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Humber Abseil
May 30, 2012, 11:57 am
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Also this weekend was the Humber Bridge abseil on behalf of the RNLI, The Daisy Appeal and Dove House Hospice. Saturday and Sunday were both stunning and hot. Well done to all the abseilers!!

Pictures are here:  http://richardlycettphotography.co.uk/Events/index.htm

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Aberdeen Whole Hog
May 30, 2012, 11:54 am
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Another busy weekend just gone with the Aberdeen Whole Hog at Crathes Castle taking place on Sunday. It was a super hot day so lots of water was in order! Times below and more pictures to follow on facebook.

RaceNumber Name CourseClass RaceTime Position
54 Team Chaos Female Team 01:40:57 1
55 Team Stix 1 Female Team 01:42:28 2
58 The 3 little pigs Female Team 01:57:58 3
17 Dianne McKay Ind Fem 01:17:07 1
704 Helen Nicholl Ind Fem 01:19:25 2
29 Laura Hopkins Ind Fem 01:22:37 3
42 Talitha Shepperson Ind Fem 01:23:52 4
11 Clare Russell Ind Fem 01:28:49 5
30 Lisa McKean Ind Fem 01:38:49 6
10 Claire MacKenzie Ind Fem 01:39:20 7
44 Zara Herderson Ind Fem 01:43:26 8
8 Chloe Sangster Ind Fem 01:43:28 9
25 Jean Cowie Ind Fem 01:49:21 10
32 Louise Thomson Ind Fem 01:49:26 11
34 Margaret Mooney Ind Fem 01:53:47 12
15 Debbie Neill Ind Fem 01:54:22 13
19 Fiona Paterson Ind Fem 01:59:07 14
31 Louise Bremner Ind Fem 02:11:32 15
3 Alana Argo Ind Fem 02:11:36 16
9 Claire Auton Ind Fem 02:11:48 17
36 Nicola Eyre Ind Fem 02:21:20 18
26 Joanna Braggins Ind Fem 02:21:37 19
39 Sandra Innes Ind Fem 03:35:26 20
33 Lynn Beck Ind Fem 03:35:28 21
24 Heather Bain Ind Fem 03:35:29 22
18 Fiona MacBean Ind Fem 03:35:30 23
4 Andrew Blackhall Ind Male 01:04:27 1
21 George Jamieson Ind Male 01:05:49 2
16 Desmond Neill Ind Male 01:06:16 3
22 Gordon Laing Ind Male 01:06:22 4
6 Andrew Shepperson Ind Male 01:07:15 5
7 Ben Churchman Ind Male 01:09:24 6
703 Paul Cameron-Mowat Ind Male 01:21:53 7
14 David Robertson Ind Male 01:26:36 8
23 Graham Snedden Ind Male 01:27:43 9
43 Thomas McKean Ind Male 01:38:48 10
12 Darren Moore Ind Male 01:39:01 11
38 Rory Machray Ind Male 01:39:30 12
13 David Mooney Ind Male 01:53:42 13
28 Kenny Paterson Ind Male 01:59:15 14
37 Rob Burnett Ind Male 02:11:11 15
20 James Taylor Ind Male 02:11:39 16
46 Cant Deesiders Male Team 01:18:34 1
57 Team Stix 3 Male Team 01:19:35 2
49 Hilton Heroes Male Team 01:25:58 3
52 Men of Steel Male Team 01:29:15 4
45 Bag of mixed nuts Male Team 01:55:46 5
60 The HogGErs 2 Mxd Team 01:38:31 1
56 Team Stix 2 Mxd Team 01:50:10 2
59 The HogGErs 1 Mxd Team 01:52:41 3
702 Walkie Talkies Mxd Team 02:01:47 4
48 Curly Wurlys Mxd Team 02:04:28 5
51 Jane & the tarzans Mxd Team 02:05:36 6
50 howiedidyerhair Mxd Team 02:07:17 7
701 The Percy Pigs Mxd Team 02:07:37 8


