The Bowden 5K
The North Cheshire bandwagon of 5 x 5k road races through Cheshire countryside rolled into Bowden village for its third race of the series on Thursday June 10th. If Dunham Massey's significant memory was the picturesque Park & deer and the Hollins Green 5k the record few club entries, the notable element of the Bowden 5k was that every club member recorded either a PB or SB and had the opportunity to celebrate with a celebratory beer in the picturesque village pub afterwards.
MV45 Gary Rowlinson (16:46) was again at the helm of club finishers. Not only did he record an even faster time than the previous two races but dipped under seventeen minutes for the first time in a Bowden 5k. Well done, Gary! MV45 Gary Willcock's (18.00) also recorded his fastest for the series by almost twenty seconds. Third finisher, Carl Barber (18:13) maintained his PB setting trend! He's now improved an enviable three minutes over twelve months. Though still regaining his form, MV55 Bill Fox (19:31) was almost a minute faster than in the club's Mayday 5k. Knowing him, he'll want to be faster! It mightn't have been Mike Wharton (19.35) fastest of the series but it was still a course PB. Justifiably ecstatic was MV50 Stefan Schumacher (20.53) who'd yearned for a long time to dip under twenty-one minutes again. Not quite as fast as in last year's race, he did it in style.....and got even faster two days later in the Platt Fields Parkrun when he came close to also breaking the 20-minute barrier with 20.03. Well done! Steffan. Lauren Davies (22:47) was also delighted to record her latest PB demonstrating progress she's waited long to see. Jenny Clink (22:50), equally as committed, was over a minute faster than in her Mayday 5k. It's just Jenny's second time to dip under twenty-three minutes in this series, the last time being 2008. MV70 Don Nichols ran a very youthful 24.09 that was also a PB. Finally, Ian Whitham (24:32) continued to chip at his times to clock a season's best. He's now only thirty seconds off last year's best at the Bowden 5k. For the full results log onto http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2010/bowdon.pdf (Written by Fechin Mc Cormick)
Posted 02/01/2012 22:13