Derwent Duathlon, 20th March 2016, race report and results

               

Those down south always reckon they get the best of our British weather but today's shown that isn't always the case. I image some of you are even feeling a little red cheeked from the glorious sun which shone down in the Upper Derwent Valley today. So, those who made the trip from the south coast, I hope you'll be back to see us again soon.

The reason for such epic journeys to today's race was, of course, that it incorporated the Police Sport UK duathlon championships and it was an honour to be your host for the day.

 

But it was about more than just that. It was about everyone - competitors, helpers, spectators - enjoying what for many of us is on our doorstep and putting in a satisfying performance. Congratulations go to all our overall and category winners and to the many who knocked a chunk off their previous times. I know there were quite a few.

                       

 

Interestingly, and for the first time, we didn't have a roughly even split of first run choices. The balance weighed in favour of doing the fell run first. Are we getting closer to solving the Mystery of the Derwent Duathlon? Who knows.

  Lady winner Bethan Gay approaching T1.

               Winner Matthew Hallam.      

                      PSUK winner Rich Martin.

 

Special thanks must go to all those who helped out: friends, family and the police cadets from Glossop. Jonathan Lee from Wheels On Fire too for his mechanical help in the bike department. Also to the first aiders who actually had something to do this year when a dog singled out Chris Hallas for a bit of entertainment. Mind you, if you read back to the 2014 report you'll find that he features in that too for riding most of the bike route with no saddle. Some mothers do have 'em, Chris. If you're wondering who he is, he's the guy who features on the label of your bottle of Intrepid Brewery Duathlete Blonde Ale which, by the way, I hope you enjoy.

And watch this space next year to see Chris' 2017 antics.

   Kirsty Shannon with her prize. Something to dance around at the disco.

And all that effort for this......   Worth every bead of sweat, I'm sure you'll agree.

Thanks to Rebecca and Ben at the Intrepid Brewing Company down the road at Brough for the special edition brew.

Here are the results. Thanks for coming.

 

