Stamford based runner Aaron Scott made a victorious return to racing after a couple of months away from the circuit, with a confidence boosting win in the Nene Valley 10 at a warm and windy Bretton on Sunday.
Scott, along with Steve Robinson of Peterborough AC set off at a cracking pace dropping the rest of the lead group after the first kilometre. Robinson stayed with the Notts AC man for six miles, but a small gap eventually formed with Scott pulling further away in the last couple of miles to win the race in a time of 53.38.
Although over 4 minutes down on his fastest 10 mile clocking, the England international was upbeat after the race saying “I’m not really in shape after my failed Toronto Marathon a couple of months ago, but it’s nice to be back racing and winning a local race” Scott added.
Steve Robinson stuck to his task well finishing as runner up 33 seconds adrift of Scott.
Joe Turner of Nene Valley Harriers, is enjoying his best form since joining the club from Gateshead Harriers a year ago, and took third place in 55.46, just yards ahead of fourth placed James Mogridge of Yaxley. Josh Reed and Lloyd Kempson of Nene Valley both finished in the top ten earning the team prize for the Harriers.
The ladies race was won by Ramsey Road Runner Lisa Marriott in a PB of 1:05.50 with Sarah Davis-Foxton of Northampton Road Runners second and Fiona Halls of Saffron Striders third.
Host club Nene Valley Harriers made it a winning double taking the ladies team prize.
l Six Rutland Running and Tri Club members competed in the race which was the final event in the Club Championship’ series for 2015.
The women’s title went down to the wire between Becky Musson and Amanda McPherson with both women competing. It was another female club member who was first home for the club however with Lara Kristiansen finishing in an excellent 1:09:16. First home for the men was club president Paul Rogerson in 1:19:46.
Megg Humphrey and Simon Murton were next to finish in 1:35:43 and 1:35:46 respectively, a great result for Megg as this was the first time she had run the 10 mile distance. Michaela Skodova was next for the club with a time of 1:42:06.
The women’s championship was then decided when Amanda crossed the finish line in 1:51:30 claiming the title, followed by Becky who was suffering from a viral infection but bravely struggled on to complete the race in 1:53:52.