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Results

Tinker Cup, 17 December 2011

Tom's race report and Norman's photos below the results.

Hilary warmly thanks all those who kindly contributed food towards making such a splendid spread at the Tinker Cup tea

 

Number Surname Forename Guest Novice Handicap Actual Time Handicap Time Placings on Handicap Placings on Speed
9 Buckingham  Mark  00:00 0:42:24 00:42:24 31 1
14 Anderson  Richard 00:03:30 00:44:07 00:40:37 8 2
12 Brunt Tom 00:02:30 00:44:11 00:41:41 18 3
71 Stewart Bill 00:03:45 00:46:07 00:42:22 30 4
3 Pierson  Matthew 00:01:45 00:46:20 00:44:35 48 5
23 Durrans  James N 00:05:00 00:46:39 00:41:39 16 6
79 Rank Julian 00:04:45 00:46:44 00:41:59 23 7
6 Walshaw Katie 00:05:30 00:46:56 00:41:26 14 8
36 Howatson Graham  00:08:15 00:48:44 00:40:29 6 9
53 McLean  Jonathan N 00:06:30 00:48:45 00:42:15 26 10
2 Ewart John 00:06:30 00:48:48 00:42:18 27 11
18 Shaw Andy 00:09:30 00:49:33 00:40:03 2 12
49 Byram Wayne 00:07:15 00:49:50 00:42:35 33 13
66 Durr  Jan N 00:06:00 00:49:55 00:43:55 45 14
85 Graham Gary 00:09:00 00:50:13 00:41:13 12 15
51 Baxter Gavin 00:04:30 00:50:25 00:45:55 58 16
27 Berry Helen 00:10:00 00:50:31 00:40:31 7 17
32 Rimmer Steve 00:09:00 00:51:13 00:42:13 25 18
74 Levick John 00:08:30 00:51:17 00:42:47 36 19
82 Williams David 00:11:00 00:51:22 00:40:22 4 20
45 Hauser Andy 00:06:15 00:51:44 00:45:29 55 21
47 Johns Gareth Guest ######## 00:51:55 01:34:25 77 22
50 Hobbs Phil 00:12:00 00:52:07 00:40:07 3 23
17 Farquhar Kath 00:11:45 00:53:25 00:41:40 17 24
15 Yewlett Kevin 00:12:00 00:53:35 00:41:35 15 25
11 Crowther  Paul 00:13:30 00:55:12 00:41:42 19 26
56 Sykes  Margaret 00:12:30 00:55:17 00:42:47 37 27
67 Drake  Dave  N 00:14:30 00:55:21 00:40:51 11 28
73 Futrell Oliver 00:13:30 00:55:42 00:42:12 24 29
39 Dickinson Nigel 00:13:30 00:55:48 00:42:18 28 30
81 Goulding Ian 00:15:30 00:55:59 00:40:29 5 31
57 Nash Steve 00:11:30 00:56:13 00:44:43 50 32
65 Beadle Chris 00:14:30 00:56:14 00:41:44 20 33
38 Redfern  Anthony N 00:12:30 00:56:17 00:43:47 43 34
58 Knight Dave 00:13:30 00:57:39 00:44:09 46 35
37 Kerry Andy 00:12:15 00:57:44 00:45:29 56 36
78 Martin  Phil 00:10:30 00:58:03 00:47:33 65 37
62 Fostor James Guest ######## 00:58:17 01:40:47 78 38
33 Keast  Andrew 00:16:00 00:58:33 00:42:33 32 39
30 Couch Christine 00:18:30 00:59:08 00:40:38 9 40
44 Shuttleworth Ian  00:13:30 00:59:17 00:45:47 57 41
35 Shepherd Dave 00:12:30 00:59:23 00:46:53 62 42
29 Arnold Ian 00:16:00 00:59:50 00:43:50 44 43
13 Gould  Paula 00:17:30 01:00:11 00:42:41 34 44
4 Johnson Julia 00:15:30 01:00:46 00:45:16 53 45
84 Smith Adrian 00:18:30 01:00:49 00:42:19 29 46
55 Rose  Matthew 00:17:30 01:00:51 00:43:21 40 47
77 Sinkinson Karen 00:19:00 01:00:52 00:41:52 21 48
86 Whitworth Fran  N 00:17:30 01:00:52 00:43:22 41 49
5 Hughes Martin Guest ######## 01:01:04 01:43:34 79 50
28 Philpott John 00:17:30 01:02:07 00:44:37 49 51
69 Whitelegg Chris 00:19:30 01:02:13 00:42:43 35 52
25 Denny Ian 00:19:30 01:02:30 00:43:00 39 53
21 Woodfield Russel N 00:16:30 01:03:02 00:46:32 61 54
43 Hall Deborah N 00:16:30 01:04:21 00:47:51 67 55
68 Bradley  Roger 00:25:30 01:06:08 00:40:38 10 56
70 Murgatroyd William Guest ######## 01:06:28 01:48:58 80 57
64 Seddon Martin 00:24:30 01:07:26 00:42:56 38 58
63 Hunter Bill 00:25:30 01:07:27 00:41:57 22 59
1 Dyson Andrew 00:22:30 01:07:28 00:44:58 51 60
48 Cock Tim 00:28:30 01:07:34 00:39:04 1 61
76 Pettit Helen 00:26:30 01:07:44 00:41:14 13 62
20 Woodfield Liz N 00:20:30 01:07:50 00:47:20 64 63
34 Midgley Neil 00:22:30 01:07:56 00:45:26 54 64
10 Doyle Sean 00:22:30 01:08:35 00:46:05 59 65
54 Helm Nick Guest ######## 01:08:36 01:51:06 81 66
75 Hambleton Andy 00:20:30 01:09:41 00:49:11 69 67
61 Shepherd Mary  00:25:30 01:10:02 00:44:32 47 68
60 Vaughan Andrew N 00:25:30 01:10:36 00:45:06 52 69
72 Futrell Rod 00:23:30 01:11:08 00:47:38 66 70
16 Halstead Robert 00:22:30 01:11:18 00:48:48 68 71
19 Smith Snr Richard 00:25:00 01:11:31 00:46:31 60 72
31 Fielding Simon Guest ######## 01:11:31 01:54:01 82 73
46 Shotter Jean 00:19:30 01:12:56 00:53:26 74 74
41 Ash  Claire N 00:26:30 01:13:41 00:47:11 63 75
24 Halstead Rebecca 00:23:30 01:14:23 00:50:53 71 76
8 Barraclough Adrian Guest ######## 01:16:33 01:59:03 83 77
22 Edwards  Simon 00:27:30 01:18:07 00:50:37 70 78
52 Haigh Jason N 00:35:30 01:18:59 00:43:29 42 79
40 Eastwood  Rowan  N 00:29:30 01:21:45 00:52:15 72 80
59 Wilcockson Lorna N ######## 01:21:45 02:04:15 84 81
83 Lees Diane  N 00:25:30 01:21:46 00:56:16 76 82
26 Denny Cathy N 00:27:30 01:21:52 00:54:22 75 83
7 Barraclough Sophie 00:30:00 01:22:23 00:52:23 73 84
80 Hall Geoff 00:10:30 DNF #VALUE! 85 85
42 Ash  Daisy N 00:26:30 DNF #VALUE! 86 86

