A superb turnout with many fantastic performances for last night’s warm and humid Handicap 5k, with 47 runners taking part including 17 newcomers to the club. Thank you to everybody who took part.
A big thank you also to Roger Biggs for his support with the start and finish; to Clare Moore, Tessa Stephenson and Martin Dudley for their support to runners around the course; and also to Rob Shaw for his support at the finish.
Winner on the night was Jim Moore, paced round by wife Clare, in a fantastic time of 28:52, 3:08 quicker than handicap. Newcomer Liz Carvell was first female home, in 31:42, 1:18 ahead of handicap, closely followed by 2nd male Callum Beasley, in a new PB of 22:03, with another newcomer, Daniel Thorby, 3rd man home, in a very quick 18:23. Sofia Carpenter was 2nd female in 10th position overall, in 24:50, and Sue Hamer 3rd lady in a 45 seconds PB of 25:54.
Daniel Thorby’s 18:23 was the quickest time of the evening, with Davie Stafford 2nd quickest in a new PB time of 18:56, and David Bowker 3rd quickest, in 19:55.
Fastest female was Nicola Haberland in 23:27, with Sofia 2nd fastest (24:50) and Hayley Faulkner 3rd fastest in a new PB of 24:53.
In total there were 29 PBs recorded, including also Steve Green +1:21 to 20:37, Hayley Peach + 1:17 to 32:35, David Peach +0:34 to 27:04, Ruth Reilly +0:28 to 26:10, Steve Elder +0:20 to 21:00, Richard Kennedy +0:18 to 21:03 and Paul Maguire +0:07 to 23:16, as well as first time 5k’s by Charlie Crachton 28:40, Martyn Phillips 28:43, Josh Smith 21:12, Jackie Angus 34:03, John Nelms 21:27, Simon Tang 20:18, Donna Lee 35:48, Krysia Mallabar 32:30, Hilary Davies 30:46, Ben Crisp 29:42, John Mahoney 38:33, and, Louise Holmes, Cheryl Horton & Tanya Fraser 51:02.
There were also season best times for David Bate, Vivienne Honey, Peter Carpenter and Tessa Stephenson, and year best times for Dean Carpenter, Selvan Naicker and Dave Stephenson.
71% of finishers finished within 1 minute of their adjusted handicap, and whilst there was a time difference between the fastest runner and the slowest of 32:39, the difference between 4th finisher and 41st was just 2:13.
October Handicap 5k will be on Thursday 23rd October.