On a good night weather wise – dry and not too cold, we saw 24 runners turn up for the first of the winter time trial. Hope they had all seen the training schedule and knew what was happening???
We had 5 new faces for the event, Connor Carlisle, Jane Crossley, and Alan O’Brien, all existing members and Daniel Dobson and Mark Antonio both new to the club training but hopefully they enjoyed it as much as everyone else.
First over the line, knocking 3 minutes off his 3 year pb was Matt Sykes-Hooban with a run time of 23.03, finishing a minute and a half in front of everyone else. Sorry Matt – you are getting too fast, you will have to get further back down the queue. Working his way from the back of the queue starting 19 minutes behind the first off was Ben Coldwell with the fastest run time off 17.57 to finish 2nd and record his own 3 year pb. 8 seconds behind Ben was Hannah Newman to finish 3rd with a run time of 26.50, not quite a pb over the last 3 years, but getting faster after her long injury absence. Just missing out in 4th place was another starter from the back Rowan Temple who also achieved a 3 year pb with a time of 19.06. Sadly bringing up the rear on the night was Malcolm Taylor – seems like being a dad is tiring work. Fastest lady on the night was Jane Crossley with a run time of 24.39
For the mathematician’s amongst you (constipated ones always work it out with a pencil) 6 minutes separated all 24 runners but taking out the 1st and last runner (one always has a good or a bad night, or the handicapper wants shooting) 2 minutes 43 seconds was the time difference between 2nd and 23rd – which made it a busy night all round for Jemma Roe who did an excellent job in getting all the runners off at the correct times and recording the finishers.