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Race Report 8 September

During the long lockdown period, some members found themselves having to shield for several weeks and one of these was Olivia Mulligan.  Olivia has a creative bent and she put her time in isolation to good use writing poetry, the outcome being a volume, to be published shortly, entitled “Poems on the Gate Post”.  This has been well received and radio interviews have followed, with an invitation to appear in the Writer’s Tent at the BBCs Upload Festival to read some of her poems.  Look out for her book in the local book shop.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, some running enthusiasts continue throughout to cover large numbers of miles, the latest challenge being to run from Redcar Beacon to Sutton Bank, a distance of 48 miles! Fran Jeffery, Gavin Coventry, Alan Simpson, Brett Edgeworth and Trudy Morrice caught the train to Redcar at 5.30am to get a good early start, and set off from the Beacon along the coast, taking in woods, moorland and dunes to Saltburn.  The next stage was along the cliff side to Skinningrove, then through Clarksons Woods and Danby Moors, with a tea stop at Castleton.  They followed the Esk Valley Walk through Westerdale and along the old railway line to Bloworth.  A welcome stop for refreshments at the Buck Inn, Chop Gate, at mile 34 helped them along Bilsdale Moor, where darkness dropped and head torches became necessary.  From Sneck Gate they began the night section along the Cleveland Way and back to Sutton Bank where their support party waited to collect them.  In all, they had taken 17 hours for the 48 miles, a superb achievement and a feat which they described as “tremendous fun”!


Sessay Swift Results

1   Josh  Fothergill 22.18
2   Josh  Cooper 22.53
3   Matt  Jones 23.09
4   Paul Peacock 23.20
5   Joe Lofthouse 24.07
6   Peter Winder 24.44
7   Esther Harrison 24.50
8   Rob  Burn 25.24
9   Trudy Morrice 26.00
10   Lorraine Hiles 26.05
11   Sarah  Yeomans 26.06
12   Mike Lowther 26.16
13   Gary Wilkinson 26.17
14   Rob Lickley 26.18
15 G Martin Dobson 26.18
16   Paul Chapman 26.51
17   Gary Bastow 26.54
18   Alan Simpson 27.18
19   Adrian Saunders 27.29
20   Pete Jackson 27.35
21   David Tervitt 27.37
22   Gavin  Coventry 27.44
23   Jack Fisher 27.47
24   David Fawkes 28.18
25   Fran Jeffries 28.27
26   Rosie Gatenby 28.30
27   Kirsty Naylor 28.31
28   Jack Spence 28.40
29 G Matthew Fothergill 28.43
30 G Sam Mann 28.43
31   Andy Butcher 28.44
32   Pedro Carrasco 28.45
33 G Matthew Morrice 28.51
34   Clare Tempest 29.03
35   Richard Morrice 29.18
36   Brett Edgeworth 29.33
37   Paul Bradford 29.34
38   Helen  Ashworth 29.43
39   Hilary Coventry 29.43
40   Martyn Coy 30.09
41   Louise Mayfield 30.27
42   Paul Goacher 30.40
43   Stuart Waters 30.40
44   Steve Billings 31.09
45   Dave Baker 31.12
46   Geoff Bullock 31.15
47   Sonja van der Westhuizen 31.27
48   Paul van der Westhuizen 31.27
49   Tracey Lowther 31.44
50   Duncan Fothergill 31.58
51   James Stephenson 32.07
52   Ken Evitt 32.33
53   Phillip Craig 32.50
54   Jo Hunt 32.58
55   Garry Pearce 33.01
56   Trish Radford 33.32
57   Liz Wordsworth 33.35
58   Chris Wordsworth 33.50
59   Tim Waistell 34.09
60   Paul Adams 34.21
61 G Marianne Morrice 34.43
62   Alison Butcher 35.12
63   Sara Langstaff 35.50
64 G Andrea Watson 36.20
65   Caroline Pearce 36.59
66 G Kerry  Coventry 37.49
67 G Jennie Burtsell 37.50
68   Juliet Morrice 38.12
69   Christine  Burn 38.15
70   Margaret Wikeley 38.17
71 G imogen Ward 38.36
72 G Alex Gill 38.53
73   Gillian Crane 39.22
74 G Marina Dobbs 39.58
75   Sarah  Goacher 40.28
76   Kimberli Werner 41.11
77   Sharon Keegan 41.38
78   Liz Stephenson 42.11
79   Alan Wikeley 42.50
80   Tracy Hayden 45.00
81   Jemma Cropper 51.27

Training Week Commencing 31 August

Note from Rob re :
For those yet to run the Sessay Swift please wear something bright and keep to the side of the road. There is a lot of water on the verges and the light isn’t too good. Please, please be careful. send your times to Trish via email a soon as you complete your run. She shouldn’t have to chase you to get your times in. Saturday night is the deadline. 

And here’s Rob’s training for the coming week:

Monday 31st August. 7pm. PROMPT!   
S.G.Track  25 mins of core work.   3 to 4 laps of the track.  200 metes hard / 100 metres easy. Cool down – stretches. 

Wednesday 2nd September. 7pm. S.G.Track.  25 mins of core work.   The August monthly 2 mile time trial ( slightly late!)  Those at training can do this on the track but you must time yourself. The rest of you run where ever you want. Please send your times into Duncan. This is open to members and guests alike. Your summer handicap will be worked out using these times. 

And next challenge: We have a team working together to try and fit in a virtual London Marathon/ Redcar half marathon that incorporates the Gateway track. 4th October is the date for the virtual London that Lorraine and Clare are going to do for the Herriot Hospice/ Lambert. Others may want to run the marathon too. We are planning to run the half marathon on the same weekend. Watch this space. 
 Stay safe and enjoy your weekend, Rob

Race Report 25/08/20

Marc and Bev Davies were away on holiday during the time they could have done the club’s World Mountain Challenge in Kilburn Woods so they decided to do their own challenge in the form of climbing Points de Nantaux, a height of 2170 metres, above Morzine if France.  Very well done.  Marc also took on the KMV , a 1km vertical challenge normally held in September, where the fastest person up wins, and both these feats show he’s in a super fit state after a long lay off last year.  Bev meanwhile did her longest ever run, a half marathon distance, actually 13.8 miles, over a course which was definitely on the hilly side including 766 m of ascent, and took a commendable 2h 58 min.  The downside is that on returning from France, they will have to quarantine for a couple of weeks!

Gavin and Hilary Coventry also like their hills, and they covered 15 miles, 2290 feet of ascent, taking in Barkstone Edge, Knock Fell and Mallan Hill.

Next week’s virtual  race, quite flat and on road, will be a complete contrast for them.

Sessay Swift Route Map

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