2015 Club Championship
Another flurry of club championship activity saw races 5 and 6 come and go. first up was the west lothian college 5k followed by the Dechmont 10k trail race. some good performances and individual medals in these races.
at the halfway point of the year, the current standings are as follows:
Angus Gallie 489 Alison Marshall 493
Darren Dick 478 Jill Horsburgh 396
David Marshall 298 Jennifer Newton 290
In the Handicap competition the standings are:
Darren Dick 493 Alison Marshall 496
Angus Gallie 475 Jill Horsburgh 397
Gerry McArdle 296 Jennifer Newton 297
The next race will be a club arrange 1mile race. details to be confirmed but most likely to be the first or second Thursday in August.
Don't forget also that there are 3 "floating events" that can be done anytime before the end of October. Falkirk parkrun, any Marathon and any Half marathon.
Full details of results on the attached spreadsheet
Race 4 in the club championships saw athletes literally get their feet wet for a bottle of beer (with a bit of running in between). Always a popular race that sells out to capacity quickly every year. here are the club championship results:
David Marshall 100 Alison Marshall 100
Gerry McArdle 99 Jill Horsburgh 99
Angus Gallie 98 Rosemary Gallagher 98
which gives current standings after 4 events as
Angus Gallie 391 Jill Horsburgh 297
Darren Dick 381 Alison Marshall 293
Paul Dudchenko 289 Jennifer Newton 290
Current handicap standings are:
Male Female Darren Dick 393 Jill Horsburgh 298
Angus Gallie 390 Alison Marshall 298
Paul Dudchenko 282 Jennifer Newton 297
Next race on the calendar is West Lothian College 5k on 20th May. They're coming thick and fast
see attached document for complete results and standings
Third race in the club championship calendar was a trip up and down Dumyat. Some good performances from LAC athletes and the championship results are:
Paul Dudchenko 100 Jill Horsburgh 100
Angus Gallie 99 Jennifer Newton 99
Darren Dick 98
Graham Burrows 97
Which leaves the current standings as
Angus Gallie 293 Jennifer Newton 290
Paul Dudchenko 289 Jill Horsburgh 198
Daren Dick 284 Alison Marshall 193
in the handicap competition, the current standings are:
Darren Dick 293 Jennifer Newton 297
Angus Gallie 283 Jill Horsburgh 199
Paul Dudchenko 282 Alison Marshall 198
The second race in the club championship calendar took athletes to this local, popular 10k race. There were some very fine performances from LAC athletes on what turned out to be good racing conditions over a flat course.
top 5 athletes in the club championships
John Redding 100pts Lynne McGill 100pts
David Marshall 99pts Karen Outram 99pts
Ian Logan 98pts Jill Horsburgh 98pts
Scott Cockburn 97pts Jennifer Newton 97pts
Angus Gallie 96pts Alison Marshall 96pts
Top 5 athletes handicap event
Colin Hutcheon 100 Jennifer Newton 100
Darren Robertson 99 Jill Horsburgh 99
Gerry McArdle 98 Alison Marshall 98
Roddy Simpson 95
Darren Dick 96
Which means the current standings (top 5) are:
Angus Gallie 194 Alison Marshall 193
John Smith 194 Jennifer Newton 191
Paul Dudchenko 189 Lynne McGill 100
Darren Dick 186 Karen Duncan 100
Bryan Grome 182 Karen Outram 99
Well done to all. Full results are on the attached document.
next race is Dumyat hill race on Wednesday 6th May
Last weekend saw the first installment of this years club championships. Athletes put their endurance to the test on the scenic and undulation roads of Clackmannanshire. Previous years have seen many LAC athletes take on this tough race and the race itself has grown from year to year with around 2000 participants in 2015.
This year there were many strong performances and a number of personal bests showing all those dark winter training miles round the streets/hills and carparks of linlithgow have come to fruition.
