League Results 2017

1st Event - 20th March 2018 - Millhouses Park

The weekend snow cleared fairly quickly on the Monday and Tuesday, just in time for our first South Yorkshire League event.
Simon Pugh led all the way with Lucy Walker just a few seconds off the pace. But, a last 500m lap of 3:01, compared to Simon's 3:10, saw her snatch victory by 2 seconds. Lucy was back on her expected form with 19:17 after a slightly disappointing 19:56 in Coventry.
 
Position Competitor Club Time on Clock Start Time Actual Time Distance
1 Lucy Walker U15G Meadowhead School 31:59 (12:42) 19:17 3km
2 Simon Pugh M55 Rotherham Harriers 32:01 (00:00) 32:01 5km
3

Toby Chaplin U13B

City of Sheffield & Dearne 32:24 (19:23) 13:01 2km
4

Lara MacColl U15G

City of Sheffield & Dearne 32:28 (13:20) 19:08 3km

2nd Event - 20th April 2018 - Millhouses Park

A tough 51 seconds handicap between first man off, Simon Pugh, and Lancashire WC's Tony Bell was just too much for Tony to get involved in any battles as they both tackled 5km. Lara MacColl and Lucy Walker joined in seconds behind Simon as he completed his first 2km at the front. They had caught him 500m later but Simon took advantage of Lucy's presence to motivate him to a rare sub-32 minute clocking.
Once in the lead, Lara was never headed to take victory and get down to a 3km time in the mid-18 minutes. Opening up a half-minute gap over Lucy made her look slow but Lucy actually came away with a 14-second PB.
Natalie Myers came through fast in the closing stages to move from 4th to 2nd in the last 300m.
After 2 races, it is close with Lucy on 37, Lara on 36 and Simon on 34.

Position Competitor Club Time on Clock Start Time Actual Time Distance
1 Lara MacColl (U15G) City of Sheffield & Dearne 31:25 (12:45) 18:40 3km
2 Natalie Myers (SW) City of Sheffield & Dearne 31:44 (05:00) 26:44 5km
3 Lucy Walker (U15G) 2Dash 31:51 (12:48) 19:03 3km
4 Simon Pugh (M55) Rotherham Harriers 31:58 (00:00) 31:58 5km
5 Tony Bell (M50) Lancashire WC 32:54 (00:51) 32:03 5km

3rd Event - 16th May 2018 - Millhouses Park

A slightly disappointing turn out of 4, each walking a different distance! Simon Pugh had a comfortable victory. Imogen Walker held off the challenge of Tony Bell until the last 150m.

Simon Pugh leads the series with a Win, a 2nd and a 4th.

Position Competitor Club Time on Clock Start Time Actual Time Distance
1 Simon Pugh (M55) Rotherham Harriers 31:25 (13:05) 18:20 3km
2 Tony Bell (M50) Lancs WC 31:37 (00:00) 31:37 5km
3 Imogen Walker Greenhill School 31:45 (24:57) 06:48 1km
4 Toby Chaplin(U13B) City of Sheffield & Dearne 32:10 (18:43) 13:27 2km

4th Event - 8th June 2018 - SHU City Stadium, Woodbourn Road

We used the coaching session aimed at the qualifiers for the Primary Schools Championships to introduce some new walkers to the South Yorkshire League, all racing over 1,000m.
Of the new walkers, four walked with very good technique and determination. Emily Morgan built up a small advantage over Lauren Robertson for fourth position but was caught and passed in the last 200m. These two filled the first two places on handicap.
Around 30 seconds ahead of the girls, two boys, Ethan Morgan and Ellis Simmonds, had a race long battle to cross the line together in 6:21 to lead the new walkers home behind regular Simon Pugh.
Simon now leads the series on 71 points having competed in all 4 races.

