The first race in the 2017 East Midlands Grand Prix Road Race Series took place at the

Silverstone motor racing circuit and the Rugby & Northampton ladies took victory in both the

Senior and Veteran races over the two lap 10k course.

Leading home the club was Vicky Nealon with a superb time of 38:34 to finish in 3rd

place after a battle with club mate Amy Sarkies who claimed 4th spot, but won the over 35 category with 38:55.

Liz Robinson completed the successful Senior team in 20th position on 43:36.

Along with Sarkies the winning veteran team comprised of Zoe Shepherd ( 21st and 5th F35 ) in 43:39 and,

Judith Rose ( 37th and 5th  F40 ) in 45:51.

In the over 50 competition Helen Jones clinched 3rd place in 46:19.

Matthew Chronicle was the first athlete home for R&N in the Mens race with the 16 year old

recording 35:20, which put him 14th overall and first U20. The event also incorporated the

Northants County 10k Champs where Chronicle took gold in his age group.

Daniel Williams was the next man over the line in 27th on 36:37 and veteran Mike Andrews was

12 seconds behind ( 32nd and 7th M40 ).

Completing the Senior Mens team, which finished 4th, was Vince Carroll on 39:14 ( 15th M45 ).

Just two seconds adrift was Terry Egan who not only claimed 3rd in the M55 category, but also

came away with two County medals. A gold in the individual event and a bronze along with

Chronicle and Carroll for the Mens team.

Dave O’Leary won a silver in the M50 NAA Champs when he was timed at 39:52 and this closed

out the Veteran team that finished 5th on the night.

There were two more County medal winners in the Ladies section with Alison McMurtrie on

48:45 for 3rd in the F40 event and Krasimira Raykova with 53:29 for 2nd F45.


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By ad-bryac / Administrator on May 10, 2017