Please see below the team lists for those of you who have volunteered to help with the Petts Wood 10k.
Hopefully by now you will have heard from your team captain who will give you more details of your role, location, time expected etc on the day. If you have not- then please contact your team captain on the contact details provided below.
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered- lets make it a brilliant day!
As per usual for a Saturday morning, PWR’s were found far and wide this week looking for
their 9am 5k fix. Most were to be seen at Bromley, where Andrew Breese, Natalie
Compton and Sacha Townsend all achieved new PB’s. The Laing family took a trip
to Greenwich parkrun (which isn’t in Greenwich, should you be wondering, but in
Eltham) where Richard achieved a new PB on his second run. Stephen and Siggy
Robson ran the Hilly Fields course in reverse to celebrate the first anniversary
of their event. Spot the parkrun celebrity in their results this week. Finally,
PWR’s were also spotted at Bexley, Maidstone and Orpington.
28 Jane BRANCH 00:22:47
1 Brian O'CONNOR 00:17:29
6 Simon DAHDI 00:18:47
11 Stuart J SCOTT 00:19:15
12 Grant FRIPP 00:19:24
14 Alan NIBLOCK 00:19:30
27 Robert Scott WHITE 00:21:02
32 Andrew BREESE 00:21:13 PB
60 Stu MCKENZIE 00:22:04
62 Kathryn Louise SUCKLING 00:22:09
75 Helen NEOCLEOUS 00:22:26
118 Christian TURNER 00:24:02
119 Natalie COMPTON 00:24:03 PB
129 Huda Adnan KURTULUS 00:24:21
160 Kenny SHARP 00:25:35
177 Fiona ABIOLA-MUSA 00:26:28
193 Della HARRIS 00:27:02
194 Mark DOYLE 00:27:02
202 Ruth OSATCH 00:27:16
205 Emma HAY 00:27:24
222 Katherine WALKER 00:28:08
229 Helen HART 00:28:37
230 Moy MCGOWAN 00:28:37
240 Susan Louise HANNEY 00:29:00
267 David ALLISON 00:30:03
275 Sacha TOWNSEND 00:30:29 PB
295 Karen SEAGER 00:32:48
318 Joanna GAMBELL 00:35:17
325 Jayne JONES 00:36:26
326 Janet VINCENT 00:36:35
10 Rob LAING 00:20:47
100 Richard LAING 00:37:21 PB
101 Sonja LAING 00:37:23
Hilly Fields parkrun
7 Stephen ROBSON 00:20:05
34 Sigrid ROBSON 00:23:57
94 Ellen CHARMAN 00:26:52
28 Ka Sing TUNG 00:26:11
42 Janet LITTLEJOHN 00:28:28
57 Wendy TUNG 00:30:49
Ray Sievey decided he needed more of a challenge on Saturday and ran in the Hazelmere Bolt for Bolty 5 mile trail race. Clearly Ray is a cross country convert following the joy of the Thunder Run back in July. Good to see your name in a results list Ray, its been a while. We were starting to worry that you had replaced your running hobby with fishing instead.
Hazelmere Bolt for Bolty 5 mile
Ray Sievey 0:50:26
Saturday afternoon was the annual Will Bolton Memorial Relays at Sparrows Den on a tough
cross country course, not helped by the mornings deluge of rain. Think it was a bit of a mud fest.
Never to be put off by the weather, PWR entered one men’s team who came 23rd out of 45
teams. Well done!
Will Bolton Memorial Relays
Mike Reeves 16:58
Matt Sellwood 17:17
Matt Jones 17:29
Dan Budgen 17:27
Sunday was fairly quiet on the racing front with many club members getting themselves
prepared for upcoming marathons and half marathons.
We had three members make the journey up north to take part in the Great North Run,
this very busy and popular, but probably once in a lifetime half marathon, known for its crowd support
throughout the whole length of the course.
David Fordyce 01:56:14
David McCallum 01:58:22
Harvey Fletcher 02:21:58
Thanks to Mark Burgess who has updated us week upon week with magical statistics of PWR activity, both locally, nationally and internationally. I'm delighted to have been asked to take on the role of PWR results reporter and therefore, here is the update for last week (1-8 September).
