St Ives, Cambridgeshire
July 14, 2007
Paolo Natali 33:23
Emma Kreetzer 41:12
Glorious weather greeted competitors at the St Ives’ 10K in Cambridgeshire on July 22.
Runners expecting a fast, flat road race with personal-best potential were a little surprised when the course turned on to the airfield at RAF Wyton, and into a challenging headwind.
This might be the only race in the country where the marshals are armed with machine guns, but they didn’t need them to encourage runners round the tough concrete course.
More than 400 runners completed the well-organised race, but Paolo Natali was home first in 33:23, while Emma Kreetzer was first lady in 41:12.