Wimbledon Windmilers were the hosts of the event that marked its return last Tuesday evening on Wimbledon Common.
We were joined by an excellent turnout of runners from the other running clubs in the MABAC league, who all came to run either the long course of 5 miles or the short one of 2.5 miles. Both routes were tough, having been freshened up by recent rain. 46 Windmilers ran the 5 mile course, and 7 ran the shorter course
Welcome to the many new members running with us for the first time, and a massive thank you to the more than 40 members who volunteered to help us put the event on. It could not have happened without you.
Congratulations go out to Windmiler Daniel Reynolds, who came in first overall in a time of 28:40. Andrew Reeves, from Reigate Priory Athletic Club (RPAC), came in second, in 29:05, while Daniel Jeffries from Dorking & Mole Valley (DMV) came in third in 30:15. Nick McKay was the second Windmiler to cross the line in 32:16, and Simon Olney was the third in 33:04.
For the ladies, it was Serena Carter, from Epsom Oddballs, who finished first in 31:49, Hannah Morris, from DMV, who was second in 32:04, and our very own Matilde Lomba who came in third, in 32:37. Karen Fenner was the second lady Windmiler to cross the line, in 37:50, and Lisa Wood was the third in 39:42.
Windmilers topped the leader board for the short course, too, with Doug Carse coming in first, in a time of 21:48, followed by Nick Seaman (DMV) in 23:01, and Patrick Martin (DMV) 23:05. For the ladies, it was a double WW win, with Noelle Simmons finishing first in 23:05, and Chiara Samele in second, in 23:17. Muriel Everett (DMV) was third in 28:43.
Well done to everyone who took part.
The next MABAC race is SUNDAY 19 September at Lightwater Country Park. Don’t miss your chance to run for the club again. Earn points by completing either one lap or two of a course set in Surrey’s beautiful countryside.
Currently, we are second in the league, with a point score of 688. Dorking & Mole Valley are top of the table with 851.
MABAC DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sunday 24 October, 10am, Nonsuch Park,
Sunday 21 November, 10am, Farley Heath