The Trend Continues

The November Stag Trophy race continued the recent trend of debutants winning at the first attempt and this month it was the turn of Lisa Bowyer. She was the first of 26 finishers which represents another excellent turn-out.

Lisa started training with the club around the end of the last Stag season and has improved hugely over the course of the summer. She was delighted with her 19.02 last night, as she never imagined running that fast, but as we all know the best Stag times come after a bit of experience is gained and she will undoubtedly run much faster.

The other debutant on the night was Mark Adkins whose acceptance into the London Marathon has inspired him to come and run with us and is already a regular.

Lisa was chased home by Alex Ridout who joined the club in 2005 in order to train for the 2006 London marathon and the fact that Alex stuck it out with a bunch of grumpy old men through the winter meant that other women gradually joined us too and took the club from having the occasional female member to a thriving number that make us a much more welcoming club. Having then got married, had a couple of kids and been living in the Middle East she has recently returned to the Buzzard and picked up her running again.

Behind Alex were the Stuarts of Read and Dimmock who both earned PB’s to pick up some solid points. Other personal best times on the night were earned by Caroline Mann, Graham Magill, Scott Towell and Gareth Bird.

After two races it is Alex who has the lead by one point from Stuart Dimmock with Scott Towell in third. There are still 125 points up for grabs though as we are very early in the season so there is nothing remotely decided yet. The next race is on Wednesday 2nd December so make sure you are there!

Full results, past winners, all-time PB’s and various other Stag related things can be found via the dedicated Stag Trophy pages.