- Nicky Turvey 38.02 (P.B. by 1 min. 13 secs.)
- Bryan Markham 40.26
- Jon Utley 33.14
- Rachel Nelson 40.28 (P.B. by 56 secs.)
- Gavin Wright 33.02 (P.B. by 33 secs.)
- Steve Jakeman 34.33
- Guy Whitmarsh 35.47 (Vet. 65 Record)
- Simon Powney 32.19 (P.B. by 10 secs.)
- Stacey Morgan 28.18 (P.B. by 20 secs.)
- Gary Gunner 34.23
- Tom Davies 35.02
- Glyn Williams 31.26 (P.B. by 2 secs.)
- Alison Cooke 34.46
- Neil Taylor 35.28
- Simon Norwood 30.14
- Kim Wood 46.21
- Sue Davies 33.58
- Ashley Cooke 34.44
- Tim Benson 38.07 (Debut)
The 3 rd. and final race on the road of the 2009 Handicap Series was held in favourable conditions which was reflected in the setting of 6 P.B.’s.
Sporting a nifty new G.P.S. watch, Nicky stormed across the line in first place and managed to knock a huge 1 min. 13 secs. from her P.B. This suggests that on previous occasions she had got lost and the new watch is a sound investment. Nicky is now re-discovering her form after a lengthy layoff.
Bryan was next over the line and celebrated knocking 18 secs. off his own V.65 record. This may well be the shortest-lived record on the Croft Ambrey books as 46 seconds later Guy (in his first handicap race as a V.65) sliced an enormous 4 mins. 39 secs. from Bryan’s mark. Break that one El Presidente.
Jon completed the top 3 with his best time of the season as he fights his way back to full fitness.
Rachel recorded an impressive improvement on her best time, but the performance of the night (and the winner of the President’s discretionary award) came from Stacey who set his third consecutive P.B. to climb to No. 5 on the list of the all-time fastest runners over the course in its 21 year history. Stacey is in a rich vein of form this year as he sets P.B.’s at every distance he races over. Long may it continue.