Results for the Corby 5, 03-Jun-2015

Botany Lesson for Latvians (1)

Urtica dioica, often called common nettle or stinging nettle is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant, native to Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and North America, and is the best-known member of the nettle genus Urtica. The species is divided into six subspecies, five of which have many hollow stinging hairs called trichomes on the leaves and stems, which act like hypodermic needles, injecting histamine and other chemicals that produce a stinging sensation when contacted by humans and other animals.

So Andrejs, simply put, do not sit on this plant when you’ve just gone about your business. I know from the Hilly 100, that you simply adore the English countryside, but this is getting just that little bit too close to nature! Hope the bike ride home wasn’t too tortuous.

By the way, re: the Corby 5, Andrejs was on fire last night (literally) and finished 5th in a fantastic time of 28 minutes exactly. Jamie, who works for Severn Trent and deals with infected water, ironically had a water infection of his own last night and therefore decided to use the race for an interval training session, but still finished in a very creditable 35 minutes. Mary Bench was less than 20 seconds off yet another PB and Lisa Abbott finished not far behind. Great to see Fi making a welcome return to racing too. Next race Banbury 5, Tuesday 9th June


Pos Gender Pos Cat Pos Name Cat Time
5 5 5 Andrejs Blakunovs MS 28:00
55 52 29 Rob Wheatley MS 31:56
118 108 52 Jamie Richards MS 35:01
141 129 59 David West MS 36:11
165 146 10 Mitch Timms M55 37:24
226 38 7 Mary Bench F50 41:25
249 48 12 Lisa Abbott FS 42:48
307 80 20 Fiona Quinn FS 50:59

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