The Chippenham Half Marathon was the 6th race to be held in the endurance expert championship on Sunday 8th September. Conditions were perfect for quick times and our 11 club members did not disappoint with many PB’s to show for it.
Seven men took part and first home was Mark Garrett finishing in 1:29:29 (sub 90 minutes and his quickest time in 7 years) taking the 10 points. Next was David Witnall (9 points) completing in 1:30:49. A close tussle for 3rd saw Andy Masser (8) just pip Dave Whitlow (7) with times of 1:39:22 and 1:39:25 respectively.
The other points awarded were Ben Chapman (6) and PB, Kevin Joynes-Creed (5) and Ryo Taylor (4).
The overall men’s Endurance top 3 is as follow
- David Witnall – 38 points
- Andy Masser – 30 points
- Tom Cooper and Mark Garrett – 28 points
In the Ladies contest there were 4 participants with Eleanor Taylor taking the 10 points in a PB time of 1:42:42. Second was Rosie Oates in (9 points) 1:44:57 a massive 12 minutes PB! Next was Kirtsy Pitts (8) 1:56:15 and Elisabeth Butler (7) 2:05:15 and a PB.
The overall ladies Endurance top 3 is
- Eleanor Taylor -38 points
- Rochelle Ravenscroft – 36 Points
- Kirsty Pitts – 29 points
So, we now move on to our final race which is the Cricklade Half Marathon or 10 km, this is also a Handicap race and the target times have been worked out and will be published soon.
Keep up all the hard work in training, and try to beat your Handicap times at Cricklade to gain maximum points.
Also, don’t forget if you have run a marathon or 5km this year, please submit your times to the Club Captains.
David Witnall (Vice Captain)