Vale Royal AC - Senior Section

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Club Records

The club records (as we know them) are collated in excel format below.  Please let us know if there are any better performances we've missed from years gone by!  

CLUB RECORDS (excel file)  




Here we record some of the Vale Royal Runners (unofficial) club records - from Sunday runs to favourite hills to popular races.  Please nominate your record and we'll add it to the list!   


 Record          Record Holder Time
 Whitegate RelaysNick Haywood/Dave Gough/Marcus Crompton55.30
 Beeston Sunday RunNicky Archer/Darren Cottier 1:38
 Frodsham Sunday RunDave Haines (3 Gels) 1.28
 K.Grange Sunday RunGareth Williams  1.31
 Tough Team MenMike Weedall/Nick Jones/John Kettle 54.02
 Tough Team MixedGraham Miles/Olivia Renshaw/Dave Gough 59.42
 Tough Team LadiesMel Johnson/Olivia Renshaw/Helen Whitby  69.15
Sandstone Trail A Race MensTom Annable1.57.46
Sandstone Trail A Race LadiesOlivia Renshaw2.12.57
Sandstone Trail A Race (Short) MensMike Weedall1.45.34
Gadbrook Big CircuitJohn Todd2.06.01
Delamere Mast Hill AscentDave GoughQuick
Delamere Mast Hill DescentMike 'Freefall' WeedallV.V.Quick
Cheese HillDave Gough36.76 secs
Mins Late For A Race Gareth Williams9 mins 48
Most Races In YearMary Tavener103
Most DNF's In Year Bernie Jones101
Most Spellings Of NameNikkie Archer  21
Quickest Return To Car After  RaceGraham Miles - Wrexham Half31.83 secs
Tandem Speed RecDave & Angela Topping 45 mph
White Barn - Archers CycleTony Archer 13.53
Fastest Warm Up StretchesGraham Miles 9.68 secs
Most Items Left at Woscars                Marcus Crompton                              7


Longest Sunday RunGraham '29' Miles 3hrs 33
Most London MarathonsColin Rathbone? ?
Most Phone Calls During a Cross-Country RaceBig Stu Doyle 2
Most Castles Yellow JerseysNicky Archer
Most Railway Reps                John Todd/Nick Haywood/Dave Gough 5  
Most Railway Reps (running)Mike Weedall1
Most Pics In Guardian In Year Mike Weedall 257 
Most Days In A Wig Dave Gough 2 Many 
Largest TentOlivia Renshaw                        12,000 sq feet
Smallest TentLittle Tommy Armstrong2 sq feet
Quickest Online Race EntryTom Annable0.03 secs
Loudest CowbellingColin Rathbone 270 decibels 
Longest Time In Phone Box Matt Sweeting15 mins 11 
Most Styles On Sunday RunMike Weedall49
Most Hairstyles (Colours) Graham Miles 27
Most Holidays In YearJane Campion51
Most Calories In A Day  Colin Rathbone 9,500
1000 Press Ups John Todd42 mins 
Press Up Hold Darren Cottier 2 mins 35 
PlankJohn Todd7 mins 30
Most Slow Tart VestsGraham Miles15
Most Cut Corners During TrainingBernie Jones on Gadbrook 1500m1 in 4 
Loudest Shout Bernie Jones TRACK!!!
Most Burpees Before XC Glyn Evans500
Most Expletives After RaceGlenn Wilson - Wilmslow Half 32 
Oldest Car Bug 32 
Highest Egg Throw Mary Tavener Over House 
Biggest Race Victory Mike Harrington - Cardiff 10k4 mins 30 
Most PB's At a Race  Wrexham Half 2008 13
Loudest Snorer Mark Thornley 2700 decibels 
Most Sponges Distributed Darren Cottier - Welsh Castles 2008 2008
Most Disturbing FeetPauline Davies2
Earliest Sunday Run StartJane Campion - Beeston7.45
Latest Sunday Run StartGareth Williams - Beeston or Frodsham or K Grange8.08
Most WW Club Record ClaimsBernie Jones126


Most Wrong Turns On Sunday RunGemma Todd                                  29   
Most Ferret Bites On a RunJohn Todd   2
Shortest Rugby CareerDave Haines  1 min 25
Irish Dancing Endurance Jane Campion   17hrs 37
Most Runners From Same Firm At TrainingTesco  7
Most Different Ideas For Books Mary Tavener 82
Longest Time Underwater In a 1hr Swimming LessonMike Weedall 59 mins 58
Fastest Miles On Little GadbrookAndrew  1.43.0
Fastest First Half Of Big Gadbrook Circuit Steve Bradshaw 45.51 secs
Carey Park To Rudheath Leisure Centre Toilets John Todd                                                5.41.7 (Wind   Assisted) 
Longest Camera Lens (Claimed) Mark Thornley 8 Inches 
Fastest First 5 Miles Of A Half Completed MarathonNick Haywood 27 mins 38 
Longest Distance Chased By A Dog  Jane Campion  9K
Most Times Laces Re-Tied On A Run Graham Miles 25 (Wet Conditions) 
Most Safety Pins Discovered In Spikes After Completing  XC Race In ThemAndrew Miles  6 
Most Miles Cycled In A Weekend By An Injured Rugby Player Called Dave Dave Haines 140 
Longest Woscars Speech Colin Rathbone 3 hrs 2 (at age 61)
Quietest BellDarren Cottier 0.00000012 Decibels
Most Woscars Awards The Godfather - Mark Thornley 15 
Slowest Second Half Of Big Gadbrook Circuit Steve Bradshaw 5 mins 51
Defeated By Most Different Family Members Tony Archer   3
Surname Which Rhymes With Most WordsTopping A 'whopping' 17
Longest '45 Minute' Run Jo Molyneaux & Mary Tavener  1 hr 58
Most U's Paul Clutterbuck  3
Most Ewe's To Be Confirmed  


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