Weather conditions a little on the warm side but not far from ideal for running greeted the 250 athletes who contested the 20th running of our Summer 10K through the quiet, pretty country lanes on the Hampshire/Berkshire borders.
The men’s race resulted in a convincing win for Gareth Watkins of Hillingdon AC in 34.00. Second place went to Jolyon Reburn of Oxford University Club Harriers in 36.18 whilst third place was taken by local runner Mat Shaylor of Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC in 36.33.
For the second year running the Men’s Vet positions were somewhat ‘upside down’, the M60 winner Tim Hughes of White Horse Harriers finishing 50 seconds ahead of M50 winner Russell Burton of Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC– 36.47 vs 37.37. The M40 prize went to local unattached runner Neville Welsh-Smyth in 38.58. Another special mention goes to Tim Hughes who finished 4th overall and claimed his 23rd trophy at our events over the years.
The ladies race was won by a similarly comfortable margin unattached runner Laura Woodley in 37.35 ahead of Angela Goodwin of Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC in 40.55. In third place was Joanna Payne of Woking AC in 41.15.
The lady Vet prizes were taken by unattached runner Clare Quin (F35) in 43.38, Sue van Huyssteen (F45) of Newbury AC in 44.50 and Nicola Dale (F55) Unattached in 51.58.
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We extend our thanks to our sponsors Alton Sports, Ffyfes, NSG and Rainbow Windows for their generous support of this event.