Results for Birdingbury handicap, 18-Jul-2013

In complete contrast to June’s race, the Birdingbury handicap was run in temperatures of 30 degrees which had more effect on some of the runners as can be seen from the finishing times. Even so 43 runners, including 1 guest, lined up to take part over one of the toughest courses in the series, with 17 experiencing the ups and downs of this demanding route for the first time. The heat and oppressive conditions didn’t prevent new PB’s being set by Dave Kelly, Adam Barnes, Kyza Derby, Wayne Broadbent, Sue Gough, Bryan Pears, Jane Edwards and Karen Timothy.

The race saw a welcome return to the handicap series for Garry Barnes who took part for the first time since 2010 and Anne Cartwright who hasn’t taken part in a handicap race for 5 years. The long break didn’t make any difference to Anne as she crossed the line 15 seconds ahead to win the race in 50:46, over 4 minutes quicker than her predicted time. 2nd to finish was new member, Rob Wheatley who completed the course in 34:01 with Dave Kelly in third place in 40:13.

The fastest time on the evening was from Kyza Derby in 31:39 followed by Andy Wilkinson and Quentin Henry in 31:48 and 31:57 respectively. There was also the very rare occurrence of a tie for nearest to estimated time with Will Robertson and Paul Slatford predicting their finishing times exactly.

The next race is at Corley and is the last of the Thursday evening races on August 15th starting at 7:00pm.

Name Actual H'cap Est’d
1 Anne Cartwright 50:46 52:00 55:00
2 Rob Wheatley 34:01 35:00 35:00
3 Dave Kelly 40:13 41:00 41:30
4 Chris Abbey 42:21 42:30 44:00 (G)
5 Garry Barnes 37:38 37:30 39:00
6 Phil Wilson 37:47 37:30 38:00
7 Quentin Henry 31:57 31:30 32:00
8 Adam Barnes 34:14 33:30 33:30
9 Andy Wilkinson 31:48 31:00 32:00
10 Kevin Naughton 35:24 34:30 35:30
11 Will Robertson 45:00 44:00 45:00
12 Pete Fahy 33:32 32:30 33:00
13 Steve Osmond 42:07 41:00 44:00
14 Kyza Derby 31:39 30:30 29:51
15 Jackie Timms 41:18 40:00 40:00
16 Mark Moran 45:25 44:00 46:00
17 Paul Slatford 33:00 31:30 33:00
18 Hamilton Ngan 39:02 37:30 42:00
19 Wayne Broadbent 35:08 33:30 33:00
20 Fintan McSharry 42:43 41:00 46:00
21 Christine Thomas 47:45 46:00 45:10
22 Luke Makins 36:47 35:00 34:58
23 Sue Gough 40:29 38:30 41:35
24 Colin Piper 36:02 34:00 35:15
25 Mick Pelling 47:32 45:30 46:30
26 Collin Taylor 36:49 34:30 37:00
27 Steve Court 38:32 36:00 38:25
28 Mitch Timms 38:06 35:30 35:37
29 Bryan Pears 37:09 34:30 33:50
30 Jane Edwards 40:16 37:30 39:00
31 Lizzie Fort 40:02 37:00 39:00
32 Charlotte Kertrestrel 42:52 39:30 41:40
33 Richard Home 47:37 44:00 44:00
34 Maggie Morgan 55:53 52:00 56:11
35 Karen Timothy 45:16 41:00 44:00
36 Andy McIntosh 39:39 35:00 35:25
37 Caroline O’Brien 49:14 44:30 44:00
38 Helen King 55:41 50:00 55:00
39 Amy Frank 51:24 45:30 48:10
40 Bernard Blundell 42:37 36:30 38:00
41 Fiona Quinn 50:07 43:30 44:00
42 Ian Wilkinson 36:41 30:00 31:00
43 Garry Capell DNF 46:00 48:19

Sorted by actual running time:

31:39 Kyza Derby
31:48 Andy Wilkinson
31:57 Quentin Henry
33:00 Paul Slatford
33:32 Pete Fahy
34:01 Rob Wheatley
34:14 Adam Barnes
35:08 Wayne Broadbent
35:24 Kevin Naughton
36:02 Colin Piper
36:41 Ian Wilkinson
36:47 Luke Makins
36:49 Collin Taylor
37:09 Bryan Pears
37:38 Garry Barnes
37:47 Phil Wilson
38:06 Mitch Timms
38:32 Steve Court
39:02 Hamilton Ngan
39:39 Andy McIntosh
40:02 Lizzie Fort
40:13 Dave Kelly
40:16 Jane Edwards
40:29 Sue Gough
41:18 Jackie Timms
42:07 Steve Osmond
42:21 Chris Abbey
42:37 Bernard Blundell
42:43 Fintan McSharry
42:52 Charlotte Kertrestrel
45:00 Will Robertson
45:16 Karen Timothy
45:25 Mark Moran
47:32 Mick Pelling
47:37 Richard Home
47:45 Christine Thomas
49:14 Caroline O’Brien
50:07 Fiona Quinn
50:46 Anne Cartwright
51:24 Amy Frank
55:41 Helen King
55:53 Maggie Morgan

Results and narrative kindly supplied by Richard Bagley

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