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  • VAC 5km Open Masters Road Race, Wimbledon Park,  11 April 2021 13-04-21

VAC 5km Open Masters Road Race, Wimbledon Park, 11 April 2021 

Start of Wave Five

Andy Bond, Race Winner                                                          
Hayley Cargill, 1st Woman

Bea Lafreniere, 1st W40                                                      
Pete Crockford (369), 2nd M60

Tony Patterson                                                                                          
John Foss

Donna Richards                                                              
Marion Raynor

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VAC’s Open Masters race was part of a programme of 5km races arranged by Hercules Wimbledon AC. The event had been postponed from 20 December and took place under Covid-19 conditions with runners set off in six waves, one minute apart, starting from the Wimbledon Park athletics track and climbing the long hill up Church Road towards Wimbledon village before re-entering the park and returning on traffic-free paths.

For many VAC members, it was a welcome return to racing and an opportunity to greet friends warmly after a year’s absence. Over 50 members took part, benefitting from free entry, and undeterred by the near-freezing temperatures early in the day.

Andy Bond (M45) of Dulwich Runners and VAC was a clear winner in a time of 16:39, followed by VAC members, Ben Paviour (M45, Herne Hill Harriers) in 17:15 and Robin Jones (also M45 and HHH) close behind in 17:18.

For the women, VAC members also secured the top three positions. Hayley Cargill (W35, Walton AC) was easily the fastest with a time of 19:03. Next was Isobel Rea (W45, West 4 Harriers) in a time of 19:54, closely followed by Helen Pool (W45, Reading Roadrunners) in 19:56.

Other VAC members were first in their age categories: Gary Ironmonger (M55), Bea Lafreniere (W40), Anna Critchlow (W50), Peter Hall (M60), David Pitt (M65), Lucy Woolhouse (W55), Gina Coulson (W60), David Hines (M70), Maggie Statham-Berry (W65), Marion Raynor (W70) and Penny Elliott (W75).

Here are the Results of the Masters Open 5km Road Race.