Results for Silverstone 10K, 04-May-2010

Thirteen Sphinx AC runners ran this very popular 10K race around the Grand Prix track at Silverstone Race Course. Matt Melia shone again, taking first under-20 position.

Matt Melia
Matt Melia

Official results are here:

http://mcs.open.ac.uk/mkac/10emgpsilverall.htm

Overall Gender Category
Pos Pos Pos No. Name Cat Time Own time*
19 19 14 507 Ashley Miles MS 34:00
23 23 1 519 Matt Melia M20 34:38
103 97 55 952 Justin Smith MS 38:42
131 125 10 840 Trevor Clark M50 39:40
387 356 38 505 Mitch Timms M50 46:07 (44:49)
388 357 64 944 Bernard Blundell M40 46:07 (44:36)
486 431 205 605 Charlie Foster MS 48:05
552 73 19 504 Jackie Timms F40 49:37
556 483 68 503 Pete Morgan M45 49:40
694 105 6 506 Heather Barrett F55 53:57
755 625 16 614 Julie Cozens F45 56:33
771 134 46 604 Mary Healy FS 57:34
846 176 66 508 Janine Miles FS 61:37

* Note that there were some of us unhappy about the way that the times were measured. Due to the large number of runners, we were issued with chips (to wear around our ankles) and we assumed that it’d be a normal “chip timing” affair. For some reason, the times recorded were from the time the gun was fired until the time you crossed the line, as per a normal race. The ankle chips were NOT used to record actual running times.

Unaware of this, many of us casually kept to the back of the field at the start, assuming that we’d be able to start running at the (non-existent) mats at the start line and our chip time would accurately reflect our actual running time. After a minute or so walking forward, it became obvious that we’d missed the start line and that normal chip timing wasn’t in effect. To reflect this sitation, personally-recorded times have also been included.

And yes, Mitch and Bern finished at the same time, hand-in-hand. It was beautiful.

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