2011 Sphinx AC Summer 5

The 2011 race took place in cooler conditions than previous years, with quite a downpour of rain in the hour before the start of the race. There were 266 officially-recorded finishers – a increase of about 40 on the 2010 race.

First over the line in a time of 25:55 was Tom Madden (Godiva Harriers). First lady in a time of 29:56 was Myshola Kirkham (also Godiva Harriers) in 23rd place overall.


You can download the PDF version of the results here:

If you’re interested in filtering/sorting the results, you can download the XLS (Excel) version here:


We have had some great photos contributed by a number of sources and we are extremely grateful to those contributors.

The first set is from Ben Orme, who normally runs for Sphinx AC:

The second set is from Colin Underhill, who runs for Leamington Runners:

The third set is from Ashley Miles, who also normally runs for Sphinx AC:


Some reviews of the 2011 Sphinx AC Summer 5:

“Just wanted to thank you for a great race, well marshalled – who were very encouraging and fabulous cakes at the end! Thanks also for the spot prize I got, a very nice surprise for someone who is always at the back! Thoroughly enjoyed it :)”

“We ran your Summer 5 race tonight and just wanted to say a huge big thank you to all involved. Great race, great marshals and amazing cakes!! A medal, water and a banana at the finish, perfect. Please pass on our thanks to all involved.

“Can you pass on my thanks to all concerned for an excellently organised race tonight. Even the weather was organised, and the cakes were a treat too.
It is also appreciated that the results were available so quickly, both at the venue and on your web site. The marshalling was very good and the people really friendly.”

“Just a line to say how much I enjoyed tonight’s race. It was well organised and in lovely surroundings. My sincere thanks to you, your fellow organisers and of course the wonderful marshalls who made the miles just fly by! Oh yes, and those cakes at the end were pretty fab too!  🙂 I hope I’ll be back for some more of your races, thanks again. It was a great evening.”

“I just wanted to say that I did the midsummer 5 mile run last night – it was my first race and my first time over 5K.  All of the organisers and marshals were very helpful, friendly and encouraging.  The sweeper was amazing – I’m not sure if I could have got around the course without her!  And Balou and Scooby were great encouragement for the last bit of the course (as was the thought of a cake at the end)

“Thank you for a well organised race last night, the atmosphere was great and the cakes even better. The course was superb and the marshals did a fantastic job.”

“Just wanted to say thanks for a good race last night – a lovely selection of cakes indeed!”

“Just wanted to say thanks for putting on a great show on Weds. Thought it was really well organised, slickly done, nice route, great friendly atmosphere, plus the only race I’ve done with CAKES at the end!! How fantastic was that!! Know things like this take a lot of organising & commitment so wanted to express thanks to everyone at Sphinx, including all the really friendly & encouraging Marshalls, for a lovely evening. Already looking forward to the Coombe 8”