Sunday 4th March – Dewsbury 10km

Sunday 4th March – Dewsbury 10km

From TDL, the re-arranged race was won by Matthew Bowser (Lincoln Wellington) in 29.58 and the first lady in 36th position overall was Sarah Harris (Lond Eaton R.C.) in 35.21 (all gun positions / chip times).

OAC’s Tom Potter reports:

Initially I was looking for a PB but poor preparation this week due to a hamstring injury made me forget this aspiration and I just concentrated on doing my best. Simon Toyne was also present and was looking for a similar time to me. This in mind, I quietly “declared battle” and thought I would try and beat him.

I was fractionally behind Simon for the first 5km and when I glanced at my watch at the half way point it was precisely 20.00. The hamstring felt ok and I realsied I had to work hard if I was going to beat him and finish in under 40.00.

In the last two miles I gained a slight advantage over Simon and I finished 95th in 39.06 (a new PB by 22 seconds).

Simon finished just behind me in 110th position overall (39.38) and ahead of us both was Tom Midgley finishing high up in 34th position overall (35.11).

Race report from the Telegraph & Argus.

Photos and video from flamingphotography.

2 thoughts on “Sunday 4th March – Dewsbury 10km

  1. Sunday 4th March – a rescheduled Dewsbury 10k, previously cancelled due to snow – took place in light refreshing drizzle to accompany the panoramic views of Batley’s finest night spots and converted vestiges of the woolen industry. Tom Potter played a blinder in thoroughly convincing me of a hamstring injury, before cruising along comfortably in my wake until 5K, then sailing past and holding to a very respectable 39:06, however, the sight of hamstrung Tom seemingly eating up the kilometres kep t me going and kept me to my promise of a PB, and most importantly under the wretched 40 minute mark – delinghted. Tom Midgley did indeed outshine us both with an impressive 35 minute something. A great morning out in the rain!

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