Mc Donalds Housing Charity Whole Hog
May 21, 2012, 9:56 am
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Sunday was equally busy (426 people) for the Mc Donalds Housing Charity Whole Hog in Alton. Pictures are now on our Eight Point Two and Whole Hog facebook pages. Results below:

Name AgeClass StartTime FinishTime RaceTime Position
S.G.P.R on tour 09:05:23 10:25:44 01:20:21 1
RMHC Titans 09:17:12 10:40:42 01:23:30 2
Salford 353 09:12:40 10:37:57 01:25:17 3
H&K Team 1 09:12:02 10:37:25 01:25:23 4
Edge Lane 09:26:48 10:57:26 01:30:38 5
Agri Cymra 09:16:25 10:48:06 01:31:41 6
XXXY   09:05:50 10:37:49 01:31:59 7
Awesome Sauce 09:09:59 10:42:29 01:32:30 8
Dantec 2   09:19:28 10:56:01 01:36:33 9
Dantec 1   09:19:07 10:55:56 01:36:49 10
Agri Foreign Legion 09:16:45 10:57:22 01:40:37 11
Band on the Run 10:32:27 12:13:27 01:41:00 12
The Laceby Aces 09:45:14 11:26:31 01:41:17 13
The Fugitives 10:07:25 11:49:13 01:41:48 14
Mickie’s Angels 09:04:02 10:47:54 01:43:52 15
Racing Snakes 09:30:37 11:14:41 01:44:04 16
1007 Blizzards 09:34:11 11:20:14 01:46:03 17
The McAvengers 09:27:08 11:14:33 01:47:25 18
The Avengers 09:15:56 11:09:09 01:53:13 19
Dewsbury 09:07:18 11:00:49 01:53:31 20
B/field Massive 09:32:09 11:29:05 01:56:56 21
Elite Regiment 09:20:39 11:18:26 01:57:47 22
MUD WARRIORS 09:10:21 11:09:36 01:59:15 23
LACEBYLADIES 09:43:43 11:45:15 02:01:32 24
Big B Trotters 09:06:23 11:09:33 02:03:10 25
Frankie Says… 09:14:37 11:18:04 02:03:27 26
lgtb   09:15:25 11:19:00 02:03:35 27
Sian Lewis 10:05:10 12:09:34 02:04:24 28
HOG IT’s   10:02:26 12:13:36 02:11:10 29
Four Big Lads 09:21:52 11:33:32 02:11:40 30
Fantastic Four 10:24:45 12:36:34 02:11:49 31
the mincers 09:06:45 11:20:22 02:13:37 32
The Drop Outs 11:19:12 13:32:51 02:13:39 33
The hogmiesters 10:09:18 12:23:14 02:13:56 34
Team Haringey 10:00:18 12:15:47 02:15:29 35
Where’s the pub 10:20:40 12:36:30 02:15:50 36
Aryzta-crats 09:46:13 12:02:29 02:16:16 37
Subby Wechurchyard 10:08:56 12:25:18 02:16:22 38
Agri Liverpool 09:30:30 11:49:05 02:18:35 39
GulliTravellers 09:47:08 12:07:54 02:20:46 40
Team Slough 09:29:06 11:50:15 02:21:09 41
MKU   09:46:43 12:07:59 02:21:16 42
CarlisleWarrior 09:03:50 11:25:37 02:21:47 43
The Snipers 09:21:03 11:44:31 02:23:28 44
HBN ROCKETS 09:54:39 12:18:27 02:23:48 45
Ewood   10:35:30 13:00:51 02:25:21 46
