Hildenborough road races race report


As has been mentioned before and will be again the bank holiday was hot ( too hot for a ten mile race ) seemed to be what everyone was saying to me after I had signed up for the 10. 

Hildenborough is a lovely 5 mile course (two laps for the ten ) or a short cut for the 2.5 mile option .
So after all the children had run their age group races in the morning we all lined up on the start line at 2.30 pm. 
I had a good run following John Baldock for the first 5 miles keen not to over cook it and then push on later if the heat didn’t get me .At 6 miles it got John , I saw him take his hat off and straight away thought that he was struggling. He slowed down and I went passed the rest of the race was spent trying to catch the next runner telling myself “I bet he’s over 50” .
I got closer and closer but didn’t quite get him luckily for me he wasn’t an m50 .
A lot of runners swapped to the 5 mile option on the day or pulled out after one lap and they also had 4 DNF’S so only 51 finishers for the 10 mile .
Mike King had great delight telling me I was 5th, him being 6th in the 5 mile event meant I had to write this rubbish.

Hildenborough is a great day for all, lots of families had a great time with their children running. And a good course for the older ones.
Well done to our own Sam Taylor for organising this again a real community event.

Here are the results.
10 mile 51 runners 

1st Maria Heslop TAC 1.02.04  
5th Dave Hadaway TWH 1.07.37 1st m50
13th John Baldock TWH 1.15.21  
22nd Nick Pierce TWH 1.27.16 1st m60

5 mile 128 runners

1st Julian Rendall TAC 28.07
6th Mike King TWH 31.42
16th Colin Timmins TWH 34.41
21st Matthew Newman TWH 36.23
29th Mick Barstow TWH 37.29
40th Andy Page TWH 39.26
42nd Colin Ricketts TWH 39.51
45th Amanda Smith TWH 41.54
50th Clare Andrew TWH 42.39
101st Janet Bird TWH 53.25

There were 59 runners in the 2.5 mile event won by (future member) we hope.
Dillon Hobbs 15 .58