City of London Mile
Alison Leonard who will be representing Great Britain in the forthcoming European Team Championships is having a very good build up with some impressive Race results. The latest came in the City of London Mile on Sunday which she won in a time of 4.40 to edge out Jemma Simpson (4.41) and Zoe Buckman (4.42).
She told the Club that it was a “last minute decision to run but really enjoyed the race. The route was amazing; St Pauls to Bank, round to Guildhall and finished on Cheapside. It was a lot if fun and made a change from track races”.
Notts 10 Mile
Ben Fish helped the Club’s Senior T & F Team to go to the top of the Northern League Division One recently with a double win in the 3000m Steeplechase and 5000m’s. Previous to that in May he had won the Horwich Jubilee Race (25.34) – the Buxton Half-Marathon (72.48) and Derby 10k (31.38).
Race Video HERE
His latest outing saw him tackle the Notts 10 Mile Road race where he finished in pouring rain in 3rd place (50.19). The Race was won in 49.48 and afterwards Ben commented that he “Had a good run, tried forcing the pace halfway, then there was just 4 of us. Ben Livesey and Toby Spencer really pushed it at 7.5 miles getting away from me and Debele. Felt great and happy with 3rd”
Just 103 runners lining up at the Fleetwood 10k on Sunday which saw very good runs from Chris Davies and Conrad Mckee. Chris won his last Race – Crazy Cow 10k and maintained his form with a 2nd placed 35.38 and 12 seconds behind the Race winner.
Chris said that “Just finished 2nd in the Fleetwood Rotary 10k. 35:39 was the time. Getting stronger every race now. Wind was tough second half of the race but pleased overall. Well done to Conrad McKee who finished 3rd also. Great results.” Conrad took 3rd place in the Race with 36.24 which was a new PB by 10 seconds in a Race which he described as being tough.
The previous week at Haigh Hall saw Evan Cook and Dave Morris have a run out in the 91 strong field. Evan placed 22nd overall and was 2nd V60 in 27.07. Dave came in 77th (37.51).
Jack Hindle took on the Deva Triathon on Sunday comprising a 1500m swim – 40km Bike Race and a 10k to finish off and put in a cracking performance. He was delighted with his performance and result and said he was “really happy with that result. Had a really strong swim and bike, felt it on the run so there’s still more to come. But happy to be the U20 national champion in a top class field!”
Dad Derek Hindle was obviously very proud of Jack’s achievement on the day and said “Well Done Jack Hindle at yesterdays Deva Triathlon at Chester, standard distance 1500m swim 19:09, 40km Bike 1:02:30 and 10km run 36:57, finished in a total time of 2:00:20, picked up a nice 1st in age group 17-18 and 1st in the u20s National triathlon championships.Finished 20th overall out of 1100 competitors…worth getting up at 04:30 for…proud of you”.