THE latest event for Ivanhoe Runners was the very challenging Charnwood hills race on Sunday, writes RUTH GREEN.
With 14 miles and 1,200ft of ascent over Bradgate, Broombriggs and Beacon Hill Country Parks, the recent wet weather turned it into a brutally tough race.
Despite the conditions underfoot, an eight strong team of Ivanhoe men completed the race and, thanks to the lovely sunshine and support of their club mates, even managed to enjoy themselves in the process.
First home for the club yet again was Ramzi Sidani with an excellent run bringing him home in 28th place (the same position as he finished in last year’s race) in 1hr 49mins 04secs.
Martin Yeomans was next with another strong run, 103rd in 2:03:43 ahead of Andy Jeyes, 129th overall and second Vet 60 (2:09:02).
Tim Sturla (pictured right) had a decent run, coming 200th (2:18:18) and finishing ahead of Ian Kirk, 230th in 2:21:44, with Roger Beaven and Alan Edwards close behind finishing in 242nd (2:24:27) and 244th (2:24:42).
Andy Pawley had a very good run, finishing in a pleasing time of 2:30:14 (271st) to complete the Ivanhoe team.