London Championship 10k (men): 20 November 2010

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All runners

Pos arrow Name arrow Time arrow Cat arrow Club arrow Pace arrow
1 1 Nicholas Torry 32:47 SM Serpentine 5:16
2 2 Richard Phillips 33:24 V35 Serpentine 5:22
3 3 Hugh Torry 33:51 SM Serpentine 5:27
4 4 Will Green 34:33 V35 Serpentine 5:34
5 5 Eric Phillips 35:41 SM Serpentine 5:44
6 6 Ebrima Noble 36:43 V40 Serpentine 5:54
7 7 Jolyon Attwooll 36:50 V35 Serpentine 5:56
8 8 Andrew Taylor 37:00 SM Serpentine 5:57
9 9 Pau Herrero 37:21 SM Serpentine 6:01
10 10 Andrew Reeves 37:29 V40 Serpentine 6:02
11 11 Wesley Harrison 37:29 SM Serpentine 6:02
12 12 Neil Donovan 37:30 SM Serpentine 6:02
13 13 Richard Fanning 37:45 V40 Serpentine 6:04
14 14 Duncan Hancox 37:49 V35 Serpentine 6:05
15 15 Andrew Sims 37:53 SM Serpentine 6:06
16 16 Jamie Smalley 38:17 SM Serpentine 6:10
17 17 Nick Smeeton 38:27 SM Serpentine 6:11
18 18 Greg Stevens 38:39 V45 Serpentine 6:13
19 19 Andy Robbins 38:58 V35 Serpentine 6:16
20 20 Charles Lescott 38:59 SM Serpentine 6:16
21 21 Brian Stramer 39:22 V35 Serpentine 6:20
22 22 Andrew Hibbert 39:24 SM Serpentine 6:20
23 23 Gavin Edmonds 40:02 V35 Serpentine 6:26
24 24 Stephen Brown 40:24 V35 Serpentine 6:30
25 25 Nicola Barberis Negra 40:59 SM Serpentine 6:36
26 26 James Edgar 41:06 SM Serpentine 6:37
27 27 Brent Plump 41:13 SM Serpentine 6:38
28 28 Alex Elferink 41:19 V35 Serpentine 6:39
29 29 Richard Taylor 41:37 SM Serpentine 6:42
30 30 Justin Lock 42:21 V35 Serpentine 6:49
31 31 Michael Stainton 42:32 V45 Serpentine 6:51
32 32 Claudio Belotti 42:48 V35 Serpentine 6:53
33 33 Ben Gilmore 43:06 SM Serpentine 6:56
34 34 Darren Over 43:17 V35 Serpentine 6:58
35 35 Mark Wadley 43:46 V45 Serpentine 7:03
36 36 Mark Palmer 43:50 V40 Serpentine 7:03
37 37 Andrew Harrison 44:07 SM Serpentine 7:06
38 38 Stephane Schneider 44:25 SM Serpentine 7:09
39 39 Alex Malzer 44:35 V40 Serpentine 7:10
40 40 Christopher Abele 44:43 V45 Serpentine 7:12
41 41 Paul Fromme 44:54 V35 Serpentine 7:13
42 42 Guy Regis 45:35 V40 Serpentine 7:20
43 43 Jean-Luc Hoez 46:06 V50 Serpentine 7:25
44 44 Lars Olsen 46:57 V50 Serpentine 7:33
45 45 Ian Hodge 47:49 V45 Serpentine 7:42
46 46 David Hinds 49:20 V55 Serpentine 7:56
47 47 Theodore Chen 52:11 V35 Serpentine 8:24
48 48 Richard Smith 54:28 V55 Serpentine 8:46

