Tour of Epsom & Ewell

Monday was the start of five days of evening races – The Tour of Epsom & Ewell organised by Dave Denton. Last year saw 11 Club members complete all 5 events whilst this year just 5 of us managed to do this.

Each night we had a mostly offroad race of between 2.7 miles and just under 4 miles. The atmosphere was great – friendly competition, lots of banter and the final evening saw the presentation of prizes and a technical running hat for everyone who completed all events.

For those of you who have never entered the event before the race programme looked like this:

Monday Horton Country Park trail – 3.2 miles

Tuesday Nonsuch Park on-tarmac double loop 3.7 miles

Wednesday Hogsmill Open Space 3.7 miles

Thursday Nonsuch Park grass and trail 2 lap time trial 2.7 miles

Friday NESCOTT fields all on grass 2 laps handicap 3.8 miles.

A total of 82 runners completed all 5 events.

Results included:

1st        Danny Norman        Stragglers       94:47

15th     Steve Ramek            26.2 RRC     114:14

33rd     Sharon Andrew        26.2 RRC      130:57

57th     Caroline Dawson     26.2 RRC      157:58

58th     Derick Wilkie            26.2 RRC      159:03

68th     Neil Sutherland         26.2 RRC      168:37

82nd     Denise Earl              Unattached    205:28

There is no denying that this event is good value for money with an entry fee of just £18 for all 5 events and it was great to see Sharon being award 3rd lady in her age group.  Binkie is really looking forward to seeing her turn up at our next Club Handicap event wearing the shorts she was presented with.