Records Tumble At New Year's 10k

PUBLISHED: 11:38 05 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:11 04 May 2010

The runners spring off at the start line

The runners spring off at the start line

RECORDS tumbled at the annual New Year s Eve 10k road race held last week as more than 500 runners defied the conditions to compete. Despite temperatures plummeting to as low as -1, many of the competitors were able to complete the course in impressive ti

RECORDS tumbled at the annual New Year's Eve 10k road race held last week as more than 500 runners defied the conditions to compete.

Despite temperatures plummeting to as low as -1, many of the competitors were able to complete the course in impressive times with three runners going under previous record times.

First home overall was Will Clarke of Cambridge Triathlon Club who came home in a new course record time of 30m 5secs. Second home was Matt Gunby of Woodford Green who crossed the line in 30m 46secs, a full 12 seconds inside the previous record.

First female home was Felicity Milton of Woodford Green AC who collected her second win in three years together with a new course record time of 34m 20secs, 15 seconds inside the previous best time.

Race organiser John Turner, said: "It was a very exciting event this year, we had good times from a lot of our competitors and records fell in both the men's and ladies' races.

"We were worried for a while that the weather may have made conditions difficult for the runners but we were very lucky and the frost and ice didn't arrive."

The highly regarded 10 kilometre race across the roads of Little Downham and Pymoor brought more than 500 runners to the start line on December 31, including five runners who were more than 70-years-old.

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