Manvers Dusk till Dawn report and result by James Fletcher

By my reckoning James won this event, so massive kudos to him. Well done James

Race Report: Manvers Dusk Till Dawn,
Race Date: Saturday 30 July 2016

The friendly Triathlon / Running Club, Team Manvers Run put on this event in Wath-upon-Dearne for the second year. As described on their website “This is an endurance event that is suitable for runners of varying ability. The concept is simple, you run as many 3.21 mile laps of the lake as you can between 6PM on Saturday and 6AM on Sunday. Between these times you can start when you want and finish when you want. You can take break at any point have a rest and then complete more laps later, it is entirely up to you. The course is flat and is all off road on footpaths with no road crossings. If you are intending to run through the night you will need a good head torch as the course is mostly unlit.”

I thought that it would be fun to have a go at this relatively local run for me, following a great two week holiday in Cornwall (however getting up at 4 a.m. to drive 7 hours back from St Ives was not the best preparation for a night run). Another motivation to enter was to wind up Phil Howson, who has been complaining about ultra marathon miles in the Long-Distance Strider competition.

This was a really great low-key event with a welcoming atmosphere created by the organisers and volunteers and with the 200+ participants supporting each other through the night. Lucy Smith and Tony Horstead (on his recovery from illness) came along for a few laps. I chatted with Ray Matthews for a while – he started running at midnight to complete the 30th of his 75 marathons in 75 days to celebrate his 75th birthday and raise money for Newman Special School at Whiston Rotherham: Runners logged their own laps on a sheet and collected a wrist band for each one. There was a good selection of drink and food, including Rola-Cola, buttered toast, berries and boiled potatoes.

My original plan for the challenge was to run for a bit until I got too bored or tired, but in the end I felt pretty good and when I passed a bloke who told me that I’d taken the lead off him, this spurred me on to run for the full twelve hours and finish 20 laps = 65 miles. It was a weird feeling to switch off the headtorch as the sun came back up with a spectacular red sky.

Results from 2016 Dust till Dawn (3:21 miles)

All results are taken from the spreadsheet each runner was asked to tick at the end of each lap. If there are any discrepancies please let us know and we can amend the results.

20 Laps

James Fletcher Steel City Striders
19 Laps

Steven Battle Clowne RRC
Ian Gall Valley Hill Runners
Matt Wadkin
Martin Hall Spenborough & District AC

18 Laps

Ian Sanderson Valley Striders AC
Richard Hind

17 Laps

Nigel Ainsworth-Barnes
Salvatore Melidoni
Tim Straughan Valley Striders AC

16 Laps

Richard Barmby
David Randall
Ian Mason Kingstone Runners Barnsley

15 Laps

Richard Butterwick Todmorden Harriers AC
Janet Clark Kimberworth Striders
Madeleine Watson Chapel Allerton Runners

14 Laps

Steven Beckitt Kimberworth Striders
Liam Clark Kimberworth Striders
Earl Lever Kimberworth Striders
Robert Little
Jayne Macarthur Sleaford Town Runners
Kevin Randall Valley Hill Runners
Cezary Swiatkowski

13 Laps

Peter Andrews Adwick Tri
Andrew Chalkley Kingstone Runners Barnsley
Paul Clifford
Robert Cooley
Rosie Dawson Billingham Marsh House Harriers
Ian Harris Billingham Marsh House Harriers
Bryan Harrod Barnsley Harriers
Scott Kerr
David Martin
Richard Millns Kimberworth Striders
Shane Nicholl Vegan Runner
Mick Pepper Team Manvers
Lindsay Radojevich Team Manvers
Sally Wheelhouse Askern District AC
Damon Wright
Mark Yates Kingstone Runners
Mark Webster

12 Laps

Judith Mallon Valley Hill Runners
Diane Smith
Pete Taylor Valley Hill Runners
Judith Webb 100 Marathon Club
Kirsty White Burnden Road Runners
Lee White Burnden Road Runners
Sharon Maughan Doncaster AC

11 Laps

Steven Crownshaw Killamarsh Kestrels AC
Louise Dykes Billingham Marsh House Harriers
James Fletcher 100 Marathon Club
Jonathan Gratton Kingstone Runners Barnsley
Lisa Greenham Bilsthorpe Ladies Running Club
Dave Johnson Kings Heath Running Club
Manda Keywood Thorne Twilight Trotters
Louise Turner Thorne Twilight Trotters
Jennifer Wallis Bilsthorpe Ladies Running Club
James Mcghee Billingham Marsh House Harriers

