THE RESULTS

50 Miles 2018

Don’t Wait Up Mum: 50 kms Challenge Trophy (presented to the fastest team and overall winners of the 50km Challenge)

Phoenix Flyers Too: Galleon Trophy (Presented to the overall runners up)

Phoenix Flyers Too: Ricky Bickley Memorial Trophy (presented to the fastest mixed team)

Team Hellfire: Chairman’s Cup (presented to the fastest team who are all under the age of 25 years)

Phoenix Flyers Ladies: Martin Hornsby Tankard (presented to the fastest team whose ages total 200 years plus whole years)

Phoenix Flyers Ladies: The Ladies Trophy (presented to the fastest all female team completing the longest event (50 mile, 50km or 30km)

Team Air: 50 kms Novice Trophy (presented to the fastest team, none of whom have entered the 50 mile or 50km event before)

 

Position

Time

Team Number

Team Name

Team Location

District

County

1

12:02

11

Phoenix Flyers

201st Islington

North London

GLN

2

13:48

13

Ten Gallon Dixie

Didcot ESU

Thames Ridge

Oxfordshire

3

13:52

12

Terry Tangerine Racing Team

Dragon ESU

Sittingbourne

Kent

4

17:07

7

Vegan Butchers

Evo ESU

Barnet Borough

GLN

5

18:55

1

Just Below Average

Hatters ESU

Southgate

GLN

6

18:56

8

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

Hitchhikers ESU

Cambridge

Cambridgeshire

7

18:59

3

Highgate & Hornsey ESU

Highgate & Hornsey ESU

North London

GLN

Not classified

10

We Wanted Brian

Hatters ESU

Southgate

GLN

Not classified

5

PrettyPinkPrincesses

Dragon ESU

Sittingbourne

Kent

Not classified

6

Brian’s Squirrels

Hatters ESU

Southgate

GLN

Not classified

9

The Vatican Pirates

7th Purley (All Saints)

Croydon

GLSW

Transferred to 50km

2

Oodles and Doodles

Wild Wolf ESU

North London

GLN

Transferred to 50km

4

The Attack of the Invisible Retreating Cows

Centurion ESU

Hornchurch

GLNE

50 Km 2018

Phoenix Flyers: 50 Miles Challenge Shield (presented to the fastest team and overall winners)

Phoenix Flyers; Grove Trophy 9 Presented to the fastest team whose average age is 33 years (whole years) per walker)

Ten Gallon Dixie: Robert Walters Trophy (Presented to the overall runners up)

Just Below Average: Sharon Blower Trophy (Presented to the fastest mixed team)

Highgate & Hornsey ESU: County Trophy (Presented to the fastest team from Greater London North not winning any other trophy)

Vegan Butchers: Chief’s Cup (Presented to the fastest, all under 25yr old, team entering for the first time)

Vegan Butchers: Novice Trophy (Presented to the fastest team, none of whom have previously entered the 50 mile Challenge)

 

Position

Time

Team Number

Team Name

Team Location

District

County

1

07:44

68

Don’t Wait Up Mum

8th Muswell Hill

North London

GLN

2

08:28

50

Phoenix Flyers Too

201st Islington

North London

GLN

3

08:36

67

Tesco Antibacterial Handwash

Thames Ridge Network

Thames Ridge

Oxfordshire

4

08:39

66

Team Hellfire

1st Salter Street Network

West Warwickshire

Warwickshire

5

08:43

30

The Jersey Boys

Wild Wolf ESU

North London

GLN

6

09:22

65

1st Runwell Overtakers B

1st Runwell

Wickford & Billericay

Essex

7

09:54

63

BEAST SAS

Beast

Basildon

Essex

8

09:57

56

1st Runwell

1st Runwell

Wickford & Billericay

Essex

9

10:46

43

Potters Bar Plodders

4th Potters Bar

Potters Bar

Hertfordshire

10

10:52

49

Wandering Giants

Evo ESU

Barnet Borough

GLN

11

11:12

59

Phoenix Flyers Ladies

201st Islington

North London

GLN

12

11:13

27

Hornsey Veterans Too

221st North London

North London

GLN

13

11:16

64

CLVU – Team 1 in 1980!

