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ASHDOWN 10000m 13 August

After some dreadful weather the skies cleared and the wind dropped for the event.  Up until about the 22nd lap the lead changed several times between the eventual winner Ian White and John Sharkey of Bournemouth AC and Mike Grist of Poole Runners.  With two laps to go John Sharkey thought that he had made a decisive move but he was hauled back by Ian White who won in 33.15.7.  John Sharkey was second in 33.19.0 and Mike Grist third in 33.29.6.  Darren Moore was fourth in 45.43.0 and Chris Flynn fifth in 46.26.6 both of Poole AC.
In the ladies race Jenny Maloney of Royal Manor of Portland 43.23.6 overhauled Becky Neal 43.50.4 with about five laps to go to retain her title.  Dorothea Russell from Poole Runners was third in 48.22.4.  Becky had originally entered the steeplechase but that had to be abandoned when the water jump failed to fill fully.

Peter Impett

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