Maidenhead 10, 6th April 2011

13 26.2 racers finished the 10 miler in glorious, if chilly, sunshine, and those who are marathoning later in the month will be praying for similar conditions then, so good was it for running.

This race is a perennial favourite, slickly organised, pancake flat and with encouraging marshals all the way round. To make sure nothing can go wrong, they even have a lead bike, and that bike set off on the hooter, immediately taking us on a wrong left-turn out of the office park on which the race is set. I imagined him irritably shrugging off any attempts to remind him of the route at the start “yes, yes, of course I know it”, and no one is convinced by the official explanation that a spectator was in the way, needing an emergency swerve. Unless they were invisible, of course.

As a result, we passed the mile marker in record time – about a minute and a half, I think – and then had to do two laps of the office park as a group, rather than one lap, a switchback, then another lap, which may have confused some who didn’t realise they needed to do two laps before following other runners who were leaving the park. No great harm done, though, and we had some decent runs. It was particularly good to see Dave Wilson back running a distance race, and congratulations to Alice and Kevin Stone on their pbs.

 

GunPos No GunTime Forename Surname Chip Pos Chip Time
54 150 01:01:07 John Matthews 54 01:01:04
65 42 01:02:46 Joseph Chang 65 01:02:43
100 664 01:05:06 Alice Tozer 100 01:05:00
144 625 01:08:05 Richard Goulder 146 01:08:00
153 665 01:08:28 Steven Ramek 155 01:08:22
204 401 01:10:50 David Pimm 204 01:10:45
207 854 01:11:04 Jane Calderbank 211 01:10:57
296 805 01:14:40 Moustafa Fawzy 298 01:14:33
334 771 01:16:29 Elizabeth Marchant 341 01:16:22
461 990 01:21:42 Kevin Stone 467 01:21:21
662 773 01:31:59 Maria Cenalmor 668 01:31:37
663 850 01:32:01 David Wilson 669 01:31:40
724 435 01:36:08 Peter Tozer 724 01:35:25
GunPos    No    GunTime    Forename    Surname    Gender    Cat    Team/Club    Chip Pos    Chip Time    
54    150    1:01:07    John    Matthews    M        26.2 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB    54    1:01:04    
65    42    1:02:46    Joseph    Chang    M        26.2 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB    65    1:02:43    
100    664    1:05:06    Alice    Tozer    F        26.2 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB    100    1:05:00    
144    625    1:08:05    Richard    Goulder    M    40    26.2 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB    146    1:08:00    
153    665    1:08:28    Steven    Ramek    M    40    26.2 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB    155    1:08:22    
204    401    1:10:50    David    Pimm    M    50    26.2 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB    204    1:10:45    
207    854    1:11:04    Jane    Calderbank    F        26.2 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB    211    1:10:57    
296    805    1:14:40    Moustafa    Fawzy    M        26.2 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB    298    1:14:33    
334    771    1:16:29    Elizabeth    Marchant    F        26.2 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB    341    1:16:22    
461    990    1:21:42    Kevin    Stone    M    40    26.2 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB    467    1:21:21    
662    773    1:31:59    Maria    Cenalmor    F    35    26.2 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB    668    1:31:37    
663    850    1:32:01    David    Wilson    M    50    26.2 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB    669    1:31:40    
724    435    1:36:08    Peter    Tozer    M    60    26.2 ROAD RUNNERS CLUB    724    1:35:25