Tempo Winter Series Race 4, Ilmington, Sunday 2nd May 2021
Tempo Winter Series race 4 took place last Sunday, again just two weeks after the prior race. Emma Ford and Angus Inman joined the usual suspects from Kenilworth on the hill in this race which also saw the return of Tom Dable.
Following the same Covid-safe format; runners were seeded into groups of 6 and given appropriate arrival times at the car park so that a group of 6 could be set off every 5 minutes. After seeing reduced numbers in Race 3, it seemed that Tempo had sold on some of those places as the number of runners swelled again for this race.
Oliver Flippance didn’t have the best time of things during the race but persisted to finish 8th in 40:53 which now puts him in 3rd among the ever presents in series.
Emma Ford put in a great performance as seen in last winter’s series to finish 11th and 1st female with a time of 42:14. New member Angus Inman also performed well on his debut to come 24th in 43:54.
Chris Lyons continues his race by race improvement to drop another minute off his time to finish in 47:07 and claim 39th position.
Jane Kidd was racing in a depleted state after running a marathon on the Sunday though still finished respectably as 7th female and remains 2nd placed female from the ever presents in the series.
The race was won by Ben Cruze from Stratford Upon Avon AC in 33:55 and there were 155 finishers.
Winter Series Race 4 Times
Green time shows an improvement over Race 3
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Run Tatton 10k, Saturday 24th April 2021
Race Report by Rob Carr
Rob Carr and Clare Crofts were present at this well organised, picturesque & covid secure race put on by RunThrough Events.
Race Packs were sent out ahead of the Event and Runners were pre-seeded based on Estimated Finish Time and then sent off in Waves, with Individual Runners sent off in pairs 2m apart every few seconds.
The route heads around Tatton Park Estate and onto an adjoining closed country road. The estate features beautiful grounds, with trees, lake, sheep, cattle and deer on show. Surfaces were mainly tarmac paths and roads, with a couple of small sections of gravelled paths (Start/Finish Area).
Rob reports great support and shout outs in the Finish Area, with plenty of goodies! – Race Medal & Technical T-Shirt – Bottled Water, Flapjacks, Kind Bars & Love Corn Snacks all included. Rob laid claim to both his and Clare’s flapjack!
Rob Carr was celebrating a 10k PB in 41:47 which netted him 111st place. Clare Crofts also was able to PB in 53:38 for 378th place.
There was a strong field with 20 Runners <35 mins and 650 Runners. Jacob Cann (Horsham Blue Star Harriers) was overall winner in 31:14. Eleanor Davis (Preston Harriers) won the ladies race in 33:50.
Prestwold Hall 5k, Sunday 2nd May 2021
Eigh 5k races were available at Prestwold Hall last weekend from elite level sub 15 minutes to open format. Prestwold offers a closed fast environment for racing and three Kenilworth Runners were present.
Neil Sheward took place in the first open race of the day attempting to achieve a sub-18 time. Unfortunately that will have to wait for another day however he still achieved an admirable 18:30 for 12th place and 2nd in his category.
The open race was won by Harry Lupton from Charnwood AC in 15:56 and there were 25 finishers.
Later in the day Ryan and Harry competed in the 18-22 Minute Men and 22-26 Minute Women’s race. Ryan Baker certainly had a good day in the office and recorded a new 5k PB of 16:57 which put him 1 second behind the leader to claim 2nd place taking 1:10 off his previous best time. Hari’s performance of 19:04 was no PB but was however good enough for 38th position.
Their race was won by Daniel Turner from Wolverhampton and Bilston AC in 16:56 and there were 82 finishers.