WORLD RECORDS AND A NAKED RUNNER!
I found myself multi-skill tasking at this months Rubbish 5k, timekeeper,results, roving marshal and lead bike plus reporter!
There was a clash of the titans with the two Robs coming head to head, heel striking Rob Mcgrath lead for much of the way until 2007 Anglesey Marathon winner Rob Ashworth put in a decisive attack with 400 uphill metres to go! Both runners smashed my June record with 17.28 and 17.40, all I could do was watch in amazement from the side lines as calf muscle problems have enforced me to rest up! Next in was Steve McLean with 18.16 followed by Doctor Simon Tobin who took a slight short cut, after much deliberation I decided to keep him in the results but add 20 sec.
Tracy Peters was first lady back in 21.31 missing the womens course record by just 43 sec.
Young Mathew Tobin set a new world and course record for under 11 year olds, Mathew has a fantastic smooth flowing running style and I think he is someone to look out for in the future.
Mathews mum Paula Tobin finished in 29.27 equal 12 th place with Sheila Marshal [L60 world and course record holder 29.11] The Tobin's had a great day out winning the fastest family award!
Brian Grice who had great form early in the year was the first D.N.F. in the short history of the Rubbish 5k. Once again most runners seemed to really enjoy the event.
Thanks go out to Sarah and Steady Eddie for marshaling duties, Cheers!
We were one runner short at the event, it seems John Sprackland would have raced but for a bizarre accident at home, wearing only under pants John was doing his housework [ as you do!] when he stepped outside his front door to put some empty bear bottles in the recycle bin, it seems a sudden gust of wind blew the front door shut leaving John half naked and in a rather embarrassing position!
Banging on the door and window got no answer from his girlfriend who was upstairs wearing an i-pod listening to loud rock music.
So after an embarrassingly long time and dark looks from his neighbours John decided to sprint off along his road and down a back alley, before jumping a high wall to his rear garden, hitting and breaking his ribs in the process! Get well soon John!
Next 5k Wed 19th Aug.
RESULTS 15TH JULY 2009
1/ ROB ASHWORTH 17.28 NEW WORLD AND COURSE RECORD
2/ ROB MCGRAPH 17.40
3/ STEVE MCLEAN 18.16
4/ SIMON TOBIN 19.29 CORRECTED TIME
5/ GARETH 21.07
6/ TRACY PETERS 21.31 FIRST LADY
7/ DAVE 22.12
8/ PHIL 23.14
9/RACHEL THOMAS 24.15
10/MATHEW TOBIN 25.25 NEW UNDER 11 W/R AND C/R
11/ SUE STUART 27.42
12/= PAULA TOBIN
SHEILA MARSHAL 29.27
14/ JILL GILLISON 30.40
15/ SUE A 30.41
16/ BRIAN GRICE D.N.F. Over heated!