Another great evening’s running – well done all. 5 runners within 15 seconds of their estimate – obviously the instructions were too precise…!
With 37 runners (double last year’s figure!) in the event, well done to everyone who came along and gave it a go. It was a really positive evening, with some great running on the path around the Hambleton Peninsula. Great to see so many socialising at the Grainstore afterwards as well.
The growing membership makes calculating appropriate handicaps trickier than ever – the intention being that start times are staggered so that anyone could finish first, if they are on form, feeling good, give it everything and have that little bit of luck we all need. With predictions based on recent race times and parkrun PBs, there was 16 minutes between the first and last starter – and more than half the field finished within a minute of their predicted time.
It’s a deceptive course, sharply hilly from the start, with a flatter stretch towards the end that never seems to be over – with 5.2 miles total distance. The staggered start means that it is then a straight race for who can be first over the finish line.
For the first time in a few years, it was one of our quickest runners who worked his way through the field to finish first – so well done to Darren Glover, outsprinting Andy Nicholls in the finishing straight. They were closely followed by Simon Proctor in third and a host of Striders hot on their heels.
With so many runners, there are a few gaps in finish times where people were crossing the line in quick succession – if you recorded your own time then please send it to us and we’ll fill in the gaps in the results below.
Finally, thanks go to Michael from Melton Sports for once again donating vouchers as prizes for the first three finishers.
Looking forward to the Old Dalby out run on Wednesday… There’s two routes, one is going to be faster and slightly longer than the other. Also the new kit has (finally) arrived and will be on sale on Wednesday after the run.
£20 – vest
£25 – long sleeve shirt
£35 – jacket
£20 – hoodie
See you all on Wednesday.
Next Wednesday 27th Jan at 7pm is the Striders Curry run from Café Mash in Burton on the Wolds. It is a head torch run… but suitable for everyone. It’s a lovely flat (ish) 5 mile course with some road, woods and fields. The route is here.
Last year we had a lot of first time head torch runners and they all enjoyed it… so come and give it a go. Just watch out for the mud!
We’ve got an amazing deal again from Café Mash there going to sort us out a great menu with loads of different dishes all for just £12 pp.
So tell all your running friends and get them down there!!
We need to know rough numbers so let us know if you’re coming in advance please.
Also, let us know if you need to borrow a head torch and we can find a spare.
As ever, there will still be the option of a road run in Melton – usual time and place (7pm, KE7 Sports Centre).
For anyone not racing on Wednesday, there will be a bonus outrun from Stathern (Red Lion), led by Mike and Andrew – 7pm start as usual.