Report by Peter Impett
The 25th anniversary of the running of the Wimborne 10 Mile Road Race on Sunday 19th November was marked by the shattering of the men’s course record which had stood since 2007. Jonathan Cornish of Hercules Wimbledon roared home in a time of 50.34 reducing the record by over a minute earning himself a £500 prize in the process.
This was despite the course being covered in surface water at the six-mile mark. Indeed two weeks ago the course which runs from Pamphill to Shapwick and back was so flooded in the vicinity of Barford Farm that the race would have been in doubt. A little way behind in second place was Daniel Mulryan of Thames Valley Harriers 52.17 and the third man home in a field of 277 was City of Salisbury man Jaymee Domoney in 52.45.
In the womens race Gill Pearson of the Running for Time club won in a time of 1.03.13 followed by Molly Roach of Dorset Doddlers 1.03.30 and Louise Mills 1.04.01 in third in a field of just under 0ne hundred
And here’s the winner of the £250 running shoes voucher at Up and Running in Moordown- Mark Pollard of Lonely Goat RC. He was the 303rd finisher in this race and the 10000th since the race started in 1998.
The principal beneficiary will be the charity Friends of Wimborne Hospital when all the financial maths is done.