BvH Tour 2011 – Event 5 results

Rachel Ward rounds up what has been a fantastic week on the Tour. Results and final placings are also in:

I know many of you were at the BBQ for the last night, but I would like to reiterate what I said:

Thank you to Sharon for organising the BBQ and for Jim and Ericas help on the evening. Thanks to Steve James for the photography all through the week. There are some lovely shots of you all. Thank you to Dave Harte for his promptness in displaying all the results and photos on the website, this is much appreciated by everyone.

Thank you to all the marshals without them we would not be able to put on such a smooth run every night, especially Mark and Sharon as they gave up a lot of time to help with courses and registration etc which helped me no end. Finally and most importantly thank you to Sue for all her help, you all may think I’m in charge but really she is the one that reminds me of things I have forgotten!

This years Tour started with 41 sign up and only 25 people completed the whole week. The results as announced last night are below:

Overall winner, and winner of the mens race: Andy Halliday in a time of 2hours 35 minutes 20 seconds.
Male 40-44: Dave Harte
Male 45-49: Danny Wilson
Male 50-54: Alec Croke
Male 55-59: Ed Hartley
Male 60-64: Chi Chi
Male 65+: Barrie Roberts

Winner of the womens race in a time of 2 hours 28 minutes and 47 seconds was Caroline Harlan-Marks.
Female 35-39: Nicola Morris
Female 40-44: Julie Jupp
Female 45-49: Lesley Proctor
Female 50-54: Angela Vince
Female 55-50: Phil Williamson
Female 60+: Kate Roberts

The following people completed all 5 races: Linda, Marianne, Fiona, Emily, Chris, Mike, Simon, James and Keith. Two of the ladies from this years beginners course also completed the whole week, so a special mention and congratulations to Elspeth and Marie.

A special prize was also awarded to Keith Elliott for his commitment to the BVH Tour. He has taken part in all 5 years, is always the first person to hand me his entry and is dedicated. He never moans about 3 time up the hill, or 7 miles of hills…he asks his body to push itself as hard as it can, and that is what the Tour is about, pushing yourselves and racing against yourself. He always does this with a smile on his face and words of encouragement for everyone else.

Thank you all again for such another lovely week. I hope that you will join us again net year (should be back in June so keep our diaries free!). We are always looking at ways to improve and tailor so any suggestions or comments you would like to make that we can make into consideration for next year please email me

Friday results:

Overall results:

9 Replies to “BvH Tour 2011 – Event 5 results”

  1. Yes agree with all, a great week, just about recovered!

    Well done Rach and Sue and helpers.

  2. Thanks to Rachel and Sue and all the marshalls and supporters who turned up each evening. I know why I always come back to do it – the atmosphere is fantastic and it is such fun – except the actual running – crossing the finishing line is great though. Tks again to everyone!!!

    Thanks to Sue and Rachel for all your hard work and also all the marshalls and supporters who turned up every night or even some of the nights. It was great fun and would recommend anyone to do it. I now remember why I keep doing it. The atmosphere is amazing and the friends are all great – tks again!!!!

  3. Yes… I would like to third everything said by Barry and alsotThanks to Dave for multi-tasking* his way through the week, running and getting the results out sharpish every day, and Andy for keeping us entertained yet somehow pacing us to quite quick times.

    Also It’s nIce to see Ben Cartwright is still running, He must be almost a hundred by now.

    *See “event one results” for ‘Award winning’ comments on this subject

  4. I would want to second everything that Rachel has said in her BvH Tour `Round-up`;especially the thankyous. I thought that it was a wonderful celebration of club running, and I feel sure that JW would have been extremely pleased,in fact delighted, that it was taking place every year. It goes without saying that he would have been very proud of Rachel,of Sue and of the Team of volunteers who have made it possible.
    PS.I met a runner (little Joe`s dad) ,an ultra runner, at the Cannon Hill Park Run this morning and he has been following the Tour on our Club Website.He is seriously considering joining BvH next year so that he can run in our Tour.

  5. Chi chi talked me into entering the tour about a week before it started, I didnt know what to expect but I have to say I enjoyed every single race…….even the hills !!

    The support was fantastic and so was the bbq on Friday, a big thanks to the organisers and the marshalls,well done to everyone who took part.

  6. An excellent week. Hard work, but worth it. Steve has posted all his photos onto my flickr account so if anyone wants an original jpeg please email me at Congats to all finishers

  7. We both had a lovely time this week, so a big thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to organise or support. We were a bit gutted to have to leave the barbecue so early, as it seemed like an appropriate end to a week of hard work and BvH team spirit! I hope everyone had a well deserved break today, it really wont be long until my pyjamas are on!

  8. thanks to everyone involved for a great week, particularly those who organised and supported! I have never had such a good friday feeling as the first bite of the burger last night and slept like a baby but it feels strange not racing today! great work everyone 🙂

  9. Thoroughly enjoyable week! Well organised! Well supported! Well challenging! and well done to everyone who took part and all those who completed all 5 nights!! x