Results for 11th & 12th June 2016

Results for the Man V’s Horse Marathon – 11.6.16

Man v horse AllThe Man v Horse Marathon is a race of 22 miles, where runners compete against riders on horseback, takes place in Llanwrtyd Wells and began in June 1980 following a chat over a pint (or three) in the back bar of Neuadd Arms Hotel. The landlord,overheard two men discussing the relative merits of men and horses running over mountainous terrain. The landlord decided to put it to the test and so began The Man versus Horse Marathon.

The course was changed in 1982 to provide a more even match between the man and the horse resulting year on year in very close finishes – sometimes with the horse winning by only a few seconds. It took 25 years before a man finally beat a horse, Huw Lobb won in 2hrs and 5mins beating the fastest horse by 2 minutes.

2014 saw the introduction of electronic timing, with each competitor wearing a tag which automatically recorded their times. This has improved on the timeliness and accuracy of the results published, the jackpot for a runner who beats the first horse and rider, which started at £500 and increases by £500 per year until it is won, stands at £1500 in 2016. The previous jackpot received by Huw Lobb in 2004 had reached £25,000!

Nicky Ellis & Darren Chambers registered as part of a relay team; Dave Phillips ran solo

Read Nicky’s race report here, read Dave’s race report here

PositionTimeName
06:07:25David Phillips

  

PositionTimeName
6004:27:29S to the N to the D

Results for the Holly Challenge Full & Half Marathon – 11.6.16

The Holly Challenge is run around the lanes of Lightmoor in Telford, with runners choosing either the full or half distance.  Both races are run over a multi-lap course of 0.84 miles, with two hills on each lap, and the road varying from tarmac to gravel and farm track around a nature reserve.  This low-key event had Race HQ in the organiser’s kitchen/garden of his cottage.

Holly Marathon

PositionTimeName
TBCClare Weston
TBCLee Hill
TBCDave Fawkner

Results for the Two Castles 10k – 12.6.16

2 Castles 2016 startThe fourth race in the WRRL brought nearly 4000 runners to run from Warwick castle to Kenilworth castle, in this hugely popular race.  Race day turned very wet but 75 Massey Runners completed the course with lots of new PB’s.  Special mention to Sally who won the prize for oldest female runner.

2 Castles Sally

PositionTimeName 
4900:38:09SimonNeale
10600:40:44JohnHosie
11200:41:01RichardTaylor
16300:42:07JackBlakemore
20600:43:01JoseSanchez
25800:43:58KevinHinson
28100:44:22VirginiaSilio
43100:45:03MarcSkelton
33800:45:32DavidCass
35700:45:45PaulMattock
36100:45:48LeightonJackson
35300:45:49MarieEdmunds
36700:45:54ScottKirton
49100:47:51IanBourne
51900:48:04HughMiller
56600:48:24MartinSmith
82700:48:36ElisseBreugelmans
56200:48:40LouiseShore-Marston
56300:48:41PaulaShore-Marston
67800:49:14RobertEyley
92600:49:17SimonTrenchard
76700:51:02JonathanKingston
87400:51:46TimMellor
92200:51:48TrevorDay
82600:51:51DanielConnolly
84500:51:57JamesPadvis
90800:52:32DavidMason
108000:53:02JamieTurner
95100:53:03StuartSahan
96100:53:06JeffHeape
108900:53:22GiulianoEllena
105700:54:10SophieAbbott
192400:53:39DavidRobbins
110900:54:49DavidGoodwin
126400:54:59WendyFoxall
126700:55:03CristinaSemple
126800:55:03KathyJames
126300:55:04NicoleRose
113200:55:06MarkWilliams
134400:55:27DavidMellor
150900:56:45NickyCarter
144700:57:14RuthMahon
147200:58:07AlisonLowe
154100:58:11AlexandraSharp
171300:58:29ShirleyWood
154600:59:01JillWaterfield
187300:59:28AngelaMcKay
187400:59:28DavidMcKay
180100:59:44MoSmith
169001:00:09KelvinElliott
194201:00:54JasonDouglas
194101:00:55PhyllDouglas
228001:01:20LisaKenny
200701:01:28AnitaSharma
206801:01:57SarahPrescott
220901:02:29SoniaBlackaby
275101:03:05YvonneMcElligott
206001:03:06CarolWilliams
210701:03:28KatieKingston
220401:04:04MaryConnolly
265101:06:57TiffannieSlatford
278801:07:02PaulinaCzyzewska
274601:07:44MarieO’Connor
309001:09:59FrancesAverill
302301:10:00MichelleOldfield
308901:10:00ChrisAverill
299401:10:51CatherineBenn
373301:11:45EdwinGoodwin
317001:12:00AngelaDay
364701:12:37PeterEstick
343301:14:58CathyBoden
336601:15:28JayneCoupe
383301:15:43ElaineRobinson
350601:17:06MaggieMorgan
368101:21:50MichaelaEyley
384901:29:25AndreaFrench
389201:31:53SaraSlevin

 

(positions are based on gun times)

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