Victory for Jonathan Horan & other 10K highlights – Sun 20 May 2018

Jonathan (left) and Martin

Hyde Park 10K

Congratulations to Jonathan Horan for winning the Hyde Park 10K in a personal time of 35:38. Jonathan has made great progress in the last year, lowering his 10K best by two and a half minutes.

M55 Martin Daoud also won a trophy for finishing first in his age category (11th overall) in a personal best time of 43:54. Martin is on a bit of a roll too, having achieved a PB of 20:37 at Northala Fields parkrun the previous day and a 5 mile PB of 35:18 at the Veterans AC race in Battersea Park on Tuesday.

The Hyde Park race was held on a lovely sunny morning, and the early start time of 9:15am meant that runners benefited from relatively cool conditions.

Full results on runbritain.

Crouch End 10K

Under 17 Angel Grimes-McTavish is more usually seen competing over 1500m or 3000m on the track. However, this weekend she ran her 10K debut at Crouch End. She finished second female in a very respectable time of 42:28.

Full results on runbritain.

Stockley Park 10K

From left to right: ESM members Annick, Louise, Philip & Steve, with parkrunners Clare, Chloe & Alex (back row) and Derek, Nathan & Celine (front row).

Eight ESM members met up with friends from Northala Fields parkrun to run this popular local multi-terrain race, which was held in glorious sunny conditions, writes Mark Kencroft.

Santosh Rai was a late entrant and had to rush off to work straight after the race, but he made good use of his limited time by leading the ESM team home in third place and in a personal best for the course.

Mark chasing Steve (photo by Caroline Plummer)

First timer to this race, Steve Plummer looked great wearing an ESM racing vest in place of his trusty blue marathon vest. Steve and Mark Kencroft traded places throughout the entire race and were neck-and-neck right  up to the last 400 metres. Steve edged ahead of Mark in the finishing straight, and Mark tried to catch him, but he had nothing left in the legs! Steve finished ninth and Mark tenth.

Santosh had to miss the presentation as work beckoned, but his clubmates were happy to collect the trophy on his behalf.

Steve Plummer finished first M50, but the results were not confirmed in time for the presentation. Hopefully his trophy will come to him in the post.

Annick Hooge also finished first in her age category.

ESM results summary

Men: 3 Santosh Rai 36:33; 9 Stephen Plummer (M55) 38:51; 10 Mark Kencroft 38:54 (M50); 32 Doug Buckeridge 43:42 (M60); 58 Simon Turrell 47:31 (M50); 174 Philip Prince 59:11 (M60)
Women: 28 Louise Prince 58:15 (WV40); 53 Annick Hooge 01:06:43 (WV60)

Full results here.