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Bennett Cup - 2009/10 Final positions

This is a season long competition based on 9 separate events: Cross-Country Relay, Opening 5, Christmas 5 Handicap, Closing 5, Club 10k, Club 10 mile and three Mob Matches (7 1/2 miles).

Who was W P D Bennett ?  The cup was presented to the Club by his mother.  Read his Obituary.


The 2009/10 final result was Trevor Delahoy (2nd), John Leeson (1st),
Andy Tucker (3rd) after the Closing 5 - 27 March 2010

After all nine races...

                       
For the 2009-10 Bennett Cup, the field over the 9 events totalled 368 (454 last year) 122 individual runners (95 men, 27 women). The 30 main prizes were awarded to 24 men and 6 women shared between 26 runners (21 men, 5 women).The main prizes are denoted in red (first 3 overall) and green (first 3 in each race) Trevor Delahoy, Wilf Orton, Justine Eastbury and Roy Smith beat the Honorary Handicapper by claiming two of these awards each. There were 8 further awards to those runners (6 men and 2 women) who competed in all 9 events denoted in yellow
                       
Name age relay club 5 orion xmas 10k cl 10 ran slh clo 5 total
                       
1 LEESON John 52 52 50 49 47 54 47 30 26 46 401
2 DELAHOY Trevor 61 5 39 53 54 31 55 49 58 47 391
3 TUCKER Andy 44 36 33 50 44 44 36 50 53 45 391
4 BROWN Rob 59   31 47 56 56 54 51 29 49 373
5 ORTON Wilf 51   60 52 34 23 59 43 46 55 372
6 SLACK Will 55 24 26 39 53 58 40 40 38 50 368
7 PIKE Chris 57 27 43 48 42 50 46 34 42 31 363
8 HOLLINGDALE Steve 59 46 28 37 38   56 48 48 60 361
9 EASTBURY Justine (L) 38 10 21 41 45 29 60 58 40 57 361
10 CILIA Anne (L) 50 41 22 57 48 35 49 45 31 33 361
11 PAIRMAN Steve 48 19 41 51 57 25 44 31 51 32 351
12 JONES-BALDOCK Carolyna (L) 36 58   34 37 49 45 47 35 38 343
13 CARTON David 53 29 30 26   45 50 54 54 44 332
14 STOCKS Adrian 36 35 34 56   41 34 59 45 27 331
15 LEAL David 53 21 25   39 28 52 56 47 39 307
16 DOWLING Sarah (L) 40     44 51 51 58 38   48 290
17 FENWICK John 62     23 50 30 57 46 49 29 284
18 JONES Mick  49 44 49 24 49 32     33 41 272
19 WETHERILT Barry 53     28 52 39 42 53   52 266
20 WADE Mike 56   47 59 41   48   28 24 247
21 BRADSHAW Jane (L) 38 37 46     33 51   41 34 242
22 COMPTON Mark 54 59   22 43 27 23   24 42 240
23 ELLISON Mark 49 28 38 38 59 36   29     228
24 SMITH Roy 47     58   60 39 33 37   227
25 TURNER John E 59     55     37 55   54 201
26 REED Amber (L) 15 26 51     52       58 187
27 BRUCE-LITTLEWOOD Alex 19 54 32     43     50   179
28 GRIFFIN Con 54 43 42 33   59 1       178
29 HALL Richard 35 32 48 30         59   169
30 COATES Graham 59   56 27   1   44   40 168
31 LAWES Andy 55 33 24 42           56 155
32 YATES Robert 16 55 36 21           43 155
33 WATLING Mark 51   53 45         57   155
34 PROCTOR Gregory 16 49             44 51 144
35 BRADEN Ross 14 50 52           39   141
36 SESEMANN Philip 17   57     57       26 140
37 EVANS Gareth 32       58 42 35       135
38 HORTON Peter               35 30 59 124
39 BEADLE David 42   40     47       35 122
40 McSHANE Brendan 48   37 29         56   122
41 SWATTON Iain 44   45 43       1   30 119
42 JACKSON Sam 16 51             43 23 117
43 MERCER Will 15 42             52 22 116
44 ROGERS Peter 46             60 55   115
45 RICHES Andy 40     60       52     112
46 McDONOUGH Annie (L) 53 11   35     31 32     109
47 LLOYD Simon 44     31       42 34   107
48 GIBBINS Alex 33   58 40             98
49 ROWE Colin 63   15   46         36 97
50 BUTLER Jennie (L) 36 7       26   57     90
51 PRATTEN Kate (L) 35       36   53       89
52 RYAN Daniel 25 38       46         84
53 READ Glen 49           30 28 25   83
54= EDWARDS Andy 55     32   48         80
54= GRACE Drew 65   44 36             80
56 RAYNER Andrew 28 45         32       77
57= JONES Jessica (L) 15 57 17               74
57= TAYLOR Ian 48   19   55           74
59 HOLMES Stephen 29 60 11               71
60 BARBER Nick 49       40 24         64
61 DANIEL Ken 59 48 12     1         61
62= GRIFFIN Dick 58       60           60
62= JELLY Alison (L) 56               60   60
64 HALEY Steve 53   59               59
65 WILLIAMS Gary 46 22 35               57
66 MITCHELL Amy (L) 17 56                 56
67 KANE Melody (L) 14   27             28 55
68 ROSS-DAVIES Paul 59     54           1 55
69= HILLIAR Darryl 41           28 27     55
69= PARKIN Claire (L) 16   55               55
69= POWER Brian 50         55         55
72 HAMER Jennifer (L) 18   54               54
73 BREWER Dan 21                 53 53
74= KINSEY Nick 50         53         53
74= THORPE John 40 53                 53
76 PHELAN Jim 61 16       34         50
77 DANIEL Richard 21 47                 47
78 THOMPSON Francis       46             46
79 GRIFFIN David 25           43       43
80 HILLS Paul 60   18             25 43
81= HOLLINGDALE Henry               41     41
81= PRIESTLEY Roy 40           41       41
83= KURTYANEK Hector 16 40                 40
83= REYNOLDS Julie (L) 33         40         40
85 BATER Bernie 49 39                 39
86= FRITH Ian           38         38
86= HALLS Jonathon 17 18 20               38
88 SMITH Jo (L) 36                 37 37
89 CHAMBERS Ron 75   16             21 37
90= BURFORD Peter 55         37         37
90= GREEN Francesca (L) 30             37     37
92 COOPER Gordon 53               36   36
93= CAVEY Stephen 18 6         29       35
93= SYROCKI Rebecca (L) 12       35           35
95 TUCKER Peter 28 34                 34
96 LOVELL Peter 70           33       33
97= DARLING Jamie                 32   32
97= PAINTER Clive 56   10     22         32
97= WOOD Zoe (L) 33   7 25             32
100 COOK Hannah (L) 14 31                 31
101 McENTEE Colin 60 30                 30
102 MINTING Bob 59   29               29
103 ILLINGWORTH Colin 49               27   27
104 AIREY Martin 39 25                 25
105= BOOTH Andrew   23                 23
105= IVES Neil 26   23               23
105= ROBERTS Neil                 23   23
108 BRIGHTWELL Terry 62                 20 20
109 MASLIN Sophia (L) 16 20                 20
110 COPLEY John 65                 19 19
111 O'MAHONEY Karyn (L) 36 17                 17
112 PARROT Richard 44 15                 15
113= COOPER Steve 37 14                 14
113= MARKS Dan 10   14               14
115= ELMQVIST Sarah (L)     13               13
115= SALIH Saffron (L)   13                 13
117 SKINNER Michael 30 12                 12
118= De MATOS Amy (L) 18 9                 9
118= WILSON Bernard 63   9               9
120= MONTGOMERY Jackie (L)   8                 8
120= RUSSELL Mark 45   8               8
122 SHEPHEARD Pete 67 4                 4
 