Thursday 5th September saw the last race of the summer 5k(ish) Assembly league at Beckenham. 8 PWRs turned up to represent the club on this fast but hilly course.
Position Name Category Time
22 Chris Biddle SM 16:49
63 Johnny Gill M50 18:15
69 Stephen Robson M45 18:37
77 John Gurney M55 18:47
153 Andy Stubbs M35 21:56
35W/164 Jenny Leng W45 22:36
38W/167 Sigrid Robson W45 22:47
198 David Allison M45 26:34
Saturday 7th September was of course parkrun day as usual for most PWRs. Most people chose Bromley this week, although we were represented at Dulwich, Hilly Fields and Orpington in addition.
Nicola Thompson, Sacha Townsend and Stephen Faulkner all achieved course PB's.Brilliant effort. Great to see our club members contributing to the volunteer team at Bromley, Fiona Abiola Musa by pacing, and David Allison choosing to be the tailrunner and motivating some of the slower runners around the course.
1 Brian O'CONNOR 00:16:57
61 Mark BURGESS 00:21:47
66 Stu MCKENZIE 00:21:55
110 James ROBERTS 00:23:03
136 Christian TURNER 00:23:58
167 Natalie COMPTON 00:24:53
185 Toni CROW 00:25:40
199 Rebecca VANIN 00:26:09
244 Nicola Clare THOMPSON 00:28:08 PB
256 Jonathan DEAN 00:28:31
261 Mark DOYLE 00:28:44
306 Kenny SHARP 00:30:03
308 Fiona ABIOLA-MUSA 00:30:05
341 Sacha TOWNSEND 00:32:11 PB
379 Donna CARROLL 00:35:58
380 Dawn DREWETT 00:36:05
383 Katherine WALKER 00:36:57
398 David ALLISON 00:50:19
53 Stephen FAULKNER 00:21:05 PB
Hilly Fields parkrun
44 Sigrid ROBSON 00:27:05
33 Ka Sing TUNG 00:26:31
61 Wendy TUNG 00:30:59
The Weald St George 10k was the location for the next event in the PWR Grand Prix on Sunday 8th September. This event was highly recommended as a nice local, scenic race starting on the village green. It did not disappoint and apart from 'that hill' everyone seemed to enjoy the route. 27's PWRs took part and recorded some brilliant times. Oh, and most people got to give Kelly Holmes a sweaty hug. What more could you want in a race?
Lots of prizes were won; Hannah Roberts as 3rd overall lady, Kate Suckling as 3rd lady F35-44, Johnny Gill and John Gurney 2nd & 3rd males 50-59, Richard Dunstan 2nd male 60+ and lastly the ladies team overall 2nd place.Phew!
Lots of points won to contribute towards the Grand Prix, watch out for an update on the current standings from our resident stats expert, Natalie.
Some club members chose to enjoy a bit of off road running instead of competing in the Grand Prix, taking a trip to the Eridge 10 mile 'proper cross country' race. 6 brave souls enjoyed a well earned pint (or three) after the challenging 10 mile course - Looks like these guys are more than ready for the start of the cross country season!
TURNER‚ Christian Petts Wood Runners M40 25 1:26:45
DOYLE‚ Emma Petts Wood Runners F35 8 1:32:45
NEOCLEOUS‚ Helen Petts Wood Runners F35 9 1:35:26
COMPTON‚ Natalie Petts Wood Runners FSen 8 1:41:27
ESTERHUYSE‚ Karien Petts Wood Runners FSen 9 1:41:27
ROMANO‚ Elizabeth Petts Wood Runners FSen 21 1:55:59
Our race is going to feature in the Southern Running Guide's newsletter that will go out next week. This should give the event exposure to over 3500 people! If you do not already subscribe to the newsletter, go to the website and enter your name and e-mail address (about half way down on the right hand side of the home page)
A few people have asked if there is a copy of the 10k poster that they could have. So attached is a pdf which you can download and print. Please feel free to download and put up at your work, your school, your gym or even in your home toilet (if you have family members that are yet to sign up).
Let's see if we can fill all 750 places available.
