For OAC, Steve Robinson finished third (21.30) and Sarah Jones nineteenth (28.09).
Read race organiser Paul Shack’s report here.
Will I be able to marshal with bare feet for much longer? The weather is certainly being very kind to us considering we enter October on Tuesday.
The Horsforth 10k may have thinned our field a bit but we had 23 runners turn up to run our course with a mixed bag of new faces, regulars and some people we welcomed back after quite an absence; it was great to see all of you.
First of all I have to thank our magnificent marshals who today were Petra Bijsterveld as Tail Runner and our marshals who were Andrew Byrom, Jonathan Forey, Kaitlyn Harris, Michelle Smith, Nicola Millington(with the Millingtonettes) and Pam Byrom. Supplying some amazing Plum Tray Bake and mouthwatering Plum Chocolate Brownies was this week’s guest baker Nicola Millington. Thank you to everyone for giving up their Sunday morning.
Despite the lovely weather we had poor air quality and some extra obstacles on the course so well done to everyone for dealing with them.
First today was last week’s tail runner, Simon Edgar, who breasted the tape in an impressive 20:18. He was followed by first category record breaker of the day, George Barnes in 21:00 and third crossing a congested with dogs) finish line was regular Steve Robinson in 21:30. Well done guys!
First for the ladies with a strong sprint finish was Leah Forey in 23:32, followed by the returning Nicky Hopwood in 25:18 (great to see you again Nicky!) and then in third, Alissa Howroyd in 25:43. Alissa crossed the line with Penny who once again took first canine position!
Two other category records were broken today. Malcolm Coles broke his own record despite the mound of aggregate on the course for the third week running and Tom Harris set the standard in his category.
A fantastic atmosphere was helped along by some great trackside and finish line encouragement provided during the run by Neil Jones and then by everyone as they finished.
A big thank you to Jonathan Forey for the fantastic photos and also to Andrew and Pam for the lift home.
Michelle and I hope you have a cracking week and we look forward to seeing you on a Sunday morning soon!
All the best and good running,