Round 6 Borders League
Helsby, 6/4/2008

 

A team of fourteen men and two women travelled to Helsby for the penultimate round of the Borders League, tackling a tough snow-lined six mile course. The highlight of the day came from the two women who raced, with Carol Willgoose, just seven days before the London Marathon, still managing an amazing 107th overall, helping to maintain her leading position in the FV45 category, and once again counting in the overall veteranís team. Jenny Richards, running her first ever race, had an extremely impressive debut, finishing in 163rd position overall in a time of 46mins 5secs. For the men, Darren Blazier once again lead his team home in a superb 33mins 4secs, for 4th position overall, while John Earlston and Sean McCormack finished in 11th and 12th positions respectively, each winning their age categories on the day.

Tim Cahill also helped to strengthen his position within the MV45 category with an excellent 35mins 40secs for 17th position, while Matthew Ashton produced the run of a lifetime finishing in 36mins 9secs, gaining by far his best ever league position of 25th. Steven McCormack, who like his father was racing for the second time in five days, continued his return to form, finishing in 32nd position, while Ed Reid, having run a fell race the previous day, produced an excellent 64th in 39mins 1sec. Grahame Shone also finished very well in 40mins exactly for 76th, while Keith Elliott lead home a trio of members who had all raced on Wednesday, finishing in 41mins 56secs for 116th, ahead of Haydn Jones in 129th , and Robert Spotswood in 165th (46mins 20secs). Pete Smith, again travelling up from Poole to race, paced things carefully because of London next week, but still managed a very creditable 46mins 29secs for 167th, just ahead of fellow London runner Alan Lucas, in 47mins 4secs for 171st.The team was completed by Borders League ever-present John Essary in a48mins 19secs for 189th.

 

Abergele Menís Team Results;

Name

Time

Position

Darren Blazier

4

33:05

John Earlston

11

34:29

Sean McCormack

12

34:37

Tim Cahill

17

35:39

Matthew Ashton

25

36:11

Steven McCormack

32

36:58

Ed Reid

62

39:02

Grahame Shone

73

40:02

Keith Elliott

110

41:58

Haydn Jones

119

42:47

Robert Spotswood

142

46:19

Pete Smith

144

46:30

Alan Lucas

147

47:03

John Essary

156

48:21

 

Total Points; 465

 

 Abergele Ladies Team Results; 

Name

Time

Position

Carol Willgoose

5

41:44

Jenny Richards

23

46:04

Total Points; 128

Individual Results
Team Results
Team Standings after Race 6
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