Serpentine Handicap Results: 1 December 2007

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Handicap runners

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1 Wai Sem Morris 47:03 05:00 42:03 43:03 12 20 32 20 21:20 20:43 9:42 49.7%
2 Simon Bampfylde 47:10 19:00 28:10 28:59 12 19 31 10 14:00 14:10 6:29 66.3%
3 Chris Notton 47:30 18:30 29:00 28:27 10 18 28 22 14:29 14:31 6:41 64.1%
4 Alan G. Hall 47:32 20:45 26:47 27:07 12 17 29 11 13:29 13:18 6:10 70.9%
5 Gary Hymns 47:35 19:00 28:35 26:16 3 16 19 92 14:02 14:33 6:35 73.4%
6 Abdifatah Dhuhulow 47:41 19:45 27:56 28:11 12 15 27 10 13:32 14:24 6:26 65.7%
7 Claudio Belotti 47:46 20:45 27:01 27:28 12 14 26 7 13:30 13:31 6:13 69.1%
8 William Simpson 48:02 19:00 29:02 29:06 12 13 25 33 14:24 14:38 6:41 70.1%
9 Keith Morris 48:11 02:15 45:56 41:50 3 12 15 109 22:48 23:08 10:35 54.0%
10 Alistair Howells 48:14 19:30 28:44 27:56 9 11 20 15 13:49 14:55 6:37 64.4%
11 Paul Phibbs 48:15 22:45 25:30 25:50 12 10 22 11 12:45 12:45 5:52 79.2%
12 Jeremy Freer 48:20 19:30 28:50 28:46 11 9 20 21 14:07 14:43 6:39 64.4%
13 David Smart 48:21 19:30 28:51 28:23 10 8 18 74 14:20 14:31 6:39 78.5%
14 Jeannette Mueller 48:22 16:15 32:07 30:49 7 7 14 26 15:59 16:08 7:24 67.0%
15 James Stratford 48:26 15:00 33:26 29:50 0 6 6 145 16:46 16:40 7:42 61.8%
16 Jerome Ponchelle 48:27 20:00 28:27 24:08 0 5 5 34 13:59 14:28 6:33 67.3%
17 Georgina McFadyen 48:33 11:45 36:48 36:19 10 4 14 10 18:33 18:15 8:29 56.8%
18 Lula Rosso 48:33 12:15 36:18 35:47 10 3 13 22 17:51 18:27 8:22 58.2%
19 Owen Barder 48:38 22:30 26:08 25:35 9 3 12 36 12:55 13:13 6:01 74.4%
20 Rachael Elkins 48:45 18:30 30:15 31:26 12 3 15 4 15:06 15:09 6:58 69.1%
21 Stephane Schneider 48:47 19:45 29:02 28:42 10 3 13 6 14:12 14:50 6:41 63.3%
22 Manuel Moreno 48:50 12:30 36:20 32:58 2 3 5 53 17:52 18:28 8:22 64.0%
23 Peter Kinahan 48:53 17:00 31:53 34:34 12 3 15 2 16:08 15:45 7:21 62.2%
24 Jean-Luc Hoez 48:54 19:30 29:24 28:50 10 3 13 91 14:41 14:43 6:46 71.4%
25 Marielle Vestlund 48:55 17:00 31:55 32:23 12 3 15 5 16:07 15:48 7:21 66.5%
26 Graham Carson 48:57 16:30 32:27 31:34 9 3 12 20 16:16 16:11 7:29 70.3%
27 Alice Rickford 49:02 13:45 35:17 34:18 9 3 12 12 17:27 17:50 8:08 59.3%
28 Alex Malzer 49:07 20:00 29:07 27:54 7 3 10 12 14:28 14:39 6:42 65.8%
29 Eamonn Richardson 49:08 17:45 31:23 28:01 0 3 3 194 15:51 15:32 7:14 65.8%
30 Simon Coles 49:28 15:30 33:58 32:24 7 3 10 27 17:01 16:57 7:50 61.3%
