10 mile Club Championship is a close race

Barney Southin wins the Fred Hughes 10 to become the men\'s 10 mile club champion 2007 and Louisa Ruderman is the women\'s club champion with a new PB.
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In what I\'m told was one of the closest and most exciting races for a while (I didn\'t see the leaders from where I was in the pack!) Barney Southin, Andrew Reeves and Ian Druce swapped the lead numerous times at the 10mile race in St. Albans today. With two runners from other clubs also in the mix it was anyone\'s bet who\'d win right up to the last 200m. In the end, Barney out-sprinted them all and took 1st place in the race, with Andy 4th and Ian 5th. In all, 8 Serpies finished under 60mins and those three guys plus Martin Gaunt took the team prize.

In the women\'s race, the winner also ran under 1 hour with several women not far behind. Louisa Ruderman, continuing her recent of good form, set a new PB to take the women\'s club championship. Along with Karine Pradier, Jane Fanning and Claire Imrie they were 2nd placed women\'s team.

Unusually, this race has a prize for 1st mixed team and it\'ll come as no surprise that we also won this one!

Finally, David McGregor won the V50 trophy AND the age-graded club championship with 84.8%

Trophies will be presented in the club room after the run on Wednesday at the next cheese and wine night.

The next club championship is the Bramley 20 on 25th February although for the multi-sport racers we also have the \'Big Cow\' duathlon on 24th February. See you there.

Further info.

Submitted: 21 January 2007