Boxing Day 10k Road Race from the F.B. Fields
41 runners took part in the annual Jersey Spartan Boxing Day 10 km rod race this year. Results here.
In unseasonably warm sunny conditions many of the competitors had chosen to don their fancy dress costumes.
A slow cautious start saw Senator Lyndon Farnham in Santa outfit disputing the lead with Glenn Springate, dressed as Buzz Lightyear and Dave Woodsford dressed as a Dalek.
However it wasn’t long before the serious runners hit the front, with University student Tom Perchard, Alan Angus and Tony Banks starting a long run for home. Perchard (35.16) outsprinted Angus (35.18) and Banks (35.25) to claim victory in a fast time.
In the women’s race, a strong run from Felicity Johnson-Deeley (38.40), ensured victory, over Jo Gorrod (39.25). Gorrod was not helped by the fact that the baby-grow outfit that she chose to run in, slowed her down considerably in the warm conditions. Danielle Leerson (42.30) ran o strongly to claim third place in the women’s race.
The run of the day award went to jointly Terri O’Donoghue and Dan Garrido. They ran together, and finished together, in a time of 46 minutes 18 seconds. They ran in bride and grown outfits, quite fitting really, as they are getting married in only a few days’ time.
After the race, London Marathon entry places were given to Glenn Springate, Bernie Arthur and Christine Ritchie.