Exciting stuff as 29 Westies, 10 volunteers, 1 dog and 10,000 midges gathered for the first Club Race of the Summer League.
James Bowden (1st overall) won the coveted prize of 1 x Yellow Melon and 1 x book JD’s pal was trying to get rid of, setting a blistering pace leaving Will Beresford (2nd) and Chris Butler (3rd) in his wake. Ella Peters won a pineapple for her rapid 6th overall and 1st female placing, with Anna Blake and Kirsty Milton-Moir making up the medal table for the Westie Wimmin. Spirited performances from newcomers Clodagh Mangan and Andrew Strachan who each took fourth place in their category.
Of course, it’s not just about the race on the night, the summer league is a long game. This year we’re awarding points for both racing yourself and racing other people. For our Club Races, points are awarded based on how much you beat your handicap by. Tonight, top points went to Kirsty Milton-Moir, Ian Collins and Clodagh Mangan.
Shout-outs also due to Norrie the Dog and Dan (Nixon) the Man, the only creatures able to navigate a finish funnel without faff. Bring back parkrun.
Yellow vests bobbing along the skyline, yellow flags waving in the wind, itchy red bumps all over my body – it’s good to be back.
|16||Kirsty||Milton-Moir||63:33:00||3rd female & handicap winner|