Over 40 entered the senior race on a mild December day in sharp contrast to last year! A few did not finish and a couple were disqualified for starting too early (how did that happen!) The popular winner was Ann Stephenson who regularly trains with Maggie’s Saturday group and who was instrumental in organising the ladies’ Christmas get together at Brooklyns, Cockfosters. A deserved winner whose son runs for Shaftesbury; ”he’s never won a trophy like this!” she remarked. Click on photos to the right for the winner and her trophy!
Ever present on Boxing Day, Kim Henderson came 2nd with her triathlon star daughter Katherine 2nd fastest lady in 11th place. It was great to see Bob Taylor and Jim Cunningham complete the course in respectable times after injury and a group of James and Jo’s middle distance runners finishing in fast times, the best of the bunch being Tom Butler sporting his “lucky” shorts. Senior Results
In the youngsters race the surprise winner was Chinwe Iwunze who was given a favourable handicap on account of her being a talented 10yr old sprinter/jumper. Maybe she’ll become another Jessica Ennis? Aidan Parker beat Scarlett Kent in a fast , determined finish to come 2nd. The fastest finisher outside the top three was Analissa Mack in 7m 50secs. Junior Results
Our thanks go to Chris and Mel for organising the distribution of numbers and afterwards for calculating the results. Thanks again to Dave Wilson who is a Grade 1 timekeeper and comes from Hemel Hempstead to assist us every year.
Boxing Day wouldn’t be the same without the cakes and tea, so our thanks to Ginny and Bob Taylor and James’ fiancée, Clare for serving us, not forgetting Jose, Kirsty and Linda for organising the bumper raffle. Another of our Club’s wonderful traditions. Steve Harris