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ATHLETICS: Another Weymouth 10 win for Ian Habgood
BOURNEMOUTH AC’s Ian Habgood followed up his victory in 2010 by winning this year’s Weymouth 10 road race almost a full minute ahead of his closest rival.
Habgood crossed the line in 57.27mins, 59 seconds clear of clubmate Robin Copestick (58.26mins), with Anthony Clark of Poole Runners in third (59.16mins).
The first female athlete home was Helen Dyke, also of Poole Runners, in 65.13mins as Poole AC’s Sarah Chaloner (66.56mins) and Janie Chapman of Bournemouth AC (67.58mins) made up the top three.
Some 250 runners, aged between 17 and 73, entered the 52nd annual Weymouth 10 road race, which presents a challenging 10-mile course along Weymouth seafront and around the undulations of Bowleaze.
Despite a wet start to the day, the sun was shining on Weymouth Pavilion when deputy mayor Coun Kate Wheller got the event under way on the esplanade.
Age group winners
V40 Male: Simon Oherlihy, Poole AC (60.34mins)
V40 Female: Louella Oherlihy, Poole AC (68.52)
V50 Male: Robert Cranstone, Royal Manor of Portland AC (65.50)
V50 Female: Janice Palmer, Poole Runners (73.53)
V60 Male: Alan Lewis, Poole Runners (74.13)
V60 Female: Judith Boichot, Weymouth St Paul’s (89.53)
V70 Male: Roberto Panter, Egdon Heath Harriers (85.40)
V70 Female: Joan Royal, Dorset Doddlers (93.55)
The event was organised by Weymouth-based running club Egdon Heath Harriers and race director Damian Summerscales gave thanks to all the marshals who made the run a safe and enjoyable experience.
He extended particular thanks to the Pavilion management for providing the race HQ, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council for their valued help and support and Whitehorse Leadership Training for giving last-minute medical cover.
Next year’s Weymouth 10 is provisionally set for October 18, 2014.
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