Target Position Competitor Club Actual Time Target Time Variance Handicap Position
1 Simon Pugh (M55) Rotherham 05:49 05:37 +12 seconds 3
2 Ethan Morgan (U13) Silverdale 06:21 06:06 +15 seconds 4
3 Ellis Simmonds (U13) Dobcroft 06:21 06:06 +15 seconds 5
4 Lauren Robertson (U11) Abbey Lane 06:55 06:51 +04 seconds

1

5 Emily Morgan (U11) Dobcroft 06;58 06:54 +04 seconds

2

6 Daniel Wellings (U11) Abbey Lane 08:39 07:11 +01:28

6

7 Leo Platt (U11) Dobcroft 10:06 06:47 +03:19

9

8 Isaac Rosson (U11) Dobcroft 10:06 06:53 +03:13

8

9 Peter Bilson (M35) City of Sheffield & Dearne 13:06 09:58 +03:08

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5th Event - 13th June 2017 - Millhouses Park

Once again, the first two away were Simon and then Tony, 34 seconds back, as they both set out on their 5km distance. Kai joining the race for his 3km stint seemed to wake Tony up and enable him to move into another gear, moving him ahead of the field. Likewise, when Lucy entered the race, with a sub 3 minute 500m lap, it woke Lara up from her 3:22 laps and pushed her through into second place. This also pulled Lucy through for a PB. Other PBs came from Kai and Ines. Ines has competed in the primary school races for the past 2 years and is now looking to do more racing.
It was great to have the presence of Andrew Clough (for the second time). Andrew recently became a walks judge and is using us to gain experience. It is useful to have an extra judge and his comments. Andrew was on his way back south from the Leeds races the previous night. 

Position Competitor Club Time on Clock Start Time Actual Time Distance
1 Tony Bell M50 Lancashire Walking Club 30:52 (00:34) 30:18 5km
2 Lara MacColl U15G City of Sheffield & Dearne AC 30:56 (11:30) 19:26 3km
3 Kai Cundey U15B City of Sheffield & Dearne AC 31:01 (13:24) 17:37 3km
4 Lucy Walker U13G Meadowhead School 31:04 (18:36) 12:28 2km
5 Ines Bell U13G Sheffield High School 31:08 (24:52) 06:16 1km
6 Toby Chaplain U13B Mylnhurst School 31:52 (18:07) 13:45 2km
7 Thomas Davies U11B Intake School 32:02 (25:21) 6:41 1km
8 Luca Cundey U11B Hunters Bar 32:05 (19:13) 12:52 2km
9 Simon Pugh M55 Rotherham Harriers 32:05 (00:00) 32:05 5km

6th Event - 21st July 2017 - Millhouses Park

The two seniors, Simon Pugh (Rotherham Harriers) and Tony Bell (Lancashire WC), who regularly compete over 5km and are therefore first away, started with a larger gap than usual between them. Simon took advantage of this and was only headed by youngsters who joined the race ahead of him as they set off for their shorter distances. These Simon was able to pick off for a 7 second victory to move into the series lead.
For the last four laps, brothers Kai (3km) and Luca (2km) walked together, crossing the line in the same time for 2nd and 3rd places. 

Position Competitor Club Time on Clock Start Time Actual Time Distance
1 Simon Pugh M55 Rotherham Harriers 31:41 (00:00) 31:41 5km
2 Kai Cundey U15B City of Sheffield & Dearne 31:48 (14:01) 17:47 3km
3 Luca Cundey U11B Intake School 31:48 (19:42) 12:06 2km
4 Alice Myers U13G Meadowhead School 31:55 (24:47) 07:08 1km
5 Toby Chaplin U13B Mylnhurst School 32:18 (18:30) 13:48 2km
6 Imogen Walker U11G Greenhill School 32:19 (17:46) 14:29 2km
7 Thomas Davies U11B Intake School 33:16 (25:40) 07:36 1km
8 Tony Bell M50 Lancashire WC 33:39 (01:45) 31:54 5km

7th Event -8th August 2017 - Millhouses Park

Simon Pugh (Rotherham Harriers) walked at a consistent pace doing 3:16 for 6 of his 10 500m laps but he needed to be 5 seconds per lap faster so that when Lara MacColl joined the race with 3km to go she had a minute lead. Lara in turn had Imogen Walker and Toby Chaplin joining ahead of her with 2km to go. Imogen was caught by Lara with 600m to go. Toby hung on for victory by 2 seconda.
Lucy produced the fastest and only sub 3 minute lap of the race with her opening 2.55 lap helping her to a PB of 12:25.
Series positions with two races to go are Simon ahead with a 3 point lead from Lara. Then there are Imogen, Tony & Toby with 7 points covering the top 5 places.
 

