Dual in the Sun: Grimsby 10k

Race Date: 18 July 2021

With a pancake flat course, this event (cancelled due to Covid-19 in 2020) has the potential for good times although proximity to the North Sea can mean that the weather has the ability to interfere with matters. Well, the weather certainly did interfere but not in the manner anticipated as the sun beat down with temperatures rising to the upper twenties. Our spies tell us that intense heat rising from the dual carriageway at about half way appeared to be the hardest section to navigate and we have reports of athletes requiring medical attention on the course due to the heat. Nevertheless, this failed to stop Jordan Moat from taking thirty seconds off his pb with surely more to come in better conditions.

Bethan Varney exhibiting excellent leg drive and looking cool early on in the race.

With chip timing and a staggered start (start time printed on your race number) first man home was Lewis Jagger (Sheffied & Dearne) 31:18 with Georgina Weston (Rotherham) first lady in 38:07. Three other clubmates duelled in the sun together with the 1686 other finishers. Full Orsted Grimsby 10 Results 2021 are attached but I wonder why the 40+ year old woman who recorded a time of 59 minutes was disqualified?

P Name Cat Time
23 Jordan Moat SM 36.50
43 Ashley Crow SM 38.09
182 Bethan Varney SF 44.45
360 Matt Broadhead M45 49.15

A flying Jordan Moat on his way to a personal best of 36:50 and breaking 37 minutes for the first time.

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