IWCA AC runners Shawn Merry, Peter Wright and Robert Merry all achieved personal best times at today’s Charlgrove Festival 10k, while Graça Craft added 2:51 minutes to her previous time.
For the second year running the festival was blessed with glorious sunshine and this attracted a record number of 500 entrants of which 436 finished the course. Shawn stormed in at 77th place in a chip time of 44:23. An off-key Peter showed true grit and determination to push over the line in 116th place despite obvious discomfort and 15 year old Robert, our youngest runner of the day, completed his first official 10k in a very impressive time of 47:22 coming 126th. Graça completed the course in 58:23 in 345th position.
Phil Merry deserves a special mention for accompanying the boys on his bicycle at recent extra training sessions to help push them to their current level.
Thanks also to the Peter, Angela, Lorraine, Sam and Phil and their families for helping out with transport and support today.