Peterborough New Years 10K

We end another great year of running with a roundup of the news since Christmas.

15 Newark Striders lined up this morning for the Peterborough New Year’s 10K. Noel Henderson was first to finish, crossing the finish in 45:26, followed by Steve Martin 46:16, and Steve White 49:06. Next came the group of Stephen Tomlinson 51:22, Tom Jordan 51:23, Steve Padgett 51:23, Simon Palmer 51:25 and Jason Cobb 51:27, with a new best time for Tom.

Donna Wright was the first lady to finish, completing the course in 58:02, with Sarah-Jane Cobb next in a new PB of 58:15, then Matt Patterson 58:34, Bonnie Tinsley 59:19, Jenny Palmer 59:29, Anthea Moisey 1:05:30 and Lisa White 1:17:37.

Back to Sunday and Noel Henderson ran the 3 Villages 10K, finishing in a watch time of 43:59. For the record, the 3 villages are Burton Joyce, Stoke Bardolph and Bulcote.

Boxing Day saw 4 representing the club in the Newark AC Boxing Day Handicap. For men, the course is around 2.4 miles and the times were Dave Dews 15:57, Peter Davis 17:46, Graham Welsh 18:14 and Steve White 19:10. With the handicapping taken into account, Peter came in 8th place overall, Steve 18th, Dave 20th and Graham 40th.

So, just for fun here are a few ‘back of the envelope’ numbers for 2019 to conjour with. Around 39 marathons, 211 Half Marathons with 40 or so at Newark and Worksop, 325 10Ks with over 70 at Summer Solstice, plus 2900 miles in other races and competitive events. Add in Parkrun and we’re at around 15,000 miles of club participation. Based upon figures from running apps and a fair bit of imagination, an estimated total of around 85,000 miles of running when training is taken into account is reasonable, maybe even more than that.