KENILWORTH Runners showed their strength in depth again at the Northbrook 10k in Coventry on Sunday, when they had seven runners in the first ten positions and 43 runners in total completing the race.
The race – incorporating the Warwickshire 10k Championships – starts at the Jaguar Sports & Social Club in Browns Lane and consists of a one-lap undulating course on partly closed roads.
Conditions on the day were ideal with cloud cover and a slight wind, which probably accounted for the record number of entries on the day and 518 finishers.
Daniel Clarke of Coventry Godiva won the race in a time of 32:59, but it was Kenilworth Runners who won the senior men’s team prize, with Andrew Siggers continuing his recent excellent form by finishing in second position in a time of 33:05, followed by Paul Andrew third in 33:09.
Richard Simkiss was fourth in 33:13 and Phil Gould, who finished in fifth position overall and 1st MV35 in 33:49, made up the rest of the team. Connor Carson was next home in sixth position in 34:13 which improved his club record WAVA age category score to 84.9 per cent.
Men’s club captain Stephen Page finished in eighth position in a time of 34:42 and Stuart Hopkins was the other top ten finisher in tenth in a time of 35:01.
The ladies’ race was more competitive with Coventry Godiva (ladies’ team winners), Leamington C&AC and Spa Striders all fielding strong teams and Kenilworth having to be content with fourth placed team on the day.
However, individually, Louise Andrews had another fine run to finish 109th in a time of 42:26, as did Sabra Boldrini who finished 122nd in 42:57 and Laura Pettifer who finished 136th in 43:35 – all recording new PBs.
The race incorporated the Warwickshire 10k Championships and Kenilworth’s Gould won the MV35 first place category medal and Dave Pettifer the MV65 first place category medal.