ADAC seniors virtual series 6.
This weekend saw the first race in the latest series. The task this week was to gain as much height as possible. Teams of five athletes were paired together and runs had to be posted showing elevation gains throughout the weekend.
There were some amazing achievements with athletes tackling local hills such as Merrick, Screel, Hart fell, Criffel, Burnswalk and not least the Hass. Some runners managed to travel and tackled difficult runs through Kielder forest whilst others ran or walked a"few" laps of Brownmoor forest. Between all of the athletes they managed to gain over 80 thousand feet throughout the weekend.
The results are below and the top three teams were
1 The only way is up
2 Let's do this
3 Easier said than run
There were bonus points for the overall top elevation gain in both male and female which went to
who totalled over 15000ft between them and also to the biggest individual climbs which went to Ross Welburn and Marie climbing Criffel (4 times) and Ben Nevis respectively.
This has been an outstanding weekend of club team participation. Well done to everyone taking part and many thanks to Norman for keeping a note of scores.
The scores added to bonuses are below:
Team 2 70pts
Team 6 60pts
Team 4 50pts
Team 1 40pts
Team 3 20pts
Team 5 10pts
Teams were given the task of running 5,4,3,2 and 1 mile and chose whoever they wanted to run over these distances.This challenge took place this weekend in conditions that really tested our athletes' grit and determination. On Friday and Saturday, strong winds made the going really difficult to stand up, never mind run. On Sunday, torrential rain greeted some who ventured down to the the track for their runs and this turned the Everholm into a swimming festival at times.
The teams had to complete the distances by 8pm and all of them managed to do this. Well done to all of our runners this week. Results of this week's are:
6 1 hour 42 mins 43
5 1 hour 47 mins 39
3 1 hour 59 mins 40
1 2 hours 2 mins 26
4 2 hours 4 mins 49
2 2 hours 12mins 59
Team "Easier said than run" came out on top this weekend with fine runs from all of their team members including some runs taking place in monsoon conditions.
Age grade bonuses were gained by
Marie Marshall and Neil Richardson who achieved over 70% on their runs.
The results from last week combined with this weekend meant that "Easier said than run" were well in the lead.
The final weekend in this series was a fabulous weekend of handicapped races which involved athletes competing mainly with each other on the track in handicapped events but with social distancing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Friday there was a right, Royal battle between Rosie Ogg and Rowane Glendinning in the final straight with Rosie catching up all the way to the line but with Rowanne just doing enough to get to the line in second place behind an ever improving Alan Creighton.
Karen Gatehouse also managed a good performance finishing close behind Rosie. On Saturday the fun continued with some more fascinating races and with young Ben Latimer showing everyone how it was done finishing in front of Stuart Bell and
Christopher Gilbert. On Sunday runners took to the everholm path to complete their 3km and managed to put in some fine times with Tracy Nolan pipping John Patterson and Neil Richardson but with all runners producing some fine times. There were other 3km runs completed in various places and well done to those that managed to complete the challenge.
Well done to everyone who has taken part in this varied series. The final scores are as follows :
This means that team 6 took the series win.
Many congratulations to Norman, Jo, Marie M, Rosie and Chris.