Thursday, 20 August 2009
EX 5K WORLD CHAMPION SUPER VET STEVE JAMES SETS NEW ALL COMERS WORLD RECORD AT RUBBISH 5K
RUBBISH 5K, Round 3
Stop press, news;
New Rubbish World Records set in
11 -70 age groups
Under mounting excitement Southport Waterloo's very own no 1 Karaoke singer Tracey Peters started the race off on a very humid evening.
Over 20 runners thundered away down the gravel path to the first corner, I found myself in the lead for a brief 100m before rocket ship Rob Mcgrath came hurtling past, soon followed by Steve McLean, I fought hard on heavy legs to hold Steve and I closed the gap down before we hit the first mile, from there I hung on for grim death until the final 400m uphill, where Steve powered away for 2 nd place behind in form Rob who set a new p.b. but just missed setting a course record.
John Sprackland like me returning after injury finished 4th and Harry Doran one of the fastest under '20' 400m runners in the country [48 sec] finished
5 th in this his longest ever event so far!
Rachel Thomas who has been looking stronger and fitter in each race she runs got one over G.P. leader Carol James, Rachel finished in a new P.B. by 1.08 just behind super vet Steve James who set a new all comers World Record for 70 year olds with 22.52, this was Steve's first race in 6 months after sciatic problems stopped him racing and training, Steve held the 5k world record for V60 some 11 years ago running an amazing 16.22.
Once again young Mathew Tobin set a new world best for under 11 year olds with 23.57, almost 2 mins faster than last month! Mathews secret to faster running- take a 3 week holiday and do no running!
Mathews father Simon went off course yet again and and the best advice we can give is to stay behind your son, who seems to have a much better sense of direction! We may have to put up barriers round the entire course to keep Doctor Simon on track for next months Handicap
Due to the success of the Rubbish 5k series this summer there will now be a club handicap event on Wed 9 th of September at 7 pm at the same venue.
Big thanks to everyone who turned up and extra thanks to all you guys who marshaled, did the time keeping and results, you helped make this the best ever 'Rubbish' 5K in the World! [photo super vet Steve James]
RESULTS, AUGUST 19TH, EVENT 3
1 ROB MCGRATH 17.37
2 STEVE MCLEAN 18.39
3 RICK BOWKER 18.49
4 JOHN SPRACKLAND 18.55
5 HARRY DORAN 20.10 'NEW RUBBISH WORLD UNDER 20 RECORD'
6 PAUL CAIN 20.17
7 PAUL ASHBY 20.32
8 STEVE JAMES 22.52 ' NEW RUBBISH MASTERS 70 W.R'.
9 RACHEAL THOMAS 23.08 'FIRST LADY'
10 MATHEW TOBIN 23.57 ' NEW UNDER 11'S RUBBISH W.R.
11 CAROL JAMES 24.20
12 GRAHAM BENTLEY 24.31
13 CHRIS CUTNER 25.18
14 KEN WILLIAMS 25.42
15 SUE STEWART 26.05
16 SHARON PARDOE 26.10
17 BRIAN GRICE 26.24
18 JON SINGLETON 28.17
19 SHEILA MARSHAL 29.25
1 CATHERINE ASHWORTH
2 ADI ASHWORTH
3 ROB ASHWORTH
'GOT LOST ON ROUTE'