Firstly, many thanks to the noble band of officials for their help, namely, Mike Strange, Anna Ford, Stu Waring, Nicko Brooke, Roger Brocklesby, Steve Grant, Julie Ilogu, Clair Meraz, Richard Kershaw. Joe Lyne Jess Graham & Nick Crew.
It was to say the least blustery with some serious gusts of wind, which made some of the times achieved even more creditable.
Race 1 It’s always invidious to single out performances but Henry Cochrane’s PB achievement hanging on to Jack Bancroft who started 10 seconds behind was the stand out performance in the first “race” with improving Rob Farley third fastest.
Jack Bancroft 15.19.2, Henry Cochrane 15.26.1, Rob Farley 16.04.2, Johnny Suttle 16.24.2, Ben Maliphant 16.30.5, Will Cheek 16.34.2, Anthony Glover M45 16.43.4, James Harrod 16.45.3, Simeon Howson 16.50.
Race 2 Ellie Wallace showed what a class act she is with the fastest time in the second “race” with Aled Anderson posting a PB and another notable run by M55 Phil Parry.
Aled Anderson 16.46.3, Ellie Wallace 16.52.2, , Nick Tuftnell M40 17.07.2, Josh Habgoode-Coote 17.11.6, Phil Parry M55 17.41, Dan Schofield 17.45.7, Tariq Kurd 17.51.9, Sam Bentley 18.05.9, Will Purcell 18.25.9.
Race 3 Rosie Hamilton-James was the star in the ladies race, but there were a host of PB’s & good runs from young and old alike.
Rosie Hamilton James 17.57.0, Natalie Griffiths 18.19.0, Katrina Entwhistle 18.39.6, Catie O’Donogue 19.02.8, Claire Jolliffe W55 1918.0, Rachel Stowell W40 19.20.0, Rhiannon Paton 19.20.1, Liz Sanigar W40 19.35.0, Sarah Everitt W55 19.47.4, Vicky Tester W40 19.48.2, Sian Davies W60 21.00.5, Lucy Ellis V35 21.32.5
Race 4 Gareth Hughes, currently a member of the sleep deprivation society, posted the fastest time followed by Matt Brydon who went safely under 18 mins. But perhaps the best performance was by newcomer James Hodge posting a PB after starting running again only a few months ago during the lockdown.
Gareth Hughes 17.24.5, Matt Brydon 17.49.3, James Hodge M45 17.51.7, Simon Brice 18.01.1, Jonathon Lines 18.20.7, Minkee Kim 18.27.2, Alex Wood 18.43.4, Ewan Paton M45 18.46.4, Jerry Dobson 18.46.9, Arwel Roberts M50 19.02.6.
Race 5 Fast improving Tom Foxon, a very recent B&W AC signing, clocked a PB and there were good runs from a number of masters.
Tom Foxon 18.09.8, Nicholas Dobson 19.27.2, Rupert Cross M35 19.27.5, Daniel Thornton M55 19.44.0, Dylan Peters 19.46.4, James Marshall M55 20.24.3, Rory Bateman 20.32.1, Chris Palmer M55 20.20.1, Kate Hoffen W50 23.01.1, Emma-Jane Orchard 24.34.2.