There was an excellent turnout of Harriers at the Sandy 10, our 10-mile championship race. In total, some 55 Harriers entered the event and almost 50 finished which was the highest number of entrants from any one club. Biggleswade AC, who organised the race, award a trophy - the Erlensee Cup - to the club which has the most participants. Suet Lua collected this on our behalf.
The first Harrier to finish was Sean Newbury in 62:41. Sean's time was a pb. The second and third Harriers to cross the line, Alistair Fadden and Rob Miller were separated by just one second (65:35 and 65:36 respectively) after fighting out a very close finish.
The first lady Harrier to finish was Donna McEwen in 68:53. Donna's time was a pb by 2 mins 13 secs and comes just just over a week since her previous 10-mile pb was set at Maidenhead on Easter Monday. The second lady Harriers was Veronica Singleton in 69:39. Veronica's time, which was her fastest 10 for a few years, set a new club LV40 best time for the distance. The third lady Harrier to finish was Carla Fisher in 72:51. Carla's time may also have been a pb. Donna, Veronica and Carla's performances won them the ladies team prize. Sophie Howman who finished in 74:11 also won an award for being the 1st Sandy Lady to finish on the day.
Setting the second new club best time at Sandy was Deirdre Bethune. Deirdre's run of 81:45 improved the previous LV55 best for the distance by a huge 27 mins 24 secs.
Among the Harriers getting pb's (that we know about) were
Adam Hills who finished in
(first time under 70 mins), Mike Barnett who improved his pb by around 3 mins to 84:54 and Maria McBeth who knocked 4 mins 15 secs of her pb to 99:31. Quite a few Harriers also ran their first 10-mile race, so very well done to them as well.
Finally, if anyone else did a pb or ran 10-miles for the first time, let's know at firstname.lastname@example.org
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