Race Date: Tuesday 30th June 2015
Hot, sticky, warm, toastie….. no, not your average greasy fry up, but the conditions around Dam Flask last night for the annual SYCAA relay race.
Firstly, a big thank you to the organisers for last night. Not an easy task to arrange everyone, take the times, ensure the relays and changeovers went ok, organise the traffic etc etc. Especially with such a high turnout on a really hot and taxing evening. And the icing on the cake to then turn around the results so quickly.
Many thanks from Steel City Striders.
So much info provided, not sure where to start.
Lets start with the big news of the night, the fantastic performance of Jennifer Rich, Hannah Helmore and Kate Wilkinson to clinch 2nd place overall in the Ladies competition.
Us and Hallamshire were looking very much par for par and it was amazingly tight until the final leg until Hallamshire’s Nicola Squires put the race out of our reach by running almost 90 seconds quicker than anyone else on the night.
Hallamshire won in 66:49, us in 68:56 with Sheffield RC in 69:35.
A brilliant performance from our ladies that we are all very proud of.
Full Striders ladies performances listed below including a great 11th place finish for Emily Hunt, Nicola Ross and Sian Evans in 76:10.
|Pos||Time||Cat||Leg A||Leg B||Leg C|
|2||68:56||F||Hannah Helmore||22:12||Jennifer Rich||23:11||Kate Wilkinson||23:33|
|11||76:10||F||Emily Hunt||25:12||Nicola Ross||26:08||Sian Evans||24:50|
|31||86:19||F||Amy Duck||27:23||Lucy Smith||28:46||Laura Fletcher||30:10|
|41||89:20||F45||Mary Craig||28:51||Victoria Hawkins||30:01||Catherine McKeown||30:28|
And here are the rankings in the top 50 ladies times on the night. As you can see, not sure how much more Jennifer, Hannah and Kate could have done?
|1||135||Nicola Squires||Hallamshire Harriers||F||C||21:05|
|3||114||Hannah Helmore||Steel City Striders||F||A||22:12|
|4||135||Hannah Fletcher||Hallamshire Harriers||F||A||22:19|
|5||161||Jenny Blizard||Rotherham Harriers||F||A||22:33|
|9||114||Jennifer Rich||Steel City Striders||F||B||23:11|
|13||114||Kate Wilkinson||Steel City Striders||F||C||23:33|
|26||115||Sian Evans||Steel City Striders||F||C||24:50|
|33||115||Emily Hunt||Steel City Striders||F||A||25:12|
|50||115||Nicola Ross||Steel City Striders||F||B||26:08|
Hallamshire have got some real strength in depth as they also provided the 5th best team too, their V40 team. In the mens competition Hallamshire Harriers also took first spot with their foursome winning in 73:54 from Sheffield RC (78:16) and Hallamshire B (79:51)
So for our senior men to finish 7th overall in 83:26 was a cracking performance. Well done to Ben Jones, Sam Needham, Craig Shaw and James Rose.
In the V40 category, as mentioned above, Hallamshire took the honours in 82:15 followed by Penistone (83:39), and Barnsley AC (84:46).
Our top team of Michael Greer, Andy Davies, Simon Bennett and Paul Stuart managed a highly credible 5th place finish in 87:49. Great stuff.
Mens V50 category seemed to go unnoticed in the official prizes which was a shame as our M50 came 2nd in 93:01.
|Pos||Time||Cat||Leg A||Leg B||Leg C||Leg D|
|7||83:26||M||Ben Jones||20:56||Sam Needham||21:14||Craig Shaw||21:17||James Rose||19:59|
|17||87:49||M40||Michael Greer||21:51||Andrew Davies||21:52||Simon Bennett||21:32||Paul Stuart||22:34|
|18||89:03||M||Jonathan Taylor||21:58||John Kilcoyne||22:25||Colin Hardy||22:25||Austen Puleson||22:15|
|29||93:01||M50||Michael Savage||21:14||Ben Heller||24:00||Peter Brown||24:37||Andy Buck||23:10|
|36||94:22||M40||John Rawlinson||23:48||John Armitage||23:58||Kevin Sibley||23:13||David Perkins||23:23|
|40||96:40||Mix||Edward Startup||22:28||Nick Burns||24:01||Ashleigh Barron||27:08||Martyn Goldsack||23:03|
|45||98:11||M||Jorge Bronze||22:13||William Brown||29:22||Richard Slater||24:11||Alastair Menmuir||22:25|
|60||108:43||M40||Roger Watson||27:21||Michael Squires||29:22||Chris Hodson||26:55||Steve Irvine||25:05|
|62||110:01||M||Richard Sands||24:54||Luis Bastidas||33:53||Tom Nuttgens||27:12||Stuart Carrick||24:02|
|68||115:51||Mix||Andrew Woffindin||27:05||Steve Frith||26:33||Lisi Von Aster||32:45||John Maples||29:28|
|69||116:36||Mix||Ruth Kaiser||37:07||Anthony Horstead||26:17||James Sharman||25:34||Alex Arblaster||27:38|
Snapshot of the Top 50 men table
|1||28||Dave Archer||Hallamshire Harriers||M||A||17:50|
|2||28||Gavin Keight||Hallamshire Harriers||M||D||18:33|
|3||28||Tom Bains||Hallamshire Harriers||M||B||18:41|
|4||1||Will Beauchamp||Sheffield RC||M||B||18:49|
|5||28||Connor Milnes||Hallamshire Harriers||M||C||18:50|
|16||61||James Rose||Steel City Striders||M||D||19:59|
|37||61||Ben Jones||Steel City Striders||M||A||20:56|
Full results, including breakdowns for teams, top 50, prizes and individual legs available for download from the Sheffield RC website.
So all in all, some wonderful performances, a cracking night’s racing, fantastic organisation and a WHOPPING Strider’s turnout. Brilliant.