Once again wet weather spoilt what has been a great afternoon out in past years. Due to heavy rain before the race some very slippy conditions up the steps had to be contended with, followed by some very large and deep areas of mud and water on the descent – great fun!
Brilliant turnout from Croft including a very good run from Stacey, Simon and Jon. Guy also had an excellent run coming in first V.60. In the ladies section it was a Turvey take-over (a sign of things to come?!) Suzanne was first junior woman and 3rd woman overall whilst Nicky was first V.45. Catherine also showed how she is improving, digging in to finish with 34 runners behind her.
No doughnuts at this race but plenty of mars bars, cakes and fruit – ideal.
In summary a great race once again but sadly let down by poor weather, poor organisation regarding presentation (didn’t take place until 6pm!) as well as slow posting of results on www.crocodile8.org.uk. Fingers crossed for better weather next year.
162 runners completed the run. Matt James won in a time of 52mins 23 secs.
3 Stacey Morgan Croft Ambrey M 00.53.42
12 Simon Norwood Ludlow M 00.56.49
18 David Rouse Croft Ambrey M 00.58.23
26 Jon Utley Croft Ambrey M 01.00.38
28 Patrick Pearson Croft Ambrey M:V40 01.00.53
32 Darran Harris Croft Ambrey M 01.02.49
42 Guy Whitmarsh Croft Ambrey M:V60 01.05.16
48 Suzanne Turvey Croft Ambrey F:JUN 01.06.45
85 Nicky Turvey Croft Ambrey F:V45 01.11.18
128 Catherine Percival Croft Ambrey F 01.23.42