Washburn Valley Relay – 12th July 2013
So 15 Abbeys gathered near Fewston and Swinsty reservoirs on a warm Friday evening in July to take part in the Washburn Valley Relay.
First of all we presented Victoria with her Runner of the Month certificate (and wine) for June then we got down to the serious business of running our legs. Each leg is between three and four miles around the reservoirs which (perhaps due to the heat) was harder than it sounds! Plus I was put with Duncan and Greg. Ooer. Duncan gave me an encouraging ‘Just do whatever you can’. Right. Ok. Mustn’t screw up. I ran the third and final leg and amazingly I only dropped us from second place to fifth. Sorry, Duncan.
Abbey Ladies Vets came in next, thanks to Vic, Sharon and Ruth. In 20th position overall, I think they were 5th fastest ladies. Well done, girls! Abbey Red Mixed came next – Hilary, Dave and Liz – wearing their red ribbons. Although starting from behind at her changeover, Liz managed to sneak 5 seconds ahead of the Abbey Yellow Team (Lynn, Ann and Alison). And just three minutes behind the Yellows came the Abbey Blue team – Jane, Laura and Martin.
Overall a fun evening and definitely recommended for next year. Would be good to get even more Abbey teams out there next time so we can cover all the colours of the rainbow!
|LEG 1||LEG 2||LEG 3|
|Team||Runner||Leg Time||Leg Rank||Runner||Leg Time||Runner||Leg Time||Total Time||Finish Pos|
|Baildon A||Emma Stoney||0:21:47||1||Quentin Lewis||0:22:41||Matthew Gurney||0:20:03||1:04:31||1|
|Abbey Runners Men||Duncan Clark||0:19:00||7||Greg Wetherhead||0:24:54||Jim Whittaker||0:22:48||1:06:42||5|
|Abbey Ladies Vets||Victoria Goulden||0:22:30||24||Sharon Woodruff||0:30:07||Ruth Dorrington||0:23:52||1:16:29||20|
|Abbey Red Mixed||Hilary Lane||0:27:16||27||Dave Rayson||0:31:18||Liz Willis||0:25:04||1:23:38||27|
|Abbey Yellow||Lynn Taylor||0:26:41||26||Ann Hall||0:31:11||Alison Smith||0:25:51||1:23:43||28|
|Abbey Blue||Jane Hallam||0:25:22||42||Laura||0:37:29||Martin Browne||0:23:54||1:26:45||37|