Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Results of the Half Marathon, Fun Run and Cycling Challenge on Sunday 15th July at Compton Verney
For the second day running the weather was particularly good to us. Unusually for this summer it dry and warm enough so that the marshals and spectators could enjoy the event, but not too hot that it caused any problems for the runners in the half marathon.

Alongside the Half Marathon there were two other competitions for our younger athletes the Cycling Challenge and the Fun Run.  We don't have full details of all of all the winners below, so please email edgehill.games@gmail.com if we have got your details wrong/incomplete.
(More photo's will be added to this page as they are available).

Cycling challenge
This proved to be a big hit with people queuing up to take part.  The standard of the entries was high as our young competitors rode their bikes around the course as slowly as they could.

One family from Tysoe took the honours in this event with first and second place going to Luke & Candice Simmonds. 

The final results were:
Gold medalist, Luke Simmonds representing Tysoe
Silver Medalist, Candice Simmonds representing Tysoe
Bronze Medalist, Willow representing Kineton

Fun Run
People of all ages joined in the fun run around one of the big fields in Compton Verney.  The runners set off at a pace that would make Usain Bolt look as though he was standing still!  There was some confusion over the different medal categories, so in the end we just had 2 sets of medals to be won, the under 10's and the over 10's.

In the under 10's race Luke Simmonds showed his all round athletic ability by winning his second Gold medal of the day, Poppy Butler took the silver and Caleb Spriggs the bronze.  In the over 10's Mikey Redmile sprinted home to take the Gold, Emily Hutsby took the Silver and Tom Penson the Bronze.

The final Results were:
Under 10's
Gold Medalist, Luke Simmonds representing Tysoe
Silver Medalist, Poppy Butler
Bronze Medalist, Caleb Spriggs

Over 10's
Gold Medalist, Mikey Redmile representing Kineton
Silver Medalist, Emily Hustby
Bronze Medalist, Tom Penson representing Kineton

Half Marathon
With the good weather spectators were out in numbers to cheer the 130 runners on their way.  St Peter's Church in Kineton organised an open air service and extra water point to encourage the athletes as they negotiated the final few miles and the challenge of Pittern Hill - which after ten miles a number of us found an absolute killer! 

Over 130 runners finished the race with the first person home, Emerson Comstock, clocking a time of just 1 hour 17 minutes and 51 seconds.

We were fortunate to have both Local MP Jeremy Wright and the Chair of Stratford District Council, Neville Beemer, come along to close the games and to present the final medals to the competitors.

The Final Results were:
Men's event
Gold Medalist, Emerson Combstock
Silver Medalist, Iain Jennings
Bronze Medalist, Jonathon Ashley

Women's event
Gold Medalist, Kate Wright
Silver Medalist, Joanna Hartley
Bronze Medalist,  Heather Carson

There were also Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals for the winning men and women of the each of the age categories.  Simon Penson (Kineton) missed out by only 17 seconds on a Bronze Medal in the over 40's category. 

Women's 35-45 year old
Gold Medalist, Sheila Barbour
Silver Medalist, Hannah Carey
Bronze Medalist, Isobel Gillott

Men's 40-50 year old
Gold Medalist, Alan Barnes
Silver Medalist, Steve Green
Bronze Medalist, Cliff Richards

Women's 45-55 year old
Gold Medalist, Anne Easton
Silver Medalist, Kate Evans
Bronze Medalist,Sue Jewell

Men's 50-60 year old
Gold Medalist, Marc Scriven
Silver Medalist, Christopher McDonnell
Bronze Medalist, Clive Griffiths

Women's 55-65 year old
Gold Medalist, Lyn McDonnell

Men's 60-70 year old
Gold Medalist, Graham Williams
Silver Medalist, Philip Brennan

Women's 65+ year old
Gold Medalist, Marion Thorpe

Men's 70+
Gold Medalist, Graham Patton (in a time of 1 hour 32 mins and 32 seconds!)

Well done to everyone that took part in all the events on the day. A huge thank you to Threshold Events, Compton Verney for organising and hosting the event.  Also to all the marshals and games organizers that helped out in so many ways to make the event a success.  

Thanks also to all those that turned out at Compton Verney and throughout the route to support the runners, as one of them I can confirm just how much it helped to have that applause and encouragement.

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