On a cool, calm and dry November day, an excellent turnout of 37 Malvern Joggers took part in the 7th Croome Capability Canter organised by Black Pear Joggers. The 300 online entries filled up within 2 or 3 minutes of opening at the beginning of October. 323 runners tackled the 6.5 mile undulating off-road course around the lovely Croome Park culminating in an uphill finish outside St Mary Magdalene’s Church. Competitors were rewarded with a medal and goody bag.
The first runner to finish and break the course record was Dan Geisler of Worcester AC in a time of 38:43 but first Jogger home, 4th overall and 1st MV40 was Jon Newey (40:42), followed by Hugh Davies (41:42), Sam Burnage (44:06), Nic Dauncey (47:44), Megan Judge (49:09), Natalie Bennett (50:20), Jonathan Sage (51:30), Paul Newman (52:08), Mike Bolton (52:28), Paul Webb (52:50), John Bryan (53:01), Mark Hartland (53:13), Andrew Brown (53:40), Ian Walwyn (54:05), Claire Haynes (54:18), Kareen Mann (54:28), Julie Caseley (55:04), Alison Priest (55:12), Lucy Gallagher (57:33), Steve Roode (58:13), Colin Rowley (59:06), Suzie Lane (59:31), Julia Heron (1:00:43), Amanda Duncan (1:01:01), Mike Anstey (1:01:07), David Brett (1:01:43), Lynda Broadway (1:03:13), Derek Goodman (1:03:23), Mark Dillon (1:03:35), Chris Barker (1:04:18), Patricia Johnson (1:04:28), William Adams (1:05:59), Jude Newman (1:06:11), Rhian Protheroe (1:07:03), Vivien Tolley (1:07:04), Annie Robson (1:26:23) and Judy Dendy (1:26:24).