Published: 05/02/2013 16:47

Uttoxeter Road runner loses out in Xtreme Challenge

Written byATHLETICS REPORTER

UTTOXETER Road Runner Rob Hall battled in vain to defend his title at the Xtreme Challenge at Catton Hall near Burton.

Hall was

The 10k event, consisting of a two-lap circuit made up of steep gradients, deadly declines, man-made obstacles, tunnels, 12ft hay bales and icy water, attracted a field of 200.

And Hall was forced to settle for fifth spot after clocking 39.54. The race was won by Tanausu Castellano in a superb time of 36.58.

Hall said: “I didn’t do too badly as I’ve been off for three months with an injury. The electric fence under the cargo nets was a nice surprise, although I did start to worry when my hands were still green after 45 minutes”

Uttoxeter Road Runners also sent a squad of 10 to the popular Alsager 5 who were leg home by Owen Barron in 31.28.

Catherine Turner was first female Road Runner over the line in 38.15. Other runners to complete the course were: Grahame Cope (34.14); Spike Millican (37.31); Honor Cann (38.16); Keith Goss (39.15); Sue Barron (41.03); Lisa Lancaster (47.33); Kay Swingewood (47.34); Liz Goodwin (49.28); Phil Cooper (53.13)

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