Tough climb and tough conditions, but Tadworth coming shining through

First published in Athletics

By Stephen Robinson

Tadworth AC runners joined a field of 200 for the gruelling Box Hill
Fell race.

The test of strength and stamina included a climb of 1,700 feet over a seven and a half mile snow-covered course.

First home for the club was Peter Mills, 15th in one hour, one minute, 37 seconds. 

Veteran runner Geoff Newton was next, 83rd in 1.12:56, winning the men’s over-60 class, and Dave Fisher was 99th in 1.15:28.

Hazel Imeson finished 137th in 1.23:46, taking second place in the women’s over-50 class.  The Tadworth team (four-to-score) finished 11th overall.

Elsewhere, the Nonsuch parkrun was won by Neil Wellard of Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers in 19 minutes, six seconds. Chris Coles (19:24) of Wimbledon Windmillers was third.

The first woman home was Mary James of Collingwood AC in 21:40. Ceara Joyce (25:15) of Epsom Oddballs was seventh.

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