OCT TIME TRIAL
The winter time trials got off to a bit of a damp start – which does not help when writing on wet paper, but thanks to the invaluable assistance of Jemma and Kieran – all went to plan – more or less. Many thanks for all those runners who did turn up too, assuming they had seen the training schedule.
Among the 16 runners we had 2 new faces to the time trials – “old” member John Durkan who appears to have avoided doing these for the last two winters, and Nick Child, our latest new member. Paul Chapman was the first to start !!! mainly due to not having done these since his last major injury going back to the 2015/16 series when his recorded time was then 27.51 – but all looks like he is getting back to his speedy best. Needless to say Paul was first over the line with a run time of 23.45. Second home was the continually improving Cat James with a run time and pb for this course of 24.48 and third over the line (he must have known this was going to happen, hence joining the club?) was Nick with a run time of 23.13, proving the point that all us runners tend to play down our abilities most of the time. Bringing up the rear after his recent wedding and honeymoon was Malcolm Taylor with a run time of 27.14, but I did hear that he had a tennis match at 8.00pm that night. Fastest runner on the night was Paul Miller with a run time of 19.55, just pipping Lee Hardy and Adam Moger by 2 and 3 seconds respectively. All 3 finishing much higher then where they started. Fastest female on the night was Isobel Webster with a run time of 23.11. The time difference between the first and last runner was 6 minutes 14, but leaving out the first and last person home this was almost halved to 3 minutes 19. Hopefully they will be closer on the next one in November – and the night will be drier.