Club 1k championship decided
Helen Gray (2:56), Ahmed Mohamed (2:34) and Andrew Reeves (93.3%) are the 2016 female, male and age-graded mile champions after some great racing on the infamous downhill 1k course in Hyde Park on Saturday morning.
Just short of 50 Serpies ran in the club championship 1k in a warm and sunny Hyde Park in four seeded races. Helen Gray made it three wins out of three Grand Prix races and was well out in front from the gun, breaking the club record which had stood since 2001. We had our third new winner in the men's race, with Ahmed Mohamed crossing the line first in a very close race, which had six men finishing within 10 seconds of each other.
Thanks very much to all the Serpies who helped, without whom the races couldn't have happened: Malcolm French, Ian Hodge, George Allan, Thom Martini, David Campbell, Pete Mackintosh, Debbie Clarke, Faysal Abillama, Fernando Campos, Andrew Maynard, Pam Hemstrom, Anne Bennett and Richella Doyle.
Grand prix results
After three races, Helen Gray, Ryan McCrickerd and Andrew Reeves lead the competition.
Final grand prix date
The final race in the series is the 5k in Battersea Park on Thursday 28 July. Registration will start at 18:30 outside the Track and will close at 19:25 to allow time for everyone to get to the start at the bandstand. The race will begin around 19:30 and is free to enter. Please try to remember to wear your Serpie top (required to score).
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Submitted: 17 July 2016