The following is the OBITUARY that appeared in the Blackheath Harriers Gazette and Club Record No 341 - dated Aug/Sep 1929.

It is with deep regret that we have to record the death of a young and promising member, Walter Patrick Dillon Bennett, in an air crash on July last. Bennett joined the Club early in 1926, and although unable to compete regularly made considerable progress, being placed in several handicap races, notably in the Nicholls Cup last winter, when he was second; and he supported many Club social functions. He was very modest and known well to only a few, so that the tribute from the Rev. A. J. K. Martyn, headmaster of Sedbergh School, below is especially apt to assist 'Heathens of his generation to estimate the loss of this generous and unassuming character.

Walter P. D. Bennett was born in October 1907, and educated at Sedbergh School, Yorkshire. At the time of entering that school, in September, 1921, his father, who was an engineer, lived at Stocksfield-on-Tyne. Bennett joined the School-house under Major W. N. Weech, the headmaster. During his five wars at school he worked his way from the lowest to the highest form with that perseverance and pluck which characterised him all through. Though never distinguished in any branch of athletics, he exercised a strong and healthy influence on his schoolfellows, with whom he was immensely popular. After leaving school he worked with an engineering firm in London, but took up "flying" in his spare time, and after gaining his pilot's certificate was on the Reserve of Air Force Officers. It was on July 19, when he had been observed by an eye-witness to perform some daring feats, that the aeroplane, a single seater, nose-dived and crashed near Radlett, in Hertfordshire; Bennett was killed instantaneously.

We tender our profound sympathy to his mother, and to his sister and surviving brother. The sudden close to a brilliant young life is made the more pathetic as Bennett had only a few weeks previously passed the examination for entrance to King's College, Cambridge, and had been looking forward eagerly to his three years at that university.

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