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Urban Nights Race 5 - The Tipsy Sportsman on Tuesday 12th February 2013

“What a brilliant idea for a race” – anon.  And so it proved to be.  A derivative of an old race visiting 4 pubs called the Sportsman from the (Dark Peak) club hut at the Sportsman Lodge Moor but with added bonus of being able to drink beer whilst visiting them!  A quick visit to the 7 Sportsman pubs on the map (there is one other in Sheffield at Norton and one beside the M1) to forewarn them of sweater runners calling in asking for warm, flat, low alcohol real ale was generally met with “they can buy what they want”.  All the pubs got into the spirit with locals asking where we’d been, where we were going next and commenting on the drinking capabilities of the previous runners.  
The rules and scoring system (see map) was simple: no lager – must be hand pulled ale/beer, no more than 1 pint per pub.  Women and very old gits (‘VOG’ in results) could double their points by drinking a half, second half worth half points – so a VOG visiting a 40pt pub and drinking a half would get 100 points.  The fact that the Denby Street Sportsman was closed allowed its beer (and points) to be drunk at the Cambridge – causing incredulous looks by the locals when messrs Hales and Fulton ran in and ordered 2 pints of Old Peculiar each – and they were, Hakes and Fulton that is.  Bonus points, 1 per minute, were awarded for finishing early and penalty points, 5 per minute, were deducted for being late.
It was never going to possible to visit all 7 pubs being over 15 miles and 3 very big hills and so Alex and Karl’s differing routes visiting 6 each was pretty impressive – if only they’d had one pint one of them would have won.  And so it was that the oldest person – pleading not to be a drinker – drank 1.5 pints and won.  Those who drank 3 pints did well to find their way back.  We are all looking forward to it again next year – with several pleas for a summer version too.

Full results

Series results



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PosNameTimeClubCatComment
12Matt Burden01:30:00  130 points
2Tim Rutter01:29:00Dark PeakM241 points
4Paul Elliott01:32:00Dark PeakM228 points
5Alex Rothman01:34:00Dark PeakM226 points
10Austin Frost01:31:00Dark PeakMV40174 points
6Karl Marshall01:37:00Dark PeakMV45223 points
2Tim Tett01:29:00Dark PeakMV50241 points
8Jim Fulton01:24:00Dark PeakMV55216 points
8Richard Hakes01:24:00Dark PeakMV55216 points
1Paul Keen01:28:00Dark PeakMV60247 points
11Colin Lynch01:49:09 V40150 points
7Clare Oliffe01:28:00Dark PeakW222 points