8 Sep

Weald 10k Report

Race start at the 2010 Weald St George's 10k

Set in the quintessentially English backdrop of the Kent countryside, the annual Weald St George's 10k took place on Sunday. Over 350 runners were attracted to the scenic race which begins at the village green and winds it way around Weald's undulating lanes and pathways.

As is the pre-race tradition, the church of St George's held its Sunday service on the green, with runners and their supporters allowed to drop in and out of the service as they so wished before lining up at the start.

When the race got underway Crispian Bloomfield of Billericay Striders was quickly ahead of the flock and was eventually a comfortable winner, breaking the tape in 33:36. John Kettle of Herne Hill Harriers was second in 35:06, with last year's runner-up David Ives of Sevenoaks third in 35:17.

Amongst the fairer sex, 2009's leading lady Tina Oldershaw of Paddock Wood AC triumphed again in 38:07. Next up was Sally Musson of Tonbridge AC in 40:59 and Emily Gelder of Dulwich Runners AC in 41:27. There were 367 finishers in the 10k, with a further 131 taking part in the 10k fun run.