Why is it that when I don't make the Stag it is packed full of PB's? In October there were 7 and in the late January version there were 8!
The only person out of the first 9 finishers who didn't get a PB was Richard, who may be a little beyond the days of all-time PB's! First home on this occasion was Katie Haylock who has now run two Stags and won two Stags. She clearly has a good opportunity win the overall title but cannot afford to miss any more, with just three left.
Following Katie over the line was Charlie Mead who got a huge PB by around 40 seconds and is now on the hunt for the family record I am sure. Despite still suffering with broken ribs, Mark Haynes finished 3rd, just three seconds ahead on Jane Sauer who beat her PB from March 2011 with 17.10. Alex Britt took 5th place in 15.40 by just sneaking past Richard.
Remarkably, Amy Inchley, Adam Haylock and Sam Dear all only just made the top ten but all achieved best ever times as well. The result of all of this is that Amy is leading the standings overall by four points ahead of Gary Stratford whose season's best time only earned him 11th on the night. There is currently a battle for third place, but with three races to go there are still lots of people who can win with a series of good performances.
The next race is in two weeks time on 5th February on the same night as the AGM.