November 18, 2007
Williard Chinhanhu 51:37
Amy Chalk 58:33
No. of Finishers
The usually great scenery on offer at the Wimborne 10 didn’t look quite so good when viewed through sheets of driving rain at this year’s 10th running of the race.
The wet and windy conditions prompted some runners to layer up against the elements, while a few hardy types simply donned their usual vest and shorts to tackle the single-lap loop.
But the high hedges of the country lanes went some way to protect runners from the strong winds, and provided a colourful autumn backdrop despite the rain.
The undulating course had definite PB potential, perhaps because runners were tempted up the final hill by the promise of tea and cakes at the finish.
The organisers also offered good parking and changing facilities, as well as hot showers afterwards, and a long-sleeved T-shirt for every finisher.
The inclement weather didn’t prevent fast times either: both the men’s and women’s course records were broken. Williard Chinhanhu took four seconds off the men’s record, while Amy Chalk took more than two minutes off the women’s record, which had stood since the first race in 1998.