 


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There was a sense of nervous anticipation in the air on Saturday afternoon at Honley Cricket Club as 84 Holmfirth Harriers prepared to line up for their annual Tinker Cup cross country race. The race is indeed “cross country” in the literal sense as the runners have to negotiate a six mile course which includes an assortment of challenging obstacles – dry stone walls, barbed wire fences, streams and ditches. Along with the race’s hundred years of tradition the unique style of the course means that it is loved by some but feared by many.

 

In rough terms the route goes from Honley to the outskirts of Holmfirth via Netherthong and after a short loop returns via the same route. However many of the Tinker Cup devotees have slight route variations up their sleeves which can shave off vital seconds here and there.

 

Full time triathlete and 2011 British Duathlon champion Mark Buckingham stamped his authority on the race right from the start and pulled away from the chasing pack climbing up the first few fields. Buckingham has a proven Tinker Cup pedigree, and as a former steeplechaser has a devastating combination of speed over the ground and hurdling prowess to tackle the numerous walls and fences. He was never seriously challenged and won comfortably in 42.24 Behind him a fierce battle was developing for the minor places between Richard Anderson, another very promising young triathlete, and seasoned Tinker Cup campaigner Tom Brunt, in good form after a successful season on the fells. After a very close race it was Anderson who had the finishing speed to take second in 44.07 with Brunt 4 seconds adrift.

 

Hot on their heels was leading lady Katie Walshaw – another runner in sparkling form. Katie made her England international debut this year in the Snowdon race and always runs strongly at the Tinker Cup. She had several of the leading men in her sights this year and finished 8th overall in 46.56 – a new course record. Ladies captain Helen Berry was second in 50.31 and Kath Farquhar 3rd in 53.25.

 

However the prestigious Tinker Cup itself is awarded not to the fastest runner but to the winner on handicap. The handicapping process is a dark art shrouded in secrecy. However after some secretive deliberations involving the handicappers the Tinker Cup was awarded to club stalwart Tim Cock who somehow fooled the handicappers into giving him a ridiculously generous allowance. Or perhaps he was still benefiting from his high altitude training camp in the Pyrenees earlier in the year? Second on handicap was Andy Shaw, another Tinker Cup regular, who is on the return from a series of frustrating injuries and third was the Harriers fell secretary Phil Hobbs.

 

After surviving the rigours of the race the mud (and occasionally blood) – spattered runners refuelled at the cricket club and swapped tales of their gazelle-like leaps over Dean Brook. Former club secretary Martin Booth distributed the prizes. All involved were extremely grateful to the organisers, marshals and everyone else who helped stage this event, and in particular to the landowners whose land the race crosses. Without their co-operation this unique Holme Valley sporting event would not be possible.

 

 

 

 

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