Valentines 10K – Sunday 14 February 2016
Whilst six Members enjoyed a warm Half Marathon Race in Barcelona six others endured a cold 10k race, nearer to home, at Easton.
At times our intrepid runners had to cope with an icy drizzle piercing their purple legs, at other moments the very cold strong winds practically blew them off the hilly course. They laughed at these hostile elements to once again produce very good times.
James Fuller was first home and 59th overall in a new PB Silver Standard time. Bearing in mind the recent problems with Chip Timing, he thoughtfully photographed his Garmin watch time in case evidence was needed. As it happened it looks as if the timing worked well and the results are accurate.
Only 14 seconds separated our two Veteran Heroes with Jeremy Lawrence’s 42.01 earning another Diamond standard and Ken Bowman a Platinum.
Paul Gerber’s time was quite near his PB even though he may well have been wondering how his wife, Carolyn, was enjoying her adventure across the sea.
Our female representatives, Emma Wilcock and Ruth Gainsford both beamed as they crossed the line. Not surprising really, Emma scored another PB and Ruth was pleased to be racing again in her first 10k for our club.
The entries for this race closed very early. We can learn from this and enter races in good time to be sure of a place. I have already missed out on the Trowse 10k. Becky.