Wimbledon Dash – 17 August 2014
The final race of this year’s Surrey Road League saw us back at Wimbledon Park for this well organised 5K that starts and finishes on Wimbledon Park track.
The course is just over 1 lap of the track and then out of the Park, past the All England Tennis Club and up the only hill on the course, which feels very steep when you are flat out. This then drops back down until about 3.5K and then goes back into the Park, running the last 300 metres on the track. (Runners and supporters pictured above at the Wimbledon Track)
Peter Mills ran a good race to be TAC’s first finisher and 20th overall. Dave Williamson was next in 38th position. Peter Rand made up the scoring team, also winning the M60 Surrey 5K Championship.
It was tough getting a Ladies team out due to injuries and holidays, but new member Stephanie Darvill stepped in at the last minute to be the first TAC lady home. Sarah Bell was next finishing over 2 minutes quicker than last year with Nanda Todd making up the scoring team.
The Men finished 6th in the league which was down on previous years, but some of the bigger clubs have upped their game slightly. The Ladies came a very respectable 15th out of 31 teams which was a great effort.
On an individual basis, Paul O’Callaghan was 2nd senior with Peter Rand taking 2nd in the M60s and Dave Williamson was 3rd in the M40s.