By Rob | May 31, 2012
Ten Sphinx AC runners took part in the latest of the 2012 East Midlands Grand Prix series, with Ashley Miles and Andrejs Blakunovs both winning their respective categories.
Official results are here:
6 6 1 1249 Ashley Miles M40 28:15 (CW)
15 15 1 1272 Andreus Blakunous M20 29:42 (CW)
79 71 5 1285 Kevin Naughton M55 34:14
94 85 12 122 Mitch Timms M50 34:52
233 54 11 435 Mary Bench F45 43:43
234 180 30 1595 Bob Torley M50 43:58
258 69 16 1211 Laura Pibworth FS 46:23
260 71 16 246 Julie Cozens F45 46:35
264 75 17 723 Darina Brejtrova FS 47:29
272 78 15 123 Jackie “Amy” Timms F40 49:24
Mitch Timms contributed this narrative:
10 Sphinx AC runners made the trip down the A14 for the fourth race of the series at Corby. Race HQ was in the beautiful grounds of East Carlton Country Park, with magnificent views across the “undulating” landscape. The route itself started two-thirds of the way up the hill just outside the park, climbed a little further then dropped away severely for the best part of a mile and half. It then levelled out for a mile or so prior to the proverbial “sting in the tail” which was a steep ascent of the initial hill for circa half a mile before branching left and finishing back in the park itself. Congratulations to The Volcano that is Ash on 6th position overall and 1st M40 (28:15) and to Andrejs BBQlakunovs on 15th position overall and 1st M20 (29:42). Also well done to Amy Frank on completion of her first EMGP event in sub-50 minutes on what has to be the second toughest course of the series. Our 2 hour journey home was uneventful (“what goes on tour stays on tour”). There is no race next week as there’s some sort of “do” going on, but if you are not running the Sphinx AC Summer 5 then Banbury 5 is next on the agenda on Tuesday 12th June.