JAYMEE TRIUMPHS IN FIRST MATCH OF THE SEASON
The 33rd edition of the Overton 5 Mile was the first match of the 2022/23 Hampshire Road Race League season. The dry day meant the runners had to overcome a hilly course in hot and humid conditions. CoSARC’s US based runner, Jaymee Domoney, ran a fantastic race to win in a time of 25:01, finishing 25 seconds ahead of the second place runner. Imogen Tanner was first CoSARC lady home in a brilliant time of 33:00. Other finishers for CoSARC were Matt Gervais 30:45, Dave Gervais 32:21, Charlotte Ingram 34:07, Joe Cunningham 35:27, Nick Lay 36:33 PB, Michelle Boucher 46:02 in her first competitive race and Kate Buttimer 48:08.
Link to full results.
Warminster Carnival Chase 10K
Warminster Carnival Chase 10K was a hilly course that was run mainly on roads, with short off road sections that took the runners through local woods. Chris Simm finished 4th, narrowly missing out on 3rd place in a sprint for the finish line. He finished in an excellent time of 40:18.
Rat Race Man vs Mountain
The run went from Caernarfon to Llanberis, and up to the summit of Snowdon, before coming down the Llanberis path and into the quarries behind town which had a ‘Vertical Kilometer’ (about 1km with 400m of ascent), a water jump from a 5m platform into a quarry pool, a kayaking loop and a near-vertical water slide into the lake. All in all, a good but tough day out over 23 miles and 5,000ft+ of height gain. Pete Both overcame all these obstacles to finish in a fantastic time of 7:06:58.
Mendip Marauder Ultra 30 miles
This was Anna Patrickson first ever Ultra (30 miles) race. She was accompanied by the experienced Steve Perry. They ran from Wells to Weston-Super-Mare, along the Mendip way, passing places like Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge. It was a hilly trail route and, despite taking a wrong turn or two (!!!), they finished in 18th and 19th place, with Anna as the 2nd lady in a superb time 5:48:00. Steve Perry also recorded a time of 5:48:00.
At Salisbury Parkrun CoSARC junior James Gabriel did very well to finish as the first CoSARC runner home in a time of 19:09. At Churchill Gardens junior parkrun Freddie Bosworth was first finisher in 7:13, with James Gabriel not far behind in second place in 7:18.