Monthly Archives: September 2008

World Masters 2008

World Masters, Czech Republic 6 Sept 2008

 

While some of us were toiling at Ben Nevis or Braemar, one Cosmic was running in a far more exotic place.  Elaine Stewart was superb 11th place in the W50 division at the World Masters held in the Czech Republic.  She said the course suited her as it was steep and tough right from the start (well we all know how tough and resolute Elaine is).  Here are a couple of photos of Elaine in her Scottish vest http://flickr.com/photos/scottishhillrunners/2868870658/in/set-72157607360853872/.  The full results are here http://wmmr2008.sportsoft.cz/catresults.aspx?r=1&lng=en.  Apparently the event will be in Croatia next year.

Ben Nevis report

Ben Nevis 2008 

Four Cosmics lined up for the start of the 2008 Ben Nevis race.  This year it was part of the Buff Skyrunner series so as well as a miniature of Ben Nevis whisky we all got a free buff (it was a nice colour but sadly said Fort William rather than Ben Nevis on it), and there was an international flavour particularly at the front end of the field.
It was a good day for running, sunny but not too hot, maybe a bit of a strong wind.  The top was clagged in – this was my 3rd time and I’ve not got a view yet – still you don’t want to hang around, just hand in your tag to the marshal and start to throw yourself down again.
The race was won by Agusti Roc (Catalan rather than Spanish) in 1.29.12, 13 seconds in front of Rob Jebb (only 4 British men in the top men) and Angela Mudge in 1.47.12 (a minute faster than last year and 6 minutes in front of Stephanie Jimenez of Andorra in 1.53.31 with Dawn Scott (a great run for her) 3rd in 1.56.11.
For Cosmics, Richard Lang made 2.06.52 (his first attempt), Sean O’Sullivan 2.13.55 (8 minutes faster then last year), Anita Hamilton 2.24.34 (4 minutes faster than last year) and Colin Reid 2.50 (again his first time).
At the prize giving the stalwarts of the Ben Nevis Race Association made a valiant attempt at pronouncing the various Spanish (and related) names and were probably already wondering about how to get their trophies back for next year.  See photos.

Final Krunce Results 2008

The 109th KRUNCE (18th Series 6th race)

Tuesday 2nd September 2008 – 3.5miles,500feet

(SAL Permit 3232)

With thanks to Janet Rennie, for officiating, to Forest Enterprise for access and to those who cleared the course. Pleasant evening but quite soft in places.

? Name Cat. Time % Prev Curr. Total
1 Robbie Simpson* jm 22.09 ? ? ? ?
2 Matthew Sullivan* m 22.47 ? ? ? ?
3 Kyle Greig* m 22.52 99.71 ? 6 6
4 Rob Brookes m 23.55 102.1 23 9 32
5 Alan Smith* mv 24.36 99.05 7 6 13
6 Barry Ingram* m 24.42 100.5 20 7 27
7 Philip Edgeley m 25.31 ? ? ? ?
8 Duncan Grassie m 25.5 101.2 15 8 23
9 Stephen Terwey m 26.08 ? ? ? ?
10 Tony Jack mv 26.18 ? ? ? ?
11 Alastair Dodds mv 26.22 98.23 13 5 18
12 Colin Larmour mv 26.44 97.63 10 4 14
13 David Duncan msv 27.15 101.2 9 8 17
14 Chris Jessiman m 27.24 95.19 14 2 16
15 Ashley Jermieson msv 28.23 ? ? ? ?
16 Peter Larkin mv 28.24 ? ? ? ?
17 Tim Gomersall jm 28.26 ? ? ? ?
18 Kevin Morice* m 28.57 97.7 23 4 27
19 John Forester m 29.04 ? ? ? ?
20 Colin Reid mv 29.2 101 17 8 25
21 Dougal Morgan mv 29.21 99.03 20 6 26
22 Lois Noble fv 29.31 98.93 21 5 26
23 Dennis McDonald mv 30.11 84.21 12 1 13
24 Murray Bryce* msv 30.16 97.69 14 4 18
25 Bill Henderson* msv 30.22 103.3 7 9 16
26 Hamish MacDonald* mv 30.34 104.3 15 9 24
27 Gary Guttteridge* msv 30.37 100.5 7 7 14
28 Kevin Bruce mv 30.38 92.76 ? 1 1
29 Anita Hamilton* fsv 31.27 94.75 15 1 16
30 Colin Taylor* mv 31.57 98.07 17 5 22
31 Graeme Simpson mv 32.34 ? ? ? ?
32 Elaine Stewart* fsv 33.07 98.59 23 5 28
33 Martin Holmes msv 33.5 92.86 9 1 10
34 Doug Prentice msv 34.22 96.02 11 3 14
35 Pauline Larmour fv 34.34 98.31 18 5 23
36 Gillian Clunas fsv 34.42 98.75 15 5 20
37 Grame Smith msv 35.23 ? ? ? ?
38 Anne Stone fsv 35.3 98.97 14 5 19
39 Alistair Leiper* mv 36.4 92.45 12 1 13
40 Alfie McKay msv 37.02 98.33 19 5 24
41 Sarah O'Sullivan f 40.1 95.06 19 2 21
? Farisha Ragbirsingh f ? ? DNF ? ?
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? Junior Single Lap ? ? ? ? ? ?
? Alexander Chepelin* M11 19-10 100.8 16 7 23