Not a bad days Racing with 1657 of you turning out for the 5 mile race, in weather conditions that were not looking very promising to start off with, but turned out to be pretty much perfect for running in.
For those of you who like your age grading (here's an explanation) - the overall mens winner Thomas Beedell managed it in 26:03 or 82.34 age grading, whilst Hayley Higham (nee Yelling) managed a 27:24 or 87.94 age grading - that's just a bit faster then 5:30min miling for you and I mortals. From the results the highest age grading was by the chap who just beat Hayley to 9th place - Paul Gregory as a Vet50 in a 27:13 or 91.56 age grading - which is frankly extremely good running indeed !!!
It's also not every day that you recognise someone from school some 22 years ago, so I've put his photo in the mix here - but I'll leave it anonymous - although I'll confess to being impressed by his ~6 minute miling, he never did that way back when, although he was a good rower if I recall.
Otherwise it was a great days running, with lots of companies, friends and families running out - have a look at the photos to see if you're there - it does get a bit dodgy and weavey so apologies in advance if you were blocked by someone else in your way. A good way to check is to look at the results (here on sportsystems.co.uk) and
have a search for the runners who finished slightly in front of you too - are you in the background or blocked from view by another runner ?
So go and check your results here: http://www.sportsystems.co.uk/ss/resultsEvent.htm?eventId=344 and then the race gallery here: http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com/a.tlx?k=1fjzfkn
One final thing - last call for orders from Abingdon marathon 2009 and Beachy Head 2009 as we have the busiest day of the year coming up on May the 16th and need to free up space on the gallery for the new races. It's been 7 months, so you should all be sorted by now !
all the best until next time,