Father and son enjoy a family win double in Oundle road races and a 75 year-old smashes a club record
A father and son delivered a double family celebration at the Oundle 5 & 10k road race events.
In-form Peterborough Nene Valley ace Alex Gibb took the 10k honours with a time of 32:06 and his dad Steve Gibb won his age group in the 5km race.
Alex Gibb crossed the line ahead of Oundle based athlete Samuel Jinks, who clocked 32:30. Bushfield’s Martin Gichuhi took fourth spot in 34:53 with 55 year-old Helpston Harrier Jim Morris posting 36:50 for eighth position.
Kayleigh Draper led a strong Yaxley contingent, finishing second lady in 40:21 with Darren Maddison and Mike Halcomb who clocked 40.53 and 41.10 respectively hot on her heels. Becky Witton of Bushfield ran a big personal best (PB) finishing as second over 45 lady in 44.53.
Kai Chilvers made it a Peterborough Nene Valley double by winning the 5k in 16.44. Eye’s Wayne Bradley finished third in a new PB of 17.50. Yaxley’s Hugh Burton placed ninth in 20:51.
Peterborough Nene Valley’s Emma Hankin finished as second lady in 19:29.
It was then a battle of the old stagers, with Barry Warne of Peterborough Nene Valley finishing as first over 60 in 21.23. Eric Winstone of Bushfield was first over 65 with 22:23, and Eye Community Runner Roy Young was second over 60, three seconds behind Winstone.
Steve Gibb of Werrington Joggers took the over 55 honours with a finishing time of 22.35. Fellow Werrington Jogger Jim Fell finished first over 70 in 24:42 smashing the club over 75 record by almost five minutes and Bushfield’s Bryan Smale celebrated his 80th birthday by winning his age group in 31:27.
Fell is on a mission to break all the Werrington Joggers over 75 records after reaching that age in January. He recently competed St Albans 10k, finishing first in the over 70 age group in a time of 51:59, and in the process, beating George Prodrick’s club record of 58:32 by an astounding 6:33 minutes.