Report: Wimborne 10
The weather turned out to be very kind to the runners, after having strong winds and rain till the early hours of Sunday, skies brightened up and only a couple of showers before the start - then sunny throughout the race. Winner this year is - or should I say winners - were Jonathan Sharkey and Steven Way of Bournemouth AC coming in at 54:09. Third place Paul Adams (St Albans Striders) at 54:46 followed by Ian Habgood (Bournemouth AC) at a time of 54:58
First lady was Gemma Turtle (Shaftesbury Barnet) at 56:49 breaking the course record of 58:33 set by Amy Chalk Bristol & West AC in 2007
Bournemouth AC took the Mens team prize with the Ladies team prize going to Poole Runners Harriers.
This race was the penultimate in the AVR series, top points for the men went to 11th placed Michael Towler in 58:37 (1st Male U21), with James Hart 23rd 1:02:34 second and Carl Davies 48th 1:05:30 consolidating his position at the top of the table with another good performance achieving 18 points by coming in third for AVR
For the Ladies, also extending her lead in the race series, Ali Atkinson 206th in 1:17:08, took the 20 points, from Kay Middleton 226th 1:18:22 and Kathy Kinsey 272nd 1:18:22.
A well-organised race, with 567 finishers all receiving complimentary Tea and cakes at the finish.
Ali Atkinson, 16th November 2009