A massive turn-out for a popular race – Stubbington 10k, the first race of 2017 saw us IOWRR’s bringing a coach across full of runners and supporters.
A total of 53 completed the undulating distance yesterday in the rain. The race now in its 32nd year sold out all 2,000 places before Christmas.
The race starts on a main road, Titchfield road, heading away from the village. The course takes a dip down then back-up cutting through Titchfield then starts meandering through closed twisty country lanes to the bird haven on the seafront. The route follows the main road back past a few pubs winding its way to the village. Finishing in the village square – the event is chip timed although weather might have contributed to lots not receiving a chip time, chip times being on average 4 seconds slower and some even up to an hour out – Bridget completing 10k in 1 min 29!
For some IOWRR’s this was their first attempt at 10k and for lots of others huge PB’s were achieved, and a special shout-out to Polly returning after nearly a year off from racing whilst having Daisy – amazing effort from you all in tough conditions!
Well done to Trish for 1st V50 and Pete for 2nd V50, both receiving lovely mementoes and cash. Also to Mike for coming 39th overall!
Race results (those in bold this is their finishing not chip time):