Posted on April 16, 2006 | Filed Under 10th Anniversary Waltz 2006
10th Anniversary Waltz 2006 – British and English Championship
The senior race was run with clag and fairly strong winds on the tops. Of the 750 entries for the run, 596 turned up on the day and 580 completed the course. The clag created an extra dimension for the runners and a small number went on a grand tour of Buttermere, Honister and / or Borrowdale.
First home in the senior race was Rob Jebb (Bingley Harriers; 1: 31:00), followed by Jethro Lennox from (Shettleston Harriers; 1:31:49), Ian Holmes (Bingley Harriers; 1:33:31) and Simon Booth (Borrowdale; 1:33:45).
Borrowdale won the men’s team prize.
The vets’ prizes were given in denominations of 10’s and records were set for MV40, 50 and 60. David Spedding (Keswick AC; 1:51:14) smashed the MV60 record by over 8 minutes! There were over 25 male vet 60’s and next year we are anticipating a prize for first male vet 80.
First lady home was Christine Howard (Matlock; 1:48:31), followed by Natalie White (Bingley Harriers; 1:51:37), Sharon Taylor (Bingley Harriers; 1:53:17) and Gillian Mykura (Carnethy; 1:54:24).
Bingley Harriers won the ladies team prize. Jan Atkins (Chorley Harriers; 2:44:41) was first lady vet 60 – recorded for the first time, and so a new course record.
A brilliant set of Junior’s courses were organised by Chris Knox and Steve Fletcher from Keswick. We would like to focus more on the junior event next year, and will be looking for your input.
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Earlier concerns about management of an event of this scale did not materialise thanks to the superb efforts of all of the helpers. It was a gargantuan task. A post-run inspection of the course revealed little damage, the worst being a scar through the bracken from part way down Catbells. We will keep an eye on this over the next few months and, if necessary, we will change next year’s finish. Unfortunately we couldn’t record times at the intermediate checkpoints this year. There were too many of you and it would have been too much to ask you to queue.
Thank-you to all of the runners for your support and apologies for anyone that didn’t get in, we had to be hard on the pre-race entry this year. Thanks to the people in the valley for their forbearance especially given the size of the event, and finally a huge thanks to the sponsors (Inov-8, Pete Bland and Field and Trek) for the superb prizes donated.
The total tally collected for the Village Hall is £1,300, which will make a significant contribution to roof repairs. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s run.
Finally, we found a waterproof top (please call if you want to stake a claim) but we never found the wallet (e-mail or ring if you can help).
Steve and Wynn Cliff