The Dirt Bags 09:13:35 11:40:41 02:27:06 47
Team Oaks 10:15:26 12:44:22 02:28:56 48
Wii Not Fit 09:04:56 11:34:19 02:29:23 49
Bredbury Oldies 09:26:20 11:57:54 02:31:34 50
Oakenshaw 09:52:18 12:25:21 02:33:03 51
Neville’s Army 10:17:00 12:50:08 02:33:08 52
No nuts!   09:46:06 12:19:35 02:33:29 53
Dukes of Hazards 09:04:27 11:38:23 02:33:56 54
Hednesford Hogz 09:18:29 11:52:56 02:34:27 55
Team 175   09:18:00 11:53:17 02:35:17 56
Rochdale Kingsway 09:53:42 12:29:17 02:35:35 57
fosse foxes 09:54:48 12:31:38 02:36:50 58
Hogs in heaven 10:08:15 12:45:06 02:36:51 59
Daisy May 09:27:44 12:06:21 02:38:37 60
189ers   09:17:59 11:57:00 02:39:01 61
terry goodship 10:38:44 13:19:14 02:40:30 62
B21 Crew   09:25:42 12:06:14 02:40:32 63
Duchess of Disasters 09:04:16 11:45:25 02:41:09 64
Team Capitol 10:34:20 13:16:52 02:42:32 65
HR and Pete 09:50:43 12:33:28 02:42:45 66
MAC   09:23:52 12:08:29 02:44:37 67
#502 Team 3 09:09:39 11:54:21 02:44:42 68
#502 Team 1 09:09:19 11:54:19 02:45:00 69
#502 Team 2 09:08:45 11:54:44 02:45:59 70
Charlotte Doyle 10:33:09 13:20:39 02:47:30 71
869 Girls   09:40:01 12:29:49 02:49:48 72
Chris’ angels 09:11:33 12:02:10 02:50:37 73
Daniel Skutela 09:11:18 12:02:02 02:50:44 74
honey badgers 09:33:37 12:24:28 02:50:51 75
Rising Dead 09:33:20 12:24:15 02:50:55 76
ooossshhh! 09:31:48 12:23:47 02:51:59 77
The Unlikely 09:10:40 12:02:48 02:52:08 78
The Dirty Divas 09:14:10 12:07:12 02:53:02 79
McScousewives 10:41:36 13:35:53 02:54:17 80
Rambi’s   10:38:35 13:34:58 02:56:23 81
Scouse 4 Play 09:29:40 12:26:34 02:56:54 82
Wednesfield 09:22:23 12:22:28 03:00:05 83
Piggin Crazy!!! 09:06:11 12:07:47 03:01:36 84
Jeffs & Freds 09:19:36 12:21:55 03:02:19 85
Team 101   09:07:44 12:10:24 03:02:40 86
WYVERN   09:28:30 12:31:42 03:03:12 87
Fuddy Muckers 09:04:43 12:08:58 03:04:15 88
DBB   09:24:50 12:29:08 03:04:18 89
CLK   09:24:27 12:29:11 03:04:44 90
To Dare To Do 09:22:59 12:27:56 03:04:57 91
TSA   09:22:38 12:27:59 03:05:21 92
Chunks Chums 09:23:01 12:29:00 03:05:59 93
Ronalds Rebels 11:07:59 14:14:41 03:06:42 94
Phillip Sloss 09:14:11 12:20:57 03:06:46 95
The Rockstars 09:32:50 12:41:04 03:08:14 96
Ruff and Tumble 09:14:48 12:23:43 03:08:55 97
MudRats   09:42:32 13:17:46 03:35:14 98
H&K Team 2 09:13:29 12:51:24 03:37:55 99
The Full Monty 09:44:10 13:28:37 03:44:27 100
Team 908   10:00:31 13:48:48 03:48:17 101

