Results of Rowbotham's Round Rotherham

Saturday, 13th December, 2008

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Name spellings, affiliations etc in the archive and the linked results listings available from this page are based on the web start list.  In general, the archive uses the spelling first used by a participant, unless the name change is permanent (as when a lady marries), to avoid risk of confusion between people with similar names, e.g. Steve Walker, Steven Walker and Stephen Walker, and doppelgangers (e.g. the two Stephen Walker's who have appeared).    Please let me know if you are aware of any errors, to RRRresults   

Full individual results, LeadersTeamRelay

Full individual results as a .pdf file - right click and Save Target As if you want a permanent and printable version.
(28 kBytes, compared to 133 kBytes for the web page)

Pictures from the event
(provided by Armada Photography)
Look at samples on the link to "Pictures from Algis Motuza

Records: Chris Parkes (1996) 6 h 17 min                     Sharon Gayter (1995) 7 h 44 min (50 mile course)

Leading Male

Pos'n. Name Club m/f Overall Finishes
1 Paul Ward Dewsbury RR M 7:23:19 2
2 Paul Hart  Dumfries RC M 7:47:01 4
3 Steve Lang Cheshire Hill Racers M 7:53:18 1

Individual Female

1 Alayne Malkin Trail Runners Assoc. F 9:24:38 2
2 Claire Akin-Smith   F 9:51:14 1
3 Anne Wade Trail Runners Assoc. F 9:59:54 5

Well, what a day.  Plenty of rain beforehand, then rain from the first start right through the day, although those who were out into the evening will have noticed it it eased off.  Anyone without good rain gear will have soon found it difficult to maintain body heat.  Even my supposedly waterproof GPS unit succumbed - the rain wasn't that heavy, but it was persistent. One benefit of there being surface water was that the mud of the ploughed fields didn't stick to the shoes, so we weren't having to try to run with size 24 mud balls.  The overall non-finish rate was 31%, compared with 22% last year.  That's after 64 people decided not to start, in a number of cases presumably having seen the weather forecast and deciding the Christmas shopping looked a better option.  20% non-starters is an abnormally high figure.  Most likely to drop out were those who'd done it a few times, knew what they were in for and decided to call it a day.  For those new to the event, don't be put off.  2009 is a new year, conditions can't be worse (can they?), so be brave and give it another go.  Conditions should be better (less dark at least) with new date of 17th October

For what its worth, the retirement analysis:

Previous Number of Completions Finished Retired % did not finish
0 95 42 31%
1 28 11 28%
2 10 7 41%
3 6 5 45%
4 5 2 29%
5 3 1 25%
6 5 0 0%
7 2 1 33%
8 6 2 25%
9 2 1 33%
10 or more 10 1 9%

The comparable figures for 2007 (overall 22% retired) are:

0 117 29 20%
1 27 5 16%
2 16 3 16%
3 8 1 11%
4 3 2 40%
5 7 1 13%
6 3 0 0%
7 10 1 9%
8 4 0 0%
9 2 2 50%
10 or more 12 1 8%


Full results (includes retirements)   Split times

Those of us who took part are grateful to the officials and helpers who made the event possible
Checkpoint officials: Ray Howarth and Jane, and Mick Concannon; Ken Horan, Richard Morris, Celia and Keith Dutton, David Haywood; the extended Booth family; Paul Jepson; Nigel and Marcia, 
Level Crossing: Martin Herrington
Minibus: Brian Gent
Various places all day:  Pete Townson,  Mick Marsters, Mick Cochrane 
Sweeper: Pete Adams

Hot meal at halfway: Elaine Laurie and June Harney
Hot meal at finish: June Harney, Jenny Gent, Marilyn Carratt and Roselee Parkinson. 
Ted Parkinson for sweeping the second half.
Jim Brogan, for driving the computer an the day that produced the results 
Sharon Burton for overseeing everything

DVS Leisure Centre staff

This year we decided to award a mug as memento instead of a T-shirt.  What would be your vote? Any comment (about this or anything else)?


What the papers said: Rotherham Advertiser and Athletics Weekly  - 

10-completions Award

In line with a tradition in LDWA events, an award has been introduced for completing the event 10 times. Awards have been made to Roy Varo, Henry Marston, Dave Carratt, Kerry Booth, Mick Cochrane, George Kay, Terry Griffiths, Andrew West, Chris Sanders, David Fox, Mick Marsters, Brian Harney, Ian O'Mara, Tom Hughes, Bob Berzins, Peter Simpson, Percy Wellor, Martin Gaynor, Barry Harrison, David Keward, Michael Collins, Kevin Uzzell, Malcolm Coles, Philip Gwilliam and John Cunnane.  The awards are based on my records; please let me know if there is an error (contact information below). Names get spelled differently in different years (Steve or Stephen), ladies marry, and certain names have been duplicated, easy when there were two Nigel Robinsons in one year, more difficult when there were John Whites in different years, from different clubs (which is not decisive) but different DOB (which usually is).

