Cotswold Classic Witney 10m
Date:13 Sep 2009
Distance:10 miles
Full results:

This is advertised as a tough 10 mile one lap road race in the picturesque Cotswold countryside: it lived up to that description.

Having driven round the course beforehand, I knew there were a lot of sharp descents and ascents. Even so, when I was running I found the difficult bit was an endlessly long but gentle climb of about 90m, the gentle hill lasting for 4K from Crawley to Leafield. When quizzing people before the race, Richard had warned me about this, and it proved to be quite a challenge.

The race took part on pretty country lanes and roads where there was little traffic. It was sunny and warm, but not too hot; there were water stations at 5M and 7M. The race was very well marshalled and marshalled with enthusiasm!

Besides the individual prizes listed below, HRR (Sandra Wolanski, Sally Howard and Sarah Farrow) also won the Ladies Team Prize.

The race was also a county championship race. Sandra Wolanski, Sally Howard and Adrienne Hopkins won the Gold Ladies County Team Prize.

Pos Time Name Category Prize/pb
1 0:58:42 first man
8 1:01:35 SKILBECK, Richard Senior Men pb 3rd County Senior Man
13 1:02:43 HANDS, Stephen V40 Men 3rd County V40 Man
20 1:04:36 SHARMA, Raj Senior Men
26 1:05:14 first lady
51 1:10:25 club record WOLANSKI, Sandra V45 Ladies 1st V45 Lady, 1st County V45 Lady
66 1:12:16 HERD, Mark V40 Men
67 1:12:29 HOWARD, Sally Senior Ladies 2nd County Senior Lady
80 1:14:39 COLBECK, Chris Senior Men
84 1:15:36 FARROW, Sarah V45 Ladies 2nd V45 Lady
94 1:16:16 BURLEY, Claire Senior Ladies
100 1:16:51 BYRNE, Kevin V50 Men
101 1:16:54 HOPKINS, Adrienne V35 Ladies
105 1:17:36 SHAW, Rachel Senior Ladies
132 1:21:23 GREEN, Robert V60 Men
133 1:21:27 NORRIS, Graham V60 Men
134 1:21:29 BRAME, Paul Senior Men pb
158 1:25:38 SHEEHAN, Kate V35 Ladies
166 1:27:49 MUNDAY, Andrew V40 Men pb
177 1:32:15 MACASKILL, Linda V45 Ladies
181 1:32:50 CORNELIUS, Barry V60 Men
182 1:32:52 LOGAN, Ross V40 Men
184 1:33:40 VILLIERS, Kit V60 Men
204 1:38:51 DAY, Graham V40 Men
206 1:39:51 DOEL, Sheila V55 Ladies pw
207 1:39:59 LANDRETH, Ruth V45 Ladies
227 2:02:49 last runner
Previous HRR results:2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
Entered by: Barry Cornelius

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