Read race organiser Paul Shack’s report here
What a blustery start to September and the slightly chiller Chevin welcomed 28 keen runners and four determined dogs to event number 53. The drop in temperature helped to ensure that five category records fell today.
First of all I’d like to thank our tail runner John Ellis and our marshals who were Emma Drake, Jane Ellis, Maya Gatehouse, Michelle Smith and Tim Williams and we should definitely not forget Carol Gatehouse who treated us to some appropriately packaged delicious date slices. Thank you all!
For the men today first across was familiar face Jonathan Forey who finished in a lean 19:29 followed by newcomer Zander Lee who only signed up a few days ago and breasted the tape in 19:47, not too shabby. Third was, no stranger to the podium, Tom Gatehouse whose time was 20:40. Well done all.
For the women first was our guest baker who with Olive finshed in just 23:23 breaking her own category record in the process. Jacqueline Ackroyd, second, also broke a category record today finishing in 24:47 and third across was stalwart runner Leah Forey in 25:32.
The other category records that fell went to Martin Gebbett who took over 10 seconds off his own course best and newcomers Connor Webster and Mary Carlisle whizzed round to secure their respective categories.
Today we also had a small Canix event and the results are as follows
1/ Olive with Carol Gatehouse
2/ Jessie with Alissa Howroyd
3/ Penny with Tracy Cratchley
4/ Flo with Mary Carlisle.
The atmosphere today was just fantastic and there was some great running. Thank you all.
I hope you all have a great week and Michelle and I are looking forward to seeing you all again on a Sunday soon,
All the best and good running,