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    Oh yes and Susan Beach should have been not allowed to race (or DSQ) as the race was "open for all 16 to 60" and she was 14...

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    In Anthony Kay's original post, are the numbers in brackets the ages of the runners at that time or are they the runners' race numbers? Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheezing donkey View Post
    In Anthony Kay's original post, are the numbers in brackets the ages of the runners at that time or are they the runners' race numbers? Just a thought.
    The information was quoted from the Cilcain Show website, and I just assumed that the numbers were ages; it seems more likely than quoting race numbers, which would be of less interest to readers.

    Anyway, thanks to Hoppynet for the update, and I hope you are successful in digging out information on the early years of the race.
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    Anthony,

    many race results sheets, although in order of finish position, also have a column for each finisher's race number. It could be that whoever compiled the Cilcain Show website was merely copying out all the information given against each runner on a tabulated results sheet?
    It is rare for a results sheet to show the exact age ( to the actual year ) of every runner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    The information was quoted from the Cilcain Show website, and I just assumed that the numbers were ages; it seems more likely than quoting race numbers, which would be of less interest to readers.

    Anyway, thanks to Hoppynet for the update, and I hope you are successful in digging out information on the early years of the race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheezing donkey View Post
    Anthony,

    many race results sheets, although in order of finish position, also have a column for each finisher's race number. It could be that whoever compiled the Cilcain Show website was merely copying out all the information given against each runner on a tabulated results sheet?
    Yes, that is possible. I think I was assuming that the information had been copied from a local newspaper report, where you typically get people's ages in brackets. I suppose we can't settle it unless someone unearths an original results sheet, or finds a report in the archives of the local newspaper. (Where's Bill Smith when you need him?)
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    John Messum, who held the record for many years, is still around coaching juniors at Deeside AC - he might know something - will ask next time I see him.

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    Susan Beech was 14. Ran in plimsolls. There are a couple of pics on the website.

    Ages are in brackets from newspaper article. Was big news in 1960 as there was a item in the paper the day before the race then the race right up. Obviously the journalist was out for the weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoppynet View Post
    Susan Beech was 14. Ran in plimsolls. There are a couple of pics on the website.

    Ages are in brackets from newspaper article. Was big news in 1960 as there was a item in the paper the day before the race then the race right up. Obviously the journalist was out for the weekend!
    Thank you for this confirmation. Where are the pictures from 1960? I've looked on both the Clwydian fell race and the Cilcain Show websites, and can't find them.
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    A thousand apologies. Missed your reply. When I checked you are correct - no pics on the website just some later clippings.

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    I have popped most of the older pictures up on

    https://www.clwydianfellrace.org/?page_id=504

    If you want any details on any in particular let me know (best emailing me).

    hop

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