Gillingham Trotters Running Club

Wessex Ridgeway Final Results 2011

Updated with most of the split times.

Both Wimborne and Doddlers A beat the previous 6 man team course record held by Bournemoauth AC in 2000 with a time of 8:08:59. A four man from Royal Navy & Egdon clocked 7:41:00 in 1997 so that is your target!

This year 24 intrepid teams assembled by the pond at Tollard Royal as 7:30 a.m. on Sunday Morning. The teams had come from as far away as Finchampstead, Middlesex and Marlborough, but included the local clubs of Dorset Doddlers, Frome Running club, Gillingham Trotters, Maiden Castle Running Club, Wimborne AC and Yeovil Town Road Running Club.

At the end of the first 8 mile leg to Shroton a group of 4 teams had broken away, but by the end of the second leg the lead pack was down to two teams, Wimborne and the Dorset Doddlers. These two teams exchanged the lead several times during the course of the day and at the start of the last leg Wimborne were 2 minutes in the lead. The runners were observed halfway through the leg crossing the A35 and Wimborne's lead was less than 20 seconds. Waiting at the finish the tension increased as Wimborne and Doddlers supporters waited for their runner to come into view. In the end Wimborne's runner had put in a really hard effort and opened up a 2 minute gap. Wimborne finished in 8:01:58 and the Doddlers in 8:03:40

Meanwhile a little further back in the field Dorset Doddlers ladies team had opened up an unassailable lead to take the ladies prize for the third consecutive year. 

Notable achievements were two teams of two runners, who individually ran over 30 miles each over some of the hilliest terrain in Dorset. The Axe Valley Runners team managed to finish a very creditable 6th in a time of 9:08:56

Included in the entry fee was a post-race meal for all the runners at the Talbot Arms, which was gratefully consumed by the 140 competitors taking part

The times below are on our watches for the start, end of leg 1, end of leg 6 and the finish. 

A few times were missing, and I have now decoded Marlborough B who seem to have been in a different time zone from BST, being GMT =7:30!

The Change over times:

