The flu / cold bug had certainly taken its toll with over half the entrants having to pull out before they even before they lined up for the start – I thought us runners are supposed to be fit!?
A perfect morning for running tho’ saw probably twice as many members coming over to support as actually run the race! Mike and Jess had put a lot of time into working out handicaps, Trina had only ever run this distance once before and Phil only a 4 mile the previous week – it was going to be a tough call for anyone who had posted a PB over 10K in the last 3 years, Tammy decided to ‘fall out’ of her car onto both knees, badly cutting and bruising them in the process, Nancy was on for a bet to try and hit exactly 8 minute miling without the aid of a watch and Sam, recently flying, would learn a valuable lesson in running after the consumption of alcohol – having only arrived home a few hours before the start, he looked a bit ‘green’ and now has a new knickname – Hangover Hill!! (another notch for bummer of the year award?)
Trina started off first and crossed the finish line first, followed by Phil – Trinas improvement was apparent as she ran the whole course on her own without seeing a soul – imagine her improvement if she had someone to chase?
The final hill saw a great battle with Jeremy, Tim and Chris T – both Jeremy and Tim posting new PBs over the 10K distance – Tim, a cracking 35.11!! and Jeremy 40.45 (looking good for a sub 40 in 2009)
All finishers were presented with a finishers medal and handed a goody bag containing MBH laces, sweatbands and water.
Many thanks to Mike and Jess for giving up the morning of his birthday and especially Mikes mum who took finishing times (thst’s not your mum Mike! looks more like his sister!)
We intend to do the same Handicap format on the St Levan 10K route in the summer, keep your ears and eyes open for details nearer the time.
Full results can be seen by opening the excel file below
Happy Christmasand well done all