The Shaun Armstrong Memorial
Royton Road Runners Cup 2024
The draw for the First/Second Round took place at the RRR Social after training on Thursday 1st February.
An impressive 48 members entered this year, including several recent joiners!
Scroll down for details of the draw. An email has been sent to all participants.
A free-to-enter annual competition, first introduced in 2013 & open to all club members, the RRR Cup builds on our support for & regular participation at Oldham parkrun - which takes place in Alexandra Park at 9am every Saturday morning.
The format is very simple - participating RRR members race against each other 'head-to-head' according to a random draw, with 'matches' taking place at Oldham parkrun on a mutually agreed date.
Winners are decided on a handicap based on best (recent) 5K times where available.
There is no requirement to run in club colours, although you'll look much better if you do. Competitors should introduce themselves to their opponent before the start, so that they know they are both present & the match is 'on' - a firm, friendly handshake is recommended, although hugging is permitted if both parties agree.
Any use of 'mind games' is optional...
PLEASE NOTE that you must have your parkrun barcode with you on the day of your match. No barcode means your time won't appear in the official results & that will result in an automatic walkover for your opponent!
IF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FINISHING TIMES OF THE TWO RUNNERS IS GREATER THAN THE STATED HANDICAP, THE PERSON NAMED FIRST WINS.
IF IT IS LESS THAN THE HANDICAP, THE PERSON NAMED SECOND WINS.
17th FEB: Martin Thompson (18:29) beat Mathew Reeves (18:20 *) by 21 seconds
17th FEB: Mark Duncan (19:53 **) beat Adrian Brown (20:27) by 1min 19 secs
24th FEB: Anthony Rogers (20:52) beat Dave Watt (30:51) by 59 seconds
24th FEB: Bryony Rogers (24:28) beat Richard Dowd (25:05 **) by 7 seconds
2nd MAR: Lee Earnshaw v Gill Bardsley
2nd MAR: Gavin Welsh v Bryan Lawton
9th MAR: Elliot Stone v Angela Rogowskyj
9th MAR: Luke Lawson-Healey v Kirsty Agnew
9th MAR: Stephen Rogowskyj v Alison Cresswell
9th MAR: Paul Timms v Simon Howard
9th MAR: Bernard Cassidy v Andrew Chadwick
16th MAR: Wesley Henshaw v Dave Bardsley
30th MAR: Neil Brock v Trish Callan
30th MAR: Nicky Hall v Dave Leyland
Ronnie Quinn v Amanda Welby
Mark Baxendale v Samantha Tattersall
17th FEB: John Fay (21:20 *) beat Barry Greaves (20:56) by 6 seconds
20th APR: Tony Morris v David Emanuel
Neil Brock OR Trish Callan v Amanda Richardson
James Henderson v Natali Brown
Dave Bardsley OR Wesley Henshaw v Adam Stirling
Mark Duncan v Anthony Rogers
Andrew Ingham v Andrew Chadwick OR Bernard Cassidy
Paul Timms OR Simon Howard v Alison Cresswell OR Stephen Rogowskyj
Bryony Rogers v Mark Baxendale OR Samantha Tattersall
Martin Thompson v James Wright
Gavin Welsh OR Bryan Lawton v Lee Earnshaw OR Gill Bardsley
William Wall v Dave Leyland OR Nicky Hall
Maisie Wainwright v Ronnie Quinn OR Amanda Welby
Mark Phelan v Lynda Brookes
Elliot Stone OR Angela Rogowskyj v Luke Lawson-Healey OR Kirsty Agnew
Andy Hall v Owen Flage