Central Lancs 5k Race Report
Congratulations to every runner who raced in the first race of our club champs 2015. 26 A&T vests graced the start line with some new faces and some returning from injury. We welcomes Stuart Threeten, Rachel Haslam, Jennie Western & Nicola Young as first time racers for the club along with a warm welcome back to Carol Mills who has been out of action for a while and also Lynn Boylin who although a regular at training hasn't raced for a while. Both ladies were very nervous and did absolutely brilliantly!
I also returned from what feels like the longest achilles inury in the world and was spectacularly slow compared to 2014 (3 minutes slower) but still looked fabulous crossing the finish line so that's all that matters!
The course this year had changed to keep it enclosed as much as possible within the park as last year many runners spilled out into the roads causing concern for BUH. The route appeared to measure slightly longer than 5k with small variances recorded on various garmins, so if this is the case you should all be delighted with your performances, some great times were recorded and the full results will be published soon (please let me know if you think you are in the wrong division too and this will be amended).
First over the line for A&T was Mark Riches in a time of 19.06 followed closely by Tim Campbell (19.11) and Neil Hughes (19.24) - well done guys! First lady back was Josie Maley in a time of 20.46 followed by Jackie Price (21.58) and Suzanne Gregory hot on her heels (21.59) - brilliant running ladies.
Some prizes were also awarded to our runners. A big hug and thank you to The Baron for staying to collect awards and sharing on FB. Big congratulations to our winners!
1st FV35 - Jackie Price (Bag & Trophy)
2nd FV 45 - Kim O'Neill (Wine & Trophy)
Lastly, the runner of the day prize (v. expensive bottle of wine) goes to Chris Bennett for knocking a whopping 1 minute 26 seconds off his 2014 time (must be all that track training!!). Well done Chris, great racing!
Other runners beating their 2014 times were Vanessa Thomson (28 seconds) James Bentall (15 seconds) and Neil Hughes (12 seconds).
Next race Trotters 5, 01.03.15 - look forward to seeing another great turn out.