Bumper PRC turnout

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It was a bumper turnout for PRC at the Tadaster 10k with 27 members taking park in the evening sunshine along the undulating country lanes. Simon Jones was the first back in a super speedy 37.58 to take 21st place with Peter Allen only 5 seconds behind.  Paul Robinson completed the route in 43.19 and Andy Harvey ran the fastest he has in a few years in 45.02.  Next back in quick succession were Mike Wilson 46.09, Michael Hetherton 46.42 (taking top spot in his age category), Nick Cousins 46.48 and Chris Adams 46.53.  Adrian Greeves achieved a PB in 47.44 closely followed by Kelly Gaughan in 48.08, Lizzy Wise in 48.48, Paul Tate-Smith in 49.06 with Ruth Kaftirani hot on his heels to finish in 49.19.

Gemma Fearnley completed the distance in 49.55 within sight of Heather Farrow in 50.33, Serena Partridge in 50.43 and Jane Simpson who ran a very determined 50.53. Jenny Storrie and Kate Towse were just seconds apart in 52.37 and 52.34 followed by Daniel Hodgson in 53.12, Harriet Warnock in 53.38 and Jennifer Wise 55.45.  Mother Nicola Wise wasn’t far behind in 57.56 followed by Pam Garett who finished just under the hour in 59.43. Sally Brown finished strong at 1.02.15, Dean Wise finished in 1.08.31 and the group was rounded off by Kat Smith who put in a great sprint finish to complete the course in 1.09.27.

Debbie and Simon Rycroft were not happy just to relax on their holiday in Italy so they entered a little fell race to keep them busy. It turned out that this was an 8 mile race with almost 3,500 feet of climb although this was improved by the picturesque Tuscan countryside.  The pair found the race tough but Debbie was very happy that her hard work paid off with her taking the 9th female finisher place earning her a bottle of Italy’s finest wine.

Lizzy Wise headed north to take on the Durham 10 mile trail race.  Wise found it tough going with lots of mud and lots of hills but didn’t let a fall half was round leaving her flat on her face in the mud put her off! She completed the course through some stuuning scenary  in a respectable 1 hour 45 mins.

Nat Clark took part in the Bridge Too Far ultra-marathon in the Yorkshire Dales.  This was a big challenge for Nat as following a fall a couple of weeks earlier she had bruised ribs and a sore foot.  Nat showed her steely determination to finish the 34.5 mile course in an amazing time of just under 8 hours with a smile on her face.

Finally, Chris Adams headed west to take part in the Liverpool Rock and Roll half marathon with 17,000 other runners and bands playing every mile to keep you going.  It was hard work in the heat but the atmosphere helped Adams to give it his all to finish in an amazing time of 1.44.53.


Report Type: 
Race Report
Report Date: 
Sun 20 May 2018 (All day)