31 Bev Thomas 49:31 01:00 48:31 42:41 0 3 3 127 23:59 24:32 11:11 57.9%
32 Michael Dempsey 49:34 18:15 31:19 30:26 9 3 12 6 15:25 15:54 7:13 58.8%
33 Steven Turner 49:43 09:15 40:28 32:04 0 3 3 19 20:03 20:25 9:20 49.5%
34 Ann Schofield 49:47 12:15 37:32 35:29 6 3 9 9 18:14 19:18 8:39 58.1%
35 Helen Usborne 49:48 20:30 29:18 29:58 12 3 15 3 14:37 14:41 6:45 71.4%
36 Jane Harris 49:58 15:00 34:58 32:38 5 3 8 36 17:23 17:35 8:03 62.4%
37 Ella Palmer 49:59 18:15 31:44 30:58 9 3 12 5 15:58 15:46 7:19 66.2%
38 Chris Stagg 50:04 11:45 38:19 32:44 0 3 3 155 18:47 19:32 8:50 60.7%
39 David Hinds 50:07 18:45 31:22 31:11 11 3 14 4 15:24 15:58 7:14 70.3%
40 John Hudspith 50:09 20:45 29:24 26:25 0 3 3 135 14:52 14:32 6:46 69.7%
41 Grethe Petersen 50:11 19:00 31:11 29:19 6 3 9 35 15:33 15:38 7:11 69.5%
42 Amanda Moss 50:15 09:45 40:30 39:29 9 3 12 6 20:20 20:10 9:20 55.7%
43 Rostyslav Braharnyk 50:19 23:00 27:19 27:13 11 3 14 3 13:23 13:56 6:18 67.2%
44 Brian Harris 50:22 14:45 35:37 33:00 4 3 7 82 17:29 18:08 8:12 69.6%
45 Christian Morris 50:23 20:00 30:23 24:47 0 3 3 48 15:04 15:19 7:00 60.4%
46 Richard Smith 50:25 18:00 32:25 29:01 0 3 3 117 16:35 15:50 7:28 66.9%
47 Rachel Powell 50:28 15:15 35:13 32:38 4 3 7 14 17:13 18:00 8:07 61.1%
48 Piers Faulkner 50:30 19:00 31:30 28:59 4 3 7 9 15:40 15:50 7:15 59.6%
49 Keith Evans 50:45 10:00 40:45 34:09 0 3 3 115 20:43 20:02 9:24 60.9%
50 George Allan 51:03 18:30 32:33 29:52 3 3 6 20 16:33 16:00 7:30 67.2%
51 John Dsouza 51:15 18:45 32:30 29:25 2 3 5 19 15:41 16:49 7:29 60.2%
52 Michael Tunnah 51:36 22:30 29:06 28:12 8 3 11 2 14:12 14:54 6:42 63.1%
53 John Herriott 51:42 15:00 36:42 35:52 9 3 12 3 18:42 18:00 8:27 57.7%
54 Bev Bates 51:47 14:45 37:02 33:43 3 3 6 12 18:21 18:41 8:32 58.9%
55 Alison Wright 51:49 09:30 42:19 37:58 0 3 3 15 21:08 21:11 9:45 49.8%
56 Leala Padmanabhan 51:50 13:45 38:05 32:39 0 3 3 21 18:36 19:29 8:47 56.2%
57 Cluny Brown 52:23 16:00 36:23 35:36 9 3 12 2 17:39 18:44 8:23 58.3%
58 Raul Kharbanda 52:28 20:00 32:28 27:40 0 3 3 15 15:57 16:31 7:29 57.5%
59 Darren Over 52:29 19:15 33:14 29:04 0 3 3 7 14:53 18:21 7:39 56.2%
60 Gordon Robertson 52:59 16:45 36:14 30:56 0 3 3 56 17:28 18:46 8:21 56.1%
61 Sally Hodge 53:14 15:30 37:44 33:15 0 3 3 28 18:32 19:12 8:42 61.1%
62 Garrett Farrell 53:23 18:45 34:38 31:06 0 3 3 4 18:14 16:24 7:59 53.2%
63 Marianne Morris 55:05 11:15 43:50 36:12 0 3 3 134 22:16 21:34 10:06 59.8%

