Yateley 10K series Race 1
A record 40 Farnham Runners finished the first of the three evening Yateley 10 km road races organised by Sandhurst Joggers. Due to the popularity of this mid-week race numbers were limited this year to 900 and some had to be turned away. Dark clouds loomed and just before the start the inevitable heavy rain began, instantly cooling down the high temperature but resulting in surface water not ideal for fast times.
First home for Farnham came Graham Wilton who equalled his 7th M40 position of last year but with a faster time (36.26). He placed 25th of 776 finishers.
Next came new member Adrian Larkham, who astounded his club-mates by storming round in 38.49 (21st M40) although this was his first ever road race and over 20 years since his last race, a cross-country as a school boy.
Charles Ashby crossed the line well under 40 minutes (39.03, 24th M40) despite a 3-week gap from training, followed by Dan Smith (40.36) and Wayne Humphrey 40.52.
Other Farnham Runners results:
Steve Murphy 41.24, Nick Hill 41.43, Steve Kitney 42.06, Colin Addison 42.09, Terry Steadman 42.18 (17th M50), Jane Georghiou 42.41 (14th lady, 2nd F45), Matt Burns 42.51, Chris Jackson 43.37, Tim Cummins 44.38, Simon Brander 45.20, Warren Butler 45.39, Kevin Ellis 46.22, Frances Britain 47.18 (14th F35), Steve Payne 47.22, Chris Bain 48.24, Charlotte Self 48.37 (19th F35), Don Melvin 48.47, Sara Fitzgerald 49.18, Gabriela Hitchcock 50.01, Anna Reay 50.05, Nick Hitchcock 50.23, Sarah Buckle 52.00, Stuart Edgoose 52.16 (18th M60), Sally Lawrence 53.16 (13th F35), Samantha Pelham 55.45, Nathalie Garrison 56.19, Eloise Garrison 56.22, Gill Kenny 56.55, Suzanna Ching 57.29, Gill Toogood 57.45, Hhelen Scullard 58.37, Clive Jones 59.39, Michelle Dixon 60.54, John Applebee and Jane Adams 62.23.