Shrewsbury and Worcester 10k

Race Reports

Report from Bronwyn.

A little bit late to the party with these two reports I’m afraid but I finally got them done, nevertheless.

First off we had the Hatfields Shrewsbury 10k which took place back on Sunday 22nd August. A slightly overcast day, there was a good turn out from Croft with 17 runners taking part.

The run began in the town’s Quarry Park with a number of inclines in the first 5k or so. The route would take the runners through the historic market town and residential areas before a long sprint along the river back into the Quarry Park where a large and excited crowd had gathered to cheer the finishers across the line.

A total of 1560 runners took part, with the first finisher coming through in a time of 31:06. Eric was the first Croft runner home with a 35:37 and a 7th place finish. Our first female back was Charlotte finishing in 71st with a time of 40:37.

Full Croft Ambrey RC results for the Hatfields Shrewsbury 10k are as follows:

Eric Apperley – 35:37

Jasper Robinson – 38:50

Charlotte Broadhurst- 40:37

Alice Godding – 40:40

Hannah Fletcher – 40:52

Kelly Bowen – 43:44

Roland Preece – 47:25

Ashley Robinson – 49:26

Thea Preece – 50:00

Mark Williams – 52:48

Max Gee – 53:14

Huw Williams – 54:36

Bronwyn Preece – 55:15

Louise Reeves – 56:57

Lisa Gray – 1:00:05

Gemma Davies – 1:00:28

Helene Loh – 1:02:51

Clare Preece – 1:06:26

Congratulations to everyone who took part and if I have missed anyone from the list, I apologise!

A couple of weeks after Shrewsbury came the Worcester Run Weekend where both a 10k and Half Marathon race were held. Unfortunately, not many Crofties came out to race at Worcester but still the club was represented well by those who did.

First up was the Half Marathon which took on some of the 10k route that I’ll describe below. Only one Croft member appeared in the official timing sheet; Matthew Yapp who finished in 1:20:11 and 7th overall. A brilliant run there.

Not long after the start of the Half Marathon, the gun signalled the beginning of the 10k race which would take runners up through the city and along the banks of the river before ending up back at the start which was located by the University of Worcester’s Hive library.

As with Shrewsbury, there was a large turnout with 1341 runners taking part. The majority, if not all, Croft runners that took part achieved a 10k PB. This was not too surprising as the course was relatively flat!

The first man across the line finished in 29:40. The first Croftie home was Charlotte finishing in 41:12. Charlotte was also the second female and first runner in her age category to cross the line. Our first male back was Roland Preece finishing in 123 with a time of 46:04. Again, full results are below:

Charlotte Broadhurst: 41:12

Roland Preece – 46:04

Thea Preece – 47:58

Bronwyn Preece – 50:28

Clare Preece – 1:04:05

Theresa Jones – 1:06:55

A very small turnout but a turnout nonetheless.  It was a good race.

I am also aware that there were plenty of other races on on the same weekend of Worcester so if you were running in one of those; good job and well done!”

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