Telford 10K 2005

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Telford 10K 18-Dec-05

(Photographs of the event)Chris Davies produced a cracker of a performance in winning the Telford Christmas 10 K in a fast 29.21.It was his 5th win in this traditional pre Christmas race and he showed a top class field the way home winning by just under a minute.The fast Town Park 2 lap course includes a lap of the lake before an out and back run along the Silkin Way to Aqueduct.Chris was considering an attempt on his own course record earlier in the week, but in the pre race build up he changed his mind and was content to stay with the

leading group for the first part of the race. Always in control Chris was having a very relaxed run giving other runners encouragement as he went past them on the out and back course. He still managed to run 29.21, just 29 seconds outside his record set in 2003, and one of the leading times in the country. Infact Chris is the only athlete to run under 30 minutes on the course,since the arce has been run on the Town Park course for the last 8

years, having run 29.51 in 2000 and the record 28.52 in 2003. The Telford Ac international will continue his build up to the Commonwealth Games 5000m with the Birmingham Cross Country League Race at Coventry in January.

Infact the runner up in the race was Chris's friend and sister Sian's partner Dave Webb,a Leeds City athlete who is an accountant based in Birmingham, whoi improved his personal best to record 30.10.Former Shropshire champion and international runner Will Levett, whose family still live in Newcastle on Clun, whilst he is based in Hereford completing is first year of teaching, finished 3rd in 30.49. Mark Powell from Owls,Leicester was 4th in 31.32. Shrewsbury's in form Mike James, recent North Wales League winner was 5th in a personal best time of 31.42. Former Wrexham athlete, now a Tipton runner, Luke Northall was 6th in 32.06 whilst Telford AC's Nick Andrews ran his fastest 10k for 18 months as he finished 7th in 32.11, over 2 minutes quicker than last year.

Debbie Mason ( Robinson ) won a good quality womens race in 34,20, 11 seconds quicker than

when she previously won the race in 2003. The GB Marathon international was always in the lead

but was chased throughout by Telford AC's Claire Martin last years winner who ran 35.22, 16 seconds

quicker than lasy years winning time. Alex Gostling of Leeds City was 3rd in

35.39. Telford AC's Kim Green from Madeley, was 4th in 35.54, despite having

finished 2nd in the Midland 5 miles cross country championship the previous

day in Nottingham. Kate Burge of Stafford was 5th in 36.29, with Emma

Phillips of Tipton 6th, 36.35.

Organiser Dave Mansbridge was delighted with the record number of finishers

with 435 crossing the finishing line an increase of 20 on last years record.

Greg Wilson of Telford Ac ran 1 second and 1 position lslower than last year

as he was the second overall veteran home and 2nd over 45 finishing 17th in

33.47. Steve Needs was the 3rd over 45 in 33.58.Telford AC's British over

50's cross country champion Rick Hailey had over 2 minutes to spare over the

next over 50 finishing 23rd in 34.11. Another Telford AC man won the over

40's category finishing 26th in 34.34, whilst Malcolm Dawes was the first

over 55 in 37.52. Colin Williamson of Shropshire Shufflers was the first

over 60, in 42.47. Cheralyn Evans was the first over 40 finisher in 38.56,

11th overall just one second and one place behind her Telford AC team mate

Denise Cureton who was 3rd over 35.

Other leading local finishers were


8th Louise Taylor - TAC 38.31

13th Gill Pugh - TAC 2nd over 40 40.54

14th Lucy Dalton - 40.55

27th Susan Candy - Shropshire Shufflers V40 45.00

29th Helen Winters - TAC 45.12

34th Kim Brown - Wrekin RR 46.51

49th Hannah Taylor - Telford Harriers 49.45

52nd Lesley Hassall - TAC 49.52

57th Michelle Kattenhorn - Newport 50.57

58th Helen McDonald Jones - Newport 3rd V50 51.01

60th Gwenan Jones - Telford Harriers 51.14


12th Paul Ward - Wrekin RR 33.17

13th Will Joyce - TAC 33.26

14th Robin Sedman - Smith, TAC 33.34

18th Ioan Illie - TAC 33.56

30th OLiver Blake - Oswestry 35.03

31st John Garmson - Newport 35.04

34th Andy Smith - TAC 35.26

35th Richard Jones - TAC 35.39

40th Steve Jones - TAC 35.47

43rd Paul Thomas - Wrekin RR 36.08

45th Robin Guy - Newport 36.20

47th Tim Beckett - Muller RC 36.34

50th Shane Connolly - TAC 36.54

52nd Jamie Anderson - Telford Harriers 37.09

53rd Steven Prosser - Shrewsbury AC 37.15

54th Richard Andrews - TAC 37.17

58th Phil Gray - Telford Harriers 37.32

Paul Sanderson.

Telford 10K 18-Dec-05 Results