TIME TRIAL MONDAY 22nd JAN
After an exhilarating run in the snow and cold at Sundays Peco, Monday night was like a balmy summers evening. We had 15 runners on the night, 4 of whom were doing their first one of this winter series. Karen Dawson and Rowan Temple who are both “old” faces, Leah Williams a relatively new member, and James Forbes who had unfortunately picked tonight for his first run with the club.
Leah who was given an “injury” handicap, finished first over the line with a run time of 22.23. Lets hope we can see what she can do when she is not injured??? Second over the line with a course pb for this years series was Malcolm Taylor with a run time of 25.45. Third over the line with a far quicker time than her best of last year was Karen Dawson with 25.59. Sadly bringing up the rear was Simone Solgado with a run time of 26.21, a minute slower than her usual times, but for some unknown reason had done about 4 miles earlier that day (as well as doing the Peco). Other pb’s for this course, this winter were Giederus Geisleris finishing 4th with 20.45, Isobel Webster 5th with 22.23, Sean Scanlon 6th 24.39, Patrick 8th 34.16, Joanne Taylor 11th 27.41 and Lee Hardy (still getting faster) 12th 19.27.
Lee just beat Rowan for the fastest man’s time and both Leah an Izzy shared the same time for fastest lady. Less than 4 minutes separated all runners and taking away Leah’s slightly generous start time, only 2 minutes 36 seconds separated the other 14 runners. Many thanks to Gary Carlisle who is nursing an achilles injury for ensuring all runners started off at the right time and we got all the runners in the right order with the correct times at the finish, unless anyone knows any different?