 

 



Balfron Whole Hog for Marie Curie
May 21, 2012, 9:51 am
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Saturday was a busy day up in Balfron for one of our favourite Whole Hogs! Pictures to follow.

Results as follows:

Name CourseClass RaceTime Position
Steele, Fiona Individual Female 01:29:37 1
Mazzara, Daniela Individual Female 01:29:42 2
Helmore, Kristina Individual Female 01:30:54 3
Sims, Camilla Individual Female 01:30:54 3
Olliffe, Sarah Individual Female 01:46:22 5
Noble, Ruth Individual Female 01:46:31 6
Skowronski, Ingrid Individual Female 01:59:49 7
Paton, Laura Individual Female 01:59:50 8
Hall, Lynseyk Individual Female 02:01:24 9
Wilson, Fiona Individual Female 02:03:18 10
Irvine, Carole Individual Female 02:06:48 11
Denton, Wendy Individual Female 02:10:27 12
Currie, Tanya Individual Female 02:10:28 13
MacKay, Julia Individual Female 02:14:14 14
Carrigan, Lisa Theresa Individual Female 02:16:04 15
Ginty, Fiona Individual Female 02:19:55 16
McColgan, Amie Individual Female 02:20:04 17
Winter, Laurie Individual Female 02:22:22 18
Grant, Rachel Individual Female 02:24:32 19
Robertson, Lucy Individual Female 02:24:34 20
O’Neil, Carrie Individual Female 02:28:28 21
Baird, Kirsty Individual Female 02:28:29 22
Cowan, Susan Individual Female 02:29:50 23
Shema, Lee-Anne Individual Female 02:29:52 24
Adams, Nicola Individual Female 02:33:15 25
Houston, Caroline Individual Female 02:41:02 26
Adams, Nicola Individual Female 02:50:02 27
McDougall, Joanne Individual Female 03:28:31 28
MacKenzie, Amanda Individual Female 03:28:33 29
Christie, Emma Individual Female 03:28:36 30
MacKenzie, Jennifer Individual Female 03:38:59 31
Wonfor, Karen Individual Female 03:39:08 32
Morrison, Linzi Individual Female 03:43:12 33
Sharkey, Kirsty Individual Female    
Taylor, Adam Individual Male 01:10:12 1
Liam Lanigan Individual Male 01:11:53 2
Fielding, Richard Individual Male 01:13:32 3
Cuinu, Lawrence Individual Male 01:24:25 4
Cowan, Paul Individual Male 01:24:48 5
Taylor, David Individual Male 01:26:27 6
Wilson, Alan Individual Male 01:28:17 7
Faulds, Iain Individual Male 01:28:25 8
Bryant, Robin Individual Male 01:29:50 9
Cumming, Andrew Individual Male 01:29:54 10
Jackson, Andrew Individual Male 01:33:12 11
Cowan, Scot Individual Male 01:36:09 12
Thain, Greg Individual Male 01:40:43 13
Walker, Michael Individual Male 01:41:52 14
Simpson, Graeme Individual Male 01:42:50 15
Kerr, Chris Individual Male 01:45:05 16
Baikie, Alan Individual Male 01:49:33 17
Clark, Alan Individual Male 01:50:13 18
Hedley, David Individual Male 01:50:13 18
Miller, Thomas Individual Male 01:51:15 20
Graham, Brendan Individual Male 01:51:43 21
O’Donnell, Mark Individual Male 01:51:53 22
MacGregor, Peter Individual Male 01:51:55 23
Jack, William Individual Male 01:52:55 24
Brincat, Edgar Individual Male 01:54:38 25
McKiernan, Michael Individual Male 01:55:32 26
Miller, Darren Individual Male 02:01:06 27
Porter, Gerrard Individual Male 02:03:12 28
Wilson, Craig Individual Male 02:03:16 29
Aidoo, Francis Individual Male 02:04:19 30
McGillivray, Ross Andrew Individual Male 02:11:30 31
Rattigan, Stephen Individual Male 02:11:37 32
Woo, Tim Individual Male 02:11:45 33
Porter, Thomas Individual Male 02:19:37 34
Donegan, Phil Individual Male 02:19:49 35
Patrick, William Individual Male 02:19:54 36
Cowan, Billy Individual Male 02:29:55 37
Lambie, Andrew Individual Male 02:40:54 38
Desperados Team Female 01:50:16 1
British Military Fitness Rouken Glen Rockets Team Female 01:58:15 2
Fancy Forties Team Female 02:06:06 3
Dumpling Divas Team Female 02:28:11 4
The Wolf Pack Team Male 01:29:01 1
Richard Nisbet Team Male 01:45:02 2
Team GC Team Male 01:46:39 3
Team IGI Team Male 01:52:45 4
British Military Fitness Rouken Glen Rascals Team Male 01:58:18 5
Peaches & Cream Team Mixed 01:51:39 1
Regatta Renegades Team Mixed 02:03:09 2
Tortoise & the Hares Team Mixed 02:05:42 3
Scrambled Legs Team Mixed 02:13:20 4
RBO Pilgrims Team Mixed 02:22:17 5
Who Ate All The Hogs Team Mixed 03:11:05 6


ULTRA tour of the Peak District – 3rd Leg
May 15, 2012, 4:17 pm
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Id originally aimed to do legs 3 and 4 today but the weather was forecasted to be grim and Im still pretty knackered form rigging last weekends race in Brecon!! Armed with those excuses I headed out for the 3rd leg recce!

