2017 Askern 10mile Number Allocation & Race Day Instructions

Please find links to:

Collect number and returnable chip on the day; HQ open from 9.00am – race start at 10.30am. Leave plenty of time…

Parking at Askern Miners Welfare Club (sat nav: DN6 0AJ),

Have a good run!

2017 South Yorkshire Road League Info

South Yorkshire Road Race League Venue information and travel.

Wednesday, 29th March. Three Merry Lads, Lodge Moor, Sheffield

From the A61, take the A57, pass the University and Weston Park. Turn left at the sign for Claremont Hospital.  Continue on this road for 2.5 miles until you see the Sportsman pub on the left. Please do not park in the car park of the Sportsman.  There is a large car public park on the left just beyond the Sportsman which can be used.  Please do not park in the car park of the Three Merry Lads unless you are staying after the race for food and/or drinks. There are toilets there and there should be four portable toilets. You could park beyond the start (outside the Three Merry Lads) but do not park on the road used for the race.

Post Code: S10 4LJ

Wednesday, 12th April        Worsbrough Mill, Barnsley

From M1 at Junction 36, come down the A61 and the mill is on the left. There is some parking in the Mill car park and the overspill on the other side of the road on the grass area. After the Mill car park turn right and the parking is on the right. Do not park on the course but you can park on the steep hill from the pub towards Ward Green. Toilets are in the club and there should be portable toilets in the car park. Keep off the main road and assemble in the side street near the club.

Post code: S70 5LJ

Wednesday, 26th April     Brodsworth Village

Leave the A1 at Junction 37, at Marr take the road to Brodsworth Hall and continue to Brodsworth Garden Centre where there is parking. This will be open until 9pm. The start is in the village so no parking there.  Toilets are in the garden centre and the pub. The finish is as before but we are not using the muddy track on the Country Park, just a short stretch. The finish is 400m from the Garden centre. Only park at the pub if you are staying for a meal. Park in the garden centre and move to the pub after the race if you are staying.

Post Code for Hall: DN5 7XJ

Wednesday, 10th May Penistone Football Club

The football club is in the centre of Penistone near the Railway Station. There is some parking at the club, as directed by marshals and plenty of free car parks in the town. Toilets are in the football ground. The presentations will be made as soon as possible in the club house. If you are a winner please stay to collect your prize or ask someone to collect it for you.

Post Code for Football club: S36 6AT

General information

All races start at 7.00 p.m.  This year there will be NO guest runners, sorry. There will be no numbers given out on the day by me so please if you are running you MUST get a number from your club at least a week before the first race as your club must send in an entry declaration. There is a limit of 500 numbers issued and no more will be available. Club contacts have been sent an allocation and once that has gone there will be no more … so be early. The numbers this year are £10 each.  Please carry out any instructions from race marshals so we can enjoy the competition without causing problems for local residents and other road users.

FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ALL INFO:

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=south%20yorkshire%20county%20athletics%20association%205%20mile%20road%20race%20series

Pat O’Grady’s Funeral Arrangements

Just to let people know Pat O’Grady’s funeral will be at Rose Hill Crematorium Friday 28th August at 12.20pm and afterwards at Askern Welfare.

Family flowers only and donations will be gratefully received for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Pat gave a lot to the local running community, putting on 3 ‘races’ a year for 20+ years. He’ll be missed by all at ADRC but many happy memories remain.

Manchester Marathon by Tubs Leyland

Manchester Marathon – not so much a secret, more a ‘prevention of people worrying about the fat lad until the very last minute’. Having failed in the club ballot for London, my intention was to concentrate on running miles early in the year and see where I was by Spring. I generally average 100 mile months, although do dip as low as 60/70 where I increase bike and swim. I thought if I could tick over the miles, throw in a long run and see how I felt as the date approached, I could always drop out and nobody would ever know. Having said that, I may be many things, but I’m not really a drop out, it’s not in my nature.

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Tough Guy 2015

We’re a diverse bunch us ADRCers. We have our ‘elite’ road runners, we have our cross country stalwarts, we even have Collo and his love of Shabby Chic. We also have our nutters. The Danj’s who like the isolation of sitting in the mountains drinking condensation with nipple clamps on…….we have the makings of a Tri team scattered in and amongst. We have our obstacle runners…….This is why I write today.

