Report from El Pres
Myself, Sara Elliott and Ann Yeadon drove over to Wetherby Racecourse to take part in the Wetherby 10k. As we set from Otley we saw the temperature gauge gradually rise from 21 degrees to 28 degrees on reaching Wetherby! At the racecourse we met up with Reebs Keinhorst, Amie Jordan, Hannah Place and Tash Whittaker. Whilst waiting on the start line with Reebs & Amie I saw Lee Gumbrell rushing to the back of queue of starters. On the descent from the race course to the road Lee rushed passed us at considerable speed. After about 3k Reebs passed me, followed by Amie just before the halfway point. At the drinks station on half way we passed Ann who was taking a well earned drink. Along the cycle track alongside the Wetherby bypass I started to catch Amie finally passing her just before the 8k point who was tiring in the heat. I couldn’t quite catch Reebs who ran superbly. My target was 55 mins and managed to finish with a chip time of 54:41.
The race was won by Callum Elson from Roundhay Runners in 33:35. 1st female was Sharon Barlow from Harrogate Harriers in 39:26.
For Otley, finishers were: