WILMSLOW HALF MARATHON 2014
Fechin Mc Cormick
Conditions for this year’s Britain’s top half-marathon were generally described as good especially compared to last year’s freezing cold wind. As ever, club runners much appreciated the applause along the route. Here’s the high-up and low-down of the club 48 participants. Thanks to those who greatly helped by sending in their information.
Antony Ford 6th 1:08.16: Two minutes down on October’s Gt. Scottish Run. Won in 2012 with 64: 54.
Gaz Raven 7th 1:08.43: Won Wilmslow in 2008 and has finished 2nd, 3rd (twice), 4th and 5th with a best of 64.28. Faster than last year’s 1:10.53
Callum Rowlinson 20th 1:13.21: Another super PB, 17 seconds faster than last year’s Wilmslow debut and first U23.
Andy Mooney 56th 1:18.37: Another PB and a 40 second improvement on last year.
Peter Crawford 58th 1:18.48: A 2 ½ minute improvement on last year. Has done 2 x 1:16’s in the past. Preparing for Manchester marathon.
Steven Townley 64th 1:19:39: Recorded his PB of 1:17.57 at last October’s Congleton Half.
George Kirk 96th 1:21.33: Our long time shorter distance specialist makes his HM debut.
Richard Brown 98th 1:21.40:
Carl Barber 106th 1:22 12: Almost 3 minutes down on PB of 79.23 in January’s Helsby HM and last year’s Wilmslow of 79:59
Chris Donnelly 1:22.18: Got stuck in traffic, got to the start a couple of minutes after the actual start and just treated it as a training run in preparation for London.
Lee Kaufman 1:23.30: Did Trimpell ‘20’ the previous week so an understandable 70 seconds down on last year.
Simon Jackson 1:23.27: Missed his Blackpool 2010 PB by 3 mins but a similar time to last year and also 1:22 in 2012 A good workout before his 5th Windermere Marathon in May.
Olivier Gaillemin 1:23.36: Not far off last year’s PB of 1:20:04 so a good result considering he’s been massively hindered by Achilles tendonitis since November. This was his 10th Wilmslow and a warm up to a 50miler in the city of his birth - Paris - this Saturday with his brother.
Andy Yates 1:24.31: Andy’s 8th ‘Wilmslow’ since 2004 with a best of 77.52 in 2009.
Hayley Ashby 1:25.15: Running her 4th Wilmslow, she clocked a PB by 2 seconds from last year. Pleased to have bettered last year even though by a few seconds. Got into the top 10 women so was pleased with that too!
Ian Jones 1:25.16: A PB from his last Wilmslow in 2009. Was helped in the latter half by Hayley Cavill despite thinking "this bionic woman is going to kill me"!
Mike Ashby 1:27.50: Was ten minutes off his PB (1:17.53 from Lancaster 2008) as a result injury problems but he’s also on the way back. Was his 6th or7th HM
Mike Wharton 1:28.43: Just short of improving his Capenhurst HM of 88.13 set in October.
Chris Heys 1:29.15: As a result of hamstring tendinopathy since 2008, a long way of his hey-day of 1:14.03 in Wilmslow 2007. Increasingly on his way back, he was disappointed to miss his 1:25 target and was on schedule for it up to 8 miles running with Ian Jones & Hayley Ashby.
Robert Heggs 1:29.15: Chopped 8 minutes off his PB and celebrated with a few pints in Manchester afterwards.
Helen Armitage 1:29.48: Fitter than ever, her hard work is paying off to dip under 1:30 for the first time. She also unexpectedly won 2nd L35 prize of £75
Gary Lyons 1:30.30:
Nicholas Webb 1:33:32: A ‘really pleased’ PB by almost five minutes with the previous best in Wilmslow last year. This was his 3rd consecutive Wilmslow and only his 2nd race in a Sale vest.
Steven Gavin 1:36.12: Steven’s 4th ‘Wilmslow’, all of them PS’s....except this olne!
Sian Rowley 1:35.12: An unexpected PB. Set off conservatively as a result of lack of longer training sessions and then pushed hard. It’s her fastest time since Wilmslow 2010.
Nick Scholes 1:35.31: A PB by over 4mins which was set at Wilmslow last year. Very pleased that training is paying off in preparation for his first marathon in Manchester in 2 weeks.
Daniel Boulton 1:37.24: A bit down on his PB of 87:51 in last November’s Capenhurst HM.
Catherine Jones 1:40.33: A fantastic PB and further recorded 10k and 10 mile PB en route. Really pleased and well set for a PB Manchester marathon.
Michael Wymer 1:39.33: A PB and an improvement of 30 seconds on last year. Now hoping for a good Manchester marathon.
Katherine Barker 1:40.59: An impressive debut...with much more to come.
Peter Shipley 1:42.31: To quote, “One to forget! Injury and illness to blame! My time is over 15 minutes slower than my PB of 1.27.06 on the same course last year. Back to the drawing board!”
Lynda Rowlinson 1:43.38: A classy run but would she have come even closer to her Wilmslow 2011 PB of 1:40.59 had she not run 1:43.05 in the Anglesey HM two weeks earlier.
Sarah Waldron 1:44.21: Debut Wilmslow! Pleased with time and also recorded a 10km PB en route (48:11)
Tim Rainey 1:44.21: A man of chivalry! He ran to support Sarah across the line.
Lynne Yates 1:45.26: Almost 5 minutes down on last September’s PB of 1:40.30 in the Robin Hood HM.
Jackie Cordingley 1:46.11: Decided to run only a few days previously. Struggled over the final few miles but still 2 minutes faster than last year.
Frank Cordingley 1:46.22: Very happy to achieve his goal after a period of injury and illness. This was his 16th ‘Wilmslow’ with times ranging from a PB 1:11.01 in 1993 down to last year’s 1:48.14 after a broken shoulder.
Mark Anderson 1:45.37:
Stefan Schumacher 1:49.19: Far away from any PB particularly due to recent injuries and a fall in his garden but happy to dip under 1; 50. His friend Reinhard had also been struggling with injury but was pleased with 1:47
Jennifer Yates 1:47.17: Just her 2nd HM. Was hoping to beat Mum but still an excellent run.
Shaun Mc Gee 1:49.49: An impressive debut considering recent limited training.
Ray O’Neill 1:50.09: Very pleased to finish his debut HM without ‘pulling anything’
Caroline Kinghorn 1:50.12: 5th running in F45+ category (2 weeks off turning 50). Recorded a fabulous PB. Previous PB was 1:51:58 achieved at Wilmslow 2 years ago. Was gutted that she couldn’t knock off another 13 seconds to get below 1:50. Also got her best ever 10K time of 50.23. She then ran home a further 5 miles as her last long run before the Manchester Marathon which she’ll be running on her 50th birthday.
Gary Chadwick 1:53.48
Kate Gavin 2:03.39
Jenny Miles 2:13.07:
Rosa Elliott 2:17.01: A few minutes down on her 2:09.29 in last year’s debut
Michael Maloney 2:25.42
Sabina Nealon 2:32.07
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Posted 23/03/2014 08:15