PWAC Summer 2017 Handicap 5k Event 3 – 16th August 2017

On Wednesday evening we had the delight of 18 runners competing in the third event of the 5K Summer handicap series and the whether was certainly on your side this week, compared to event two!  I hope you’re all beginning to come round to liking the course and the out and back aspect.  It was great to see some new faces taking part and look forward to more in the future.

Our scoreboard is starting to build nicely now.  Taking full advantage of the scores this week and coming in first place was Kirsty Jones with 18 points with a well improved time of 28:42.  With just over a minute to spare, second place was achieved in the last 200-300m by Les Stone in 31:02.  The battle for third was well worthy of a photo finish between Jeanette Elliot and a mass of runners fighting for the lead but just pipped at the post by Rob Everitt in 19:49.  Well done Rob on a strong and determined push to the finish line.  A further 11 places (including Birthday boy Ian Sutherland) were taken within the next minute proving that the system is working well and goes without saying it provides a great vision around the track from a spectators angle.  Everyone was home safe and dry well within 40 minutes and 78% of you improved on your previous times.  Well done!

My thanks go out to Diana Tilston who completed the whole route herself in order to marshal at the half way turning point  Despite not being able to keep the pace up with the likes of Charles, Diana still managed to get back and finish in plenty of time.  Thank you to Richard Elliot for attending and assisting with the finishing positions.  Just like your local Parkrun, without volunteers we couldn’t make this happen so thank you again, your efforts are very much appreciated.

Registration is still open for anyone wishing to take part who hasn’t already.  If anyone has any questions regarding the Summer series, please feel free to come and find me.

Happy running folks!

John Tilston.

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