I now need to collect all of the gadgets (Watches, earphones, heart monitors' etc) and the Jackets that need to be returned.
I will collect these before/after the club run next Tuesday. Please can you make every effort to get these returned to me. If you cannot make it yourself, maybe pass on the items to somebody who you know who can make it.
I would like to get this done as quickly and smoothly as possible with out the need of driving around and having to chase people up.
PWR club records are now up to date as well. If any are wrong don't blame me, blame John Gurney ;-)
Seriously, if there are any errors, or you think you you have claim to a record, let myself or John know.
I think there should be a club record for fastest Valencia Marathon time?
Latest Grand Prix Results and Scores are now on the Grand Prix page. Just click on the icon to download/view the latest data.
There were plenty of PBs at Bromley Park Run - 9 from the 25 PWRs! Not setting a PB but the first PWR male home was Stuart Scott (18.25) while Helen Neocleous was the first PWR lady and did set a PB (22.13). Also setting PBs were James Macdonald, Huda Adnan Kurtulus, Rebecca Vanin, Dawn Godliman, Karen Seager, Jayne Jones, Wendi Walker and Janet Vincent.
We also had runners at Bexley (Jane Branch - who else), Bradford (Sally Haffenden) and Dulwich (Stephen Faulkner).
Sunday saw round 2 of the 2013/2014 GP series at Staplehurst, the Mid Kent 5 Miler. According to a local, Staplehurst has the oldest church door in Kent. Not quite sure why the rest of the church isn't as old?
Despite the early start (9am race start!) this was a very enjoyable race with plenty of PB potential. PWR had 36 runners there, by far the biggest turnout by any club and much appreciated by the organisers.
I'll let our new 'Statto' Natalie Compton bring you the official results (including Group 8 handicap adjustments), but by my reckoning the following won the groups: Simon Bryant (Gp 8 & first PWR male, 14th overall 30.20), Mike Reeves (Gp 7, 33.09), Andrew Breese (Gp 6, 34.05), Paula Dimond (Gp 5 & first PWR lady, 39.00), Tony Bevan (Gp 4, 38.48), Harvey Fletcher (Gp 3, 40.49), Sue Hanney (Gp 2, 45.41) and Donna Carroll (Gp 1, 60.35).
Well done all!
For those that saw and responded regarding my post of gear testing 3 or 4 weeks ago. The majority of you would have now received your free running gear/nutrition & technology to test. Apologies for those who responded and did not get selected. I have no control over who is chosen and to some degree it is done to the sizes that the manafacturers supply. Case in point is my wife Mich who didn't get any shoes to test, just 1 top, a pair of socks and a pair of gloves! Where as some lucky people have up to 4 pairs of shoes to test, or even 4 bras!
In total we have received almost 10k worth of equipment, admitedly, 5k of the techy stuff, watches headphones etc need to be returned! Still not a bad return :-)
Thanks to Sue Hanney who provided her living room to be a temporary warehouse for this year's gear.
Anyway, I still have some running watches that need to be tested. I will bring them along tonight, so if you would like to test a watch, arrive at 19:50 tonight and I can provide you with a sample.
These MUST be returned and you will also need to pass them on to somebody else to test within the next 7-10 days. You will also need to provide feedback on the watch as well. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you do both of these things.
I also have loads of nutritional samples, gels etc that need to be tested. First come first served tonight. (feedback required also)
Also some of the equipment provided to me, I am unable to test, so if you would like to test any of the following (you get to keep these) drop me an e-mail email@example.com. Fastest fingers first! Please only e-mail me if you are going to get genuine use out of these, rather than just trying to snaffle a freebie.
Nike Terra Kiga Knit Fit Multi Surface Running Shoes - Size 9
Innov9 Trail Roc 150 Trail Shoes - Size 10 (These are very minamalist)
Dare 2 B - Bounder Shorts - Size 34 waist (My left leg is 34, no chance of me getting in these)
Anybody that is testing gear, feedback must be back with Jayne by 2nd September at the very latest.
Happy running and testing.
P.S Anybody else that is testing gear, if it doesn't fit or if you relaistically won't have a chance to test something, please reply to this message and let people know what is available so we make sure that everything is tested and more people get the chance to receive some free gear.