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Wimborne AC Hosts 19th Annual Wimborne 10 Road Race Ė 20 November 2016

Jessica Eve Kennedy reports from Pamphill

The morning of Sunday 20th November saw 464 keen runners line up at the start of Wimborne Athletic Club's flagship race, the Wimborne 10.  A 10-mile road race around Pamphill and the local area, this year's event was part of the Dorset Road Race League and marks its 19th year of being held.

Despite bad weather from Storm Angus overnight, the morning of the race brought only cold but calm conditions.

At 10:30am, the runners took off from just outside Pamphill First School, headed towards White Mill and out to Shapwick before turning back along the country roads to make the journey back up to Pamphill.

The Wimborne 10 is one of two road races held by the running club, along with March's Wimborne Dental 20 Mile Race.  Known for an abundant assortment of cakes as well as picturesque views of the town, the course has proved popular with local runners.

First over the line for this year's event was Bournemouth ACís Rob McTaggart in an impressive time of 55:55, with Dorset Doddlersí Iain Trickett and Bournemouth AC teammate Steve Way following close behind in second and third with times of 56:29 and 59:05 respectively.

First three home - Steve Way, Rob McTaggart and Iain Trickett

Offering a repeat of the Wimborne 20 results earlier in the year, first over the line for the ladies was Bournemouth ACís Emma Dews in 1:03:06, with teammate Nikki Sandell second in a time of 1:06:17.  Clare Martin of Purbeck Runners claimed third in 1:06:37.  There was victory for Bournemouth AC in the team results as well, with the club winning first ladies' team while Poole Runners were the first menís team.

First three ladies - Nikki Sandell, Emma Dews and Clare Martin

Along with the prizes given out for the top performances of the day in age categories and teams, there were also spot prizes and cakes for all of the runners to enjoy.

The next race hosted by Wimborne AC will be springís Wimborne 20, on March 5th 2017.  Entries are open now.



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