walsh 30:46 53.03% First Timer 4 Burnley Maddie Nelson 34:40 46.97% First Timer 1 Burnley Joanne Nelson 35:01 44.60% 19:11 35:01 28 Bolton Scott Bentley 35:40 36.96% 33:40 33:40 2 Ormskirk Paul Brain 37:04 37.37% First Timer 17 Ormskirk Amy Hasler 37:15 39.73% First Timer 7 Bolton Linda Coffey 51.34 38.17% 28:48 29:44 51 PARKRUN CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS TOP 25 PLACES 2015 (Updated 30/3/15) Pos Name Grade Best 2015 PB’s 2015 YB’s 2015 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Cath Fox Jonny Bromilow George Thompson Dave Rushton Karen Atherton Linda Coffey Dave Shorrock Barry Shackleton Gareth Taylor Brian Tull Nerina Gill Debbie Bevitt Chris Cash Calvin Ferguson Don Clarkson Paul Brain Joanne Nelson Sue Taylor Holly Turner Barry Ross Stuart Ryder Leanne Postlethwaite Tina Kuczer Calum Rigby Brian Morris 73.57% 69.20% 67.94% 67.36% 67.16% 64.72% 63.47% 62.66% 61.56% 59.90% 59.36% 55.97% 53.57% 53.34% 48.32% 36.50% 73.70% 65.87% 64.29% 59.50% 58.94% 57.92% 44.99% 38.92% 65.18% 75.89% 71.16% 69.53% 68.27% 68.21% 66.35% 64.78% 63.72% 64.55% 60.81% 63.96% 60.27% 56.31% 56.17% 50.87% 38.28% 83.66% 69.68% 67.22% 65.95% 59.96% 64.89% 49.59% 41.85% 73.27% 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 3 2 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1st Timers 2015 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 # of runs (Q = >6) Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 Fell championship races The Cake Race BM 2/5/15 Saddleworth Mearley Clough AS 12/5/15 Worston. Paddy's Pole AS 2/6/15 Chipping Holcombe 2 AS 10/6/15 Bury Bull Hill BS 9/7/15 Hawkshaw Kentmere AM 19/7/15 Lake District Turnslack BM 25/7/15 Summit Whittle Pike AS 5/8/15 Waterfoot Pilgrims Cross BM 12/8/15 Helmshore Pendle Memorial Withins Skyline AS Sep Clitheroe BM 11/10/15 Haworth Tour of Pendle AL 14/11/15 Barley Towers Horseshoe A = steep, very little tarmac S = less than 10km Dashers races in 2015 Aggies Staircase Tockholes Evening David Staff Memorial Idiosyncratic race: Rumour has it that the entry is £4 or a homemade cake. Excellent tracks around the moors with great views. Cake competition tip: make it look like a hill and stick a doll in running kit on top. Superb short race. One steep ascent – just image you are climbing the stairs, but don’t look up! The descent is not quite as steep, but shoes with some grip will be an advantage. Free pasta supper. Great running along the tops between a tough climb and descent of Parlick. Free cheese and onion pie. Climb up to Peel Tower then up again to the peak beyond it. Drop down, then back up to the tower again before storming down to the finish. Proper fell race with some running on pathless moorland. Some tough climbs and steep descents. Challenging race around this beautiful horseshoe. Steady climb up, some challenging rocky sections, superb grassy descents and a tricky stream bed just when your legs are tired. Just like all Lakeland races, navigation is a challenge when the cloud base is low. Bit of everything in this one. Easy tracks, rough moorland, bogs, stream crossings and peat hags. Tougher than it looks! Cakes in the church hall are good. To avoid disappointment, ask them to put your favourite under the counter before the race. Mostly on narrow tracks, but there is some open moorland that can be a bit wet underfoot. What else would you be doing on a Wednesday evening? Narrow start so make sure you don’t get held up / trampled on. Soon opens out on to good moorland tracks. Expect to see a few sprint finishes on the tarmac road to the finish line. New race. I don’t know anything about it. Windswept Bronte country. Bits of Pennine Way, narrow tracks and boggy moorland. Free Curly Wurly for each finisher. It’s a monster and not one for the ill prepared! A great way of finishing off the championship. B = not as steep M = from 10 to 20 km 18/6/15 2/7/15 29/11/15 L = over 20km Timed road run – final standings Great to see such massive improvements over the last three months. Congratulations to Vladka, right, who has knocked more than nine minutes off her time. After April’s Easter Eggstaviganza we will have the Fell timed runs during May, June and July. Last year’s times can be found on