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Woodstock Harriers – June Corona Challenge

Date
‘Standard’ Challenges*
 
Wildcard Challenges*
Bonus *
w/c 1st June
Distance
Elevation
Mile Race **
Run 1 mile as fast as you can. 
Effort session of choice
w/c 8th June
Distance
Elevation
Weekend Warrior
Train, race (or rest 😊) during the week for the big event. Only miles on Saturday and Sunday count for this weeks challenge
Virtual Banbury 5 ***
The race was due to take place on 2nd June. Our race track for this one Black prince Gate to Ditchley Gate return.
w/c 15th June
Distance
Elevation
Summer SolsticeLongest run for the longest week. Who will still be out at sunset? One run.  Make it count.
Effort session of choice
w/c 22nd June
Distance
Elevation
2, 4, 6, 8…10 ‘The Sequel’
400ft >1000ft runs. You score 4 to 10 points depending on what height you gain. Bonus nutjob pts (10) for highest one off run. All runs count during the week.
Effort session of choice
w/c 29th June
Distance
Elevation
24hr Party People
Greatest amount of miles achieved in 24 hours. Go long or go many. All miles count within the 24hr period from when you first start.
Effort session of choice

All Wildcard Challenges and Bonus entries to be linked to the Woodstock Harriers Whatsapp Group. If they are not submitted to the Group Chat they don’t count.

* All challenges are worth a max 25 points each and the bonus session is worth an additional 5 points (bonus sessions are only applied once per week) 

** Results to be run through an age grading calculator to get handicap results. Best handicap result wins.

*** You can race at any point during the week. The start is the Black Prince Gate and you need to touch Ditchley Gate and run back. We were going to complete a loop but Blenheim are restricting entry to the park so it’s not possible. Points awarded based on Club Handicap as per standard CH races

A description of the club effort sessions.

Results

Week 9 (w/c 25 May)

When the suns out the Harriers are out…

This week we have seen the mileage shoot up by over 150 miles on last week with a whopping 986.9 Harrier miles….so close to the 1000! And we did it….a third week increase in elevation gain, achieving a staggering 44,742ft. Dare I challenge you to four weeks on the bounce?

An incredible week to wrap up the month. Kudos Harriers!

Distance Challenge

I’m afraid Mr 60 is in forth place this week dropping outside of the announcement but it wouldn’t be the weekly email without a mention in the Distance Challenge so well done Tom 😊

Taking this weeks win by finally learning how to upload to Strava and not run miles in secret is Mr Kevin Game with a leg crushing 100 miles. All in the name of Charity of course – well done Kev! 

Taking 2nd place this week and doing over double from the week previous is Leo with 77.1 miles – I don’t think I have ever ran this far in a week! Kudos Leo.

And finally, beating Mr 60 by only 1.3 miles is James with 61.4 miles.  Its quite a battle between these two…

Elevation Gain Challenge

Well I called it and boy did you guys deliver…44,742ft elevation gain….WELL DONE HARRIERS!

With the second highest elevation gain since our records began (2 months ago) Leo takes the win this week with an incredible 6,287ft – Second to the Champion since day one, Mr Hills, Ralf Arneil. Will anyone attempt to beat the longest standing record of 7,557ft elevation gain, or can our Champion do more? 😊

Leo climbed nearly 1200ft higher than second place; Kev with 5,097ft. With over 177 miles and 11,000ft elevation gain between them, these two have been the stand outs this week!  

Taking third place this week, making sure that he features somewhere, is our Distance Champion, and who I like to call Mr 60…Tom with 2,900ft elevation gain. 

9 Harriers achieved over 2000ft elevation gain this week which is our most to date and proving that were not scared of the hills….some may say its all in preparation for XC season but it could just be because its hilly out there! Either way, great effort and long may it continue…

Wildcard Challenge

Maximum-Small was the Challenge this week sending the participating Harriers to dizzying heights! 

Storming ahead with the Challenge win and securing first place was Liz with 100 laps of the triangle junction in Blenheim. Crazy and bonkers come to mind but nevertheless this must have taken some incredible mental strength to complete and there is no doubt that this deserved the win! Well done Liz.

Taking second place is our Co-Captain Adrian with 67 laps of his village green and 4 pond reps thrown in for good measure. Why 67 I hear you ask…it’s because that took him to an hour 😊 usually the runner to continue around the block to tick the mile over, its fair to say lockdown may be making Adrian a little more blasé…

Finishing the month strong and taking third place is Georgette with 62 laps of the memorial field in Yarnton.  Why 62? Well, not only did this make 8k on the nose it also sent poor Georgette into a spin who can now vouch for why they turn on the track and run the opposite way then many laps are required!

* No Harriers were harmed in the making of this challenge *

Week 5 and month 2 Wrap up

The top 3 hasn’t changed since last week with Georgette taking the win over second place Liz. With only 3 points between them we had quite the battle.

