LEEDS ABBEY DASH 2015
Well done to all those who ran in the Leeds Abbey Dash at the weekend. The race was ran in testing conditions with several people falling, but for the brave souls that drove up the M62 in the morning, they would have been certainly expecting the weather to be a lot worse.
12,000 runners lined up at the start and the race attracted a high calibre of athletes from around the country with the first five finishers running sub 30 minutes. The ladies team of Emma Finney, Helen Armitage and Anne Chinoy finished in 8th place, continuing the recent run of excellent results from the ladies section. The men’s team of Gavin Hill, Matt Barnes and Daniel Kashi finished in a respectable 17th place, given the standard of runners taking part.
Gavin Hill 30.58 Finished in 34th position
Matt Barnes 32.41 Seasons best time
Daniel Kashi 33.31 Close to last year’s P.B at Abbey dash
Andrew Carlin 35.49 Just outside P.B of 35.20 set at this year’s Trafford 10k
Peter O’Neill 36.32 This was Peter’s second Abbey Dash. He was reasonably pleased with his time given the conditions on the day. His P.B remains at 36.09, but he hopes to beat this soon and go under 36 minutes
Aidan Raftery 39.29 4th placed V55. This was way below Aidan’s P.B earlier in the year of 38.34, and also below last year’s time of 39.03 in this race. This may be due to missing a chunk of training in August/September
Craig Bradbury 39.39 Very happy with a P.B taking 54 seconds off his Salford 10k time earlier in the year
Alistair Kell 39.49 Having run a P.B of 38.34 the previous weekend, and a busy week in between, another good run was unlikely. Time not disappointing, but had hoped to be quicker.
Emma Finney 40.12 Seasons best time. Only 10 seconds off P.B at last year’s Trafford 10K
Helen Armitage 40.37 In a rich vein of form. Season’s best time, and fastest time at this course. 8th placed V40
Anne Chinoy 40.58 10th placed V40. Anne was relieved to find the conditions not as bad as the forecast but found the course busy and the lack of finish sign meant that the race came to a rather abrupt stop. Her time was 11 seconds slower than her P.B at Salford in September, but considering recent back issues, it was as good as she could have hoped for. She’s now looking forward to the Trafford 10k in March
John Morris 42.26 New P.B, beating previous best set at this year’s We Love Manchester 10k
Gareth Webb 42.39 Some way off P.B of 40.45. Struggled all week with illness, so ran as a tempo run.
Jenny Clink 44.28 In the form of her life after having a baby 5 months ago! Took over 2 minutes off her P.B from the Leeds Abbey Dash back in 2012
Michael Wymer 45.17 Seasons best time. Good race on the back of running 2 marathons last month!
Martin Smedley 45.53 Just short of his P.B of 45.20 set at this year’s Salford 10k
Tracey Taylor 48.23 Very Happy to run a P.B, taking off over 5 minutes from this year’s Manchester 10k!
Belinda Hammond 49.31 1st 10k of the season. Has a P.B of 45.45 back in the 2012 Salford 10K
Geoff Beattie 50.24 Already his 11th 10k race of the year so far.
Posted 19/11/2015 13:17