By an amazing co-incidence, husband and wife, Adam and Vicki Kirk both improved their PB’s by just over three and a half minutes! With a 1.43 minutes reduction, Dawn Bradshaw recorded another PB this month, while Jack Dakin moved ever closer to the elusive 40 minute barrier by knocking 48 seconds off his previous best. (More to come next month, I suspect!). Amer Armoush, Dave Horton, Ben O’Connell and Steph Ilsley were the other runners recording improved times.
The race winner on the night was ADAM KIRK, whose big PB saw him record 54.39 minutes. The second placed runner (excluding two on adjusted & estimated handicaps) was ROSEMARY ARRIS-PRATT, who recorded her best Handicap mark for some time.
Of the three runners under 40 minutes this week, BEN O’CONNELL’S 36.31 minutes was the fastest time of the night. As for the fastest of the ladies, it was great to see STEPH ILSLEY knocking a chunk off her previous PB with 42.36 minutes, followed by SAMYA ARMOUSH less than a minute behind Steph’s time.
Once again, there were several new members running the Handicap for the first time this month… Robin (running 41.50 minutes) Andy T, Laurie and Charlotte will surely be looking to run even faster at next month’s time-trial.
Finally, thanks very much to Andy Dakin for his assistance with the setting off and timekeeping and to Simon Edwards for marshalling at the halfway turn. Thanks also to Steve and the staff at the Dev for the great food laid on again after the race.
The February Handicap is scheduled for February 22nd.