|Open 1, 2, 3||h:min:s|
|2||Dick Kearn.||Compton Harriers||M||07:16:00|
|Ladies 1, 2, 3|
|1||Julie Bushell.||York Acorn RC||F||09:49:35|
'We aim to please'
'Tarts in Trainers'
'Bev's Bonny Boys'
Results: Before dawn 158 participants set out from the Brampton Leisure Centre to walk or run the now traditional Christmas event in the long distance calendar, the Round Rotherham.
On the day, conditions were excellent from the ankles up (unless you finished late at night, when a band of rain swept the route), with once again plenty of glorious mud created by the preceeding wet weeks. Even walking downhill was hard going in places.
There were 63 walkers/joggers, who started at 06:00, with around 65 runners starting at 07:00 and around 20 athletes at 08:00, with quite a few enquiries and entries coming via this web site.
Tony Okell came back to defend his title, the heavier conditions precluding a pb.
Julie Bushell improved from her runner's up position of last year in the ladies event, also failing to improve on her pb. Congratulations to Adele Morris for extracting over £500 in sponsorship from friends and members of the club for her performance. Thanks to all who contributed (information from the RHAC Briefing).
Ten relay teams took part, with an 08:30 start. The strengthened RHAC Veteran's relay team managed to take 6 minutes off their excellent time of last year. The tiredness induced by the energy-sapping mud doesn't have time to develop with relay runners!
Dates for your diary:
Other events of the Northern Triangle.
Early in 2000, competitors go on to the Darlington Dash and Doncaster Doddle, the second and third legs of the Northern Triangle series, for the overall championship.
Details, Doncaster Doddle, Sunday, 20th February 2000: K. Roberts, Doncaster ???
The other event of the Northern triangle is the Darlington Dash 20th March 2000 ??? (entry before 5th March) -
(site not checked yet - keep checking it)
Date for future: The 2000 Round Rotherham will be on the second Saturday in December - Saturday 9th December 2000 (unless we try to avoid a relay clash).
Technical: The maps were drawn using Lotus Freelance.
The results will be processed using Lotus 123 using look up tables for the split times and to access the start list and finish times (read from Excel).
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