Winter 5K results

19 February 2016 - By Marc Underdown

The last of the winter 5K races was last night in chilly conditions. Firstly a huge thank you to Martyn and DJ for taking over the session, as standing out in the cold would not have done me any good. Many thanks also to all the people who helped out – Mr and Mrs Monty, Big Dave, Walls and Tracey.

I understand that the cold conditions made people run fast, and several PB’s were broken if not smashed. Great runs from our version of the ‘Brownlee brothers’ who took the 1-2, and also from David Hunt who broke the magic 20 min mark for the first time. I’m told that a couple of runners mastered the negative split approach by powering through on the second lap, including James Blackshaw who made up 4 places, and Hayley Ellen who made up 40 seconds on Vicky to pip her to be the second lady to finish.

Martyn pointed out to me that only two of the 17 runners have been members of the club for more than two years, which highlights the number of new runners we’ve welcomed in that period. The next opportunity for a club 5K will be the first track race on 8th April. Hopefully it will be a little warmer, and at least the track doesn’t have that ‘fun’ up and down over the old railway bridge!!!

Name Time
Scott Darney 19m 17s
Sean Darney 19m 47s
David Hunt 19m 59s
Dan Berry 20m 25s
James Blackshaw 20m 35s
Tony Wallen 20m 44s
Bill Smythe 20m 59s
Steve Watson 21m 00s
Liz Stuckey 21m 26s
Paul Nicholls 21m 58s
Hayley Ellen 21m 58s
Vicky Hunt 22m 01s
Paul Hedger 23m 41s
Tony Easter 25m 32s
Jo Smythe 25m 48s
Emma Sweeney 26m 45s
Dawn Shilling 28m 08s


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