Gladstone 9 results

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Results – Gladstone 9 2013

Gladstone 9 Race Report 11/08/13

Mixed weather conditions, but good visibility prevailed for this year’s Gladstone 9 race, which had 59 finishers (& Ellie’s Diabetic Assistance Dog, Elsi) all of whom seemed to have enjoyed the route, the views & the post-race flapjacks -including Elsi who raided supplies when she thought no-one was watching!

Five Eryri men finished in the top ten, with Matt Fortes winning in a new record time of 1.15.17, Ambleside’s Hugh O’Donnell second in 1.17.39 & Chris Near third/first local/first M40 in 1.17.56. Buckley’s Simon Edwards was fourth/second MV40, John Parkinson fifth /third MV40 withEryri’s Chairman Craig Jones finishing sixth in 1.19.25. Pete Gardner was first M50, Wilmslow’s Tony Hulme first M60, & Eryri’s Emyr Davies first M70.

There were also four Eryri ladies in the top six female positions, but Shropshire Shufflers’ Val Swingler finished first/first O40/ninth overall in a time of 1.28.59, 6 seconds faster than last year.  Andrea Rowlands was second – we’ll forgive her for being a few minutes outside her record, which still stands, since she gave birth to her first baby only 6 weeks ago!  Becky Law was third, Altricham’s Anne-Marie Jones fourth/first F60 in a splendid time of 1.40.58, Wilmslow’s Jane Saunders fifth/second F40, Megan Hughes sixth & Ellie Salisbury first F50.

Our sincere thanks go to Team Dolly, who provided invaluable radio communication between checkpoints, and all the many marshals and helpers, without whom we would not have been able to safely organise the race.  We were particularly pleased that James McQueen felt fit enough to marshal at probably the most remote part of the course – we decided to make the most of him while we could – no doubt he’ll be back racing next year! We also appreciate the fact that Al Tye of www.fellrunningpictures.co.uk & Pete Douglas provide their invaluable photographic services every year.

We were very grateful for the generous sponsorship fromFletcher & Poole Estate Agents, & support from BernardsGallery Craig y Don, enabling us to present framed photos of local mountain views as prizes for the winning male & female, & to Tony Hulme at Running Bear, who, as always,provided us with a good deal on kit for the remaining prizes.We also owe a huge vote of thanks to the staff of theGladstone pub for their hospitality & cooperation, & for providing a meal voucher for the first local’s prize.

 

We are pleased to be able to report that Diabetes UK & the RSPCA will benefit from our profit.

 

Ellie Salisbury, Alex Fletcher & Maggie Oliver

 

 

 

4 Responses to "Gladstone 9 results"

  1. Dylan Posted on 08/13/2013 at 8:43 pm

    Good run by Matt, however I do have a quiry adout the record.in 2005 I won the same race in 1, 14.48, granted the race wasn’t called the Gladstone 9 back then, but i’m pretty certain its run over the same course.can anyone clarify tthis?

  2. Ellie Posted on 08/13/2013 at 11:12 pm

    Hi Dylan,
    I was reliably informed in 2011 (my first year as the race organiser) that Llyr Pierce’s time of 1.15.24 was a new record. I will ask the previous organiser of the race to look again at his race reports/results, & to chip in here.
    Cheers, Ellie

  3. Dylan Posted on 08/15/2013 at 7:31 am

    Cheers Elli, I did question Llyrs time and also Rich Roberts, who I beleve held it prior.but i wasnt a 100% sure as i hadnt ran the race in quite a few years and therefore not sure if it was the same course, but i ran it in 2011 and was convinced that it was the same route.I think it was Dewi Sinclairs race in 2005 and im sure it was James Mcqueen who came 2nd

    • Geoff Clegg Posted on 10/17/2013 at 5:26 pm

      LEG END 9 RACE 2005 – RESULTS

      Legend results 2005:
      Safle/ Rhif/ Amser/ Enw/ Clwb/ Male: Female:
      Position No. Time Name Club U/40 O/40 O/50 O/60 O/70 U/40 O/40 O/50 O/60
      1 61 1.14.47 Dylan Jones Eryri 1
      2 64 1.18.54 James McQueen Eryri 2
      3 80 1.19.17 Gary Williams Menai 3
      4 76 1.22.08 Trefor Jones Eryri 1
      5 62 1.22.16 Dewi Williams Eryri 4
      6 57 1.22.50 Dylan Owen Eryri 2
      7 47 1.23.25 Graham McAra Cheshire 1
      8 59 1.33.14 Malcolm Jones Eryri 2
      9 55 1.33.53 Fred Roberts Pensby 3
      10 78 1.34.02 Jim Bennell Eryri 4
      11 69 1.35.17 Clive Hartfall WFRA 5
      12 68 1.36.21 Thomas Prytherch NW Police 5
      13 63 1.37.31 John Mainwaring Eryri 6
      14 58 1.38.14 John Linley WFRA 7
      15 83 1.38.17 Clifford Evans Aberystwyth 3
      16 66 1.38.23 Ed Reid Abergele 4
      17 77 1.41.45 Charles Enston u/a 6
      18 70 1.42.59 Dewi Sinclair WFRA 1
      19 71 1.43.07 Richard Borne u/a 7
      20 65 1.43.17 Celia Mills Calder Valley 1
      21 51 1.45.19 Andrew Roberts Abergele 5
      22 84 1.45.26 Sally Walker Prestatyn 1
      23 56 1.46.18 Dilwyn Rowlands Eryri 8
      24 74 1.47.12 Peter Herbert u/a 9
      25 82 1.48.00 Jenny Wells NWRR 2
      26 49 1.52.13 Mike Blake Eryri 8
      27 72 1.52.14 Andrea Roberts u/a 3
      28 60 1.56.28 John Carson Eryri 1
      29 75 1.56.44 John Keyworth Pensby 6
      30 53 1.59.00 Judith Jones Abergele 2
      31 50 1.59.08 Hilary Jaques Abergele 1
      32 52 1.59.25 John Humprhies Abergele 7
      33 54 2.00.00 Stephen Tilby Pensby 8
      34 81 2.00.20 Mark Wycherley Pensby 10
      35 46 2.00.21 Victor Gretton Henfield 2
      36 79 2.01.03 Sheila Bennell Eryri 2
      37 67 2.17.11 Peter Eardley NWRR 9
      38 48 2.18.00 Sid Bailey Deestriders 9
      39 73 RTD Eleri Bacon Abergele R

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