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Wimborne 10 – 15 November 2009

Iain Donnelly sees the W10 with a fresh pair of eyes.

Having joined WAC in the summer and having just started to run in various races, l was coming into the ‘Wimborne 10’ with a fresh pair of eyes. My job of running in the event was easy compared to Jerry and his team’s in ensuring the event actually took place at all!

Mile one.... exiting Pamphill, the sense of occasion built as the first group of many stewards enthusiastically cheered us down past the perimeter of Kingston Lacy. The feeling of having the ‘home’ vest on was nearly as warm as the sun as we all, at various paces made our way out to Shapwick. The drinks stations were very welcome throughout the run and the surprise of the ‘folk band’ at Shapwick somehow got me running with a bit of rhythm (or was that just the feeling of getting over halfway).


Iain and Guy Thompson going well at the nine mile marker.
Cardiac Hill awaits in the final mile!

On the way back to Pamphill, our team of stewards, came into their own. No longer politely cheering they bellowed me up the last hill towards the tea and cake at the finish line. There l met the WAC elite runners already on their second piece of Battenburg.
 
One of the most refreshing experiences of joining WAC has been the honesty in encouragement and genuine interest from all the WAC runners. So many sports find egos getting in the way of a good time, not running.

Finally, the ‘village that Jerry built’, for me, was a welcome sight after 1hr 9mins of running. The atmosphere generated meant the race had the additional benefit of being a social occasion as well. Great stuff, see you at Pamphill in November 2010. 

More on the Wimborne 10 can be found at www.wimborne10.co.uk - the WACers times and results were:

31 – Anthony Clark – 1:03:27

53 – Stewart Little – 1:06:06

54 – Craig Dixon – 1:06:08

89 – Andy Horsley – 1:08:59

91 – Guy Thompson – 1:09:09

96 – Iain Donnelly – 1:09:21

128 – Neil Hopkinson – 1:11:08

147 – Andrew Olden – 1:12:28

159 – Ian Buckingham – 1:13:48

207 – Dave Wild – 1:17:09

274 – Robin Hughes – 1:21:18

316 – Kevin Elliott – 1:23:08

356 – Carol Howe – 1:25:51

374 – Terry Simms – 1:27:22

405 – Glyn Davies – 1:29:42

421 – Guy Miller – 1:30:48

438 – Sonnaz Nooranvary – 1:32:04

448 – Pete Carr – 1:32:58

476 – Kelly Williams – 1:35:10

484 – Tim Box – 1:36:11

485 – Annemarie Fachiri – 1:36:23

542 – Julie Gosling – 1:45:16

556 – Celia Ireland – 1:48:56

 

 
 
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