Monday, 31 August 2015

Race Report - Pennington Flash 5

A lovely sunny Sunday (well actually it was a bit too humid) saw 22 blue vests turn out for the 8th club road race of the season - a really good number considering some of our regular squad weren't there (we missed you all!).

The day got off to a great start with the junior fun run at 10.30am and the four little Bennett-Simpsons running a mile in the heat earning themselves lots of cheers and a well deserved medal each - we definitely have some future runners there, well done girls!

At 11.00am Team A&T got on to the track where the race started for a field of 196 runners who set off on an undulating course going through Pennington Flash country park and finished back on the Track.

First across the line for A&T was Turbo Tim in a time of 29.26 closely chased by Tom in 29.33, also earning Tim 2nd M40 prize of some lovely new socks, which as you can see he was particularly pleased with!  And completing the club's top 3 men was Simon in 31.27 - well done boys!!

We pitched a really strong ladies team and for the first time for a long time we had the first 2 ladies (overall) over the line - 1st Josie in 33.27, 2nd Jackie in 34.07 and making up the winning ladies team was Sue in 35.40 - Fantastic running ladies!

Other winners were Suzanne winning 2nd F40 earning more sock shaped prizes (kindly collected by Chris) and also 1st F35 won by Louise earning her some vouchers which no doubt she will want to spend on socks so as not to feel left out!

With all these fantastic achievements choosing runner of the day was really very tricky but I have to choose someone who has been running really well over the past few races - I've looked back on 2014 results and compared to this years, some great improvements on times have been recorded and even a few seconds off last year's time in the heat is tough but  The Baron knocked a whopping 4:11 off his 2014 time - Well done Paulie thats flippin' awesome! A nice bottle of red vino has your name on it!

Finally, well done to everyone and also support crew for all the cheers! Next race is 13th September - Blackleach 5. 
I wont be at the next race I'm afraid as it clashes with another commitment so will be looking for a volunteer to do a race report!
Have fun and see you all soon

Barbs x
Team A&T <3



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