Wildcat Aquathlon & the Aquaman Design 5k Swim - race report and results

                  

There were some true hardnuts out there in the Derwent this morning. I mean real, proper masochists putting themselves through 5k at only 13 degrees, and one with a sleeveless wetsuit too!

It was a small but cheerful band which slid into the water at 8.30am and they were just as cheerful afterwards, although I think Matt Donnelly's initial facial expression might have actually been a peculiarly benign grimace.

 

Congratulations to you all. Everyone managed to hold it together and put in some good even results as you'll be able to see.

I hope it will become a larger event in future years once word and war stories get round. It's an accurate 5k in a lovely setting.

 

1   Paul Jennings M50 6.45 13.44 20.46 27.58 35.05 42.25 49.45 57.14 64.40 72.06
2   Charles Hunter M50 7.55 16.03 24.11 32.32 40.46 49.12 57.42 66.24 75.17 82.34
3   Sarah Moorwood FS 8.45 17.30 26.27 35.34 44.45 53.57 63.20 72.43 82.16 91.35
4   Matt Donnelly M60 8.23 16.31 24.55 33.55 42.06 50.45 59.45 68.47 82.45 92.33
5   Chris Thomas M50 10.37 20.45 30.47 41.28 51.37 62.03 72.40 83.05 93.47 104.39
6   Tracie Tipper F40 11.22 22.13 32.33 43.30 54.55 66.25 79.30 90.40 102.05 113.59
                           

       Paul Jennings

 

                                                      Sarah Morwood   

On to the aquathlon then.

We were back on the original course again this year with last year's rock falls having been dealt with. It's tough and it's rugged up amongst those crags with some of the most surprisingly lovely views if only you had time to lift your eyes.

                                

It was great to see a hard-fought race at the front end between two very promising youngsters. It was no foregone conclusion and it was only towards the very end that Sam Broomhead managed to secure a 9 second win over Elsbeth Grant. Sam was running scared!

         Sam crosses the line......

                                    .............with Elsbeth Grant not far behind.    

                          

The long race had one or two close battles within it too: Christine Howard and Antony Lester trying to do their worst to each other and Rupert Holden spending the first half of the race in genuine fear of his daughter.

The relays brought out some fierce competition amongst friends and a good morning was had by all.

Thanks must go to Derbyshire Dales District Council for use of the Derwent Gardens and to Willersley Castle for allowing us the use of their grounds.

Also, the first aiders (who actually had a couple of grazes to tend to today) have asked that their fee goes to the air ambulance charity so I'll be sending off £100 to that.

        Swim exit Finish
Short course      
1   Sam Broomhead Mu20 7.21 28.14
2   Elsbeth Grant Fu20 7.19 28.23
3   Wayne Stott M40 6.41 30.19
4   Ellen Patton Fu20 7.41 31.54
5   Robert Cogings M40 8.14 32.3
6   Emily Barnett Fu20 8.24 35.29
7   Edmin Krause M40 10.25 37.41
8   Kirsty Bryan-Jones F40 11.05 37.59
9   Rebecka Kiff FS 10.09 42.13
10   Alison Pye FS 14.15 44.29
11   Sarah Liszka F40 12.29 47.15
12   Lorraine Murphy F40 17.35 49.28
13   Jakki Simmons F40 16.25 54.29
14   Genny Kiff F60 25.55 81.49
           
Long course      
1   Oliver Astley MS 24.07 70.43
2   Chris Hallas M50 28.29 75.38
3   Christine Howard F40 28.52 77.12
4   Antony Lester MS 27.46 77.24
5   Rupert Holden M40 36.23 80.27
6   Ava Holden Fu20 32.16 84.14
7   Richard Cafferata M50 23.55 84.59
8   Robyn Hackett F40 26.06 85.48
9   Helen Barnett F40 30.39 87.56
10   Lucy Simpson FS 31.54 90.34
11   John Knight M50 33.49 90.55
12   Andrea Atkinson F40 32.44 93.51
13   Jon Warren M40 37.02 94.31
14   Phil Lycett M40 33.07 99.23
15   Rachel Limbert FS 38.02 100.15
           
Short relay      
1   Helen Straw   8.49  
    Michaela Dick     31.24
2   Elle Goodall   7.59  
    Elizabeth Webster     31.45
3   Isabelle Lester   9.55  
    Freya Lester     35.37
4   Jade Fretter   10.11  
    Ruth Woolsey     36.31
5   Douglas Wilson   22.33  
    Eleanor Wilson     49.07
           
Long relay      
1   Steve Goodall   22.32  
    Sam Owen     66.03
2   Matt Elphick   27.19  
    Carolyn Fox    

73.25

                                And this is what it's all about.........great rivals but even greater friends.