The 2019-20 Pomphrey 5k Series Concludes in the Virtual World.
Race director Steve Grant reports:
The last three Pomphrey 5k races were all run in the virtual world and concluded last Tuesday including a Mob Match. Hannah Steeds recorded her second consecutive win in the women’s race and Tariq Kurd did the vets proud by finishing first man. Bristol & West athletes won all bar two age categories with members of Staple Hill Runners claiming the others.
The mob match was a straight shoot out between Staple Hill Runners and Bristol & West. At the weekend it looked like Staple Hill Runners were going to take the win with a far greater number of athletes. However, virtual races allow times to be entered up to the closing minute and a late surge of Bristol & West entries brought the competition much closer with 17 runners from Staple Hill and 15 from Bristol & West.
In the end Bristol & West took first place in the Overall competition but continuing with the theme introduced last year, Staple Hill Runners took the Non-EA club title.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the actual and the virtual Pomphrey 5k series from last September. We hope to be back for some version of the 2020-21 series once we are allowed and confident we can provide a safe environment for all runners and volunteers.