10 Laps

Gail Barber Maltby RC
Belinda Bryant Run Mummy Run
Sue Carroll Maldwyn Harriers
Becky Drake Kimberworth Striders
Vicky Fairclough
John Garrad
Sophie Garrad
Barbara Hudson Team Manvers
Kieran Hughes
Leigh Humpleby
Andrew Hyde Team Manvers
Elizabeth Jackson Doncaster AC
Gavin King Team Manvers
Vicci Lomax Team Manvers
Keith Mackinnon Team Manvers
Kayleigh Mcgettigan
Lisa Swainston Thorne Twilight Trotters
Martin Swift Kingstone Runners Barnsley
Stephen Toward Gainsborough & Morton Striders AC
Jane Turton Team Manvers
Lina Verseckaite Aberystwyth AC
Lucy Woods
Andre Hutchinson Maldwyn Harriers

9 Laps

Emma Donaldson Burnden Road Runners
Paula Downing Mablethorpe Running Club
Adam Lee Team Manvers
David Morley Silson Joggers AC
Maria Parkinson Burnden Road Runners
Kelly Rouane Team Manvers
Liz Yates Team Manvers
John Hammond

8 Laps

Lee Atknison Bassetlaw Tri
Ken Chapman Kimberworth Striders
Ewan Cochrane York Knavesmire Harriers
Shaun Fisher Team Manvers
Phil Harris Valley Hill Runners
Ray Matthews
Mark Lane
Tracy Lever Kimberworth Striders
William Mitchell Shelton Striders
Russell Ridge York Knavesmire Harriers
Tracy Taylor Valley Hill Runners
Paul Wharton Billingham Marsh House Harriers
Neil Chipchase Team Manvers
Nick Stubley Team Manvers

7 Laps

Tracey Ashton Team Manvers
Sarah Attwood York Knavesmire Harriers
Alan Creighton Annan & District AC
Graham Ellwood Lincs Quads
Jeffrey Ford Team Derby Runner
Mackenzie Hyde Team Manvers
James Lockwood
Joe Worthington Ackworth Road Runners

6 Laps

Clare Longstaff Oakwell Running Bears
Chris & Sam Owen Dirty Daps Muddy Tracks
Cheryl Snowden
Lee Thoday Team Manvers

5 Laps

Stacy Balmer Team Manvers
Neil Binnie Barnsley Harriers
Dean Bradley Kingston Runners
Brian Cooper
Chris Exton Team Manvers
Adrian Gough Barnsley Harriers
Craig Hadfield Sheffield Tri Club
Andrew Hall Kingstone Runners Barnsley
Carl Halliday Barnsley Harriers
Martin Harvey
Shaun Johnson Team Manvers
Dean Kenney
Natalie Killick
Jane Martin Barnsley Harriers
Clare Pettinger Team Manvers
Ian Walton Kingston Runners
Lucy Smith Doncaster Tri Club
Sue Winstanley Team Manvers
Debbie Worthington Ackworth Road Runners

4 Laps

Katey Bickerstaffe Doncaster AC
Sharon Burton
Evonne Clark Doncaster Tri Club
Paul Cusson
Carol Heptonstall Stainland Lions RC
Anthony Horstead Steel City Striders
Rachael Howard
Louise Taylor Kimberworth Striders
Vicky Toward Gainsborough & Morton Striders AC
Dawn Walton Kingston Runners
Thomas Toward Gainsborough & Morton Striders AC
Caroline Boyd Maltby RC
Helen Thoday Team Manvers
Christopher Thoday Team Manvers
Richard Starkey
Luke Johnson Team Manvers
Scott Sorley
Tracy Anderson Team Manvers

3 Laps
Caroline Clark
Will Hawkins City of Hull AC
Carol Lowery
Ian Marshall
Stuart Wilson Barnsley AC
Paul Pettinger Team Manvers
Alison Webb Team Manvers

2 Laps

Sean Rodgers Team Manvers
Jen Debney Team Manvers
Tina Oakes Team Manvers

1 Lap

Alison Glasby Ali’s Angels
Warren Hodgson
Evie-Mae Hudson Team Manvers
Georgia Thoday Team Manvers
Daisy Oakes Team Manvers
Harry Fisher Team Manvers

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