Report from Mark Hall:
Winner. Russ Best New Marske 52.40
First lady. Tanya Seagar Stainland 61.03
Mark Hall, 58.54 1st V55
Tom Midgeley 6053
When I ran for OAC in 2000-3 the club always turned out in numbers for this race. I can remember winning the team prize on several occasions with Julian and Ian, how things change. Today, I think there was only me and Tom, sorry if I missed anyone. However, like Brass Monkey, if you want to enter this event you have to be quick, it was full up in 80 minutes!
I was hoping to run at least a minute faster today to set a UK best but given the monster wind and nature of the circuit (undulating} it was not possible. The general opinion was that times were at least a minute down on last year due to the strong wind.
Tom had a good run and even though he was not as quick as previous years, however, he has been a little busy lately! so he should be pleased with his run in tough conditions.
I managed to take a few seconds off the V55 club record.