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Michael Edwards, Sports Reporter
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
THE soaring temperature did little to quell the number of people taking part in the Great Bardfield 10k on Sunday.
Over 120 competitors braved conditions to take part in the race, which started and finished at Great Bardfield Primary School and took runners along roads and tracks towards Great Saling.
Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners (GFDR) had 19 people in the male and female races.
The winner was men’s race was Ben Baldello of Cambridge and Coleridge in 35mins 51secs and the fastest women was Anita Cox in 43mins 51secs, representing Braintree Athletic Club.
For GFDR, Steve Read was fastest, finishing third in 39mins 59secs, closely followed by Nick Laughton in 40mins 29secs. Ashwin Shah (43mins 5secs) was followed by David Andrews (44mins 5secs), Geoff Maidment (44mins 54secs), Neil Rumbold (45mins 14secs), Ian Lawson (47mins 5secs) and Jason Wintin (48mins 11secs).
Pru Hayhow (48mins 37secs) was the first lady, followed by Brendan Whelan (52mins 8secs), Michael Yeatts (55mins 21secs), Lesley Burpitt (58mins 24secs), Lee Prowse (60mins 10secs), Gavin Foster (60mins 56secs), Sue Harrington (66mins 7secs) and Richard Percy (66mins 29secs). The remaining three members of the GFDR team stopped to assist a runner who collapsed in the final kilometre.
The men’s team prize was won by Cambridge and Coleridge, just one point ahead of GFDR, and the women’s team prize by Braintree Athletic Club.