STAC Championship 2019 – Race 5 (Bluebell Trail)

The 5th and most challenging club race of 2019 saw us take to the hills around Halifax.

This was a beautiful mixed terrain course however with an elevation gain of over 450 metres including the infamous Trooper Lane this was not one for pb’s!

As well as the inclines there were steep descents, bluebell trails through the woods, routes by the canal and then a river crossing to finish the 10.3 mile course.

22 STAC’s took part in the race, and Richard Herrington finished an impressive 6th place, as well as 2nd in his age category.

Chris Gill was 1st in his age category, and there were also great performances by Glen Johnson, Dave Morley, Tillie Clark, Violet Gill and Andrew Gardner who all finished in the top 6 of their respective categories.

In the club championships, Richard Herrington continues to dominate the men’s with perfect scores in each race. Glen Johnson remains in 2nd, with Dave Morley climbing to 3rd.

It’s closer in the ladies as Sarah Morley is still in 1st place, but Tillie Clark is not far behind whilst Annie Roddy and Sam Jackson are still in contention.

Full standings below, note this based on the best 4 of the 5 races so far:

NameBest 4Runs
11 Richard Herrington16005
22 Glen Johnson14804
33 David Morley13765
4 1Sarah Morley13545
54 Christopher Gill13464
6 2Tillie Clark13394
7 3Samantha Jackson13104
8 4Annie Roddy13084
95 Jamie Best12634
10 5Paula Watson12364
11 6Joanne O’Hara12235
126 Andrew Gardner11335
137 Ian Sheppard11233
148 Daniel Ayres10583
159 Paul Atkinson10093
16 7Karen Atkinson9633
17 8Anna Sharrott9353
18 9Joanne Loftus9343
19 10Lisa Belford-Dowell9323
20 11Sarah Denman9053
21 12Violet Gill8603
22 13Sally Backhouse8573
23 14Sam Rowley8133
2410 George Schofield7672
2511 Martin Horbury7252
2612 Alan Schofield7172
2713 Tim Seddon6932
2814 David Leaf6762
2915 Richard Cooper6692
3016 Stuart Gall6592
3117 Nigel Fuller6242
32 15Julie James6212
3318 Shaun Loftus5992
3419 Mick Higgins5642
35 16Pauline Hardman5572
3620 Chris Maltby5452
3721 Geoffrey Hardman5192
38 17Lynn Fletcher5052
3922 Paul Newsome3871
4023 Ian Maudsley3821
41 18Sarah Kemshall3771
4224 Graham Shooter3691
4325 Adrian Bucculli3561
4426 Paul McGreevy3501
4527 Michael Grayson3471
4628 Kevin Booth3461
4729 Daniel Gaunt3431
48 19Tao (judy) Liu3421
4930 Micheal O’Connell3381
5031 Jason Albrecht3351
5132 Richard Beckwith3271
52 20Wanda MacDonald3261
53 21Michelle Smale3241
54 22Margaret Booth3221
5533 Chris Berry3201
5634 David Mellor3161
5735 Nick Willeans3091
58 23Lindsey Reynolds3081
59 24Roslyn Birch3031
60 25Suzie Nalius2981
61 26Alison Hill2961
62 27Valerie Pell2951
63 28Katherine Penrose2921
64 29Clare Wilson2921
6536 Steven Precious2921
66 30Stacey Goodyear2911
67 31Becca Hattrell2881
68 32Tracey Parsons2801
69 33Carolyn Keenan2661
7037 Graham Bowden2661
71 34Joanna Hind2641
72 35Claire Bucculli2621
73 36Amy Corby2591
74 37Sara Bowers2591
75 38Lorna Mcquattie2571
76 39Gillian Lambert2531
7738 Neil Tessyman2521
78 40Karen Sherras2501
79 41Katy Page2261
80 42Sharon Butterfield2031
81 43Lynne Fallon2021
8239 Simon Sherras2011

After 5 races that have been undulating to say the least, those who prefer the flats will be please to see that most of the remaining races have less hills, starting with the Goole Riverbank challenge in June.

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