VALENTINE 10K 18/02/2018
Valentines 10k Easton, 18 Feb 18
27 Jags turned out on a beautiful bright and sunny morning at Easton college to take part in the Valentines 10k race. For the first time this year, many of us wore shorts and vests and there was a definite feeling of spring in the air.!!
The conditions were perfect and the mood was good as we set off on what turned out to be a lovely route.
Based on the Easton and Otley College campus the valentines run starts uphill, what seems like a long drag takes you up to the Bawburgh Rd and a left turn takes you north and into Easton village. West along Dereham Rd and left again passed St Peter’s church see’s the field heading out into the open countryside and on to Colton. By now the gentle spring-like heat was keeping everyone warm, the first drinks stop was very welcome. Looping back to Marlingford through a second water station, the route sweeps around to the north, climbing slightly over the last 2ks back onto the campus and the finish.
All agreed that the race was well organised and the facilities excellent. The Jags all had good races with 14 PB’s, and even though the Road Runners were out in abundance, our brilliant ladies still managed to claim the “Vets Ladies” team award ( Emma Blake, Vicky Tovell and Elly Young ) Elly Young also achieved age group record and Diamond standard, as did Tony Aldbrough, while Ken Bowman achieved age group record and Platinum standard. Emma Blake and Vicky Tovell got age group record and Gold standard.
All agreed that the race was well organised and the facilities excellent.
|Anthony Alborough||38.11||YES & Age Group Record||DIAMOND|
|Elly Young||43.24||FT & Age Group Record & Team win in age group||DIAMOND|
|Ken Bowman||44.16||Age Group Record||PLATINUM|
|Emma Blake||44.21||PB & Age Group Record & Team win in age group||GOLD|
|Vicky Tovell||45.25||PB & Age group record & Team win in age group||GOLD|
|Julian Smith||47.15||YES||SILVER new|