Wednesday 14th May – John Carr 5k series, Race 2

Wednesday 14th May – John Carr 5k series, Race 2

He's behind you!Jamil writes: “After the first John Carr 5k last week Simon Anderson warned us to expect faster times, and his crystal ball-like analysis did not disappoint as a number of Otley runners set new personal bests for the distance.

“The conditions were much improved as runners were blessed with a delightfully sunny evening and a cool breeze.

“I was first home for Otley in second place in 15:48, followed by second-claim member Zack Whitehead in fifth (16:06 and first PB since his return to road running).

“There were further personal bests for the men’s road captain Liam Dunne finishing in 10th (16:14) and Simon Anderson, who timed his final 1k to perfection with an excellent 24th place in 16:58.

“Following their impressive performances at the Leeds Half-Marathon, Richard Smith (17:45) and Tom Potter (18:23) also recorded fine personal bests over 5k, knocking a significant amount of time off their previous bests.

“Tom achieved a 40 second PB, which now means 5k, 10-mile, half-marathon and marathon PBs all in the past seven and a half weeks!

“There was also another outstanding run from Mark Hall who finished 11th in 16:36, very similar to his V50 championship winning time last week. Finally Richard Clarke recorded a season’s best time of 20:14.”

Next week sees the final race in the three-part series with several Otley runners in contention for prizes.

Jamil is in second place overall and both he and Liam are first and third respectively in the V35 category. Mark Hall is in first position in the V50 category, while Simon lies third in V40 category. All to play for next week!

Surname Forename Category Pos Time
Parapia Jamil M35 2 15:48
Dunne Liam M35 10 16:14
Hall Mark M50 11 16:36
Anderson Simon M40 24 16:58
Smith Richard MO 49 17:45
Potter Tom MO 82 18:23
Clarke Richard M50 157 20:14

10 thoughts on “Wednesday 14th May – John Carr 5k series, Race 2

  1. Fantastic results all round Very consistent Jamil, but look out Zack and Liam are breathing down your neck. I’m a bit put out by Mark beating my all time pb (aged only 42) and Simon not very far off but take solace in knowing mine was not done on a downhill course! So there. Well done

  2. Fabulous times! T Pot must be on a roll-he’ll have no more distances to beat the rate he’s going! Up the black and whites!

  3. You were all brilliant”Up the “Black and Whites”
    Great to see you all in contention for prizes, come on Boys,

  4. Thanks Caron. Everything just seems to be going to plan at the moment. Shame it never lasts!
    Having an attempt at the 10K PB next Wednesday evening at the Askern 10k, Doncaster.

  5. That is racing at its best indeed, compliments to Jamil for the 2th slot, with a significant performance. Also Richard S. was good on the night, Liam and Tom P. ran really strongly with P.B. as well. Mark H .is just extraordinary, well done everybody.

  6. Brilliant running and what can I say Mr Potter those PB’s are very impressive! Good luck on Wed.

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