Crowle Gunpowder Plot 10K and Children’s Fun Runs Sunday 12th May 2013
The results are now in … 2013 Results
The annual charity 10k road race and fun runs came close to achieving another entry record, with large numbers of runners coming again from across the country, in this the event’s eleventh year. For the 10k road race 595 entered; and 241 took part in the two fun runs around Crowle’s playing field.
Proceeds from the event are still being calculated, but are likely to be on a par with last year’s figure and top £7,000, which will go towards a wide range of local causes to improve social, educational and sporting facilities in the village.
Winner of the 10k road race was Darren Salisbury (aged 48) from Black Pear Joggers in 35 minutes, 01 seconds. In second place was Matthew Meckin (aged 34) from Bromsgrove and Redditch Athletic Club, in 35.09 and third man was Vincent Van Woerkom (aged 36, who won last year’s event) from Chester Triathlon Club in 35.16.
The first woman in the 10k race was Sarah Armstrong (aged 47) from Amazing Feet Running Club, who completed the course in 41 minutes, 41 seconds. Second woman, in 41:55, was Alison Carr (aged 48) who is unaffiliated and lives in Pershore. Megan Judge (aged 24) from Malvern Joggers was the third woman in 42.43.
In the veteran categories 1st man (40+) was Simon Hall (43) from Evesham Vale Running Club, in 36.32; 1st man (50+ category) was Mark Hill (50) from Worcester Athletic Club in 36.48 and 1st man in the 60+ category was Terence Bedington (63) from Worcester Athletic Club, in a time of 43.02.
Lindsey Lewis-Painter (41) from Evesham Vale Running Club took first place in the veteran woman (35+) category in 42.34. Val Carter (47) from Birchfield Harriers took first prize in the 45+ women’s vet group for a time of 45.28. And first over 50s woman veteran was Ann Stuart (53) from Bromsgrove and Redditch Athletic Club in 47.32.
And, in a new 10k event category to find the fastest runners from the local Bowbrook Parish, winning man was Jim Hopkins (aged 40) in a time of 41:37 and winning woman was Sophie Price (aged 28) in 45:22.
Eighty-five young runners competed in the under 16s mile and winning boy was Luc Allberry (aged 14). Rufus Tilt (14) came second and Adam Ayres (14) was third (the same winning line up for the event as last year). In the girls’ under 16s mile the winner was Ellen Johnson (12), with Ellen Wikeley (12) in second and Eleanor Tarring (12) third.
(L-R): Adam Ayres (third boy) Rufus Tilt (second boy) Luc Allberry (first boy); Ellen Johnson (first girl) Ellen Wikeley (second girl) and Eleanor Tarring (third girl)
In the quarter mile fun run, in which 114 children took part, the boy’s race was won by Tom Bryant (9), with Henry Churchill (8) second, and Tom Lovell (11) in third. The girls’ quarter mile was won by Abigail Green (9) with Holly Cale (7) in second and Katherine Burgess (8) third.
(L-R):Tom Lovell (third boy) Henry Churchill (second boy) and Tom Byrant (first boy); Abigail Green (first girl) Holly Cale (second girl) and Katherine Burgess (third girl).
Lee Turner, co-organiser of the event said: “We are delighted with the turn out for the 10k and fun runs and many thanks to everyone who supported the event. Some 80 residents of Crowle come together each year to make it happen and we are very grateful also for all the sponsors who provide gifts and donations.”
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