May 2021: Virtual 5 mile Time Trial

This race report is for the 5-mile TT race in May, the third TT race.

The first of the summer’s 5-mile time trial races, yet again it had to be a virtual race, but that did not stop many of you donning your racing shoes again to show willing in these difficult times. And what a great turn out from the club with 22 members recording a time with an even split amongst the sexes: 11 of each. There were a mighty 8 who recorded age gradings in the 70%+ club; leading the charge was Hermione Green on 76.78% followed by Darren Leaver on 74.81% and Esther Hunt on 74.00%. Special mention to Jo Turrell who gained 70.19%.

Also, there were eight runners who managed to beat their previous best times over 5 miles. Those times of course now become your targets for next time!

Jimmy Pickering ran a strong sub-30 time around the roads of Fradley to become the first male home, closely followed (virtually) by James Coombes who showed with this run that he had been working diligently at his race fitness. Another attendee at the Fradley route was Dan Turner who ran an impressive 30:50 to finish third.

Hermione Green and Esther Hunt both ran well to make sure their names appeared in the report again. Hermione ran a superb 31:31 around Darwin Park while Esther did hers as part of a tough 10k race at Sutton Park. Cass Jackson ran a fast 5-mile route north of Whittington to secure third place.

Well done to all who took part.

Results are below:

May 5M TT results 2021