Stats and stuff from the Summer GP

The sixth Summer Grand Prix series has now finished and the following nonsense has emerged....

76 runners took part in at least one Grand Prix event – by far and away the best ever response, in the club’s history, to this type of series.

Only Micky Todd finished every one of the seven races – one of which was the Club Championships.

Mick Skeldon, Tony Maddicks, Caroline Hasson, Simon Gibbs, Ian Knox, Chris Mitsides, Kath Gidney, Penny Sinclair and Kevin Payne competed in six of the seven.

Nineteen runners took part in only one race.

29 Women runners completed at least one race – a further re-statement of the fantastic upsurge in female membership at the club.

The best-supported race was the Club Championship race in April with 43 finishers. The least-supported was the August 19th race with 23 finishers.

There were 6 different individual winners of the 2-mile Rising Sun runs: Alex Richardson, Beth Wakenshaw, Mick Skeldon, Jaclyn Younger, Elspeth Lawson and Amy Turner while Mark Fenwick and Donna Horne won their respective Club Championships.

Mark Fenwick’s 10.06 in Race 7 was the fastest Mens time of the series. Donna Horne’s 12.23 in Race 4 was the fastest time by a female runner. As this is a new course, both of these now stand as course records.

Paul Leigh was the fastest male veteran runner with 10.50 in Race 4, while Lisa Walker’s 13.16 in the same race was the fastest time by a woman veteran. These times are also new course records for Veteran runners.

The 4 fastest Senior Men:

M Fenwick 10.06
T Carter 10.34
S Gibbs 10.50
C Mitsides 11.15

The 4 fastest Veteran Men:

P Leigh 10.50
P Hilton 11.07
D Embleton 11.15
D Anderson 11.52

The 4 fastest Senior Women

D Horne 12.23
V Hindson 12.41
E Walton 12.50
M Pude 13.05

The 3 fastest Veteran Women

L Walker 13.16
C Skeldon 13.21
L Mitsides 15.33

The narrowest margin of victory was 7 seconds, when Mick Skeldon beat Derek Reed. The biggest margin of victory was Elspeth Lawson’s 20 second gap ahead of Amy Turner.

Eight people called ‘Dave’ took part in the series - a new record.

Ian MacDougall was the solo timekeeper and starter for each of the Rising Sun races.

At least four people got lost on the way round.

Summer Grand Prix

Article Date
Stats and stuff from the Summer GP 03 Sep 2008
Taking the Mickey x 2 !! 03 Sep 2008
Summer Grand Prix: Race 6 20 Aug 2008
Debut Girl Triumphs! 15 Jul 2008
Skeldon streaks ahead ! 04 Jun 2008
Gordon Smith Relay Results 08 May 2008
New Girl wins at a canter! 30 Apr 2008
Summer Grand Prix 2 20 Apr 2008
A Bonus for the Treasurer !! 09 Apr 2008
Summer Grand Prix 07 25 May 2007

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