#Woodland5 2014 Review

#Woodland5 2014 Review

So is that really it for another year, have three months passed so quickly and, why do dogs eats grass. All good questions.

Yes the #Woodland5 2014 series is sadly over and what fun we had putting it on for you. This year we have had fantastic weather, fantastic runners, the odd timing issue and we also introduced some goodies a the end of the race for you because well you know, we quite like you all and think you could do with a treat for supporting us, so thankyou thnankyou thankyou,

OK, on with the report, starting with some stats, before a review of the series winners overall.

This year we have had the pleasure of hosting 204 of your lovely people at our race although sadly not all at one time and whilst we love seeing you all it would be great if everyone ran all 3 races. Here are the breakdowns for the races attended.

Ran 1 race

127

Ran 2 races

34

Ran 3 races

43

Total runners

204

So which month was most popular? Does it really matter, not really but here you go anyway.

May

97

June

112

July

115

Total

324

It seems that everyone likes July, and whats not to like eh?

Lets now look at some of the times, records and other interesting facts and figures

The fastest time around the route this year was a fleet footed 31 minutes and 1 seconds which was posted in the June race and the average across all races was a not too shabby 44 minutes and 16 seconds although in the July race this dropped by a minute to 43 minutes and 14 seconds ….. must be all that training or something.

The 324 people who ran this year ran a collective 1620 miles which could get you all to the Sea of Azov, the Hamada Du Draa Desert in Africa, the wastes of Greenland or, Mount Pico on the Azores. Nice!

Special mentions should go to the following people whose times have improved the most over the series, excellent work all of you!

WATKINS, Justin

KIRSOPP, Brian

HART, Colin

HICKS, Leon

SEYMOUR, Claire

DAVIDSON, Sharon

 The most consistent runners across all three races were as follows:

.

Male Vet

Female Vet

.

KIDDIE, James

ANTRAM, Helen

May

00:43:41

00:37:18

June

00:43:41

00:37:32

July

00:43:42

00:37:50

Average

00:43:41

00:37:33

You could literally set your clock by these two, it would be a strange way of setting your clock though.

If you want to see the individual breakdowns of the results, download the excel file here, but please do not change your results to make yourself look good!

So onto the series winners

The series winners are calculated by looking at those runners who ran every single race this year (we love that sort of commitment!), so although there may be faster runners in other races, these are the fastest for those who have run all three of this years races.

Fastest Overall

The winner of the fastest overall 3 races was Simon Elsbury who averaged 34:06, an inspiring 10 minutes quicker than the average

Simon Elsbury (Senior Male)

May

00:34:09

June

00:34:34

July

00:33:35

Total

01:42:18

fastest

00:33:35

slowest

00:34:34

average

00:31:09

Fastest Male Vet

For the Male Vet category was Ray Gascoyne, again an amazing time and nearly 10 minutes ahead of the rest of the pack.

May

00:35:02

June

00:35:49

July

00:35:56

Total

01:46:47

Fastest

00:35:02

Slowest

00:35:56

Average

00:35:36

Fastest Female Overall

Not forgetting the ladies, the winner of the fastest lady across all three was Jaydee Pieters, congratulations on his Jaydee

May

00:36:40

June

00:37:02

July

00:37:39

Total

01:51:21

fastest

00:36:40

slowest

00:37:39

average

00:37:07

Fastest Female Vet

Helen Antram was the fastest in the Female vet category with a very consistent pace across all three races

May

00:37:18

June

00:37:32

July

00:37:50

Total

01:52:40

fastest

00:37:18

slowest

00:37:50

average

00:37:33

So congratulations to each and everyone of you for joining us.  The photos can be seen below for the entire series.  If this doesn’t work, then  click on this link here to see all of the photos from this years Woodland5 series. (Some lovely photos via this link here)

Thank you to each and everyone of you who came out and ran with us even if it was just one race, it was excellent to see you all running around with smiles on your faces.  We would also like to thank all teh supporters who came out, the mountain bikers who moved to one side to let you pass and even those who didn’t.

Last and not least thank you to the Forestry commission for letting us use the area to run in, without their consent we could not put on this race each year.

See you in 2015 for the #Woodland52015