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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Serpentine NYD 10k 2012

The 2012 New Years Day Serpentine 10k race gallery is now live and online here:

Like hounds out of the traps the first race of 2012 was unleashed
Whilst most sane people were still asleep (well I guessed from my brothers text at 3:20am he wouldn't have been up, but is he sane ?) the fit healthy people of Serpentine Running Club were tiptoeing about Hyde Park getting ready to marshall the Serpentine 10k, the traditional New Years Day opener for the year.

About 100 marshalls kept 501 finishers along the straight and narrow around the park, under the bridge, two laps round Kensington Palace pond and then back down along the lake, under the bridge to finish.

In what can only be described as an alchohol free christmas time of 32:42.8 Andrew Rayner delivered a bit of a late Santa special with a 37 second victory over Jacob Wiebel (33:11.9). In the ladies race Katie Good (35:29.4) in 10th overall was 11 seconds ahead of Rosalind Kieran (35:40.4) - clearly neither had eaten enough mince pies over the break by all accounts.

Shout out to David who I was at school with - and his 47:52, I'll bear that in mind as a target to aspire to during my half marathon training for the next two months.

Here's a few happy faces from Sundays Serpentine race:
Flying along at the 1k mark

The view back from Lancaster gate on the out lap

Not sure who dragged who round, but they both smiled - a lot

These chaps seemed to have a great day out

Beware the 44:24 fancy dress runner who makes your run look "normal"

Happy New Year running

Far too happy with 500m to go - landmark bridge in background

Good to have made it out of bed in time

Synchronised happy flailing

Mens winner - Andrew Rayner

Ladies winner - Katie Good

Everyones a winner

Truly victorious for Fidelia

Caption Competition - suggestions on an email please

Eagles flying in at the finish

Extra motivation provided by the Portland Marathon Running Coach
Well done to everyone on Sunday - the results are on the serpentine website - linked from the Gallery page here:

The 2012 calendar is full already leaving me with 3 weekends to figure out what to do with myself, one is easter sunday, the other christmas, and another is late May - which is unanticipated but 120 events listed so far should be enough.

And for those of you waiting for the Brutal gallery - we're half way through the cataloguing already !

Here's a few of the last gallery listings that need a bit of attention before they go,
until next time

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