Blyth Running Club

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Club Handicap

Handicap 2016

Blyth Running Club will be holding their annual handicap race on Sunday 8th May at 10 am on the usual 6.5-mile course from Blyth beach car park, south along the dunes path towards Seaton Sluice, up Collywell Bay Road, past the Delaval Arms pub, then back along the cliff tops and back to Blyth.  

If you wish to take part, (you must be a paid up member of Blyth Running Club and be 15 or over on the day), then please let Ralph or Kevin Freeman know asap so that handicaps can be calculated.

 Handicap History

Organised by Ron Hope from 1988 up until 1999, Andy Brown from 2000 to 2002, and from 2003 Dave Kitching and more recently Kevin Freeman, the Club Handicap is now 6.5 miles long.  The course starts at the Links car park, South Beach, Blyth, follows the Dunes path to Seaton Sluice, goes up Collywell Bay Road, past the Delaval Arms pub and then back to the starting point by way of the cliff tops, Collywell Bay road again and finally the Links road.  Prior to 1993 the race was held on a Wednesday evening over 10.7 miles or so, and on a route around the Keel Row, Seaton Delaval Hall, etc., but the route was changed in 1993 partly due to traffic considerations. From 1993 to 2002 the route was virtually the same as the current course except that from the Delaval Arms the route went via Feather’s caravan site, and past St. Mary’s Island before returning by way of the cliff tops, making a total of 8 miles.


Winners




Fastest


Year

Name

Time

Year

Name

Time


 (10.7 mile course)  


1989

Jacqui Clark

1:49:37


1989

Andy Brown

1:00:55

1990

Carol Scholler

1:20:29

1990

Tony Horsley

58:53

1991

Steve Marshall

1:12:12

1991

Dave Morris

59:35

1992

Brian Dudding

1:13:53

1992

Steve Gair

1:00:28


  (New 8 mile course in 1993)  


1993

Jim Lewis

53:42


1993

Andy Brown

42:39

1994

Susan Russell

1:01:52

1994

Dave McKenzie

43:55

1995

Keith Robson

N/k

1995

Rob Hall

N/k

1996

Christine Willshire

1:09:00

1996

Andy Brown

44:03

1997

Anne Best **

57:46

1997

Dave McKenzie

44:20

1998

Steve Walker

52:19

1998

Andy Brown

43:59

1999

Kevin Westwood

56:12

1999

Andy Brown

43:30

2000

Keith Robson

57:52

2000

Rob Hall

47:10

2001

Sharon Percy

59:29

2001

Andy Brown

45:38

2002

David Roe

59:00

2002

Andy Brown

46:55


 (New 6.5 mile course in 2003)  


2003

Pauline Cunningham

49:43


2003

Robbie Barkley

36:52

2004

Dickie Cole

50:26

2004

Robbie Barkley

36:16

2005

Helen Morris

43:20

2005

Martin Gaughan

37:46

2006

Dave Cox

44:26

2006

Paul whalley

38:15

2007

Julie Lemin

53:39

2007

Andrew Henderson

36:21

2008

Kirstie Johnson

50:01

2008

Paul Whalley

36:29

2009

Heather Barrass

59:09

2009

Paul Whalley

37:20

2010

Andrea Scott

59:17


2010

Robbie Barkley

37:07

2011

Julie Lemin

49:45


2011

Andrew Henderson

37:07

2012

Jon French

46:05


2012

Robbie Barkley

39:37

2013

Louise Douglas

56:58


2013

Jake Jansen

39:56

2014

Sonia Miller

54:49


2014

Bradley Clough

37:06

2015

Jane Cassells

1:02:27


2015

Sam Dodd

37:41

2016




2016



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2001 – Ryan Robinson was first runner home, but was ineligible for the Senior prize

2004 – Course was changed due to road works, still 6.5 mile but not valid for record purposes


Race records ( 8 mile course (1993-2002))


Men





Ladies



Cat

Name

Time

Year

Cat

Name

Time

Year

Senior

Andy Brown

42:39

1993

Senior

Sheila Greener

53:04

1995

O/40

Rob Hall

45:06

1993

O/35

Cath Coultate*

56:01

1995

O/45

Rob Hall

43:38

1995

O/40

Anne Best**

56:16

1997

O/50

Rob Hall

49:11

2002

O/45

Sheila Greener

53:04

1995

O/55

Brian Dudding

53:07

1994

O/50

Sheila Greener

60:59

2002

O/65

Denis Moss

57:22

1994

O/65

Katie Seccombe

72:45

1994

*Now Cath Young    **Now Anne Potts


Race records ( 6.5 mile course (2003-present))



Men





Ladies



Cat

Name

Time

Year

Cat

Name

Time

Year

Senior

Andrew Henderson

36:21

2007

Senior

Leanne Herron

43:55

2013

O/40

Adam Robinson

40:33

2010

O/35

Julie Clark

43:32

2011

O/45

Martin Gaughan

37:46

2005

O/40

Helen Morris

43:20

2005

O/50

Ian Richardson

40:14

2003

O/45

Cath Young

45:03

2003

O/55

Rob Hall

41:37

2006

O/50

Cath Young

45:53

2008

O/60

Terry McCabe

43:58

2010

O/55

Tricia Goodwin

58:26

2006

O/65

N/A



O/60

Gloria McCabe

1:01:21

2006