Very well done to all those that ran
yesterday and to those that came to support. It was a good day, and, I
think, showed real promise that we will get back in the medals in the
The results are not yet up on the
web but I have seen a set from HWAC which look OK. From these I see
that we were 4 places higher and 37 sec faster than last year. On a
day which I suspect was a little slower. Heat and wind, I am told.
Also, we were 6th Southern team, 1 place higher than last year.
For the record our results were;
1 Jamie Atkinson (40) 28:48
2 Andrew Rayner (32) 15:11
3 Michael Skinner (16) 26:46
4 Ant Draper (18) 15:30
5 Peter Tucker (17) 28:37
6 Bill Foster (14) 15:16
7 Rory Byrne (13) 28:00
8 Joe Mills (12) 15:01
9 Jeremy Bradley (14) 29:47
10 Nick Gasson (14) 16:13
11 Roy Smith (14) 29:19
12 Pat Calnan (14) 17:08 (who must have had the greatest support of
any runner round the course and at the finish. I hope Ken has bought
everyone a drink with his winnings!!)
Total time 4:25:36 14th place
B&BHAC women had a good day too.
They finished 13th!!! Will we live that down?
This event concludes the 2002/03
winter season. We have a great mix of youth and experience and I
really do hope that we can get our very best runners out in all the
various Championships next winter, and then we can really make our
My thanks go to John Baldwin, Pat
Calnan and Nick Gasson for there help over the winter. I could not do
whatever it is that I do without them.
It was good to see running round the
Park, Dave Heath (able now to train hard enough to get injured!!!) and
Mark Stienle (now recovering from his blood problem and AT injury) we
hope that he proves his fitness so that he is able to run in The World
Championship Marathon in Paris in August. Also, we met Richard Daniel
who may well rejoin us following a move back South.
Have a great summer, but please book
the last Saturday in September for the Southern 6 stage RR so that we
qualify for the National event at the end of October.
Ian Wilson 28-04-03