Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Needles Cross Country Half Marathon 2010

Needles Cross Country Half Marathon 2010

This popular annual event organised by the West Wight Road Runners was held on Sunday 30th May in very good conditions. A field of 199 athletes took to the undulating yet scenic course an increase of some 30 people on last year with a record 196 finishing the race. There were a large number of entries from New Forest Runners and the New Eltham Joggers in this the largest ever field for the event. The Men’s winner was Paul Cameron (Isle of Wight Road Runners) in a time of 1:22:44 repeating his achievement of last year followed by Ian Kitching (South London Harriers) in second clocking 1:27:09 and James Ketteringham (Wreake Runners) in 1:31:37. The Ladies were led home by Gail Walters (New Forest Runners) in 1:45:01 with Laura Brackley (Unattached) in second in a time of 1:46:47 and Jane Morgan (Hardley Runners) in third place in 1:50:38.

The results from the other categories within the race were as follows:-

Men’s Veteran 40

1

1:31:37

KETTERINGHAM, James

WREAKE RUNNERS

2

1:31:37

WELLS, Paul

WIGHT TRI

3

1:31:47

AMBROSINI, Will

UNATTACHED

4

1:32:50

WILMOTT, Peter

ISLE OF WIGHT ROAD RUNNERS

Men’s Veteran 50

1

1:27:09

KITCHING, Ian

SOUTH LONDON HARRIERS

2

1:37:57

WATSON-HALL, Roger

NEW FOREST RUNNERS

3

1:39:22

WESTON, John

IPSWICH JAFFA

Men’s Veteran 60

1

1:39:02

BEAUVAIS, Clive

RANELAGH HARRIERS

2

1:56:30

WALKER-REED, Roger

ISLE OF WIGHT ROAD RUNNERS

Men’s Veteran 70

1

2:13:35

JACOBS, Michael

BINGLEY HARRIERS

Women’s Veteran 35

1

1:45:01

WALTERS, Gail

NEW FOREST RUNNERS

2

1:51:45

LAVRIH, Hannah

UNATTACHED

3

1:55:43

RUSSELL, Lesley

HORSHAM JOGGERS

Women’s Veteran 45

1

1:50:38

MORGAN, Jane

HARDLEY RUNNERS

2

1:52:49

WOODS, Pauline

LITTLEDOWN HARRIERS

3

1:53:59

LEWIS, Lisa

HARDLEY RUNNERS

Women’s Veteran 55

1

2:06:48

KIRK, Maggie

NEW FOREST RUNNERS

2

2:09:42

PETTIFER, Jane

NEW FOREST RUNNERS

A vote of thanks must go to the organisers and marshals who were worked tirelessly to put on a first class event which is never easy, particularly on a bank holiday weekend - “Great course with some stunning scenery and some really helpful encouraging marshals along the way”.

Particular mention must go to the West Wight Sport Centre and its staff, Eric Critchison, Ian Jolliffe, Cherry and Bob Owens, Fieron Walsh, Ed Garbett, Sue Scott, Anne Ballinghall and Madeline Goodman (the organising committee) for their efforts to make the race the success that it was on the day.

1 comment:

runnerman said...

Is Will Ambrosini not 38 years old? He is down as 40. I went to school with him, and I am only 38 !

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