The MBH Probus 10k!

Probus 10k

Some of the prize winners at the Probus 10k – Jamie, Sue, Tim (1st & team), John (1st MV 50-54 & team), Yvonne T (2nd FV 45-49 & team), Yvonne W (team), Tammy (team), Dave (3rd MV 60-64), Taiyo (modeling team hat), Mark (3rd MV 45-49 & team), Ian (team), Karen.

Rob Cockings, who organises the Probus 10k, was so worried that there wouldn’t be a good turnout this year that he had decided that there wouldn’t be another one – until 121 competitors turned up to take part and make all his efforts worthwhile.

MBH ended up walking away with arms full of prizes starting with Tim Drew, who came home in first place in a time of 36:20 – a good minute and 20 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, Nick Chislet from Plymouth Harriers.  After the long opening downhill stretch, Tim held a narrow lead over Hayles’ Michael Robinson and the Plymouth Harrier, Nick Chislett, but once on the level, gradually drew clear of his opponents.  Over the ensuing miles, he continued to pull further and further away, before breaking the tape with well over a minute in hand. (from NRR website)

The next MBH in was John Doyle in 6th place picking up the prize for first male vet 50-54 in 40:14.  Sam Hill is amazing all of us with his continued improvement (and he’s only been running for a couple of months!)  This time he finished just behind John Doyle in 7th place with only 10 seconds separating them in 40:24.

Ian Matthews still can’t break the 40 minute mark, but today’s course wouldn’t have been the place to do it.  The course is hilly – not extreme hills, but long ones, and lots of them!

Kyle Kearey decided to cycle to Probus from Penzance (as you do) and then run the race.  He kept with Tim for the first mile before his hamstrings decided that running wasn’t a good idea after cycling there.  He still finished in 16th place in a time of 43:03 and then he cycled back home again.

Mark Omori finished as 3rd MV 45-49 in 44:38 despite developing a huge blister on his foot due to a stone in his shoe, which he stopped to take out and examine before continuing on his run.

Jess Turton is just coming back from injury and picked up the prize for second senior lady in a time of 48:00.

I had both Jess and Ian Gronwalt (48:44) in my sights most of the way round but just couldn’t catch them.  Given another mile I may have caught Ian, but he actually ran a more sensible race for him today (and he didn’t throw up – there’s a first!)  I finally crossed the line in 49:23 and picked up second in the FV 45-49 category.

David Marston was the next MBH in picking up third MV 60-64 in 51:02.

Other MBH finishers were Jamie Matthews (52:39), Tammy Rosewall (55:39), Yvonne Watkins (56:03), Karen Thomas (56:20), Sue Matthews (58:23), Nicky Wright (1:03:00), Steph Leyland (1:09:05).  Well done to all who finished.

MBH also picked up the first team prizes for both male (Tim, John, Sam, Ian M, Kyle and Mark) and female (Jess, Yvonne T, Tammy and Yvonne W) – nice yellow fluorescent hats all round!!

Results are Here


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