The gallery for the Lewes Easter 10k and fun runs is now live and online here:
Full race results can be found here: http://www.lewesac.co.uk/results.php
It was a damp and windy day down at the Lewes AC track on the Easter Monday. Traditionally a day which leads to family picnics on the grass whilst different ages have a go at the different races through the morning, the turnout remained strong, although the picnics went into the sports hall and resorted to the tea queue.
This year saw the introduction of a dream mile race - ideal for those who don't want to do the 2 mile race and too old for the toddler two lap trot. This was well received and likely to make a bigger return next year by the looks of things.
This was the first time that my eldest daughter (now 4) had made it round the two laps without assistance or cajoling, or being carried, although she did confess to holding someones hand after one lap for a little while as a bit of a help. Most impressively she didn't sprint off like a crazy and then run out of go, she paced herself very evenly all the way round. #prouddad. Third time she's done the fun run, and the first time for her sister (2yrs) and although she did get carried round most of it - she did run in for her chocolate at the finish !
In the 10k Robbie James of Lewes AC closed a 34:52 to win and Gemma Sharp of Arena 80 held a 40:35 to win the womens race. Patrick McManus managed an 11:27 for the 2mile race with Maddy Smith kicking at the end to take the womens race in 12:17 and fourth place. The 1 mile and toddler trot races are not timed - in case you were wondering.
As a quick heads up - 2011 Barns Green Half and Beachy Head marathon photos are going to be archived and taken off the gallery next - so please make sure if you were thinking of getting one - please act quickly to get them
We get about three requests a month from archive image hunters but the priority has to be on current orders and events, so please don't leave it too late as it's cheaper and faster to get them whilst they are online.
Here's a few pictures from the Easter Monday action:
|Remember - smiling makes you run faster !|
|The 1 mile race had a good crowd of supporters|
|Flying in at the end of the 1 mile race|
|Darren did his best Van Halen at 9k|
|Only one Bolt impression all day|
|how else to spend easter with friends and family ?|
|Closing in at the finish|
|Driving out at the start of the 2 mile race to win in 11:27|
|Robbie pushed out at the front of the 10k from the off|
|Finishing in 34:52 Robbie James puts in the speed at the finish|
|40:34 for the Race Director, Martin and 24th place.|
I hope you all had a good Easter Break, the kids are behaving and it's a good return to work for everyone else, personally I need a rest. Next weekend we have the first of the F3 Events Cycling Sportives that is still open for entries and the last of their Duathlon series, and then it all starts to get busy again as we run into May.
Here's details of a few races for you to enter that have not yet sold out:
April 21st http://bit.ly/Clandon-park-run-entry-2012
April 22nd http://bit.ly/REP-Bluebell-Run-entry-2012
April 29th http://bit.ly/Cambridge-town-and-gown-2012-entry
May 5,6,7 - http://bit.ly/Sussex-living-race-series-2012
May 6th - Three Forts Half and Full Marathon http://bit.ly/Three-Forts-entry-2012
May 7th - http://bit.ly/Watford-10k-entry-2012
Until next time