Race conditions

Muddy

Report

Team results.
Pos Points Team Name Placings
1 40 HIGHGATE HARRIERS - A ( 5 8 12 15 )
2 42 SERPENTINE RUNNING CLUB - A ( 4 9 11 18 )
3 45 HERNE HILL HARRIERS - A ( 6 10 13 16 )
4 95 HIGHGATE HARRIERS - B ( 17 20 24 34 )
5 115 HERNE HILL HARRIERS - B ( 21 26 31 37 )
6 165 HIGHGATE HARRIERS - C ( 36 39 40 50 )
7 168 SERPENTINE RUNNING CLUB - B ( 32 43 45 48 )
8 171 HILLINGDON AC - A ( 19 30 33 89 )
9 173 LONDON HEATHSIDE - A ( 25 29 44 75 )
10 187 HERCULES WIMBLEDON AC ( 28 35 57 67 )
11 214 SERPENTINE RUNNING CLUB - C ( 52 53 54 55 )
12 236 CAMBRIDGE HARRIERS ( 2 51 90 93 )
13 245 SERPENTINE RUNNING CLUB - D ( 58 59 60 68 )
14 257 METROPOLITAN POLICE AC ( 42 47 77 91 )
15 267 HERNE HILL HARRIERS - C ( 38 46 78 105 )
16 301 SERPENTINE RUNNING CLUB - E ( 69 73 79 80 )
17 302 HIGHGATE HARRIERS - D ( 56 62 72 112 )
18 309 MORNINGTON CHASERS ( 22 76 96 115 )
19 355 THAMES VALLEY HARRIERS ( 1 107 109 138 )
20 359 BARNET & DISTRICT AC - A ( 49 82 103 125 )
21 369 WEST 4 HARRIERS ( 63 70 99 137 )
22 381 SERPENTINE RUNNING CLUB - F ( 87 88 100 106 )
23 389 EALING SOUTHALL & MIDDX. AC ( 66 95 102 126 )
24 391 LONDON HEATHSIDE - B ( 81 85 104 121 )
25 402 SOUTH LONDON HARRIERS ( 84 94 101 123 )
26 413 QUEENS PARK HARRIERS - A ( 65 71 132 145 )
27 415 ILFORD AC ( 23 86 97 209 )
28 471 SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ( 7 61 190 213 )
29 477 SERPENTINE RUNNING CLUB - G ( 114 117 122 124 )
30 535 HERNE HILL HARRIERS - D ( 120 133 134 148 )
31 548 HIGHGATE HARRIERS - E ( 118 127 140 163 )
32 548 DULWICH RUNNERS ( 92 110 168 178 )
33 566 LONDON HEATHSIDE - C ( 128 139 143 156 )
34 574 SERPENTINE RUNNING CLUB - H ( 130 146 147 151 )
35 610 STRIDERS OF CROYDON ( 135 136 150 189 )
36 639 SERPENTINE RUNNING CLUB - I ( 155 158 162 164 )
37 644 QUEENS PARK HARRIERS - B ( 153 157 161 173 )
38 678 SERPENTINE RUNNING CLUB - J ( 167 169 170 172 )
39 691 LONDON HEATHSIDE - D ( 160 175 177 179 )
40 704 HILLINGDON AC - B ( 98 181 205 220 )
41 735 SERPENTINE RUNNING CLUB - K ( 174 180 186 195 )
42 740 BARNET & DISTRICT AC - B ( 159 171 202 208 )
43 747 LONDON HEATHSIDE - E ( 183 185 187 192 )
44 793 QUEENS PARK HARRIERS - C ( 193 197 199 204 )
45 843 SERPENTINE RUNNING CLUB - L ( 200 210 215 218 )

Full results on www.seaa.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63&Itemid=6


On Saturday 13 November, Serpentine cross country team ended up on Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath for the London Championships with 10km of unrelenting mud and hills. The Metropolitan League has been the real focus so far this season and we knew a lot of clubs don't take the London Championships very seriously, so we viewed this as a sort of chill-out race. All the same, after winning bronze in 2008 and silver in 2009 we still half hoped that we might end up on the top step of the podium.

Nick Torry, having woken up just moments before the gun went off, was beaten into fourth place behind Chris Smith (Thames Valley), Dean Lacey (Cambridge Harriers) and Dan Agustus (Woodford Green) all of whom he regularly beats. Richard Phillips (9th), Hugh Torry (11th) and Will Green (18th) completed our A-team of four scorers: the first ever time that the both the Torrys have been on the start-line at the right time on Parliament Hill. Sadly Highgate Harriers, the perennial winners of this race, got the better of us once again, although each year we seem to get closer.

Eric Phillips (sober on the start-line for once) in 32nd, together with the fast-starting Ebrima Noble (43rd) and Jol Attwooll (45th) who destroyed the "movembered" Andy Taylor (48th) in a sprint, made up the B-team and were the seventh team to finish. Our strength in depth showed further down the field with Pau Herrero (52nd), who said the cross-country running in Spain doesn't involve mud, Andrew Reeves (53rd), Wesley Harrison (54th, another one with seasonal facial hair), Neil Donovan (55th) who has recently returned from injury, Richard Fanning (58th), Duncan Hancox (59th, still finding his feet over cross-country), new recruits Andrew Sims and Jamie Smalley (60th and 68th, we hope you run the Metropolitan League for us!) Nick Smeeton (70th), Greg Stevens (73rd), Andy Robbins (79th, hopefully on the road to recovery after a lengthy injury), Charles Lescott (80th, gearing up for Florence marathon), Brian Stramer (87th) and Andrew Hibbert (89th).

It was good to see many other Serpies running, including Gavin Edmonds (100th), Stephen Brown (106th), Nicola Barberis-Negra (114th), James Edgar (117th), Brent Plump (122nd and in charge of the pub), Alex Elferink (124th), Richard Taylor (130th), Justin Lock (146th), Michael Stainton (148th), Claudio Bellotti (151st), Ben Gilmore (155th), Darren Over (158th), Mark Wadley (163rd), Mark Palmer (164th), Andrew Harrison (167th) Stephane Schneider (169th), Alex Malzer (171st), Chris Abele (172nd), Paul Fromme (174th), Guy Regis (180th and running, thankfully, with spikes this time), Jean-Luc Hoez (187th), Lars Olsen (196th), Ian Hodge (200th), David Hinds (210th), Theo Chen (215th) and Richard Smith (218th).

Conditions were muddy, but we've seen worse and are likely to see worse again on Parliament Hill. It was cold but not bitter and nothing that a few pints in the Roebuck didn't put right. Many thanks as usual to all the various people who supported us and marshalled us and officalled us and so on and so forth although no thanks to the South of England Athletics Association who didn't manage to make the results available online during the weekend leaving me to write this report at work (ggggggggrrrrrrr).

And if you're not sure what's next on the agenda for cross-country, but want to ensure you don't miss a piece of the action? Sign-up now for the South of England Cross Country Championships, taking place on Parliament Hill on 29 January by e-mailing Malcolm French (or Steph Vaatz if you're a lady) by 4th December. And gear up for the next Metropolitan League race in Stevenage on 18 December. And train hard!

Eric P


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