Staverton 10 miles – 26th January 2020
CLC Striders’ Staverton 10 mile race was the second event in this year's Gloucestershire AAA road race series, just a week after the first race. Bourton Roadrunners’ Darren Long was keen to build on his success of last year, leading the Bourton team home in 1:04:11 and finishing 4th MV45.
Martin Cook was next Bourton member to finish in a time of 1:09:28, closely tracked by Niamh Shoemark, who was 1st LV50 in 1:11:59, getting age category challenge off to a great start. Bourton's second lady home was Maxine Emes, who was 2nd LV35 in a fine time of 1:17:29.
Steph Holton was 2nd LV55 for the second week in succession, having had a strong run in 1:21:34. Graham Lane’s intensive training is paying-off and he was rewarded with a time of 1:25:11, placing him in 3rd place in the MV65 category after two races. Gary Holt had a strong race finishing 1:28:11 and was closely followed by Gillian Carrick 1:29:36. Last year's LV65 winner Liz Hulcup suffered from the cold-damp conditions but achieved 1:37:14, giving her the joint lead in this year’s competition.
Janice Townsend, Alison Quinn and Mary Worker were all competing in their first 10 mile race and all achieved respectable times of 1:42:46, 1:42:50 and 1:45:18 respectively under the watchful eye of experienced training partner Shirley Creed who chaperoned the group in 1:45:19.
13 Bourton Roadrunners took part in the second event within the Gloucestershire AAA road race series for 2020, the Staverton 10 miles.
Gillian Carrick, Bourton Roadrunners at Staverton 10 miles - 26th January 2020.
Niamh Shoemark was 1st LV50 in 1:11:59, getting county series off to a flying-start.
Mary Worker, Janice Townsend and Alison Quinn ran their first 10 mile race at Staverton, organised by CLC Striders.
Other reports may be found on our recent race reports page.