On a night when it was not fit to take the dog out, with rain and a force 10 gale, 21 runners and 5 marshals turned out for leg 4 of the series, a harsh start to 2018 training. Thanks to all of you.
The race started at Marine Drive in a battering wind. Dave Hampton set off at more of a sedate pace than usual (he has had man flu for 17 days) but still managed to come home in 10.25, followed by Marc Walpot in 12.24, Ian Mcclean was 3rd in 12.34. The last 500 metres of the race was into a strong headwind as well as the rain. These three were followed home by Stuart Batten 13.08, John Hiscoke 13.42, Guy Akeroyd 14.10, Rod Keen also 14.10, Hugh Slater 14.22, Roger Webb 15.58, John Drennan 16.33, Mark Holman 17.16, and John Barrett (who walked it) in 23.08.
The ladies race was won by Karen Bumby 14.26 closely followed by Sue Hayes 14.45, 3rd home Catlin Moss 15.41, Clare Cornish 15.48, Michelle Coles 16.46, Andrea Wall 17.15, Steph Bartlett 17.58, Brenda Grant 20.49 and Rosie Brown 24.27.
The final leg of the series is on 6th February.