There was racing action on bank holiday Monday with several G’s racing at the super quick 5k course at the South of England Show Ground. There were some quick times logged, Including a return to racing in Green for Harry Boyd. Congratulations to all those who raced.
Wimbledon 5k Relays
The weekend saw team events return at Wimbledon Park Athletic Stadium with the scheduled team relay events for both Men’s and Ladies as well as an individual event for Masters.
The mens team (Andy Coley-Maud, George Dollner, John Sanderson, Tom Foster, James Share, Matt McDaniel, Simon Goldsworthy, Mark Brown, James Harvey, Sam Begg) combined to take on the premier local clubs. The men’s team came away with an excellent 2nd place, helped by stunning runs from John Sanderson (14:54, 6th fastest leg) while returning from injury and James Share (15:02, 7th fastest leg) who is is in stellar form following his 5,000m from last week. Mark Brown also recorded a PB (closing in on the 16:30 milestone) on a lumpy course, demonstrating the strength in depth that GGAC now has.
The ladies team (Chloe Crossman, Carolyne Baxter, Suzie Monk, Michelle Oldham,Susanna Harrison,Alicia Nizet) put in a solid performance in an other stacked field to come home in 6th. Suzie managed a fantastic run, finishing with the second fastest leg overall (17:43) with Carolyne and Chloe also featuring in the top 15.
In the individual Veterans race Terry Booth and James Adams toed the line coming home in 14th and 15th respectively.
It was great to see so many GGAC club members out competing and supporting (all socially distanced) with the early start bringing back a sense of normality to a race weekend.