It was an impressive turn out for the orange army at the Worstead 5 mile race along with wonderfully vocal supporters. The cloud cover kept off the heat and there was chip timing start and finish for the first time, helping out with that tricky start through a narrow road, then we were off for a race that provided many a PB. There were even trophies for Ken Bowman for 2nd place in age category with an amazing platinum time, Rebecca Pountain smashed it with a first time 2nd in age gold standard and Ruth Pilch for the niche prize of first female Worstead resident.
First back for the men was Andy Mulligan with a fantastic gold standard, closely followed by Tony Alborough with diamond and Mel Porter with gold and 50th place in the race overall at a pleasingly similar age.
For the women Nicola Lambert-John was first back with a smashing gold time, gaining her second place in her age category on gun time and first place on chip time, followed by Rebecca Pountain, gold and Emma Wilcox, silver.
There were PBs bursting out everywhere with Neil Button, gold standard, Nick Eley, diamond, Paul Emery, gold, Shane Bidle, bronze, Emma Wilcox, silver, Ruth Pilch, silver, Vikki Harper, silver, Owen Barber, bronze, Sonja White, silver, Rosemary Jackson, diamond, Tamara Mills, bronze and Carolyn Gerber, bronze. The Lord Mayor’s and 5k improvers training certainly paying off for many.