A total of 957 runners completed the Duxford Dash 10K or 5K on Sunday 13th September, so a big success for the organisers, with excellent reports of a safe and well planned race from participants. The event helped raise funds for the Imperial War Museum at RAF Duxford and runners were treated to a free visit of the air museum after the race.
Chris Gay performed exceptionally well in the 10K, finishing 4th overall of 665 runners in a time of 35:43, only 22 seconds outside his all-time PB set in the MK 10K in March, just before the lockdown. Second Jogger home was Andrew Taylor (43:55), 61st overall and 21st of 109 in MV40. Then came Richard Jones (46:51), 113th overall and 17th of 103 in MV50.
First female Jogger home in the 10K was Sarah Boneham (47:10), finishing an impressive 12th of 276 female runners and 7th of 114 in her FV40 age bracket. Then came Lisa Johnson (50:44), 27th F, 16th of 101 in FS and Anna Mayhew 85th F, 10th of 49 in FV50.
Other Joggers putting in their best efforts were: Baz Colley (48:54), 29th of 103 in MV50, a PB by Baz by over 4 minutes; Joe Cormack (51:41), 87th of 135 in MS; Clive Purbrook (51:53), 12th of 33 in MV60; and Sarah Last (1:05:22), 69th of 114 in FV40. In the 5K event Jill Howard did well to finish in 32:31, 8th of 24 in FV50 and Wayne Hargreaves (representing Royston Runners in this race) clocked a very decent 26:23, putting him 7th of 25 in MV50.
At least two Joggers completed their virtual Round Norfolk Relay legs over the weekend. Ruth Eberhardt covered 10.61 miles in 1:39:07 and Jamie Rule 10.81 miles in 1:15:05. Well done to both.
Don’t forget, it’s the final Virtual Kevin Henry fixture from this Thursday 17th to 20th September. Let’s go out with a starburst! Good luck to all who run.