Armagh International 5k 9th Feb 2012
New Club Record for Andy
Well done to Andrew Wiles for setting a 5k PB and club record of 14:11 in the Armagh International 5k Road Race. His electronic time was 14:10.04 - which for road race purposes is rounded to the next full second.
Check out an interview prior to the race with Andy Wiles here.
Ricky Stephenson ran 29:17 at Ribble Valley 10k on Tuesday 27th December taking 12secs off his club record - and finishing third in this Northern 10k Championships Race behind Jonathan Mellor (29:10) and Alistair Brownlee (29:15). Andrew Wiles also set a new personal best as did Nasir Hussain.
In the open team competiton with three to count Ricky, Andrew and Russ Best beat the Altringham team by 2 points (40 / 42), but in the Northern Championship (with non-eligible competitior stripped out) were pipped by 1 point (25 / 26)!
There was a total of nine applications, but four matched the criteria ahead of the other five, and were automatically selected:
Good Luck to all four, and commiserations to the others.
Russ dashes to PB in Leeds
A new race on Russ's calendar "The Leeds Abbey Dash" brought a PB. A pleasing 30min 35 second finish, in rather damp misty conditions. It didn't stop local friend Johnny Taylor finishing in 29:23 seconds to take first place, a brilliant victory, as the final sprint was a close run battle, a long uphill gradient to the welcoming crowds on the finish line. Out for his morning long run El Jackson came along to share success stories following his 2k run indoor at Sheffield the previous day. Certainly a hairstyle designed with speed in mind! Within the 6,000+ throng Erin Pearson, 42:18, Jim Conaghan 50:04, 1st V75 and Phil Stone 55:51 enjoyed good results .
Well done to Erin Pearson who clinched her first overall victory in the Maltby 7 in a time of 48:27. Mark Bradley was 3rd M50 in 45:26 and Jim Conaghan was pipped in to 2nd place in the M70 category in a time of 57:46. Also running were Doug Scott, Janet Todd and John Smith.