Hitchhikers ESU

Cambridge

Cambridgeshire

14

11:48

57

Henlow Strollers

Henlow Clifton

Biggleswade & District

Bedfordshire

15

12:06

53

The Penguin Men

7th Purley (All Saints)

Croydon

GLSW

16

12:29

25

Docklands Explorer Scouts

East London

East London

GLNE

17

12:37

45

Your Pace or Mine

10th Edmonton

Enfield

GLN

18

12:43

42

The Hornsey Veterans

221st North London

North London

GLN

19

12:55

26

And We All Said Never Again…

Columbus Bellahoj ESU

Barking & Dagenham

GLNE

20

12:59

52

Sittingbourne Stompers

Sittingbourne & Milton

Sittingbourne & Milton

Kent

21

13:16

36

Across Counties

Foresters ESU

Biggleswade & District

Bedfordshire

22

13:51

44

Where The Hell Are We! (Del’s Angels)

16th Wood Green

North London

GLN

23

14:46

28

Ellie Made Us

Hatters ESU

Southgate

GLN

24

14:49

46

Muswell-Hill-Billies

9th Muswell Hill

North London

GLN

25

14:50

35

Wheeler’s Whingers

10th Edmonton

Enfield

GLN

26

15:13

47

The Haarlem Chilterntrotters

6th Friern Barnet

Barnet Borough

GLN

27

15:22

32

Team Air

Abingdon ESU

Thames Ridge

Oxfordshire

28

16:08

37

Geographically Challenged

Vernon Venturers ESU

Barnet Borough

GLN

29

16:13

29

Midlife Crisis Nearly Over

Evo ESU

Barnet Borough

GLN

30

20:06

23

Btec

Didcot ESU

Thames Ridge

Oxfordshire

Not classified

21

TESU Tiny

Tottenham ESU

North London

GLN

Not classified

22

David’s Specials

Hampstead (Argo) ESU

North London

GLN

Not classified

24

MK Explorers

Milton Keynes District ESU

Milton Keynes

Buckinghamshire

Not classified

31

TESU Massive

Tottenham ESU

North London

GLN

Not classified

33

Team 1

Hornchurch Network

Hornchurch

GLNE

Not classified

39

Space Baby

Evo ESU

Barnet Borough

GLN

Not classified

40

2nd East London

2nd East London

East London

GLNE

Not classified

41

Plastic Coated

Didcot ESU

Thames Ridge

Oxfordshire

Not classified

51

Team Land

Abingdon ESU

Thames Ridge

Oxfordshire

Not classified

54

VIKING2

2nd Rayleigh

Crouch Valley

Essex

Not classified

61

Team 2

Hornchurch Network

Hornchurch

GLNE

Not classified

62

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Mad Hatters Scout Network

Falkes

Bedfordshire

Not classified

69

22nd Southgate Scout Leaders

22nd Southgate

Southgate

GLN

30 Km 2018

Position

Time

Team Number

Team Name

Team Location

District

County

1

05:39

132

22ndSouthgate Young Leaders A

22ndSouthgate

Southgate

GLN

2

06:00

103

Team Hecate

Wild Wolf ESU

North London

GLN

3

06:05

119

The Nalgenies

Wild Wolf SU

North London

GLN

4

06:21

125

22ndSouthgate Young Leaders B

22ndSouthgate

Southgate

GLN

5

06:25

140

Leg Day

Hatters ESU

Southgate

GLN

6

06:32

128

Feinnes Young Cannibals

Fiennes ESU

Castle Point

Essex

7

07:14

141

Marvin the Paranoid Android

Hitchhikers ESU

Cambridge

Cambridgeshire

8

07:30

127

The Power Rangers

Wild Wolf ESU

North London

GLN

9

07:32

105

Brian’s Crew

Hatters ESU

Southgate

GLN

10

07:40

107

22ndSouthgate Young Leaders C

22ndSouthgate

Southgate

GLN

11

07:50

131

Then There Were Three

7th Purley (All Saints)

Croydon

GLSW

12

07:51

106

Society!

