Race report by Dave Phillips.
This is a super event (not done it for c20 years) and the course follows the boundary of the Worcester Race Course on paths so it is 100% traffic free. It’s a 3 lapper and probably the flattest race anywhere and that’s probably why the winner did it in 32.52.
Then the start by the grandstand at 1100 hrs saw 188 runners run off in an anti-clockwise direction following the “place where horses go” but fortunately we didn’t have to jump the hurdles. Glad I’m not a horse!
There were the usual dog walkers joining us but no problems at all.
As I finished lap 2 there were already lots who had finished so lap 3 was lonely but enjoyable as I plodded round for the final fling.
At the 9km marker I heard a grunting behind me (so I wasn’t last) but then this chap overtook me so things looked dodgy but there was a lady behind me chatting away so I got a move on and just beat her-she was last. Phew-but who cares? Another one done and a great medal for all finishers. Also there was a kids 1 lap race at the start so well done Worcester AC for all of this.
119 Cathy Keay 54.13
146 Sonia Karamat 59.44
171 Brenda Lee 68.48
172 Joanne Pinches 69.11
187 Dave Phillips 76.50
Next week Rhine Ruhr ½ marathon Duisburg, Germany.