VETS ROAD RELAYS: Sat 18 May Sutton Park. Fantastic club/team day out typically with amazing picnics! Open to men and ladies 35+. If you can participate please tell Colin Rathbone or Helen Harrington. Event details here.
6/12 STAGE RELAYS: Take place SUNDAY 24 March, Birkenhead Park. Please advise Stu Doyle or Helen Harrington if you want to participate or email here.
RUNNING PAST 40: As this will apply to quite a few of us here's an interesting read from WeaverPysio Sports and Injury Clinic on doing just that. Click here.
WELSH CASTLES 2019: Please see here and respond if you are interested.
UPDATE:2019 LONDON MARATHON: Congrats to Liz Gale who wins the place. Dave Haines reserve.
TRACK ETIQUETTE: PLEASE READ AND COMPLY TO THE RULES AGREED BY THE VRAC COMMITTEE. VIEW HERE.
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VETS ROAD RELAYS
Thanks to Bryan Dale for allowing us to use his photos. Visit his racephotos website for more pictures!
See Colin Rathbone for a massage, There
are a number of good physios - ask around. Several of us have had very
successful treatment at Athlete Matters in Worsley (Duncan Mason): Details below. 10% Discount for VRAC.
|Pos||Name||Time||Net Time||Category||Cat Pos||NOE Pos||Gen Pos|
|Pos||Gun time||First name||Last name||Chip Time||Chip Pos||Gender||Pos||Category||Pos|
|77||32:19:00||John||Moulds||32:13:00||78||Male||67||Male Vet 50||10|
|93||33:13:00||Anthony||Dutton||32:56:00||91||Male||81||Male Vet 45||17|
|108||34:05:00||Lisa||Meadows||34:00:00||110||Female||14||Female Vet 45||2|
|216||38:45:00||Barry||Chambers||38:10:00||213||Male||167||Male Vet 65||7|
|Pos||Name||Name||Gender||Gen Pos||Cat||Cat Pos||Gun||Chip||Chip Position|
9 Dec: Just two from VRAC at the 2018 Stockport 10. Excellent run from Ian Simpson and solid result for Tony Dutton.
|Pos||Race No||Name||Time||Net Time||Category||Cat Pos||Gender||Gen Pos|
|46||66||Chris Perry||00:30:56||00:30:53||M Sen||40||Male||46|
2 Dec: Tony Wardle made a rare outing in a VRAC shirt at the rarely run 10 mile distance. He was the loan club member to make the journey to Garstang in Lancashire and was rewarded with a 1.07.52. Full Results.
25 Nov: A belated report of the Wilmslow Festive 10k. 19 VRACers tested their end of year fitness at one of the final fast local 10k's.F irst home a little outside of his sub 33 target was Andrew Miles finishing just in the top ten (Men). New PB's were set by Chris Jones, Liz Renondeau, Rick Murray, Matthew Hough, Mark Pilliner, Geoff Fawkes and Debbie Broad. Geoff Fawkes time was particular impressive given there is over 2 minutes difference between his gun and chip time! There were category win's for both Stu Doyle and Chloe Dooley however Brian Dooley and Tommy Armstrong were both unlucky with illness and injury and crossed the line together having both had to abandon their own races. Full results Free Pictures
|Position||Finish time||Number||First name||Last name||Net time||Net position||Club||Gender||Gender position||Category||Category position|
|11||00:33:17||1246||Andrew||Miles||00:33:16||11||Vale Royal AC||Male||10||Senior||8|
