This was the 10th anniversary of the Evesham Vale 10k organised by Evesham Vale Running Club and money raised was being donated to Evesham and District Mental Heath Support Services.
The course was relatively fast and flat and the race was chip timed, run on a variety of surfaces starting and finishing on grass on Crown Meadow. The course ran through the centre of historic Evesham and alongside the beautiful River Avon. The surface was generally tarmac roads and paths, some grit paths and short sections on grass.
First Malvern Jogger home in this Champions League event was Ahcene Bengriche (14th overall) in a time of 38:41 followed by Nic Dauncey (42:04), Matthew Lancett (43:29), Ben Toon (43:59), Mike Bolton (47:08), Mark Hartland (47:22), Steve Roode (49:32), Warwick Taylor (50:24), Andrew Brown (51:59), Claire Haynes (52:28), Julie Caseley (52:41 – 1st FV55 winning a trophy and bottle of wine), Rhian Protheroe (53:17), Jonathan Fligelstone (53:18), Patricia Johnson (1:00:18), Emma White (1:08:20), Judy Dendy (1:09:22), Annie Robson (1:15:25), Laura Williams (1:19:24) and Fiona Rhodes (1:28:18).
This was the 9th running of the Evesham Vale 10k organised by Evesham Vale Running Club sponsored by Run Stuff Running and Fitness. The course was relatively fast and flat and the race was chip timed run on a variety of surfaces around the streets of Evesham, parks and riverside paths which started and finished on Crown Meadow.
Congratulations to Julie Caseley who won her age category in a time of 50:50 and also Malvern Joggers ladies won the team prize with Alison Priest (50:39), Julie Caseley and Claire Haynes (52:56).
First of the 12 Malvern Joggers home was Dave Woodward a time of 42:56 followed by Andrew Brown (49:37), Alison Priest (50:39), Julie Caseley (50:50), Steve Roode (51:09), Paul Webb (51:20), Claire Haynes (52:56), Mark Dillon (53:46), Chris Jolley (55:54), Sue Dillon (56:47), Shona Toon (58:14) and Helen Card (1:03:45).
Just to let you know, myself and another Malvern jogger Andy Dingley ran the DirtRun In The Dark over at Evesham on Friday night.
Glad to say that I came home with the 1st MV40 prize, coming 2nd overall with a time of 38:09 over the 8.7km course (40secs behind the winner). Andy came in 11th with a time of 43:17, out of a field of 52. It was a good race, run with headtorches in the fields and woods around Evesham country park. The original planned route had been changed due to the river being flooded though.
Note that the times on-line have been doctored for myself and the winner, as four lads took a wrong turning, so came in before us (their times would have been ~41mins if they’d have run the full distance). Not sure this was the best solution to their mistake! I felt the course was well enough marked, and seemed to be well organised. It was just let down by a poor decision in handling this mistake.
Dr Steve Beldon
It was a crisp, cold morning at The Valley at Evesham for this scenic completely off road and very muddy 2 lap 10k route. This was a new race with a 1 lap 5k option. The course followed tracks, trails, woods and paths which also went along the banks of the River Avon. There was also a 2.2k junior race which followed several of the same tracks used for the senior race. The event supported St. Richards Hospice and all competitors received a medal and a goody bag.
Four Malvern Joggers completed the 10k option and were led home by Julie Caseley in a time of 58:26 and also winning the Female Vet 50+ age category, followed by Ewelina Skolimowska (59:43), Mark Dillon (1:04:43) and Chris Jolley (1:10:40). Julie
This was the 8th running of the Evesham Vale 10k organised by Evesham Vale Running Club sponsored by Run Stuff Running and Fitness. The race was accurately measured and was chip timed, run on a variety of surfaces around the streets of Evesham, parks and riverside paths. The run started on Crown Meadow and was a relatively fast and flat course.
This race’s chosen charity for this year is Evesham Vale Cardiac Rehabilitation.
This race formed part of our Champions League and Malvern Joggers were lead home by Ben Toon in a time of 41:40 followed by Trevor Matty (43:25), Megan Judge (43:36 ) who claimed 3rd female overall prize, Matthew Lancett (45:45), Mark Cooling (48:42), John Bryan (49:04), Ian Walwyn (49:07), Andrew Brown (49:53), Paul Webb (50:31), Glynn Davies (50:44), Julie Caseley (50:53), Amanda Duncan (51:02), Steve Roode (52:12), Chris Jolley (53:19), Jerry Greer (54:38), Julian Millinchamp (59:43), Vivien Tolley (1:01:12), Charly Lowndes (1:02:49), Emily Seyler (1:05:11), Shona Toon (1:05:11) and Annie Robson (1:09:07). Julie