> Results: Bellingham Show Fell Race 2012

Saturday 25th August 2012

BELLINGHAM SHOW FELL RACE – 4 miles and 600 feet of ascent

The day’s event was overshadowed by the sad news that long time race organizer Michael Shields had passed away earlier in the week. Notwithstanding this his son James ran as did a number of friends running under the banner of Team Shields. Our thoughts are with James and his family at this time.

Although the rain, which had tipped down all morning, abated by race time the going underfoot was distinctly soggy. The race was won by NFR’s Chris Winter, a minute and a half ahead of Teviotdale’s John Tullie. Tynedale’s Rachel Vincent was first lady home.

Other honourable mentions should go to Scott Gibson who had warmed up for the race that morning by running the fastest time for the 24 mile Cheviot Challenge and to Adam Griffin and Sebastian Fraser who keenly contested a somewhat impromptu Junior race.

Chris in the lead - photo: Pat

Pos Name Club Class Time
1 Chris Winter NFR Senior 34:44:00
2 John Tullie Teviotdale MV50 36:16:00
3 Paul Gains Tynedale MV40 38:07:00
4 John Phizaclea Newcastle & Tyneside Orienteers MV40 38:49:00
5 Tim Allsop Sunderland MV40 39:38:00
6 James Shields Team Shields Senior 39:51:00
7 Will Lawrence FRA MV50 39:59:00
8 Neil Cassidy Tynedale MV50 40:05:00
9 Bernard Kivlehan NFR MV50 40:32:00
10 Rob Stephens NFR MV50 40:37:00
11 Brian Robson U/a MV40 41:07:00
12 Rachel Vincent Tynedale 1st Lady 42:04:00
13 David Ingram Team Shields Senior 46:25:00
14 Scott Gibson NFR Senior 50:39:00
15 Kim Bronze Alnwick MV50 52:01:00
16 Alan Coltman Teviotdale MV40 52:07:00
17 Stevie Curry Elswick MV50 52:33:00
18 David Gilthorpe Saltwell MV50 52:48:00
19 Peter Wilkinson Saltwell MV50 53:40:00
20 Eddie Duncan Team Shields MV50 56:17:00
21 Susan Rawding U/a 2nd Lady 58:40:00
22 Gillian Donaldson Saltwell 3rd Lady 59:10:00
23 John Ingram Team Shields MV50 60:00:00
24 Diana Shelton Team Shields 4th Lady 63:24:00
25 Mark Hume Alnwick MV60 65:19:00

Thanks to James Shields for marking the course and eldest daughter, Natalie for her great work at registration and with the time keeping.

John Telfer


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