Sunday, 28 November 2010
Wesham 10k by Paul Basnett
On what was a sunny but freezing Saturday morning 6 hardy A&T runners, oh and myself, turned out for the 25th Wesham 10k. However a few of us did not manage to make the start by getting lost on route. For my part I can only thank the unnamed lady in the butchers shop and the very well sign posted roads saying Wesham 10k this way! Perhaps I should invest in a better memory, as I forgot to bring the instructions, or failing that a SatNav. Anyway having collected our number and timing chip we did our customary good luck handshakes before being guided to the start. The course was undulating but no hills steep or long enough to really eat into your energy. First home for A&T was the ever consistent Shaun Moran in a time I can only dream of being 35.57. Followed in second by John Lee 41.43 who was closely followed by Garry Baines in 42.46 with Mark Lysycia, back from injury, in 42.57. Next came Carol Baines doing her first run in a number of weeks after illness in 47.34 followed by myself in 50.08, which I was pleased with considering the lack of "T" word over the last few weeks! Finally, but by no means least, was Laura Babynec who came in with what I believe is a PB time of 52.45. At one point I thought she was going to kill me as she ran past me at the half mile point. A nice 25th Anniversary running top came with the run and this is certainly a race pencilled in for my calender next year. Some pictures to follow courtesy of cameraman Mark Lysycia.