Blind Date, Claremont Style, March 2021

For our latest, and perhaps final, lockdown amusement, we had a bit of fun with blind dates!

Our Cilla (aka Nina) and our Graham (aka Tom) drew random pairs of runners to on a “blind date”. The idea was that each person would run 2 miles as quickly, turning the blind date into a speed dating session! The winning pair was the one with the fastest combined time. Although the draw was random, an element of seeding was operated to ensure a fair competition.

The couple could choose to meet and run together or do their runs separately and there was a prize of bubbly, chocolates and flowers up for grabs.

Congratulations go to our winning couple – Catherine Young and Nina Jentl. Catherine and Nina both ran well to win by a fairly convincing margin from Arthur Liu and Sarah Kerr (once we had persuaded Arthur that we could use his time as recorded by Strava!), who themselves were comfortably ahead of 3rd placed Laurie Johnson and Cath Robson. From then on it was quite close with a matter of seconds between positions.

Full results are shown below:

CoupleTimes
1stCatherine Young
Nina Jentl
Total time for date
11:52
15:43
27:35
2ndArthur Liu
Sarah Kerr
Total time for date
15:32
12:36
28:08
3rdLaurie Johnson
Cath Robson
Total time for date
12:54
16:02
28:56
4thDavid Lydall
Anna Round
Total time for date
13:21
15:37
28:58
5thTom Tinsley
Ay Okpokam
Total time for date
12:21
16:45
29:06
6thDave Roberts
Sarah Bowen
Total time for date
14:06
15:05
29:11
7thDean O’Brien
Julie Cross
Total time for date
14:09
15:06
29:15
8thRichard Slack
Nicki O’Brien
Total time for date
14:09
14:36
29:33
9thDavid Devennie
Maria Duenas
Total time for date
15:49
13:59
29:48
10thKris Axon
Janet Palmer
Total time for date
10:47
19:02
29:49
11thGordon MacFadyen
Alice Vialard
Total time for date
14:09
17:30
31:39
12thRoberto Marzo
Mary Martin
Total time for date
12:14
20:17
32:31
13thGill Milne
Nina Jensen
Total time for date
17:27
15:18
32:45
=14thJamie Harding
Julie Dumpleton
Total time for date
16:05
16:58
33:03
=14thAllie Wilson Craw
Tara Hipwood
Total time for date
15:58
17:05
33:03
16thRob Newton
Marie Slack
Total time for date
15:54
17:31
33:25
17thPaul Robinson
Rose Hawkswood
Total time for date
12:17
21:11
33:28
18thKen McCormick
Hazel Juggins
Total time for date
20:25
17:19
37:44

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