Fantastic RntS turn out at Holt 10K

Brilliant performance from all the 23 RntS members at today’s Holt 10K.  This was a club champs event and there were lots of supporters on hand too.  Thanks to Malcolm for the race report.  

Organised by the North Norfolk Beach Runners the annual Holt 10K starts and finishers in the Gresham School in Holt. The school’s former pupils include Benjamin Britten and Sir James Dyson (vacuum fame- they have a building named after him) amongst many others.

Arrived in plenty of time to park, there were ample car parking in the school grounds, and collected my number. Met with the rest of the RntS for club photo.

Good running weather, 15 degrees at the start with a gentle breeze from the north east and overcast.  The course started and finished on the school sports field but was immediately onto the narrow quiet country roads but NOT CLOSED to traffic.  Not all the cars that passed were pleased to see a line of runners, the marshals doing a good job of traffic control and support.  The first 2k was out towards Kelling and the coast, then a short trail section to start a loop before retracing the 2K back to the school.  The trail section was very rugged and I manged a dive to the dusty path but pushed onto the finish.  A big thank you to RntS runners and supporters that were encouraging as I turned onto the field at the end.

There was a nice glass award for first 3 in each age group.  Congratulations to Tara, Ant, Liam, David C and Malcolm who won prizes.

Official chip times:

Position Forename Surname Chip Time Age Category
20 Anthony Cude 40:32.9 3rd
22 David Coslett 40:50.2 3rd
47 Liam Dawson 43:40.0 3rd
71 Tara Betts 45:44.1 2nd
78 David Ralph 45:56.8
103 Rob Jackman 47:43.3
107 Stuart Williams 47:49.5
110 Stuart Gollands 48:03.8
113 Paul Woodhouse 48:13.5
149 Alex Wray 50:25.8
153 Andrew Tuckett 50:40.6
159 Gemma Pickering 50:56.6
176 Roland Bewick 51:35.5
181 William Ayley-Dodd 51:58.0
182 Malcolm Senior 51:58.5 2nd
210 Rachel Dawson 53:30.2
244 Chris Lubbock 56:13.0
245 Teresa Futter 56:13.6
270 Laura Watson 57:59.1
301 Vikki Powles 1:00:12.6
314 Michelle Finnegan 1:01:28.4
341 Mark Riseborough 1:04:47.6
372 Jenny Watson 1:10:59.4

And with special thanks to the amazing support crew:

Gill; Francesca; Kerrie; Cat (and family); Libby; Marie and Hazel