Dorwood first home for men

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IT’s hard to say if Brackley and District running club members had to cover more miles in their cars or on their feet as a glut of events took place across the region this week.

First up was the Silverstone 10km, attended by nearly 1,000 runners.

First back in the mens was David Dorwood in yet another fast time of 39.36 with Tony Chapman, who was the mens club champion in 2010, close behind in 42.18. Third back for the club was Chris Davies in a respectable 45.09 followed by team mates Andrew Crofts in 45.56 and Ian Haynes in 57.38.

Ladies Karen Heslop, Sue Torrance and Jayne Cooper took first, second and third back in times of 42.17, 44.54, and 51.37. Fourth back was Verity Holmes with a PB of 51.39, closely followed by Nicky Gahagan.

Three different races were held on Sunday, with Heidi Lewis finishing the Banbury Triathlon event in 1.33.46.

The grounds of Bleneim Palace was the scene for the 7km charity event. With nearly 450 runners competing two club runners were representing Brackley in the form of a husband and wife team of Terri and Paul Robinson. Paul was first back for the club in 39.21 with Terri following in 44.41.

For those club runners trying to notch up club championship points Stratford was the venue. The annual Stratford Half and full marathon is one of the most popular races in the area.

The half marathoners were first back with David Dorwood again taking first place back for the club for the mens. First back for the ladies was Karen Dykes.

In the marathon, David Bowen notched an amazing time of 3.29.08, while Sue Torrance, competing in her second marathon in three weeks, flew round in 3.53.31. The next club championship race is on June 4. For more information visit www.brackleyrunningclub.co.uk