Bupa London 10,000
By Gail Duckworth
For the first time ever, Leighton Buzzard Athletic Club were part of a major 10K event.
With the club continuing its positive progression due to more members and improving standards, LBAC were able to enter both men’s and women’s teams in the Southern Road Relay Championships this year and therefore qualified for club entries to the BUPA London 10,000 organised by the London Marathon.
One of the UK’s premier events has an iconic start in the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace and then weaves through closed London roads passing sights such as Nelson’s Column and St Pauls Cathedral. The support through London is fantastic with thousands of people lining the whole route and cheering some 12000 runners of all standards.
As you would expect for such a huge event the organisation is perfect. Runners are set off in waves according to expected finishing times behind the elite championship runners. Today we were following eventual men’s winner Andy Vernon and women’s winning lady Jo Pavey.
In good conditions Leighton Buzzard athletes rose to the occasion with some outstanding PB’s and two shiny new club records Club Records, one of which had stood for 24 years!
|Place||Place Age Group||Place in Gender||Comment||Name||Age Group||5k split||Finish Time|
|114||97||108||Club Record & PB||Jordan Clay||16-40||00:17:07||00:33:55|
|800||1||132||Club Record||Gail Duckworth||60-64||00:20:32||00:41:28|
|7355||349||2637||PB||Caroline McEvoy Mann||40-44||00:30:01||01:01:08|