Sunday League 5M: 19 February 2012

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All runners

Pos arrow Name arrow Time arrow Cat arrow Club arrow Pace arrow
1 1 Sarah Knox 42:40 FV40 Serpentine 8:35
2 2 Ian Hodge 45:41 V50 Serpentine 9:11
3 3 Richard Long 46:49 V60 Serpentine 9:25
4 4 Alex Malzer 48:51 V40 Serpentine 9:49
5 5 Cheryl Sacks 49:56 FV40 Serpentine 10:03
6 6 Graham Carson 51:01 V65 Serpentine 10:16
7 7 George Allan 52:56 V55 Serpentine 10:39
8 8 Valerie Metcalf 54:47 FV45 Serpentine 11:01
9 9 Carole Wisdom 56:42 FV50 Serpentine 11:24
10 10 Michael Woodcock 57:15 V65 Serpentine 11:31
11 11 Sally Hodge 58:13 FV50 Serpentine 11:43

Race photos

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Race conditions

Bright, cold, mainly dry underfoot


Venue: Royston. Race distance c. 5.5 miles.

Full results are on

On Sunday a dedicated team of Serpies headed up to Royston for the final Sunday League race of the season. Travelling to this venue required some determination. Those of us who took the train faced grossly elongated journeys due to engineering works. The others had a long drive.

Getting to the start line was tough, but paled into insignificance once we saw the challenging landscape ahead. This course comprises unrelenting hills. As soon as we reached the bottom of one, they sent us back up, often on an alternative route up the same hill we'd just come down.

Sarah led the Serpies home, three minutes ahead of our first Serpie man, Ian. Alex generously allowed everyone an eight minute headstart, but still overtook most of our team, encouraging us as he passed. I think everyone did really well just to survive and complete this race.

End of season congratulations are due to Ebrima Noble who won the M40 category, and to Wendy Vandoolaeghe who was second senior lady for this season.

This season our runners comprised several loyal regulars, many of whom ran four races. Val, George and myself ran all five. Others joined us for one or two races, which you all said you enjoyed, so I hope you'll be back for more next season. Sadly we lost would-be regulars, Rob and David, to injury. We wish you all the best for future seasons.

Huge thanks to Malcolm French and his team of volunteers who organise the Sunday League races and compile the results for us; all the host clubs and their marshals for their superb courses and support on the day; Gowan Clews for handing out the discs at the finish of every race.

Well done to everyone involved, and I look forward to seeing you all next season.

Serpie Sunday League organiser

Race helpers

Gowan Clewes

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