May 2022: Uttoxeter Half Marathon

On Sunday 1st May the Uttoxeter Half Marathon, the third race in the BDSL, took place. A small team of three represented LRC for the event, which started and finished at the race course. The course itself took in the surrounding countryside to Marchington and back. The route was a mixture of undulating and very hilly; this included a 14% gradient hill at the halfway mark! Thankfully what goes up must come down, which meant that the final mile of the race was downhill.

First home was Joe Goodwin, who claimed 17th place overall and 1st in his age category, with a chip time of 1:24:30. Next home was Dave Sanders in 25th place, with a chip time of 1:27:05 and completing the LRC team, was Gareth Stubbs in 81st place with a chip time of 1:40:32. Fantastic results all round on a very challenging, but enjoyable hilly course. Well done to Joe, Dave and Gareth!