By Jamie Arrowsmith 26/07 Updated: 02/08 16:05
THE tenth running of the popular Timberhonger 10k was a resounding success with over 450 people entering the event which took place during the weekend of the Bromsgrove Carnival.
Heavy rain earlier in the day cleared to leave near perfect running conditions and many runners achieved personal bests for the course which starts and finishes near Sanders Park.
Mark Couldwell (Charnwood AC) was first home in 32.32, smashing the course record by over 30 seconds. The number of impressive times was highlighted by the first 30 men home all beating the 40 minute barrier.
Lindsay Browning (Newport and District) won the Ladies race in 40.57 whilst in the team events there was a double victory for Bromsgrove and Redditch AC with Andy Freeman, James King and Mark Appleton winning the men’s title and Helen Russell, Gemma Cone, and Mel Hepke leading the ladies home.
In the Children’s Challenge, 130 young athletes were cheered round the one mile course to collect their well earned finishers’ medals.
Leading the boys was Halesowen A&CC runner Joe Reynolds in 6.05. First girl was Amy Mijovic-Couldwell from Bromsgrove and Redditch AC in 6.30, giving the Couldwell family their second victory of the day.
The races look set to raise over £2,000 for The Friends of the Princess of Wales Hospital, the Primrose Hospice, Edwards Trust and The Stroke Association.
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