|25||00:34:22||3580||Stuart||Doyle||00:34:21||25||Vale Royal AC||Male||23||Vet 45||1|
|31||00:34:44||2600||Chris||Jones||00:34:41||32||Vale Royal AC||Male||29||Vet 35||4|
|41||00:35:09||3819||James||Ainsworth||00:35:07||44||Vale Royal AC||Male||39||Vet 40||10|
|63||00:36:06||3650||Elizabeth||Renondeau||00:36:03||63||Vale Royal AC||Female||5||Vet 35||2|
|131||00:38:14||1566||Richard||Murray||00:38:04||132||Vale Royal AC||Male||122||Vet 50||5|
|142||00:38:32||903||Robert||Roe||00:38:24||143||Vale Royal AC||Male||131||Vet 40||27|
|162||00:39:11||3702||Matthew||Scott||00:39:03||167||Vale Royal AC||Male||149||Vet 45||15|
|168||00:39:18||2222||Chloe||Dooley||00:39:09||174||Vale Royal AC||Female||15||Under 20||1|
|207||00:40:03||1121||Helen||Harrington||00:40:00||221||Vale Royal AC||Female||19||Vet 35||4|
|215||00:40:19||722||Carolyn||Dooley||00:40:11||228||Vale Royal AC||Female||22||Vet 45||3|
|222||00:40:31||2418||Matthew||Hough||00:39:15||177||Vale Royal AC||Male||200||Vet 45||21|
|285||00:41:51||2419||Mark||Pilliner||00:41:37||308||Vale Royal AC||Male||257||Vet 50||14|
|338||00:42:56||2164||Tom||Armstrong||00:42:42||390||Vale Royal AC||Male||305||Vet 40||57|
|340||00:42:57||721||Brian||Dooley||00:42:47||396||Vale Royal AC||Male||307||Vet 45||33|
|443||00:44:23||744||Melanie||Johnson||00:44:03||494||Vale Royal AC||Female||45||Vet 35||13|
|482||00:44:48||810||Geoff||Fawkes||00:42:35||377||Vale Royal AC||Male||433||Vet 45||52|
|645||00:46:49||991||Debbie||Broad||00:45:59||671||Vale Royal AC||Female||83||Vet 50||4|
|1297||00:53:28||2971||Jayne||Lomax||00:51:44||1359||Vale Royal AC||Female||277||Vet 50||28|
|Gareth Williams||12-Dec||Roosvelt Island||Washington, USA||18.53||1st|
|Tony Archer||10-Nov||Stockton||NSW, Australia||21.43||14th|
|Tony Archer||17-Nov||Nulkaba||NSW, Australia||22.35||13th|
|Tony Archer||24-Nov||Bar Beach||NSW, Australia||27.20||5th|
|21. Stu Doyle 33:23 (1st V45)||56. Lucy knight 29:40|
|97. Mark Crabtree 36:18||61. Helen Smith 29:50|
|226. Lee Carrington 39:57||88. Claire Thompson 30:52|
|281. Dave Haines 41:27||125. Jeanette Pope 32:00|
|282 Matthew Scott 41:28||162. Melanie Johnson 33:24|
|293. Chris Beard 41:45||182. Mary Tavener 34:04|
|319. Mark Pilliner 42:48||183. Joanne Edwards 34:08|
|339. Bob Corinaldi 43:03||276. Jill Haines 37:20|
|372. Stephen Thompson 43:58||341: Carole Williams 43:25|
|453. John Clark 47:39|
|513. Colin Rathbone 53:19|
10 Nov: 6 VRAC runners made the short trip to Arley Hall for what is regarded as one of the fastest 10ks in the area. Andrew Miles was first home not to far outside of his PB on 33.26. Next home was Tom Armstrong in 38.05, he was disappointed to be slower than his recent result at the Farndon 10k. Next home was Rick Murray with a 20 second PB followed closely by Robert Roe with a 39.08. Craig Sephton was next home and was just outside the 40 minnute mark with a solid 40.03. Rounding it up for VRAC was John Moulds taking part in his first 10k in almost 18 months. The results are not particularly clear so apologies if anyone has been missed off. Full Results.
