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Barrow 10 in 10

The Barrow 10 in 10 Challenge started on Thursday. Anyone contemplating running a single marathon in the current heat wave would find it gruelling let alone to run on consecutive days. This year’s Challenge was particularly notable for Halstead’s Andy Wilmot who, at 74 years of age, completed his 750th marathon on day 2 of the series. He was accompanied by club mates John Warne and Keith Thorogood, his friend of many years. Warne and Wilmot have completed 4 marathons in 4 days so far with Wilmot aiming to do the whole 10 in 10. Their times were:

Day 1 The Circle route 5:07 (Warne) 5:07 (Wilmot)
Day 2 Kirtling route 5:07 (Warne) 5:18 (Wilmot) 6:01 (Thorogood)
Day 3 Clover route 5:03 (Warne) 4:48 (Wilmot)
Day 4 Wickhambrook route 5:38 (Warne) 5:10 (Wilmot)

On Sunday there was the Stort 5 and 10 races.

[one_half last=”no”]In the 5 mile results were:

Mick Purkiss 52:20
Lisa Clark 53:54
Sheila Purkiss 62:07

[/one_half][one_half last=”yes”]In the 10 mile:

Trevor Sibley 1:25
Sam Hillyard 1:35


Nicole Smith did the Springfield Striders Friday 5 race in 43:30. This race has a popular prize giving with nearly every runner coming away with something whether that’s a bottle of wine or a toilet brush!

Photos attached of Andy Wilmot about to finish his 750th marathon and with club mates (L-R) John Warne and Keith Thorogood.