Lascelles is first lady

PUBLISHED: 12:04 25 August 2011

Geoff Woodward

Geoff Woodward


All the entrants at the wonderful Dalwood Fayre 10K appreciated the great weather for running. This wonderfully hilly multi-terrain event was won in fine style by Daryl Milford in 39:11, Martin Lascelles was the first AVR home, just missing 3rd spot by two seconds in 42:09, writes Dave Mutter.

Lin Lascelles had an even better run, finishing first lady, 10th overall in 46:22. Ian Apps also had a fine run 13th in 46:58, as did Amy Greenhalgh who was second lady, 17th overall in 47:46. Ironman Paul Johns was next, 24th in 50:20, just beating Mark Hilder who was 56th in 21:09, followed by Robin Carter, 27th in 51:50.

It was just great to see Eleanor Wood back on the racing circuit having undergone surgery a few weeks ago, she was absolutely delighted to finish seventh lady, 30th overall in 54:25. Pete Hughes is maturing like fine wine,and was pleased to finish 39th in 58:05. Jacqui Stokes, in her first run for AVR finished 46th in 1:01:10. Kelly Dack is now returning to fine form, she was 57th in 1:04:19.

Janette Mack was another first timer and was delighted to finish in 1:08:47. Arguably Gill Day had the best result of the day, she completed in 1:11:05 but beat her PB by over 12 mins, a great effort. Diane Newton completed in 1:16:29 and Marilyn Hughes took 1:19:02, beating last year’s time by three minutes. All the runners really enjoyed the challenge set by Derek Gould and his team and look forward to the much tougher Dalwood three hills challenge next year.

Geoff Woodward and Steve Reynolds decided to once again tackle the Dorset Doddle, 31 miles from the clock on Weymouth seafront to Swanage. The run follows the coast path over some serious hills including the Purbecks. Both ran together until Geoff made the most of Retro’s hatred of steps and opened up a healthy lead.

Andy Bowman decided to meet up with the lads at Kimmerage and joined in with Geoff, but getting some stick for being a tightwad for not paying his entry fee. Andy paid for his sins though while going down a stepped section he put his foot in a pothole and twisted his ankle (Didn’t he know if you run with these two you end up injured).

Geoff started to tire in the last six miles and Retro caught him at the last checkpoint. Both ran together until Retro put in a spurt and finished in 6hrs 44mins in 23rd place a course PB of 2 hours. Geoff was just one minute behind in 24th place. Both would like to thank Andy for his support and being a good sport.

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