Well done to everybody who competed in the third edition of the Sphinx Virtual Handicap. A number of injuries left the field a little fewer than in prior months, but a good turnout nonetheless with 42 runners crossing the finish line. Our July winner was Michael Gough, beating his predicted time by a comfortable two minutes and twelve seconds. Following Michael and in second place was Jo Channer, knocking over FIVE minutes off her June result.
7 Sphinx completed the 5 mile senior race and 2 youngsters completed the 2km fun run. Results: http://centurionrc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/040218-5M.pdf Pos Name Time 35 Kevin Dick 34:48 41 Barry Allen 35:28 48 Anthony O’Brien 36:27 56 Mitch Timms 37:36 91 Karen Timothy 41:31 101 Rachel Allen 43:24 113 Victoria O’Brien 45:45 http://centurionrc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/040218-2K.pdf Pos Name Time 9 Atlanta O’Brien 10:25 10 Alexander O’Brien 10:34
Karen Timothy and the O’Briens completed this five-mile, two-lap course. Alexander O’Brien completed the 2km fun run. Results: http://www.centurionrc.org.uk/grandprix/070118-5M.pdf http://www.centurionrc.org.uk/grandprix/070118-2K.pdf Pos Name Time 32 Anthony O’Brien 36:47 67 Karen Timothy 42:04 80 Victoria O’Brien 44:35 Pos Name Time 11 Alexander O’Brien 10:38
Thanks to Dave McLean for the following report, and congratulations on finishing first in your category! Completed the Little Aston 5 today. It was the 24th running of this event organised by Royal Sutton Coldfield AC. I finished 13th in 33 minutes exactly (having predicted 33 minutes on my entry form!). Photo: Results: https://rscac.co.uk/2017/09/03/little-aston-5-provisional-results/ POS M/F SURNAME FIRST NAME AGE CAT TIME CAT. PLACE 13 Male McLean
Mitch and Jackie Timms and Tom Marchi completed the 5th race in the 8-race series. All three placed in the top 10 in their category, with Tom 2nd in his.
The next race in the EMGP series is The Harborough 5 on Tuesday, 13 June.
34 Sphinx runners took part in the third race in the Warwickshire Road Race League. It was also Sphinx’s designated 5-mile handicap race, as Jackie Stuart describes:
New members may not be aware of our one-off handicap races. The 5 mile run at the Ryton 5, the 10 mile run at the Rugby 10 and the half-marathon run at Kenilworth. The handicapper predicts times for all members and whoever beats the predicted time by the most is the winner.
Only 6 runners managed to beat the time set by the handicapper, and it was very close. Pete Fahy beat the handicapper by the most – 42 seconds with Collette O’Keefe in 2nd position – 41 seconds. It was an extremely hot evening and this may have affected many runners’ times, it certainly affected mine!!
8 Sphinx runners made the trip over to Corby to complete the Corby 5, which is part of the East Midlands Grand Prix series. Well done to Tom and Kev for finishing 2nd and 4th in their categories.
The next race in the series is the the Banbury 5 on Tuesday 6 June.