Team Start Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg11 Leg 12 Overall time
Wimborne A 7:30:00 8:24:47 9:06:00 9:44:00 10:13:00 10:50:00 11:28:29 12:13:00 12:51:00 13:36:00 14:07:00 14:49:00 15:31:58 8:01:58
Doddlers A 7:30:00 8:24:47 9:04:00 9:43:00 10:14:00 10:53:00 11:30:31 12:14:00 12:53:00 13:36:00 14:09:00 14:47:00 15:33:40 8:03:40
We are not from Around here 7:30:00 8:25:08 9:12:30 9:51:20 10:27:56 11:10:46 11:46:33 12:33:27 13:17:50 14:02:41 14:38:52 15:24:12 16:09:56 8:39:56
AVR2 7:30:00 8:29:47 9:14:10 9:52:40 10:29:10 11:14:00 11:54:09 12:43:35 13:28:30 14:17:10 14:52:40 15:41:20 16:30:19 9:00:19
Wimborne C 7:30:00 8:27:16 9:15:00 9:59:00 10:33:00 11:16:00 12:01:18 12:47:00 13:32:00 14:24:00 14:58:00 15:44:00 16:34:34 9:04:34
AVR1 7:30:00 8:29:43 9:14:20 9:52:40 10:29:10 11:14:00 11:54:09 12:43:35 13:28:30 14:17:10 14:52:40 15:41:20 16:38:56 9:08:56
Marlborough A 7:30:00 8:27:34 9:16:05 10:09:32 10:44:24 11:34:33 12:11:20 13:00:42 13:49:24 14:33:56 15:12:27 16:04:27 16:55:20 9:25:20
Mendip Hash 7:30:00 8:35:34 9:25:00 10:24:00 11:03:00 11:56:00 12:35:09 13:28:00 14:06:00 14:56:00 15:44:00 16:31:00 17:22:52 9:52:52
Wimborne B 7:30:00 8:30:52 9:16:00 10:07:00 10:51:00 11:36:00 12:22:50 13:11:00 13:56:00 14:53:00 15:38:00 16:25:00 17:23:58 9:53:58
YTRRC A 7:30:00 8:35:53 9:25:00 9:48:00 10:32:00 11:22:00 12:20:36 13:22:00 14:16:00 15:06:00 15:50:00 16:33:00 17:25:28 9:55:28
YTRRC B 7:30:00 8:26:37 9:11:00 9:42:00 10:29:00 11:25:00 12:23:40 13:12:00 13:59:00 14:48:00 15:31:00 16:19:00 17:30:47 10:00:47
Doddlers B 7:30:00 8:41:32 9:36:00 10:30:00 11:06:00 11:56:00 12:36:20 13:37:00 14:26:00 15:18:00 16:05:00 16:57:00 17:50:33 10:20:33
GT A 7:30:00 8:26:39 9:10:44 10:17:49 10:51:53 11:46:07 12:36:41 13:24:20 14:06:50 14:51:54 15:55:06 16:52:53 17:58:09 10:28:09
GT B 7:30:00 8:26:55 9:10:44 10:17:49 10:51:53 11:46:07 12:36:51 13:24:20 14:06:50 14:51:54 15:55:06 16:52:53 17:58:09 10:28:09
Finch Coasters 7:30:00 8:36:20 9:24:00 10:30:00 11:05:00 11:56:00 12:46:00 13:43:00 14:32:00 15:22:00 16:03:00 17:02:00 18:03:43 10:33:43
Wells City Ladies 7:30:00 8:35:56 9:30:55 10:24:45 11:11:30 11:56:04 12:42:00 13:41:42 14:34:51 15:33:00 16:34:26 17:16:29 18:04:40 10:34:40
Wells City Men 7:30:00 8:36:00 9:30:55 10:24:45 11:11:30 11:56:04 12:41:52 13:41:42 14:34:51 15:33:00 16:34:26 17:16:29 18:04:40 10:34:40
Marlborough B 7:30:00 8:40:25 9:31:00 10:19:00 10:49:00 12:03:00 12:47:25 13:40:00 14:31:00 15:33:00 16:14:00 17:15:00 18:10:25 10:40:25
Doddlers C 7:30:00 8:41:32 9:36:00 10:29:00 11:06:00 11:57:00 12:42:31 13:44:00 14:36:00 15:36:00 16:24:00 17:18:00 18:19:58 10:49:58
North Devon Road Runners 7:30:00 8:36:18 9:26:00 10:29:00 11:10:00 12:00:00 12:42:50 13:43:00 14:38:00 15:35:00 16:28:00 17:22:00 18:43:35 11:13:35
Maiden Newton Chalk 7:30:00 8:36:11 9:25:00 10:09:00 10:47:00 11:44:00 12:42:22 14:38:00 16:22:00 17:18:00 18:45:56 11:15:56
Maiden Newton Cheese 7:30:00 8:36:13 9:25:00 10:09:00 10:47:00 11:44:00 12:42:03 14:38:00 16:22:00 17:18:00 18:46:02 11:16:02
Frome ladies 7:30:00 8:45:24 9:50:00 11:29:00 12:30:00 13:25:52 14:32:00 15:34:00 16:37:00 17:42:00 18:37:00 19:44:50 12:14:50
Frome Men 7:30:00 8:45:24 9:50:00 11:29:00 12:30:00 13:25:52 14:32:00 15:34:00 16:37:00 17:42:00 18:37:00 19:44:56 12:14:56

 