Merlin ESU

Barnet Borough

GLN

13

08:15

138

Draco’s Dragons

Draco ESU

Romsey

Hampshire

14

08:25

130

K Squared + A + B – K

Hatters ESU

Southgate

GLN

15

08:40

124

Slow Starters

Dragon ESU

Sittingbourne & Milton

Kent

16

09:01

114

Foresters ESU

Foresters ESU

Biggleswade & District

Bedfordshire

17

09:09

117

The Collier Rowdies

Romford ESU

Romford

GLNE

18

09:15

104

Booiiiiiiis

Hatters ESU

Southgate

GLN

19

09:21

109

Genesis ESU

Genesis ESU

Basildon

Essex

20

09:36

139

The Haggies

Didcot ESU

Thames Ridge

Oxfordshire

21

09:48

134

The Harold Hillbillies

Romford ESU

Romford

GLNE

22

10:10

110

Shard Explorers 1

Shard ESU

Southwark

GLS

23

10:26

111

Excalibur ESU

Excalibur ESU at 79thReading

Pang Valley

Royal Berkshire

24

10:43

133

Derry and The Bat Catchers

Dragon ESU

Sittingbourne & Milton

Kent

25

11:07

126

The Squirrels Heathens

Romford ESU

Romford

GLNE

26

12:00

118

SKEET Gang

Merlin ESU

Barnet Borough

GLN

27

12:04

102

Rainbowfire

Endurance ESU

Warwick

Warwickshire

Not classified

108

The Romford Rascals

Romford ESU

Romford

GLNE

Not classified

116

Gubbyyy

Evo ESU

Barnet Borough

GLN

Not classified

121

The Ralph Brigade

Centurion ESU

Hornchurch

GLNE

Not classified

122

Genesis 2

Genesis ESU

Basildon

Essex

Not classified

123

Shard Explorers 2

Shard ESU

Southwark

GLS

Not classified

129

Columbus

Columbus Bellahoj ESU

Barking & Dagenham

GLNE

Not classified

135

Genesis 1

Genesis ESU

Basildon

Essex

Not classified

136

1st Runwell Overtakers C

1stRunwell

Wickford & Billericay

Essex

Not classified

137

Bellahoj

Columbus Bellahoj ESU

Barking & Dagenham

GLNE

22nd Southgate Young Leaders A: Explorer Scout Challenge Cup (presented to the winners in the 30km Challenge)

Team Hecate: Explorer Scout Runners-Up Trophy (presented to the runners up in the 30km Challenge)

Leg Day & Brian’s Crew: Explorer Scout Cup (presented to the fastest team, none of whom have entered the 30km event before)

 

GLN Teams Sweep the Board at Southern 50’s

Ruby Anniversary

Unseasonably mild weather greeted the teams at the 40th running of this year’s Southern 50

Challenge Hike, although a fair amount of mist had descended over the Chiltern Hills to make life

more challenging. Over 100 teams registered to take part, but with a fair amount of chopping and

changing, 92 teams started off from Icknield Community College in the sleepy village of Watlington.

 

This year’s route took all walkers to the top of Watlington Hill, then on to Ibstone, Southend, Russell’s Water. The 50km route took in the picturesque Hambledon Lock and walking along the Thames Path and Henley, whilst the 50 mile route did all that plus adding in Goring and Nuffield for good measure.

 

So how did everyone get on? The tough course was successfully negotiated by 62 full teams, which completed their chosen event with an individual finishing rate of 81%, which was somewhat lower than in recent years.

 

When it came to picking up the spoils, the 41 teams registered for the in the 30km event, the first of three 22nd Southgate Young Leader teams romped home in 05:39, some 21 minutes faster than one of five teams from Wild Wolf ESU in North London District. They were three minutes in front of another Wild Wolf team and just behind them were another 22nd Southgate YL Team. Hot on their heels was one of eight teams from The Hatters ESU in Southgate. That’s five GLN teams in the top five places for this event.

 

Moving on to the 50km event which had a huge number of 49 teams registered. Leaders from the 8th

Muswell Hill kept up the GLN winning streak, by beating a path to the finish and clocking in at 07:44.

They were 44 minutes ahead of Phoenix Flyers Too, who always seem to finish in the medal positions.

Apart from being awarded the runners-up trophy they were also the fastest mixed gender team.

Then, eight minutes later came a local Oxfordshire team from Thames Ridge Network, just three

minutes in front of the 1st Salter Street Network in Warwickshire. Hot on their heels was another

Wild Wolf ESU team.

 

Not much later, back in 11th position were Phoenix Flyers Ladies who were not only awarded the Ladies Trophy, presented to the fastest all female team completing the longest of the three events, but also the Hornsby Tankard for the fastest team whose aggregate age is over 50. Finally, the 50mile Blue Riband event almost followed the form book. Hot favourites Ten Gallon Dixie, made up of Leaders from Didcot ESU, from Thames Ridge, who had won this event four times in the past five years, were nudged into runners-up spot by the evergreen Phoenix Flyers, who, after many year’s of trying, finally got their hands on the coveted Winners’ Shield when they flew round in the amazing time of 12:02. They also picked up the trophy for the fastest team whose average age is 33 years per walker.

 

In third place were our good friends from Dragon ESU from Sittingbourne in Kent. There was then a wait of over three hours before the arrival of Evo ESU in Barnet. They not only collected the Novice Cup but also the award for the fastest, all under 25 year old team entering for the first time. Nearly two hours later came a novice Explorer Scout team from The Hatters who collected the trophy for the fastest mixed gender team. Spare a thought for the last 50 mile team to finish in one minute short of 19 hours. They were Explorer Scouts from the Highgate & Hornsey ESU in North London District. They picked up the award for the fastest team from Greater London North not winning any other trophy. One member of this team, 16 year old Sophie said “This was the best thing I have ever done”. None of this would have been possible without the help of over 100 volunteers. This Centurion army fought its way through cooking, cleaning, managing and operating checkpoints for up to 15 hours at a time, staffing Central Control, driving supplies to checkpoints and then driving back retired walkers, and running Saturday evening entertainment for our 200 Explorer Scouts.

 

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