Position Competitor Club Time on Clock Start Time Actual Time Distance
1 Toby Chaplin U13B City of Sheffield & Dearne 30.:40 (17:47) 12:53 2km
2 Lara MacColl U15G City of Sheffield & Dearne 30:42 (11:53) 18:49 3km
3 Lucy Walker U13G Meadowhead School 31:15 (18:50) 12:25 2km
4 Imogen Walker U11G Greenhill School 31:38 (17:05) 14:33 2km
5 Simon Pugh M55 Rotherham Harriers 32:21 (00:00) 32:21 5km

8th Event - 22nd September 2017 - Millhouses Park

Obviously a bad date to choose with only 2 walkers out of the 17 who have competed this year actually toeing the line. Simon Pugh, who usually does 5km, was suffering from a cold so opted to do 2km at the last minute so Lara MacColl, racing over 3km, started first. More confusion as Simon gets sent off 20 seconds late! As Simon continues to close the gap on Lara, they were both told that Simon needed to get within 20 seconds of Lara to take the winners points. This he did with about a lap to spare.
Series positions, with just the last race to go, Simon increases his score to 77 points. Although any of the next 7 walkers could still place in the medals, none of them can match Simon's score.

Position Competitor Club Time on Clock Start Time Actual Time Distance
1 Lara MacColl U15G City of Sheffield & Dearne 19:20 (00:00) 19:20 3km
2 Simon Pugh M55 Rotherham Harriers 19:29 (07:28) 12:01 2km

9th Event - 10th October 2017 - Millhouses Park

Having just moved up to the U15 age group, Lucy Walker took on a 3km race for the first time. With one recent 2km race taking over 13 minutes, giving her a target time of 21 minutes for her first 3km didn't seem unreasonable but she went through the first 1km in 6:24 then 6:36 and 6:18 looking really sharp all the way to clock a convincing 19:19 victory.
That was not good enough for a SYCAA medal as we finished the 9-race series. Simon Pugh had the trophy won after race 8, to achieve one of his season's targets, then turned out tonight to complete a second goal by doing all 9 races despite being under the weather.
Lara MacColl only missed 1 race. Her scoring 4 results were all second places putting her level with Tony Bell for second place.

Position Competitor Club Time on Clock Start Time Actual Time Distance
1 Lucy Walker U15 Meadowhead School 30:12 (10:53) 19:19 3km
2 Lara MacColl U15 City of Sheffield & Dearne 31:47 (19:23) 12:24 2km
3 Tony Bell M50 Lancashire WC 32:18 (00:41) 31:37 5km
4 Toby Chaplin U13 City of Sheffield & Dearne 32:25 (18:49) 13:36 2km
5 Simon Pugh M55 Rotherham Harriers 33:35 (20:21) 13:14 2km

 

Final Positions - S.Y. Race Walking League - 2017

Position Name Points Position Name Points Position Name Points
1 Simon Pugh 77 7 Kai Cundey 51 13 Neve Manning 20
=2 Lara MacColl 72 8 Owen Bradshaw 50 14 Jake Borrill 16
=2 Tony Bell 72 9 Luca Cundey 43 15 Molly Meleady-Hanley 12
4 Toby Chaplin 69 10 Alice Myers 34 16 Natalie Myers 10
5 Imogen Walker 68 11 Ines Bell 30 17 Peter Bilson 9
6 Lucy Walker 66 12 Thomas Davies 26