Rain Soaked Series
Possibly the wettest ever Heritage series came to a victorious end for Long Eaton Running Club on Thursday 5th of July with the 5 mile race held at Colwick Park. All 4 race has at least a shower or 2 with only the 10k at Holme Pierrepont showing some sun. All the rain and puddles did not affect the performances of the runners with Neil Renault winning all four races and therefore also being the overall winner, which was a repeat performance of last year. Long Eaton also won in 2005 with Rod Harris the victor that year. Paul Lewis finished 3rd in the four race series with a combined time of 1:46:31
Along with Andy McNeil (Who took the MV40 Prize and was 3rd overall) and Paul Lewis Neil was also part of the winning Mens team. Long Eaton's B team of John Birch,Ian Adkin and Rob Fox, were 2nd with Long Eaton “c” only 32 seconds from getting 3rd place.
The Ladies had good team performances as Monica Fee,Catherine Benson and Caroline Waterhouse picked up 2nd Place, With Long Eaton “B”(Sarah Crannage,Catherine Rowe and Zoe Fletcher) in 4th only 3:30 from taking third Place.
The weather was good for Personal best Performances with many runners setting new bests, Caroline Waterhouse set 5 new bests(Including a very hard Mansfield half Marathon held after the first 2 heritage races),John Hay set 4, Ann Church surpassed herself with 3 new best times. Catherine Rowe had a good series and finished 3rd in the F40 category. New club members who took part and did themselves proud Vicky Holden,Suzanne Ryan,Jill Munro,Amy Law and Rose-Marie Taft will be looking forward along with the rest of Long Eaton Running Club for some more rain in the next race they will do. Or perhaps a bit of sunshine may be nice! All in all another successful series in which over the past few years Long Eaton seem to be making their own ,with over 50 members doing at least one of the 4 races.
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