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A short review of this week’s races.
Gavin Hill comfortably won the Black Knight Charge 6 Mile Trail Race.
Sale Sizzlers, briefly headlines are a sub 15mins win for Nigel Martin, with Matt Barnes 2nd and 1st vet, Nick Barry was not far behind in 5th repeating his PB form of 2 weeks ago.
With a PB also for Tim Kennedy in 16th and also another V65 win for Mike Curley with Mike Dunne 5th and Geoff Beattie 8th V65. In the Ladies Katherine Wood in a marathon taper week, knocked a further 24 seconds off her PB of two weeks ago, whilst easing back a little in the last 1Km, but Improving from 7th two weeks ago to 4th. There was a good little battle to the line from Emma Finney 11th and 3rd L35 in a PB, and Rachael Rozhdestvenskaya 12th, rapidly coming back to PB form, but still on limited training.
Hector Chinoy had to out sprint and dip his wife Anne to the line in a PB. But Anne had given him a head start so had a superior chip time, softening the calls for domestic abuse. Anne was the L45 category winner, with likewise Jackie Cordingley a repeat L55 winner. There were many other great battles and performances, including the racing of Duane Gaunt knocking a further 30 second chunk off his P.B.
At the Media City 10k 2nd place Lady and first Vet for Wendy Terry, Kevin Foster also having a top 10 race.
Snowdon International Mountain Race saw Chris Donnelly beating many elite in 36th place and 4th Vet 40, also well done Noel Irwin having a good run. Also daughter Molly 4th in her primary kids race.
Katherine Wood raced to 2:49:50 and winning woman at Konigsschlosser Romantik Marathon, a PB by 15 minutes, and she says definitely helped by the stunning scenery including Neuschwanstein Castle and the friendly German guys pacing her all the way. Much of the race was not the best tarmac rolling through woods and lakeside paths.
The 3 runs at the Trafford All Terrain Challenge were over the weekend with some good runs from Callum and Gary Rowlinson, and also young Lewis Rowlinson. In the Ladies Beth Thornton with Jane Thomas running well in the last race. I am assuming Callum was 3rd, Gary 1st Vet and Bethany 1st Under 20 Woman, probably 3rd overall.
Posted 24/07/2018 10:07