The 2013 Oldbury Power Station 10 will be held on 29th September 2013 – put it in your diary now.
2012 Race Report
Having woken to early rain, all were pleased to see the day brightening, and the race was run in dry if somewhat windy conditions. The reintroduction of entries on the day (thank you Oldbury/Magnox for allowing this) meant a busy reception desk, and almost 200 starters.
Michael Johnson (Bristol & West) was favourite to win for the third year in succession, and did not disappoint, finishing in 53:03.8, over 3 minutes ahead of Team Bath AC’s David Coales, (56:39.78) with Bitton RR’s Mike Blackmore 3rd in 56:57.359.
Jenny Jagger (B&W) took the Ladies prize, coming 9th overall in 1:01:39.607 with Jessie Sanzo of Frenchay second and 14th overall in1:02:43.945 closely followed by Stroud’s Gwen Kinsey 15th overall in 1:02:50.217.
First Thornbury runner was Jim Godden, running a pb of 1:02:57.365 to put him in 17th place and 3rd MV50.
For full results see here
Men – 50min.19sec Martin Johnson, Cardiff AC (2010)
Women – 57min.09sec Kim Fawke, Telford AC (2008)
MV40 – 52.43 Keith Brackstone, Bristol & West AC (1994)
MV45 – 53.59 Phil Parry, Bristol & West AC (2008)
MV50 – 54.27 Nick Rose, Bristol & West AC (2004)
MV55 – 58.35 Harry Clayton, Bristol & West AC (1992)
MV60 – 61.00 Martin Ford, Cheltenham Harriers (2003)
MV65 – 64.34 Martin Ford, Cheltenham Harriers (2010)
MV70 – 74.31 Pat Slavin, Bitton RR (2010)
MV75 – 79.54 Walter McCaskey, Edinburgh Athletic (2010)
MV80 – 84.57 William Davies, Winchester and Dist AC (2010)
FV35 – 61.19 Marjorie McDonald, Westbury Harriers (1991)
FV40 – 61.02 Lorna Dunn, Cheltenham Harriers (1998)
FV45 – 61.51 Sian Monahan, Bristol & West AC (2005)
FV50 – 63.37 Zina Marchant, City of Bath AC (2001)
FV55 – 73.59 Zina Marchant, Team Bath ((2008)
FV60 – 73.51 Myfanwy Loudon, Newport Harriers (1994)
FV65 – 84.57 Sandra Pool, Holme Pierrepoint (2010)
Race Report 2011
Unlike 2010, runners on 2nd October 2011 had to contend with Indian Summer conditions, which may have been one of the reasons why we saw no new course records.
Michael Johnson, now running for Bristol & West, held on to the trophy in a time of 53:21, chased all the way by team mate Steven McGuigan finishing in 53:50. David Coales of Bath AC was first veteran in third place overall in 56:04
In the women’s race, Sophie Voller of Westbury Harriers took the prize in 63:08 followed by Stroud’s Gwen Kinsey in 65:54 and Vicky Tester (Westbury) in 66:08. Lynette Porter of Bitton kept in front of club mate Helen Hinsley to be first veteran in 68:21.
In the team prizes, Bitton’s Mike Blackmore (4th), Matt Langdon (6th), Wayne Ellis(12th) and Robert Kingdon (25th) easily beat Pontypridd Roadents, though the Welsh runners gave the Thornbury (Welsh!) commentator plenty of scope for comment on their country’s rugby success.
It was no surprise that Westbury took the Ladies Team prize, with Sophie and Vicky joined by Elizabeth Smith, also finishing in under 67 minutes. Second team was Bitton with Lynette and Helen followed by another veteran, Janet Brown.
As before, the race incorporated the Avon Championships for which the results are available here along with the full Category prize list.
2010 Race photos HERE
2009 Race photos here