Thank you to everybody who was able to make the 2nd Midweek fixture in Chingford. Turnout was lower than for our home fixture resulting in FVS finishing 6th in all of the races to drop into the relegation zone at the half way stage of the competition. However the battle for survival could not be any closer with Orion Harriers on 10 points and both Garden City Runners and Fairlands Valley Spartans both with 9 points. Indeed just 1 more lady runner of 51 minutes or quicker would have been enough to have maintained 4th position overall, proving once again that if we can manage to get enough members to turn out we can survive in division 1. The next fixture is this Thursday (12th June) in Trent Park so please do come along if you possibly can. Race starts at 7:45pm and meeting & car share arrangements will be being notified shortly.
Grant Ramsay continued his excellent form from race 1 finishing 11th overall and 3rd V40 in 34:57, with Simon Jackson in close attendance in 14th position in 35:10. Andrew Patterson was 3rd man home in 35:55, 12 seconds quicker than in 2013, followed by Todd Gray in 39:00. Davie Stafford 39:39 was 1:30 faster than last year and Pete Smith 41:21 was 41 seconds better than in 2013.
Tracy Pez led the ladies home in 19th position overall and 6th V35 in 43:41, 2:02 faster than last year, followed by Michelle Reeves 46:50, Clare Moore 47:39, 1:48 better than 2013, Hazel Clark 48:16, and Isabel Green 49:09.
Dyfed Thomson-Smith also improved his time on 2013, by 29 seconds to 49:45, as did Maria Thorne +0:42 to 56:04, and Steve Gough +1:15 to 57:10.
Full list of times and stats for all runners and the 38 FVS finishers attached.
Don’t forget this Thursday 12th June sees our next race, at Trent Park. Hope to see as many of you as possible.