Additional awards were made this year to Philip Elliot and Alan Yates.  

That's a total of 27. 

20-completions Award

Roy Varo was the first to be presented an award for reaching 20 completions.  Henry Marston joined the band this year.


Retirements are included with main results 

Team Result
Subject to re-scrutiny of affiliation / team membership

Pos Cumulative Club Scorers
1 28h 04min Dumfries RC Paul Hart , Les Hill  and Peter Hill
2 29h 25min Trail Runners Assoc. Alayne Malkin, Anne Wade and Drew Sheffield
3 31h 26min Rotherham H & AC Kerry Booth, Lee Carratt and Henry Marston
4 31h 34min Dark Peak FR Kenny Turner, Phil Cox and Kevin Saville
5 32h 10min Killamarsh Kestrels Simon Gregory, Peter Down and Sam Benamara
6 32h 11min Keswick AC Mark Townsend, Martin Sluce and Dave Troman
7 34h 58min Quakers RC Robin Towns, Annette Clarke and Dave Thompson
8 35h 45min Totley AC David Egan, David Shepherd  and Philip Elliot 
9 36h 31min Dark Peak FR Dominic Fletcher, Alice Robson and John Vernon
10 38h 23min Dumfries RC Dawn McDonald, Marian McPhail and Richard McDougal
11 41h 42min Trail Runners Assoc. Karl Williams, Darren Gillman  and Andrew Booth
12 41h 46min Dark Peak FR Jim Fulton, Martin Payne and Alan Yates
13 45h 13min LDWA - High Peak Marla Howard-Cutts, Colin Firth and Davina Harrison
14 46h 45min Croft Ambrey RC Daniel Barnett, Gary Pearson and David Rouse
15 48h 42min LDWA - Vermuyden Terry Griffiths, John Hughes and Peter Boarer

The calculation is on cumulative time.
Note: LDWA (as a whole) and FRA have not been included as bona fide teams
LDWA members: If you wish to claim membership of a section, please let me know

TRA are includes as a team as our supervising body...


Please let me know if you are aware of any errors / undeclared changes.

Relay analysis   Relays by Class

Pos'n. No. Name Club class Overall Time h:min:s Overall Rate min/km Number in team
1 9 Kimmy Kamikazi Kimberworth Open 6:00:27 4:27 8
2 5 Men in Black RHAC Open 6:01:00 4:27 8
3 13 Handsworth Wildhogs Handsworth Roadhogs Open 6:37:44 4:54 5
4 4 Crocks & Chicks Dumfries RC  Mixed 6:42:02 4:57 4
5 3 Sheffield RC Sheffield RC Open 6:48:29 5:02 8
6 11 Kimmy Kittens Kimberworth Female 7:07:51 5:16 8
7 10 Kimmy Kingpins Kimberworth Open 7:17:48 5:24 8
8 19 Dearne Valley College (1) DVC Open 7:23:27 5:28 8
9 15 Maltby Marauders Maltby RC Mixed 7:44:31 5:44 8
10 12 RHAC Snails RHAC Mixed 7:51:10 5:49 8
11 14 Handsworth Groundhogs Handsworth Roadhogs Open 7:55:18 5:52 5
12 20 Access Warriors Access Warriors Open 8:01:13 5:56 8
13 6 Kestrels 1 Killamarsh Open 8:02:52 5:57 2
14 1 Women in Black RHAC Female 8:06:42 6:00 8
15 17 Swallows Rother Valley Swallows Mixed 8:32:46 6:19 8
16 21 Totley AC Totley AC Female 8:32:48 6:19 5
17 16 Dumfries Doonhamers Dumfries RC  Open 9:10:44 6:47 4
18 7 Santa's Little Raindeers (London) Mixed 11:11:03 8:17 8
19 8 Rotherham Raindeers (London) Mixed 11:11:05 8:17 8
disq 18 3 Lakes Rother Valley Swallows Open 7:41:25 5:41 3

Team members: Please check names (when available), and let me know if there is an error, e.g. by e-mail to

Relay: Relays by category  

Relay split times  Relay Analysis  Relay splits and analysis are now available
HELP:- I need to confirm team members, who ran which leg.  Are these names correct?

Please email Henry Marston to advise of errors.  The table of Splits is probably the easiest to check.

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Graphs of speed over each stage


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Lost Property (so far not claimed)

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1 New Balance rucksac

1 blue top Concurve

1 navy and green cagoule


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Updated 29 March 2016 11:31:33