Strong runs at the Oakley 20
PUBLISHED: 14:00 29 March 2011
AN hour less in bed could not stop runners from the Walden Tri club from competing strongly in the infamous Oakley 20 run on Sunday.
Several members took part in the well known undulating route around the Bedfordshire countryside as an ideal build up race for a spring marathon.
An hour less in bed due to the clocks changing meant that it was an even greater challenge to the 796 runners that finished as the race began at 10am.
The course followed country roads though the neighbouring villages, with a larger 12 mile loop which continued on to an 8 mile loop, finishing on the school playing field.
Fiona Halls, who is also a member of the Saffron Striders, had a fantastic race, finishing second in her age group in a time of 2hrs 21m 36s.
Teresa Peasgood (2hrs 41m 2s) finished 4th in her age group, and David Peasgood (2hrs 47m 41s), Carole Anastasi (2hrs 48m 58s), Donna Dale (2hrs 55m 16s) Mike De Bono (2hrs 56m 1s) and brothers Chris (3hrs 14m 30s) and Charles Dale (3hrs 15m 21s) all ran strongly. Debbie Ives completed her first ever 20-mile race in a very commendable 4hrs 10m.