Report by Angela Jackson
Race Date: Sunday 2nd September 2018
I didn’t run this race but had a chat with Terry Armstrong, who puts this run in his race calendar each year. The Wilne 10K is described as a scenic, flat, fast, traffic-free road route and ideal for the runner who is chasing a personal best time. The course is very slightly undulating with a few tight bends, but this is in contrast to stretches of straight road (a couple of kilometres, looking at the map). Terry really likes the race itself, but you still have to work for that PB as there are no downhills to get your breath back on. His one issue is the car parking which sounded like a nightmare and the reason that Terry sprinted off to his car at the end of the race to make a quick getaway, missing the presentation of the prizes.
Terry had no idea he was potentially a prize winner, as last year they didn’t have a M70 category. This year was different and to his surprise he was the winner of the M70+. Well done Terry!
The men’s race was won by Daniel Kestrel of Rotherham Harriers in 31:53 and the women’s race was won by Hayley Munn of Northampton Road Runners in 35:55. There were 866 finishers of which 15 were striders. Great running all!
Link to full (provisional) results here.