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October 2010 – Willett 5k miles Time Trial

Mike Holborne convincingly wins inaugural 5k time trial.

With the nights drawing in we needed a new time trial course which is lit. During the past month Roy Long has been out and accurately measured a 5k route. This is a little shorter than the time trial routes we have used in the past, so should allow us to show some real pace. The 5k distance was chosen for good reason. At the end of the winter series we intend to make an award based on the best performance after calculating our times against our VO2max, which will level the playing field and take into account both age and gender.

For our first 5k trial the number taking part was a little down on usual due to races coming up the following weekend. Our first ever winner over 5k was Mike Holborne, who won by a considerable margin (more than a minute and half). Mike had run in formation with two non-competing pacemakers, Callum Kennedy and David Long (they had a race to look forward to two days later). Also having fine runs and ahead of the main pack were Rachel Gladdis and Kim Brackley. The runners came in quick succession once Kelly Williams had crossed the finish line in fourth place.

A new course will inevitably mean a new course record. Andy Olden was the fastest man (20:29) while Lynn Hutchings set the ladies’ record (22:05). No doubt both these times will prove to be benchmarks and will come tumbling down over the course of the winter.

We were able to welcome back Paul Grist from paternity leave. Teresa came along to say hello to her fellow WACers, along with prospective new member, Imogen. We don’t have a red vest her size at the moment, but give it time!

Our timekeepers did a great job, thank you to Jeff Hinsley, Becka Hughes and Wendy Kennedy. Full results for the time trial were:

October 2010 – 5km – Willett route

Position

Name

Handicap   

Handicap time

Actual time

1

Mike Holborne

3

25:11

22:11

2

Rachel Gladdis

1

26:45

25:45

3

Kim Brackley

1.5

26:52

25:22

4

Kelly Williams

1

27:11

26:11

5

Debbie King

0

27:15

27:15

6

Michele Whitehurst

0.5

27:20

26:50

7

Robin Hughes

5.5

27:25

21:55

8

Andy Olden

7

27:29

20:29

9

Lynn Hutchings

5.5

27:35

22:05

10

Graham Whiffen

6

27:42

21:42

11

Kim Jolliffe

1

27:44

26:44

12

Gerry Hutchings

5.5

27:51

27:21

13

John Hutchings

7

27:52

20:52

14

Kevin Elliott

5

28:00

23:00

15

Paul Teck

6

28:08

22:08

16

Nick Solomon

5.5

28:20

22:50

17

Paul Grist

5

29:21

24:21

 

 

 
 
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