1. Stacey Morgan 28.49 * ( P.B. by 04 secs. )
2. Simon Norwood 29.49
3. Dan Barnett 30.15 * ( P.B. by 1min. 59secs )
4. Mark Paviour ( MV 45 ) 30.35 ( Debut )
5. Dave Rouse Jnr. 31.27
6. Nigel Mason 31.35 * ( P.B. by 3mins. 09secs. )
7. Ashley Cooke ( MV 50 ) 31.51 * ( P.B. by 1min. 14secs. )
8. Glyn Williams 31.59 ( Debut )
9. Sue Davies ( FV40 ) 33.24 ( Debut ) ( FV 40 Record )
10. Dave Powell ( MV 45 ) 33.43
11. Gary Gunner ( MV 60 ) 34.39
12. Alison Cooke ( FV 45 ) 34.44
13. Steve Jakeman ( MV 45 ) 35.05
14. Dave Moss ( MV40 ) 35.08
15. Guy Whitmarsh ( MV 60 ) 35.38
16. Tom Davies ( MV 60 ) 36.02
17. Neil Taylor ( MV 50 ) 36.24
18. Adam Kennerley ( MV 40 ) 38.02 ( Debut )
19. Rachel Nelson ( FV 40 ) 41.56
20. Bryan Markham ( MV 65 ) 42.25
21. Catherine Percival 47.21
A good turnout for the first event of the 2009 Handicap Series which also acted as the
first race in the Croft Ambrey Club Champs. Conditions were ideal for fast times.
The opening event of the season is a straight race over the accurately measured 5
miles road course. Stacey is starting to recover his best form and pushed hard over
the finish line to set the fastest time recorded on the course since 1997 and duly
moved his name up to 7th on the all-time best listings. The Top 5 awaits over the
next 2 months. Could this be the season that Stacey finally fulfils his potential and
starts to register the kind of performances of which we all know he is capable ?
Simon N. interrupted his Ironman Triathlon training to force his way through to 2nd
place with a solid performance, finishing exactly a minute behind Stacey.
Dan , also in heavy training for the 3 Peaks race, challenged Stacey over the opening
section of the race but discovered that the persistent rhythm of road running is very
different to broken patterns of hill running. He hung on to finish 3rd and sliced a
huge chunk from his P.B. to climb to no. 13 on the all-time list. There is much better
to come as he gains in experience.
An excellent debut run from Mark Paviour saw him enter the best ever list at no.18.
Sue Davies, also running the course for the first time, produced a magnificent
performance to record the 3rd best ever time by a female and delete Janet Tyler’s
Vet. 40 record , which had stood for 20 years, from the books.