Leg Times

Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg11 Leg 12 Overall Time
Wimborne A 0:54:47 0:41:13 0:38:00 0:29:00 0:37:00 0:38:29 0:44:31 0:38:00 0:45:00 0:31:00 0:42:00 0:42:58 8:01:58
Doddlers A 0:54:47 0:39:13 0:39:00 0:31:00 0:39:00 0:37:31 0:43:29 0:39:00 0:43:00 0:33:00 0:38:00 0:46:40 8:03:40
We are not from Around here 0:55:08 0:47:22 0:38:50 0:36:36 0:42:50 0:35:47 0:46:54 0:44:23 0:44:51 0:36:11 0:45:20 0:45:44 8:39:56
AVR2 0:59:47 0:44:23 0:38:30 0:36:30 0:44:50 0:40:09 0:49:26 0:44:55 0:48:40 0:35:30 0:48:40 0:48:59 9:00:19
Wimborne C 0:57:16 0:47:44 0:44:00 0:34:00 0:43:00 0:45:18 0:45:42 0:45:00 0:52:00 0:34:00 0:46:00 0:50:34 9:04:34
AVR1 0:59:43 0:44:37 0:38:20 0:36:30 0:44:50 0:40:09 0:49:26 0:44:55 0:48:40 0:35:30 0:48:40 0:57:36 9:08:56
Marlborough A 0:57:34 0:48:31 0:53:27 0:34:52 0:50:09 0:36:47 0:49:22 0:48:42 0:44:32 0:38:31 0:52:00 0:50:53 9:25:20
Mendip Hash 1:05:34 0:49:26 0:59:00 0:39:00 0:53:00 0:39:09 0:52:51 0:38:00 0:50:00 0:48:00 0:47:00 0:51:52 9:52:52
Wimborne B 1:00:52 0:45:08 0:51:00 0:44:00 0:45:00 0:46:50 0:48:10 0:45:00 0:57:00 0:45:00 0:47:00 0:58:58 9:53:58
YTRRC A 1:05:53 0:49:07 0:23:00 0:44:00 0:50:00 0:58:36 1:01:24 0:54:00 0:50:00 0:44:00 0:43:00 0:52:28 9:55:28
YTRRC B 0:56:37 0:44:23 0:31:00 0:47:00 0:56:00 0:58:40 0:48:20 0:47:00 0:49:00 0:43:00 0:48:00 1:11:47 10:00:47
Doddlers B 1:11:32 0:54:28 0:54:00 0:36:00 0:50:00 0:40:20 1:00:40 0:49:00 0:52:00 0:47:00 0:52:00 0:53:33 10:20:33
GT A 0:56:39 0:44:05 1:07:05 0:34:04 0:54:14 0:50:34 0:47:39 0:42:30 0:45:04 1:03:12 0:57:47 1:05:16 10:28:09
GT B 0:56:55 0:43:49 1:07:05 0:34:04 0:54:14 0:50:44 0:47:29 0:42:30 0:45:04 1:03:12 0:57:47 1:05:16 10:28:09
Finch Coasters 1:06:20 0:47:40 1:06:00 0:35:00 0:51:00 0:50:00 0:57:00 0:49:00 0:50:00 0:41:00 0:59:00 1:01:43 10:33:43
Wells City Ladies 1:05:56 0:54:59 0:53:50 0:46:45 0:44:34 0:45:56 0:59:42 0:53:09 0:58:09 1:01:26 0:42:03 0:48:11 10:34:40
Wells City Men 1:06:00 0:54:55 0:53:50 0:46:45 0:44:34 0:45:48 0:59:50 0:53:09 0:58:09 1:01:26 0:42:03 0:48:11 10:34:40
Marlborough B 1:10:25 0:50:35 0:48:00 0:30:00 1:14:00 0:44:25 0:52:35 0:51:00 1:02:00 0:41:00 1:01:00 0:55:25 10:40:25
Doddlers C 1:11:32 0:54:28 0:53:00 0:37:00 0:51:00 0:45:31 1:01:29 0:52:00 1:00:00 0:48:00 0:54:00 1:01:58 10:49:58
North Devon Road Runners 1:06:18 0:49:42 1:03:00 0:41:00 0:50:00 0:42:50 1:00:10 0:55:00 0:57:00 0:53:00 0:54:00 1:21:35 11:13:35
Maiden Newton Chalk 1:06:11 0:48:49 0:44:00 0:38:00 0:57:00 0:58:22 0:56:00 1:27:56 11:15:56
Maiden Newton Cheese 1:06:13 0:48:47 0:44:00 0:38:00 0:57:00 0:58:03 0:56:00 1:28:02 11:16:02
Frome ladies 1:15:24 1:04:36 1:01:00 0:55:52 1:06:08 1:02:00 1:03:00 1:05:00 0:55:00 1:07:50 12:14:50
Frome Men 1:15:24 1:04:36 1:01:00 0:55:52 1:06:08 1:02:00 1:03:00 1:05:00 0:55:00 1:07:56 12:14:56

 

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