Pairs championship

The Pairs championship is a 4 race series over the summer held on our normal Wednesday club nights. There will be 3 Pairs and 1 Handicap race. Your best 3 scores from the 4 races will be counted. The races are set up with built in handicap’s so anybody could win. The point of this? GLORY!!!!....and a big trophy.

Race to be run over the normal handicap course. HERE (6mile loop over our fields, the faster you are the further you'll run and the less the slower runner has to cover)
All entrants will be listed according to ability. (Fastest first – Slowest last)
Pairings will be decided as follows:-
Fastest runner paired with slowest runner, Second fastest runner paired with second slowest runner and so on.
All runners will set off at the same time.  The faster runner in each pairing will run in the normal direction (anti clockwise) and carry a baton.
The slower runner in each pairing will run in the opposite direction (clockwise).
When pairs meet up the baton must be passed to the slower runner. Both runners then turn round and run back the way they came.
The first complete team (not necessarily together!!) to cross the finishing line will win that night’s race.

Handicap at The Navigation (Navigation Inn, Risley Lane, Derby DE72 3BP.)

Its a race where anybody could win. The faster you are the bigger the handicap you'll receive (time handicap, not something more sinister). Best performance on the night will take the points

Points will be awarded for each element like this:-
Assuming there are 24 competitors in the first race then the winner will receive 24 points, second 24 and so on down to 1.

The first team back will receive a point for each team they beat so in this example 24 people = 12 teams, therefore the winning team receive 12 points, the second team will receive 11 points etc.

When all 4 elements are complete the Champion will be the person accumulating the most points.

So the more people turn up the bigger the reward!!!



Champs Table

 CompetitorPairs 1MysteryHandicapPairs 2Total
1Paul Boothroyd0.880.97  1.85
2John Wadelin0.910.76  1.67
3Richard Kerry0.610.95  1.55
4Patrick Murdoch0.451.00  1.45
5Ian0.610.84  1.45
6Phil Shearing0.550.89  1.44
7Nicola Photiou0.820.45  1.27
8Anne Brownhill0.910.29  1.20
9Kevin Roughton0.700.47  1.17
10Gary Newham0.330.82  1.15
11Bob Browne0.610.53  1.13
12Colin Lewis0.390.68  1.08
13Karen Hodgson1.00   1.00
14Craig Trembirth 0.92  0.92
15Rachel Lee0.88   0.88
16Julian Brearley 0.87  0.87
17Matty Brennan 0.79  0.79
18Dan Speed0.76   0.76
19Sarah Halford0.120.63  0.75
20Louise Marson0.240.50  0.74
21Caroline Wickham 0.74  0.74
22Richard Hustwayte0.180.55  0.73
23Brian Goodall 0.71  0.71
24Lauren Bjorn 0.66  0.66
25Helen Fensome0.64   0.64
26Claire Harrison 0.61  0.61
27Cat Eden 0.58  0.58
28Jane Harris0.45   0.45
29Fran Wadelin 0.42  0.42
30Sue Baker0.120.29  0.41
31Amie Batchelor 0.39  0.39
32Helen Lowe Geary 0.37  0.37
33Emma Clarke 0.34  0.34
34Matt Calladine 0.32  0.32
35Stuart Whitaker0.27   0.27
36Danni Wood 0.24  0.24
37Dave Taylor 0.21  0.21
38Neil Roberts 0.18  0.18
39Leesa Chapman 0.16  0.16
40George Brownhill 0.13  0.13
41Brett Belshaw 0.11  0.11
42Steve Wickham 0.08  0.08
42Andy Kenyon0.06   0.06
42Melanie Brennan 0.05  0.05
42Wayne Collings 0.03  0.03


Finishers AFTER
Arbitrary time
 Finishers BEFORE
Arbitrary time
 Name                                               Name                                             
1Patrick Murdoch -1Wayne Collings
2Paul Boothroyd -2Mel Brennan
3Richard Kerry -3Steve Wickham
4Craig Trembirth -4Brett Belshaw
5Phil Shearing   
6Julian Brearley   
7Ian ?   
9Matty Brennan   
 10John Wadelin   
 11Caroline Wickham   
12Brian Goodall   
13Colin Lewis   
14Lauren Bjorn   
15Sarah Halford   
16Claire Harrison   
17Cat Eden   
18Richard Hustwayte   
19Bob Browne   
20Louise Marson   
21Kevin Roughton   
22Nicola Photiou   
23Fran Wadelin   
24Amie Batchelor   
25Helen Lowe Geary   
26Emma Clarke   
27Matt Calladine   
28Sue Baker   
29Anne Brownhill   
30Danni Wood   
31Dave Taylor   
32Neil Roberts   
34George Brownhill   

Pairs R1

 CompetitorPairs 1MysteryPairs 2HandicapTotal
1Karen Hodgson33   33
2Anne Brownhill30   30
3John Wadelin30   30
4Paul Boothroyd29   29
5Rachel Lee29   29
6Nicola Photiou27   27
7Dan Speed25   25
8Kevin Roughton23   23
9Helen Fensome21   21
10Bob Browne20   20
11Richard Kerry20   20
12Ian 20   20
13Phil Shearing18   18
14Jane Harris15   15
15Patrick Murdoch15   15
16Colin Lewis13   13
17Gary Newham11   11
18Stuart Whitaker9   9
19Louise Marson8   8
20Richard Hustwayte6   6
21Sarah Halford4   4
22Sue Baker4   4
23Andy Kenyon2   2




 Roll of honour - previous winners



2016Tom Stokes


Sue Baker

2014Paul Boothroyd


John Wadelin


John Wadelin


Matty Brennan


Kevin Roughton/Neil Weightman


Jeff Gifford


Melanie Brennan