The New Max 2010

It was a warm evening and numbers were down due to the football but still 126 took part in The New Max. This is a 10k multi-terrain race which was relatively dry and mud-free compared to previous years – but the staircase was still there!

Four Harriers took part – Mike Robinson, Rachel Tresidder, Sam Perkin and Yvonne Turner plus Mike’s friend, Dave Long from Mounts Bay School.

new-max-2010The race started and Sam was going backwards through the field!! It turned out that he had dropped his water bottle and he decided that he needed a pee – why he couldn’t have gone before the race started is beyond me…

There was a lovely, friendly atmosphere all the way round with helping hands ready to assist over various obstacles. I was nearly crushed by a Carn Runner as he was sliding back down a steep slope, but a pair of hands on his bum to push him back up the muddy slope saved me from being flattened!

Mike came second overall in 45:18 being beaten by Peter Devenport from Scotland, who used to run for Newquay.? Next in was Rachel in 53:51 and fourth woman overall. Sam finished in 57:14. He had to sprint round the course after his earlier exploits – and he said he was going to take it easy!

I was running with Helen Thomas from Carn Runners. I just about beat her in 1:01:43 and came fourth in the 45-49 age group but she picked up second prize in the 35-39 category!? Something wrong there…

Results in?Excel?HERE

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