The Rain held off for the first running of the Tent 5 organised brilliantly by the Beeston AC (Was Siemens) the Flat Course was good for fast times. 29 Long Eatoners took advantage of the good conditions with Rob Fox 1st home for the Club in 9th and under 30 mins, Sharon Orridge was 2nd for LERC and 10th place, she also took the 1st placed womans prize. 6 New PBs were set, Duncan Gedge, Jackie Mather,Kathy and Bob Crockford,Damien Cowlishaw and Ian Williams all set new times for the 5 mile distance. 9 of the Club Members were within a minute of each other with Duncan Gedge in 65 place with 35:40 ahead of Shaun Burton (66th) by 2 seconds,John Hay was next 10 secs later in 68th,Damien, 4 secs behind John, was 70th, 72nd was Paul Gillingwater 2 secs behind Damien,75,76,77 and 78th places were all taken by Long Eaton, with Jackie Mather (36:08), Caroline Waterhouse(36:19),Ian Williams (36:23) and Colin Bostock (36:29) filling the mid field with Blue and white vests. The race had a very friendly atmosphere and is one to do again next year.
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