Bright blue skies, brilliant sunshine and the usual scorching temperatures greeted the 19th running of the Tadley Runners Summer 10K. This did not deter the 244 hardy souls who set off on this tour of the pleasant, pretty country lanes on the Hampshire/Berkshire borders.
The men’s race resulted in a convincing win, for the second year in a row, for Toby Lambert of Winchester & District AC in 33.21. Congratulations to Toby on another victory and many thanks to his company, Alton Sports, for their generous sponsorship of our event. Second place went to local runner David Meacock of Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC in 34.44 whilst third place was taken by Gareth Anderson of Cambridge University Hare & Hounds in 36.09.
The Men’s Vet positions were somewhat ‘upside down’, the M60 winner Tim Hughes of White Horse Harriers just getting the better of the M50 winner Tom Munt of Team Kennet by 1 second – 37.14 vs 37.15. The M40 prize went to another local runner, John Bigg of Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC in 38.26. A great performance by the male Vets, all 3 finishing in the first 8 overall. A special mention goes to Tim Hughes who yesterday claimed his 20th trophy at our events over the years.
The ladies race was won by a similarly comfortable margin as the men’s by Becky Crisp of Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC in 43.35 ahead of club mate Gemma Bigg in 45.27. In third place was Marie Shone of Winchester & District AC in 47.46.
The lady Vet prizes were taken by Caroline Partner (F35) of Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC in 49.59, Felicity Edwards (F45) of Chineham Park RC in 49.36 and Sally Waterman (F55) Unattached in 50.21
We have had lots of positive feedback from runners about this event and look forward to welcoming you all to our 10 Mile on 20 Oct 2013 and XC on 1 Dec 2013.