The battle for the Handicap Shield continued in earnest on Wednesday with points leader Richard Kirk, in finishing 12th, conceding 1 point to Javier Fuentes (11th) after both had gained maximum time points, albeit by 3 and 1 seconds respectively.
Richard remains 32 points ahead of Javier with Richard Goulder (7th) a further 33 points away in 3rd. Behind them, a titanic battle between Caroline Dawson (13th), who moves up from 7th to 4th, and Sue Garnish (3rd), 8th to 5th=, separated by just 1 point. (One can hardly tell them apart, anyway!) Howard Brinkworth (24th) is still hanging on in there as the other 5th=. Steve Luke (8th) was the most significant mover from 25th to 17th.
In a field of 25 runners, 1st to finish, and fastest man in 16:37, was Alastair McGeoch-Williams ahead of Danny Norman. Sue Garnish was fastest lady in a PB time of 22:57. Results are available on the handicap results page.