28th October 2015 AUTHOR: dwhite CATEGORIES: Event Report

Brigg Poppy 10k

The lure of a relatively flat and fast 10k along with a nice medal lured a group of Harriers across the Humber to take part in The Brigg Poppy 10k, an event that as its name suggests raises money for the British Legion Poppy appeal.

The route is relatively flat with just a short rise into the village of Cadney before looping back to Brigg and finishing in the main street which was lined with spectators who gave fantastic vocal support to each and every runner.

Alongside the ‘conventional’ 10k there is also a Military Challenge where competitors take on the 10k course while wearing combat clothing, carrying a 35lb Bergen and running in boots. The winner of the challenge Craig Barker broke the course record finishing in a time of 43:48!

Near perfect conditions greeted runners just before the 11am start, a slight cross wind and a temperature of 9 degrees. The runners were led to the starting line by a sole piper. 372 runners completed the race with the winner David Sedgwick of Doncaster AC finishing in 34:31.

8 Harriers took place in the event their times and positions are as follows:

63rd Dave Playforth 44:18
100th Linda Huart 47:55 1st F55
130th Shirley Oglesby 50.08 1st F60
132nd Steve Poulsom 50:13
152nd Tony Goulding 52:04
199th Laura Cropper 55:16
247th Janice Wilcox 58:14
328th Sheila Maddison 65:03

Dave Playforth

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