Chalgrove 10k Report, by Ian Hembrow
Chalgrove Festival 10k, Monday 6 May 2019
A cool May Day Bank Holiday saw 16 Eynsham Roadrunners turn out for the tenth anniversary of this popular and scenic, single-lap 10k race. Starting and finishing (literally) in the middle of a busy village festival, congratulations must go to the organisers for their superb arrangements. A few minutes after the last runner had finished, all the fencing and other stuff had been tidied away so it seemed like it had never happened and everyone was free to enjoy the funfair, stalls, food and entertainment.
ERR members scooped two category wins:
- Robert Storey 1st MV50 (36.45)
- Jacky Pinnock 1st LV55 (48.49)
Other notable runs were:
- Kate Allred 2nd LV45 (40.19)
- Laura Leach 2nd LV35 and PB (41.51)
- Kate Williamson 2nd LV55 (49.11).
One of our runners took a worrying turn for the worse during the race and so spent some time in an ambulance and at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Happily, all seems to be OK and they live to compete another day…
Thanks to all who helped with lifts and more. This race is a nice, early-summer outing along quiet lanes, with drinks, jelly babies and super-soaker cooling at halfway, plus free tea and cake at the end – highly recommended! Next year’s race is on 4 May 2020 – see http://www.chalgrovefestival10k.com