Pen Tir Drop       Saturday 16th February      Results       Pics by Gill Stott

Eventual winner Ben Moon was pressured by young Chris Jones until the turn at Pen Tir cairn, but thereafter steadily pulled away to establish a half-minute finishing lead. His time of just over 31 ½ minutes seems a good target for future runnings of this new race considering that the published length of 5k was found to be over a mile short of the true distance!

M40 and M50 winners Rich Johnson and Max Suff were just two and three minutes abaft in third and fourth, Max having fought an epic tussle with rival age category man Kevin Hagley. Dai Smout and Rob West secured the remaining age group places.

Katie Beecher continued her winning streak in eighth place overall, with Niki Morgan and Erin Ballard atop the other podium platforms. Sharon Woods, F50 winner, was only one place behind.

The organiser was pleasantly surprised to hear that many runners had found a moment to enjoy the fine all-round views in the mild, clear conditions.

Thanks are due to marshals Kay Lucas, John Battersby and Gill Stott, as well as HQ workers Sue Ashton, Jess Taylor and Paula.
Dick Finch.