Results for September, 2003
Saltram 5K, near Plymouth, 06/09/2003
Martin and Lucy Owen competed here, with Lucy just missing out on being the fastest lady overall by seven seconds
|7||Martin Owen||2nd vet||17:20|
|19||Lucy Owen||2nd Lady, 1st vet||18:53|
Back In 5, Torrington, 07/09/2003
Similar conditions to last year, with the wet stuff coming in and catching the later finishers. We picked three first prizes in the age categories, two coming from our very own Torritonians Bill and Maurice, with Ben Oke being the other winner in the junior category. At the head of the field, Dave Braunton finished second, but couldn't handle an in-form home athlete, Stuart Hearn.
|5||Bill Siviter||1st O/40||31:20|
|8||Maurice Cockwill||1st O/50||32:08|
|10||Ben Oke||1st Junior||32:23|
BUPA Bristol Half Marathon, Bristol, 07/09/2003
Neil Marke took the honour of being the first Blues runner home at the mass event at Bristol, with Jim on the back of Berlin Marathon training, not far behind.
Seaton Half Marathon, Seaton, 14/09/2003
A nine-strong BAAC challenge among the 289 finishers in East Devon, with Derek leading us home in a new pb.
Truro Half Marathon, Truro, 21/09/2003
Newton Abbot Ladies 10K, Newton Abbot, 21/09/2003
Only the daughter and mother combination of Lorraine and Jenny in action here this year, with Lorraine coming in unlucky 13th for the second year in a row.
South of England Relays, Aldershot, 27/09/2003
Our senior men's squad have qualified for the national 6 stage relay after a consistent performance from all the competitors saw them finish 12th. Kirsty Hamilton competed as an incomplete team in the U/15 girls event, taking the fourth fastest overall time.
18th Deane DLO 10K, Taunton, 28/09/2003
Yet another change in the course for this popular event, taking it back out into the country as in pre-2001 days.
30th Real Berlin Marathon, Germany, 28/09/2003
The Blues message was taken to Germany by an intrepid group of sixteen adventurers, the thirteen shown below plus the support crew of Glen Martin, Barry Cousins and Steve Sanders. The race was won in world record time by Kenyan Paul Tergat, but the organisation was a notch or two below the superb efforts in London. Of our runners, Dave B led the group home on his debut, with Jimmy next. Others who ran the distance for the first time were Derek and Sam, plus Stuart and Michelle ran huge personal bests. The whole group would like to thank Jimmy for organising the trip, and Stuart and Jimmy (again) for doing the driving.
|573||Dave Braunton||2:51:41 pb|
|2383||Derek Jackson||3:11:24 pb|
|4379||Stuart Wilson||3:24:06 pb|
|9296||Sam Hammond||3:43:57 pb|
|21851||Michelle Lewzey||4:26:13 pb|
P.S. The best story of the weekend involved our illustrious Harriers' secretary, Mr Martin, being thrown off a train for having an invalidated ticket !
Autumn Trail, Plymouth, 28/09/2003
Again this multi-terrain effort attracted over 600 runners, with seven Blues amongst them, with Steve among the top 5% of finishers. The race counted for the County off-road championships, and after the dust had settled, Lorrie took 2nd O/40, and Kay picked up 3rd O/50. Well done ladies.
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