What a ‘scorchio’ day Sunday was in Poole Park and Town! Fortunately, we managed to find a nice shady spot for both the Registration and Start for our Poole Town Race. There was a lot going on in the park, in addition to our event: the Junior Park Run and, later, the Run for Life. We only managed to discover the exact route of the latter event on the morning itself, and we had to close our Start for about 15 minutes while the 1000+ runners streamed through the underpass from Baiter into the Park – exactly where our competitors needed to go! We also had to keep our Start open for about 45 minutes longer than planned due to the traffic congestion on the M3/M27 and surrounding roads which was leading to competitors taking twice as long to get to Poole. People were coming from Oxford, Berkshire Hertfordshire etc. and they looked pretty exhausted by the time they arrived!
Anyway, the event went off well and we just about managed 100 runners, I believe.
The top 3 places for WSX were as follows:
Womens Young Junior: Lyra Medlock 1st Eskarina Medlock 2nd
Mens Hypervet: Bill Brown 3rd
Mens Supervets: Tim Houlder 2nd
Mens Vets: Dale Paget 1st Peter Suba 3rd
Mens Open: James Crickmore 1st Alan Blanchflower 2nd John Cook 3rd
Well done to you all.
And many thanks to everyone who helped out on the day, including the Medlock family who did such a splendid job on the Start.
Next few local events coming up are:
July 1st – Dorchester July 3rd Littledown July 8th Wimborne
Full list of events is here