June 2021: Virtual 5 Mile Time Trial

This race report covers the 5-mile TT race in June which is the fourth TT race and the seventh GP race.

The second of the summer’s 5-mile time trial races, hopefully, may be the last ‘not-in-person’ TT race, as we look to reopen actual racing again.

Yet again, there were 22 members (a different mix from the last TT) registering times, with a bias towards the women this time: 10 men and 12 women, with half the women in the V40 category. There were a select four who joined the 70% + club in the age gradings. These were Joe Goodwin (who missed out on 80% + by half a percent), Dave Sanders, Jo Turrell and Keith Lowther.

This time, there were six runners who managed to beat their previous best times over 5 miles. Best improvement was by Jo Turrell who knocked close to two minutes off her time.

The men were headed by Joe Goodwin who flitted around the pancake flat roads in Centrum, Burton. Dave Sanders ran a fast portion of his Sunday long run around the flat roads of Fradley to grab second place and in third, Matt Orford ran a workout of 5 miles on grass as part of his structured training. Joe and Dave commented later on how great it was to be the fastest runners in the club that week!

Esther Hunt ran to Hopwas and back for her longer run and managed to find a 5-mile section to include for this race to finish first. In second place was Radhika McCathie who found a good flat route at Formby in Merseyside and ran 8-minute miles in her quest. Jo Turrell ran the flat roads south of Edingale to finish third overall.

Well done to all who took part.

Results are below:

June 5M TT results 2021