Gary Collins Handicap. Race 3 results.

16-07-2020

Gary Collins Handicap Series is a 5k completion between club members. You can check the full description here - https://www.edmontonrc.co.uk/contents/797-gary-collins-town-park-5k

 

In July the Gary Collins series finally saw some sort of return to normality. Even though the virtual format used in May and June was still available to ERC runners the ones seeking a more personal running experience finally had a chance to go head-to-head again. Under the England Athletics guidance the runs are still limited to socially-distanced groups of six so the competition took a form of several grouped runs on Tuesday and Thursday of the second week in July.

 

With some temporary obstacles at the regular course in Enfield Town Park the grouped runs took place in a newly measured 5k TT segment at Firs Farm Wetlands.

 

21 runners did the grouped runs (including four guests). Counting the virtual participations there were 41 entries in July – this number was perhaps helped by the fact that less people than usual were on holiday.

 

And it was not only about the amount of the performances – the quality was top notch. Being unleashed post-lockdown ERC members broke multiple PBs across the board. Notable runs came from Chloe (first sub-22 5k at 21:21), Dani who continued her post-injury recovery with 25:14 time (sub-25 must be beckoning), Dee who scorched the tarmac on the wet day at 24:22 and numerous others.

 

It was great to see Dora’s return to form and Sir Ken paying a royal appearance to the proceedings.

 

Monty managed to send two young family members into the Wetlands fray. Somehow, he himself contrived to miss the occasion, but he more than compensated for this by a lightning 19:49 virtual run.

 

Another notable performance came from a new kid on the block Simon C. Simon decided to join the club in the midst of the lockdown and judging by his 19:48 run he will make a fine addition to the club’s scoring league team. Just spare a thought for the result-takers who now need to grapple with three Simons in the club’s ranks.

 

As you should know by now the results are lined up according to the age-adjusted time. Normally this means a deduction for a less-young runners, but this time we had a new twist when the best ladies adjusted-time result came from a 10 years old Anastasia whose time of 23:46 translated into an equivalent result of 19:25 – comfortably the fastest of the week. Anastasia clearly combined the best running genes of her ERC-running parents and now we just need to wait a bit when she can join the club proper.

 

And now it’s time to look at the hard numbers. Here are the series results for July edition:

 

ERC Runners

     
       

Name

5k equivalent

Age-Adjusted Time

Points

 

     

Ladies

     

 

     

Ai Seng Paul

25:00

19:56

20

Dee Churchill

24:22

20:58

19

Jan Hazirci

24:39

21:02

18

Chloe Thomas

21:21

21:21

17

Pauline Edmunds

28:33

21:21

16

Tonya Babb

24:53

21:56

15

Carol Marlow

25:47

22:22

14

Dora Scavello

22:47

22:36

13

Hannah Nice

26:25

22:44

12

Jane Fitton

26:53

23:19

11

Daniela Petrianni

25:14

24:12

10

Samantha Gilsenan

24:37

24:20

9

Xenia Dines

26:39

25:00

8

Sarah Onuora

27:15

25:34

7

Helen Gill

27:46

25:51

6

Claire Catmull

28:22

26:13

5

Irina Yankova

27:34

27:21

4

Sarah Hitchcock

30:11

27:41

3

Maria Zota

28:55

28:35

2

Susie Dutoit

33:52

32:57

1

 

     

Men

     

 

     

Ilia Loubenski

18:05

16:04

20

Mon James

19:49

16:21

19

Mike Babb

20:07

17:10

18

Richard Nice

19:53

17:15

17

Naresh Trivedi

23:29

18:14

16

Tomos Packer

20:01

18:47

15

Eddie Sycamore

22:11

18:47

14

Gareth Jones

22:59

18:58

13

Simon Caltagirone

19:48

19:16

12

Michael Orr

22:21

19:43

11

Vasso Vassiliou

24:29

19:52

10

James Gill

21:51

20:11

9

John Churchill

25:32

21:26

8

Nick Dines

24:15

22:45

7

Does He Take Sugar

26:38

24:02

6

Roderick Thorne

28:39

25:15

5

 

     

Guests

     

 

     

Anastasia Dines

23:46

19:25

 

Lorraine Pichelski

28:14

23:30

 

Sarah Lyall

26:24

26:24

 

Tim Luck

18:48

18:39

 

James Lyall

23:14

23:14

 

 

And these are the points after three events:

 

Gender Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
           
F Ai Seng Paul 19 18 20 57
F Pauline Edmunds 20 20 16 56
F Jan Hazirci 18 19 18 55
F Dee Churchill 16 17 19 52
F Chloe Thomas 15 15 17 47
F Carol Marlow 14 12 14 40
F Tonya Babb 17 6 15 38
F Hannah Nice 11 14 12 37
F Dora Scavello 10 11 13 34
F Becky Tanner 12 13   25
F Claire Catmull 9 8 5 22
F Jane Fitton   10 11 21
F Daniela Petrianni 1 9 10 20
F Xenia Dines 4 7 8 19
F Helen Gill 7 5 6 18
F Samantha Gilsenan 8   9 17
F Sarah Onuora 6 4 7 17
F Catherine Turley 13     13
F Irina Yankova 5 1 4 10
F Sarah Hitchcock 3 3 3 9
F Maria Zota   2 2 4
F Susie Dutoit 2   1 3
           
M Ilia Loubenski 20 20 20 60
M Mon James 19 19 19 57
M Richard Nice 18 18 17 53
M Eddie Sycamore 13 16 14 43
M Mike Babb 17 7 18 42
M Mark Betts 16 17   33
M Naresh Trivedi 15   16 31
M Tomos Packer 3 13 15 31
M Gareth Jones 8 10 13 31
M Michael Orr 9 11 11 31
M James Gill 7 9 9 25
M Miguel Pimenta 11 14   25
M Simon Harrison 10 15   25
M John Churchill 6 8 8 22
M Does He Take Sugar 4 6 6 16
M Vasso Vassiliou 5   10 15
M Marc Bibaud 14     14
M Simon  Caltagirone     12 12
M Dom Wilde 12     12
M Roderick Thorne   4 5 9
M Andrew Florides 2 5   7
M Nick Dines     7 7
M Louis Saldiray 1     1

Just a quick reminder that the series consists of five runs and three best results are taken into account in the end of it.

 

The ladies competition is heating up, all the top contenders are running into form nicely and the title run-in is not to be missed.

 

Some say that the men’s prize is already decided. However persistent rumours are in circulation that the current leader missed two whereabouts tests and is also being looked at under the Financial Fair Play directive after the revelations of the number of running shoes he owns. So, no reason to down the tools for the rest of the field yet. Or a reason to down the tools if feet are considered as such. Or simply speaking – time to train and run hard in the next two months.

 

If you have any questions/comments regarding the results of the race format – please drop a line to enquiries@edmontonrc.co.uk

 


 

 

 

 

 

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