50km Road Running Championship 2010
THIS 24th staging of the championship was conducted over three events: 10km, 15km and 25km. 22 men and 11 women completed the 50km and it was good to see so many of our newer members taking part.
Brett Roach continued his run of success after his wins in 2007, 08 and 09 with a rate of 3:38 min/km, an identical time to last year. Other noteworthy achievements are those of John Allen and Mike Khan, both completing the 50km for a tenth time. Irwin Barrett-Lennard became the second 80-years plus athlete to complete, after Cecil Walkley last year.
Karen March backed up her win of last year with a rate of 4.48 min/km. Joan Pellier clocked up her tenth completion and Ann Turner her fourteenth. Apologies must go to Valerie Millard. Somehow she was overlooked last year when she completed her tenth event. Valerie has now run it 11 times and will be presented with her 10-year certificate at the Presentation Day (date tba). Below, the figure on left indicates the number of championships completed. Everyone who completes receives a medal at Presentation Day.
37.5km Road Walking Championships
Conducted over four events with a total of 37.5km, 400m having been added to the Deepwater Point event. David Smyth won his second RWC with a rate of 5:58 min/km. Jeff Whittam completed his tenth RWC and Michele Mison, Margaret Bennett and Shorty Turner are almost there!