our website Name January Vladka Buckland February March Improvement 01:04:27 00:54:40 00:09:47 Alison Abbott 00:56:42 00:49:18 00:48:18 00:08:24 Paul Astin 00:47:43 00:42:46 00:41:11 00:06:32 Andrea Skelton 00:58:26 00:52:05 00:51:56 00:06:30 Amy Freeman 00:39:29 00:33:20 00:06:09 Louise Oldfield 00:50:07 00:44:45 00:05:22 Laura Staffa 01:00:16 00:54:57 00:05:19 Steve Whitehead 00:42:10 00:38:53 00:37:37 00:04:33 Amy Hasler 01:06:23 01:02:02 01:02:00 00:04:23 00:50:50 00:46:28 00:04:22 Catherine Ferro Barry Ross 00:38:39 00:36:55 00:34:50 00:03:49 Anna Capstick 00:50:08 00:46:52 00:03:16 Rebecca Simms 00:46:08 00:43:02 00:03:06 Lee Smalley 00:35:48 00:33:33 00:02:15 00:34:14 00:32:48 00:02:11 00:59:37 00:57:27 00:02:10 James France 00:34:59 Angela Margerison Jo Maxwell 00:52:30 00:50:30 00:02:00 Linda Coffey 00:51:00 00:47:27 00:49:10 00:01:50 Brian Morris 00:33:32 00:31:57 00:31:55 00:01:37 Paul Brain 01:03:20 01:01:43 00:01:37 Carmel McCormack 01:11:36 01:10:04 00:01:32 Don Clarkson 00:53:22 00:52:07 00:01:15 Sam Clarkson 00:53:23 00:52:30 00:00:53 Jonny Bromilow 00:31:21 00:30:35 00:00:46 Kieran McCann 00:35:27 00:34:45 00:00:42 Elaine Turner 00:51:38 00:51:28 00:00:10 Vikki Livsey 00:52:49 00:52:40 00:00:09 00:45:53 -00:00:18 00:43:59 00:44:10 -00:00:11 Chris Cash Cath Fox 00:45:35 Timed road also rans January Alice Capstick 00:49:40 Alison Pickup 00:52:54 Calvin Ferguson February March 00:38:28 Chris Gosling 00:38:23 Dale Dacre 00:32:23 Danny Haworth 00:32:41 Dave Ponton 00:37:26 Dean Clarkson 00:38:10 Debbie Bevitt 00:49:15 Deborah Robinson 00:48:52 Hannah Caulfield 00:52:52 Hannah Fielding 00:55:01 Hayley Woods 00:52:40 Helen Jones 01:04:27 Janet Greenhalgh 00:47:56 Joanne Lynch 00:49:20 Joel Freeman 00:49:38 Karen Atherton 00:44:10 Leanne Postlethwaite 00:44:45 Lee Shorrock 00:41:20 Mark Gleave 00:58:16 Michelle Connolly 00:52:20 Norman Walsh Paul Brindle 00:49:39 00:30:21 Rebecca Renshaw 00:52:30 Rebecca Smith 00:48:24 Samantha Blair 01:09:30 Sarah Quinn 00:48:38 Saskia-Mae Kuczer 00:52:08 Scott Bentley 00:57:25 Steve Astley 00:39:09 Tina Kuczer 00:56:20 Tracy Morante 01:00:15 Vickie Pilkington Viki Walsh 00:46:47 00:55:00 Chris’s Easter Eggstraviganza 18,700 km from Coed Y Brenin A slightly warped picture of me running here. It’s from the Waitarere Great Forest Run which I just completed over the weekend. The organisers had a tent where pictures from previous runs were printed on the walls. I was quite stoked to see that I was on one wall and rather stood out in the bright Kapiti colours. As I was wearing the same top this year I was keen to get a picture of me in front of me. Unfortunately it was a hot day and they took “my” wall down to let the breeze through. So I sneaked in to unroll it and get a shot…but couldn’t get it quite flat enough. On the topic of photo shoots that haven’t gone quite to plan. There are tonnes of things happening to remember the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli. Being a caring supermarket, Woolworths have put out a campaign where you can add a photo to their logo and company “blurb” to show your respect. Such as this one they did of a handsome digger. Well they should have seen this coming… Plus various pictures of cats, poor Aussie sporting results and other general mocking. You get the picture… Kia ora! Danny [email protected] Founded 1990 Club committee Chairman Jonathan Stubbs 15 Chapels, Darwen, BB3 0EE 07747 398 384 [email protected] 07881 017 426 [email protected] Ladies’ Captain Carly Edwards Men’s Captain Barry Shackleton [email protected] President Brian Tull [email protected] Secretary Chris Cash Treasurer Rebecca Simms 01254 692 677 [email protected] When / where to meet us Tuesday The Sunnyhurst, Tockholes Rd, Darwen, BB3 1JX. 19:00 All welcome Wednesday Darwen Leisure Centre, 18:30 Beginners Thursday The Sunnyhurst, Tockholes Rd, Darwen, BB3 1JX. 19:00 All welcome If you have not run with us before, please get in touch before you come so we can arrange for somebody to meet you. www.dashers.org.uk @darwendashers “Darwen Dashers Running Club” Any articles for the Dash to Simon Fox, Editor, [email protected], 01254 707 216, by the 10th of the month.
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