Another week: another Championship road race across the county boundary. This time it was the first of Chepstow Harrier’s Rose Inn series. This 4 mile race cover just over 2 circuits in the village of Redwick, just outside of Newport. Being close to the river, the course is often breezy, particularly along the return mile, as it was on this occasion. That said, it wasn’t too hot nor raining.
There was a large turnout of over 200 runners including 26 from Forest of Dean AC.
The race was won by Huw Evans of Les Croupiers in 21.06, and first lady was Emma Wookey of Lliswerry Runners in 22.46. First Forrester was Jack Fleet, 34th in 24.10 followed by his father Leyton 24.14. First FODAC lady was Sherryl Hall 27.07.
Other results: Marcus Bennetto 24.34; John Russell 24.35; Daren Smith 25.21; Richard Powles 25.33; Mark Channer 26.19; Walter Leach 26.57; Alan Robertson 27.07; Rob Freeman 27.08; Jim Storrar and Chris Moore 27.33; Brian Francis 28.48; Sue Shergold 29.14; Margaret Powles 30.19; Roger Morgan 31.42; David Jenkins 31.49; Roy King 31.50; Ian James 31.57; Rachel Nash 32.04; Darren Creed 33.18; Graham Bennetto 33.22; Claire Morgan 33.53; Vanessa Pegler 34.57 and Bev James 38.17.