|Pos.||Name||Category||L Pos.||MV Pos.||LV Pos.||Cat pos||Time|
27 Oct: Fantastic result and a national title for the V35 ladies. "With two of the three V35 ladies selected to run for England later this year in the Masters International XC a strong team of Liz Renondeau, Sarah Murphy and Andrea Hilldrup showed just how good they are coming away from the British Masters XC relays not only with Gold but a new course record after storming to victory with over 2 minutes to spare. Sarah set the team up leading from the gun and finishing fastest on leg 1 and second fastest of all the runners for the day. Andrea extended the lead clocking a time only 9s slower than Sarah on the previous leg. With a good but not insurmountable lead Liz ran strong to bring the ladies home for the Gold medal and new course record! Well Done Ladies a fantastic achievement". Full results
|6th M Gary Richardson 1:11:59. 1st V40|
|9th M David Shepherd 1:14:28. 2nd V50|
|10th M Matt Scott 1:14:43 3rd V45|
|19th M Chris Beard. 1:19:22 3rd V50|
|32nd M/F Tony ( Alison ) Dutton 1:30:18 6th V50|
|45th M Richard Pettitt 1:41:30 7th V55|
|5th F Claire Thompson 1:20:47 1st V40|
|10th F Debbie Broad 1:31:16 1st V50|
|12th F Debbie Moreton 1:32:06 1st V45|
|15th F Jayne Lomax 1:35:27 3rd V50|
|21||03:03:42||03:03:26||Gary Richardsn||(M) V40||7:00 min/mile||PB|
|7 Vale Royal Ac 'A' 42:51||15 Vale Royal Ac 'A' 40:21|
|Benjamin Lee (17) 10:47||Clara Pettitt (24) 13:37|
|Cameron Weaver (10) 10:36||Emily Lowery (16) 12:52|
|Arun Dight (10) 11:08||Katelyn Mooney (15) 13:52|
|Jacob Brown (7) 10:20|
|18 Vale Royal Ac 'B' 45:23||26 Vale Royal Ac 'B' 45:21|
|John Humphries (23) 11:11||Lucy Burch (37) 15:30|
|Matt Rowlinson (26) 11:40||Siobhan Tarbuck (33) 14:57|
|Josh Betteley (22) 11:28||Melanie Johnson (26) 14:54|
|Stuart Doyle (18) 11:04|
|38 Vale Royal Ac 'C' 52:18||Vale Royal Ac 'C'|
|Gareth Williams (38) 12:21||Jeanette Pope (40) 15:50|
|Lee Carrington (40) 13:01||Jo Edwards (37) 16:36|
|David Roberts (40) 13:55|
|Richard Murray (38) 13:01|
|49 Complete Teams||40 Complete Teams|
14 Oct: The final race of the year in the Mike Harrington stable of races saw 8 VRAC runners take part in this countryside race on the Cheshire/North Wales border. 1st home and 2nd overall was Chris Perry who was unable to retain the title he won last year. Tom Armstrong came in next with a steady sub 38. New recruit to the club Ian Simpson was next home and sneaked under 40 mins. Gemma Barnett was our first lady home and 6th female overall closely followed by dad John Todd. Next in was Lisa Meadows with a fantastic PB given the wet and windy conditions. Vet 70 legend Colin Rathbone took his age group prize with a sub 50 finish and completing the VRAC contingent was Jayne Lomax just outside her SB with 51.06. Mike would like to thank VRAC runners for supporting the races in 2018 and hope to see you back in 2019.
|Pos||Gun time||First name||Last name||Chip Time||Chip Pos||Category||Pos|
|Pos||Name||Chip||Cat||Cat Pos||Gen Pos|
|11||Chloe Broad||SL||32.20||152||Richard Murray||V50||10||39.42|
|44||Helen Smith||L45||5||34.49||219||David Haines||V45||35||41.49|
|47||Claire Thompson||L40||6||34.56||258||Chris Beard||V50||25||43.22|
|69||Mel Johnson||L35||9||35.52||270||Mark Pilliner||V50||28||43.53|
|76||Lucy Knight||SL||36.08||329||John Clarke||V60||4||46.26|
|124||Jeanette Pope||L40||18||38.31||331||Tony Archer||V60||5||46.30|
|152||Julie Annable||L55||6||40.02||404||Colin Rathbone||V70||2||51.44|
|155||Mary Tavener||L55||7||40.09||407||Barry Chambers||V65||11||52.02|
|9th/63||A Team||4 Count||42nd/57||Team||6 Count|
|29th/63||B Team||4 Count||25th/52||Vets Team||4 Count|
|4th/59||A Vets Team||3 Count|
|25th/59||B Vets Team||3 Count|