Race 4 Kirkby Fleetham, December 20th
|Soup & Roll League Xmas Event 15|
|Kirkby Fleetham, North Yorks.|
|1||1||10km||47:40||Jo||Atkinson||Middlesbrough & C||SEN||F||23.34||5km|
|2||2||10km||57:53||Natalie||Myers||Sheffield & Dearne||SEN||F||28.29||5km|
|1||2km||16:43||Dillon||Connor||N O V I C E||U15||M||8:08||1km|
|DNF||2km||DNF||Michelle||Atkinson||N O V I C E||U15||F|
|DQ||2km||DQ||Kasey||Barnes||N O V I C E||U11||F|
|DQ||2km||DQ||Paul||Atkinson||N O V I C E||U13||M|
|1||1km||10:36||Asa||Barnes||N O V I C E||U5||M|
|2||1||1km||10:36||Marie||Connor||N O V I C E||SEN||F|
|Chief Judge||Cath||McGrath||West Cheshire AC|
|Recorder||Helen||Connor||N O V I C E|
|Marshal||Mark||Walsh||N O V I C E|
|Marshal||Karina||Hennessy||N O V I C E|
|Marshal||Arthur||Wilson||N O V I C E|
Race 3 South Bank, York November 22nd
|Northern Winter League Race 3|
|South Bank, York|
|Judge||Ken||Munro||N. Shields Poly|
Today was Alan’s big chance but would he take it? Following his chance meeting with Morag on Redcar Stray, he had managed to remain in touch with her with a few text messages. Perhaps it was the memory of the heavy make-up and black fishnets that had maintained his interest, or maybe it was the cougar’s invitation to do more than just chat and drink coffee on the seafront.
As he looked out of his window at the Bradford urban sprawl interrupted only by the high Victorian chimneys of the long closed mills, he decided that this opportunity must not pass him by. He was going to officiate at another walking race so he could easily escape this morning for a few hours without raising suspicions.
He would go to the race in York, get someone to stand in for him and go off to see Morag in Redcar. Sensing that time was precious he quickly left the race walking scene, saying he had an urgent appointment and texted Morag to say he was on the way. His mobile responded immediately. His heart raced uncontrollably. Yes, it was Morag! But what a suggestion! He was now way outside his comfort zone. Would he be able to deliver?
To be continued
An unseasonably warm still day with bright sunshine reflected from a calm sea. A sense of dislocation arose. The Cornish Riviera perhaps; could this really be Redcar? Well, it was! Unfortunately, the pleasant day brought its’ own problems, with the course thronged with strollers, dogs, bicycles, etc.
Martin Fisher was 1st scratch, 1st handicap, and furthest travelled competitor, as he now lives in Southend. The organiser and timer, unable to leave his station at the turn/finish, employed his fading charms on a lovely Scottish lady, who stopped to chat, and then furnished him with a nice takeaway coffee. Thank you, Morag.
Focusing on him from afar, the irresistible 85 year old cougar had him well and truly in her sights. A potential toyboy, Alan was unable to escape as he was race organiser, time keeper and recorder and couldn't leave his post. Feigning an interest in race walking as she approached, she encouraged our Alan to outline all his recent conquests. He thought he was on the pull but it was actually the nice Scottish Morag who was getting him to dance to her tune.
Would he like some coffee? Of course, he would! Soon she returned with the coffee and got back to work on poor Alan. 'So you live in Bradford'. 'Don't worry, I can always accommodate'. A cracking good chance this, and she would not have to pay for that scrawny midnight cowboy who she had booked for later that evening.
To be continued . . . . .
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Race 1 Cleckheaton 11th October
|1||10km||55:57||Ana||Garcia||Sheffield & Dearne AC||U17||F||27.26||5km|
|2||10km||60:19||Natalie||Myers||Sheffield & Dearne AC||SEN||F||29.55||5km|
|Chief Judge||F.Pearce||Lancashire WC|
|Judge||M. Gallagher||England Athletics|
|Judge||L. McDermot||Yorkshire RWC|
|Judge||M. Hague||Yorkhire RWC|
|Judge||E. Grocock||Sheffield & Dearne AC|
|Recorder||C. Garcia||Sheffield & Dearne AC|
|Timekeeper||T. McDermot||Yorkshire RWC|
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Final 10km event :
with Presentation of League individual / team prizes. Best four races to count.