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Birchwood 10K Road Race 18th August 2013
Last edited: Monday August 19th 2013
In the Birchwood 10K road race held on Sunday 18th August Graham Green ran an excellent race to finish in 10th place in a time of 34 minutes 20 seconds taking the 1st over 45 prize. Graham also won the 1st prize for the men's age related category which is based on the time as a percentage of the World best time for the age, Graham achieved 88 %. Behind Graham came 15 year old Leighton Sharman in 42 place in 37 minutes 16 seconds to finish as 2nd Junior. Completing the team which finished in 8th place were Mervyn Ward 73rd in 39 minutes 10 seconds (3rd over 55) and James Jackson 183rd in 43 minutes 57 seconds while Dave Tomkins was 208th in 44 minutes 56 seconds(5th over 60). Also running was Amy Talbot back from university in America who finished 96th in 40 minutes 07 seconds to be 5th woman.
In the accompanying fun run over 2 Kilometres our younger athletes were well to the fore with under 13 Jordan Jones winning in a time of 7 minutes 34 seconds. Following Jordan home were under 15 Amy Gibbons 3rd in 8 minutes 06 seconds, under 13 Megan Atherton 4th in 8 minutes 22 seconds, under 11 Lucia Meloni in 8 minutes 31 seconds, under 13 Jessica Wall 10th in 9 minutes 24 seconds, under 13 Natasha Ryder 11th in 9 minutes 33 seconds, under 13 Isabel Bunting 13th in 9 minutes 34 seconds and finally in 26th place 8 year old Jasmine Jones in 10 minutes 39 seconds beating her mother Caroline, who accompanied her, over the line.