Apr 152012
Race Number First Name Surname Gun Time Overall Position Chip Time Chip Position
1427 Matthew Kingston 01:34:25 83 01:33:49 78
1480 Duncan Scott 01:36:12 108 01:35:37 102
1017 Colin Dilks 01:45:46 283 01:45:11 281

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 April 15, 2012  Posted by at 5:35 pm Results Comments Off on Coniston 14
Feb 122012

Ongoing work at the ‘grassy knoll’ obliged marshal Paul to act as if on ‘point duty’ for the halfway position of the Winter Handicap, although this did not stop one runner trying to circumnavigate the fenced off area – well, it was a Claremont event after all!

Despite the low temperature, the still conditions offset any excessive chilling, and the 42 runners set off in good heart.

Saiful Sazalli underlined his continuing improvement to carry off the Cup with a decisive win.  Saiful was followed in by Elizabeth Stoddart, Alan Hansell & Paul Hughes, again all recording good times against the handicapper’s prediction.

However, Dave Manners once again demonstrated his expertise in the dark arts of handicapping by bringing home most of the field in a spread of only a little over two minutes.

Luke Bryant recorded an excellent time of 23:07, well clear of the rest of the field, headed by Jeremy Smith (24:11) and guest Paul Wilkinson (24:19).

Megan Murdoch (27:11) came in as the fastest lady, followed by Sarah Bowen (27:57), and then, in quick succession, Heather Steel (28:26) and Nina Jensen (28:30).

Ken McCormick became the new holder of the Shield for the best Aggregate Points Score (last 4 handicaps), demonstrating that with persistence and consistent effort, it is possible for any club member to climb to the top of the chart.  Gordon Macfadyen (2nd) and Dean O’Brien & Mark Horner (joint 3rd) are now just behind Kenny, posing the prospect of an intriguing tussle for next round of the competition on the Town Moor in three months time.

Once again the Café de Vie was full to bursting, with Kim and his staff providing a very welcome warm meal for the hungry runners.

A big thank you is due to all the volunteer officials & marshals who once again enabled the event to progress without any major hiccups.  It is very gratifying to see club members who are temporarily sidelined from running being prepared to help out.

Thanks also to Dave Manners for taking the photos.



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 February 12, 2012  Posted by at 6:38 pm Club Handicap, Race Reports, Results Comments Off on Claremont Winter Club Handicap (30th January 2012)
Jan 292012

Congratulations to Sumanth Nayak for completing the Dubai Marathon:
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“Greetings from sunny Dubai,

I’ve just done the Dubai Marathon. Here’s a photo of me (in club vest of course) in front of the world’s tallest building.

 January 29, 2012  Posted by at 5:04 pm Race Reports, Results Comments Off on Dubai Marathon
Jan 292012

31 00:34:31 Claremont RC ‘A’ SM

Chris Gillis SM 00:10:45 32 Dave Beaney VM50 00:12:32 33 Duncan Scott VM35 00:11:14

48 00:44:40 Claremont RR ‘A’ VM5

Bill Milbourne VM60 00:14:02 50 Dave Kear VM60 00:15:06 50 Ken McCormick VM55 00:15:32

 January 29, 2012  Posted by at 4:31 pm Results Comments Off on Durham City Harriers Cathedral Relays
Jan 222012

A surprisingly mild evening, with a steady breeze, greeted a good turnout of runners for the Club Autumn Handicap on the Quayside.

Catherine Young headed to field home for a fine win to pick up the Cup; Alan Hansell finished strongly as a clear 2nd, with Randy Ballesteros claiming a well-deserved 3rd place on the night.

Tom Tinsley added a 19th place to his excellent series over the previous 3 races to gain the Shield for the best Aggregate Points Score (last 4 handicaps).  Tom will have to work hard to retain the Shield at the next handicap, with Paul Robinson (2nd), Gordon Macfadyen (3rd=) & Sarah Bowen (3rd=) in close attendance.

The fastest run of the evening was recorded by Brendan McMillan (21:48), with Chris Gillis (23:31) & Matthew Kingston (24:42) also producing excellent times.

Vanessa Butler was the fastest lady (26:57), just two second ahead of Megan Murdoch’s (26:59) finishing time.

A hearty thank you to all the volunteer officials & marshals who once again enabled the event to progress smoothly – an enjoyable evening was concluded with refreshments, a presentation and post-race discussions at the Café de Vie.



 January 22, 2012  Posted by at 5:34 pm Race Reports Comments Off on Claremont Autumn Club Handicap (31st October 2011)