Minchinhampton was ablaze with the green, red and blue colours of Stroud and District Athletic Club on Sunday as a large number of our athletes took part in the annual 10K race. The undulating course clearly suited our runners. With four people in the top twenty and lots of PB’s our hill training is certainly paying dividends when it comes to hilly races.
Our first Stroud runner to cross the line in 11th place was Mark Dyer in 41.12. Having struggled with an injury at the tail end of last year, Mark is now going from strength to strength and showing signs that 2018 will be a good racing year. Our first lady (and first lady overall) was Dorothy Liviabella who looked strong all the way around the course finishing in 42:48.
It was also good to see a large number of our new beginner runners taking part in their first 10K. This is not an easy course so well done to you all!
(Sharon Stevenson - Race Reporter)