Sandy 10

by Fiona & Jordan

The Spring Sandy 10 is all about Decisions:

· Shorts or leggings?

· Cap or sunglasses?

· Long sleeves or a vest?

· Gloves or no gloves?

It’s all about the weather, or is it?

Well not quite, it’s also about the course:

To blast up the hill at the start and hope you recover or save a bit and run the risk of losing it?

To let it all out on mile 9 and lose your will to live on the home straight?
If you’re Jordan – to give it your all and catch the ‘X’ that took your third place in the last mile or settle for a club record, (cheeky git. Ed.) or if you’re me to push it in the 4th mile to make sure you beat the lead runner to that loop or settle for the embarrassment of that happening – again!

Anyway – we all had a good run: 4 ladies ‘battled’ it out for Club Champ and Amy won. She was also third Senior Female home in the whole race which was a fabulous achievement. She was closely followed by Katie who ran a 1:14 PB, then a pregnant Jane (who stopped for a wee-wee less in the ten miles than she did in the Boxing Day Handicap run), and miles behind that but also running a PB in1:27, a happy Fiona.

The remaining 7 club entrants were blokes and they all had terrific runs. The wind didn’t stop the men as they finished strongly as 2nd team on the day, led home by Club Champion Jordan running Sandy for the first time in a PB of 58:12 closely followed by Adam who stormed round in 61 minutes equalling his silver club championship place. Ben Corfield took the final podium place in the club championship a minute after Adam. James was next completing the team of four and pleased with his time of 64:10 breaking that 65 minute 6.30 min/mile barrier.

The Inchley twins (see pic) chased James home separated by 22 seconds at the finish with Tom impressively dipping under 65 minutes off practically no training. Tim instantly shaved the beard off having had a close shave and just pipping Tom to the finish, he needed to streamline himself for the next Inchley showdown! Sam Dear completed this excellent running from the 11 club members closing the men’s representation in 65th place. He had a great run achieving a PB of 71:27 and is on good form for a fast Marathon in 2 weeks.

Biggleswade AC put on another great race that you all need to save in your calendars for next year (falls two weeks before London making it a good pace check for that event) a PB course highlighted by all those that smashed them this year. Well done everyone.


Raring to go!