Club Championship Update
As Lewis and Sebastian battle it out in their championship we in Sale Harriers have our own little battles for points.
This year’s club championship is now well underway for 2017 and the competition is hotter than ever. For those of you new to this concept the idea is very simple. Anyone is eligible from the club and you are automatically enrolled when you compete for Sale Harriers in one of the designated championship races held throughout 2017. From 5k to Half Marathon, cross country, roads and fells, this is a competition for all comers and is separated into simple age categories and male/female to make it as fair as possible. (See separate rules more information.)
This is a summary of how we stand after the Salford 10k:-
In the off-road section we have had 5 races so far and in the senior ladies only a few points separate the top 5 players. Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jane Thomas are 1st equal at the moment with 42 points closely followed by Hannah Carey, Beatrice Cordingley and Alice Bruce.
In the 35-44 ladies Helen Armitage has established an early lead followed by Kathy Wellam. Over 45 sees Jackie Cordingley in the lead, joined at the top again like last year by Helen Reagan.
The ladies road competition is still all to play for as out of the 5 races so far no one has managed more than 2. Danielle Fegan leads the points in the senior ladies followed by Luisa Candioli and the indomitable Sarah Douglas who has dominated for the last 4 years. The ladies in the 35-44 road category are led by Anne Chinoy and unsurprisingly closely followed by Helen Armitage, but who will win in the end? The over 45 road section sees Jackie Cordingley and Julia Reynolds tied for 1st position, with all the others floundering at the moment.
In the senior men’s off road the situation is serious with Dave Marsh having done all 5 races so far but still not quite beating James Wignall in the battle of the points. There is still a long way to go. Vet 40-49 section sees Oli Gailemin leading at the moment but with some keen types like Craig Bradbury, Paul Green and Gareth Raven snapping at his heals. In the 50+ section Glenn Savage is storming away with the rest wondering how to slow the ‘machine’ down.
On the roads senior men only a few points separate the top seven men with Nigel Martin leading at the moment even though he has only competed in 2 of the 4 races. Still all to play for. Vets 40-49 sees club stalwart Lee Kaufman topping the table closely followed by Matthew Spragg but with Gareth, Oli and Greeny all gaining the magical 21 points in one race.
Over 50 road section is led by our famous TV celebrity professor, psychologist and author Geoff Beattie on 52 points with Glenn Savage having to settle for 2nd place at the moment.
It helps us immensely if people do not swap numbers or race under other people’s names for obvious reasons. If you see any errors or missing results please do not hesitate to report it to us.
Posted 16/04/2017 18:07