Round Rotherham Run
(Rowbotham's Round Rotherham)
Saturday 12 October 2019
50 miles (80.5 km); 2,625 feet (800 m) of ascent
A trail run around Rotherham following the Rowbotham's Round Rotherham footpath mostly over farmland and rural areas on sign-posted paths, bridleways and roads with very little ascent. The weather was about perfect for running although recent rain made the going a bit muddy underfoot in places.
First Man: Ben Hague; Rotherham Harriers and AC; M; 5:57:18
First Lady: 6th overall; Sabrina Verjee; F; 7:47:41
Mick Cochrane: 57th; Dark Peak Fell Runners; MV70; 11:06:56
Steven Jones: 61st; Dark Peak Fell Runners; MV50; 11:25:39
Stephanie Watts: 65th; Dark Peak Fell Runners; F; 11:35:53
Last year Ben Hague of Rotherham Harriers and AC set a new course record by quite a margin. This year he beat his own record to bring the course record below 6 hours with an impressive time of 5 hours 57 minutes and 18 seconds. That represents an improvement of 3 minutes and 34 seconds.
Mick Cochrane was the first MV70 finisher out of 10 starters (2 DNF and 8 finishers). This was despite having a calf injury early on in the race.
This was the last race in the Runfurther 2019 series.
Runfurther Championships 2019
1st Rory Harris; M; 3,987
2nd Sabrina Verjee; F; 3,948
17th Steven Jones; MV50; Dark Peak Fell Runners; 2,700 (3rd MV50)
33rd Ian Challans; M; Dark Peak Fell Runners; 2,233 (only 3 races)
108th John Vernon; MV60; Dark Peak Fell Runners; 1,388 (only 3 races)
175th Stuart Walker; M; Dark Peak Fell Runners; 1,000 (only 1 race)
Points are awarded for the best results for a short, medium and long race in the series plus a fourth result from any category. Steven Jones was third MV50. In the team results Dark Peak Fell Runners were sixth (Steven Jones; Ian Challans; John Vernon with 6,321 points in total).
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