With posters and advertising all over the place for the first running of this fast, mainly flat course attracted over 600 entries not bad for a first staging of a race, ex LERC member Rich Kay the main organiser had done a fantasic job getting it off the ground. 21 Current LERCers ran with just about as many again supporting around the course cheering on the runners. The course which is very local to Long Eatonís base at West Park is very well known to the members of Long Eaton as is used many times on club nights. The weather was good with a slight drizzle in the air keeping the runners cool meant that the Wilne 10k was good to the Club with the menas team prize was won by Long Eaton and the ladys 2nd team place was also Long Eaton. The 1st Local runner was also from Long Eaton running Club with Rob Fox winning a meal for 2. The Mens team were made up of Rob Fox,Ian Chant,Mark Boot and in his 2nd outing as a long Eaton Runner, Tuhin Wahid these 4 all finished within a minute of each other between 36:20 and 37:19 and only 14 places apart. The Ladies team were Jackie Mather with a new PB of 41:52, Natalie Teece and Sarah Crannage. PBs were set by Rich Howe who knocked over 2:30 from his previous best time and John Hay who although did not get a 10k best had a 5k PB at half way. Many Thanks to all the Long Eaton members who turned out to cheer those running on it was well appreciated. At the end of the race a few of the members of the club had made some cakes with John Adams(coconut tarts) and Nicola Bennet(brownies) providing the goodies this time, The cakes at the end is fast becoming a new tradition for Long Eaton and Long may it continue.
Just a note for Damien Cowlishaw as this race was his 3rd in 24 hours.Even Though he did a Park Run at Hallam,and fell Race at Longshaw on the Saturday,Damien Managed a sprint finish at the end of the Wilne 10k to pick of Dawn Blatherwick and Shaun Burton 50 meters before the end to finish well under 50 Mins.
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