Callum Hanlon of Leamington C&AC strode to victory in the Regency 10k on Sunday, just a few hours after competing in the National Road Relays the afternoon before.
Hanlon was one of 47 Leamington C&AC runners who turned up on a reasonably warm Sunday morning to take part in the local 10k race which takes runners around Newbold Comyn before sending them through the local streets and parks to finish in Mill Gardens.
The local 10k saw runners start in waves this year due to a concern that newly erected bollards may cause an obstacle if too many runners set out at once. Hanlon set out in the first wave and quickly became part of the leading pack but couldn’t quite shake his competitors off as quickly as he did in his last 10k. His strength showed and he managed to get to the front of the pack when it mattered and finished in 32:39 with team mate Andy Savery hot on his heels to take second in a time of 32:58. Tom Foulerton, who narrowly missed out on first place at the Warwick Half the weekend previously, found himself sprinting to the line again this time to come in 6th with a time of 34:05.
The club’s junior contingent showed off their strength with Greg West leading them back to take first in the age category and coming 10th overall. West was also the club’s fourth person home. Dean Mawby was 3rdjunior (20thoverall, 37:18) with Dom Priest taking the fourth junior place (23rd, 37:48) whilst Kieran Chahal (39:43), Niall Salmon (41:25); Toby Loveday (45:47) and Jamie Wollaston (45:47) also highlighted the strength of the club’s youth training scheme, made even more impressive by the fact that West, Mawby and Chahal had all raced the day before.
John Knibb, who had also ran in the relays the day before, finished 29th overall taking the first prize in the MV50 category with a time of 38:07 bumping up the club’s medal hoard.
The club’s ladies were also out in force with Jenny Jeeves
finishing first for the club and sixth female overall in a time of 41:56. Jeeves was followed in by Jade Holt in a time of 42:09. Both women claimed second position in their relevant age categories. Saffia del Torre ran a strong race to finish 10th lady in a time of 43:24. Holt and Del Torre had both represented the club in the road relays the day before making their efforts on Sunday all the more impressive.
Rosie Cale showed fine form to finish in a time of 47:36 to take second place in the junior girl’s category whilst Alice Parson, running her first 10k, ran a time of 54:06. Sisters Georgina (54:21) and Larissa Hurt (67:15) also represented the club for the junior girls.
Other runners: Craig Biggerstaff (37:36); Marc Curtis (39:11); Tristan Warren (39:33); Andrew Cooknell (40:29); Simon Perkin (40:51); Paul Caruana 41:46); Peter Stockbridge (41:48); Andrew Higgins (42:09); Craig Bower (42:37); Paolo Foglino (43:04); Rob Wilson (43:05); Philip Pavey (43:36); Caroline Coward (45:38); TonyFoster (46:03); Alex Montgomery (46:40); Wes Stanton (47:22); Shamira Naidu-Young (47:26); Charlie Mitchell (48:15); Sue Harrison (48:19); Simon West (48:49); Jane Senior (50:36); Roger Fagge (51:02); Rupe Chahal (51:27); Carol Blower (51:38); Tara Fagge (52:13); Laura Gould (52:58); Christian Ibbs (53:45); Helen West (55:22); Faye Barr (58:16)