A Clutch of Surrey Medals for RPAC
Thirty five RPAC athletes (including a couple of second claim runners who we know and love) gathered on Brockham Green yesterday morning for the annual Dorking Tens running event. There are two races covering 10 miles and 10 Kms around Brockham, Betchworth and Leigh. The 10 mile race is our Club Championship 10 mile race and also one of our Grand Prix events. It is also a Surrey County Championship race and one of the Surrey Road League fixtures.
There was a problem with the race timing that meant that there may be some issues with the results I'd suggest that if you did run you check the reported results thoroughly. For example Neil Freeman-Jones had 50 minutes added to his finish time at one point.
I've added the results to our results section earlier. Let me know if you find errors.
In the Surrey Championships Tom Almond took bronze in the Senior Men's category , Fran Dunham Silver in the V40 and Rick Coles Gold in the V50 and Jamilla took Bronze in the Senior Ladies' category. Well done to all of you!
Tom Almond writes:
"Twenty of Reigate’s best looking men took to the course on Sunday as part of the RPAC team. In classic Dorking 10 fashion it was 17 degrees and 70% humidity. The weather and rolling course did nothing to dampen efforts across the field and the top four runners for RPAC making up the road league team were: Tom Almond (3rd), Fran Dunham (9th), George Roux (10th) and Rick Coles (14th). Sadly the team was beaten to 1st place by a very strong Clapham chasers. That said our second place does mean that we move ahead of Woking into first place for the overall championship. If we manage to beat SLH and Woking in the remaining races we’re going to take the 2022 road league title! Just the Richmond 10k, Elmore 7 and Elmbridge 10k left to go, please sign up if you haven’t already. A big team is a strong team!"
The 10 mile runners L to R Fran Dunham, Lee Savage, Neil Freeman-Jones, Andrew Pringle, John Masterson , Nick Wade, Andrew Patrick, Jack Finn, Paul Chandler, Ian Stammars, Jas Dhanda, Bathany Higgins, Neil Fenwick, Linda Rodriguez, Tom Almond, Jo Davey, Ruth Willis, Jamilla Ncayiyana, Andrew Reeves, Kate Pain, Jez Greenwood.
Tom, Fran and Jamilla with their Surrey medals
Lisa, Juliette, Moray and Philippa were among those who took part in the 10K race
Anyone recognise these two?