The 3rd leg is undoubtedly the toughest with 3 significant climbs. The 1st is Win Hill from Bamford:

Steep climb up to Win Hill

Followed by the summit and its spectacular views

Win Hill summit

Its then a long run then climb up on to Kinder. Easy navigation around the plateau then lead down to Edale before starting the 2nd climb of the leg up to Hollins Cross

Hollins Cross checkpoint

The initially rocky descent to Castleton is all too quickly followed by the climb up and out of Castleton on the Limestone Way. You will notice that the geology changes here from gritstone to limestone and this means slippery under foot if wet!

Limestone Way

Fortunatley its not now far from Bradwell and the 3rd feedstation which is in the Bradwell sports club.

The story of this leg is the 3 climbs which are going to hurt after the previous 30 miles. Navigation is fairly straight forward but conditions can get very bleak on Kinder so dont take it for granted that its a walk in the park… If its hot there will be suffering on the track up the Limestone Way out of Castleton!! Its sheltered, long and steep..

4th leg blog to follow soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Wacky Weekend
May 14, 2012, 11:31 am
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Weve just had one of the busiest weekends we have ever had with 2 abseils and 2 Whole Hog races.

Saturday started well with the Brecon Race for Marie Curie. The sun came out and we had a glorious day. There were 150 competitors who enjoyed the delights of the hills and bogs of Brecon.

Also on Saturday were abseils for both PDSA and the Friends of Leasowe Lighthouse. The PDSA abseil was at the Walsall New Art Gallery and the Friends of Leasowe Lighthouse one was, unsurprisingly, at Leasowe Lighthouse. Both events went really well and were bathed in the sunshine!

Finally, on Sunday, we had Marie Curie competitors running the East Grinstead Whole Hog at Hindleap. The hilly course was shorter than most of our others but the short course hid the steep hills and certainly packed a punch!

More pictures to follow.

 

 

 



ULTRA tour of the Peak District – Leg 2
May 3, 2012, 4:17 pm
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As I have already blogged earlier on in the week I spent a very warm and pleasant day on Monday running the first two legs of the ULTRA route.

Well, here goes for leg 2..

Starting from the aid station at checkpoint 1 the route heads along the road for a 100m before joining tracks to go past Moscar House. Usually there would be a few route choices here but we have been asked to keep to the public right of way which joins Derwent Edge at the 454m spot height marked on the map. Its good running again but, again, slightly up hill all the way.

Its then a long and beautiful run on a mixture of track and gritstone flag stones up to Back Tor and then Lost Lad (checkpoint) before an equally stunning long descent down to Wellhead (checkpoint). Believe me, the footpath is the best way down there as the descent via Far Deep Clough is slow going.

Its then a steep grind back up to the 454m spot height before returning to feedstation 1 via Moscar House.

Navigationally this section could cause you problems if the weather is poor but if its clear the route is obvious. The route then crosses the A57 again before joining Stanage Edge which you follow all the way to the trig at High Neb (no dropping down here to the car park!) and then on to the top of the footpath leading to High Neb buttress car park where you will find Feed station 2 and the second changeover. Personally I found this short section the worst of the whole first two legs as the running is very stoney and rocky – not pleasant! Luckily it only lasts for about 1/2 km but tired ankles will feel this bit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really enjoyed the first two legs but I certainly felt the heat (it was a very still and warm day) so carry plenty of water and drink lots at the feed stations. Navigation is fine in good conditions but Derwent Edge can be grim and exposed in bad weather.

Legs 3 and 4 to follow in a few weeks.