ARC 10miles Road Championship
– 31st August 2008.
Excellent race at ARC 10 mile
- 1st ARC man
Porter - 1st ARC Woman
Station 10 mile, organised by Thornbury Running Club, incorporated
a highly successful, first ARC 10 mile Championship on 31st
This race has been
organised by Thornbury RC for many years and usually attracts a
good field. The flat figure of eight course is fast and idea for
athletes seeking PB's. Unfortunately, the weather reflected the
rather miserable summer. However, a very misty overcast day was
ideal for racing although it did warm up later in the race.
ARC were well
represented by 9 member clubs: Bitton RR, Clevedon AC, Weston AC,
Hogweed Trotters, Thornbury RC, Avon Valley Runners, Nailsea RC,
Kent AC and Chippenham Harriers, ensuring ARC representation in
every age category.
The 439 finishers
(115 ARC members) were led home by Phil Parry from Bristol & West
AC in 53:59, the first lady home was Kim Fawke of Telford AC in a
course record time of 57.09. Alan Baker of Clevedon AC, 9th
overall, was the first ARC member home in 57.08. The first ARC
lady, Lynette Porter of Bitton RR (100th overall)
completed the 10 miles in 1:07:41.
In the ARC team
competition the men’s prize went to Clevedon AC who won
comfortably from Bitton RR. However, Bitton RR took the Women’s
team prize ahead of Weston AC.
As usual ARC
member club Thornbury RC presented a well organised race with good
marshalling and effective signing around the course. Despite
having 3 sets of results to prepare OPS 10, ARC the results were
available swiftly and the presentation of medals, by ARC committee
member Gordon Robbins, went without a hitch.
Well done and
thanks to everybody at Thornbury RC on staging a successful and