Monday, January 15, 2007

Men’s Team Come Second at Stubbington 10K


Fourteen WWRR competed in the Stubbington 10K on Sunday January 14th. Given the recent weather, conditions were ideal for road running on a fast, flat course and an extremely well organised event.

The large field of 686 men and 377 ladies meant that the start was separated into two areas.

For the first time this season, it was good to see the club enter men’s A& B teams and a ladies team. The men’s team achieved their best performance of the season in finishing second in their division, only a few points behind the winners, and have moved up to forth overall of the twelve teams. The B team ran well and have also moved up a couple of places in their division. The ladies finished eighth of the twelve teams and have moved up to ninth overall.

In the men’s race, Paul Cameron ran a terrific race coming home in 6th place of the 686 male finishers in a time of 32.37. He was followed home by Simon McMorran in 53rd in a new pb of 37.03, Andrew McEwan in another pb of 39.08 for 86th, Danny Mannion in 138th place in 40.51. Ian Joliffe came home in 162nd in 41.52, giving him 4th V60, Paul Scivier came home in 238th in 43.55, Turgay Hassan-Hicks finished in 378th in 47.18, Vic Loveday in 506th in 51.19 and Stewart Cox in 556th place in 53.30.

The ladies were led home by Madeline Goodman in 99th place out of 377 ladies. Madeline’s time of 50.21 gave her 1st place in the V60 group. She was well supported by Lindsey Cox & Anne Ballingall both running their first races for the club. Lindsey was 152nd in 53.30 & Anne 236th in 57.36. Lora and Ann Hassan-Hicks are training for the London marathon and came home in 59.45 and 70.00 respectively.

The next league race is the Ryde 10 mile on Jan 28th. It is hoped that there will be another good turn out for this race which all teams have to count as a league scoring race, and for a distance which is also ideal preparation for London.

For further details about the race visit

http://www.sgrac.net/html/sgrac-10k.html

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