In the mens race, 8 athletes completed the course. whilst the first 2 were separated by only 1 seconds (Michal Sroka and John Smith) their chips times were identical (01:27:50) and therefore both take maximum championship points. Angus Gaille came in third in 1:30:11 followed by Paul Dudchenko (1:34:20), Ian Campbell (1:36:02), Darren Dick (1:37:17), Bryan Grome (1:50:08) and Darren Robertson (1:58:32)
In the womens race, an outstanding half marathon debut saw Karen Duncan take 100 points in 1:36:23 with a close battle for 2nd between Nadine McAlpine (1:42:08) and Rosemary Gallagher (1:42:39).Alison Marshall showed her marathon training was going well with a PB in (1:47:02) followed by Sarah Crewes (1:47:25), Felicity Harrison (1:53:32) and Jennifer Newton (1:53:56)
So standings after the first event
Michal Sroka 100 Karen Duncan 100
John Smith 100 Nadine McAlpine 99
Angus Gaille 98 Rosemary Gallagher 98
Paul Dudchenko 97 Alison Marshall 97
Ian Campbell 96 Sarah Crewes 96
Darren Dick 95 Felicity Harrison 95
Bryan Grome 94 Jennifer Newton 94
Darren Robertson 93
In the handicap event, again many good performances making use of that winter endurance. top three male and female are:
Ian Campbell 100 Alison Marshall 100
Darren Robertson 99 Rosemary Gallagher 99
Darren Dick 98 Jennifer Newton 98
all calculations are on the spreadsheet attached below.
So we've all shown our endurance, so next up is some speed at grangemouth for the round the houses 10k on 12th April. If you've not already entered here is the link http://www.entrycentral.com/RoundTheHouses
The club is delighted to announce the final details of the 2015 senior club championships.
To be eligible for the club championship prizes, you must complete 5 of the designated races. 100 points will be awarded for the first LAC athlete across the finish line, 99 for second and so on. Prizes will be awarded to the 3 highest scoring male and 3 highest scoring female athletes when all races have been completed.
There will be 12 designated club championship races in the period of March 2015 to November 2015. The races are:
Alloa Half Marathon 15th March 2015
Grangemouth 10k 12th April 2015
Dumyat Hill Race 6th May 2015
West Lothian 5k TBC (May 2014)
Blackrock 5 15th May 2015
Dechmont Law 10k 7th June 2015
1 mile club race TBC (August 2014)
Stirling 10k TBC (September 2014)
Any other half marathon Any time, to end October
Any Marathon Any time, to end October
Falkirk Parkrun Anytime, to end October
Templeton 10m TBC (November)
The races have been selected to represent the feedback from club members and provide a variety of events spread across the year. The events selected are, in the majority, local races that are easy to enter and represent the types of races that the current club members are targeting. Apologies if your favourite race is not in the list.
In the event of a tie, a head to head performance will be taken into consideration (first placed runner declared winner), followed by number of events completed (highest declared winner).
If an athlete completes more than 5 races, then the athlete’s best 5 will be taken into consideration.
It is an athlete’s responsibility to enter themselves for the designated races and cover the cost.
There will also be prizes awarded for the top 3 male and best female athletes based upon a handicap scoring system. The handicap for each athlete will be calculated before the first event of the year (Alloa half marathon) against the fastest 10k time by a senior athlete in 2014. Therefore, to be considered for the handicap prize you must provide your own personal fastest 10k time of 2014. If you do not have a 10k time, then please provide your fastest 5k time. If you have neither of these please get in touch. Your handicap time should be emailed to John Redding at firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject “2015 club championship handicap”.
The handicap club championships was a very close run affair in 2014 as we had a number of athletes consistently improving over the racing season.
In the interests of being fair, open and honest if there is anyone who would like to know more about how the handicap will be calculated please contact John Redding at the above email address.
This year there will also be an individual male and female prize for the best age graded performance in the above races according to WAVA. This can only be calculated on standard race distances (i.e. 5k, 10k etc) therefore will not apply to Dumyat and Blackrock 5.
Good luck to all athletes.
A great prize giving evening to celebrate the end of the year and the prizes handed out for the 2014 senior club championship and handicap championship competition. Final standings are now published in the news section of this website.
So for 2015, the final details will be published early in the new year. In the meantime, all LAC members have an opportunity to provide feedback (both good and bad) about this years competition. What did you like?, What didn't you like? Do we have the right races?
Please email me your feedback (email@example.com) so that we can make next years event even better.
Thanks, and Merry Christmas to all.