Dominant Performance by Cheltenham Harriers at New Years 10k
Rhys Park of Cheltenham and County Harriers recorded a new course record time of 31.50 for the New Years 10k course starting on the Great Western Way. Clara Evans of Cardiff AC secured a convincing victory in the ladies race for the third year running with a finishing time of 38.29.
Cheltenham and County Harriers dominated the race securing 5 of the top 6 places with Dan Owen second in 33.21 closely followed by third place Daniel King finishing in 33.38.
Roxanne Jones of Hereford Couriers was second in the ladies race in 41.27 finishing just 3 seconds ahead of former winner Myshola Kirkham of Coventry Godiva Harriers.
The men’s team award went to Rhys Park, Dan Owen and Daniel King of Cheltenham & County Harriers with the ladies team award carried off by Hereford Couriers trio Roxanne Jones, Naomi Prosser and Sheryl Evans.
This was the 34th running of the event organized by Wye Valley Runners. Fortunately the heavy morning rain subsided in just enough time for the race to be run in dry and near perfect conditions. There was a good turnout with 196 race finishers.
Wye Valley Runners wish to thank all the runners and the many marshals and helpers whose hard work makes this race possible. Special thanks is also extended to Hereford Rowing Club for use of their facilities.
Men’s Awards: 1. Rhys Park Cheltenham and County Harriers) 31.50; 2. Dan Owen (Cheltenham and County Harriers) 33.21, 3. Daniel King (Cheltenham and County Harriers) 33.38
V/40 Jamie Shingler (Ludlow Runners) 37.00; V/45 Barry Reynolds (Hereford Couriers) 33.51; V/50 Richie Richards (Hereford Couriers) 40.07; V/55 Berry Clifford (Ledbury & District Harriers) 38.45; V/60 Paul Millsom (Vegan Runners) 44.00; V/65 Mike Shaw (Wye Valley Runners) 48.24; V/70 Andy Houghton (Madsat Raft Team) 48.23.
Ladies Awards: 1.Clara Evans (Cardiff AC) 38.29; 2. Roxanne Jones (Hereford Couriers) 41.27; 3.Myshola Kirkham (Coventry Godiva Harriers) 41.30;
V/35 Myshola Kirkham ( Coventry Godiva Harriers) 41.30; V/40 Claire Sims (Wye Valley Runners) 41.52; V/45 Ruth Johnston (Madsat Raft Team) 46.40; V/50 Ann Pritchard (Wye Valley Runners) 49.28; V/55 Nicola Turvey (Croft Ambrey AC)49.07; V/60 Jan Edwards (Wye Valley Runners) 51.16; V/65 Liz Bowers ( Croft Ambrey AC) 47.24;
Courtesy of Mike Shaw