Rose Inn Series 2017: Race 1
Very fast, very flat and occasionally very pongy — it’s the Rose Inn Series 2017.
The race attracted 292 runners, 38 of whom were representing the Green Army which is a sizeable percentage of the total runners. The same fixture last year only saw a single Green Vest competing and not enough entered over the entire series to even form a team. With the explosion in new members over recent months, this year is going to be completely the opposite.
For some it was their first taste of the popular Rose Inn Series and for others it was the first time that they had worn the green vest and represented the club.
The stunning weather throughout the day held out into the evening offering opportunities for some very fast times and maybe even a course record.
With its very long straights and flat terrain, there was a mixture of feelings over whether people liked or disliked the course but overall, everyone loved the experience of running with so many club members and competing against other clubs.
Many club members remained after finishing to soak up the post-race atmosphere, have a beer and burger and to wait for awards to be presented to those that had ran so well for PBB.
Lee Aherne finished 9th overall and also took the age-group record for the MV50 category with a time of 21:25 smashing the previous record of 21:58. Lee now holds the age-group record in both the MV45 and MV50 categories.
The ladies also did us proud with Lauren Cooper, Nicola Jukes and Danielle Phillips taking home the award for 1st Ladies Team.
Other Notable Results
- Stephen Williams (3rd MV55)
- Beth Jones (1st Junior Ladies)
- Cerys Swift (2nd Junior Ladies)
- Kim Price (2nd FV35)
- Rachel Burr-Lewis (1st FV40)
- Nicola Jukes (1st FV45)
- Melissa Pearce (3rd FV45)
Photos Courtesy of Nigel Pearce
The second race in the series is on Tuesday 13th June and you can pre-register here or enter on the day.