Results for February, 1988

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Westward Cross Country League, Tiverton, 13/02/1988

Back to Tiverton again but this time a different course and venue but still with a ploughed field. Several seniors missed this one because of the run the following day at Weston Super Mare (mentioning no names). Anyway to those who did run well done for the good positions gained.
Team results - U/15 B - 5th, Ladies 7th, Men 5th/15th/28th

Under 13 Girls (26 ran, winning time 6:41)
Pos Name Time
6 Beth Job 7:05

Under 15 Boys (36 ran, winning time 11:32)
Pos Name Time
13 Shaun Bailey 13:15
18 Steve Vitali 13:32
35 Andrew McMurray 15:02

Under 17 Boys (26 ran, winning time 15:26)
Pos Name Time
17 Royston McGahey 16:48

Senior Ladies (36 ran, winning time 13:08)
Pos Name Age Group Pos Time
15 Catherine Wilton   17:01
26 Karen Ballantyne   18:31
27 Lucy Cox   18:32

Senior Men (124 ran, winning time 22:10)
Pos Name Age Group Pos Time
19 Mike Baddick   25:19
26 Alan Saunders   25:45
37 Geoff White   26:12
44 Ian Jewell   26:34
58 Paul Tanton   27:14
59 Alan Cox   27:20
69 Wayne Sowden   28:19
83 Bob Tomlinson   29:19
86 Will Ballantyne   29:37
105 Gordie Harris   31:11
109 Roy Bennett   31:27
113 Ken Marshall   32:16


St Valentine's Day Massacre, Weston Super Mare, 14/02/1988

Possibly the year's highlight - a well organised run with a good after sales service espcially as the Senior men took over the Tropicana bar for the 2nd year running. Anyway, the race was 12 miles of not very nice terrain with a slippery slope of about 400 metres long and a gradient of nearly 1:1 of which I am reliably informed that nobody ran up but several people came down!
Leading the club home was Micky Baddick. Excellent performances from Gordie, Stump, Alan Waters and the ever improving Clem Stevens.

Pos Name Time
  Mike Baddick 1:20:38
  Jim Jeffrey 1:21:21
  Alan Cox 1:25:11
  Paul Tanton 1:27:37
  Clem Stevens 1:32:22
  Mike Gilmore 1:32:44
  Mike Bayliss 1:33:19
  John Evans 1:33:36
  Mickey Horrell 1:33:44
  Roy Bennett 1:35:56
  Dave Bowden 1:36:40
  Ken Marshall 1:36:45
  Alan Waters 1:37:29
  Gordie Harris 1:37:56
  Neil Paddon 1:49:14
  Keith Jeffrey 1:55:10


English Cross Country Championships, Newark, 20/02/1988

I am proud to be able to give you the results of what must be the pinnacle of the club's achievement so far, in our first showing at this event.

The club gained 162nd team from 230 which to many of you who don't run doesn't seem much, but I can tell you it's very good.

2136 runners finished (from 2600) in this 3x3 mile lap course running through some pretty stinky stuff which some pigs had left lying around. Over 400 dropped out. Mike Baddick led the club in as he always does in 908th place, from Alan Saunders who also made the top 1000.

Special thanks to Baz for driving the minibus and to Mike Baddick's relations for looking after us so well.

Postnote :- This event took place at the same time as the Winter Olympics and our intrepid Tubby borrowed Alan Saunder's spectacles and donned a new pose, the likeness to Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards was quite remarkable. I am currently trying to set up a meeting between the two for the summer so they can both go down Westward Ho! and do their stuff (posing of course).

Pos Name Time
908 Mike Baddick 56:22
997 Alan Saunders 56:55
1183 Geoff White 58:16
1230 Ian Jewell 58:34
1461 Alan Cox 1:00:28
1499 Paul Tanton 1:00:46
1963 Bob Tomlinson 1:06:46
1986 Gordie Harris 1:07:09


Tool League Cross Country, Barnstaple, 28/02/1988

Quite a cold day although overcast but still our club turn out in force and the positions verify out strength. Mentions in dispatches for Jocelyn Bartlett for putting on her fast legs for a change (keep it up Jocelyn); Vicki Pennington in her first outing; Karen Chapman for getting ever closer to Marilyn Blair; and Craig Robinson so near but not quite (one more shredded wheat next time).

Under 10 Girls (6 ran, winning time 4:53)
Pos Name Time
2 Chantal Davidson 5:06
4 Jocelyn Bartlett 5:19
6 Vicki Pennington 5:33

Under 11 Girls (2 ran, winning time 6:07)
Pos Name Time
1 Karen McKenzie 6:07
2 Claire Deeves 6:14

Under 13 Girls (6 ran, winning time 10:47)
Pos Name Time
2 Bethany Job 10:55
5 Claire McKenzie 11:27

Under 15 Girls (9 ran, winning time 11:05)
Pos Name Time
6 Laura Storr 12:29
7 Susan Beckley 13:08
8 Deborah Blight 13:35

Senior Ladies (14 ran, winning time 17:06)
Pos Name Time
2 Karen Chapman 18:22
4 Catherine Wilton 19:09
5 Michelle Kersey 19:09
8 Lucy Cox 19:50
10 Alison Yeo 21:11
14 Pam Paddon 24:37
Under 10 Boys (5 ran, winning time 4:42)
Pos Name Time
2 Craig Robinson 4:43
Under 11 Boys (2 ran, winning time 5:45)
Pos Name Time
1 David Clarke 5:45

Under 13 Boys (14 ran, winning time 9:20)
Pos Name Time
2 Kai Shortridge 9:35
5 Robert Waters 9:56

Under 15 Boys (12 ran, winning time 9:42)
Pos Name Time
3 Shaun Bailey 10:07
7 Andrew McMurray 10:58

Under 17 Boys (9 ran, winning time 14:34)
Pos Name Time
3 Royston McGahey 15:15

Senior Men (36 ran, winning time 22:09)
Pos Name Time
2 Mike Baddick 22:18
3 Jim Jeffrey 22:31
4 Geoff White 22:41
6 Ian Jewell 23:04
7 Paul Tanton 23:16
8 Alan Davis 23:23
14 Ian Waldron 23:49
16 Mike Bayliss 24:50
17 Wayne Sowden 24:51
25 Alan Waters 26:09
26 Gordie Harris 26:15
27 Glen Martin 26:19
28 Jeff Baum 26:40
29 Roy Bennett 26:42
30 Micky Horrell 26:56
31 Derek Bartlett 27:00
36 Dave Milner 31:19



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