After a few years absence we returned to again cover the Crowborough 10k on a bright, chilly Sunday morning. A car failure yesterday necessitated a re-jig of the plan for who was shooting where, Sally went over to Crowborough and Mike joined Anthony and Hannah for the Hogs Back race and the babysitter got an extra hour lie-in because of it.
More importantly the Crowborough 10k is the last of the Sussex GP 2012 races - so points were up for grabs for teams on the hunt.
If you want to see which teams lie where try here - http://sussexgrandprix.co.uk/news/races-2012/all-points-club-totals-2012/ Wadhurst were looking to win the Mens and Horsham Joggers the Ladies Titles.
Ben Tickner of Brighton Phoenix lead from the start round the hilly two lap course to finish in 0:33:30, 90 seconds ahead of second place The Bradford brothers put on a bit of an effort to come second and third for Lewes AC with 42 seconds of brotherly rivalry still burning away. Tina Oldershaw of Paddock Wood AC was the first lady finisher, 22nd overall in 0:39:28. A total field of 386 finishers climbed their way up the last 50m of hill to the finish line this year.
For those who were disappointed by not running through the ford, check out the Brutal 10 on Saturday 8th December, you'll be guaranteed to get your feet wet !
The photos will be here once they're all uploaded (follow us on twitter and facebook if you want to know instantly when they are live)
Before we get to the pictures from Crowborough, here's some upcoming events you might be interested in:
December 8th - Sat
Brutal 10k - Long Valley - real XC runner challenges
Seaford Mince Pie 10mile - run from Peacehaven.
RPAC Holly Run - Reigate
December 29th - Sat
Brutal 10k Longmoor
January 1st 2013
Serpentine NYD 10k
Now for the pictures...
|Ben Tickner led from the start|
|Double thumbs up from Phoenix|
|Claire looking relaxed at the half way point|
|raaaaaaa! and arrrgh!|
|Tina first lady finisher enjoying the winter training|
|The chase up the hill to the finish|
|Sprinting to the line|
|That final hill to the finish line....|
|Smiles all round|
|raaaaaaaaa again, this time with air|
|Well it was cold !|
The official gallery for the Crowborough 10k is here:
Well done everyone !, and until next time