18/09/2022 - Triumphs at Tamworth

Race results

The finale of the Burton & District Summer League is traditionally staged from the Tamworth track, where on Sunday 18 September, 27 Ivanhoes toed the line. Before the main event, the one-mile junior event was very much enjoyed by our future superstars – well done to Anora, Grace, Eva and Hettie.

For the big boys and girls, Mark Parker led the charge finishing inside the top 10 in 29:10 following a 14-mile warm up as his last long run before Chicago. He just pipped Ramzi Sidani to the line who ran 29:14, and Abby Halcarz ๐Ÿ†, our speed demon who secured the first-place finish and a club course record time, an incredible 36 second PB in her countdown to London marathon.

Matt Pleass was next home in 30:25, a slightly flatter route to his recent adventure to Lahti, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ for the Red Bull 400, the toughest 400m race you’ll find where participants sprint up ski jumps. Pleass did himself ridiculously proud finishing 12th in 2 mins 14!

James Cox and Paul Woods both ran PBs of over a minute, with finish times of 30:26 and 30:55 respectively. Dan Bladon ran his five-mile club debut in 31:54, followed by Ian Bolton in 32:52 and Alistair Chambers who won his age category in 33:07๐Ÿฅ‡.

A trio of PBs blasted through next. Andrew Stanley an 18 second best for 33:07, Jordan Cope a 1:57 best in 34:11 and Andy Cole an astonishing 4:41 for a time of 34:34. Shortly after was Pat Horn in 34:39, Andrew Bottrill in 36:03, Matt Joyce in 36:37 and Mark Bradford in 36:47.

Amelia Monaghan had a flyer with a PB of 50 seconds for 37:09, just holding off Clare Wood who ran 37:33 and secured second-place in her category๐Ÿฅˆ. Suzy Parish and Mindy Ashton joined the realm of PB collectors, 46 seconds improvement in 38:41 for Suzy and 3 seconds for Mindy in a time of 38:53.

Laura Graves triumphed her age category with a time of 39:33๐Ÿฅ‡, who led home Victoria Smith in 39:44, Bec Sharpe in 40:02, Paul Averillo ran our final PB of the day in 40:58, a high score of almost two minutes, and Lindsay Tilbury in 42:21.

Emily Partridge was another rounding off a long run with the five-mile race in 43:43 and Jeff Cross did a cracking job of completing his five-mile race debut running a superb 47:58.

Written by Emily Partridge - last updated on 16/10/2022