Centurion Running Club

Centurion Running Club

Warwickshire Road Race League 2001

Final Positions (after all 6 races)

14/10/01 Rugby 10

16/09/01 Nuneaton 10

09/08/01 Rowheath 5k

15/04/01 Massey Ferguson Easter 5

Sunday, October 14th - Rugby 10

Position

Name

Time

7 Preston Eckloff 57:30
18 Paul Bingham 1:01:36
23 Kim Elliott 1:02:17
27 Tony Haden 1:02:52
30 Gary Turner 1:03:59
48 Dave Emery 1:07:28
63 Kevin Southgate 1:09:55
67 Tom Sharkey 1:11:03
73 Andy Mathews 1:12:34
84 Val Ackrill 1:14:27
88 Mary Williams 1:14:43
90 Eddie Cupitt 1:15:02
101 Tony O'Connor 1:16:58
111 Geoff Lewis 1:19:08
121 Sally Gisborne 1:22:09
151 Phil Board 1:33:56

Thursday, August 9th - Rowheath 5k

The third and last race in the Rowheath 5k series was incorporated into the Warwickshire Road Race League, ensuring a bumper turnout and an excellent, competitive race. The men's race was won by Chris Cook of Nike Portland in 15:14 and the ladies' race by Birchfield Harrier, Bev Hartigan, in 16:45, a course record.

Kim Elliott took the ladies' runners up spot with a fine 17:19, with Paul and Tony H leading home a large contingent of Centurion men. Perhaps the most encouraging aspect from our viewpoint were the junior results with Centurions filling the first three places, courtesy of Colin Eckloff, Michael Williams and fast improving Adam Jones. However, not to be outdone, our oldest competitor, John Toy, smashed the course record for his age group, over 65, with an excellent 21:08

Birmingham Rowheath and race organiser Richard Carney, in particular, deserve great credit for putting on such a fine summer race series over a testing 2-lap course. Each race is a straightforward, no-frills event, carried out with a minimum of fuss in a friendly atmosphere. Just how road races should be!

In the Warwickshire League standings, Centurions are in the remarkable position, after 4 races, of being first or second (or both) in nearly every category! The last two races are both 10-milers - September 16th at Nuneaton and October 14th at Rugby. Let's make sure of the best possible turnout.

Position

Name

Category

Time

20 Paul Bingham M40 17:03
26 Tony Haden SM 17:14
30 Kim Elliott SL 17:19
43 Bob Eaton M45 18:22
48 Andy Mathews SM 18:36
51 Dave Emery M50 18:52
52 Colin Eckloff M17 18:54
55 Michael Williams M13 19:05
71 Adam Jones M17 20:22
74 Geoff Wheeler M55 20:28
75 Mary Williams F45 20:35
79 Eddie Cupitt SM 21:00
82 John Toy M65 21:08
92 Brett Elliott SM 21:42
95 Tony O'Connor M55 21:48
98 Butch Bradley M55 21:51
102 Neil Prentice SM 22:06
104 Sally Gisborne F35 22:20

Sunday, April 15th - Massey Ferguson Easter 5

This year's Massey Easter 5 saw a terrific Centurion turn-out, no doubt attracted by the scenic delights of a 5 mile run through the, er, Massey Ferguson tractor factory. Yes, this year's course was somewhat unusual, to say the least, with the organisers forced to find an alternative course thanks to local roadworks. It was still a very enjoyable event, though - as always.

Preston and Kim (now there's a surprise!) were first Centurion man and lady, respectively. Preston was ably backed up by Paul, Gary and Andy R to record a men's team position of 5th. Altogether, we fielded a total of 18 men across all the age groups. The ladies turnout was a little smaller - just 2 - but what they lacked in quantity they made up for in quality, with Kim recording a fine 3rd place.

Position

Name

Time

Category

14 Preston Eckloff 27:28 V40
31 Paul Bingham 28:59 V40
46 Gary Turner 29:50 V40
49 Kim Elliott 29:54 SL
51 Andy Rea 30:08 SM
60 Tony Haden 30:51 SM
62 Dave Emery 30:54 V50
65 Bob Eaton 31:03 V45
75 Clive Smith 31:40 V55
92 Andy Matthews 32:41 SM
102 Eric Langford 33:38 V55
128 Eddie Cupitt 35:22 SM
139 Brett Elliott 36:06 SM
141 John Toy 36:09 V60
142 Geoff Wheeler 36:12 V55
144 Mary Williams 36:32 LV45
146 Tony O'Connor 36:51 V55
154 Neil Wilkes 38:08 SM
187 Nick Cleaver 46:15 SM
187 Steve Murphy 46:15 SM