For the results of both races - go to Stuweb here: http://www.stuweb.co.uk/swp/default.asp?a=1
The usual curve-ball of Dorney lake and ongoing 2012 development welcomed a change of the course with a new run out on the new tarmac to the south, an interesting cycling course with a safe one way system worked very well, and an interesting detour around transition to get to the finish line only led to one mishap (after cheerfully vaulting the cones) but that all ended ok with St.Johns there when it happened.
A great opener for the F3 events, all well timed by Stuweb, with winners and category prizes handed out at the end.
You can see the start videos of both races here http://www.youtube.com/user/SussexSportPhotos
At 1:30 we had the Sparks 5 and 10k races with about 300 runners turning out for the run. The favourite Hassan Raddi (299) won the 10k in 33:05 minutes, and the 5k Winner Peter Bridger (332) won in 15:49 - a top time by any standard.
It was a well attended start line for a sunday afternoon, and with a tightly run first 2.5k. With a nice run along the lake side on the second loop, the finish was well supported by everyone - especially family support !
Overall a great event with the results on hand for prompt prizes at the finish was well received.
Next weekend we are at the Epsom Perch - http://www.epsomoddballs.org/perch.php which is based over on Epsom racecourse and a great cross country / lane run. Unfortunately entries are now closed, but that promises to be a good as turnout as usual.
See you at a race soon !