Saturday, 26 April 2008

Whangie Whizz

23rd April 2008


The weather turned out unexpectedly bright and clear for the first Wednesday night hill race of the year. After a fairly pedestrian start up to the stile, the pace picked up on the track along to the Whangie, with the lead group of 5 slowly pulling away. I alternated places with Mark Johnston, and ran up to the trig point together with Steven Fallon. Once on the descent I dropped 3 places to Steven, Alan Smith and finally Mark, just before the stile. David Riach did well, finishing 5th and taking first V40 prize, and Ellie finished as 3rd lady, only 1 second behind Iona Robertson, who she very nearly caught on the line in a last ditch do-or-die effort.

The race was won by Kent-based Tonbridge runner Nick Barrable in a time of 29:06. Angela Mudge was first lady for the 3rd year in a row, finishing in 32:44.

Race Route Race Route Angela Mudge Paul Thompson Don Reid Simon Triger Graham Kelly Iona and Ellie Steffen Gorgas

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