            Enter T1 Exit T2 Finish   PSUK
                     
1   Matthew Hallam M     18:40 f 01:09:10 01:32:36    
2   Eugene Grant M 40   20:09 f 01:10:37 01:35:19    
3   Rich Martin M 40   19:14 f 01:10:46 01:35:30   Devon & Cornwall
4   Rob Baldock M     20:59 f 01:10:37 01:35:49    
5   William Griffiths M     20:22 f 01:11:21 01:35:25    
6   Ben Cartwright M     19:19 f 01:14:00 01:37:58    
7   Jason Chubb M 40   25:20 r 01:16:56 01:37:59   Devon & Cornwall
8   Matt Gibbons M     21:10 f 01:12:54 01:38:32   West Mercia
9   Liam Walker M     19:58 f 01:14:43 01:38:52    
10   Samuel Hughes M     19:11 f 01:13:26 01:39:01    
11   Stuart LeClere M     24:33 r 01:19:09 01:39:33   West Mercia
12   Andy Day M 40   20:42 f 01:14:28 01:40:14   West Midlands
13   Rob Johnson M     24:26 r 01:19:38 01:41:13    
14   Tom Willner-Reid M     19:50 f 01:15:20 01:41:37    
15   David Ryder M 40   25:55 r 01:21:24 01:41:52    
16   Greg McNally M 40   26:38 r 01:20:57 01:42:22    
17   John O'Dwyer M     21:39 f 01:17:32 01:43:40    
18   Owain Llewellyn M       01:22:30 01:44:04   North Wales
19   Matthew Oldham M     24:24 r 01:24:29 01:44:32   GMP
20   Matthew Latham M     20:40 f 01:19:45 01:44:52    
21   Michael Beech M u20 23:58 f 01:17:52 01:45:38    
22   Pat Kinch M 50   24:40 f 01:17:24 01:45:54    
23   David Schofield M 40   27:50 r 01:23:14 01:46:08   South Yorkshire
24   Richard Sample M     23:21 f 01:18:07 01:46:13   GMP
25   Maximilian Bloomfield M     21:51 f 01:21:24 01:46:20    
26   John Levick M 50   23:20 f 01:18:09 01:46:45   West Yorkshire
27   Jacob Pope M     21:20 f 01:20:15 01:46:46    
28   Daniel Stephenson M 40   27:38 r 01:23:28 01:46:59    
29   Pete Orme M 50   24:03 f 01:20:33 01:47:25   Derbyshire
30   Stefan Winstanley M     26:20 r 01:24:02 01:47:26   Devon & Cornwall
31   David Addenbrooke M     21:56 f 01:21:34 01:48:15    
32   Callan Moffat M 40   23:13 f 01:21:06 01:48:18    
33   Richard Harbon M 50   22:58 f 01:21:15 01:48:38   Hertfordshire
34   Gavin Newhouse M     22:23 f 01:21:40 01:49:08    
35   Carl McMullen M     26:26 r 01:26:55 01:49:41    
36   Ronnie Neilson M     23:30 f 01:21 01:49:45    
37   Lee Keefe M     24:57 f 01:20:48 01:49:50   GMP
38   Paul Slaymaker M     26:22 f 01:26:13 01:49:49   West Mercia
39   Bethan Gay F     22:54 f 01:23:23 01:49:55    
40   Jon Batt M 50   22:22 f 01:20:40 01:50:08    
41   Dave Peart M 40   25:20 f 01:24:39 01:51:46    
42   Stuart Dinwoodie M 50   f 01:24:04 01:51:54   Wiltshire
43   Phil Slingsby M     28:10 r 01:27:45 01:51:56   GMP
44   Kevin Elliott M 40   24:00 f 01:24:06 01:51:56   GMP
45   Rachel Brown F     22:24 f 01:24:50 01:52:05    
46   Kevin Handley M     23:17 f 01:23:14 01:52:11   GMP
47   David Jacobs M 40   25:35 f 01:22:37 01:53:28    
48   Joshua Carlisle M     23:10 f 01:27:00 01:53:35    
49   Christine Howard F 40   24:18 f 01:24:30 01:53:44   Derbyshire
50   Stuart Smith M     25:12 f 01:24:32 01:54:19    
51   Nick Lees M 40   26:42 f 01:24:27 01:54:45   GMP
52   Rebecca Lineker F     25:28 f 01:22:30 01:54:50    
53   David Thornsby-Smith M 50   24:05 f 01:24:01 01:55:06    
54   Anthony Marchant M 40   26:30 f 01:22:38 01:55:08    
55   Kevin Ball M 50   26:11 f 01:24:10 01:55:20    
56   Steve White M 50   29:10 r 01:30:00 01:55:28    
57   Neil Stenton M 50   24:50 f 01:25:50 01:55:30    
58   Arran Sayle M 40   23:52 f 01:26:34 01:55:50   Lancashire
59   Jay Dale M     23:50 f 01:25:12 01:55:56   Staffordshire
60   Neil Angus M 40   24:54 f 01:28:20 01:56:12    
61   Liz Batt F 50   23:35 f 01:24:08 01:56:30    
