ATHLETICS: Mike Smith enjoys pre-Bucharest Marathon outing at Ciren 10k
12:52pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in Sport
THE Cirencester Park 10k attracted 500 entrants including 22 from Bourton Roadrunners.
Conditions were perfect - cool, sunny and calm.
The race was a pre-marathon sharpener for Mike Smith (ahead of Bucharest next week) and he finished 10th overall and second MV40 in 34.48.
Dennis Walmsley finished 16th and 1st MV50 in 36.53 before heading
back down the course to encourage his club-mates. Next for Bourton was
a speedy Darren Long (37.57), followed by Ewen Smith (38.25).
Shona Crombie-Hicks stormed to fourth lady and 1st LV35 in 39.42. The
impressive performances continued with Andy Peaston (40.09), Mike
Hobbs (40.56), Steph Lane (3rd senior lady in 41.42), Niamh Shoemark
(3rd LV45 in 42.50), and John Gibson (43.11).
Ali Lane continued her excellent season winning the LV55 prize in 45.01 and consistently strong Steph Holton
finished in 46.39. Susan Hunt was hoping it would be third time lucky on
the course, since her previous two Cirencester outings had not ended
happily (a miserable performance due to illness in one race and being
ambulanced off the course in another). She was therefore very happy
to lay her demons to rest with a PB of 46.56.
Brian Hulcup was the next Bourton runner to finish (47.27), then Graham Lane (47.39), Chris
Dry (49.02), Dave Pyne (50.21), Liz Hulcup (51.03), Lynn Hudson (54.25) and Norm Lane (58.58).
Shirley Creed had set out to pace Pam Parton to a sub-hour finish, and did a perfect job, as they crossed
the line triumphantly in 58.58 and 58.57 respectively.
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