Monday, January 29, 2007

More Success for WWRR at the Ryde 10 Mile Race

There were some terrific individual & team performances recorded at the second Ryde 10 mile RR on Sunday 28th January. This was the first time the event was run as part of the HRRL. Will Ambrosini, who is already an established local runner & Jessica Hinton both made their debuts for the club, Ian won the V60 category, & the men’s team finished second, & moved upto third place in their division & even closer to a promotion place! Six WWRR achieved individual points as part of the league system, with Simon McMorran moving into the top twenty for the individual men, and a number of club members ran considerably faster times than the corresponding race last year.

The conditions on Sunday morning were dry with a slight chill, & a moderate breeze. A total of 264 finished the race which is run over an extremely challenging undulating course, and both the ladies & men’s course records were broken.

Both WWRR ladies ran terrific races. Jess Hinton finished 102nd overall in an excellent time of 72.22, & was third senior lady, & should be extremely pleased with what we hope will be her first race of many. Madeline Goodman came home in 192nd place in a time of 83.59, which was some three minutes quicker than last year, and was rewarded with third lady V55. Although penalised for not having a third runner the team finished a commendable 5th place & are currently 9th in the ladies division.

The first man home was Simon McMorran, who felt the benefit of knowing the course. Simon & Will enjoyed a real battle over the last mile with Simon finishing 36th in 63.18 & Will 37th in 63.33. These times were four & two minutes quicker than last year, & the were second & third islanders to finish. The club are delighted to welcome Will to the team. Next WWRR home was Andrew McEwan in 46th place, & a new pb of 64.37, some three minutes faster than last year. Completing the ‘A’ team was Danny Manion in 66th place in a time of 68.22. Close behind in 72nd place was Ian Jolliffe in a time of 69.11 & first V60. Paul Scivier ran strongly for 100th place in a time of 72.12 having been vying for places with Jess. Stewart Cox completed the team in 193rd place in a time of 84.24, enabling the ‘b’ team to finish fifth on the day & upto 13th position in the league out of 21 teams, and rounding off an very successful day for the club.

Photos are courtesy of Ryde Harriers.

More details & photos can be found on the Ryde club & HRRL web-sites.

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