62   Alexander Craig-Thompson M     23:45 f 01:26:58 01:57:25    
63   Kirsty Shannon F 40   29:53 r 01:31:49 01:57:32   Hampshire
64   Chris Hallas M 50   24:47 f 01:28:35 01:57:47    
65   Nick Harrison M     25:59 f 01:26:49 01:57:56    
66   Paddy Shambrook M     23:59 f 01:28:25 01:58:06   Derbyshire
67   Antony Lester M     28:50 r 01:33:24 01:58:39    
68   Nick Clayton M     26:10 f 01:24:48 01:59:00    
69   Laurance Dolman M     31:43 r 01:31:24 01:59:49    
70   John Ashforth M     23:18 f 01:29:59 01:59:59    
71   Enya Tabram F     25:47 f 01:27:58 02:00:25    
72   Christine McMullen F 40   26:13 f 01:30:12 02:00:37   GMP
73   Bryan Lawton M 50   24:44 f 01:31:10 02:00:44   GMP
74   Sarah Martin-Smith F     26:40 f 01:28:17 02:00:51    
75   Daniel Waterfield M     29:30 f 01:26:28 02:00:57    
76   Alastair Wills  M     31:55 r 01:33:23 02:01:44    
77   Steve Gregory M 40   28:12 f 01:25:33 02:02:03    
78   Benedict Kay M 40   31:57 r 01:37:10 02:03:56    
79   Roderick Smart M 40   29:56 r 01:37:22 02:04:14   Leicestershire
80   Tim Nixon M 50   32:34 r 01:37:20 02:04:49    
81   Sarah Walker F     28:06 f 01:33:25 02:05:14    
82   Kevin Wood M 50   30:38 r 01:36:47 02:05:20    
83   Lee Murden M 40   27:26 f 01:31:32 02:05:20    
84   Claire Weston F     31:41 f 01:32:37 02:06:09    
85   Rod Hockin M 50   32:51 r 01:36:52 02:06:22   Leicestershire
86   Robert Quinn M     32:52 r 01:36:57 02:07:35    
87   Damian Reed M     31:02 r 01:36:44 02:08:07   GMP
88   Richard Pegg M 50   26:25 f 01:39:00 02:08:51    
89   Berin Jones M 40   25:48 f 01:36:24 02:08:52    
90   Nicolle Croft F     28:24 f 01:36:40 02:09:25   Lancashire
91   Laura Belfield F     29:30 f 01:37:39 02:09:44    
92   Ian Tyers M 50   33:59 r 01:36:33 02:10:58   Devon & Cornwall
93   Gareth Steward M     31:50 r 01:38:38 02:11:25   Thames Valley
94   Katrina Kemp F 50   31:59 r 01:41:57 02:11:32   Leicestershire
95   Mark Mulryan M 40   27:42 f 01:36:40 02:12:15   Lancashire
96   Joanne Howett F 40   27:03 f 01:40:36 02:12:29    
97   Jo Baker F 60   34:23 r 01:43:53 02:14:46    
98   Cheryl Hughes F 40   26:12 f   02:15:22   GMP
99   Ian Ellis M 50   36:11 r 01:44:50 02:16:23    
100   Kevin Clark M 40   26:44 f 01:44:07 02:16:25   North Wales
101   Rob Moffat M 40   30:59 f 01:40:10 02:05:20    
102   Wendy Spencer F     28:30 f 01:48:40 02:20:09    
103   Dave Pearson M     33:03 r 01:45:42 02:20:30    
104   James Williams M     31:44 f 01:43:32 02:21:21    
105   Ben Coombs M     31:30 f 01:43:19 02:22:26   GMP
106   Kristian Kavanagh M     33:52 f 01:46:57 02:22:39    
107   Rebecca Burrell F     28:30 f 01:50:40 02:24:16    
108   Emma Dickinson F     32:33 f 01:48:48 02:26:10    
109   Hannah Beresford F     36:29 r 01:54:56 02:26:48    
110   Steve Broadbent M 50   33:44 f 01:47:10 02:27:41   Lancashire
111   Paul Bratby M 50   38:09 r 01:54:40 02:28:18    
112   Steven Plumb M 50   33:59 r 01:50:02 02:28:32   Leicestershire
113   Cameron Black M     36:59 r 01:54:03 02:28:42    
114   Sophie Pitt F     36:58 f 01:57:10 02:29:35    
115   Gemma Smith F     33:44 f 01:48:50 02:29:56    
116   Nina Close F     32:46 f 01:48:29 02:30:18    
117   Steph Pitt F u20 37:02 f 02:03:30 02:34:35    
118   Mark Porter M 50   31:46 f 01:53:43 02:37:32   Lancashire
119   Megan Dosdale F     37:23 r 02:03:30 02:41:37    
120   Suzie Parker F     37:22 r 02:03:30 02:41:37    
121   Tracy Pollington F     42:09 f 02:08:45 02:56:46   Essex
122   Greig Avery M     42:02 f 02:08:45 02:56:46   Essex
123   Catherine White F 50   34:31 f 02:08:50 02:57:53    
    Elizabeth Forbes F     34:40 f   DNF