|A fun event that saw some quite a few runners posting times they were surprised at ! On time, the top three men home posted great times, with Julian's time also giving him the best age-graded result in the race. In total 7 runners posted times over the 80% mark.
Running without the handicap of his watch, Michael Worthington broke with tradition (19:10) to post a stunning 18:34 and a massive improvement (+2.6%)in his age-graded result compared to race 1. However, this improvment paled by that posted by Elizabeth Mitchell who posted a 4% improvement. Elizabeth and Michael are joined by Mike Parris, Andrew Munday and Richard Clarke who also posted improvements over 1%. They will each receive a prize when I next see them ! Well done to others who posted improvements, especially to Stuart who almost made the 1%.
In the Prediction race, a very close competition, with 5 runners within 5 seconds of their predicted times. Running without a watch to slow them down, the race saw both very good and very bad predictions; thankfully the latter didn't matter that much as most of those people ran considerably faster that they'd thought they could ! Tor, Chris, Stuart and Andrew came close, but it was Yiannis who walked off with the choccies as a prize by running 1 second faster than he'd predicted.
Honorable mention to Andrew Munday who posted both an improvement of over 1% on his age-graded time and predicted it to within 5 seconds; he must know his training has been going well.