First place – Georgette with 65 points

Second place – Liz with 62 points

Third place – Adrian with 60 points

With that, month 2 is wrapped up and winning the box of Corona this month is Georgette with a total of 116 points. Georgette has featured strongly all month and consistently takes part in all of the challenges so well done Georgette and thank you for supporting our little bit of fun! A box of Corona (beer) is on its way to you.

In joint second place for the month is Liz and Adrian with 110 points, again, 2 very consistent runners across all of the challenges. Well done guys!

In third place, Ralf with 107 points. Ralf’s strongest weeks are the ones that feature hills showing the Combe is the place to go if you want to work on your hill reps and leg strength! Congrats on 3rd place, a slight drop on month one but still featuring.

Well done to all Harriers and I look forward to seeing what month 3 brings…

Week 8 scores

Name
Distance
Pts
Height Gain
Pts
Effort session Bonus
Max small
Pts
Totals
Weekly Positions
Georgie E-B
60.1
21
1,872
16
5
62
23
65
25
Liz O’Farrell
46.2
19
1,338
13
5
100
25
62
24
Adrian Smith
39.5
16
1,683
15
5
67
24
60
23
Ralf Arneil
40.5
17
2,439
21
1
21
59
22
Leo Brooke-Little
77.1
24
6,287
25
49
21
Kevin Game
100
25
5,097
24
49
20
Tom Preskett
60.1
22
2,900
23
45
19
Neil Preddy
25.9
10
654
5
5
34
22
42
18
James Bolton
61.4
23
2,147
18
41
17
Hans Price
48
20
2,211
19
39
16
Jason Barry
38.8
15
2,513
22
37
15
Sonnie Jane
40.7
18
1,409
14
32
14
David Watkinson
32
13
1,292
12
5
30
13
Steven Frear
31.8
12
2,054
17
29
12
Torstein Skåra
19.8
5
2,418
20
25
11
Alan Harrison
32.4
14
1,257
11
25
10
Sophie Carter
30.8
11
771
6
17
9
Simon Tucker
20.4
6
1,181
10
16
8
Cyrus Mower
20.8
7
774
7
14
7
Kevin Pritchett
16.2
4
943
9
13
5
eileen doherty
15
2
833
8
10
4
Rob Webster
23.3
9
0
0
9
3
Susan Haines
21.4
8
161
0
0
8
2
Matthew Eveleigh
15.2
3
376
2
5
1
Valerie Berryman Bousquet
7.6
0
447
4
4
0
Jonny Jeffery
14.3
1
404
3
4
0
Richard Arthur
5.1
0
223
1
1
0
Jesper Jonsson
7.1
0
213
0
0
0
Greg Simmonds
6
0
194
0
0
0
Jess Ward
12.9
0
170
0
0
0
Zoe White
2.6
0
147
0
0
0
Mel Hawk
3.3
0
132
0
0
0
Lisa Clarke
7.4
0
117
0
0
0
Delphine Mower
3.2
0
85
0
0
0

Month 2 position totals

week1
week2
week3
week4
week5
Totals
Georgie E-B
20
24
22
25
25
116
Adrian Smith
22
18
24
23
23
110
Liz O’Farrell
25
14
23
24
24
110
Ralf Arneil
24
19
25
17
22
107
Tom Preskett
21
23
20
21
19
104
James Bolton
17
22
15
15
17
86
Torstein Skåra
14
17
18
20
11
80
Jason Barry
19
15
13
16
15
78
Hans Price
21
19
19
16
75
David Watkinson
11
21
22
13
67
Sophie Carter
13
16
16
13
9
67
Lucy Dunn
18
25
14
57
Steven Frear
2
20
6
10
12
50
Sonnie Jane
0
17
14
14
45
Cyrus Mower
4
10
11
11
7
43
Kevin Pritchett
10
8
7
12
5
42
Richard Arthur
23
9
9
0
0
41
Matthew Eveleigh
16
13
5
5
1
40
Leo Brooke-Little
18
21
39
Jonny Jeffery
15
7
10
2
0
34
Mel Hawk
11
12
0
9
0
32
Simon Tucker
12
0
0
8
8
28
Alan Harrison
9
1
0
7
10
27
Susan Haines
7
6
8
3
2
26
Neil Preddy
2
4
0
18
24
Kevin Game
20
20
Rob Webster
0
12
4
3
19
Adam Smith
6
3
3
0
12
eileen doherty
5
0
1
4
10
Jesper Jonsson
3
4
2
0
0
9
Jess Ward
8
0
1
0
0
9
Valerie Berryman Bousquet
1
5
0
0
0
6
Delphine Mower
0
0
0
Lisa Clarke
0
0
0
0
0
Maddie Jane
0
Paula Booth
0
Zoe White
0
0
0

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