There were 28 current members and 1 ex member of the Long Eaton Running club participating in the 9th Southwell 10k, and with 10 PB's and lots of CB's it seems that Christmas had not taken too much of a toll on the runners. The ex member of the Club was Tony Vardy, taking part in his first road race in two years. He completed the race in less than 50 minutes. Tony had driven to the race in his car, not much to report there you might say except that it was Tony's first drive for 5 years due to poor eye sight and it was feared he would lose his sight altogether but after eye operations and the use of glasses he has now regained enough sight to drive and run again with clarity.
PB's were set by Andy Colegate, Alan Seamer, Phil Abbott (who broke 40 minutes for the first time), John Hay, Phil Thompson, Damien Cowlishaw and Chris Bradley. Not to be out done the ladies also got in on the act with Catherine Kindred who ran her first race for the club and finished in a time of 43:30 knocking 3 minutes off her PB. Jackie Mather and Carole Birch also set new bests. Ann Church and Kevin Holland attained new course bests. The Southwell 10k is a favorite, with Long Eaton performing well, year on year. Congratulations to Andy McNeil for finishing 1st V40 male and Alan Seamer for finishing 3rd male.
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