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Winter Series

Past Results          Rules          Past Winners          Course Records

2016/2017

The dates for the 2016/17 Winter Series are shown below.  

Click for a provisional LIST OF RUNNERS and TEAMS

1.   Wed 23rd November 2016    Results       

2.   Wed 21st December 2016    Results   

3.   Wed 18th January 2017      Results       

4.   Wed 15th February 2017     Results       

5.   Wed 15th March 2017     Results     Full Results

All races start 7:15 prompt in Blyth Riverside Business Park

PLEASE NOTE  - FORMAT IS 5 RACES WITH BEST 4 TO COUNT

Historically the Winter Series has been a series of seven 2.5 mile handicap races for members of Blyth Running Club only, and is the winter version of the Summer Cup.  The main event is for individuals, with the overall winner being decided on their best 5 results.  (In recent years this has changed to a 5 race series with the best 4 results counting.)  There is also a team event in order to provide a bit more competition.  The course starts and finishes in Blyth Riverside Business Park and follows an out and back route through the business park.  The handicapping system allows all ages from the Club to compete and so seniors and juniors can both take part, with everyone having an equal chance of victory.  Competition is fierce as everyone strives to be first back in order to obtain a coveted ‘Yellow Ganzie’, which is awarded to the winner of each race.
The races are held on Wednesday evenings through November to March.

The first Winter Series was held over the winter of 1992/93, although on-line records only go as far back as 1995/96.  Up until 2007 the course measured just under 2.5 miles but was lengthened to exactly 2.5 mile for the 2007/08 series.

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Past Results          Rules          Past Winners          Course Records

Rules

1) The Winter Series consists of a series of 5 races.

2) All races start 7:15 prompt on Cowley Road, Blyth Riverside Business Park.

3) The series is open to paid-up club members only.

4) Individuals best race positions from four races will count.

5) Points will be awarded thus:- winner 1pt; second 2pts; third 3pts etc.

Any individual not running in a race will be given 100 points.

6) The overall winner will be the athlete with the least points from 4 races.

7) Each race winner, plus the overall winner, second and third place in the series will receive an award.

8) Teams to consist of a maximum of 6 runners, the first 4 finishers in each race to count.

9) All team members of the winning team will receive an award.

10) Anyone accompanying a runner must run behind the runner and not hinder others.

11) The use of earphones of any description is strongly discouraged by Blyth Running Club. Runners who use them during club events do so at their own risk.

12) The minimum age for participation in this year’s Winter Series is 14 years old on race day.  However, underage runners will be admitted at the discretion of the organisers and with parental approval. The organisers decision in this is final.

13) Organisers need at least 3 days notice of new entrants to allocate a race number and start time.

13) Runners are advised to wear items of reflective clothing for all winter series races.

14) Anyone who wishes to run on the night without a race number can do so. However they will not be eligible for any prizes on the night and will not score any points.

15) Anyone running without a number will be classified as a “Guest”, and their result will not count.

Please be aware of new rules 13 and 15.

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Course Records

New Course (2.5 Mile; from 2007/08)

Male: Paul Whalley 12:52 2009/10 Race 2

Male vet: Paul Whalley 13:59 2016/17 Race 4

Female: Charlie Hedley 15:07 2012/13 Race 6

Female vet: Judith Nutt 15:20 2012/13 Race 4

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For final tables and team results click on the year below.


 For full results (Microsoft excel format) click below).

1995/96

1996/97

1997/98



1996/97


1998/99

1999/2000

2000/01





2001/02

2002/03

2003/04



2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07


2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10


2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13


2010/11

2011/12

2012/13





2013/14

2014/15

2015/16





2016/17



Season

1st

2nd

3rd

2016/17

Josh Fiddaman / Ellis Hetherington

—-

Lesley Falkous

2015/16

Joanne Stobbart

David McGarry

Andrew Grieves

2014/15

Ron Ingram

Richard Shillinglaw

Sam Dodd

2013/14

Phillippa Edwards

Suzanne Beal

Kevin freeman

2012/13

James Young

Adam Robinson

Joseph Dungworth / Ian Baxter

2011/12

Margaret Povey

Julie Lemin

Phillippa Baxter

2010/11

Charlie Hedley

Calum Storey

Dave Roberts / Lois Kankowski

2009/10

Steph Ramsey / Heather Barrass

—-

Graeme Hare

2008/09

Jacob Hall

Julie Lemin

Alison Lowes / Leanne Herron / Sarah Herron

2007/08

Jocelyn Smith

Kirstie Johnson

Dave Bradley

2006/07

Stacey Robinson

Barry Metcalfe

Shaun Dodd

2005/06

Tristan Kent

George Young / Iain Singer

Christine Willshire

2004/05

Adam Smith

Keith Willshire

Cath Young

2003/04

Barry Metcalfe

Stephen Nendick

Robbie Barkley

2002/03

John Mallon / Michael Brown

John Curry

Ian Cansfield

2001/02

Angie Brown

Ian Cansfield

Pauline Cunningham / Michael Stott

2000/01

Michael Brown

John Bryan

Keith Willshire

1999/2000

Ron Ingram

John Miller

Pauline Cunningham

1998/99

George Young

Ralph Dickinson

Andy Brown

1997/98

Robbie Barkley

George Young

Jonathan Dickinson

1996/97




1995/96

Jocelyn Smith

Colin Priest

Paul Smith