Scratch runners

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- Heikki Vidgren 46:29 14:30 31:59 00:00 0 3 3 1 15:47 16:12 7:22 58.4%
- Graham Kirk 47:06 13:45 33:21 00:00 0 3 3 1 16:32 16:49 7:41 55.1%
- Nick Fidler 47:31 19:45 27:46 00:00 0 3 3 1 13:50 13:56 6:24 66.1%
- Hugh Shields 47:53 22:30 25:23 26:19 12 3 15 9 12:27 12:56 5:51 77.7%
- Alex Pearson 47:56 16:00 31:56 00:00 0 3 3 1 15:51 16:05 7:21 57.8%
- Siobhan Reddy 49:22 17:30 31:52 00:00 0 3 3 1 15:41 16:11 7:21 66.6%
- Anthea Rooke 49:39 08:00 41:39 00:00 0 3 3 1 21:20 20:19 9:36 62.0%
- Cameron Smith 50:01 21:15 28:46 28:30 11 3 14 4 14:01 14:45 6:38 64.9%
- Yuko Blair-Smith 50:08 15:00 35:08 34:13 9 3 12 9 17:33 17:35 8:06 66.4%
- Sue Walker 51:43 08:00 43:43 40:24 4 3 7 92 25:53 17:50 10:05 62.5%
- Gareth Anderson 52:31 20:00 32:31 31:04 7 3 10 2 16:22 16:09 7:30 56.9%

Race conditions

Wintery (and wonderlandy) - dry, cold, congested with people being seasonal.

Report

The start line of the Serpentine Handicap was today occupied by a 80ft Helter Skelter as part of the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, so the race start was relocated to the small hill above the course adjacent to the Dell Cafe. The course length remained the same, but the start had a gentle downhill, and the finish had a rise to the line.

Today's winner was Wai Sem Morris, who knocked 60s off her personal best to take the gold in her 20th handicap. Second up the hill was Simon Bampfylde - again a PB - 7 seconds behind. Third place was between Chris Notton and Alan G Hall. Alan's PB was not enough, with Chris securing bronze by two seconds.

There were 74 finishers today and 12 PBs - Wai Sem, Simon and Alan mentioned already, plus: Abdifatah Dhuhulow (on the first outing of his new running foot), Claudio Belotti, William Simpson, Paul Phibbs, Rachael Elkins, Peter Kinahan, Marielle Vestlund, Helen Usborne and Hugh Shields. Congratulations.

Today was the last race of the year, and consequently we can now reveal who is the new Tom Hogshead champion. If you don't want to know the result now, skip the rest of this paragraph. Last month we left the competition with a two-way battle for first and second, and a four-way battle for third place (no one in 3rd to 6th place could score enough points to take second). For third place, the battle was between Lula Rosso, William Simpson, Alice Rickford and Sid Wills. Today Lula scored 13pts (displacing a 10 to add +1 to give a total of 168pts), William's PB gave him 25 pts (displacing a 9 to add +16 giving 173pts), Alice scored 12 pts (no better than her lowest score, so still on 154pts), and Sid didn't run (so still on 151pts). This means William's excellent run today moved him up to take the bronze. In the 1st/2nd place battle, John D'Sousa previously led Jeremy Freer by 8pts. Today, John only scored 5pts, so remained on 202pts. Jeremy managed to pull a near-PB out of the hat to score 11 bonus points in addition to 9pts for being 12th - a total of 20pts. Unfortunately Jeremy's best score was 18pts, so the net improvement is +2, yielding an annual total of 194+(20-18) = 196pts. John has thus remained at the top of the table by 6pts. Well done to everyone who fought in this year's competition.

Jeremy and John were two who managed to contest every handicap race in 2007 - the others were Gordon Robertson and Jeannette Mueller. Well done to all four of your alarm clocks.

Thanks to everyone who helped make today's race possible (in difficult conditions) - they were: Juliet Allen, Mark Braley, Bob Davidson, Malcolm French, Martin Garrett, Ron Hagel, Ian Hodge, Sue Ellen Horrocks, Anthony Stranger Jones, Jon Knox, Guy Regis, Hilary Walker, John Walker and Ros Young.

The next race should be in five weeks on January 5th next year. Winter Wonderland will be continuing, and we expect more visitors in the park, so this is an advance notice - MARSHALLS NEEDED! Thanks.