West End 8 mile race

On Sunday 1st June 2008 8 Long Eaton runners travelled to Leicestershire to compete in the Second race of Leicestershire Road Running Summer League. The course was mainly on road and was both undulating and scenic. The race was well organised, with friendly marshals and a great technical t-shirt as a memento, all for an entry fee of 7.
Gareth Watson and Phil Abbott battled along the course, with Gareth managing to build up a 10m lead on Phil just after the hill, which Phil was unable to claw back. Gareth finished 45th in 50:17, with Phil achieving a new personal best time of 50:35, finishing 55th. Simon Hardy finished in a time of 54:50 in 109th place.
Phil Thompson took Andy Bradley in the last 200 metres, finishing in a time of 57:19, in 151st place. Andy finished in 57:32 in 154th place.
Vicky Yeomans finished in 1:00:37, finishing 36th lady overall. Caroline Waterhouse finished in 1:05:05, finishing 60th lady overall. Richard McKie finished in 1:07:10 in 267th place.


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