5 Sphinx runners made their way to Desford for this 7 mile road race in the Leicestershire countryside, an event organised by Desford Striders. Unfortunately only 4 of us finished, with Ash having to retire with a foot injury after 3 miles (he did do his first mile in 5:09 though!). In very warm conditions Quentin Henry finished an excellent third in 44:45 and Mitch Timms was 17th and 2nd M55 in 52:29. Jackie Timms and Pete Morgan came home together in a very creditable 61:04. The course itself was challenging with a nasty hill at 6 miles and a longish off-road track at the 5 mile mark. A nice friendly/homely event, well marshalled and organised. Only £7 to enter on the day, no prizes for the winnners, but a medal and an interesting goody bag containing ’Next’ aftershave or perfume to all finishers (put that in the future raffle prize donation draw then). Thanks to Janine Miles for her support and piccies.
Footnote: Janine later said on facey that “he is ok and going to take it easy this week”…#
Official results are here (XLSX):
Pos Time Name Cat
3 44:45 Quentin Henry SM
17 52:29 Mitch Timms MV55
40 61:04 Jackie Timms FV45
41 61:04 Peter Morgan MV45