Sunday 32nd January is Tough Guy 2015 , so tough it has it’s own date. Duncan and I will be travelling to Wolverhampton to take on the ultimate in obstacle running. The toughest, coldest challenge there is. I’m now a veteran of Tough Mudder, Total Warrior, Spartan, Yorkshire Warrior, Pain Barrier. Duncan is a veteran of many things, he is an Ironman, 140.6 mile in one go across 3 disciplines. Whilst I would never compare Tough Guy to Ironman, I will say it’s one of the hardest things I’ve done and I include Marathon running in that.
The drop out rate is huge, people can’t finish the course for various reasons, injury and hypothermia being two.  The course is a  gruelling 9 miler of knee deep mud, steep, hands on the floor, inclines.  It is also a course that has water round every corner, some knee deep, some that submerges you completely, icy, glassy, so cold it burns, water.  It’s the cold that does most damage, to the mind and the body, I have run alongside people crying, I have watched people drop out.  I have watched people finish and it’s for this reason any of us do what we do.  Pain is temporary, pride is forever.

This Sunday promises to rank among one of the tougher events because of the harsh winter weather we’ve seen……

Spare a thought for us while you’re out hitting the road or in hitting the Sunday roast, whatever we do, we’re linked by running, there are times we hate it, times we love it, but rarely do we finish a run and not feel a sense of pride that whilst it would be easier to sit and do nothing, running cleanses the body and strengthens the mind, allegedly……….

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxffTRu5zI8

 

Yorkshire Cross Country Champs 2015

Lightwater Valley played host again, a windy day saw lorries overturned on the A1, an early warning I may have to lose some pace to avoid being blown over.

Amber and Christine formed the ladies team (4 to count). Christine went for a ‘hoody wrap to warm her behind’ look, while amber opted for the ‘why am I doing this’ look……..ladies doing 1 short and 2 big laps. The going wasn’t too bad underfoot, although a bit of headwind on parts of the course.

The men’s team were sweating that I would have to count to make up the team, but thankfully ‘Terminator’ Marlow made the start with 5 mins to spare, citing lack of flag for poor timekeeping. It was pointed out that it’s all very well having a flag with nobody to look after it…….the case continues.

Collo, Winter, Goodair, Marlow, Pearce (D), Guttridge made up the team of 6, with me making up the B team (in weight alone). I really do get value for money and 1 short and 4 big laps meant I could see everyone lap me before continuing on a solo last lap with the tail enders. The Brownlee’s were a no show.

Another character building cross country, we don’t know why we do it, but we love it when we have…..

Results attached. Next up is the Northerns at Ponte Racecourse on 24th Jan. If I was a horse, I’d be shot, so could be interesting.

Yorkhsire XC Excel Entry Form 2015.xls Askern DRC Yorkshire XC Championships results 2015

Boxing Day Run / Handicap Update

Paul Collingwood brought home the pigs in blankets on the boxing day run, with a brilliant, festive turn out.

1st P Collinson 18:17
2nd J Wilkinson 18:52
3rd J Restell 19:02

1st Lady Karen Ball 19:56

67 runners in total.

The handicap was a significantly smaller turn out, with Dave Collo sorting the times, a thankless task, made more difficult by the ‘injured/sick/lame/excuse ridden’ members of ADRC, by we’re a dishonest bunch for one day a year.

Phil Tordoff stormed home in 1st cheered by the mightily (if not easily) impressed Bella (daughter). Phil was the only runner wanting to run a different course due to the icy conditions underfoot, seems they helped him greatly.

As someone bringing up the rear (as usual) it was nice to turn onto Campsall Balk and see the majority of runners finishing, seems the times may have been estimated fairly reasonably 😉 !
I won’t mention Tordoff, Vout, Guttridge and Torrington starting in front of me (having been miles ahead all year), or me running exactly what I thought i’d run and regualarly run at Time Trial……….or that Aydon, O’Grady, Collo, Keith Bertie and Hinchcliffe all passed me so it didn’t matter anyway………Although I blew Brian Watts out of the water (even though I started ahead of him and he’s 110yrs old or something).

Christine Peacock was first out of the hat for the coveted London Marathon club place. A sharp end to her festive cheer of eating, drinking and being merry…….well done Christine and Good Luck !

‘Christmas do’ tickets on sale!

Merry Christmas and a healthy, active, new year to you all…….

Steve