Results for the Candleford Canter Ladies 10k, 30-Oct-2016

Thanks to Lisa Abbott for the following write-up:

After a run of recent Pb’s Vickie did some research and found us a ‘Flat 10’ so with her support crew ; Holly and I in place we set of to Bicester for the Candleford Canter Ladies 10k.
With our friendship hanging in the balance the only thing could come between us was time 😉 As we arrived at the local Village hall we soon spotted an array of homemade cakes for after. The race had a lovely community feel to it. As the women ran and the Men marshalled and a late 11am start an uncertainty filled the air of was gonna cook the Sunday Lunch? As we set off to the sound of a very over the top starting pistol it was like being back in the dark suburbs of Bell green.
Within a minute we turned a corner we were met with a hill swiftly followed by another and then an off road section. As I ran through the rough terrain I recalled Vickie’s false promises and realised it was all just part of the Victoria Hand sales patter. I couldn’t help but feel it was a revenge tactic for the ‘Flat’ Greenway 10 miler I put her through in July. The rest of the route was relatively flat. As I was coming into finish I decided on a mini sprint finish to overtake the lady in front of me, she later came over and said “Well done” and then went onto win the Vet 65 Category. Took the shine off it a tad! The award for true sportsmanship went to our honorary sphinx Holly who helped someone over the line whilst we desperately willed her to ‘take her’ ! Flat it was not but Vickie still left with her 10k Pb by 2 minutes taking her to the sub one hour club. “She came, she saw, she conquered. Well done Vickesh 🙂

Thanks to Barry Cornelius for the following photos:

2016 Candleford Canter Ladies 10k (photos by Barry Cornelius)


Pos Time Name
27 0:49:56 Lisa Abbott
71 0:59:04 Victoria Hand

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