The Winslow 10k is now a well established annual event on undulating country lanes in and around Winslow. Our athletes usually have a good showing here and as always there was a friendly atmosphere with great marshalling and organisation by The Lions Club of Winslow.
Vale runners did not disappoint despite exceptionally windy conditions which meant there were few PB’s. First Vale man to cross the line was Tim Jones who had a cracking run finishing in 37:13, 4th place overall and 1st V50 by 2 and a half minutes. Not far behind were Phil Corbet in 6th and Lewis Meredith 7th. Mark Richards’ time of 39:21 put him 3rd in the V40 category, and Alan Roberts also had a strong run in the V45 age group.
In the ladies race, it was great to see Sophie Green back to form after illness. She came in as second lady in a new personal best time of 40:59 beating her old time by almost a minute. Julia Austin wasn’t too happy with her run but nevertheless finished in 44:10 to win the ladies V45 category by more than 3 minutes. 318 runners completed the course. Full results
Grand Prix report
The 4th round of the Grand Prix was the Winslow 10k or as it was aptly re named on the day WindySlow!
Leading the way home of Grand prix contenders was Eddie O’Gorman in 2nd overall, 1st V40 and 2nd with 3 age graded bonus points followed just over a minute later by Tim Jones 4th overall, 1st V50 and 1st with 5 age graded bonus points. Mark Richards finished 17th overall and 3rd V40. The final age graded bonus point went to Alan Roberts.
The lady contenders were led home by Sophie Green with a pb, 2nd lady overall and 2nd with 3 age graded bonus points followed by Julia Austin who was 1st V50 and 1st with 5 age graded points. The final age graded bonus point went to Sharon Maisey.
The next fixture on the Grand Prix calendar is the Milton Keynes Half Marathon on Sunday 9th March. New competitors are welcome and encouraged to join the competition: Grand Prix rules, fixtures and standings.