We had a successful morning at the Ealing Eagles 10k in Gunnersbury Park on Sunday, scooping the men’s and women’s team awards.
Jamie Taylor-Caldwell won the race outright by a minute from Paul Piper of West 4 Harriers, with Jamal Mohamed of Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets close behind in third. Veteran Pete Flewitt took fifth spot, opening up a gap towards the finish after a race with fellow M40 Rachid Afouzar of the host club. James Hughes in ninth competed the scoring team.
Veterans Fiona Kennedy and Grazine Narviliene led home the ESM women’s team in seventh and eighth respectively. After struggling in the mid-section of the race, they worked together to overtake four women in the closing kilometres. Carol Jones was third to score, running well over a rarely-run distance for her.
There were individual wins also within the veteran categories. Pete Flewitt was rewarded with the first veteran’s prize, while Fiona Kennedy won the award for first woman aged 55+.
It was a good turnout from the club’s road-running section for the first of the new club championship series, with 24 athletes taking part. The next race is the Stockley Park 10k on Sunday 17th May. Entry details here.
Summary of ESM results
Men: 1 Jamie Taylor-Caldwell 33:47; 5 Peter Flewitt M40 35:43; 9 James Hughes 36:30; 14 Mark Kencroft M40 37:59; 16 Santosh Rai 38:32; 26 James Steel M40 39:52; 31 Stephen Morris M40 41:09; 32 Alex Perrin M40 41:24; 52 Darren Halford M40 43:13; 56 Ian Leslie M50 43:23; 124 Andy Leung M40 46:50; 175 Martin Wilson M60 49:36; 176 Gary Stringer M50 49:40; 259 David Williams 54:29; 427 David Wiseman M60 65:30
Women: 7 Fiona Kennedy F55 43:26; 8 Grazina Narviliene F35 43:31; 15 Carol Jones F55 45:58; 16 Lynn Wilson F55 46:18; 36 Patricia Thomas W45 49:57; 61 Alison Grist W45 52:31; 68 Beverley Packwood F35 53:33; 75 Liz Mann W50 54:15; 172 Megan Stoughton W35 65:07
Full results here